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WRC: Salomon and Volkswagen Enter into Partnership

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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French sports equipment manufacturer new partner of Volkswagen Motorsport World Championship-winning team to benefit from equipment and exchange of experience Volkswagen Motorsport will receive even greater support in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) courtesy of a strong new partner: French sports equipment manufacturer Salomon will take on the role of Official Supplier of the […] More…

New 2.0T TSI & FSI Clutch Kits from Black Forest Industries

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We are very excited to be able to bring yet another new product to market along with the help of Competition Clutch. These new Lightweight Flywheel and Clutch Kits are offered in 5 different stages, to meet a variety of applications. Below we have outlined and simplified what each kit includes to give you and […] More…

Scott Speed Finishes Third in Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver Championship

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Scott Speed and Tanner Foust finish fourth and sixth place in Las Vegas final round Herndon, VA  — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team finished its first season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship with a strong performance in Las Vegas. Racing together for the first time, the two GRC Beetles began the final round with […] More…

BASF and Volkswagen Present Science Award Electrochemistry to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Award honors outstanding research results in the area of lithium-ion batteries Award ceremony at Stanford University, California, by Chairmen of the companies BASF and Volkswagen, Dr. Kurt Bock and Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF goes this year to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Provides e-Golf All-Electric Vehicle to Stanford University for E-Mobility Research

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Belmont, Calif. (November 7, 2014) – Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) today announced that it will provide an all-electric 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf to Stanford University for research dedicated to advancing e-mobility and improving the driver experience in electric vehicles. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Volkswagen of America and a member of […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Golf Family Wins Green Car Reports’ “Best Car to Buy 2015” Award

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Award recognizes the Volkswagen Golf range for its diverse and practical eco-conscious powertrain offerings Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America is pleased to announce today that Green Car Reports, a leading online consumer resource for eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles, has named the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range as its “Best Car to Buy 2015.” The versatile Golf […] More…

Volkswagen Inaugurates Components Plant in North China

posted by on 5 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Production of energy-efficient transmissions starts in Tianjin New gearbox generation in China DQ 380 satisfies demands for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies 107th Group plant meets highest quality and environmental standards At its Tianjin components plant in North China, Volkswagen today started production of the latest generation of highly advanced dual-clutch gearboxes (DSG), celebrating a […] More…

ECS Tuning Offers $50 Gift Card with Purchase of ST Coilovers

posted by on 5 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

ST X Coilovers are designed and made in Germany in conjunction with KW Suspension, receiving the same quality and design standards. These coilovers are one of the best in the industry and are for serious drivers that love to drive their vehicles. Features include: Adjustable Composite Spring Seats Tempered High Strength Springs Compression Bump Stops […] More…

Event Report: SEMA 2014 Day 1

posted by on 4 November 2014 in Events Coverage

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For one week out of the year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association brings key players from the Automotive Aftermarket and OEMs together to showcase the trends and components that will become industry standard for the next twelve months.  While the show has historically been overwhelmingly populated by American marques and their aftermarket support, in recent […] More…

Volkswagen E-Golf Auction Raises Money to Benefit Global Green USA

posted by on 4 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Winning bidder claims first VW electric vehicle as the car begins to ship to select U.S. dealerships Herndon, VA (November 4, 2014) – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that the auction of the first 2015 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf has raised $41,400, with proceeds benefitting  the national environmental non-profit Global Green USA and its efforts to […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports October 2014 Sales

posted by on 4 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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October sales total 30,313 units, representing a 7.8% increase over October 2013 The all-new Golf delivered 2,351 units for the month, marking a 101 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous October The Golf GTI delivered 1,724 units, a 67.1 percent increase Jetta sedan delivered 13,372 units for the month, a 24.7 […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Named Yahoo Autos Car of the Year

posted by on 3 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA — Today, the 2015 Golf GTI was named the “Yahoo Autos Car of the Year.” The seventh-generation GTI beat 16 other contenders, from economy hatchbacks to luxury sedans to track-ready sports cars in five categories—performance, value, efficiency, design and engineering. “Earning Yahoo Autos Car of the Year is further testament that the 2015 GTI […] More…