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WRC: Volkswagen’s Ogier Leads in Mexico

posted by on 6 March 2015 in Motorsport News

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Celebrated start to the Rally Mexico in the tunnels of Guanajuato Ogier first, Mikkelsen tied in second, Latvala fourth Two special stages over 5.61 kilometres whet the appetite Fiery start in Guanajuato, passionate fans and a promising result – Volkswagen made the perfect start to the Rally Mexico. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports February Sales

posted by on 6 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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February sales total 25,710 units The all-new Golf delivered 3,921 units for the month, marking a 141.6  percent increase in sales for the model over the previous February The Golf GTI delivered 1,779  units, a 113%  percent increase Golf R hits showrooms with 362 delivered  Jetta sedan delivered 8,320 units for the month Herndon, VA […] More…

Volkswagen Announces Pricing of 2015 Passat Limited Edition

posted by on 6 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Passat Limited Edition model starts at $23,995  Fuel-efficient 1.8-liter TSI® engine and six-speed automatic transmission standard Value-laden model has a host of standard features, including KESSY® keyless access with push-button start, V-tex leatherette seating surfaces, heatable front seats,17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, touchscreen radio and rearview camera  Herndon, VA  – Volkswagen of America, Inc., today, announced pricing on […] More…

Volkswagen Announces New Trim Line for e-Golf

posted by on 5 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has introduced a newer lower-priced version of the e-Golf called the e-Golf Limited Edition for $2000 less than the SEL version. More details after the jump… More…

Geneva 2015: Day One and Two Galleries Now Live

posted by on 4 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Our annual pilgrimage to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show has been memorable one due to the phenomenal weather, quality time with industry insiders, and the sheer number of introductions from brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella.  We’ve gone full-scale in covering this year’s event with hundreds of photos detailing every single Group product in attendance- from […] More…

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Breaks Cover in Geneva

posted by on 3 March 2015 in Lamborghini News

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For those among us with (very) deep pockets and a penchant for the unhinged, Lamborghini has got you covered.  The Italian sportscar company unveiled their new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce this morning in Geneva with with 50hp more than the standard Aventador, tasked with propelling 50 kilos less weight.  The result is a car which has […] More…

Bentley Unveils EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept at Geneva

posted by on 3 March 2015 in Bentley News

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Geneva is shaping up to be quite the event for the Volkswagen Group, with premieres and unveilings coming from a majority of the brands under the group umbrella.  Bentley first previewed their EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car last evening for journalists at Volkswagen’s Group Night event, with a full reveal planned for this morning.  We now […] More…

Geneva 2015: Volkswagen Premieres Four New Vehicles in Switzerland

posted by on 3 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Newly conceptualised Touran, perfected Sharan and new Passat Alltrack make their debuts in Switzerland Sport Coupé Concept GTE – which features an exclusive sports car design and an innovative plug-in hybrid drive – shows the way to the future The broad and diverse line-up of the Volkswagen brand, which ranges from the family-friendly MPV to […] More…

Geneva 2015: World Premiere of the Golf GTD Variant

posted by on 3 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Spacious long-distance express car consumes just 4.4 litres per 100 km Golf GTD Variant accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds Ten key facts on the premiere of the Golf GTD Variant: 1. First Golf GTD Variant develops 135 kW / 184 PS of power and an impressive 380 Nm of torque. 2. […] More…

European Passat Named “Car of the Year 2015″

posted by on 3 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Coveted honour as Europe’s “Car of the Year” goes to the eighth generation of the best-seller Europe’s “Car of the Year 2015″ is a Volkswagen: the new Passat wins the prestigious award, which is presented every year by the international “Car of the Year” jury. The winner was announced on the afternoon before the Geneva […] More…

Volkswagen Kicks Off Festivities in Geneva with Group Night

posted by on 2 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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It’s officially March, which means one thing- time for the Geneva Motor Show.  As this is by far one of the most- if not the most- important auto shows on the calendar, we’ve sent two staffers to Switzerland to cover each and every one of the Volkswagen Group’s premieres.   That coverage began just a few hours ago […] More…

Volkswagen Invested Nearly $13 Billion in Research and Development in 2014

posted by on 2 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn: “Volkswagen is positioning itself at the forefront of automotive change with ‘Future Tracks’” Focus on electromobility and the digitalization of vehicles, factories and retail 46,000 researchers and developers and over 10,000 IT experts at Volkswagen are working on the mobility of the future Largest low-CO2 fleet: 57 model variants already meet […] More…