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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi is taking you to Ingolstadt. Sorta. A new tour has been added to its Audi.stream website that will allow you to use your phone, tablet, or PC to take a virtual tour to explore the brand’s design process. The streams aren’t just janky, Google Earth tours either. You get a real live tour...
  2. The Audi Lounge
    It's mid-cycle refresh time for the RS 5 in Sportback and Coupe forms, which means they get styling updates like the other 5's as well as a new infotainment system. The big styling change is making the big Audi singleframe grille even bigger, with vents underneath that give the updated RS5s a...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    For the next generation of Volkswagen's Tiguan, the automaker's planning on going a little more out there on styling. Which means we could see a much more stylish CUV for the company's bestselling nameplate. Auto Express says that VW design boss Klaus Bischoff was told to be more radical with...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is really, really, very proud of the way the new Arteon looks. They’ve handed it over to professional photographers, placed it next to human models, and talked about its looks ad nauseam. But the brand is clearly sick of trying to convince uneducated swine. In a move that it’s hard...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    This week Audi released a new version of its R8 LM GT3 race car. The Evo takes advantage of a new set of rules for the series, revising the aerodynamics and cooling, the new car manages air much better than the old one and also will allegedly be more reliable. This new model also shows a new...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Porsche has grown rather chummy with the video game community of late. In 2017, the automaker used North America’s largest gaming expo as a platform for  the debut of the 911 GT2 RS . You can attribute that to a relatively recent marketing push that resulted in its vehicles appearing in...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s Potsdam design center is being adapted to work on in-car user experience (an extension of infotainment) for the fast approaching reality of autonomous cars. That means that VW’s decade old design center will no longer be the home of Klaus Bischoff, VW brand design chief. Instead...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    A number of Volkswagen AG designs registered to the World Intellectual Property Organization became public this weekend. The designs give big hints to what VW's future intentions and designs are. In all, 23 vehicle designs were released when the filing became public. Among them was everything...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Some  of the world’s finest designers were on hand for the Automotive Interiors Expo 2016, in Stuttgart, where the Budd-E concept, revealed at CES 2016 earlier this year, was deemed to have the best interior among concept vehicles. Based on the Budd-E’s interior “we should all be excited about...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Design sketches for the latest Amarok update have been revealed by Volkswagen and the brand is saying that it will go on sale in the UK later this year. The regrettably non-American, though not at all un-American, Amarok gets new styling all over, with a grille that’s more in line with current...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Auto Zeitung just announced that it would be presenting its prestigious "Design Trophy 2016," in the SUV category, to the new Volkswagen Tiguan. The annual event has five categories (City-car, compact car, limousines and vans, SUVs, and Sportwagen) and readers decide which design is the best...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Plus X Awards and iF Design Awards for popular Volkswagen models Volkswagen has become a triple winner this year in the Plus X Awards for innovation and a double winner in the iF Design Awards. The new Tiguan, Touran and BUDD-e thus took five significant innovation and design prizes. The Plus X...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Judging panel recognises ‘perfect combination of aesthetics and precision’ EXP 10 Speed 6 is a statement in modern British luxury and a potential future model line Flying Spur and Continental GT Speed both receive special mentions Award collected by Bentley Director of Design, Stefan Sielaff...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Head of Group Design established common design culture across all brands while retaining creative autonomy of each individual brand Wolfsburg, GERMANY – Walter Maria de Silva (64), Head of Group Design, is retiring with effect from the end of November. De Silva assumed design responsibility...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Since 2011, the German Design Council has been organising the "Automotive Brand Contest" every year as a brand and design award for the automotive industry. This year Volkswagen is again among the major winners, because a total of eight models have been honoured by the expert jury – with two...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Late last week, design icon Giorgetto Giugiaro has resigned from his position at the helm of ItalDesign, his family firm in which Audi has held a controlling (90.1%) stake since 2010. The designer sold his remaining shares to Audi, departing  reportedly along with his son  Fabrizio who was also...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Great success for Volkswagen's Das Auto Magazine at this year's renowned "Best of Corporate Publishing" competition, where the brand magazine took home two Gold and two Silver medals. This is Volkswagen's most successful year ever in the competition.  The two Gold awards went to the video "Roads...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Passat Variant and Golf Sportsvan crowned 'Best Product of the Year' Plus awards for 'High Quality, Design and Ease of Use' given to Passat Saloon, Passat Variant and Golf Sportsvan The Volkswagen brand's design team was honored yesterday evening with the Plus X Award. Klaus Bischoff, Head of...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Sielaff also responsible for Group Interior Design Strategy Stefan Sielaff (53), currently Head of the Volkswagen Design Center in Potsdam, will assume responsibility for design at the Bentley brand effective July 1, 2015 in addition to his present post as Head of Group Interior Design Strategy...
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