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EU: First Polo BlueMotion to Have TSI Technology

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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4.1 l/100 km and best in class for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions Polo TSI BlueMotion now available to order In the Polo TSI BlueMotion Volkswagen is offering its fuel-saving technology for the first time in conjunction with a petrol engine. With the Polo TSI BlueMotion Volkswagen has succeeded in optimising the already economical TSI […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 17 November 2014 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. Formula […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Ends Record-Breaking WRC Season with Win in Wales

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Eighth victory of the season for world champions* Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia Record number of wins in one WRC season for Volkswagen Latvala and Mikkelsen recover well from set-backs The icing on the cake at the end of the season – the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen set a new […] More…

Volkswagen Group Deliveries for Period to October Grow Five Percent*

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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New record: Deliveries in ten-month period top eight million for first time  842,700 vehicles delivered in October / +2.9 percent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Outpaced the overall market. Growth in Western Europe and Asia-Pacific” Wolfsburg – The Volkswagen Group handed over 8.24 (January-October 2013: 7.85; +5.0 percent)* million vehicles to customers from […] More…

Automobile Selects the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI as a “2015 All-Star”

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Lauded for its exceptional handling and power, the Golf GTI joins Automobile’s list of the 10 outstanding model year 2015 vehicles Herndon, VA — The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, commended for its exceptional handling and performance, was today named to Automobile’s “2015 All-Star” list. Automobile, a leading automotive lifestyle print and online brand, each year selects 10 exceptional vehicles to […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Jetta and Passat Vehicles

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the manual seats on certain 2015 model year Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles. The recall […] More…

SEMA 2014: Porsche Perspective

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Porsche News

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Porsche has always been and remains very much an enthusiast brand.  Sure the Cayenne is technically their largest volume product, but the company’s commitment to models like the 918 and countless 911 variants proves that they still take performance very seriously.  It goes without saying then, that Porsche’s presence at SEMA each year is widespread, […] More…

GTI Roadster Makes North American Debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Spectacular concept car blurs the boundaries between the virtual and real worlds Herndon/Los Angeles — Volkswagen will show the spectacular GTI Roadster concept car in North America for the first time at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. First seen at the Wörthersee enthusiast festival in Austria in May, this car erases the boundaries between the […] More…

REMUS Launches Exhaust Systems for the Mk7 Golf GTI and Golf R

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Austrian exhaust manufacturer REMUS has announced the release of their new Golf GTI and Golf R systems, available in Axle-back, Cat-back and Turbo-back configurations. The REMUS Golf R system features sound tuning specific to the Golf R’s harmonics, and is available with a choice of 102mm or 98mm tips.  At the time of posting, only […] More…

Golf R 400 Concept to Make North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Ultimate concept version of the Golf R has 394-horsepower 2.0-liter TSI engine Accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, top speed of 174 mph Vehicle’s design and performance inspired by VW’s motorsport experience Power is put to the blacktop via 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system Los Angeles, CA — After making its global debut at the […] More…

SEMA 2015: TSW Alloy Volkswagen Passat

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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You have to hand it to the bag scene and their aesthetic. To the common guy on the street, the ant high (or less) resting ride height may seem impossibly low, but the aesthetic that goes along with that look is more-often-than-not incredibly tasteful. This Chattanooga-built Passat sedan is a great example of that. Unfortunately […] More…

deAutoLED Offers LED Trunk Lighting Kit

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Due to poor trunk light housing placement and weak incandescent bulbs, Volkswagens have become known for their dark trunks. In an effort to rectify this issue, deAutoLED is proud to offer a specially designed LED strip comprised of 48 individual diodes on a 31-inch long strip, ensuring that poorly lit trunks are a thing of […] More…