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Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 27 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. Global […] More…

Carbon Works Berlin Reimagines Lupo Steering Wheel

posted by on 24 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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If you pay close attention to our European show coverage and their galleries, you may have noticed that the Lupo’s 3-spoke steering wheel is somewhat of a trend.  Be it the wheel’s classic-feel, or simply that it’s easily obtained, we’ve seen it installed on numerous Volkswagens of various vintages, from the Mk1 Golf, up to […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Announces California Pricing

posted by on 24 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has officially announced pricing on the vehicle that is named for a place where it ironically isn’t available for purchase, the fourth generation California.  Starting at £37,657 for an entry-level ‘Beach’ model and £47,840 for the high-end ‘Ocean’ trim level, the California is available with three different BlueMotion-equipped powerplants and seating for seven.  Like […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Prepared for Air Show at Rally Finland

posted by on 24 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Legendary stage ‘Ouninpohja’ returns – with an average speed of over 130 km/h World Rally Cars in the air up to 80 times and 30 seconds per stage Home rally for last year’s winners Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila Wolfsburg. All four wheels in the air 77 times, a pure flight time of more than half a […] More…

SKODA Launches Dog Safety Accessories

posted by on 24 July 2015 in Skoda News

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Dogs love going for rides in the car, but the constant changes in velocity and direction can make it a dangerous place for man’s best friend to be.  SKODA is aiming to change that, with their new line of Dog Safety Accessories, including a Dog Safety Belt and Backseat Protector.  Attaching to the existing three-point […] More…

Review: 2015 Volkswagen eGolf

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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I’ve never really understood electric cars. To me, they represent a compromise that I’m unable and unwilling to embrace, severely limiting how far I can drive a car at one time in exchange for reducing my environmental impact. And fortunately (for me) I’m not alone in these feelings as a consumer or an enthusiast. Aside […] More…

Tonight: AutoHaus Lancaster’s Grand Opening

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Got plans for this evening?  No!?  Great!  Beginning tonight at 6pm, Central Pennsylvania’s AutoHaus Lancaster Volkswagen and Audi will hold the grand opening event for their newly updated dealership, complete with valet parking and showroom tours. If you’re not all that interested in the tour, that’s ok too, as AutoHaus will have several display cars […] More…

Event Report: Eurokracy Montreal 2015

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Events Coverage

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With the show that Canadian attendees at major US events like Waterfest (more specifically during Afterfest) and H20, we’ve long wondered what the scene would be like if they had home field advantage.  Luckily for us, Eurokracy has emerged as the go-to Canadian destination for all things European, and as you’d expect, things are just a bit […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team Looks to Earn Championship Points in Rounds Five and Six in Detroit

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Tanner Foust and Scott Speed view doubleheader as opportunity to advance in driver championship standings this weekend Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to Michigan for the first Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship race in the Motor City. With mechanical issues troubling the team in recent races, drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed […] More…

Volkswagen and Fleet Investments B.V. Dispose of Holding in LeasePlan for EUR 3.7 Billion

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Closing is subject to the approval by the competent authorities Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and the Dutch company Fleet Investments B.V. are disposing of the world’s leading leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan Corporation N.V. to a consortium of investors. The total value of the transaction amounts to about EUR 3.7 billion. Subject to approval by the […] More…

Volkswagen Chattanooga Builds 500,000th Passat

posted by on 22 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Volkswagen Chattanooga has achieved a significant production milestone with the completion of its 500,000th Passat. The car, produced in the world’s first and only LEED Platinum certified factory, was a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 170 horsepower, 1.8 liter turbo engine, […] More…

Seventh Annual Schloss Bensberg Classics Sees Impressive Lineup

posted by on 22 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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This past weekend in Germany, some of the most prestigious automobiles in Europe gathered for the seventh annual Schloss Bensberg Classics, for a historic rally and Concours d’Elegance.  Among the cars in attendance were several extremely noteworthy Volkswagens of various histories and disciplines.  Let’s take a look at a few of them. Denzel 1300 Technically […] More…