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Beetle 1.8T Pricing Announced

posted by on 22 January 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has announced pricing for the new 1.8T FSI powered versions of the Beetle and Beetle Convertible which hold the line on pricing but offer more power and improved economy. More…

Volkswagen Wins Opening 2014 Monte Carlo WRC Event

posted by on 21 January 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen enters their second year in WRC with the number one plate on their car and just clinched a first place in the first race of 2014, the Monte Carlo Rally. More…

Kia GT4 Stinger Versus 2005 VW EcoRacer Concept

posted by on 17 January 2014 in Columns

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Kia GT4 Stinger Concept seems to look a lot like an old Volkswagen concept car from 2005… More…

AMI Is Now EuroCollective

press release by on 16 January 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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AMI is now EuroCollective. With a new website, new features and lots more. More details after the jump… More…

Unitronic Announces Cold Air Intake System for 2012-2013 Golf R

press release by on 16 January 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Unitronic has announced a new Cold Air Intake System for the 2012-2013 Golf 6 R models. More details after the jump… More…

Volkswagen Beetle Dune

posted by on 13 January 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Official photos are out of the Volkswagen Dune Concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Details and more photos after the jump… More…

USP Motorsports Releases DSG Cool Flow Aluminum Filter Housing

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

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USP Motorsports has announced a new billet aluminum filter housing for DSG transmission cars. More details after the jump… More…

2014 Polo WRC – First Photos

posted by on 10 January 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen Motorsport has released the first photos and basic information on their 2014 Polo WRC. The first race in Monte Carlo is coming up in just a couple weeks… More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers Nearly Six Million Units In 2013

posted by on 10 January 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Worldwide sales of passenger cars was up 3.4% in 2013 to 5.93 million units for Volkswagen brand alone. No word yet on Volkswagen Group total sales. More details after the jump… More…

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept Teaser

posted by on 9 January 2014 in Volkswagen News

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This is not the first time VW has visited the idea of a “dune” AWD-type concept on a Beetle. However this might be the first time it doesn’t actually have AWD… Wuht? More…

Passat BlueMotion Concept

posted by on 8 January 2014 in Volkswagen News

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With 150hp and 184 lb. ft. of torque and 42mpg, from the new 1.4l TSI engine, the Passat BlueMotion Concept looks pretty good to us on paper. Will we see it? Maybe in the future, but no word officially yet. More details after the jump… More…

Volkswagen Golf R Makes North American Debut

posted by on 8 January 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s Golf R goes on sale in Germany soon but won’t arrive here in the States till January of 2015 in the U.S. market. The good news is that we expect Volkswagen to offer a few more options than in the past with both two-door and four-door models as well as manual and DSG transmission options this time around. More details after the jump… More…