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Volkswagen Delivers 5.6 Million Vehicles in Period to November

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg, December 8, 2014 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.59 (January-November 2013: 5.48; +2.0 per cent) million vehicles to customers from January to November. “The challenging developments on markets worldwide – above all in Eastern Europe and South America – will continue for the remainder of this year. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand […] More…

RM Auctions Brings VAG Roster to Arizona in January

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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RM Auctions is bringing will kick off their 2015 with “120 blue-chip automobiles” in the copper state at the Arizona Biltmore sale.  Among those 120 automobiles are more than a few significant or noteworthy cars who’s manufacturers currently fall under the Volkswagen Group umbrella- including an Audi Sport quattro, Bugatti EB110, and Type 2 Westfalia […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 8 December 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…

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Volkswagen Enthusiasts

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Choice Gear

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We’ve successfully made it through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, meaning that the holiday season is officially upon us. Each year this website attempts to piece together a nearly perfect Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that we’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volkswagen, and your life. Items on this list may range […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Beetle Models

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the panoramic sunroof on certain 2013-2015 model year Volkswagen Beetle vehicles. The recall affects approximately […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen and Sébastien Ogier Honored in Doha

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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Doha (Qatar) hosts festive highlight at the end of a successful WRC season Volkswagen team presented with trophies for three WRC titles at FIA Gala The World Championship trophy is on its way back to Wolfsburg: Volkswagen was in Doha (Qatar) to receive its three trophies for winning the Manufacturer, Driver and Co-Driver titles in […] More…

USP Motorsports Releases Automatic Hatch Pop Kit

posted by on 5 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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USP Motorsports consistently strives to develop innovative products that the community desires. The Automatic Hatch Pop Kit is just one example of such products. Are you tired of fumbling to open your hatch with a hand full of groceries? Well so are we! USP has assembled a complete kit which allows your Golf’s rear hatch […] More…

BBC Sport Reports VAG Seriously Eyeing F1 Entry

posted by on 5 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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This is far from the first time we’ve heard rumors on this topic, but this time reports of a Volkswagen Group entry into the world of Formula 1 are coming more frequently (and from more reputable sources) than ever before.  BBC Sport’s Chief F1 writer Andrew Benson is the latest to point to the Volkswagen Group […] More…

Essen 2014 Gallery: Part 1

posted by on 4 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Taking place yearly in Essen, German, the Essen Motor Show plays host to a large number of firms from the automotive aftermarket looking to pull the wraps off of their latest projects and set the trends that the industry will be shaped by for the year to come.  Closely resembling our own SEMA show, Essen […] More…

Find of the Day: 1973 Volkswagen Thing

posted by on 4 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Despite only being sold in the United States for a two years, the Volkswagen Thing made quite a splash within the enthusiast community, and continues to be a sought-after model.  We’ve seen our fare share over the years, but a cleanly built example is still guaranteed to turn our heads.  Case in point, this very […] More…

Essen 2014: Ronal with Polished R10 and R50 Aero

posted by on 4 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Long associated with Audi since the earliest quattro rallying era, German wheel manufacturer Ronal was a presence at this year’s Essen Motor Show with a highlight on its new R10 and R50 Aero. The Ronal line of alloy wheels ranges from 14 to 22 inches and with a wide variety of designs. The emphasis at Essen was with […] More…

Golf R Wins BBC TopGear Magazine Hot Hatch Award

posted by on 4 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Golf R, the most powerful Golf on sale, has won a prestigious TopGear Magazine award, Hot Hatch of the Year 2014. At the heart of the Golf R is 2.0-litre 300 PS TSI, which is 30 PS more powerful and up to 18 per cent more fuel efficient than the previous model.  This […] More…