In the fall, the US will start selling the initial version of the VW ID.4 electric crossover for $ 37,495 (less than $ 30 thousand after benefits)

Following the launch of electric vehicle production at VW’s Chattanooga factory in Tennessee, USA, German automaker Volkswagen has announced prices for 2023 model year configurations. Already existing versions have risen in price a little, but the new ID.4 Standard configuration... Read more

We digress and dream about a new car: a test drive of the Volkswagen Touareg R – three times the flagship

The idea of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) suddenly became more relevant than ever: in the city – you can drive without fuel, for a long distance – go with confidence. If earlier such cars were bought only for innovation and... Read more

Why the affordable family car is an endangered species

Car makers’ shift to more profitable models amid higher costs, a crippling shortage of parts and the push for electric vehicles is threatening the death of the budget family car.  Volkswagen, the German pioneer of the people’s car, is slashing... Read more

Volkswagen gives up on overtaking Toyota by slashing model range

Volkswagen’s days as one of the world’s biggest car makers are numbered after revealing plans to slash its model range to focus on fewer, more profitable vehicles. The German company has its roots in producing a car that ordinary families... Read more

Ask the expert: Is buying a very low-mileage car a good or bad thing?

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

UK’S rarest cars: 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco Storm Mk1, one of only 50 left on British roads

In 1976 VW unveiled the Scirocco GTI, powered by the same 1,588cc Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injected engine found in its more famous Golf counterpart. Motor Sport raved it was the “nearest thing imaginable to a combination in a small, agile package... Read more

‘Inheriting my grandfather’s 1973 VW Beetle unlocked family memories’

But when, in 2015, I eventually passed my test, it didn’t make sense for me to assume ownership of it. I couldn’t afford any amount of insurance and upkeep and I would be living in London. Also, being 22, I... Read more

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX review: the sporty electric car that might infuriate more than it delights

Then there are the sliders along the bottom of the screen, with which you can adjust the temperature and volume without using the on-screen menus. Fine, except – faintly unbelievably – they aren’t illuminated at night, which makes them next... Read more

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid review: the plug-in hybrid that’s the very definition of average

On the first time of asking, when it was cold, our test car paused dramatically for a second when asked to bring in the petrol engine, as though someone had cut the throttle to 20 per cent, but the rest... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Is it worth me making the balloon payment at the end of my PCP?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Will the warranty cover severe condensation in my daughter’s Volkswagen?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

Olaf Scholz sparks a China crisis for Volkswagen

“Germany had what China needed and wanted when they started industrialisation in the ’80s,” says Hanns-Günther Hilpert, head of Asia research at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. “Germany was quite open with technology, much more than the... Read more

Plug-in car grant and eligibility slashed

The price cap for passenger cars that are eligible for the grant has been reduced from £35,000 to £32,000, with the grant itself reduced from £2,500 to £1,500. Commercial vehicles are also affected, with the large van grant falling from... Read more

The best used family SUV cars for less than £5,000 to buy in 2022

The idea of buying a used Hyundai might not fill everyone with joy, but don’t write the Santa Fe off just because of its badge. This is an attractive SUV that’s not only immensely practical, but also hugely versatile, with... Read more

Five of the best used electric family cars for sale in the UK in 2021

It’s with a caveat that we recommend the early Tesla Model S as a family chariot, because its reliability and quality record is far from exemplary – especially on early cars.  However, we include it here for two compelling reasons:... Read more