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Volkswagen of America Reports September Sales

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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September sales total 26,141 units, a .56 percent increase over September 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 5,251 units, a 50.6 percent increase over the previous September Golf GTI delivered 1,825 units for the month, a 14.1 percent increase, marking the best September on record Tiguan delivered 2,972 units, a 77.5 percent increase, […] More…

Statement: Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG’s Supervisory Board Following its Meeting on September 30, 2015

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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In seven hours of intense discussions the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG yesterday (September 30) discussed the current status with respect to the manipulation of diesel engine exhaust emissions. The Executive Committee will make proposals to the Supervisory Board concerning the further handling of these matters. Yesterday evening, the members of […] More…

WRC: Rain and Adverse Weather make for Dramatic Shakedown in Corsica

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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Slippery conditions on prelude to round eleven of the World Rally Championship Torrential rain and a “medicane” forecast for the coming days Latvala third with the Polo R WRC on Shakedown, Ogier fourth, Mikkelsen ninth Wolfsburg. Sharpening the senses ahead of a genuine challenge: the Volkswagen drivers used the Shakedown ahead of the Rally France […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: GTI Front End Conversion and Lighting Upgrade

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Sometime during the last seventy years, “a Volkswagen” rose to prominence and then fell out of favor as a standard unit of measure. A heavy piece of office furniture weighs as much as “a Volkswagen.” A mainframe computer was as large as “a Volkswagen.” Dolly Parton and … eh, you get the picture. So let […] More…

Bode Appointed Head of Group Communications, Investor Relations and External Relations at Volkswagen AG

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Hans-Gerd Bode (54) has been appointed Head of Group Communications, Investor Relations and External Relations at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft with immediate effect. He succeeds Stephan Grühsem (53), who is leaving the company by amicable agreement. The CEO of Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, states: “Stephan Grühsem has played a decisive and strategically shrewd role in shaping communications […] More…

New Touran Now Available at Dealerships Across Europe

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New design, more room, top marks for safety, and new assistance systems Perfect smartphone integration ensures maximum connectivity The all-new Touran is now available in Volkswagen showrooms. The new family MPV stands out with a powerful design that is significantly lighter and sportier than before. Along with an enlarged multi-variable interior, Volkswagen has equipped the […] More…

Project SportWagen: Going Stage 2 with APR

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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    When we last left you, the humble little SportWagen was fresh from the development process with our friends at AWE Tuning, sporting a new downpipe, exhaust and intake, allowing things to breathe a bit easier.  The car sounded great, but there was no getting around the fact that our wagon was still quite, […] More…

Volkswagen Group UK Announces Action Plan to Modify Existing 2.0 TDI Engines, Says V6 and V8 TDI Models are Unaffected

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New vehicles with EU6 engines currently available not affected All petrol models, as well as V6 TDI and V8 TDI models, unaffected Technical solutions being developed andwill be presented to responsible authorities before end of October Milton Keynes, September 30,2015 – Volkswagen  Group UK is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of […] More…

Porsche Supervisory Board Appoints Oliver Blume as Chairman, Detlev von Platen as Executive Board Member for Sales and Marketing

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Porsche News

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As the Volkswagen Group’s executive shuffle continues, Porsche has announced moves within their organization to fill the role held previously by the new CEO of Volkswagen AG, Matthias Mueller.  Dr. Oliver Blume has been promoted to Chairman of the Porsche AG Executive Board, and current President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America Detlev von […] More…

Volkswagen and Audi to Return Green Car of the Year Awards

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Consider it aftermath of the ongoing so-called Dieselgate situation, but the Green Car Journal has rescinded several ‘Green Car of the Year’ awards that were won by models powered by the 2.0 TDI involved in this situation. For Audi, this means returning the 2009 trophy awarded to the Jetta TDI. Read the full press release by the […] More…

Dr. Winfried Vahland Appointed as President and CEO, Volkswagen North American Region

posted by on 29 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg/Herndon, September 29, 2015 – As part of decentralization of its company activities, Volkswagen Group is strengthening the North American region and is combining its activities in the USA, Mexico and Canada into the newly formed North American Region (NAR). The Supervisory Board has appointed Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland to take over all responsibility for the North […] More…

Gallery: HPerformance’s Volkswagen R32

posted by on 29 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Although the Mk4 R32 is now more than a decade old, it still looks as fresh as ever.  As such, it is still very much a darling of the aftermarket tuning scene, with new examples showing up at each enthusiast events and tuner shows across the globe.  HPerformance’s car is no exception, with power bumped […] More…