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Volkswagen and Audi to Return Green Car of the Year Awards

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Consider it aftermath of the ongoing so-called Dieselgate situation, but the Green Car Journal has rescinded several ‘Green Car of the Year’ awards that were won by models powered by the 2.0 TDI involved in this situation. For Audi, this means returning the 2009 trophy awarded to the Jetta TDI. Read the full press release by the […] More…

Winterkorn Out Amid Diesel Fiasco

posted by on 23 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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We’re just hearing word that Volkswagen Group CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn has tendered his resignation. The move comes as part of the fallout of the ongoing fiasco surrounding the admission by Volkswagen to the US Environmental Protection Agency that aa flip switch that functionally puts the company’s 2.0 TDI models out of emissions compliance when not […] More…

Get More VWvortex Volkswagen News & Features First on Facebook

posted by on 11 September 2015 in Columns

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Volkswagen enthusiast readers of VWvortex have commented to us that they don’t always see our content on Facebook. There are reasons for this that we’ll comment upon below, but the short reason for this is that our posting stories often on an hourly basis actually serves to hurt our Facebook distribution. Fortunately, we’ve found a workaround that […] More…

Bentley Mulsanne LWB Facelift Spied in Spain

posted by on 9 September 2015 in Bentley News

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While the press today is focused on the upcoming Bentley Bentayga SUV, the team from Crewe is also prepping even more new product to bolster the super luxurious marque. This is evidenced by photos of an upcoming facelifted Mulsanne long-wheelbase shot by our spy photographer sources in Spain. Quite obviously, this car is longer than the […] More…

IAA 2015: Updated Porsche 911 “type 991 II” Goes all Turbo all the Time

posted by on 9 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Volkswagen Group sportscar stalwart Porsche has released details of its updated 911 known internally as Type 991 II. Typically such an update would include a mild restyling and interior improvements, all of which are there. But, it also includes the change to a range of engines that means all turbos throughout the normal range (excluding […] More…

Gallery: Even More of the Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

posted by on 8 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Close watchers of the Volkswagen Scirocco model may remember the most recent GTS offering introduced earlier this year in Shanghai. This limited edition model features any number of visual upgrades to separate itself, and these latest images from Volkswagen France help show off even more detail. Historians amongst us will point out to you that […] More…