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Volkswagen of America Reports June Sale Increase of 5.6 Percent

posted by on 1 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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June sales total 30,436 units, a 5.6 percent increase over June 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,145 units, a 143 percent increase, the best June for Golf since 2000 Golf delivered 1,967 units for the month, a 227.8  percent increase Jetta sedan delivered 10,944  units, a 8.3 percent increase Tiguan delivered 2,604 […] More…

Video: Volkswagen R32 Rolls at the Nurburgring

posted by on 1 July 2015 in Videos

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If you’ve ever experienced the Nurburgring’s 12.9 mile North Loop on a video game, chances are that you’ve employed a strategy that encouraged liberal use of the curbing on nearly all of its 70+ corners.  It’s a bold strategy, but in the virtual world, consequences of being a bit to hard on the curbs is close […] More…

WRC 2: ŠKODA Sets Sights on Another Top Result in Poland

posted by on 1 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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ŠKODA looks to further the success of their Fabia R5 in its debut season when the team reports to Rally Poland this weekend.  After a late start, the R5 has captured a podium spot three times in the two races it’s entered so far this year, causing the team to have understandably high hopes for this weekend’s […] More…

Report: Volkswagen to Establish Budget Brand in China

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a piece published by Bild, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has announced that the Volkswagen Group will bring a ‘budget’ car to market, as it is seen as a key component of future success for the company.  The model will be first available in China at a price point less than 10,000EUR, and eventually […] More…

Lamborghini Confirms Roadster Version of Aventador Superveloce

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Lamborghini News

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So you liked the first Aventador Superveloce, but though that it had entirely too much roof?  Boy, have we got news for you.  At this past weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann announced that the Italian Supercar manufacturer will build 500 Roadster versions of their top of the line Aventador […] More…

Bentley Introduces Limited Edition Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Bentley News

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Bentley announced today that a new, extremely limited production special edition of their Continental GT Speed will debut tomorrow at the Boeing Safari Airshow in Seattle.  Dubbed the ‘Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series’ and taking its paint inspiration directly from the L-39 Albatros airplane, this new model will be Bentley’s fastest production vehicle […] More…