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Volkswagen Group of America Is Named to DiversityInc’s 2015 List of “Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity”

posted by on 24 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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—Accolade recognizes VWGoA’s long-standing commitment to creating a workplace culture that champions diversity and inclusion— HERNDON, VA (April 24, 2015) – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is pleased to announce it has earned a coveted spot on DiversityInc’s 2015 list of “Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity.” Organizations were rated on four equally-weighted areas of […] More…

WRC: Successful Start for Volkswagen Drivers at Rally Argentina

posted by on 24 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Ogier/Ingrassia lead after opening sprint in Merlo Just 5.68 metres separate the top four: Mikkelsen/Fløene second, Latvala/Anttila fourth 2.68 kilometres of special stage, 100 per cent emotion: Volkswagen kicked off its campaign at the Rally Argentina with a fine result on the short opening stage. Double world champions Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) clocked the fastest […] More…

CAR Magazine Reports Production Golf R 400 to Debut in Frankfurt

posted by on 24 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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On April Fools day, Volkswagen’s Powertrain Chief Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser sat at a round table discussion during the New York Auto Show with members of the motoring press and told them, among other things, that if the Golf R400 ever saw production, it would be sold in the United States.  And while many among us […] More…

Volkswagen to Extend the up! Range with ‘Jeans’ Model

posted by on 24 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen is now extending the product range of its super compact four-seater with a new special model. The jeans up! sparkles with exterior and interior highlights while offering a price advantage of up to 792 euros. The exterior design of the jeans up! is defined by its 16-inch “triangle black” alloy wheels, exterior mirrors framed […] More…

Find of the Day: 1996 Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Of all the Volkswagens ever made, few water-cooled cars will ever reach the must-have factor of Mk3 Golf Harlequin models.  Originally constructed at the Volkswagen factory by using the body panels from four different cars, the Harlequins were like nothing else produced before or since.  And with less than 300 ever made, this is without […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Supplies Acromas Travel with 41 Vehicles for Holiday Season

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplies 41 Caravelles to Acromas Travel – parent company of Saga Holidays, Saga Cruises and Titan Travel Vehicles used for VIP door-to-door holiday transfer service Reliability and residual values key to securing deal With the holiday season fast approaching, thousands of UK travellers can take comfort that their holiday will start the […] More…

WRC: Back in drift mode– Volkswagen Sets the Pace at Argentina Shakedown

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen duos clock top times on their return from the 38-day WRC break Rally Argentina a big challenge for man and machine Ogier fastest in Shakedown, Mikkelsen third, Latvala fifth The three Volkswagen duos are primed and ready for the Rally Argentina: they ended the Shakedown ahead of round four of the FIA World Rally […] More…

First Drive: APR Stage 3 Golf GTI

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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    APR’s Director of Engineering Joel McKay leads us into a pristine garage and points to a white Golf GTI. “This one’s fun,” he says with a grin. “But we’ll have to wait for the roads to dry off a bit.” He’s got a point. With the amount of power this GTI has going […] More…

Volkswagen Passat Variant Seen Pacing Mark Webber at the Nurburgring

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Porsche News

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Porsche is on the brink of releasing their latest 911 GT3 RS, a car that’s usually reserved for wealthy track day participants and the bedroom walls of adolescent boys around the world.  But before the car ends up on dealer lots or glossy print, the Stuttgart sportscar manufacturer will spend a tremendous amount of time […] More…

New Škoda Fabia R5 to Celebrate World Rally Debut in the Czech Republic

posted by on 22 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Škoda Motorsport has announced that the all-new Fabia R5 Rally car will make its debut in the Czech Rally Championship this coming weekend at the 50th Rally Šumava Klatovy.  Wearing a traditional green and white Škoda Motorsport livery, this WRC 2 race vehicle is said to be quite quick, and has already garnered roughly 100 inquiries from customer teams.  Naturally, the […] More…

Tanner Foust Bringing 900hp Drift Passat to Fastivus

posted by on 22 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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This year’s Fastivus has just become a bit more exciting.  Apart from changing venues from Willow Springs to the much more accessible Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, Fastivus organizers have announced that Tanner Foust will be bringing his 900hp Passat drift car and offering ride-alongs.  While the event’s track day is currently full, spaces […] More…

Event Report: Early Edition 2015

posted by on 22 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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Now in its fifth year of existence, Early Edition is a place where trends are set.  Organized by the same group behind Edition 38, Early Edition brings many of England’s most extremely modified Volkswagens to Northhampton, and as usual, the Brits did not disappoint.  Much of what is on display here will be making the trek to […] More…