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The New Passat Alltrack

posted by on 2 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New Passat Alltrack combines the best of on-road and off-road driving Passat Alltrack with all-terrain design and 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard Ideal towing vehicle with towing capacity of 2,200 kg and innovative Trailer Assist Volkswagen has developed the new Passat Alltrack for all frequent leisure and business drivers who do not only drive on […] More…

Euro NCAP Awards Top Rating of 5 stars to New Touran

posted by on 2 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Passengers and pedestrians are excellently protected in accidents Top score for 5- and 7-seaters The new Touran has passed the independent European NCAP safety tests with top marks. The latest generation of the popular family MPV has therefore been awarded the highest rating of 5 stars and ranks as one of the safest cars in […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports August Sales

posted by on 2 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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August sales total 32,332 units The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 7,075 units, an 86.2 percent increase over the previous August Golf delivered 1,873 units for the month, a 5.6 percent increase  Tiguan delivered 3,165 units, a 47.1 percent increase High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 22.9 percent of sales in August Herndon, […] More…

Project SportWagen: Setting the Stage(s) with AWE Tuning

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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With suspension from Air Lift Performance, wheels from Rotiform, and roof candy courtesy of Volkswagen Accessories, you might just say that Project SportWagen is starting to look the part of a proper show car within today’s Volkswagen scene, while retaining the ability to be driven daily.  But although the looks are very much in-line with […] More…

Volkswagen’s New Typeface wins Red Dot Award

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Seal of quality for good design: accolade for new brand typeface in communication design category Volkswagen has been honored in the competition for this year’s Red Dot Award, a highly regarded international design accolade. The new brand typeface, consisting of the two fonts “Volkswagen Head” and “Volkswagen Text”, received a Red Dot Award for communication […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. Transalpine […] More…

Volkswagen Brings Rain Room Exhibition to Shanghai

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Première in Asia: Together, Volkswagen Group China and YUZ Museum bring Rain Room to Shanghai The largest installation to date of the artwork by Random International Opening with around 300 guests from the fields of culture, economics and politics Volkswagen begins its activities as a cultural partner in China with the involvement of Volkswagen Group China in […] More…

Ruling Finds Volkswagen Fulfilled Agreement with Suzuki, Cooperation Deemed Terminated

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Arbitral tribunal confirms Volkswagen met contractual obligations and finds that Suzuki has ordinary right to terminate agreement based on reasonable notice Volkswagen to dispose of its 19.9 percent stake in Suzuki and expects positive effect on Company’s earnings and liquidity from transaction Arbitrators also find that Suzuki breached its contractual obligations to Volkswagen under the […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Wheels and Tires

posted by on 28 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Let’s be clear, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient of definitions: the Mk7 can fit an absurdly huge wheel without rubbing. This is smart packaging on Volkswagen’s part, as right off the showroom floor, we were able to bolt up a set of 20” by 9” wheels left over from our Turbo Beetle […] More…

Deutsche Auto Parts Releases Center-Exit Exhaust for Mk7 GTI

posted by on 28 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Utilizing the OEM Volkswagen Accessory rear valence, Deutsche Auto Parts has developed a Center exit exhaust for the Mk7 Golf GTI.  Made from 304 Stainless Steel, the system is said to be drone-free and perfectly suited for daily driving. From the provided videos, we’d say it sounds pretty damn good, too. Check out the announcement below. […] More…

IAA 2015: Volkswagen Updates Euro-Market Golf Cabriolet

posted by on 28 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Golf Cabriolet for model year 2016 has sportier exterior, new colours and an upgraded interior The Golf Cabriolet is one of the most successful open-top cars on the German market and one of the most popular of its kind in Europe. At the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), Volkswagen is presenting a visually extensive update […] More…

Find of the Day: 1980 Volkswagen Golf

posted by on 28 August 2015 in Find Of the Day

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When it comes to building show cars, the Europeans are quite simply on a different level.  Posted recently to the ‘Burn the Mk1s’ group on Facebook, this Golf is a prime example of the level that some go to when assembling their perfect Mk1.  And that’s why it’s our Find of the Day.   This […] More…