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Volkswagen Caddy Wins Small Van of the Year Title at Fleet Awards

posted by on 24 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s highly versatile Caddy has scooped the Small Van of the Year honour at this year’s Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) awards. Voted for exclusively by ACFO members, the highly-respected awards reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet decision-makers. ACFO is the UK’s premier representative organisation for fleet operators in charge of […] More…

Thomas Schmall Named Volkswagen Brand Board Member Responsible for Components

posted by on 24 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Werner Neubauer is retiring as planned David Powels named new President and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil Thomas Schäfer becomes Managing Director of Volkswagen of South Africa Thomas Schmall (50), currently President and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil, has been appointed member of the Volkswagen brand Board of Management responsible for Components. Schmall succeeds Prof. […] More…

Los Angeles Auto Show Gallery Now Live

posted by on 21 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show was a monumental event for the Volkswagen Group, as nearly every brand under their umbrella had a global debut on press day.  Volkswagen debuted the unobtanium Golf R SportWagen and Golf SportWagen HyMotion, along with the US debuts of the GTI Roadster and Golf R400 concepts.  Audi brought their […] More…

BBS to Premier CI-R Design at Essen Motor Show

posted by on 21 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Ahead of this year’s Essen Motor Show, BBS has announced the premier of their CI-R, an all-new design to be released this coming season.  Coming in only 20″ diameter with widths ranging from 8.5-10.5″ for the time being, the CI-R uses back-milled spokes and additional weight optimization technologies to weigh less than the extremely popular […] More…

Unitronic Holiday Sale and Annual Contest

posted by on 21 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Unitronic is pleased to announce its Annual Holiday Sale starting November 20, 2014 through December 29, 2014.  This year, choose from the following: $50 OFF NEW Performance Software1 Up to 10% OFF Unitronic Performance Hardware2 Unitronic’s Holiday Sale Promotions are valid through its Dealer Network.  Please visit the Dealer Locator to find your nearest Authorized […] More…

Volkswagen Group Opens Data Lab in Munich

posted by on 21 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Objective: new IT solutions for big data and internet of things Group CIO Hofmann: we foster creativity and experimentation Volkswagen Group IT has inaugurated a Data Lab in Munich. In close cooperation with universities and technology partners, the Data Lab is to create new IT solutions in the fields of big data and the internet […] More…

Volkswagen Group Announces 85.6 Billion Euro Investment for New Products, Innovative Technologies and Global Presence

posted by on 21 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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EUR 85.6 billion for new models, environmentally friendly technologies and production facilities in the coming five years Capex ratio to remain at a competitive level of between six and seven percent Over half of investments in property, plant and equipment in Germany Chinese joint ventures to invest EUR 22.0 billion in the period from 2015 […] More…

Volkswagen Credit Takes Top Spot in J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study

posted by on 21 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Credit ranked Highest overall in mass market segment Audi Financial Services is ranked No. 3 in the luxury market, higher than any non-captive financing provider in that segment Herndon, VA — VW Credit, Inc. (VCI), the captive finance arm of Volkswagen and Audi brands in the United States, is pleased to announce that Volkswagen Credit […] More…

Bentley Continental GT3-R Makes Wired Magazine’s List of the Best

posted by on 20 November 2014 in Bentley News

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Wired Magazine has named Bentley’s Continental GT3-R the winner in the ‘Rides’ category of its annual Gear of the Year special edition.  Citing the car’s impressive engineering as a key feature, Wired’s product editor Jeremy White noted that the team was also impressed by Bentley’s ability to “take inspiration from the brand’s heritage and marry […] More…

Golf and Golf GTI are Named to Car and Driver’s 2015 “10Best” List

posted by on 20 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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This marks the ninth consecutive year that vehicles from the Golf lineup have earned a prestigious “10Best” award  Los Angeles, CA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce today that Car and Driver magazine has named the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI to its 2015 “10Best” list. Taking home a ninth consecutive “10Best” award in a […] More…

SEMA 2014: HPA Motorsports Golf R Twin Turbo

posted by on 20 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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HPA unveiled for the first time State side the results of over a half decade collaborative R&D on the VR6. In an unassuming MK6 Golf R 4 door is a power plant that delivers 740HP and a daily drivable 700 ft/lbs of TQ. This 3.6L twin turbo VR6 is mated to a highly modified 7speed […] More…

Golf SportWagen HyMotion Makes Global Debut in Los Angeles

posted by on 19 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen transfers fuel cell technology to high-volume production: Golf is the first car to offer all forms of currently available powertrains. Golf SportWagen HyMotion is first fuel cell vehicle based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) Concept car showcases versatility of the MQB architecture Estimated range of 310 miles of zero-emissions driving All drive components […] More…