Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Opens new Transform 2025 Initiative

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Now is a crucial time in the automotive industry with more and more motorists switching to Alternatively Fueled Vehicles and away from petrol and diesel. In addition to this, autonomous technology has come on leaps and bounds, and it seems that driverless cars could be arriving in

the near future. With so much change on the horizon, it is worth looking at the major manufacturers to see what their plans are and what role will be during this exciting time.



German manufacturer Volkswagen is one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. In 2016 they unveiled their future plans. so, with the impressive TRANSFORM 2025+ program. VW’s plan for the next decade and beyond involves developing clearer brand positioning. Hence, across various regions around the world. So, by improving both efficiency and productivity. There will be an increase in economy cars in India, Russia and South America. With a focus on electrification and connectivity. They will also be increasing presence in the United States. Of course, by introducing large SUVs, sedans and their electric car range.

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Plant Investment

As part of TRANSFORM 2025+, VW will be upgrading their production operations around the globe with a €22.8 billion plant investment. This is with a focus on modular production. Which will lead to e-mobility. At first, VW will be developing their new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Which will lay the foundation for their new generation of electric vehicles. Consequently,the first of which will be the Volkswagen ID. Which is expected in 2020. They aim to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2025. According to the brand. So, the MEB will be able to deliver EVs that have ranges of 400 km to 600 km. Naturally coming with a string of rapid charging capabilities. In addition to this, a huge investment will be made into the electrification and hybridization of all Group models.


Overall, they expect the strategy to result in a positive impact of 3.7 billion euros a year. Establishing themselves as the number one player in the electric mobility sector by 2025. They believe that China, Russia, Brazil and North America will be the main growth drivers over the next few years.


Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Car Buyers

So, what does this all mean for motorists? Car buyers will benefit from investing in VW cars as they will have the most efficient and technologically advanced automobiles available. Additionally, if you switch to an electric, you can benefit from low running costs and no road tax. It is not just the electric capability and innovative technology that make VW cars a smart investment, however. Volkswagen has a reputation for their excellent build quality and reliability. They always use the best tyres for superior grip on the road and excellent ride comfort, which improves the performance across their entire range.

Another key selling point for Volkswagen is that they are one of the more affordable brands with a car in every sector and this makes them popular with a wide range of motorists. This is particularly true when you visit dealerships like Unbeatable Car, where you can find nearly new and used Volkswagen’s for sale.


The automotive industry is undergoing an enormous revolution with a heavy focus on electrification. This is being pushed by governments around the world, but also by the major manufacturers. VW have outlined their plan to become the biggest electric car company in the world with their TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy. This will involve an enormous technology offensive with a €22.8 billion plant investment with a focus on modular production, which will lead to e-mobility. This will result in a range of new electric automobiles on the roads over the coming years, as well as the electrification of their and hybridization of their Group models.

VW Camper Vans-Very Well Restored at Piece Hall-Halifax-Yorkshire-UK

VW Camper Vans




VW Camper Vans on show at Piece Hall, Halifax, Yorkshire UK

Although this was a couple of years ago, it became a costly trip?

When I set off on the Sunday morning, the weather was dull and foggy and I almost stayed at home. Anyway I decided to go along and set off with my trusty camera. When I arrived in Halifax I decided to park my car in the Railway Station car park. It was Sunday and very quiet.

I parked up and walked the short distance up to Piece Hall (a famous Halifax landmark). The Camper Vans and other old VW’s were all parked up in rows for the visitors to admire. The show was courtesy of the Bradford VW club and they put on a splendid show.

I was amazed at the different classic cars and VW Camper Vans that were on display and began to take some pictures.

The owners were very friendly.Of course, and were willing to tell me all about their vehicles. Including,the hours of restoration work that they had taken. Hence, to bring their VW’s up to such high standards.

My favourites though were the VW  Vans. Of course, the interiors had been fitted out to extremely high standards. Using only quality fabrics and materials.

Unfortunately it began to rain; I had not come prepared for the rain. So decided to return home. Of course, eager to find out how my photos had turned out.

When I returned to my car. I found that I had a fixed penalty parking fine attached to the wipers. I just hate this kind of thing. Looking round I could see no warning signs about illegal parking. Because,the trains in Halifax are far and few between on Sundays. So, the car park was half empty.

When I returned home I uploaded my images onto my computer. Then I contacted the railway police fines department. They assured me that there was a warning sign. But of course, it was high up on a lamp post. Making it difficult to see.

Needless to say I had to pay the expensive £80 fine.But have not used a train since, so the rail company are the real losers.

Eric Roberts












VW Polo Suspension-Wishbone Rear Rubber Bushes are a Common Problem?

VW Polo Suspension


One of the most common MOT failure problems here in Halifax is the failure of the VW Polo Suspension bushes VW produced cars, such as the Skoda and Seat cars.

The reason for this in my opinion is twofold; the first reason is that we have a Volkswagen main agent in our local area.Also, we have more than our fair share of customers who own Volkswagen cars.

VW Polo

vw golf bushes in place not yet removed

Albeit some of them are older models. Thus, the second point is that our roads here in Halifax are peppered with pot-holes. Plus, the local council have an obsession with placing speed bumps all over the place.

This twin affect seems to play havoc with the suspension bushes.Thus, on many a model of cars.But is more common on the Volkswagen models .As I have said earlier,this is a common MOT failure or advisory. In fact this week we will be replacing the rear bushes on a Golf and a Skoda.

VW brakes were fine it was a rear bushes problem?

The last rear bushes job was not in fact a test failure. Subsequently, the Golf owner was convinced that he had a noisy brakes problem? After removing the wheels and examining the brakes. We in fact found a few issues with the Polo’s brakes. But not enough to causes rattling and banging noises coming from the rear.

After further inspection. Ryan Linton our service manager. Decided to check out the rear suspension. Sure enough he found that the  Volkswagen’s rear suspension bushes were perished. Of course, and needed replacing. Ryan informed the customer. We were given his permission to carry out the repairs.

Because this was a common problem Ryan had devised a method of replacing the bushes in situ, and not having to remove the wishbone. He uses a threaded bar and some nuts and

VW Polo

VW Polo rear rubber suspension bushes removed

washers, to remove the rubber bushes, although you can buy a kit, a picture of this can be seen on …

VW Polo Suspension

You can use a 36 mm socket, insert the threaded bar with the nuts and washers. When it is all in place you can tighten the nuts and it pulls the rubber bush through the back and out. The new bush can be fitted the same and is a relatively easy task for a mechanic or an enthusiastic amateur, the job takes about 30 minutes a side. The homemade toll example can be seen on one of my images, but you can replace the square plates with nuts and large washers if required.

The next one we have for the same problem is a Skoda and job will be exactly the same as the VW Polo.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Tyres to fit VW Cars online from our website by using the tyre selector

VW Polo, bushes

Home made tool for removing VW type rear suspension bushes