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Volkswagen Outpaces Toyota in First Half Sales, On Track to Become World’s Largest Automaker

posted by on 28 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The first half sales numbers are in, and things are looking quite good for the Volkswagen Group.  According to a report published by Automotive News, Volkswagen’s 5.04 million sales in the first half of 2015 surpassed Toyota’s numbers by 20,000 units, as the Japanese auto manufacturer saw a decrease in year over year sales by […] More…

Volkswagen Amarok Enters Search and Rescue Duty in the UK

posted by on 27 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplies UK’s first Amarok search and rescue vehicle to Surrey’s Lowland Rescue unit Off-road credentials, wading capability and engine performance key to securing contract Surrey Search & Rescue (SurSAR) relies on its vehicles to provide a vital lifesaving service transporting its team and equipment through England’s most densely wooded county. The organisation opted […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Announces California Pricing

posted by on 24 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has officially announced pricing on the vehicle that is named for a place where it ironically isn’t available for purchase, the fourth generation California.  Starting at £37,657 for an entry-level ‘Beach’ model and £47,840 for the high-end ‘Ocean’ trim level, the California is available with three different BlueMotion-equipped powerplants and seating for seven.  Like […] More…

Volkswagen and Fleet Investments B.V. Dispose of Holding in LeasePlan for EUR 3.7 Billion

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Closing is subject to the approval by the competent authorities Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and the Dutch company Fleet Investments B.V. are disposing of the world’s leading leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan Corporation N.V. to a consortium of investors. The total value of the transaction amounts to about EUR 3.7 billion. Subject to approval by the […] More…

Volkswagen Chattanooga Builds 500,000th Passat

posted by on 22 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Volkswagen Chattanooga has achieved a significant production milestone with the completion of its 500,000th Passat. The car, produced in the world’s first and only LEED Platinum certified factory, was a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 170 horsepower, 1.8 liter turbo engine, […] More…

Seventh Annual Schloss Bensberg Classics Sees Impressive Lineup

posted by on 22 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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This past weekend in Germany, some of the most prestigious automobiles in Europe gathered for the seventh annual Schloss Bensberg Classics, for a historic rally and Concours d’Elegance.  Among the cars in attendance were several extremely noteworthy Volkswagens of various histories and disciplines.  Let’s take a look at a few of them. Denzel 1300 Technically […] More…