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Video: HGP Golf R VRT vs.Ferrari 458 Speciale. On Like Donkey Kong.

posted by on 26 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Ask anyone at German tuning firm HGP Turbo, or their US extension HPA Motorsports, and they’ll tell you that there’s no replacement for displacement. Sure, they recognize forced induction systems like the turbocharger systems going into cars like the Golf R are great and all, but they’re even better on even bigger capacity engines. Case in […] More…

Volkswagen Group Starts Second Half of Year with Rise in Deliveries

posted by on 26 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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5.78 million vehicles handed over from January to July / +6.0 percent* 808,500 units delivered in July / +6.7 percent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Pleasing start to second half of year. Uncertainty continues to overshadow economic conditions in global automotive sector.” Wolfsburg, August 26, 2014 – The Volkswagen Group delivered 5.78 (January-July […] More…

The Next World Champion Will Also Drive a Volkswagen: Success Guaranteed Despite Disappointment on Home Soil

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen crews to battle it out amongst themselves for the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ titles Out on final day: Latvala/Anttila retire whilst leading Third place at the Rally Germany: Podium for Mikkelsen as consolation Crunch time in the World Rally Championship – the result of the Rally Germany means that the 2014 World Rally Champion will […] More…

Popcorn on a Mk2 Golf Is Art… But Is It the New Rust?

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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There are trends that circulate amongst “the scene” that tend to serve as low hanging fruit for critics. Purposely rusty panels or wicker seats are some that come to mind. Fortunately, what you see here is not from the show scene… unless that show is an art show. What you see here is a work by artist Lucas […] More…

Volkswagen of America Announces Pricing of 2015 Jetta, Starting at $16,215

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The entry-level 2.0L trim starts at just $16,215, featuring a standard five-speed manual transmission New limited-edition 1.8T Sport trim offers lowered sport suspension, navigation, rearview camera, rear spoiler and darkened taillights, starting at $20,895 New driver assistance systems available: Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning System, and Park Distance Control Improved aerodynamics […] More…

Volkswagen of America Announces Pricing for 2015 e-Golf

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The most versatile Electric Vehicle in its class goes on sale in November, priced at $35,445 for the fully equipped SEL Premium model Drivetrain consists of 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with 199 pound-feet of torque; 7.2 kW onboard charger is standard Standard fast charging capability allows 80 percent battery charge within […] More…