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New Volkswagen Group CEO: “We Will Overcome this Crisis”

posted by on 6 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Group CEO addresses Wolfsburg employees at works meeting Müller announces swift and relentless clarification of emissions scandal Müller: “We will do everything we can to ensure that Volkswagen continues to stand for good and secure jobs in the future” EU6 diesel vehicles comply with legal specifications and environmental requirements Technical solutions for customers are imminent […] More…

Event Report: H20i 2015

posted by on 6 October 2015 in Events Coverage

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You simply can’t try to cover last weekend’s H2O International show without acknowledging the elephant in the room… in the form of a rather massive hurricane that pummeled Ocean City, MD and thus H2Oi. Ask anyone who was there (or check out our hundreds of photos). They can tell you. The usual early arrivals for H2Oi week were […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 5 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. FIA […] More…

WRC: Latvala and Anttila Claim Volkswagen’s Tenth WRC Victory of the Year

posted by on 5 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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Latvala/Anttila repeat last year’s victory at the Rally France Podium for the twelfth time: Mikkelsen/Fløene are third Power Stage points for Ogier/Ingrassia at the world champions’* home rally Wolfsburg. Short, tough, successful: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) won the Rally France for the second time in a row. After last year’s historic victory in Alsace, the […] More…

GRC: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team Sweeps Barbados Double-Header

posted by on 5 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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A pair of double podiums in Barbados guarantees a championship for either Scott Speed or Tanner Foust at the final round in Las Vegas Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team scored its fourth double-podium in the second round of a double-header in Barbados, wrapping up a perfect weekend for the crew at the […] More…

H20i Update: Hurricane Joaquin, Skipping Out or Going?

posted by on 2 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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With all of the weather-based goings-on surrounding this weekend and the planned H2Oi event near Ocean City, Maryland, we wanted to provide a few updates for our readers. Is the Show Still Happening? Yes. Show promoters continue to post updates to their event forum and social media channels that the show will still go on. […] More…

Spy Photos: Next-Generation DoKa and Crafter Spotted Testing

posted by on 2 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle’s popular Crafter model is about due for a replacement, and as such, Volkswagen has begun testing the upcoming model out in the open.  As with most new models from Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicles wing, there really isn’t much to talk about when referencing the exterior shape- it’s boxy, practical, and to be honest, […] More…

WRC: Rally China Added for 2016, Returning for the First time Since 1999

posted by on 2 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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The World Motorsport Council of the International Automobile Federation FIA announced the new WRC calendar in Paris on Wednesday. The 2016 season will feature 14 rounds, instead of the 13 rallies that previously made up the World Rally Championship. New to the calendar: China, which last appeared in the WRC in 1999. The rest of […] More…

GRC: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team Aims to Keep Momentum Going into Barbados Doubleheader

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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Team enters penultimate championship event with Scott Speed and Tanner Foust in range of the points lead Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team (VARX) looks to extend its winning streak at the final doubleheader event of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross season at the Bushy Park Circuit on the island of Barbados. The […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports September Sales

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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September sales total 26,141 units, a .56 percent increase over September 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 5,251 units, a 50.6 percent increase over the previous September Golf GTI delivered 1,825 units for the month, a 14.1 percent increase, marking the best September on record Tiguan delivered 2,972 units, a 77.5 percent increase, […] More…

Statement: Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG’s Supervisory Board Following its Meeting on September 30, 2015

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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In seven hours of intense discussions the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG yesterday (September 30) discussed the current status with respect to the manipulation of diesel engine exhaust emissions. The Executive Committee will make proposals to the Supervisory Board concerning the further handling of these matters. Yesterday evening, the members of […] More…

WRC: Rain and Adverse Weather make for Dramatic Shakedown in Corsica

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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Slippery conditions on prelude to round eleven of the World Rally Championship Torrential rain and a “medicane” forecast for the coming days Latvala third with the Polo R WRC on Shakedown, Ogier fourth, Mikkelsen ninth Wolfsburg. Sharpening the senses ahead of a genuine challenge: the Volkswagen drivers used the Shakedown ahead of the Rally France […] More…