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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


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…

USP Presents The Spulen 2.5L Vacuum Pump Delete Kit

posted by on 12 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The braking system on your vehicle requires constant vacuum to assist in applying the brakes. Traditionally this vacuum is achieved by plumbing the brake booster to the engine’s intake manifold. This provides the needed vacuum to assist in applying the brakes. However, vehicles equipped with the 2.5L engine do not receive vacuum from the intake […] More…

Find of the Day: 1989 Volkswagen Golf Rallye

posted by on 12 February 2015 in Find Of the Day

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The 25 year importation rule is something that isn’t well liked around these parts to say the least.  Europe seems to get much of the cool Volkswagen product that we’v been denied, and once it’s reached that pivotal quarter-century mark, finding a decent example of what you wanted many years ago can be nearly impossible. […] More…

Video: 330hp Volkswagen T1 High Top Runs the Quarter Mile

posted by on 12 February 2015 in Videos

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Part of what makes life interesting is the simple fact that everyone is different.  Sure, this may lead us to argue with each other on the internet from time to time, but on rare occasions, it results in something that just sort of makes us scratch our, yet can’t seem to stop staring at.  Like this […] More…