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Volkswagen Ranges

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  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake (2020 onwards) Review

    Estate version of the Arteon sacrifices some practicality for style

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £37,330 - £53,270
    PROS
    • Strong engines
    • Absolutely brilliant on the motorway
    • Comfortable high-speed ride
    CONS
    • If you want practical, buy a Passat
    • It doesn't feel as special as some premium rivals
    • Fiddly touch-sensitive controls
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  • Volkswagen Caddy California (2021 onwards) Review

    VW’s third California campervan model is its smallest and cheapest yet

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £29,915 - £36,838
    PROS
    • By far the most affordable California campervan
    • Five proper seats mean it’s family friendly
    • Smaller size makes it nimble and versatile
    CONS
    • Only sleeps two inside (there’s a tent add-on if required)
    • Kitchenette is basic and outdoors, no lounge space
    • Latest VW infotainment systems are annoying
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  • Volkswagen California (2015 onwards) Review

    Iconic camper is pricey but brilliant - and now updated with a major facelift

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £57,411 - £76,119
    PROS
    • Stunning piece of product design
    • 2019 facelift improves practicality and safety
    • Sleeps four people in style
    • Comfortable and easy to drive
    • Lots of clever packaging and storage
    CONS
    • Not cheap – but still good value
    • Unsurprisingly not that nimble to drive
    • Not every model gets a kitchen
    • Top sleeping area may be tricky to access
    • Limited engine range
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  • Volkswagen Caravelle (2015 onwards) Review

    Loads of space, surprising grace and now even more tech

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £51,639 - £63,957
    PROS
    • Blends spaciousness, practicality and versatility
    • Surprisingly refined and comfy to drive
    • Van-based underpinnings should last well
    CONS
    • Expensive, but feels very plush
    • Its height can limit where you can park
    • No disguising the van-like styling
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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 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.