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World RX: 12 Round 2016 Calendar Revealed

posted by on 29 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has announced its draft calendar for 2016.  The calendar, which is still subject to confirmation by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, consists of 12 rounds including an all-new race in Riga, Latvia (1/2 October).  Franciacorta (Italy) and the Intercity Istanbul Park (Turkey) have both been […] More…

BASF and Volkswagen Present “Science Award Electrochemistry” to Berkeley Researcher

posted by on 28 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Award honors outstanding research results in the area of lithium-oxygen batteries Award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan Annual award with total prize money of €100,000, with the first rank worth €50,000 The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen goes this year to Dr. Bryan McCloskey, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, […] More…

Müller Details Top Priorities and Next Steps for Volkswagen Group

posted by on 28 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Support for customers top priority Volkswagen looks beyond current crisis New strategy to be unveiled in 2016 Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has announced the five key steps to realign the Group. “We have to look beyond the current situation and create the conditions for Volkswagen’s successful further development”, […] More…

Volkswagen Group Generates Operating Profit of EUR 10.2 billion (EUR 9.4 billion) by the End of September before Special Items

posted by on 28 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Sharp year-on-year rise in sales revenue to EUR 160.3 billion (EUR 147.7 billion) Negative special items relating to diesel issue of EUR 6.7 billion and in trucks business of EUR 0.2 billion Operating profit after special items at EUR 3.3 billion (EUR 9.4 billion) Full-year earnings forecast adjusted Equity-accounted profit of the Chinese joint ventures […] More…

ŠKODA Celebrates 110 Years in the Auto Industry

posted by on 27 October 2015 in Skoda News

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ŠKODA celebrates their 110th year of automobile manufacturing today, and their legendary Voiturette A model, with a whopping seven horsepower.  Prior to getting into the horseless carriage game, ŠKODA existed as Laurin & Klement (L&K), a bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer established in 1895. Read the full press release below. 29 October 1905: Premiere of the […] More…

Game-Changing Air Lift Performance 3H Air Suspension System Provides Advanced Height and Pressure Control

posted by on 27 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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LANSING, Mich. – Air Lift Performance, a leader in high-performance air suspension systems, has taken air management technology to the next level with the new Air Lift Performance 3H system. The most advanced product ever created by the design and engineering experts at Air Lift Performance , 3H is the result of three years of […] More…

Video: Volkswagen Motorsport’s Rally Spain Recap

posted by on 27 October 2015 in Videos

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Post-game press releases are fun, but they’re just words on a page.  Thanks to the ‘too long/didn’t read’ culture fostered by years of internet (ab)use, our attention spans have dropped to record lows and we’re constantly looking for something a bit more stimulating that standard on-brand prose.  Luckily, Volkswagen Motorsport sees this as more of […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 26 October 2015 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…

Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 Wins German Design Award

posted by on 26 October 2015 in Bentley News

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Concept named overall winner in transportation category Design award recognises ‘perfect combination of aesthetics and precision’ EXP 10 Speed 6 is a statement in modern British luxury and a potential future model line Flying Spur and Continental GT Speed both receive special mentions Crewe. Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car has been awarded Gold in […] More…

WRC: Mikkelsen Achieves Maiden Victory at Rally Spain

posted by on 26 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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Dramatic first WRC win for Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene World-class duel: Mikkelsen/Fløene vs. Latvala/Anttila World champions* Ogier/Ingrassia retire whilst leading shortly before the end Wolfsburg. A superlative victory: Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene have won the Rally Spain with Volkswagen to claim their first victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Their first […] More…

Dr. Thomas Sedran Appointed Head of Group Strategy at Volkswagen Group

posted by on 26 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Dr. Thomas Sedran (51) has been appointed Head of Group Strategy at the Volkswagen Group. He takes up this post with effect from November 1 and will report to the CEO, Matthias Müller. Thomas Sedran was born on October 13, 1964. Sedran holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Hohenheim and […] More…

Volkswagen Scale Model New Release Roundup

posted by on 23 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Whether it is a garage full of the real thing, or a cabinet full of miniatures, most car enthusiasts love to assemble a collection of their favorite automobiles. To that end, here is a list of the latest releases of Volkswagen model cars from various scale model and toy manufacturers. 1:10 Scale Volkswagen Amarok R/C by Tamiya […] More…