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Volkswagen Ranges

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  • Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life (2015 onwards) Review

    The van-based people carrier with VW quality

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £26,011 - £28,621
    PROS
    • Very spacious for seven and luggage
    • Frugal engines with plenty of torque
    • Standard kit covers all the basics
    • Good build quality – for a van
    CONS
    • Bouncy ride
    • Limited choice of trim and engine
    • Not cheap
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  • Volkswagen Caravelle (2015 onwards) Review

    Loads of space, a surprising amount of grace and now even more technology

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £50,361 - £56,301
    PROS
    • Hugely spacious, practical and versatile
    • Surprisingly good to drive
    • Van-based underpinnings should last well
    • Choice of powerful diesel engines
    • Short- and long-wheelbase options
    CONS
    • Not cheap (but worth it)
    • Finding suitable parking can be tricky
    • Not always the most composed ride
    • Less refined than conventional MPVs
    • Thirsty if driven hard
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  • Volkswagen e-Up Hatchback (2014 onwards) Review

    Appealing electric city car now has a longer range

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £23,555 - £23,555
    PROS
    • Genuinely usable electric range
    • Practical, functional interior
    • An absolute doddle to drive
    CONS
    • List price looks expensive
    • Practicality limited by four seats
    • Not the best EV on longer journeys
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  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Volkswagen dials-up the tech for the latest Golf

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £23,300 - £29,905
    PROS
    • Wide range of engines with more to follow
    • High-tech interior with online connectivity
    • Still the best, but the opposition is closing in
    CONS
    • Digital cockpit might put off technophobes
    • Less sophisticated suspension on cheaper cars
    • Some interior plastics feel underwhelming
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  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (2017 onwards) Review

    Accomplished SUV, but its Skoda sibling makes more financial sense

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £32,195 - £46,360
    PROS
    • Good practicality
    • Wide range of engines
    • Doesn’t look like a seven-seat car
    • Nice to drive
    • Excellent standard kit
    CONS
    • Cramped third row of seats
    • Some cheap interior plastics
    • Noisy diesel engines
    • Pricey compared to the Skoda Kodiaq
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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.