Tag: Volkswagen

All-new VW Beetle

Reading Time: 6 minutes CLICK HERE FOR FIRST DRIVING IMPRESSIONS! It took 50 years to go from the first generation of the VW Beetle to the second one, but it’s taken 37 less years for the third generation to make its appearance. More significantly, while the second generation was launched in Detroit and revived Volkswagen’s […]

The Original Volkswagen Beetle

Reading Time: 8 minutes On January 17, 1934, the German Reich government received a design proposal for a people’s car, a “Volkswagen” (German for ‘workers wagon’), from an engineer by the name of Dr Ferdinand Porsche. It appeared feasible and shortly thereafter, Dr Porsche received a contract from the German motor industry association (RDA) […]

All-new VW Beetle global launch on 18/4

All-new VW Beetle global launch on 18/4

Reading Time: 4 minutes The original Volkswagen Beetle, an automotive icon, was among the few cars which were produced in the same form for decades. Though its much more modern successor was introduced in 1998, the original version continued to be produced in Mexico up till 2003 which means the design was in production […]

VW Microbus for the 21st century

VW Microbus for the 21st century

Reading Time: 5 minutes Its internal codename was ‘T1’ for ‘Transporter 1’ but German buyers called it the ‘Bulli’ while American referred to it as a ‘Microbus’. When it appeared over 60 years ago, it was arguably the world’s first van and though the designers had intended it to be utilitarian – even the […]

More awards for VW in Malaysia

More awards for VW in Malaysia

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s no doubt that Volkswagen’s line-up in Malaysia comprises very desirable models and this has been validated by the string of awards VW Group Malaysia has been collecting. Recently, five of its models scored leading positions in the Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Award 2010. The VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI and […]

All-new VW Golf Cabriolet

All-new VW Golf Cabriolet

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the 1970s, ‘topless’ cars disappeared from the scene for a while as tougher safety regulations made it impossible for designs of that period to pass crash and roll-over tests. The technology then did not have anything that could provide adequate protection for the occupants if the car rolled upside […]

VW Touareg 3.6 FSI

VW Touareg 3.6 FSI

Reading Time: 9 minutes Volkswagen was somewhat slow to join the SUV party, introducing the Touareg only in 2002, well after many other carmakers. It’s never been clear why it didn’t develop a model earlier; after all, as far back as the mid-1980s, it already had a 4-wheel drive system called Syncro which was […]

217% increase in VW sales last year

217% increase in VW sales last year

Reading Time: 3 minutes Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) reported a record sales performance for its Volkswagen passenger cars which totalled 2,810 units in 2010, a big 217% increase from the 885 units sold the previous year. It was the highest volume the VW subsidiary has sold since beginning retail operations in 2007. To date, […]

New Caddy range extended for 2011

New Caddy range extended for 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE NEW Caddy range is now more versatile than ever as the order books for the passenger-carrying Caddy Life and Caddy Maxi kombi have opened at Volkswagen Van Centres across the UK. Both new models are fitted with an efficient 1.6-litre TDI engine which produces 102 horsepower, mated to a […]

Green light for local assembly of VW

Reading Time: 5 minutes VW Passat (above) will be first model assembled, followed by the all-new Jetta (below) It’s been a long journey for Volkswagen to get its cars assembled in Malaysia. Having made a strategic decision to become more active in the ASEAN region by engaging in local production, the German carmaker had […]