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Volkswagen Shows Off Five-Door Up!

posted by on 24 January 2012 in Volkswagen News

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Getting into Volkswagen’s award-winning up! city car is now easier than ever, with the introduction of the new five-door model. Pictured here for the first time, the five-door up! has many of the same virtues as its three-door sibling: a 2.42 m long wheelbase that makes for impressive interior space, a capacious 251-litre boot, an […] More…

Volkswagen Teases Next Super Bowl Commercial

posted by on 19 January 2012 in Volkswagen News

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When you have one of the highest-watched commercials during a Super Bowl, you know you’ve done something right. And when that commercial has gone on to become one of the most-viewed car commercials in history, you really know you’ve done something right. Problem is, next year everyone’s going to look to see how you can […] More…

Volkswagen Releases iPad App Celebrating Golf R

posted by on 17 January 2012 in Volkswagen News

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If you’ve been in the Golf R section of the forums, you have no doubt seen that Golf Rs are starting to be delivered to the lucky ones who have preordered one. And to celebrate the release of the enthusiasts’ Volkswagen, we here at VWvortex have been collaborating with Volkswagen of America on an iPad […] More…

MKV Golf Reverse Camera Kit

press release by on 5 January 2012 in Aftermarket & Industry News

Wadsworth, Ohio, January 4, 2011 Go back to the future with a sci-fi reverse view camera kit. This hi-tech option, commonly reserved for luxury models, can be retrofitted to any MKV Golf equipped with an RNS-based factory navigation stereo. 

This is a great accessory for families with small children–or for anyone who needs to back […] More…

Young Duo Aiming for Success in First Season of GRAND-AM Competition

press release by on 4 January 2012 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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January 2, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – APR is pleased to announcing the signing of talented duo of Aleks Altberg and David Cheng to steer the no. 171 APR Volkswagen GTI in the ST class in the 2012 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. While both are newcomers to the CTSCC – and both barely old […] More…

The New Head of the Compact Class: The Audi A1 quattro

posted by on 21 December 2011 in Audi News

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Limited-production (333 units) A1 quattro beginning 2012 188 kW (256 hp), quattro drive, 0 – 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds Dynamic look inside and out, thoroughly equipped Audi is crowning its successful A1 model series with an exclusive top-of-the-line model. The dynamic A1 quattro, limited to just 333 units, moves to the head of the […] More…