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In Detail: The New Passat – Generation 8, Technology Preview

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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A new era Technology Preview – the innovations of the new Passat: Networked assistance systems introduce a new era of safety Volkswagen introduced the first generation of the Passat 41 years ago. Since that time, the best-seller has sold over 22 million units across the globe. Now Volkswagen is preparing for the launch of the eighth generation […] More…

Volkswagen Introduces New MQB Passat in Potsdam Reveal

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Editor’s Note: Volkswagen revealed the new MQB-based Passat VIII in Potsdam yesterday. With Chattanooga now producing the North American Passat, it remains to be seen just how much this new car shares with future American market product. Even still, the car shows that Wolfsburg is incredibly serious about growing its presence within the B-segment. The new […] More…

60 Years at the Top: Volkswagen Transporter Celebrates Six Decades of UK Success

posted by on 3 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Volkswagen Transporter in the UK with a quick video history and official release on the vehicle.  Volkswagen has delivered more than 11.5 million Transporters to date, starting with just 786 sold to UK customers in 1954.  Noted for clever engineering and extreme practicality, the Transporter […] More…

Volkswagen Launches “Electrified! Tour 2014″ In Germany

posted by on 2 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen launches the Germany-wide “electrified! Tour 2014″ on July 5.  After successful e-Mobility Weeks this spring in Berlin, Europe’s largest car manufacturer invites all interested parties to not only obtain information about electric mobility on one of the many tour stops, but to also experience the electric and zero-emission driving itself.  Trial runs can be booked online at www.volkswagen.de/emobility/electrifiedtour […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Welcomes Stefan Schüller as Executive Vice President, Group Quality

posted by on 2 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Group of America has announced that Stefan Schüller has been named the new Executive Vice President of Group Quality, replacing Marc Trahan who is retiring after 35 years at the company.  Schüller brings more than 20 years of technical and leadership experience to the role, and his duties will include overseeing vehicle quality, reliability […] More…

Volkswagen Broadens its Expertise in the Field of Connectivity

posted by on 1 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has announced the formation of Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH, which aims to expand Volkswagen’s ‘expertise and capabilities in the field of vehicle connectivity.’  The new division has taken over BlackBerry’s European research and development centre in Bochum, Germany, and looks to shorten infotainment life cycles to keep up with customer expectations. Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH founded […] More…