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Rumor: Next Bugatti Veyron to be Called “Chiron”

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Bugatti News

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Late last week, Car and Driver’s German correspondent Jens Meiners revealed what his sources say will be the name of Bugatti’s Veyron successor- the Chiron.  To those that have been around for a while, this name is a very interesting choice as it just so happens to be the same name used by Bugatti in 1999 when they […] More…

Find of the Day: 1965 Volkswagen Squareback

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Of the early Volkswagens the Squareback seems to be the least loved, but then again, when your siblings are global icons, it is an easy classification to fall into. This doesn’t mean that the Squareback isn’t a cool or interesting car though, as it’s quite the opposite.  Gladly some enthusiasts seem to share in our feelings, like […] More…

ŠKODA Records Further Growth in August

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Skoda News

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ŠKODA deliveries increase 14.3% to 73,200 vehicles Best August in ŠKODA’s 119-year corporate history European market share increases for the first time to over 5% in August World Premiere of the new ŠKODA Fabia early October in Paris ŠKODA has achieved double-digit growth again in August. ŠKODA’s deliveries grew 14.3% to 73,200 vehicles (August 2013: […] More…

Dyson Racing Team Bentley Sharpened for Season Finale

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Dyson Racing Team Bentley will conclude their season in Utah this weekend at Pirelli World Challenge Rounds 15 and 16, taking place at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.  Coming off of third and ninth place finishes at Sonoma after setting the second and third fastest qualifying times, Butch Leitzinger and Guy Smith look to […] More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Delivers Over Four Million Vehicles in Period to August

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg, September 9, 2014 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 4.03 (January-August 2013: 3.90) million vehicles in the first eight months of this year; this represents an increase of 3.4 percent. Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 471,000 (August 2013: 470,500; +0.1 percent) vehicles to customers in August. “We are still feeling the effects of […] More…

Andre Dietzel Named Head of Communications and Marketing at Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Andre Dietzel (40) is the new Head of Communications and Marketing at Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH. He reports to Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito and Peter Thul, Head of Brand and Product Communications at Volkswagen AG. Andre Dietzel had already taken over communication for Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH in an acting role on 01 March 2014, and […] More…

PRETOS.de Releases Carbon Fiber Side Mirrors for Seventh Generation Golf GTI and Golf R

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The German aftermarket has seen its share of trends over the years, and as of late it seems that there has been a shift towards OEM-inspired touches for a vehicle’s interior and exterior.  Starting with more extreme yet still subtle changes like completely reupholstered Audi and Porsche interiors and trickling down to the Volkswagen scene, […] More…

The Label to be Seen in this Autumn: Volkswagen Launches Limited Edition Amarok Dark Label

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Limited edition Amarok Dark Label set to hit the UK Styling package includes 18-inch black alloy wheels and matt black details Two drivetrain options: six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic Only 300 models available – prices start from £26,125 (OTR ex VAT) On sale from 22 September 2014 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is set to give its pick-up range […] More…

American Market the “Top Priority” in Wolfsburg Says Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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With two new models, local manufacturing and an investment totaling seven billion dollars by 2018, the Volkswagen Group looks to make up ground lost in America.  “Right now at Volkswagen, America is the top priority”, Volkswagen of America’s CEO Michael Horn said in an interview with industry and business newspaper “Car Week”, adding “now I have the […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 8 September 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. FIA […] More…

Decider Down Under – Volkswagen’s Title Aspirations at the Rally Australia

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Second match point: Volkswagen close to defending the world championship title Hard times: Rally Australia is the seventh gravel rally of the year Internal three-way battle: Volkswagen drivers fight for drivers’ championship Just a small step to the big goal: With their second “match point”, Volkswagen reaches for the title in the manufacturers’ standings of […] More…

On Location: Stockholm, Sweden

posted by on 5 September 2014 in On Location

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While in Sweden last week for the XC90 reveal on behalf of our sister site Swedespeed, I had some time to wander around town to take in the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital, and stop by Volkswagen’s Stockholm showroom.  As an American traveling abroad for the first time, I made a point to take […] More…