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Jörg Hofmann and Johan Järvklo Appointed to Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Berthold Huber and Hartmut Meine step down from the executive body Upon application by the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Mr. Jörg Hofmann (59), First Chairman of IG Metall, and Mr. Johan Järvklo (42), Representative of the Swedish Metal Workers’ Union at Scania, were appointed members of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG by Braunschweig […] More…

Volkswagen Board Member for Human Resources Dr. Horst Neumann Announces Retirement

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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CEO Matthias Müller temporarily assumes responsibility for Human Resources The member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft with responsibility for Human Resources, Dr. Horst Neumann (66), retires with effect from November 30, 2015. The Supervisory Board expects to name his successor shortly. In the intervening period the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, will temporarily […] More…

Volkswagen Group Reduces Level of Capex

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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CEO Matthias Müller: “We will strictly prioritize all investments and expenditures” Even greater focus on alternative drive technologies and digitalization The Volkswagen Group is aligning investment activity in its Automotive Division with the current situation. The aim is for planned investments in property, plant and equipment, investment property and intangible assets, excluding capitalized development costs […] More…

Gallery: Los Angeles Auto Show 2015

posted by on 19 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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It’s been a hectic past 24 hours on the ground in LA, and we’re already getting prepared to hop a flight back to our East Coast offices.  While our time here may have been short, it was packed with sit-downs, reveals and round tables with the Volkswagen Group brands.  Over the next few days, we’ll be […] More…

Choice Gear: DriverGear Fall Collection

posted by on 18 November 2015 in Choice Gear

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Somehow, despite what the calendar suggests, we’re still seeing temperatures in the 50s and 60s on a regular basis at our Pennsylvania offices, and quite a few leaves have yet to hit the ground.  It seems that traditional Fall weather may linger through Thanksgiving and into December, and that Volkswagen DriverGear’s Fall Collection just might remain part […] More…

Dr. Michael Steiner Becomes Group Compliance Commissioner

posted by on 18 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, Va. – Dr. Michael Steiner (51), until now Head of Total Vehicle Development/Quality at Porsche, has been appointed Compliance Commissioner at the Volkswagen Group effective as of November 16, 2015. In this function Steiner reports directly to the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller. Steiner, who holds a Ph.D. in engineering, moved from Daimler, […] More…

LAAS 2015: Volkswagen Announces Special Edition Beetle Denim

posted by on 17 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The special edition Beetle Denim is a contemporary tribute to the 1970s Beetle Jeans model Exclusive short-run model, arriving in dealerships in early 2016 Equipped with 17-inch Heritage wheels and 1.8-liter TSI® engine Original interior design, including unique seating surfaces and jeans-inspired seat pockets Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America Inc. announced today the launch […] More…

Black Forest Industries Releases New Red Anodized Shift Knob

posted by on 17 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Adding to Black Forest’s color selection on the always popular GS1 shift knobs, they are now offering a red anodized option. Not only does this new billet, heavyweight shift knob look great inside your car, but it also adds a bit of function and performance as well. With its solid construction and added heft, shifting […] More…

LAAS 2015: Golf GTE Sport Concept Makes North American Debut

posted by on 17 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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North American debut for a Volkswagen that combines race-car performance and hybrid fuel economy Golf GTE Sport is powered by a 395 horsepower plug-in hybrid system Drivetrain combines two electric motors, World Rally Championship turbocharged engine, and innovative all-wheel-drive system Bridges the gap between road cars and racing cars Lightweight carbon fiber construction Golf GTE Sport […] More…

LAAS 2015: Beetle Dune Adds Aggression to Beetle Lineup

posted by on 17 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Drawing inspiration from classic Baja Bugs, the Dune offers striking new design features plus premium content Offered as both a coupe and a convertible More aggressive exterior styling features new bumpers, side moldings, wheel design, and raised ground clearance New technology for Beetle lineup includes LED taillights and Park Distance Control Standard equipment for Beetle Dune […] More…

AWE Tuning Releases Mk7 Golf SportWagen Exhaust Suite

posted by on 16 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Horsham, Pennsylvania.  AWE Tuning announced today the introduction of their new exhaust suite for the Volkswagen Mk7 Golf SportWagen. “We’ve always had a sweet spot for wagons. This car, when woken up, becomes a ton of fun,” stated Jesse Kramer, VP of Marketing. “Special thanks to VW Vortex for their support with the development car, the catalog […] More…

Volkswagen Group Delivers 8.26M Vehicles to Customers Worldwide in First 10 Months

posted by on 16 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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From January to October, the Volkswagen Group handed over 8.26 million vehicles to customers. Worldwide deliveries did not present a uniform picture. Deliveries by the Volkswagen brand in certain markets reflected especially the current diesel issue as a result of sales stoppages for the vehicles affected. Deliveries therefore fell in October (-5.3 percent). At the […] More…