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Volkswagen Sets Aside 6.5B EUR for Fines, Admits Software Could be Present on 11M Vehicles

posted by on 22 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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It seems that Volkswagen’s TDI issue may be a bit larger than we had all originally thought.  In a statement released today, Volkswagen says that while all TDI models currently sold in Europe meet EU 6 emissions standards, the EPA-beating code could be present on some 11 million vehicles currently on the road.  As such, […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 21 September 2015 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…

Statement: Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG

posted by on 21 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board (EPA and CARB) revealed their findings that while testing diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they have detected manipulations that violate American environmental standards. The Board of Management at Volkswagen AG takes these findings very seriously. I personally am deeply sorry that we […] More…

Volkswagen Group Delivers 6.55 Million Vehicles in Period to August

posted by on 21 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Mixed developments for Group in tough market environment. Tailwind in North America and Europe.” The Volkswagen Group delivered 6.55 (January-August 2014: 6.64; -1.5 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to August 2015. 714,400 (August 2014: 755,200; -5.4 percent) units were handed over to customers in the […] More…

Cooperation for Greater Cybersecurity in Germany

posted by on 21 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen, Allianz, BASF and Bayer aim to establish “DCSO Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation GmbH” Collaboration with Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) DCSO to function as competence center for German industry Industry and policymakers are planning closer cooperation in the future in order to improve cybersecurity. To this end, Volkswagen, […] More…

SONIC Tools Named Official Hand Tool Supplier by IMSA

posted by on 18 September 2015 in Motorsport News

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America’s newest tool brand becomes a technical partner for TUDOR Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge DAYTONA BEACH,  Fla. – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Sonic Tools today announced a multiyear agreement that presents SONIC Tools  as the Official Hand Tool Supplier of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (to become the IMSA […] More…

Family Takes 13,000 Mile Road Trip to See Pope in Volkswagen Bus

posted by on 17 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The family road trip has long been a staple of American life, with most packing up the Family Truckster and heading off to a destination hours away.  And while the road trip activities have changed over time- from the license plate game, I spy, and punch-bug, to Angry Birds and “stop bothering me, I’m trying to […] More…

Golf Sportsvan is AUTO TEST Overall Winner for 2015

posted by on 17 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The Golf Sportsvan has scored the most points in tests and comparative tests over a period of a year The Golf Sportsvan is the AUTO TEST overall winner in the 2015 vehicle rating. The popular all-rounder by Volkswagen won against almost 500 competitors and achieved the highest overall score across all tested vehicles. The award […] More…

IAA 2015: Volkswagen Welcomes German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel to Frankfurt

posted by on 17 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Angela Merkel finds out more about Volkswagen’s e-mobility product range Martin Winterkorn: “Our mission is to be the motor of change.” Herbert Diess: “Volkswagen is doing everything it can to help electromobility achieve the breakthrough.” Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel found out more about the product and digitization strategy of European’s leading automaker when she visited […] More…

APR Presents the 1.8 TSI ECU Upgrade for all New Passat, Jetta and Beetle Models

posted by on 17 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. The ECU’s Simos 12 and new Simos 18 […] More…

Volkswagen up! Wins J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey

posted by on 17 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The respected American market research institute J.D. Power named the Volkswagen up! the winner in the “Supermini” category of this year’s customer satisfaction survey. Thomas Zahn, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany of the Volkswagen passenger cars brand, accepted the prize this evening at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The results of the […] More…

Volkswagen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA

posted by on 16 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show is an incredibly busy one for the Volkswagen Group, with major introductions and concept cars coming from nearly every brand in their expansive portfolio.  But seeing as this website is primarily devoted to the Volkswagen brand itself, we spent the majority of our time on the ground in and around […] More…