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Volkswagen Ranges

Most popular Volkswagen reviews

  • Volkswagen Arteon Coupe (2017 onwards) Review

    Volkswagen’s new flagship pulls out all the stops to impress

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £0 - £0
    • Glamorous five-door coupe style
    • Loads of space for people and luggage
    • Powerful engines, DSG and 4Motion standard
    • Generous standard equipment
    • Cutting-edge safety equipment
    • UK specification yet to be confirmed
    • Likely to be expensive
    • Can’t match premium rivals’ image
    • Not an especially green choice
    • Could be tricky to sell on
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  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (2013 onwards) Review

    Quite simply the best car in this class

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £17,765 - £34,650
    • Spacious yet compact
    • Efficient range of engines
    • GTI and R provide thrills
    • Luxurious feel
    • Even better post-2017 facelift
    • Expensive to buy
    • Options are pricey
    • Evolutionary styling
    • GTD isn’t a diesel GTI
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  • Volkswagen Up (2012 onwards) Review
    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £9,135 - £25,280
    • Good level of refinement for its size
    • High-quality interior
    • Competitive pricing
    • Little feedback from steering
    • More expensive than Mii and Citigo sister cars
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Volkswagen is one of the undisputed titans of the automotive industry. It’s the best-selling brand in the Volkswagen Group, which also includes Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT and Skoda.

It has one of the most comprehensive ranges of cars, commercial vehicles and dealerships in the UK. The VW stable includes the up!, iconic Beetle, Polo, Golf, Jetta, Passat, Scirocco, Touran, Sharan, Tiguan, Touareg, Phaeton, Caravelle and California motorhome.

Volkswagen can trace its roots right back to 1937. The firm was charged with building an affordable ‘Peoples’ Car’ in an effort to mobilise the masses in Germany. During the Second World War the firm switched to building arms, but switched back to cars after British Major Ivan Hirst took charge on behalf of the British Government after the war ended. 

In 1950 the firm expanded production to two vehicles with the introduction of the incredibly popular Type 2, which became known as the ‘Bully’, or Volkswagen Bus. Fast forward to 1973 and the Passat became the first of the new wave of Volkswagens. A year later the first Golf was built, with the iconic Golf GTi following in 1976.

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