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#ThrowbackThursday: Volkswagen Golf Color Concept

posted by on 12 March 2015 in Throwback Thursday

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You never really know how much you’ve got until you’ve moved.  Recently our East Coast office did just that, discovering hundreds of brochures and press kits from years gone by.  Rather than discard them, we’ve decided that it would be best to preserve all of this literature by uploading it directly to our galleries for […] More…

Stars of Geneva 2015: Volkswagen Golf R Variant

posted by on 12 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Its time for the third installment of our post-game coverage from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, so let’s bring it back to a more traditional choice.  Since Volkswagen introduced the Golf R Variant at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, the car has been universally lusted after by many European car enthusiasts.  One particular example on display in Geneva should serve […] More…

Volkswagen Group Aims to Continue on Robust Growth Path and Further Improve Earnings Quality

posted by on 12 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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CEO Winterkorn: “Our goal for fiscal year 2015 is to achieve further growth both in terms of volumes and in the Group’s sales revenue and operating profit” The Volkswagen brand’s efficiency programme has made a very good start – opportunities for improvement representing about half of the five billion EUR target identified Operating profit including […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on Track with Network Rail Fleet Deal

posted by on 12 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to supply more than 300 vehicles to Network Rail Deal includes 124 Amaroks and 188 Transporters Transporter panel van and Transporter Kombi included within new deal Amarok’s 4×4 capabilities key to carrying out network servicing Train commuters across the country can take comfort that Britain’s great railway network will be serviced by […] More…

Black Forest Now Offering BBS Upsize Wheel Parts

posted by on 11 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Often times you run across that killer deal on a set of multipiece wheels, only to realize the diameter is not ideal for your application. Well now you can score that cheap set of wheels that has a bent barrel, or is just too small and up-convert them 1 full inch into a size that’s […] More…

Porsche Delivers More Than 14,800 New Cars Worldwide in February

posted by on 11 March 2015 in Porsche News

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For Porsche, the reveal of their all-new Cayman GT4 and 911 GT3 RS aren’t the only reasons to celebrate.  The sports car manufacturer announced today that they have delivered in excess of 14,800 new cars to customers around the world in February, bringing their yearly total up to about 30,900 units.  This growth can be […] More…

Video: Motor Trend Features Mk7 Golf R in Latest Ignition Episode

posted by on 11 March 2015 in Videos

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The new Golf R has been racking up positive reviews from publications and owners alike due to its potent powertrain and premium interior quality.  In the latest episode of Motor Trend’s Ignition series, Carlos Lago slides behind the wheel to give his real-world impressions of the car so many of us can’t wait to get […] More…

Stars of Geneva 2015: RUF RCT

posted by on 11 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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For the second installment of our post-game coverage from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we’re going to roll the dice a bit.  Rather than the standard Volkswagen Group-manufactured new car post you probably expected, today’s spotlight is being placed on something from the 90s, built by a small manufacturer called RUF Automobile GmbH. Ok, technically RUF […] More…

Volkswagen Announces Support of Full-Scale Sigmar Polke Retrospective at Museum Ludwig

posted by on 11 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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„Alibis: Sigmar Polke” from March 14 until July 5, 2015 at Museum Ludwig in Cologne Internationally unique exhibition series arrives at former hometown of Sigmar Polke Today’s press conference gave an introduction to the upcoming comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Sigmar Polke. Staged in Cologne, Polke’s wide-ranging and influential work is going to be presented in […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: Over Seven Per Cent Growth in Deliveries During February

posted by on 11 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Global deliveries exceed 32,150 (+7.1 per cent) Western Europe region with growth of 9.2 per cent Brand delivers 8,400 vehicles in the important home market during February Hanover – Noticeable growth particularly in Germany has a positive impact on the delivery figures of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: “Worldwide some 32,150 vehicles were delivered in February, which […] More…

Geneva 2015: BBS Premieres CI-R in Platinum Silver

posted by on 10 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Sometimes walking nearly 12 miles while at the Geneva Motor Show just isn’t enough to see it all.  Case in point is BBS’s new CI-R in Platinum Silver, which saw its official premiere at this year’s event.  The new wheel is available in 20″ only with multiple widths, offsets and bolt patterns.  BBS’s CI-R is […] More…

Event Report: Orchid Euro Open House

posted by on 10 March 2015 in Events Coverage

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If you’ve spent any time at a Volkswagen enthusiast event (any of them, really), theres a very good chance that you’ve seen Orchid Euro and their blue Volkswagen Crafter-conveted Sprinter van, surrounded by more than a few Volkswagens converted to resemble their European-spec counterparts.  To those in the know, owner Jamie Orr and his staff can […] More…