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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Supports Top Athletes in Mountain Bike World Cup

posted by on 28 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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World stars crazy about Multivans and Crafters Vehicles in permanent use  World champions thrilled: “Ideal team vehicle” Albstadt/Hannover, May 28, 2015 – They ride across country, in wind and rain. They love rough terrain and scale the steepest of inclines. The world stars of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM always need new challenges. And for […] More…

Red Bull Global Rallycross Unveils Fort Lauderdale Season Opener Track Layout

posted by on 28 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Red Bull Global Rallycross has officially announced the track layout for this year’s season opener in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, marking the series’ first return to a street course in 3 years. Comprised of 75% pavement, and 25% dirt, the circuit will likely favor both Scott Speed and rival Nelson Piquet Jr., as they have spent their offseason competing […] More…

Video: Lamborghini’s Aventador SV Laps the Ring in Under 7 Minutes

posted by on 28 May 2015 in Videos

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When Lamborghini pulled the wraps off of their Aventador SV in Geneva earlier this year, we knew it’d be fast.  Packing more power and less weight than the standard car, Lamborghini claimed that the car would do 0-62mph in less than three seconds and a top speed of more than 200mph.  But seeing as the […] More…

Lamborghini SUV Officially Confirmed, Coming in 2018

posted by on 28 May 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Like it or not, there’s lot of money to be made in the SUV-making business.  Looking to capture a level of success similar to its VAG-stablemate and fellow sportscar manufacturer Porsche, Lamborghini announced that it will bring a production SUV to market in 2018, based on the Urus concept vehicle.  While we don’t know specifics […] More…

Volkswagen Launches New ‘Contemporary’ Brand Font

posted by on 28 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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[Image: Car and Driver] Car and Driver is reporting that Volkswagen will no longer use VW Utopia as their official font, opting to go with the new “more contemporary, less geometric” VW OT typeface instead.  Created by design consultancy MetaDesign, the new font is “inspired by Volkswagen’s distinctive vehicle design”, and should be making its way […] More…

Black Forest Industries Now Offering Maxton Design Splitters

posted by on 27 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Just in from across the pond, these new Maxton Design spoiler / splitters give your car a much more aggressive look by bringing it closer to the earth without compromising suspension travel. With their solid ABS plastic construction they are actually aerodynamically functional, but who are we kidding, you know you just love the way they look […] More…

Video: Volkswagen Touareg Takes a Bullet in First ‘Point Break’ Trailer

posted by on 27 May 2015 in Videos

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The first trailer for the Point Break reboot dropped yesterday, and there’s quite a lot in there that we could talk about.  Seeing as this is a Volkswagen-centric site, I’ll skip the majority of it and focus in on the quick product placement featuring a new Touareg.  During the brief scene, the car is seen […] More…

Speed to Race Shark Week Themed Beetle GRC in Red Bull Global Rallycross Season Opener

posted by on 27 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Scott Speed and Tanner Foust will contest the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship in Beetle GRCs, starting this weekend in Fort Lauderdale Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team begins its second full season of racing this weekend in Ft. Lauderdale. The team will again be battling with two Beetle GRC race cars, which debuted in the […] More…

Volkswagen Tiguan Gets New Range of Engines and Infotainment Systems in Europe

posted by on 27 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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For over seven years, the Tiguan has been one of the world’s most coveted Volkswagen models. Volkswagen has updated some key equipment specifications of the Tiguan for the new model year. Along with a new generation of engines, the compact SUV now also boasts new radio and radio navigation systems. The Tiguan has been one […] More…

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Expansion Could Add 9,800 Jobs and $370 Million to Local Economy

posted by on 27 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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—University of Tennessee Study Underscores the Role of Incentives as a Driver of Economic Growth— Herndon, VA (May 27, 2015) – A University of Tennessee Center of Business and Economic Research (CBER) study released today indicates that the expansion of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing facility to produce a new midsize-SUV and the opening of a North American […] More…

APR Presents the B6 Passat, CC and Tiguan (FWD) Cast Downpipe Exhaust System!

posted by on 26 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the B6 Passat, CC and Tiguan (FWD) Cast Downpipe Exhaust System! Product Page Upgrading the restrictive factory downpipe with the APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System is a great way to increase performance and add a sophisticated growl to the exhaust note. Ideal performance is achieved through expelling exhaust gasses at […] More…

Automobile Magazine Reports Next GTI To Have 300hp

posted by on 26 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Even with the increased emphasis on fuel economy and decreasing ecological impact, Georg Kacher says that the next GTI will pack 300hp, and spawn a 400hp RS version in addition to a 350hp Golf R.  In a piece for Automobile, the industry insider reports that the next generation hot hatch will be an evolution of […] More…