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Shanghai 2015: Volkswagen Group Night Video and Gallery Now Live

posted by on 21 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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When it comes to world auto shows, AutoShanghai may just be the Chinese equivalent of the Frankfurt IAA. Likely the largest for the Chinese market, now the world’s largest car market, this event happens but once every two years (also just like Frankfurt). Alas, we didn’t attend but we’ve assembled a collection of photos and […] More…

X-Tomi Design Renders Production CC from Volkswagen Concept GTE

posted by on 27 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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When Volkswagen pulled the wraps from its Concept GTE in Geneva earlier this month, it hinted at the car exhibiting the brand’s intentions when it comes to design. No surprise, it’s also likely a thinly veiled next step for the VW’s CC model. Render artists X-Tomi Design have taken that idea and run with it, […] More…

Spied: Lamborghini Aventador SV Fully Exposed on PR Photo Shoot

posted by on 29 January 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Usually when we get spy photos from our European sources, the shots are grainy or the cars are covered with old bodywork, psychedelic vinyl wrap, cladding… or all of the above. Not so today and these shots of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce or SV. Seems Borja Perez caught the car out in the desert, likely in […] More…

Will Höegh Osaka Car Carrier Ship Incident Delay Your New Volkswagen’s Delivery?

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The huge auto liner cargo ship Höegh Osaka has beached itself on the Bramble Bank, a legendary sandbar near Portsmouth and the Isle of Wright in England. The ship became grounded and started to list on January 3rd at 9:20 AM. The ship’s crew of 25 was saved that night, but the ship remains effectively beached and listing […] More…

From the Armchair: Suggesting a Nostalgia Shift from Bugs to Bunny

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Columns

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Nostalgia plays are a tough move. Ford does it with the Mustang, MINI does it with the… well… MINI, and Volkswagen does it with the Beetle. While not the boom segment it was during the era of the PT Cruiser or Ford Thunderbird, the nostalgia segment has been weened to mainly sustainable icon-inspired models. Even […] More…

Essen 2014: Ronal with Polished R10 and R50 Aero

posted by on 4 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Long associated with Audi since the earliest quattro rallying era, German wheel manufacturer Ronal was a presence at this year’s Essen Motor Show with a highlight on its new R10 and R50 Aero. The Ronal line of alloy wheels ranges from 14 to 22 inches and with a wide variety of designs. The emphasis at Essen was with […] More…