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Jetta Facelift – Side by Side Comparison

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We put together some side by side comparison shots of the original Jetta 6 and the new facelifted version as a spotters guide. While subtle, we do like the new version better… More…

Find of the Day: 600hp Jetta GLI VR6 Turbo

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Let’s file this one under the ‘extreme’ category as far as street driven cars go.  Today’s find of the day comes in the form of a Jetta GLI which popped up on Craigslist a few days ago, but has been for sale off and on for the past 4 years on our forums.  What once […] More…

Bugatti Veyron Mules Spotted at the Nurburgring

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Bugatti News

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It appears that Bugatti has begun development on the next generation of their Veyron supercar, as two Veyron mules were spotted by our spy photographers lapping the Nürburgring last week.  While we could speculate as to what Bugatti’s engineers have up their sleeves, it’s simply too early to tell.  What we do know is that […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Makes Global Debut at the New York International Auto Show

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen will debut the mildly facelifted 2015 Jetta at the New York Auto Show in just a few days. While changes are subtle, new front bumpers and grill work bring the Jetta more in line with other current products while a new trunk lid, tail lamps and bumper in the rear give things a crisper look. More details after the jump… More…

H&R Convinces in “Auto Bild Sportscars” Suspension Test

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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H&R Coil Overs and Springs recently took home top honors in a suspension test put on by Auto Bild Sportscars Magazine.  When installed on the latest generation Golf GTI, the H&R Coilovers beat all competitors around the 3.345km Contidrom test track in Germany by a 1.5 second margin.  With H&R Springs installed on the same […] More…

Find of the Day: Bagged Jetta GLI Autobahn

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Find Of the Day

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The Mk6 Jetta GLI is a great looking car right out of the box, and with the Autobahn package, it’s one of the few bargains left in the new car marketplace.  With a slight drop and more aggressive wheels installed, the Jetta GLI is put in an aesthetic league of its own and guaranteed to […] More…

NYIAS 2014 – Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It looks like the Jetta SportWagen will become the Golf SportWagen with the new seventh generation MQB based Golf. VW is showing a “concept” of a 4Motion version powered but the new EA288 TDI engine. Will go to production? We hope so and wouldn’t be surprised… More…

Volkswagen Group Delivers 2.40 Million Vehicles in First Quarter, Increase of 5.8 Percent

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In the first fiscal quarter of this year, Volkswage Group delivered a total of 2.4 Million vehicles, equating to an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period from the previous year.  The most notable regional increases were in the Asian-Pacific market with a increase of +13.7%, and +12% in Eastern and Central Europe.  The […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Named to “2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors” List

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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After testing more than 40 vehicles, the new GTI has been named to “Ward’s 10 Best Interior list for 2014.”  The publication praised the seventh generation GTI’s completely redesigned interior for being “refined, upscale and functional.”  This accolade is the latest to be earned by the Golf line, joining its more than two dozen awards […] More…

Volkswagen’s Fourth Generation Golf R Arrives in Australia

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Following yesterday’s news of the GTI Performance landing in Australia, the Mk7 Golf R has also arrived on Australian soil.  The newest generation Golf R is the fastest ever, powered by a new TSI 2.0T and featuring the latest generation 4Motion all-wheel drive system.  All cars are equipped with Volkswagen’s XDL system at the front […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Supports Exhibition in New York’s Museum of Modern Art

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Group of America has announced support of “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010″, a large exhibition featuring Sigmar Polke’s post-war work.  The collection is comprised of some of sculptures, films, prints glass objects and other art created by Polke, and runs from April 19th through August 3rd. Check out the full Press Release below. VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF […] More…

Find of the Day: Re-Skinned Rabbit

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Whereas yesterday’s Find of the Day was a great example of OEM cool, today’s started life as something relatively common.  Over its 6 year life, this 2008 Rabbit has been transformed through extensive bodywork including a color change to what looks like Audi’s Ipanema Brown, BBS CH style wheels, and Air Lift suspension.  Personal opinions […] More…