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Dr. Herbert Diess to Take Over as Chairman of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on July 1st

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Dr. Herbert Diess will take up his appointment as a full member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG at the earlier date of July 1, 2015. This was confirmed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft on Friday. The appointment thus comes into effect three months earlier than originally planned and is the result of an […] More…

Matthias Müller Joins Volkswagen Group Board of Management

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg, February 27, 2015 – At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft appointed Matthias Müller (61) as a member of the Board of Management with functional responsibility as “Chairman of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG”. Müller will serve in this Group capacity in addition to his responsibilities as President and CEO […] More…

Volkswagen Passat Claims UK Estate Car of the Year Award

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The new Volkswagen Passat Estate, which went on sale in the UK in January, has been named Estate Car of the Year in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2015. Voted for by a panel of 27 professional motoring journalists the UK Car of the Year Awards recognise the best new cars on the […] More…

VWGoA and MoMA Team Up to Create Groundbreaking Audio Component for Björk Retrospective

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Global museum debut for pioneering augmented audio guide Customized audio experience for each visitor Functionality based on Volkswagen technology Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has partnered with The Museum of Modern Art to create a first-ever augmented audio guide as an integral part of Björk, a retrospective of the Icelandic artist and musician Björk, opening at MoMA […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Drivers Ready for Action at Rally Mexico

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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First gravel event of the WRC year at dizzying heights Double world champions Ogier/Ingrassia head overseas as championship leaders Two victories with the Polo R WRC: successful record for Volkswagen in Mexico On to the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with plenty of heart and at full throttle – with Corazón […] More…

World RX: Karlsson Reveals Volkswagen Scirocco

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Ramona Karlsson has revealed that she will return to FIA World Rallycross in 2015, aiming to trade her Peugeot 208 for a Volkswagen Scirocco.  The car previously was campaigned by Kristoffersson Motorsport, and is currently undergoing further development at renowned chassis builder Ingvar Gunnarsson Motorsport while Ramona’s privateer effort gathers the funds to support her 2015 effort. […] More…

“Volkswagen FAST” Initiative: Volkswagen Group Redefines Cooperation with Suppliers

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen intends to shape the transformation of the automotive industry together with strong partners Garcia Sanz: “The network of the entire automotive value stream will be even more important in the future.” More than 100 CEOs of top suppliers obtain information on innovations and global networking within the Volkswagen Group The Volkswagen Group invited its […] More…

Volkswagen Reports Records in Sales, Revenue and Earnings in Fiscal Year 2014

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Sales revenue up 2.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 202.5 billion; negative exchange rate effects, particularly in the first half of 2014 Operating profit rises by EUR 1 billion to EUR 12.7 billion; positive impact from volume and mix effects as well as optimized product costs Earnings before tax amount to EUR 14.8 billion (EUR 12.4 […] More…

#ThrowbackThursday: 20th Anniversary GTI Brochure

posted by on 26 February 2015 in Throwback Thursday

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You never really know how much you’ve got until you’ve moved.  Recently our East Coast office did just that, discovering hundreds of brochures and press kits from years gone by.  Rather than discard them, we’ve decided that it would be best to preserve all of this literature by uploading it directly to our galleries for […] More…

Unique Life-Saver: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Creates One-Off Amarok Ambulance

posted by on 26 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplies a fully converted Amarok to East Midlands Ambulance Service The UK’s first fully converted Volkswagen Amarok to enter service Bespoke design and build created by Volkswagen Group Emergency Services Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles come to the rescue of companies and individuals on a daily basis. However, thanks to an incredible engineering project […] More…

ECS Tuning Now Offering Neuspeed Products

posted by on 26 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Neuspeed, a highly accredited performance part manufacturer for Volkswagen and Audi can now be found on ECS Tuning’s offering of performance parts for your vehicle.  While Neuspeed has been in the automotive performance game for now 41 years designing, engineering, and manufacturing performance parts, they continue to create quality parts that maximize performance, drivability, and […] More…

GruvenParts Announces Pre-Buy on Billet Aluminum 1.8T Coolant Flange

posted by on 26 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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GruvenParts.com has announced a pre-buy on their upcoming Billet Aluminum 1.8T Coolant Flange.  Milled from 6061-T651 Aluminum, TIG welded and pressure tested to ensure flawless functionality, the GruvenParts piece carries a lifetime warranty and comes with a raw aluminum finish which can then be customized by the purchaser once they’ve taken delivery. Get additional information […] More…