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European Passat Named “Car of the Year 2015″

posted by on 3 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Coveted honour as Europe’s “Car of the Year” goes to the eighth generation of the best-seller Europe’s “Car of the Year 2015″ is a Volkswagen: the new Passat wins the prestigious award, which is presented every year by the international “Car of the Year” jury. The winner was announced on the afternoon before the Geneva […] More…

Volkswagen Kicks Off Festivities in Geneva with Group Night

posted by on 2 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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It’s officially March, which means one thing- time for the Geneva Motor Show.  As this is by far one of the most- if not the most- important auto shows on the calendar, we’ve sent two staffers to Switzerland to cover each and every one of the Volkswagen Group’s premieres.   That coverage began just a few hours ago […] More…

Volkswagen Invested Nearly $13 Billion in Research and Development in 2014

posted by on 2 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn: “Volkswagen is positioning itself at the forefront of automotive change with ‘Future Tracks’” Focus on electromobility and the digitalization of vehicles, factories and retail 46,000 researchers and developers and over 10,000 IT experts at Volkswagen are working on the mobility of the future Largest low-CO2 fleet: 57 model variants already meet […] More…

Sport Coupé Concept GTE Makes World Debut at the Geneva Auto Show

posted by on 2 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Renders surfaced last week, but now we’ve seen it in the flesh.  Volkswagen’s Sport Coupé Concept GTE ushers in a new era of design for the brand, with its flowing body, gorgeous curves and menacing front fascia.  We can’t wait to see something similar land on showroom floors. Four-door coupé marks beginning of a new […] More…

Dr. Herbert Diess to Take Over as Chairman of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on July 1st

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Dr. Herbert Diess will take up his appointment as a full member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG at the earlier date of July 1, 2015. This was confirmed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft on Friday. The appointment thus comes into effect three months earlier than originally planned and is the result of an […] More…

Matthias Müller Joins Volkswagen Group Board of Management

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg, February 27, 2015 – At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft appointed Matthias Müller (61) as a member of the Board of Management with functional responsibility as “Chairman of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG”. Müller will serve in this Group capacity in addition to his responsibilities as President and CEO […] More…

Volkswagen Passat Claims UK Estate Car of the Year Award

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The new Volkswagen Passat Estate, which went on sale in the UK in January, has been named Estate Car of the Year in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2015. Voted for by a panel of 27 professional motoring journalists the UK Car of the Year Awards recognise the best new cars on the […] More…

VWGoA and MoMA Team Up to Create Groundbreaking Audio Component for Björk Retrospective

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Global museum debut for pioneering augmented audio guide Customized audio experience for each visitor Functionality based on Volkswagen technology Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has partnered with The Museum of Modern Art to create a first-ever augmented audio guide as an integral part of Björk, a retrospective of the Icelandic artist and musician Björk, opening at MoMA […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Drivers Ready for Action at Rally Mexico

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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First gravel event of the WRC year at dizzying heights Double world champions Ogier/Ingrassia head overseas as championship leaders Two victories with the Polo R WRC: successful record for Volkswagen in Mexico On to the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with plenty of heart and at full throttle – with Corazón […] More…

World RX: Karlsson Reveals Volkswagen Scirocco

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Ramona Karlsson has revealed that she will return to FIA World Rallycross in 2015, aiming to trade her Peugeot 208 for a Volkswagen Scirocco.  The car previously was campaigned by Kristoffersson Motorsport, and is currently undergoing further development at renowned chassis builder Ingvar Gunnarsson Motorsport while Ramona’s privateer effort gathers the funds to support her 2015 effort. […] More…

“Volkswagen FAST” Initiative: Volkswagen Group Redefines Cooperation with Suppliers

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen intends to shape the transformation of the automotive industry together with strong partners Garcia Sanz: “The network of the entire automotive value stream will be even more important in the future.” More than 100 CEOs of top suppliers obtain information on innovations and global networking within the Volkswagen Group The Volkswagen Group invited its […] More…

Volkswagen Reports Records in Sales, Revenue and Earnings in Fiscal Year 2014

posted by on 27 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Sales revenue up 2.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 202.5 billion; negative exchange rate effects, particularly in the first half of 2014 Operating profit rises by EUR 1 billion to EUR 12.7 billion; positive impact from volume and mix effects as well as optimized product costs Earnings before tax amount to EUR 14.8 billion (EUR 12.4 […] More…