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Video: Beetle Police Car Featured in Latest Edition of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

posted by on 25 June 2015 in Videos

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As fairly large fans of both Jerry Seinfeld and cars in general, we’re pretty excited to watch each new episode of the funnyman’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” series on Crackle.  This week is just a bit more special for us though, as Jerry chooses to shuttle longtime friend Bill Maher in a vintage Volkswagen […] More…

Now Hiring: Volkswagen Motorsport Looking for ‘Performance Data Engineer’

posted by on 25 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Do you have a Mechanical or Automotive Engineering degree and a keen eye for data analysis?  If so, Volkswagen Motorsport just might be looking for you. In a tweet this morning, Volkswagen Motorsport posted a job listing for a new ‘Performance Data Engineer’ to join their ever-expanding team.  This extremely fortunate individual would follow Volkswagen […] More…

Application Process for Fourth “Science Award for Electrochemistry” of BASF and Volkswagen Opens

posted by on 25 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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  Outstanding researchers have to apply until July 24, 2015 The International Science Award offers total prize money of €100,000, including €50,000 for the first rank The awards ceremony takes place on October 28, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan The International “Science Award for Electrochemistry” of BASF and Volkswagen is set to be awarded for the […] More…

Report: Next-Gen Jetta to Grow, Gain Coupe Styling

posted by on 24 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a report published yesterday by Auto Bild, Volkswagen is looking to make the next-generation Jetta a bit larger than the outgoing car, and style it using design elements from the New Midsize Coupe concept shown last year.  Volkswagen says that the current Jetta is a bit too small for the current world market, and expanding […] More…

Ultra-Efficient Three Cylinder TSI BlueMotion Coming to Golf Range in UK

posted by on 24 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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First Golf BlueMotion model with a petrol engine will hit UK showrooms in September Uses a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine to give 115 PS and 200 Nm of torque Combined economy is 65.7 mpg, with carbon dioxide emissions of just 99 g/km Costs from £19,740 RRP OTR; three- and five-door models available; also offered as […] More…

Volkswagen Brand Magazine Wins Two Gold Trophies at “Best of Corporate Publishing” Competition

posted by on 24 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Great success for Volkswagen’s Das Auto Magazine at this year’s renowned “Best of Corporate Publishing” competition, where the brand magazine took home two Gold and two Silver medals. This is Volkswagen’s most successful year ever in the competition.  The two Gold awards went to the video “Roads to Freedom,” about the car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and the mobile app of […] More…

Super Trofeo North American Competition to Heat up at Watkins Glen

posted by on 24 June 2015 in Motorsport News

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The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series rolls into Watkins Glen International this weekend for two rounds of action on the historic racetrack in upstate New York.  Competitors will be on-track for two 50 minute main event races around the 3.4 mile circuit, capping a week which saw Super Trofeo action take place in […] More…

Volkswagen Looks to Increase Market Share in India with New Subcompact Offering

posted by on 23 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Group has been on nothing short of an absolute tear for the past few years, eclipsing individual brand sales records and becoming the world’s second largest automaker. In an effort to maintain growth, the Volkswagen Group is doubling down on struggling markets, including a $7B investment in North America, and specific models tailored to the […] More…

Volkswagen and Gestamp Expand Partnership, Create Additional 510 Jobs in Chattanooga

posted by on 23 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New Metal Stamping Facility Will Add 510 Jobs in Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. and MADRID — Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, announced today that their partnership for metal parts stamping in Tennessee will grow and […] More…

Find of the Day: 2013 Volkswagen Golf R

posted by on 23 June 2015 in Find Of the Day

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OEM+ has long been a staple of the Volkswagen tuning scene, with owners simply building what they want but can’t buy straight from the showroom of their local dealer. This Golf R takes that approach to an entirely new level, combining OEM pieces with aftermarket performance to create a one-of-one that needs to be seen […] More…

CBS Sports to Begin Airing Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America

posted by on 23 June 2015 in Motorsport News

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Automobili Lamborghini has announced that CBS Sports has secured the distribution rights for their Blancpain Super Trofeo series in North America.  The move aims to strengthen CBS Sports’ foothold in motorsport, joining BTCC and DTM as properties exclusive to the channel in North America.  Broadcasts will begin tomorrow, June 24th with a one-hour broadcast recap […] More…

Project Caddy Van USA- Get in the Boat, You’re Coming with Us.

posted by on 22 June 2015 in Project Caddy Van USA

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Just where did the Caddy Van USA project come from, and how the heck did it end up in Pennsylvania? This update is going to go into that, and cover some more history behind the story. So come with us on a trip to Wolfsburg, Germany, the historic home of Volkswagen, and a quick look […] More…