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German Federal Minister Visits Volkswagen Group of America’s Silicon Valley Electronic Research Lab

posted by on 27 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Visit included a tour of the facility and test drive of piloted vehicle Belmont, Calif.  Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles visited the Volkswagen Group of America Electronic Research Lab (ERL) in Belmont, Calif. today. Ewald Goessmann, executive director, ERL, provided Minister Nahles and Reiner Hoffmann, Chairman of the German Trade Union […] More…

Volkswagen Golf Receives AutoPacific 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The Golf is ranked first among compact cars for the second consecutive year AutoPacific® Award  is based on a survey of more than 66,000 new car buyers  Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America, Inc., today announced that the Golf was named AutoPacific’s 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA). The Golf ranks as the Best in Class in […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross and Scott Speed Sign Contract Extension

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA — Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team principals and Scott Speed today announced an extension of the driver’s contract ahead of the seventh round of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. The three-time X Games Gold Medalist and five-time GRC race winner will continue to pilot the No. 41 Volkswagen Beetle GRC throughout the next two […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Returns to D.C. to Compete in Front of Home Crowd

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Scott Speed and Tanner Foust hope to improve standings at the second annual Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington D.C. presented by Volkswagen Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to Washington, D.C. this weekend for the seventh round of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. With two podium finishes at rounds 5 and 6 […] More…

2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, Golf GTI and Jetta Earn 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

posted by on 12 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA  — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that the 2016 Volkswagen Golf 4-door, Golf SportWagen, Golf GTI 4-door, and Jetta models, when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) system, have been awarded 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 Golf, […] More…

Volkswagen Opens North American Engineering & Planning Center

posted by on 6 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Traverse City, Mich.— The North American Engineering and Planning Center centralizes Volkswagen’s research and development, and product planning efforts in the American South. This new entity joins the production, purchasing and sales efforts currently operating in the North American Region. Headed by Dr. Matthias Erb, the NA Engineering and Planning Center serves as a high-level […] More…