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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Records 3.9 Percent Increase in Deliveries During First Quarter

posted by on 8 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has recorded an increase of 3.9% in total deliveries during the first quarter of 2014 over last year.  The increase stems from a record 13.3% growth in the Asian-Pacific market and a strong performance in the overall European market.  While the Asian-Pacific and European markets are growing, Volkswagen has seen deliveries decrease in India […] More…

‘Kombi Last Wishes’ a Fitting Sendoff for Iconic Model

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Created by Ben Pon in the 1940s, the Volkswagen Type 2 has gained a cult following due to its outright practicality and the role it played in the counter-culture movement of the 1960s.  Production of the Type 2 finally ended on December 31st, and the video below is sort of an “in memoriam” piece created […] More…

40 years ago: Golf Durability test from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It was said that the Beetle runs and runs and runs. Surely its successor, the Golf, had to also master this discipline with flying colors. That’s why the legendary motoring journalist Fritz B. Busch went along with four companions in two identical 70 HP 1.5 liter Golfs on a very big tour – from Alaska […] More…

Golf GTE Makes UK Debut at The Gadget Show Live

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The upcoming Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid makes its UK debut at the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham next week.  First displayed at the Geneva Auto Show last month, the Golf GTE combines a plug-in electric hybrid system with a 1.4L TSI direct-injection gas motor which propels the car from 0-62mph in […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports March 2014 Sales

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America delivered 36,717 units in March, down 2.6% from the 37,704 delivered during the same time period last year. While overall sales may be down, Volkswagen saw a sales growth of 6.3%  for the Jetta Sedan, contributing to a total growth of 4.6% for all Jetta models.  Passat deliveries increased by an impressive […] More…

Pristine 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco Spied in Geneva Autoshow Parking Garage

posted by on 31 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Oftentimes at industry events, more keen observers can spot extremely interesting vehicles hiding in the visitor lots outside of the main attraction. Such was the case for us a few weeks ago at the Geneva Motor Show with this yellow 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco apparently owned by Volkswagen’s internal heritage arm Volkswagen Classic. Sitting just outside the […] More…