AS THERE EVER BEEN a more exciting time for hot hatches? There’s a Leon Cupra with what feels like in excess of 300hp, a four-wheel-drive Focus RS with a drift mode, a turbocharged Civic Type R with a fabulously unnecessary complement of aero add-ons, and, of course, the Renault Sport Megane, recently retired but still … [Read more…]
What it is: VW’s new three-row crossover, challenged with lifting the smoggy skies that have been shrouding the brand since the diesel cheat broke. This Honda Pilot–sized SUV packages seating for six or seven along with ample cargo space. For the time being, the pricier, two-row Touareg will continue to sell alongside the Atlas.
The new Polo features a more dynamic-looking exterior that, VW officials suggest, will help broaden its sales appeal. Redesigned headlights, a more heavily sloping roofline and a more structured rear-end design were among the elements evident in recent sightings of a clay model of the new Polo at Volkswagen’s design base in Germany.
This is how the Volkswagen Golf has consistently stayed as Europe’s no. 1 car for years The Volkswagen Golf has been Europe’s favorite car for the last eight years. Going further back, it has been shown that ever since the car debuted in 1974, the Golf has steadily endeared itself to the European car-buying public. … [Read more…]
Volkswagen is planning a squeaky clean future.. luckily Honda still knows how to make them mean Well, it hardly takes a professor of automotive semiotics to decipher what’s going on here. The signs are clear. There’s something of the night about the Honda. Wearing brushed-black paint, it gesticulates with razor-edged aerodynamic aids and shouts with … [Read more…]
VOLKSWAGEN’S Tiguan SUV is set to become more of a rival for the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Nissan X-Trail when a seven-seat version arrives next summer. It’s called the Tiguan Allspace, and we’ll see it first when it gets its world debut at next month’s Detroit Motor Show, but Auto Express was able to … [Read more…]
THE Arteon is the car that VW says encapsulates its new, more emotional approach to its design, and product development boss Dr Franck Welsch is clearly excited by it. “Did you see how the new front looked when the car is in your rear-view mirror?” he asked. “It’s got much more purpose with the wider … [Read more…]