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Volkswagen Shows Four Beetle Concepts and Golf SportWagen Alltrack at New York International Auto Show

posted by on 31 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Four Beetle Special Edition concepts introduced: Beetle Convertible Denim, Beetle R-Line, Beetle Convertible Surfer, and Beetle Pink Color Edition All-wheel-drive Golf SportWagen Alltrack announced for production in 2016 Volkswagen celebrates 60 years of Beetle heritage New York, New York — Volkswagen of America, Inc., today announced that it will produce the all-wheel-drive Golf SportWagen Alltrack […] More…

HS Tuning Exclusive: Corsa Performance Mk7 GTI Catback Exhaust Systems Official Release!

posted by on 31 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Over the last few months HS Tuning has been working closely with Corsa Performance to develop and refine an all-new performance catback exhaust system for the Mk7 GTI. The goal was to bring a very high quality product with the most advanced sound tuning technology Corsa has developed, with their 3rd Generation of RSC, to […] More…

X-Tomi Design Renders Production CC from Volkswagen Concept GTE

posted by on 27 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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When Volkswagen pulled the wraps from its Concept GTE in Geneva earlier this month, it hinted at the car exhibiting the brand’s intentions when it comes to design. No surprise, it’s also likely a thinly veiled next step for the VW’s CC model. Render artists X-Tomi Design have taken that idea and run with it, […] More…

Tanner Foust GRC Beetle Now Available in Forza Horizon 2

posted by on 26 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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It’s no secret that video games are widely considered to be one of the greatest time-wasters ever invented.  They distract players from the more mundane aspects of life, allowing them to head off to war, complete quests, and drive the way they’ve always wanted to without consequence.  We consider ourselves to be most interested in the […] More…

ECS Tuning Introduces Exact-Fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines for the VW MKVII Golf/GTI

posted by on 25 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

ECS Stainless Exact-Fit brake lines drastically increase brake pedal firmness, better resist chemical and heat degradation and are made to fit your vehicle without compromise using factory clips and attachment points. Exact Fit Hose ConstructionThe core of an ECS Tuning Exact-Fit line is made of PTFE (trade name Teflon®). Stronger than rubber, PTFE swells less under […] More…

APR Releases MK7 Golf R Software in North America

posted by on 23 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR Presents the North American MK7 Golf R & MK3 S3 ECU Upgrade! Product Page APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port […] More…

Video: GIAC Tuned Mk7 Golf GTI Runs 12 Second Quarter Mile on Stock Turbo

posted by on 20 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that the seventh generation GTI responds extremely well to modifications.  With just a software flash, the EA888 Gen3 2.0T picks up massive amounts of power, meaning that an already quick car becomes an absolute rocketship for very little money.  Just the latest example […] More…

Bloomberg Reports Volkswagen Looking to Sell Vans, Pickups in US

posted by on 20 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a recent article published by Bloomberg Business, Volkswagen of America is very seriously considering the introduction of select vans as well as the Amarok pickup into the American marketplace. This news comes on the back of comments made by Volkswagen’s Head of Light Commercial Vehicles Eckhardt Scholz in a Press Conference held Wednesday in […] More…

Find of the Day: 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Truck Dragster

posted by on 20 March 2015 in Find Of the Day

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And now for something completely different.  Powered by a built 2.1L 16 valve sporting 14:1 compression and capable of running a 12 second quarter mile, this Caddy isn’t your average truck. Featuring just about every go-fast part from ABD Racing imaginable, this Caddy has given up on attempting to walk the tight rope that is […] More…

USP Presents New MK7 GTI and Golf MQB Downpipe Options

posted by on 20 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The factory downpipes on Volkswagen vehicles are notorious for hindering performance. The downpipes found on the new 1.8TSI and 2.0TSI are no exception. With a large catalytic converter located right at the turbo exit and smaller diameter piping, the factory downpipe severely limits the performance potential of your Golf or GTI. In order to extract […] More…

ECS Releases MKVI 2.0T Angled Vent Pod Boost Gauge Kit

posted by on 20 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

In house designed by ECS Tuning, this kit will look like a factory option. Featuring an angled vent pod for the left side air vent, you’ll have visibility from the entire range of driver’s seating positions without blocking airflow. The ECS vent pod also retains factory vent open and close functionality for a complete OEM […] More…

SEAT Improves its Results by 56% in 2014

posted by on 19 March 2015 in Seat News

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During their annual state of the union, SEAT announced that 2014 was their best year yet with 66 million euros in post-tax revenue, an increase of 56% over the previous year.  Helped by growth in the core markets of Germany, Spain, the UK, and Central Europe, SEAT moved more vehicles with larger profit margins than […] More…