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Volkswagen Passat Named Motor Trend 2012 Car of the Year

posted by on 16 November 2011 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s midsize sedan takes top honors among 35 new vehicle offerings Herndon, VA / Los Angeles, CA – Motor Trend, one of the world’s premier automotive authorities, today named the Volkswagen Passat the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year. “Chassis, steering, ride, and handling all are tastiest within this segment,” said Motor Trend editor-in-chief, […] More…

Volkswagen Unveils New CC At LA Auto Show

posted by on 16 November 2011 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg / Los Angeles – When the Volkswagen CC debuted four years ago, it was the first affordably priced four-door coupe on sale in the U.S. What looked at first like a niche has developed into a completely new segment: nearly 270,000 people around the world have bought Volkswagen’s sedan that has the looks and […] More…

LA Auto Show – USA Premiere of the Beetle R Concept

posted by on 16 November 2011 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg / Los Angeles, 16 November 2011 – At Volkswagen, the letter ‘R’ as an added identifier promises top-notch performance. Currently, this claim is being validated with turbo pressure by the Golf R with 199 kW / 270 PS of power and the Scirocco R (currently only in Europe) with 195 kW / 265 PS. […] More…

Audi R8 Toxique by TC Concepts

posted by on 15 November 2011 in Audi News

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With a focus on exotic cars of all types, Berlin-based tuning house TC Concepts may be less familiar to Audi owners than Ingolstadt-focused shops like MTM or Abt. Nevertheless, with products like their new R8 Toxique bodywork design, we’re guessing that is about to change. For the R8, the TC concept body kit marks a […] More…

Volkswagen Selects Hughes Telematics For Connected Services

posted by on 10 November 2011 in Volkswagen News

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Hughes Telematics has announced that it has signed an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, to deliver connected vehicle services beginning in 2013. Hughes Telematics and Volkswagen will bring to market a comprehensive suite of connected services for safety and security, convenience, and diagnostics, while offering drivers a new level of service and accessibility. “We […] More…

First Outing: Volkswagen Starts Testing Program With Polo R WRC

posted by on 10 November 2011 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg – Well-done trial run: Volkswagen has successfully started the tests with the new Polo R WRC. Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Volkswagen Board of Management for Technology, and the two-time World Rally Champion and “Dakar” winner Carlos Sainz (Spain) completed the first test kilometres in the vineyards of Veldenz near Trier, the location […] More…