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IAA 2015: Carscoops Catches the Tiguan Ahead of Reveal

posted by on 3 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Well that didn’t take long.  Just 24 hours after Automobile published that the Tiguan would be shown in Frankfurt, and mere hours after we posted about it, Carscoops managed to snap two photos of the new crossover without any camouflage.  Shooting down on the rear 3/4 of the vehicle while it is filming it’s intro […] More…

H20I 2015: Ocean City Putting Ordinances in Place to ‘Tame’ Auto Events

posted by on 3 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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According to Ocean City’s ‘The Dispatch’, local officials are looking to crack down on automotive events in general, possibly at the expense of local business owners.  To be honest, we all knew this was going to happen eventually, so rather than go into who’s fault it is, and what is and isn’t “fair”, let’s just […] More…

IAA 2015: Volkswagen to Show Next Generation Tiguan in Frankfurt

posted by on 3 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a report published just yesterday by Automobile Magazine, Volkswagen will be bringing their next-generation Tiguan to Frankfurt for unveiling at this year’s International Motor Show.  And for those of us who have been watching closely, this unveiling is massive for the brand, as the new Tiguan is something that Volkswagen has placed an immense […] More…

World RX: Competitors Prepare for Iconic Loheac Event in France

posted by on 3 September 2015 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rallycross heads to France this weekend for round 9 of their 13 contest 2015 championship, the highly anticipated Bretagne World RX of France.  Sixty-seven cars in total have registered for the event- including four piloted by former French Rallycross Champions- which will see an estimated 74,000 spectators through its gates this weekend.  For those […] More…

Hans Dieter Pötsch Nominated for Appointment as New Chairman of Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

posted by on 3 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The Executive and Nomination Committees of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG decided in a meeting today to support the proposal made by the shareholder representatives of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE that Mr Hans Dieter Pötsch be elected to the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG at an Extraordinary General Meeting of […] More…

IAA 2015: Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan R-Line to Make World Premiere

posted by on 3 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Exclusive features for both exterior and interior Individualising new cars continues to be a popular trend. Dynamic features in particular are more in demand than ever. One of the ways that Volkswagen is addressing this trend is with the new ‘R-Line’ packages. The specialists at the sporty Volkswagen subsidiary, “Volkswagen R GmbH, have now developed […] More…

IAA 2015: Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept to be on Display in Frankfurt

posted by on 2 September 2015 in Bugatti News

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Bugatti has given attendees of this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) a bit more to look forward to, as the firm announced the unveiling of their Gran Turismo-specific Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car at the event in two weeks.  Following in the footsteps of Volkswagen’s GTI Supersport Vision Gran Tursimo and concepts from other […] More…

The New Passat Alltrack

posted by on 2 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New Passat Alltrack combines the best of on-road and off-road driving Passat Alltrack with all-terrain design and 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard Ideal towing vehicle with towing capacity of 2,200 kg and innovative Trailer Assist Volkswagen has developed the new Passat Alltrack for all frequent leisure and business drivers who do not only drive on […] More…

Euro NCAP Awards Top Rating of 5 stars to New Touran

posted by on 2 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Passengers and pedestrians are excellently protected in accidents Top score for 5- and 7-seaters The new Touran has passed the independent European NCAP safety tests with top marks. The latest generation of the popular family MPV has therefore been awarded the highest rating of 5 stars and ranks as one of the safest cars in […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports August Sales

posted by on 2 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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August sales total 32,332 units The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 7,075 units, an 86.2 percent increase over the previous August Golf delivered 1,873 units for the month, a 5.6 percent increase  Tiguan delivered 3,165 units, a 47.1 percent increase High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 22.9 percent of sales in August Herndon, […] More…

Project SportWagen: Setting the Stage(s) with AWE Tuning

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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With suspension from Air Lift Performance, wheels from Rotiform, and roof candy courtesy of Volkswagen Accessories, you might just say that Project SportWagen is starting to look the part of a proper show car within today’s Volkswagen scene, while retaining the ability to be driven daily.  But although the looks are very much in-line with […] More…

Volkswagen’s New Typeface wins Red Dot Award

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Seal of quality for good design: accolade for new brand typeface in communication design category Volkswagen has been honored in the competition for this year’s Red Dot Award, a highly regarded international design accolade. The new brand typeface, consisting of the two fonts “Volkswagen Head” and “Volkswagen Text”, received a Red Dot Award for communication […] More…