The iconic VW Beetle, star of the Disney ‘Herbie’ films and synonymous with Volkswagen for over 60 years, is coming to the end of it’s life as VW announce production of it’s 1990 re-model in it’s Mexican factory will cease. The classic Beetle design has been in decline over the years due to the change in attitude for more SUVs by buyers in the US, meaning the final nail in the coffin for the VW’s life.
From the 20th May 2018, new MOT rules will apply. From now on there will be stricter rules on diesel emissions as well as additional defect categories which could see your vehicle fail it’s MOT. Read our article to find out more on what is being changed. Read more!
We’re all busy these days and the last thing on your mind would be to update your UK driving licence with the DVLA. But forgetting to do so could land you with a major fine. We’ll quickly run through the main reasons why you may need to update your driving licence and avoid a £1,000 fine in the future.
You may have heard in the UK news over the last fortnight the government’s decision to ban the sales of new diesel and petrol cars by the year 2040 and wondered what it really means. We’ll have a look at the facts and the predictions for the future of car driving by the time we reach 2040. Read more!
Rumours are flying across the internet that VW will be introducing a new electric SUV – likely to be called Volkswagen I.D. Crozz. We look into all the speculation on the new model and details on what to expect to be revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month.
Reports have signalled that diesel car sales have slowed significantly in January 2017. In comparison, electric and ‘alternatively-fulled vehicles’ jumped in sales by almost 20% compared with the same time last year. This is a major change in the way we buy cars. Could it be a sign that the European fascination with diesel fuelled cars is coming to an end thanks to the emissions scandal?
You may remember in 2015 the VW emission scandal and heard how it not only affected the Volkswagen Group but also customers who purchased cars during the period of investigation. Our original article on the subject can be read here but we thought we’d write a follow-up article to help you understand the new details and how to claim compensation in the UK. Read more!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve expanded our services at MCM garage and launched our new MOT centre called MCMOT. Over the last few months our customers may have noticed us building an extension to the side of the current MCM Garage. This now houses our MOT station which means we can offer MOTs to all of our customers as well as the servicing and repairs we’ve become renowned for.
There has been plenty of news related to Volkswagen and it’s diesel emissions scandal over the last few weeks. As a consumer who may have purchased a VW in recent months we thought we’d create an article on how it may affect your own car you’ve bought. Just to be clear, we are writing this information in an unbiased manner (despite being an independent VW & Audi specialist) and are not affiliated with VW or any government authorities on the matter.
The Gadget Show Live (NEC in Birmingham, 9th to 13th April 2014) will showcase the new Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid for the first time in the UK (10th April 2014), after it’s world debut in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The hybrid petrol/electric car has all of the strengths of a GTI but with low emissions. The car has two engines. One engine is a 1.4 litre 150 PS TSI DI petrol. The other is a 102 PS / 100bhp electric motor . Combined, these engines produce 350 Nm (258 lbs ft) torque and 204 PS. This means it’s fairly fast going from 0-62 mph in just 7.6 seconds. Maximum speed is 138 mph and you can even stretch the fuel economy up to an attractive 188 mpg. Read more!