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Chinese Blast Takes Out Nearly 2000 New Volkswagens

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin late last week was devastating on many, many levels.  Current reports from CNN place the death toll at more than 100 people, with another 57 still unaccounted for.  Damage to local infrastructure is also quite serious, as the blast sent shockwaves that shattered glass windows, and covered […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the steering wheel clock spring on approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. Certain 2010-2014 […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross and Scott Speed Sign Contract Extension

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA — Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team principals and Scott Speed today announced an extension of the driver’s contract ahead of the seventh round of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. The three-time X Games Gold Medalist and five-time GRC race winner will continue to pilot the No. 41 Volkswagen Beetle GRC throughout the next two […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Launches Limited Edition Amarok Atacama

posted by on 13 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New Amarok Atacama special edition model priced from £26,850 (basic excl. VAT) High equipment levels and a choice of two transmissions Bi-xenon lights, Vienna leather trim, sat nav and 19-inch wheels all as standard Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is turning up the heat this summer with the arrival of the new limited edition Amarok Atacama. Named […] More…

Theophilus Chin Renders Second Generation Amarok

posted by on 13 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Now that the so-called ‘Chicken Tax’ is apparently on the way out, the door just may open for vehicles like Volkswagen’s Amarok and the Toyota Hilux to become available on US shores.  But by the time everything goes through, we’d likely see a second generation Amarok at US dealerships (if at all), so what would […] More…

2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, Golf GTI and Jetta Earn 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

posted by on 12 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA  — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that the 2016 Volkswagen Golf 4-door, Golf SportWagen, Golf GTI 4-door, and Jetta models, when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) system, have been awarded 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 Golf, […] More…