Volkswagen announced that they will be updating their logo next year. How it will change is a mystery: the company is remaining tight-lipped. What we know so far is that the badge will look “as good on a smartphone as it does on a car”.
Volkswagen are focusing more on electric vehicles — the brand want to have an electric version of their entire fleet by 2030. We imagine that the new logo is being designed to reflect VW’s electric future. (more…)
Recently, we wrote about Mercedes-Benz and BMW’s foray into the utility vehicle market. In that article, we mentioned the Volkswagen Amarok. We thought Australia’s first prestige ute deserved a little more coverage, so this week, the Volks Affair team look at this reliable, Aussie favourite.
Australia’s ute sales continue to break records. Last year was the second year in a row in which a ute was the most sold car in Australia. Last year, our light commercial vehicle sales grew by over 20%. Utes made up three of the top five vehicles sold, and four of the top ten. Where once utes were rough-and-tumble, workers’ vehicles, the market now exists for prestige, dual-cab utes at once suitable for a 4×4 offroad family holiday, a trip to the office or a hard day’s work on site. Volkswagen’s Amarok is a fine example of this, with sleek design, and comfortable interior, but with a robustness and readiness for rough work and offroad hauls. Since 2010, it has become a favourite of those looking for a little luxury between large loads. Mercedes-Benz is also set to break into Australia’s ute market, with the soon-to-be-released X Class. BMW are also hinting at releasing a prestige ute. This week, we take a look at the X Class, the Amarok, and BMW’s plans for a prestige ute. (more…)
Volkswagen Group’s Electric Future
Volkswagen Automotive Group (Volkswagen AG) aim to have an electric version of every one of their models by 2030. Head of Volkswagen AG, Matthias Mueller, announced the plans in Frankfurt earlier this year. He hopes that by 2025, the company will have 50 purely battery-run, and 30 hybrid, vehicles. (more…)
Volkswagen have announced that they will release the new Golf 7.5 in March next year. This week, the Volks Affair team look at what has changed from the last model and what Australian drivers can expect from the 2018 Volkswagen Golf.
We think of Volkswagen as 100% German cars, but did you know that Australia once made Volkswagens here on our own shores? This week, the Volks Affair team talk you through the forgotten history of the Australian Volkswagen.