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Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has issued a voluntary recall on the 2015 Golf GTI and Golf models, due to a defect in the front stabilizer rod which can cause their fasteners to become loose over time.  In total, the recall affects approximately 2,001 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf models from 2015 and each vehicle affected will get its […] More…

Ten Best of Waterfest 2014- MK3

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Waterfest 2014 may have already come and gone, but it is still front and center in our minds. With nearly 1700 shutter actuations, we realize that it can be a bit overwhelming to go through all of our galleries. Keeping that in mind, we will be assembling our ten favorite cars from each of our […] More…

Bentley Sets the Pace with Carbon Trust Standard Award

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Bentley News

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If you’re an avid reader of this site, chances are that you’re already well aware of the strides made by The Volkswagen Group to be the world’s most eco-friendly auto manufacturer.  These strides have been recognized yet again, with Bentley being the first auto manufacture to be awarded the Carbon Trust’s triple Carbon Trust Standard […] More…

Xavier Chardon to Head Marketing at Volkswagen Passenger Cars

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Internal shakeups continue at the Volkswagen Group, with Xavier Chardon being appointed the new Head of Marketing at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, replacing Simon Thomas who is leaving the company.  Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht will take over Chardon’s current role as Head of Sales Europe at Volkswagen Passenger Cars effective September 1st.  Both men will […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 28 July 2014 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. Red […] More…

Magnificent Show: Volkswagen Rally Stars Drift Surrounded by a Spectacular Backdrop at the “Neste Oil Helsinki Battle”

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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Nearly 35,000 attended the first ever “Neste Oil Helsinki Battle”, which took place in the center of Finland’s capital as part of the lead up to Rally Finland, which pitted the stars of today against the legends of past years.  Sébasiten Ogier was the highest placing Volkswagen Motorsport driver, being narrowly edged out by Mads […] More…

All-New 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Wins Cars.com/USA Today/Motorweek “Cheap Speed Challenge”

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI has been crowned the winner of Cars.com’s first-ever “Cheap Speed Challenge”, which focused on compact coupes, sedans and hatchbacks that cost less that $30,000 when well equipped.  Cars.com found that the Golf GTI not only was one of the most comfortable cars in the test, but it also offered the […] More…

Find of the Day: Custom 21 Window Volkswagen Bus

posted by on 25 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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From the music, to transportation, to social progress, the 1960s were a pivotal time in the history of the United States.  As the years have gone by however, ‘free love’ has been replaced by the ‘free market’ in the hearts and minds of baby boomers, leading to frankly ridiculous pricing on icons of the time. […] More…

Volkswagen T5 Camper Van Heading for Production Record in 2014

posted by on 25 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced that the 50,000th Volkswagen T5 California was produced today.  Since its introduction in 2004, the T5 California has continued to be a successful model for Volkswagen, and this year will see a record number of units sold.  The 50,000th produced is a California Comfortline in Natural Grey with 7-speed DSG, […] More…

Drift, Jump, Full Throttle – Volkswagen All Set for the Rally Finland

posted by on 25 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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Rally Finland gets underway in just under a week, and the team from Volkswagen Motorsport look to further extend their lead in the overall Manufacturer’s Championship.  The crew goes into round eight holding the top three positions in the Driver’s Championship standings, with Sébastien Ogier holding a comfortable lead over Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen. […] More…

Ten Best of Waterfest 2014: MK4

posted by on 25 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Waterfest 2014 may have already come and gone, but it is still front and center in our minds.  With nearly 1700 shutter actuations, we realize that it can be a bit overwhelming to go through all of our galleries.  Keeping that in mind, we will be assembling our ten favorite cars from each of our […] More…

40 Years of Golf: Jubilee Exhibition in the Volkswagen Car Museum

posted by on 25 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Golf is 40 years young, and that’s reason to celebrate. The Volkswagen Museum has dedicated a special exhibition to the birthday boy called “40 years of golf. The Early Years.” 20 exhibits available to visitors from 24 July to 5 October 2014, show the power of innovation and the creative freedom of the first generation of this bestseller. […] More…