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Next Generation Volkswagen Touran Spied Near Nürburgring

posted by on 14 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The next generation Volkswagen Touran was spotted out and about near the legendary Nurburgring this week, cloaked in heavily camouflage.  Most likely based on the new MQB platform, the upcoming Touran will be have a larger interior than the outgoing model.  Based on current trends within Volkswagen, we expect it to be lighter and more fuel […] More…

Find of the Day: Porsche 914 Powered Volkswagen Beetle

posted by on 14 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Volkswagen Beetles have seen their fare share of modifications over the years, most of which involved adding power or changing the car’s aesthetics.  With today’s Find of the Day, a previous owner took a slightly different approach to adding power to this Beetle, while keeping it in the family so to speak. The car was […] More…

Event Report: Eurokracy 2014

posted by on 14 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Eurokracy Montréal presented by Unitronic may only be in its fourth year, but there is already huge growth in both spectator and show car turnout.  Located just north of the boarder at Napierville Dragway, Eurokracy features a layout extremely similar to what is available at events like Waterfest and GTI International.  Hosting a packed show […] More…

Dynamics Up, Fuel Consumption Down: Best-Selling Sports Car Scirocco with a Completely New Range of Engines

posted by on 14 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has updated the Scirocco for the 2015 model year, with new available engines that are more powerful and more fuel efficient, and aesthetic enhancements including new headlights and tail lights, and lift gate mechanism.  Changes continue on the inside as well, with updated auxiliary instruments for boost, oil temp, and a chronometer, and features […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 14 July 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…

New Midsize SUV from Volkswagen to be Produced in Chattanooga

posted by on 14 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has announced that production of a new Midsize SUV will take place in their Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, bringing an additional 2,000 jobs to the region.  The manufacturer will be investing an estimated $600 million and expanding the existing facility by 538,000 square feet to get ready for the upcoming CrossBlue Concept-based vehicle.  This expansion […] More…

Speed Meets Space – The Volkswagen T5 Promotion Model by ABT Sportsline

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ABT Sportsline is celebrating 11 years of the T5 Transporter with special pricing on the full ABT Sportsline appearance package.  The appearance package includes springs, 20″ wheels, grille and rear spoiler.  As a complete package, the ABT Sportsline kit is subtle enough to remain tasteful, yet different enough to turn heads. Read the full Press […] More…

Video: MotorWeek’s Original 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI Review

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Videos

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As part of the Throwback Thursday phenomena, long-running television review program MotorWeek has uploaded their original review of the first-generation GTI.  While the quality is understandably off, their commentary is spot on.  At one point, they suggest that buyers purchase their cars without Air Conditioning- how the times have changed. Check out the full video […] More…

Volkswagen Launches Special Edition Transporter to Celebrate 60 Years in the UK

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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To commemorate 60 years of success in the UK market, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK has announced the Sportline 60- a special edition model available in both long and short wheelbase Kombi and panel van versions.  The exterior features unique 18 inch wheels, special graphics, black steel side bars and gloss black mirror covers.  On the […] More…

Volkswagen Group Vehicle Deliveries Rise to Almost Five Million in First Half Year

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Group has announced that in total it has delivered nearly 5 Million vehicles worldwide in the first half of 2014.  This figure comes quickly after the announcement of record periods at Audi and Volkswagen, as well as strong numbers from Porsche and Skoda.  The 4.97 million deliveries is a jump of 5.9% over […] More…

VWR Releases Uprated Lower Engine Mount for Golf 7 GTI / R / MQB

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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VWR has released an upgraded lower engine mount for seventh generation Golf GTI and R, as well as other MQB vehicles like the Audi A3 and S3.  The upgraded unit works to make the car feel much sharper, and reduce wheel hop during hard acceleration.  VWR’s Lower Mount kit also includes a billet aluminum dog bone […] More…

APR Releases 1.8T & 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 Boost Tap

press release by on 10 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The APR Boost Tap for the 1.8T and 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engines is a simple, yet elegant solution for referencing boost pressure and vacuum as is commonly necessary for boost gauges. The boost tap plugs directly into the factory intake manifold via the boost pressure sensor bung and can be removed at any time […] More…