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ECS Releases MKVI 2.0T Angled Vent Pod Boost Gauge Kit

posted by on 20 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

In house designed by ECS Tuning, this kit will look like a factory option. Featuring an angled vent pod for the left side air vent, you’ll have visibility from the entire range of driver’s seating positions without blocking airflow. The ECS vent pod also retains factory vent open and close functionality for a complete OEM […] More…

SEAT Improves its Results by 56% in 2014

posted by on 19 March 2015 in Seat News

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During their annual state of the union, SEAT announced that 2014 was their best year yet with 66 million euros in post-tax revenue, an increase of 56% over the previous year.  Helped by growth in the core markets of Germany, Spain, the UK, and Central Europe, SEAT moved more vehicles with larger profit margins than […] More…

Carbon Fiber Aventador LP 700-4 Chassis on Display at European Patent Office

posted by on 19 March 2015 in Lamborghini News

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A bare Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 chassis has been loaned to the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany, for a special event.  The carbon fiber monocoque allows visitors to the office to see first-hand how Lamborghini applies many of the patents that this very office has granted the automaker.  Through these patents, Lamborghini is the […] More…

#ThrowbackThursday: 1983 Volkswagen Full Range Brochure

posted by on 19 March 2015 in Throwback Thursday

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You never really know how much you’ve got until you’ve moved.  Recently our East Coast office did just that, discovering hundreds of brochures and press kits from years gone by.  Rather than discard them, we’ve decided that it would be best to preserve all of this literature by uploading it directly to our galleries for […] More…

ECS Tuning Partners with WatercooledIND for Exclusive SY10 Wheel Release

posted by on 19 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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WatercooledIND, with their characteristic vibrancy and creativity, is releasing a stunning new ECS-exclusive wheel, the SY10. This latest product release represents the promise of a future relationship that is bound to produce outstanding wheel releases in the very near future. The SY10, available only through ECS Tuning, is a creative interpretation of the classic split […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Reveals Sketch of Forthcoming Sixth-Generation Transporter

posted by on 19 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Ahead of its official world premiere on 15 April 2015, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed a sketch of the sixth-generation Transporter. When it made its public debut in 1950, few could have predicted the enormous impact the Transporter would have in revolutionising the commercial vehicle market, creating a timeless automotive icon in the process. Whilst […] More…

2015: The Most Powerful Year Yet for Bentley’s Power on Ice

posted by on 19 March 2015 in Bentley News

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Bentley’s annual Power on Ice event achieved new attendance record this year, with more than 200 paying enthusiasts heading to a frozen lake in Finland for the chance to slide the latest and greatest Bentley has to offer.  This year’s event also saw the introduction of two new slidable vehicles- the limited production Continental GT3-R […] More…

WRC: Onboard with Ogier in Mexico

posted by on 18 March 2015 in Videos

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The success of Volkswagen Motorsport in the World Rally Championship continued in Mexico, with Sebastian Ogier his third victory at the event, and third victory of the 2015 season.  Unfortunately the WRC simply isn’t broadcast in a format the most of us can view, and as a result many of us have had to piece […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Achieves Record 2014

posted by on 18 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Record performance for sales revenue and operating profit Profit rises due to model mix and cost optimisation Growth in Western Europe, economic decline in Brazil New generations of Caddy 4 and T6 to be launched Hanover, 18 March 2015 – Annual Press Conference: Last year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 445,000 urban delivery vans, Transporters and […] More…

Event Report: Ultimate Dubs 2015

posted by on 18 March 2015 in Events Coverage

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Each year, Ultimate Dubs brings the best of the UK’s Volkswagen scene to the largest indoor show of its kind.  Held just outside of Birmingham, more than 250 cars from nearly all Volkswagen Group manufacturers were in attendance at the Telford International Centre this past weekend, and our man Si Gray was there to take […] More…

Wall Street Journal Profiles Giorgetto Giugiaro, Interesting Sketch Appears

posted by on 18 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Last week the Wall Street Journal profiled Giorgetto Giugiaro, designer of such cars as the first-generation Golf, Scirocco and Jetta among others.  As of recent, Mr. Giugiaro’s firm Italdesign Giugiaro has been acquired by the Volkswagen Group, and he’s been exclusively working on brands within the group.  While the profile goes into quite a bit for […] More…

Which Green is Best?

posted by on 17 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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It’s come to our attention that today is St Patrick’s Day.  To celebrate, our offices have entered into a bit of a debate about which of Volkswagen’s green hues is best.  Clearly we’re a fun bunch. All that said, below are the shades that we’ve agreed on.  Feel free to take a look, and let […] More…