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02:20  03 december  2019
02:20  03 december  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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In this week's round-up of automotive gossip, Volkswagen gets 'vizzionary', Kia spurns the UK for its new SUV, we chat wheel rims with Audi and more.

Volkswagen's Vizzion vision

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  Volkswagen Golf 2020 video review We drive the 8th-generation Golf to find out if it can remain the family hatchback kingBut it’s also the end of an era. Volkswagen now sees its future in the pure-electric ID 3, meaning that although the new Golf will be the brand’s sales powerhouse for several years to come, as a concept it exists on borrowed time (not to sound overly dramatic). Still, we’d expect this one to once again compete for class honours against not only its usual rivals from Audi, Ford and Renault but now also BMW, whose new front-wheel-drive 1-Series has impressed.

In the Frankfurt motor show edition of Autocar confidential , we hear how Volkswagen kept order at the Volkswagen was taking no chances, given the threat of protesters disrupting its Frankfurt press conference The production M-Byte electric SUV , shown at Frankfurt and on sale in Europe by 2021

Volkswagen presents the concept car Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion at Geneva International Motor Show 2018. To see all the latest videos, subscribe to the Volkswage Learn more . You're viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below.

Barely seconds after the covers came off the new VW ID Space Vizzion estate concept in LA, VW USA CEO Scott Keogh confirmed it would make production in 2022. The car is closely linked to the previously shown ID Vizzion saloon concept, and both are likely to carry versions of the ID 5 nameplate. The Space Vizzion will leave VW with three similar-sized estates, beside the Passat and Arteon Shooting Brake. Something will have to give…

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Seltos no bueno for UK

Kia had a new SUV at the LA show, but it’s not for the UK. The Seltos is sized between the Stonic and Sportage in European terms, a gap Kia has just filled with the Xceed in Europe. The Seltos will instead be offered in the US, Korea, India and the Middle East.

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Alloys-y

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  Volkswagen Golf 2020 video review Volkswagen says the new Mk8 Golf is the most sophisticated Golf there’s ever been, and given it features an almost entirely digital cockpit, uses never-before-seen hybrid engines and boasts a raft of driver-assistance system, who are we to disagree? But it’s also the end of an era. Volkswagen now sees its future in the pure-electric ID3, meaning that although the new Golf will be the brand’s sales powerhouse for several years to come, as a concept it exists on borrowed time (not to sound overly dramatic). Still, we’d expect this one to once again compete for class honours against not only its usual rivals from Audi, Ford and Renault but now also BMW, whose new front-wheel-drive 1-Series has impressed. When the Mk8 Golf arrives in Spring 2020, will it still be the hatchback to have? We drove a pre-production model in Portugal to learn more. Intro - 0:00-0:30 Driving impressions - 0:30-3:03 Engines - 3:03-3:45 Interior & infotainment - 3:45-5:34 Outro - 5:34-6:28 New videos are uploaded to Autocar each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe now: http://smarturl.it/autocar 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 driven | Will VW’s EV change the world? | Autocar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8cHHNPRg-c Track battle: 2019 VW Golf GTI TCR vs Honda Civic Type R | Autocar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OSCSy7j8vE Volkswagen Polo GTI Review 2018 - Is hot VW a match for the Fiesta ST? | Autocar: https://www.youtube.

Volkswagen ruled out GTI versions of its SUVs , according to UK managing director Alison Jones, but she said SUVs would fi t in with the company’ s R Jones noted that R-badged models “have always been four-wheeldrive and in essence that’ s what SUVs are all about, so it makes more sense to lead

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How big is too big for an alloy wheel? 23 inches? That’s how big the Audi RS Q8’s alloys are, the same size as the Lamborghini Urus’s. But Audi exterior design chief Andreas Mindt reckons that really is now it for ever-larger alloys, as the limits of physics are finally reached – not for the want of trying from car designers.

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VW's tree spree

Sustainability the lips of most executives at the LA show. There are around 700 Bugattis on the road, none doing more than about 1000 miles a year, but bosses still feel the pressure and plan to carbon offset the entire company from next year. VW will plant 1000 trees to compensate for the 1000 miles its Atlas Cross Sport R will travel in the Baja 1000 off-road race, while Subaru will plant half a million to rebuild US forests destroyed by fire.

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