In this setup, the wheel can be placed over the threaded pins, and lug nuts
are added next to secure the wheel to the hub.
On the VW. There are no threaded pins. The holes in the hub and the holes in the wheel must be perfectly aligned, then lug bolts
can be threaded into the hub.
The perfectly alignment part is a pain in the @$$.
Any engineering benefit to the lug bolt
preference by VW, is unclear to me.
It seems like it serves only to make things more difficult.