Bright Spark

Like most British electric car drivers, I’m mainly a charge at home sort of person and usually stick to my car’s known safe radius of action. In fact, something like eighty to ninety per cent of all electric car charging takes place on owners’ driveways. After all, wouldn’t you mainly fill up at home if […]

Volkswagen opens UK order books for the new Touareg

Volkswagen has opened the order books for its new flagship SUV – the third generation Touareg. Boasting the latest assistance systems, some of them appearing for the first time in a Volkswagen, the Touareg also offers the option of the new Innovision Cockpit which comprises an intuitive digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit that can be fully personalised. 

Disappointed David

Dear Doc Diesel,    I have a Polo Match Edition 1.2 TDI with the EA189 engine and am disappointed by the absence of information on the effects of the 23R7 recall for a software update. To date, I have received three letters from Volkswagen, none of which gave any meaningful information. The website is […]

Volkswagen launches new sixth-generation Polo

Volkswagen is launching a new sixth-generation Polo with an entirely new exterior design, a more spacious interior, a new cockpit layout and TSI (petrol), TGI (natural gas) and TDI (diesel) engines, as well as an array of assistance systems previously only fitted to larger Volkswagen cars

Holy Smoke!

I have a 2005 Volkswagen Touran 1.9 TDI. My problem is that smoke frequently belches from underneath the car, but only when the outside temperature is around three degrees Celsius and the car is idling at traffic lights, or stopped in traffic. This is accompanied by strong diesel fumes, actually inside the car, even with […]

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