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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Starts 2015 with Growth in Key Market

posted by on 17 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Deliveries in Western Europe rose in January by 2.8 per cent The brand increased sales in Germany by 4.8 per cent Around 30,600 deliveries worldwide in January UK sales up 14.9 per cent Hannover, 17 February 2015 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles started 2015 with growth in deliveries in its core European markets: with 19,500 vehicles sold in […] More…

Compared: 2015 Volkswagen GTI vs 2015 Subaru WRX

posted by on 17 February 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Coming in around $30k, the Volkswagen GTI and Subaru WRX may not be the most obvious of rivals, but they offer similar fun at a similar price point and as such, are cross-shopped quite often. Even still, they are quite similar fundamentally. Both have turbocharged four-cylinder power. Both are synonyms for inexpensive fun. And both […] More…

New Style and Technology for Bentley’s Continental GT

posted by on 17 February 2015 in Bentley News

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Bentley Motors is responding to increased global demand for their Continental GT models with a host of design updates and new features.  In the outside, the new cars feature a revised front bumper, more striking fenders with side vents, and a “more sculpted” rear trunklid.  Interior updates include new gauges, infotainment screen graphics, all interior […] More…

WRC: Ogier Wins at Rally Sweden in Dramatic Finale

posted by on 17 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Double world champion beats young guns: Ogier pips Neuville and Mikkelsen to win Closing Power Stage decides winners and losers Third victory in Sweden for Volkswagen with the Polo R WRC Breath-taking action right down to the final few metres: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the Rally Sweden. The French Volkswagen duo came through […] More…

APR Releases Cast Downpipe Exhaust System for FWD 1.8T/2.0T Gen 3

posted by on 16 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate Cast Downpipe Exhaust System! Upgrading the restrictive factory downpipe with the APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System is a great way to increase performance and add a sophisticated growl to the exhaust note. Ideal performance is achieved through expelling exhaust gasses at maximum velocity through APR’s proprietary, low-turbulence, investment […] More…

The New Škoda Superb: Attention to the Finest Detail

posted by on 16 February 2015 in Skoda News

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Škoda has given fans a glimpse of their next-generation Superb for the first time today, just one day ahead of the car’s full reveal in Prague.  The flagship model will feature a “striking new Škoda design”, while retaining the brand’s signature styling cues.  The brand is confident that the new car will continue the Superb’s […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Launches New Phase Of Working with You Campaign

posted by on 16 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is launching the latest instalment of Working with you – its customer-centric brand promise. Created by adam&eveDDB, the new campaign kicked off on 12th February with YouTube, search and online activity. Television and social will break today. The creative focuses on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ partnership-led positioning, highlighting the brand’s dedication to both its customers and […] More…

Video: APR Teases In-House Exhaust Manufacturing

posted by on 13 February 2015 in Videos

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A few days ago, APR posted a photo on their Facebook page which seemed to set the stage for some sort of manufacturing announcement, but at the time we weren’t quite sure what it’d be.  Thanks to a new clip posted just yesterday, we know know that the Alabama-based engineering firm will be shifting future […] More…

Corrupt Your Kids: Homemade Volkswagen Bus Bed

posted by on 13 February 2015 in Choice Gear

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Reddit’s chief export may be cat photos and memes, but every once in a while the users manage to post something that is pure gold.  Case in point is this completely homemade Volkswagen Bus bed made by Reddit user inexplorata which cost him roughly $100. Using a bit of ingenuity, pieces found on Craigslist, and some things […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 Volkswagen R32

posted by on 13 February 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Resting comfortably in the category of “Buy it Built”, today’s Find of the Day could quite easily be a show winning vehicle for the next owner.  If shows aren’t really your thing, extremely low mileage and a stage 3 turbo kit should be enough to keep you interested in this R32. As you can see, […] More…

The Volkswagen Group Starts the Year with a Slight Increase in Deliveries of 0.7 Per Cent

posted by on 13 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler:“We made a stable start to another challenging year” Wolfsburg, February 13, 2015 – The Volkswagen Group began the year with a slight increase in deliveries of 0.7 per cent. The Company with its twelve brands delivered 817,600 (January 2014: 811,500) vehicles worldwide. “The Volkswagen Group made a stable […] More…

Air Lift Performance Air Suspension for VW Mk7 Now Available

posted by on 13 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Air Lift Performance has officially released their Air Suspension kit for the new Mk7 Golf and Golf GTI, designed to offer lowering of up to 4.8″ up front and 5.8″ in the rear and adjustability at the touch of a button.  This kit also offers 30-way dampening adjustability on the struts, meaning that owners can […] More…