The rise and rise of VW Group

Just recently, we’ve covered a lot of positive business news for VW Group. There was the Frankfurt Motor Show, where chairman Matthias Müller set out a stunningly confident vision for future investment in electric vehicles.  Then there was Skoda’s barnstorming performance, which is causing some sibling rivalry with VW. Now there’s yet more evidence that… read more

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Skoda’s success causes VW Group rethink

The Kodiaq is yet another success for Skoda. A few months back, we blogged about Skoda’s record-breaking year, with the company posting a 7.6% increase on 2015. In fact, according to a recent article in Reuters, “Skoda’s operating profit more than doubled over three years to 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2016.” According to… read more

VW Group at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

The recent 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is always quite a spectacle, and this year proved to be no exception. It’s one of the premier events in the motoring calendar, and it so happens it’s just an autobahn trip from VW headquarters in Wolfsburg. It was inevitable, therefore, that the Volkswagen Group would have plenty to… read more

Stupendous windscreen notes that were left for selfish parkers

There’s nothing like selfish parking to bring out the devil in us. Boxing us in. Taking up two parking spaces. Parking in our spot. That nameless, faceless jerk has inconvenienced us, and we want to make him (or her) pay for it. Enter the windscreen note, the perfect passive-aggressive response. Now admittedly, 99% of windscreen… read more

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Our easy tips for safer driving

No one sets out in their car thinking that today, on this particular journey, they will be involved in an accident. Car accidents always happen to someone else. Until they don’t, and it’s you. Now, we’re not trying to make anyone paranoid about the dangers of driving. After all, the UK is one of the… read more

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VW Group Summer news round-up

There has been plenty happening at our favourite giant automotive group recently. For your delectation, we’ve picked three that caught our eye. Now Volkswagen bring you safer jam Ah, the holiday traffic jam. With your ETA out of the window, kids getting restless and only the brake lights of the car in front to look… read more

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Volkswagen’s vision of the future

We’ve seen the future, and it’s toaster-shaped. At least, that’s what the Volkswagen Sedric concept car looks like to some. But the unfamiliar shape only hints at its revolutionary nature — because the Sedric is Volkswagen’s vision of a fully autonomous car. Wave goodbye to car ownership? Like the idea or loathe it, self-driving cars… read more

Does your car really say anything about you?

There is a global surplus of people willing to judge you according to what you drive. We’re not so sure anyone should be listening. Apparently, all our possessions say something about us. Buying avocados means you’re middle-class. Owning a cat is a sign you’re a hipster. Aged forty-plus and own flip-flops? You’ve given up on fashion…. read more

The eight silliest names for car models

In our last blog post, we commented on Skoda’s announcement that their new compact SUV will be  called the Karoq. Cool name, we said, and one that fits in nicely with their Kodiaq model. However, it got us thinking about the business of naming cars, and some of the terrible misfires the industry has had… read more

Paris deal on climate? SEAT are going green of their own accord.

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump announced that the USA would be withdrawing from the Paris Accord — the international agreement to take action on climate change that’s been signed by 195 countries. The move met with widespread condemnation, particularly in Europe. But many experts are now suggesting that The Donald’s decision might not be… read more