After many months until the software operating system for the ID.3 was finally released, the electrified successor to the Golf is already part of everyday street life in 2021. In our long-distance test, it sets a few standards by which the competition in the compact class can orient itself. A look at the references for ID.3.
The sting of the fading diesel scandal seems to be driving the motivation for new, ambitious, climate-friendly projects at Volkswagen. Under the slogan 'Way to Zero', VW has visualized its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. At least on the balance sheet, Volkswagen wants to be climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest. The goal that was already propagated in 2018 of reducing CO2030 emissions per vehicle in Europe by 2% by 30 has now been recalibrated and set at 40%. The enormous demand for the ID family can arguably be seen as the main cause of these improvements. Quo vadis Volkswagen?
The Passat as a typical station wagon in the luxury class is familiar in everyday life. The current version B8 was given a facelift for the model year. The modifications relate to the body, the engines and new equipment variants. Like its predecessors, the Passat is primarily in demand as a means of transport, field service vehicle and large-format station wagon. The plug-in hybrid has potential for long tours, a test on long journeys shows the wide range of possible uses. The PHEV modes at a glance The GTE ... Continue readingPassat GTE 2020 - a huge number of modes
The exterior of the new generation of the Golf 8 may only have been slightly renewed, but the inner values reveal an interesting driving experience with a completely new technical concept and a digitized cockpit. With the current disruptions in the vehicle market, revolutionary external conditions caused by the global corona pandemic and the resulting changing world of work, the transformed Golf from the last century is currently one of the few constants in the automotive world.