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Foundation Stone Ceremony for New Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Plant in Poland

posted by on 13 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Września plant will produce the successor to the Volkswagen Crafter from the end of 2016 Modern body shop, paint shop, vehicle assembly hall and supplier park on an area of over 220 hectares New plant creates up to 3,000 jobs Poznań/Białężyce near Września, 13 November 2014 – In a ceremony which took place today, […] More…

SEMA 2014: EMPI Dune Buggy

posted by on 13 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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In the late 1960s, dune buggy conversions were quite popular in the Volkswagen aftermarket due to their cool factor and relatively low entry price and have remained somewhat of a cult icon ever since.  Buggy and Air-Cooled specialists EMPI were in attendance at this year’s SEMA show, and brought along an original EMPI IMP buggy […] More…

BILSTEIN Releases Performance Suspension Line for Seventh Generation Golf

posted by on 13 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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BILSTEIN has announced the release of their full line of suspension components for the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf and all-new Audi A3 and S3 models.  The lineup is comprised of BILSTEIN staples like their PSS10 Coilover kit, B6 and B8 Sport Struts as well as their double-adjustable Clubsport kits.  For additional pricing and availability inquires, […] More…

SEMA 2014: HRE Wheels Volkswagen CC

posted by on 13 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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SEMA has always been more about the wild side of the automotive aftermarket, but that does not mean that tame vehicles (or at least cars that seem that way) aren’t welcome.  Case in point is Jason Crouch’s Volkswagen CC. Starting with arguably one of the best looking sedans on the market, Jason and the team […] More…

WRC: Polo R WRC Trio Leads the Way in Wales, Mikkelsen fastest in Shakedown

posted by on 13 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Dream start for Volkswagen in “free practice” for World Rally Cars in Wales Mikkelsen ahead of Ogier and Latvala on 3.32-kilometre stage A fantastic way to open the grand finale: Volkswagen wasted no time in asserting its authority at the Rally Great Britain, finishing first, second and third in the Shakedown. The “free practice” session […] More…

Volkswagen Golf Family Named Motor Trend 2015 Car of the Year

posted by on 13 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s versatile hatchback family takes top honors among 23 new vehicle offerings Herndon, VA  / Los Angeles, CA — Motor Trend, one of the world’s premier automotive authorities, today named the Volkswagen Golf family—Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI® Clean Diesel, Golf GTI and e-Golf models—as the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year. “VW floored our judges by reimagining the […] More…

Find of the Day: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Any time Volkswagen brings an all-wheel drive hatch to market, enthusiasts are sure to stand up and take notice.  And much like enthusiasts, the Volkswagen aftermarket embraced the Golf R upon its North American release in 2012.  Technically fitting into both of the above camps, one APR employee secured a Golf R as quickly as possible and […] More…

SEMA 2014: H&R Volkswagen Golf 7 Sportwagen

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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There’s a coy side to Roland Graef, head of H&R suspensions in the U.S. The guy’s got probably the best display location at the gargantuan SEMA Show and, on top of that, he always has cars built from unobtainium… like this Golf 7 Sportwagen. Whereas the outgoing Jetta Sportwagen was a must-have due to its […] More…

Rebreaking Records – APR Customer’s Golf R Trumps All

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The quickest MK6 Golf R record is a highly contended title. As the decade-old engine and ECU combination reach the end of their production run, and newer more complex technologies are introduced, tuners around the world continue to tinker with bigger turbos, and new bolt-ons in a never-ending race to the bottom (pun intended). As […] More…

Volkswagen Details New Hardware and Software Innovations Including 10-speed DSG

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen released details of new hardware and software innovations yesterday, including new more powerful TDI powerplants, a 10-speed DSG gearbox rated for up to 550Nm (405 ft-lbs tq), and a host of other new technologies.  Most notable to our readers will be the aforementioned TDI motors, featuring twin turbochargers and rated at 236hp and  268hp […] More…

EU: New Engines and New Technology for Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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New EU 6 engines are more efficient than forerunner Even more infotainment and assistance systems available Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet customers can now enjoy even more sporty and networked motoring. With five new engines and step by step the second generation modular infotainment system (MIB) the Beetle represents state-of-the-art technology. In addition, Volkswagen is offering […] More…

Golden Steering Wheel 2014: Volkswagen and Porsche Win Six of Seven Prizes

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Passat, Golf GTE and Golf Sportsvan and also the Macan S Diesel, 911 Targa and Cayman GTS are the best new models in their classes in 2014 Historic success for the Volkswagen Group: no less than three Volkswagen models – the Golf GTE, Passat and Golf Sportsvan – win the “Golden Steering Wheel 2014″. […] More…