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Volkswagen Reports 47.9 Percent Increase in January U.S. Sales

posted by on 1 February 2012 in Volkswagen News

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• January sales total 27,209, best January since 1974- • Much-anticipated Game Day ad released today- • January sales total 27,209 units, a 47.9 percent increase over prior year sales • The best January sales since 1974 • Jetta Sedan sales total 9,564 units in January, third best January ever • Chattanooga-built Passat, Motor Trend Car of the Year, sold 6,318 […] More…

Sun Motor Cars Porsche-Audi To Hold Performance Tech Event with AP Tuning and OG Racing

posted by on 4 November 2011 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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MECHANICSBURG, PA — Sun Motor Cars Porsche-Audi will host a Performance Tech Event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 12 at their showroom, 6691 Carlisle Pike. The event will feature displays and demonstrations by OG Racing and APTuning, as well as special offers on intake and exhaust systems and on-the-spot performance tuning of […] More…

24 Hours of Nurburgring: VAG Class-by-Class Breakdown

posted by on 30 June 2011 in Miscellaneous Features

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There are just so many reasons to be enthralled by the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. There’s the stunning track itself, the throngs of fans spread out across the local mountainous real estate and of course the cars. Volkswagen came with factory-built Golf GT-24s and CNG-powered Sciroccos. Audi brought its R8 LMS and the new TT […] More…

Driven: 1981 Volkswagen Iltis – The Ur-Ur quattro

posted by on 23 February 2011 in Reviews and Road Tests Reviews and Road Tests Beta

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“We’re about to confirm that we’ve cancelled the Q3,” Joseph, Audi AG’s German PR representative says to me with a smile as I walk past him and into the frigid morning air in the Quebec back country. He pauses, waiting for my morning din to crack and for me to respond. “Really?” I ask quizzically. […] More…

Volkswagen Marches Ahead as ADBOWL® Voters’ Favorite Super Bowl XLV Commercial

posted by on 7 February 2011 in Volkswagen News

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Volkswagen’s Imperial March for the Passat was voted consumers’ favorite advertisement during Super Bowl XLV according to ADBOWL® (www.ADBOWL.com), the original advertising ranking website and iPhone App developed by McKee Wallwork Cleveland. As of 12 am EST*, ADBOWL® voters rated these top five ads: Volkswagen — The Imperial March Bridgestone — Carma […] More…

Volkswagen and Audi Dominate Strategic Vision Total Value Study

posted by on 3 February 2011 in Volkswagen News

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San Diego, CA – Now in its fourteenth year as the industry’s most comprehensive “value study,” Strategic Vision announces the Total Value Index™ (TVI) leaders of 2010 with results that indicate value leadership is evolving. Behind Total Value corporate leader Volkswagen of America, Ford Motor Corporation now ranks ahead of American Honda Motor for the […] More…