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Formula 3: Leclerc and Giovinazzi Score Wins in Hockenheim

posted by on 5 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Six podium places and 15 top ten finishes for drivers ‘powered by Volkswagen’ Third race win for Leclerc and first for Giovinazzi in Baden-Württemberg Thrilling battles for the lead over the second Formula 3 European Championship weekend With a haul of two wins and six podium finishes, the up-and-coming drivers ‘powered by Volkswagen’ were again […] More…

Volkswagen Creates ‘Truck & Bus GmbH’ Holding Group for Commercial Vehicle Brands

posted by on 5 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Truck & Bus GmbH to become holding for commercial vehicle brands Prof. Martin Winterkorn: “MAN and Scania will together become global champion” Board Member for Commercial Vehicles Andreas Renschler: “MAN and Scania brands retain their independence” Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh: “The holding strengthens employees’ participation rights” Volkswagen is creating the integrated commercial vehicles group […] More…

Volkswagen to Offer Connected-Car Features Enabled by New Apple Watch

posted by on 5 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s Car-Net® app will sync with new Apple Watch  VW customers will be able to remotely lock*/unlock doors; check fuel level or charge status; set up speed and boundary alerts and more from their Apple Watch Herndon, VA (May 5th, 2015) — Volkswagen of America, Inc., is excited to announce that VW’s Car-Net® platform will enable […] More…

USP Presents MK7 Golf Traction Control Button Kits!

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The traction control system on modern cars limits tire spin by reducing power output to the wheels when tire spin is sensed. In certain situations such as driving in the rain this may be beneficial. However, in other situations such as driving in the snow or under hard acceleration, traction control can be detrimental. On […] More…

Volkswagen Group Publishes New Sustainability Report

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Winterkorn: “Sustainability is a real value driver for our business” For the first time, 57 model variants with a maximum of 95 grams CO2 / km are available Board members comment on strategic topics Today, the Volkswagen Group is publishing its new sustainability report. Previously, exclusive excerpts had been published via Twitter. For the first time, […] More…

Wörthersee 2015: Day 2 and 3 Galleries Now Live

posted by on 4 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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[Photos: Si Gray] The sun has come out at Lake Worthersee, eager to greet the many enthusiasts who’ve come early for Europe’s largest Volkswagen gathering.  Making his way to the many meets and usual hang outs, our UK contributor Si Gray is on the ground in Austria and filed this latest group of photos from his […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 4 May 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. Wings […] More…

Porsche Cars North America Delivers More Than 5,000 Units in Single Month for First Time Ever

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Porsche News

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Porsche Cars North America has announced that U.S. Dealers sold more than 5,000 new vehicles in April, setting a new record in the process.  Stuttgart’s Sportscar company sold 5,217 cars in total, including 1,537 Macans and 1,773 Cayenne models, resulting in a monthly sales increase of nearly 30 percent.  Unfortunately the brand’s traditional models did not […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports April 2015 Sales

posted by on 1 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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April sales total 30,009 units The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered  5,508 units, a 206 percent increase, the best April since 2000 The Golf GTI delivered 1,905 units, a 97 percent increase Golf delivered 1,739 units for the month, a 109 percent increase e-Golf delivered 309 units, the best month ever for the vehicle […] More…

Video: Mike Spinelli Defines ‘Germanicity’ With New GTI

posted by on 1 May 2015 in Videos

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In his latest video, /Drive host and noted wordsmith Mike Spinelli spends some time with Volkswagen’s latest GTI at VIR, coming away with a new word to describe the ethos behind the GTI and models like it.  As he describes it, ‘Germanicity’ is the ability to continuously improve on an already stellar idea, without sacrificing […] More…

Worthersee 2015 Photo Gallery: Day 1

posted by on 1 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage Events Coverage

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[Photos: Si Gray] The official show doesn’t begin for two more weeks, but our man abroad Si Gray is already on the ground in Austria.  And with the more die-hard enthusiasts making a month out of the event, Si is already an extremely busy man.  Late last night he sent over his first batch of […] More…

Volkswagen Announces 2015 Golf Sportwagen as The Official Vehicle of USA Cycling

posted by on 1 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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2015 Golf SportWagen is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships, starting at $21,395 for the 1.8T S model with manual transmission Cargo volume matches compact SUVs for size and versatility, efficiently meeting utility demands of avid cyclists TDI® Clean Diesel model offers EPA estimated highway fuel economy of 43 mpg, beating all non-Battery Electric compact […] More…