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IAA: The Tiguan GTE Concept In Detail

posted by on 14 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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In addition to the standard and R-Line Tiguan, Volkswagen will also display the Tiguan GTE- the brand’s first foray in to a GTE-branded SUV.  Featuring a solar panel roof to assist in charging the lithium-ion battery units, the Tiguan GTE can go up to 50km (31 miles) as a full electric, and consume just 1.9l/100km (123mpg) […] More…

IAA: World Premiere of the MQB-based European Tiguan

posted by on 14 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Volkswagen will debut their long-awaited second-generation Tiguan today at the Frankfurt Motor Show, based upon the brand’s completely modular MQB platform.  Coming in Trendline, Comfortline, R-Line and GTE trims for the European Market, this second-gen car will move upmarket in both design and quality, hitting European Dealerships in April of next year.  The US version will […] More…

IAA 2015: World Premiere of the Caddy Alltrack

posted by on 11 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be premiering their Caddy Alltrack, the direct successor to the popular CrossCaddy at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, which kicks off next week.  Offering the same contrasting flares and 4MOTION all wheel drive that we’ve come to expect from Alltrack models, the Caddy Alltrack will be available in both a consumer […] More…

Get More VWvortex Volkswagen News & Features First on Facebook

posted by on 11 September 2015 in Columns

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Volkswagen enthusiast readers of VWvortex have commented to us that they don’t always see our content on Facebook. There are reasons for this that we’ll comment upon below, but the short reason for this is that our posting stories often on an hourly basis actually serves to hurt our Facebook distribution. Fortunately, we’ve found a workaround that […] More…

Event: Big SoCal Euro 2015

posted by on 10 September 2015 in Events Coverage

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A fixture on the west coast enthusiast show must certainly be Big SoCal Euro, one that’s been going for years and continues to be one of the best on the West Coast. Each summer, thousands of cars descend upon the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot for this all-European event, and no surprise, the Volkswagen Group enthusiast presence is always very good. […] More…

IAA 2015: Updated Porsche 911 “type 991 II” Goes all Turbo all the Time

posted by on 9 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Volkswagen Group sportscar stalwart Porsche has released details of its updated 911 known internally as Type 991 II. Typically such an update would include a mild restyling and interior improvements, all of which are there. But, it also includes the change to a range of engines that means all turbos throughout the normal range (excluding […] More…