Volkswagen Road Tests

The new Amarok pick-up from Volkswagen is now available with a new eight-speed automatic gearbox and a 2.0 BiTDI engine producing 180PS.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012
The design-led Arteon replaces the Volkswagen CC, but is this more than just a Skoda Superb with a posh suit on?
Thu, 08 Jun 2017
The Beetle Cabriolet is a big improvement on its predecessor as it majors on the retro theme with a great interior and some stylish 50s, 60s and 70s special editions.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013
The Passat CC has been revamped and is now simply called the CC as Volkswagen attempts to take it a bit more upmarket.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012
If you want an electric car without standing out from the crowd then the e-Golf is exactly what you're looking for.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014
Following the trend for coupe convertibles, Volkswagen introduces the Eos with a metal folding roof.
Fri, 14 Jul 2006
It's not easy to improve something that's already near perfect, but Volkswagen appeared to have managed it with the Volkswagen Golf
Sat, 07 Feb 2009
Is the latest version of the Volkswagen best-in-class family hatch good enough to keep rivals at bay?
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
The new Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI Evo gets big car performance with city car fuel costs. So should you buy one?
Fri, 03 Feb 2017
The launch of a new Golf is always something of a milestone - this is after all one of the cars that other hatchbacks are judged by.
Thu, 22 Jan 2004
The seventh generation Golf faces more competition than ever but once again it sets the quality benchmark for other hatchbacks and now it's even better to drive.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a 4MOTION four wheel drive version of the Golf with a raised ride height.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015
We drive the most fuel-efficient model in the Golf range - but does the extra economy mean compromise elsewhere?
Tue, 03 Dec 2013
The load carrying version of the Golf offers the same excellent build quality, relaxed driving and high levels of technology as the hatchback.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013
Hot on the heels of the latest Golf GTI, Volkswagen has launched the diesel-powered GTD - but is it a real hot hatch?
Fri, 07 Jun 2013
The unfamiliar ‘E’ part in Volkswagen Golf GTE stands for ‘electric’, but it could just as easily stand for ‘evolutionary’.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014
The revised GTE gets subtle styling updates and new equipment. So does it cut the mustard as a performance focussed hybrid?
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
The Golf GTI is back and this time there's a Performance version with 230PS, uprated brakes and a front limited slip differential.
Mon, 20 May 2013
After almost 20 years, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet is back. But is it good enough to justify the £30,000 price tag?
Tue, 05 Jun 2012
The limited GTI TCR gets more power with 290PS and stands out thanks to new honeycomb decals.
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion TSI is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine and will return an official 65.7mpg and 99g/km of CO2.
Tue, 03 May 2016
Snall MPVs are an ideal choice for many families so why choose the Golf Plus over the competition?
Thu, 16 Jun 2005
The family friendly Golf SV is now something of a niche model, but it still has plenty of appeal.
Fri, 09 May 2014
It may not be as fashionable in the UK as the Golf, so what does the Jetta offer over its hatchback equivalent?
Sat, 25 Feb 2006
Can the latest Passat still cut the mustard as family saloon with a premium feel?
Sat, 28 May 2005
If a full-blown 4x4 seems too big then the off-road version of the Passat Estate with four-wheel drive and raised ground clearance could be the answer.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012
We get behind the wheel of the latest all-wheel drive lifestyle estate from Volkswagen. Is it worth more than £30,000?
Mon, 07 Sep 2015
Along with the Golf GTE, Volkswagen now has a plug-in hybrid version of the Passat - is it the ideal choice for company car drivers?
Fri, 17 Jul 2015
The plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE can now cover 34 miles on a charge. Is it good enough to convert diesel buyers?
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
You wouldn't associate Volkswagen with large luxury cars but the Phaeton is its answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Thu, 15 May 2003
Volkswagen's revised Polo may not look too different from before but the big changes are under the bonnet with a new 1.0-litre engine taken from the Up.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
Volkswagen has fitted the 1.2 TSI engine to the little Polo - does it offer performance and economy?
Tue, 15 Jun 2010
Small cars don't have to be exciting to be successful as the Polo proves. It's been going since 1975 and has carved out a reputation as a well built hatchback.
Fri, 05 Jun 2009
You're looking at the best small hatchback money can buy, if not the most exciting. Classic Volkswagen, then.
Mon, 04 Sep 2017
Volkswagen has made its BlueMotion models cleaner, greener and cheaper to run, with the Polo BlueMotion the best of the bunch.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012
With a bigger 1.8-litre engine and a six-speed manual transmission, has the Polo GTI got what it takes to take on the Fiesta ST?
Wed, 03 Dec 2014
The latest hot Volkswagen Polo blends practicality and comfort with entertaining, easily accessed performance.
Wed, 02 May 2018
The Scirocco names returns and the coupe proves just as fun as the original model.
Wed, 20 Aug 2008
Volkswagen has given the Scirocco a subtle makeover and improved its engine range - is it as good as ever?
Fri, 25 Jul 2014
With crossovers making ground and the new Ford Galaxy just around the corner, Volkswagen has decided to give its grown-up seven-seater a mid-life facelift.
Thu, 18 Jun 2015
The T-Cross is Volkswagen's answer to the likes of the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008.
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
Volkswagen's sensible Tiguan gets new engines and lower running costs and a bigger boot. Will the updates be enough to keep it competitive against its SUV rivals?
Tue, 12 Apr 2016
Volkswagen has given its Tiguan compact SUV an overhaul, with improved engines and styling.
Mon, 05 Sep 2011
Volkswagen's first foray into the compact SUV market is a very successful one with the excellent Tiguan.
Thu, 31 Jan 2008
Volkswagen is joining the big SUV fray with its oddly named Touareg - does it have what it takes?
Tue, 25 Mar 2003
The new Touareg is bigger and wider than before, with a huge chrome grille intended to signify its place at the top of Volkswagen’s model hierarchy.
Mon, 14 May 2018
Volkswagen has brought the Touareg up-to-date with tweaked styling, cleaner engines and new technology.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014
If you don't want a big MPV but need something practical and easy to live with, the Touran fits the bill.
Sat, 22 Nov 2003
This is a small Volkswagen that appeals more to the heart than many of its siblings and stands comparison with the class best.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The little Volkswagen Up gets mid-life updates, with a revamped interior and a new turbocharged 1.0 TSI engine.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016
The Up offers a well thought out and compact package that’s economical, easy to drive and appealing to those downsizing from larger cars.
Sat, 17 Mar 2012
 

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