Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest car manufacturers and has been a prominent fixture of the UK car industry for decades, with models like the iconic Beetle and ever-present Golf and Polo always popular.
Volkswagen is characterised as a volume car manufacturer of predominantly high-quality – if slightly dull – family cars. And VW always has the lingering impression of making slightly better cars than other volume car-makers. A neat trick, whether it’s true or not.
The extended Volkswagen group includes half a dozen car-makers and VW is something of a microcosm of that extended group: it makes cars as small as the all-new Up! city car; cars as massive as the awesome Touareg 4x4; and cars as expensive as the luxury Phaeton saloon.
There are also hot hatch version of the Golf and its cooler cousin, the Scirocco; a range of MPVs and a couple of drop-tops into the bargain – not to mention its range of vans and commercial vehicles. Volkswagen makes everything, and it makes everything well.
Volkswagen has even invested its money in electric and hybrid technology for use in its future models.
The Golf small family car and Polo supermini are the core of Volkswagen’s offering in the UK. Both boast strong Volkswagen ratings in terms of safety – and new Volkswagen reviews focus on the models’ all-round strength, despite what are generally higher list prices than competitors.
However, Volkswagen sells an enormous range of cars in the UK, from the Up! to the Phaeton.
High Volkswagen ratings and strong Volkswagen reviews focus on strong build quality, a wide-ranging and frugal engine line-up and strong driving dynamics.
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