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First Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Passat

posted by on 23 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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To state the obvious, Volkswagen is at a crucial time in their company’s history. Marred by ongoing TDI issues and the additional fallout yet to come, their time and money needs to be well spent. Although the newest Passat was well underway before any of this came to light, it’s now being met with cynicism […] More…

APR Presents the 6MT Adjustable Short Shifter

posted by on 23 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate fully adjustable Short Shifter System for the 6 speed manual transmission! Product Page The APR Short Shifter System is a comprehensive upgrade to the factory gear shifter assembly and is designed to reduces shifter movement, in all directions, while simultaneously improving shift quality. The system provides fine tuning […] More…

Volkswagen Rolls Out Smart Glasses to Assist with Plant Logistics

posted by on 23 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Launch following successful pilot project with Wolfsburg plant logistics Roll-out in the area of order picking At Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant, the roll-out of 3D smart glasses as standard equipment has now started following a three-month pilot phase. Plant logistics personnel are to use these glasses for order picking. The objective is to further improve process […] More…

ECS Tuning Releases VW MK7 / Audi 8V A3/S3 Street Shield Aluminum Skid Plate

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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With Volkswagen’s introduction of the MQB EA888 Gen3 1.8T/2.0T engine came multiple advancements in technology and production. Significant weight savings were accomplished through molded plastic parts throughout the powertrain; unfortunately, this included the engine’s oil pan. With no protection to cover such an important, yet fragile part, it’s easy to see why a plastic oil […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Donates Specially-Modified 2015 Passat to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network for Patient Therapy

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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WASHINGTON, DC – For disabled patients who hope to one day restore their independence by driving again, that day is a little closer. This past week, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. donated a specially-modified 2015 Passat, with wrapping courtesy of GEICO, to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH). The Passat’s decorative wrapping features GEICO Geckos, VW keys […] More…

Jörg Hofmann and Johan Järvklo Appointed to Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Berthold Huber and Hartmut Meine step down from the executive body Upon application by the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Mr. Jörg Hofmann (59), First Chairman of IG Metall, and Mr. Johan Järvklo (42), Representative of the Swedish Metal Workers’ Union at Scania, were appointed members of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG by Braunschweig […] More…