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Waterfest Preview: Volkswagen Perspective

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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In case you weren’t already aware, the largest Audi and Volkswagen enthusiast show of the year takes place this coming weekend at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Spanning both Saturday and Sunday, last year’s event boasted nearly 25,000 avid fans of Audi and Volkswagen models, not to mention a huge vendor area, car show, drag […] More…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group in Talks to Acquire Fiat Chrysler Says Germany’s Manager Magazin Reports

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We were once told by a top executive at Audi that Germany’s Manager Magazin is where other top executives float ideas in the form of rumor. Whether or not then this means it is a floated idea or a line on actual happenings remains to be known, but a rumor this morning out of Germany […] More…

IIHS Releases Recommendations on Used Vehicles for Young Drivers. Volkswagen Group Products Make the List.

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Parents take note. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a list of vehicles recommended as first cars for young drivers largely based on the criteria of safety and relative affordability in the used car market. Before we post the entire press release from the IIHS, we first wanted to call out the Volkswagens […] More…

In Detail: The New Passat – Generation 8

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Technologies and design of the new Passat overcome class boundaries First Passat to feature plug-in hybrid system and interactive digital instruments Ten key facts about the new Passat: The new Passat arrives on the European market in the fourth quarter of 2014 as a saloon and as an estate car. Thanks to its innovative lightweight […] More…

In Detail: The New Passat – Generation 8, Technology Preview

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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A new era Technology Preview – the innovations of the new Passat: Networked assistance systems introduce a new era of safety Volkswagen introduced the first generation of the Passat 41 years ago. Since that time, the best-seller has sold over 22 million units across the globe. Now Volkswagen is preparing for the launch of the eighth generation […] More…

Volkswagen Introduces New MQB Passat in Potsdam Reveal

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Editor’s Note: Volkswagen revealed the new MQB-based Passat VIII in Potsdam yesterday. With Chattanooga now producing the North American Passat, it remains to be seen just how much this new car shares with future American market product. Even still, the car shows that Wolfsburg is incredibly serious about growing its presence within the B-segment. The new […] More…