Volkswagen

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan | new car review

  The Volkswagen Tiguan made its entry into the Middle East market at the 2006 Dubai International Motorshow. Volkswagen’s 14th model series globally, the Tiguan  represents the transfer of the successful Touareg philosophy to the class of the compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), a segment which has grown significantly in…

Volkswagen And Porsche To Merge

Volkswagen And Porsche To Merge

Porsche and Volkswagen have decided to tie the knot. After plenty of speculation about Arab investors and Porsche trying to take over VW, the two companies have decided to merge instead and bring their 10 motoring brands under one automotive manufacturing operation. The two sides, along with the German State…

2009 Volkswagen Golf | road test

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the best-selling cars ever. Since the Mk1 was introduced in 1974 the little hatchback has become Volkswagen’s most popular machine and the third best-selling car in the world. The latest machine, the Mk6, follows the critically acclaimed Mk5, introduced in 2003, which itself followed…

2008 Volkswagen Passat V6 | road test

You might not realise that this new top-of-the-range, mid-size saloon car from Volkswagen is actually a rather exciting prospect, until you drive it! The Passat V6 FSI is like a powerfully-efficient secret agent in full and perfect disguise. On crowded Dubai streets, you might not notice this efficient performer amongst…

2008 Volkswagen Phaeton | road test

The Volkswagen Phaeton is a car for people who don’t drive. ‘How does that work,’ I hear you say. Simple really; the Volkswagen Phaeton is a car for people that get driven, chauffeur-style. This is VW’s answer to the top of the range stretched sedans from the likes of BMW,…

2008 VW Touareg V8 | road test

If you’re anything like me, when you hear the words ‘V’ and ‘8’ said together, you’re eyes will light up, your smile will broaden and there might even be some slight tingling as the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. A powerful V8-engined car is the…

2007 Volkswagen Touareg | road test

FOR Excellent build and refinement, smart executive looks, ride dynamics, technology AGAINST Sluggish take off , few awkwardly placed controls ON THE ROAD Performance (3.5/5) Fair turn of speed but low down acceleration could have been better Ride & handling (3.5/5) Very stable with excellent mannerisms Refinement (4/5) Superb. Very clinical yet…

New Abu Dhabi centre for Audi, Volkswagen

New Abu Dhabi centre for Audi, Volkswagen

Ali & Sons has declared open their new AED100million centre for Audi and Volkswagen in the Capital. Located at the Mussafah Industrial Area in Abu Dhabi, the 34,100 sqm centre features the latest in vehicle diagnostic equipment coupled with state-of-the-art facilities for owners of Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. Speaking at…

Backbone for success

Backbone for success

Audi Volkswagen Middle East (AVME) opened their brand new Joint Parts Centre yesterday at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. The new 10,000sqm Middle East Parts Centre will cater exclusively for Volkswagen and Audi brands in the GCC and is one of the eight planned central depots for the Volkswagen Group…

2007 Volkswagen Jetta | road test

  At a time when dynamics of the car industry are evolving at a frenetic pace – witness the increasing interest in alternative propulsion systems such as diesel, hydrogen and electric, not to forget the shift from larger vehicles to small, more efficient cars – manufacturers in Europe are forging…