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Rendering: Should VW Build a Touran GTI?

posted by on 8 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Like it or not, more upright and utilitarian body styles like the MPV and crossover are crushing it when it comes to consumer popularity. Given this market trend, one has to wonder if there’s not a market for a performance variant and, if so, if the handsome new European market Touran would fill such a […] More…

Caped Do-Gooder ‘Lamborghini Batman’ Killed When Batmobile Struck on Side of Maryland Highway

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Several years ago, Lenny B. Robinson became a bit of an internet sensation when the owner of the black Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was pulled over by Maryland police wearing full Batman costume. That the man was a regular visitor to children’s hospitals was an integral part to his story. Regrettably, the Washington Post is reporting that this […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the steering wheel clock spring on approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. Certain 2010-2014 […] More…

On Location: Autohaus Volkswagen Lancaster Grand Opening

posted by on 27 July 2015 in On Location

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There aren’t a whole lot of Volkswagen dealers in the United States with a longer history than Autohaus. The family owned Lancaster, PA based Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche dealer was one of the first set up in the Volkswagen network, with the founder having come over from Germany in order to help establish these German […] More…

Giorgetto Giugiaro Leaves ItalDesign, Audi Purchases Remaining Ownership

posted by on 6 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Late last week, design icon Giorgetto Giugiaro has resigned from his position at the helm of ItalDesign, his family firm in which Audi has held a controlling (90.1%) stake since 2010. The designer sold his remaining shares to Audi, departing reportedly along with his son Fabrizio who was also active in the business. With this move, Audi becomes the […] More…

Volkswagen Presents Golf Sport GTE concept at Wörthersee

posted by on 14 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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For more than three decades, the south bank of Lake Wörthersee in Austria has become the home for GTI fans from around the world. And it has long since become a tradition for Volkswagen – the inventor of the GTI – to present an automotive surprise for the 200,000 visitors. As a concept car, the […] More…