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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…

Event Report: Big SoCal Euro 2014

posted by on 5 September 2014 in Events Coverage

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As enthusiast shows on the west coast go, the Big SoCal Euro Gathering is very much a fan favorite, and this year was no exception. 2014 made for another incredible event of all makes and models set at the massive Qualcomm Stadium parking lot in sunny San Diego, California. The show had something for everyone, […] More…

AWE Tuning Adds ESE Tuning As A Level Three Dealer and Distributor

posted by on 5 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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AWE Tuning announced today that ESE Tuning, headquartered outside of Pittsburgh, PA, has joined the company’s growing list of Level Three dealers and distributors. “ESE Tuning’s reputation for customer service and ongoing commitment to training their staff make them an excellent fit for AWE Tuning. We look forward to their continued growth with our brand […] More…

Find of the Day: 1976 Volkswagen Rabbit

posted by on 4 September 2014 in Find Of the Day

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It seems that as of late, the first generation Golf and GTI have begun to ascend in value, which is something that we think is long overdue.  After all, the early cars laid the groundwork for a small, economical car that has seen success over its seven successful generations.  With that in mind, today’s Find […] More…

To the Point: New Golf GTE

posted by on 4 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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First plug-in hybrid with DNA of the Golf GTI: 204 PS Golf GTE covers up to 50 km in all-electric driving Golf GTE shines with fuel consumption of 1.5 l/100 km* and 11.4 kWh/100 km in NEDC* New Golf GTE will launch in Germany at price of € 36,900  Ten key facts about the Golf […] More…

Team Zietlow Goes For A Third World Record Drive

posted by on 4 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Their especially equipped Volkswagen Touareg will race from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Agulhas in South Africa After the two successful world record-setting drives from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska along the “Panamericana” with a record time of 11 days and 17 hours, and a second record-setting drive from Melbourne to St. Petersburg in 17 days […] More…

Volkswagen Group Assumes Responsibility for Young People from Southern Europe

posted by on 4 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The first 10 participants successfully complete the “StartUp Europe” trainee program and receive permanent employment Already 6,700 applications received from Spain, Portugal and Italy The Volkswagen group has already accepted 120 young people from Spain, Portugal and Italy for its international “StartUp Europe” trainee program. The participants are completing the program in several small groups. […] More…