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Theophilus Chin Renders A New Corrado

posted by on 30 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Just because there’s no official word on the possibility of Volkswagen creating a new Corrado model, doesn’t mean that digital artists can’t take a stab at designing their own.  Assembled using bits of Volkswagen’s Sport Coupe GTE Concept and Audi’s Sport Quattro Concept, Theophilus Chin has not only come up with something that looks great, but […] More…

Find of the Day: 1983 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition

posted by on 30 April 2015 in Find Of the Day

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There’s just something indescribably right about a clean and simple Mk1.  Not to say that the big budget builds we’ve been seeing both at home and abroad aren’t impressive, but those done with a minimalist approach are able to strike the fine balance of fitting in with other traffic while still sticking out to those […] More…

ŠKODA Bringing FUNstar Concept to Wörthersee

posted by on 30 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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Volkswagen enthusiasts have already begun their annual pilgrimage to Austria for this year’s Wörthersee Treffen and as usual, more than a few brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella will be bringing special projects with them to the event.  Even though the official event is still two weeks away, ŚKODA has announced today their FUNstar Concept, a Fabia-based pickup […] More…

Volkswagen Wins AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award, Named ‘Most Innovative Car Manufacturer of the Decade’

posted by on 30 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Innovation awards in five additional categories won by Volkswagen: “Most innovative company 2015″, “Networked vehicle”, “Vehicle concepts”, “Conventional drives” and “Safety systems” This evening saw the tenth presentation of the annual AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Awards for exceptional innovative achievement in the automotive industry. The Volkswagen Group emerged as one of the evening’s big winners, securing the award […] More…

New Members Appointed to Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board

posted by on 30 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Dr. Louise Kiesling and Ms. Julia Kuhn-Piëch appointed new members of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG Upon application by the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Louise Kiesling and Ms. Julia Kuhn-Piëch were today appointed members of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG by Braunschweig Local Court with immediate effect. The appointments were […] More…

World RX: DTM and FIA World RX to Mix it Up at Hockenheim

posted by on 29 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rallycross will be sharing its weekend with the DTM when both series roll into Hockenheimring this weekend, allowing fans to catch two of the most exciting race series going in one location.  The weekend will prove to be quite difficult for both Topi Heikkinen and Anton Marklund as the pair will be pulling […] More…

Video: Frankenturbo’d Jetta GLI Gets the One Take Treatment

posted by on 29 April 2015 in Videos

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We’ve said in the past that we’re fans of The Smoking Tire’s ‘One Take’ series of videos on YouTube.  The videos can be pumped out with relatively little editing, and its shorter format is perfect to get to the point of the commentary without getting bogged down in hyperbole.  In the latest edition, Matt Farrah […] More…

Porsche Sees Growth Across the Board in First Fiscal Quarter of 2015

posted by on 29 April 2015 in Porsche News

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Porsche is off to quite an impressive start in 2015, with the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer reporting growth in revenue, deliveries, profit and workforce.  The growth can in part be traced back to extremely strong sales of the Macan model, which remains a fast mover for Porsche around the globe.  Porsche has also seen an […] More…

GRC: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle GRC Gets More Power For 2015

posted by on 29 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Tanner Foust and Scott Speed will contest the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship with a pair of 2.0-liter Beetles Indianapolis, IN (April 29th, 2015) — After a strong performance in its inaugural season, the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is ready to challenge for this year’s driver and manufacturer titles in the Global Rallycross Championship. In […] More…

Volkswagen Group Off to Strong Start in Fiscal Year 2015

posted by on 29 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Sales revenue up 10.3 percent to EUR 52.7 billion (EUR 47.8 billion); positive impact from exchange rate effects Operating profit improves by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 3.3 billion in a market environment with very divergent regional trends Profit before tax increases to EUR 4.0 billion (EUR 3.4 billion) Net liquidity in Automotive Division at […] More…

Autotech Releases Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust for Mk7 Golf GTI

posted by on 28 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Autotech has announced the release of their exhaust for the Mk7 Golf GTI, featuring 2.5″ and 3″ T304 Stainless Steel tubing and power gains across the power band.  Coming in at just $659.99 and boasting a lifetime warranty, we’d say that it sounds like a pretty good deal, too. Read the full Release below. Autotech […] More…

Volkswagen Group to Present Sustainability Report on Twitter May 4th

posted by on 28 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Interim balance regarding the company’s environmental, economic and social responsibility to be published on May 4th Exclusive highlights of the report are available in advance on twitter.com/vwgroup_en under the hashtag #VWCSR Board of Management members provide insight into strategic issues surrounding sustainability Wolfsburg, April 28, 2015 – The Volkswagen Group is presenting its annual sustainability report on […] More…