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Bruxsafol Debuts “Matte Caribbean Metallic” on Volkswagen Scirocco

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German vinyl manufacturers Bruxsafol have recently debuted their new Matte Caribbean Metallic finish on a new Volkswagen Scirocco, making for a finished product which is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.  As a part of Bruxsafol’s “Platinum Wrapping Film” line, the Matte Caribbean Metallic finish is manufactured to the highest standards ensuring longevity and providing […] More…

Video: Volkswagen GTI Competes in Motor Trend’s “2014 Best Driver’s Car” Competition

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Videos

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Both extremely vague and precisely accurate, the true meaning of the term “Driver’s Car” is something that journalists and enthusiasts have long debated. Most recently, the term has come to be code for the ideal handling, response, and feel that the driver experiences when behind the wheel.  Last week, the folks at Motor Trend gathered […] More…

Seat Celebrates its 5 Millionth Ibiza

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Group brand Seat is celebrating two major milestones in Paris, with the five millionth Ibiza being produced on the model’s 30th anniversary.  Since being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show three decades ago, the Ibiza has been the best selling and most exported Spanish automobile, being sold in more than 57 different countries.  To commemorate the […] More…

Focus Open 2014: Three Volkswagen Models Get Coveted Design Award

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In the past 23 years, the “Focus Open” International Design Award has developed into a prestigious competition. Among this year’s nominees were three Volkswagen models – the T-ROC Concept Car, the new Golf Sportsvan and the Beetle Dune Design Study. Hosted at the Design Center Stuttgart, Volkswagen’s T-ROC was awarded the highest rating of “Focus in Gold” for what the […] More…

UK Pricing Announced For All-New, High Tech Volkswagen Passat

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Retailers in the UK will begin taking orders for the eighth generation Passat saloon and Estate models on 7 October, ahead of first UK deliveries in January, with prices starting from £22,215 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level saloon (see below for full details). This all-new car brings a host of new technologies, comfort and […] More…

Paris 2014: The World Premiere of the Passat GTE

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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World premiere of the new Passat GTE at the Paris Motor Show: for the first time, plug-in hybrid drive for Passat Saloon and Estate cars Electric car: the Passat GTE can be driven up to 50 km in an all-electric mode Touring car: Paris-London-Paris nonstop and with zero emissions in the city Ten important facts […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rallycross Championship Marklund Motorsport in pole position in race for Team title Marklund Motorsport improved its prospects of winning the Team title at the tenth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy. Volkswagen drivers Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen (FIN) and Anton Marklund (S) may have missed out […] More…

The 2014 German Commercial Vehicle Prize Goes to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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As part of the IAA in Hanover the VDA President Matthias Wissmann, handed the 2014 German Commercial Vehicle Prize to the President and CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Dr. Eckhard Scholz. Every two years artisans and entrepreneurs from various industries test and assess comparable commercial vehicles on a test weekend, putting the vehicles through their […] More…

Duel of the Year Enters the Finishing Straight: Ogier vs. Latvala and the Battle for the World Championship title

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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WRC target in sight: Ogier/Ingrassia with chance to seal title at home in France Last chance saloon: Latvala/Anttila out to prolong title race Bronze up for grabs: Mikkelsen/Fløene home in on third place Match point on his own serve for one, the other poised ready to return – the eyes of the rallying world will […] More…

BBS Introduces SR, XA and CX-R “Special Edition” for the Cold Season

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Just in time for the colder months, BBS Wheels has released three special edition wheels designed specifically for winter use.  The SR, XA and CX-R designs feature a special coating to resist gravel, road salt and other byproducts of winter driving, as well as new sizes to better accommodate winter rubber and snow chains. Read […] More…

H20 International Get Together Master List

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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While the main event takes place at Fort Whaley, most of the action at H20 International can be found on Ocean City’s Coastal Highway.   This serves to be both a blessing and a curse for most attendees as they can see a majority of the show cars in attendance by cruising around the strip, but […] More…

Volkswagen Golf SV Claims Class Honors at Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards Debut

posted by on 25 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Golf SV, which went on sale in the UK in May this year, has pulled in an impressive accolade at its first towing outing, having claimed class honours at The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year awards 2015. The Golf SV is based on the standard Golf hatchback but offers more space and […] More…