Herbie revisited: how VW’s Beetle got the Disney treatment.

Here’s a possible round for Family Fortunes (or maybe they’ve already done it). We asked 100 people to name a famous car in a film or TV series. What would be the top answer? The Batmobile, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T., Steven King’s Christine? We reckon it could well be Herbie, the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle… read more

The rise and rise of VW Group

Just recently, we’ve covered a lot of positive business news for VW Group. There was the Frankfurt Motor Show, where chairman Matthias Müller set out a stunningly confident vision for future investment in electric vehicles.  Then there was Skoda’s barnstorming performance, which is causing some sibling rivalry with VW. Now there’s yet more evidence that… read more

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Skoda’s success causes VW Group rethink

The Kodiaq is yet another success for Skoda. A few months back, we blogged about Skoda’s record-breaking year, with the company posting a 7.6% increase on 2015. In fact, according to a recent article in Reuters, “Skoda’s operating profit more than doubled over three years to 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2016.” According to… read more