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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Hits New September Sales High

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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More than 5,500 registrations for September 2014 – up 4.6 per cent on 2013 30,821 total vehicles sold so far in 2014 – up 9.0 per cent on 2013 Market share stands at 13.5 per cent year to date Record September registrations for Crafter – up 55.0 per cent on 2013 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has continued […] More…

Upcoming Bentley SUV Spied Again, Wearing Less Camouflage

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Bentley News

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Bentley has been teasing us with their upcoming SUV for quite some time now, and it seems that finally the highly anticipated vehicle is starting to show a bit more skin.  Spied by our friends at CarPix, the yet-to-be-named SUV which is much less disguised than we have seen previous images, giving an indication of […] More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers 4.56M Vehicles in Period to September

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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3.0 percent increase in January – September deliveries Deliveries in China for first three quarters exceed two million for first time Wolfsburg, October 7, 2014 – Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 4.56 (January-September 2013: 4.43; +3.0 percent) million vehicles in the first three quarters of this year. “The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is benefiting above all […] More…

Updated Porsche Cayman Spied Testing

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Porsche News

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Although the 981-generation Boxster and Cayman are still quite new to the marketplace, Porsche is already hard at work on making tweaks, changes and updates to their “entry level” sports cars.  Photos were sent our way from the spies at CarPix which show what appears to be an updated Cayman, sporting new lighting front and […] More…

Find of the Day: 1979 Volkswagen GTI

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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If you were to take all of the coolest pieces from the late 1970s and early 1980s, blend them with the wheel and suspension trends of today, using a freshly restored first-generation GTI as your canvas, this is what you’d get.  It’s our favorite Find of the Day to date. The car’s original owner went to […] More…

MTM T400- Size Without Compromise

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German tuning legends Motoren Technik Mayer have focused their attention on the Volkswagen T5 Multivan, turning the 204hp people hauler into a 360hp sleeper.  With a host of performance modifications including 405mm 6-piston brakes, 20×9″ Bimoto wheels and a performance-tuned air suspension system, the MTM T400 is a complete package capable of adding a healthy does […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 6 October 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…

WRC: Latvala/Anttila Claim Historic WRC Victory in France

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Read all about it! – First Finnish victory on asphalt for almost 15 years Volkswagen one-two courtesy of Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Fløene The excitement never ends: title race blown wide open again Finnish party in Alsace – Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won the Rally France and made history in the process. The Volkswagen duo is […] More…

To the Point: The All-New Passat

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Extra innovation, connectivity, efficiency and safety: Volkswagen launches the best Passat ever Array of Passat driver assistance systems overcome class boundaries 240-PS diesel flagship with DSG and all-wheel drive consumes just 5.3 litres Ten key facts about the new Passat: 1. Thanks to its innovative lightweight design, the new Passat is up to 85 kg lighter […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Leads in France with Latvala and Mikkelsen

posted by on 3 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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All-Volkswagen duel for the lead at the Rally France Latvala leads Mikkelsen – just 8.2 seconds separate leading two Champion suffers a set-back: Ogier facing fightback at home event Thrilling duel for the lead, game on in the Drivers’ Championship: Volkswagen duo Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) leads the Rally France a third of the way […] More…

Video: Behind the Scenes at Red Bull GRC Seattle

posted by on 3 October 2014 in Videos

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Last weekend Scott Speed, Tanner Foust and the rest of Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross were at the Dirtfish Rally School for Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle, for the series’ first-ever stop at the Pacific Northwest’s only Rally School.  This purpose-built facility made for an interesting event, with a surface that was nearly 60% dirt- one of […] More…

Video: Forge Action Day 2014

posted by on 3 October 2014 in Videos

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Now in its second year, the Forge Motorsport Performance Car Action Day recently invaded Castle Combe Circuit located in the south of Britain for a day track time.  Although the event is still in its infancy, more than 94 different owner’s clubs attended the event along with exhibitors including Eibach, Milltek, Cobra seats and more. […] More…