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Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 11 August 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…

Modded Euros Partners with Sticker Mule for Store Credit Offer

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ModdedEuros.com has teamed up with Sticker Mule to offer all VWVortex members a $10 store credit to StickerMule.com, as a thank you for helping to support both Modded Euros and the Volkswagen community through use of our forums.  In order to get the store credit, follow this link to fill out a quick form and the […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain Tiguan Models

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of approximately 151,389 Tiguan vehicles produced from 2009-2014 over a fuel pump issue.  According to the recall, the fuel pump may develop poor performance and pressure due to excessive engine temp or ambient heat.  Volkswagen states that no accidents or injuries associated with the […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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What do you do with an SUV when you live in Miami?  Well, you put Porsche Cayenne flares, 24″ Wheels, Coilover suspension and Brembo brakes on it apparently.  Today’s Find of the Day is one of the most aggressive looking Touaregs I’ve ever seen. Lowered on the aforementioned Coilover suspension and featuring Brembo brakes all […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain 2009 Routan Vehicles

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has announced a voluntary recall for certain 2009 Routan vehicles in order to repair a possible key fob issue which can cause the car to shut off during operation.  The recall affects roughly 18,500 Routans, and Volkswagen will install a new piece on all vehicles.  It is also important to note that there have […] More…

San Diego Soccer Team Wins Volkswagen Junior Masters National Tournament

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s sponsorship program extends way beyond the realm of motorsport and major professional sports.  Since 2009, Volkswagen of America has supported the Junior Masters National Soccer Tournament which brings together some of the best youth soccer teams in the country.  This year’s edition was held in Portland, Oregon with a team from San Diego, Ca […] More…

Event Report: MiVW 2014

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Events Coverage

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Taking place yearly in the Netherlands, MiVW is an incredibly laid back event.  Utilizing a Naval Air Base as its show field, MiVW brings out thousands of highly customized Volkswagens, Audis and more from all over Europe.  Luckily for us, our man Si Gray was there to capture it all. Like many weekend-long shows that […] More…

Video: Get to Know Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Driver Tanner Foust

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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When he’s not filming for Top Gear or serving as a stunt driver for Hollywood blockbusters, Tanner Foust can be found in a Volkswagen Polo GRC competing in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, and pulling part time duty in FIA World Rallycross events.  Tanner differs from many other drivers in that he did not […] More…

Petition to Kill the “25 Year Rule” For Vehicle Importation Pops Up on White House Website

posted by on 7 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Let me state the obvious- The 25 Year Vehicle Importation rule is excessive and unnecessary. Now that we’re all in agreement, our friends at Petrolicious have decided to do something about it.  By creating a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, Petrolicious hopes to change the importation law to allow vehicles that are just 15 years old to […] More…

Video: Porsche 991.2 Turbo S Mule Spied Lapping the Nurburgring in Anger

posted by on 7 August 2014 in Videos

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As part of the development process, manufacturers need to drive their cars extremely hard in order to simulate any potential issues that could arise during prolonged use.  With the current fixation on Nürburgring lap times, we often see cars being wrung out around the legendary 20km circuit but we have only seen a select few […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Redefines Driving Experience Through Cloud and Connected Intelligence Services

posted by on 7 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has detailed their plans to further integrate forms of communication between the car, its driver and the external environment in future production vehicles.  The Volkswagen Group’s Electronic Research Laboratory will leverage mobile devices, the cloud and the car itself to keep the driver informed of what is going on in front and behind them, […] More…

It’s a Promise: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Launches Innovative Customer Service Chapter

posted by on 6 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles announced the launch of a new ten point service promise to guarantee high levels of service across the Van Centre network.  By shifting focus to a few key areas, the ten point service promise aims to make worship visits as quick and easy as possible to minimize downtime for their customers. Read the full Press Release below. […] More…