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    Water Water Everywhere

    Off the west coast of the Vendée province, a three-mile causeway links the Ile de Noirmoutier to the French mainland. And twice a day, as the tide comes in, it stops being a causeway and starts being what may be the world’s longest ford…Every so often, ‘because it’s there’ is...

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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    You probably didn’t think a modified Volkswagen Touareg would ever appear in the pages of Total Off Road. And to be fair, neither did we. But being proved wrong has rarely been so fascinating…

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    Volkswagen Tiguan ♦ Vehicle Test ♦

    Volkswagen’s small SUV offers a unique body shape to aid its off-road ability. Sounds like a gimmick... or a stroke of genius?

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    Volkswagen Amarok ♦ Vehicle Test ♦

    Shaking up the 4x4 double-cab market is not an easy thing to do. It’s not a thing that gets tried very often, either: the manufacturers stay the same from one product cycle to the next, with very few comings or goings to speak of.

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    Volkswagen Touareg ♦ Vehicle Test ♦

    Reinventing an icon is never easy. Britain went through ten prime ministers during the time it took for Land Rover to make any significant changes to the, er, Land Rover, and while the Volkswagen Golf has been through six generations since 1974, a Golf is still very much a Golf.

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    Volkswagen Touareg ♦ Towing Test ♦

    When the first generation of premium SUVs started coming out, a lot of people remarked on the fact that all of them seemed to be rated at the legal maximum 3500kg towing weight. Traditionally reserved for the heaviest-duty ladder-framed off-road trucks, the 3.5-tonne limit was suddenly being applied to high-tech...

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    Escape Plan

    If you love off-roading, you probably find the idea of escaping to faraway places extremely enticing. So just imagine if you owned a vehicle like the VW Syncro that enabled you to head off to the wilderness at the drop of a hat…

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