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Volkswagen introduces Golf GTI derivative with enhanced performance

Volkswagen introduces Golf GTI derivative with enhanced performance

More power. The Golf GTI Performance Pack delivers 169 kW (7 more kW than the standard Golf GTI). It is also powered by a two-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine (TSI) used in the Golf GTI with 162 kW of power. Both derivatives have similar torque of 350 Newton Meters. The top speed is 248 km/h […]

Seven Road Safety Tips for the Long Weekend – Stay Safe!

Seven Road Safety Tips for the Long Weekend – Stay Safe!

South Africa– The Easter long weekend is traditionally one of those times when South African families from across the country pack up their cars, bakkies, buses and caravans, and hit the long road. It’s also a particularly treacherous time for those on the roads – the Easter holiday is notorious for the high fatality rate […]

VWSA-DAAD International Chair in Automotive Engineering continues successful growth

VWSA-DAAD International Chair in Automotive Engineering continues successful growth

The VWSA-DAAD International Chair in Automotive Engineering at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will continue enhancing automotive engineering following the extension of the joint agreement for a further two years. Established in 2007 through a collaborative partnership between Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), […]

Volkswagen and Barons join the Unogwaja journey

Volkswagen and Barons join the Unogwaja journey

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and one of its dealer franchises, Barons Volkswagen (Division of Barloworld Group) will provide six support vehicles – four Amarok Double Cabs, a Transporter Crew Bus and Transporter Panel Van – for the 2015 Unogwaja Challenge. The Unogwaja Challenge, now entering its fifth year, will start on 21May 2015 in Cape Town […]

Volkswagen up! – Take up and Move up

Volkswagen up! – Take up and Move up

Volkswagen is launching a small car that is full of charisma with great potential to become the leader of A00 segment. The award winning up! will be introduced below Volkswagen Polo Vivo and Polo, which have been the top two best-selling passenger models in South Africa since 2010. With its pure design, maximum space on […]

WRC 2015 – Extreme conditions call for a strong oil

WRC 2015 – Extreme conditions call for a strong oil

Asphalt, gravel, snow and ice: no discipline in international motorsport features as wide a variety of different track surfaces as the World Rally Championship (WRC). It is also characterised by its diverse climatic conditions ranging from freezing temperatures to sweltering heat. Two teams – Volkswagen Motorsport and M-Sport – will once again place their trust […]

Amarok Double Cab Automatic now available in 4×2

Amarok Double Cab Automatic now available in 4×2

The Amarok Double Cab has revolutionised the local 1-tonne bakkie market since its introduction in September 2010. One of the innovative technologies that Amarok introduced into the local bakkie segment was the 8-speed automatic transmission in January 2013. Until now, this popular derivative was only available with a permanent four-wheel drive system. Customers can now […]

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