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WRC: Latvala Narrowly Ahead of Ogier at Rally France Shakedown

posted by on 2 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Challenger ahead of champ: Latvala first in “free practice”, Ogier third Fifth place: Mikkelsen also shows early form at the Rally France Eleventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) gets underway Friday morning A small 3.8-kilometre taste of what could be the crucial 303 kilometres in the battle for the FIA World Rally […] More…

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid: Plug-in Hybrid and All-Wheel Drive

posted by on 2 October 2014 in Porsche News

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Porsche has unveiled the world’s first Plug-In Electric Hybrid to be offered in the Premium SUV segment, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid.  Utilizing an extremely similar drivetrain to that used in the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a 95hp electric motor with a range of 36km in all-electric mode. For those not interested […] More…

Bentley Brings Speed to Paris With New Flagship Mulsanne

posted by on 2 October 2014 in Bentley News

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Bentley revealed today their new flagship model- the Mulsanne Speed, boasting a top speed of 190mph, making it the fastest ultra-luxury car in the world.  Along with the Mulsanne Speed, Bentley showed their Flying Spur and two Continental GT models, the V8 S, and the GT Speed.  Full galleries from Paris will be available later […] More…

Mondial de l’Automobile, Paris 2014: Volkswagen Presents Four World Premieres

posted by on 2 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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XL Sport with V2 engine from the Ducati Superleggera New Passat GTE with plug-in hybrid system Golf Alltrack launches with all-wheel drive and a distinctive off-road look New Polo makes debut as GTI icon Volkswagen is presenting four new models at the Paris Motor Show which begins today. Along with the XL Sport concept car […] More…

Stephan Grühsem Named “Brand Manager of the Year”

posted by on 2 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Award presented to a representative of the PR community for the first time Stephan Grühsem, General Representative of Volkswagen AG for Group Communications, External Relations and Investor Relations, is today being presented with the prestigious “Brand Manager of the Year” award. This is the first time the Automotive Brand Contest – the international design competition […] More…

Paris 2014: Volkswagen Group Event Offers Early Reveals

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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If it’s the night before a major European Auto Show then it must be time to spend with the Volkswagen Group. As is typical for the mega-manufacturer, each of their portfolio brands starred in a preview reveal event sure not to leave anyone disappointed. Speaking of not disappointing, the rumor of Volkswagen working on a […] More…

Ducati Scrambler Debut

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Ducati News

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Ducati’s new retro Scrambler model made its official introduction at the Cologne, Germany “Intermot” motorcycle show. Volkswagen also took an opportunity to show the new model off at their Group Night the evening before the first press day at Paris Auto Show. More…

2014 Paris: Audi TT Sportback Concept

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Audi News

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Take the TT and add two more doors – Audi is presenting the TT Sportback concept at the Paris Motor Show. More…

New Record: Volkswagen Group Celebrates 200 Million Vehicles Produced

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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A top value among European automakers Record-breaking vehicle XL Sport makes its world debut at Paris Motor Show French film icon Catherine Deneuve receives €200,000 donation for “Cinema for Peace” A new record for the Volkswagen Group: Europe’s leading automaker has now produced 200 million vehicles. Volkswagen is one of the few manufacturers in the […] More…

Paris 2014: Volkswagen XL Sport

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Powered by a Ducati Panigale Superleggera V-twin, the XL Sport shows what happens when you trick out a Volkswagen XL1. This thing is cool… More…

Paris 2014: Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini is showing a beautiful plug-in hybrid supercar powered by a V10 and combined with three electric motors to produce some 910hp (!). The concept is making its debut at the Paris Motor Show this week. More…

Paris 2014: Volkswagen Polo GTI

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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VW’s new version of the Polo GTI is debuting this week at the Paris Auto Show. More…