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Ogier Show Thrills 100,000 Fans in Portugal at Fafe Rally Sprint

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastian Ogier piloted his Polo R WRC to a first place finish at the Fafe Rally Sprint, a sort of preamble to the Rally de Portugal.  Roughly 100,000 fans packed the 6km course which takes place on a section of the famous Lameirinha Special Stage which includes the massive jump pictured at […] More…

Volkswagen and Andretti Sports Marketing Return Professional Motorsports to Washington, D.C.

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen has paired up with Andretti Sports Marketing to bring the Red Bull Global Rallycross series to the nation’s capital for an event at RFK Stadium taking place on June 21st and 22nd.  The event, dubbed Volkswagen Rallycross DC, will be the third round of the series and is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE on […] More…

Golf GTE Makes UK Debut at The Gadget Show Live

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The upcoming Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid makes its UK debut at the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham next week.  First displayed at the Geneva Auto Show last month, the Golf GTE combines a plug-in electric hybrid system with a 1.4L TSI direct-injection gas motor which propels the car from 0-62mph in […] More…

Nothing Leaves Stock Grand Re-Opening

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Events Coverage

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Whether it’s motor swaps, full race car builds or throwing a housewarming party at their new location with 3-D projectors and a birthday cake for the Golf’s 40th Birthday, Josh Paashaus and the staff of Nothing Leaves Stock like to do things differently.  The Center Valley, Pennsylvania-based shop recently relocated to a much larger facility […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports March 2014 Sales

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America delivered 36,717 units in March, down 2.6% from the 37,704 delivered during the same time period last year. While overall sales may be down, Volkswagen saw a sales growth of 6.3%  for the Jetta Sedan, contributing to a total growth of 4.6% for all Jetta models.  Passat deliveries increased by an impressive […] More…

Pristine 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco Spied in Geneva Autoshow Parking Garage

posted by on 31 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Oftentimes at industry events, more keen observers can spot extremely interesting vehicles hiding in the visitor lots outside of the main attraction. Such was the case for us a few weeks ago at the Geneva Motor Show with this yellow 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco apparently owned by Volkswagen’s internal heritage arm Volkswagen Classic. Sitting just outside the […] More…

New vw.com Website Coming Soon – Teaser

posted by on 28 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen will launch a new redesigned website soon and is offering up a little preview with this teaser video. Taking a page from “online dating” sites, VW is looking to try and change the customer research experience a bit. Check it out… More…

GTI Club Sport? Hmm…

posted by on 27 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Could be a Club Sport GTI. Could be a tuner car. No one really knows at the moment but it makes for an interesting story. Details after the jump… More…

Golf R Wagon?

posted by on 25 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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A 300hp Golf R Wagon would be a very nice thing, wouldn’t it? Our spy photographer caught this suspicious looking vehicle at the Nurburgring this week. More details after the jump. More…

Fastivus 2014 Now Open For Registration

posted by on 25 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Fastivus 2014, sponsored by VW USA and APR, is now open for registration. More…

Volkswagen Celebrates 40th Birthday of the Golf

posted by on 24 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen is once again attending the Techno Classica Show for vintage and classic cars in Essen Germany. This year marks the 40th birthday of the Golf and VW is bringing along one of their oldest Mk1 examples. More information after the jump. More…

Volkswagen Official Confirms New TDI

posted by on 20 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen is going to phase-in the new EA288 version of the 2.0l four-cylinder TDI this year in the Golf 7, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat and Jetta. With 150hp (up 10hp) and 236 pound-feet of torque plus better economy, this should be a nice upgrade for VW owners. More…