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Video: Motorweek’s Retro Review of the 1986.5 Volkswagen Scirocco

posted by on 6 January 2015 in Videos

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Motorweek has been digging in the crates as of late, regularly posting videos of their older reviews to YouTube.  It’s an idea that we quite like, as it gives us a chance to look back at some of the more memorable ‘young timers’ to see how they were recieved when new.  Recently, Motorweek gave the Retro […] More…

Choice Gear: Dub Box Bus-Themed Trailers and Home Goods

posted by on 6 January 2015 in Choice Gear

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When it comes to Volkswagen-inspired products, we aren’t ashamed to say that we’re total suckers.  Whether it be a T-shirt, a toy car modeled after a non-US market Volkswagen erroneously placed in a shipper, or something much more elaborate, we generally need to have it.  Imagine the look on our faces when we stumbled across […] More…

CES 2015: Volkswagen Introduces Advanced Gesture Control and Networking for New Age of Mobility

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Events Coverage

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Volkswagen attends CES officially and highlights a few of the future car technologies they are working on for the future… More…

Upcoming Porsche Cayman GT 4 Spied Without Camouflage

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Porsche News

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Porsche’s upcoming Cayman GT 4 was spotted out and about recently with no camouflage for the first time, giving onlookers their best look at the vehicle so far.  Destined to be the most hardcore Cayman variant yet, the GT 4 features a large rear wing, deep front spoiler and a more aggressive ride height. Engine […] More…

ECS Tuning Releases Carbon Fiber Flares for Mk5 GTI

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The ECS Carbon Fiber Fender Flares follow every curve and crevice of your MKV GTI’s body lines from fender-to-quarter panel for a complete, uninterrupted, smooth appearance. Designed to offer full coverage for your wheel and tire setup, these won’t look like an after thought.  The ECS front and rear flares allow up to an additional […] More…

Got A Rough Volkswagen Bus? Get it Restored at the Factory

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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If you’ve got an older Volkswagen Bus in need of a restoration, Volkswagen’s in-house factory restoration just might be what you’re looking for.  Structured along the same lines as Jaguar’s Heritage Vehicle Workshop and Porsche’s Porsche Classic, Volkswagen will take delivery of your vehicle, and give it a full restoration beginning with a chemical dip and ending in […] More…

Volkswagen Reports December 2014 Sales and 2014 Year-End Results

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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- December sales totaled 34,058 units, 2014 sales closed at 366,970 – Jetta sedan sales totaled 14,572 units in December, a 6.2 percent increase over the previous December; 141,354 units were delivered in 2014 Golf family sales totaled 4,405 units in December, and 33,675 units for 2014 Chattanooga-built Passat sold 8,257 units in December; 96,649 […] More…

Will Höegh Osaka Car Carrier Ship Incident Delay Your New Volkswagen’s Delivery?

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The huge auto liner cargo ship Höegh Osaka has beached itself on the Bramble Bank, a legendary sandbar near Portsmouth and the Isle of Wright in England. The ship became grounded and started to list on January 3rd at 9:20 AM. The ship’s crew of 25 was saved that night, but the ship remains effectively beached and listing […] More…

Volkswagen Releases New Special Edition Amarok Ultimate

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced the release of the Amarok Ultimate- the highest spec Amarok to ever be offered for public consumption.  Limited to just 500 units, the Amarok Ultimate features “Alcantara-trimmed” seats, a uniques exterior design package, and 19″ wheels.  The Amarok Ultimate is available currently at UK Volkswagen dealers. Read the full Press […] More…

Volkswagen Recalls Multiple Models Due to Potential Fuel Rail Leak

posted by on 2 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the fuel rail on certain 2015 Golf and Golf GTI models and certain 2014 and […] More…

Find of the Day: 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

posted by on 2 January 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Arguably one of the sharpest looking vehicles of all time, Volkswagen’s Karmann Ghia has never really fallen out of favor with air-cooled enthusiasts.  Like many we’ve seen, today’s Find of the Day has more than a few custom touches, but it’s true highlight could be the best OEM plus modification in recent memory. Featuring front […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain 2015 Jetta Models

posted by on 2 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the low-beam headlights on certain 2015 model year Volkswagen Jetta vehicles. The recall affects approximately […] More…