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Celebrating 70 years of SEAT

Seat 600's 60th birthday

SEAT, the car maker that helped democratise mobility in Spain, has undergone a profound transformation since it was founded on 9 May 1950. Production began in 1953 with 925 employees and a rate of 5 cars per day. Fast forward to 2020 and more than 15,000 people work at SEAT in …

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VW Amarok stars in epic new rough guide

A striking green Volkswagen Amarok is the subject of a glossy new 220-page coffee table travel book. From Sweden to Gran Canaria and Ukraine all the way to Portugal, the Amarok Adventure Guide presents 16 off-road routes with varying levels of difficulty. In all, the big pick-up from Volkswagen Commercial …

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Electric car myths exposed in new survey

Volkswagen e-Golf in a car wash

New research has revealed that we have some weird and wonderful misconceptions about electric cars – including a belief they can’t be driven through puddles. One in 20 Brits even believe that electric cars are fundamentally less safe, and nearly one in five reckon an electric car will slow down …

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Tesco to install 2,500 electric charging bays

Volkswagen and Tesco chargepoint partnership

Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point have teamed up to launch the UK’s largest retail electric vehicle charging network. The world’s biggest vehicle manufacturer and the nation’s largest fuel retailer are committing to installing almost 2,500 charging bays across up to 600 Tesco stores over the next three years. Customers will …

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Volkswagen up! GTI review

VW up! GTI

Volkswagen, the company that gave us the first GTI in 1975, has decided to sprinkle some magic dust over its up! city car to create a pint-sized hot hatch… What is it? The up! has been around since 2011 and has spawned near-identical sister models; SEAT’s Mii and Skoda’s Citigo. …

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Milestone for iconic VW California camper van

VW California camper van 100,000 celebration

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the production of the 100,000 California camper van at its Hannover-Limmer site in Germany. The milestone vehicle was a California Ocean (2.0 TSI) with 4MOTION, 7-speed DSG, two-tone Candy White/Starlight Blue Metallic paintwork with matching dark blue pop-up roof sides and awning, cycle rack, navigation …

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Volkswagen passes 150 million vehicle milestone

Volkswagen's 150,000th vehicle

German automotive giant Volkswagen has passed a major production anniversary – its 150 millionth vehicle has left the main plant at Wolfsburg. Perhaps it’s appropriate that the landmark car was a plug-in hybrid VW Golf GTE – a sign of the future for the company. Series production of the Volkswagen brand …

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Revealed: the best new car interiors

Rolls-Royce Ghost interior

New research has found that interior design, quality and comfort are major priorities for motorists when choosing a new car. Comfort and refinement lead the way, with well over half (56%) of those polled stating that a relaxing and quiet driving environment is crucial, according to the What Car? survey. …

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Epic journey for VW camper van fans

From Malaysia to Hannover: Volkswagen fans cover 12,500 miles

Five Volkswagen fans have arrived in Germany after a marathon three-month journey from Malaysia in south-east Asia. Driving three Bullis and one Beetle, they crossed two continents and travelled 12,420 miles before reaching their destination – the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly plant in Hannover. When they arrived, they were greeted …

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Electric Vehicle Experience Centre to open

Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom is to open at centre:mk in Milton Keynes on July 22. Managed by Chargemaster, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric charging points, and funded by Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City scheme, the EVEC has been established to increase the number …

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