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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen's modular MQB platform opens up a host of possibilities for both high volume products with mass appeal, and for lower volume niche vehicles, much like the Golf Alltrack that you see here.  It's no secret that we are huge fans of the Golf SportWagen, especially the R-Line 4Motion TDI...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    The automotive grass is always greener in Europe, isn't it?  We can now add the new Polo GTI to the list of lustworthy transportation that the North American market won't get, which is a shame, because it looks like a segment leader. The Polo GTI is powered by a 1.8 TFSI producing roughly...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    While the new Passat was first shown in July, the Paris Motor Show marked the first time that we were able to see one in person.  In being around the car, it becomes quite clear that this Passat is more technology-driven than previous generations.  We haven't had the chance to drive the car just...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    It was perhaps not the best kept secret that Volkswagen planned a more sporting variant of its ultra-lightweight and ultra-efficient XL1 model. With the XL1, Volkswagen managed the fabled 1-Liter of consumption for 100 KM travelled, but this mid-engine carbon fiber chassis car was designed to be...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    While we were all soundly asleep in our beds, our own George Achorn was on the ground in Paris for Day 2 of the Paris Motor Show.  While Volkswagen Group Night and Day 1 of the show are generally reserved for new car unveilings, Day 2 of Press Days usually makes way for more cars as presentation...
  6. The Bugatti Lounge
    After more than a few years atop the road car food-chain, there are only 20 Bugatti Veyrons left for purchase.  If you've been holding out on purchasing one for yourself, Bugatti hopes that their final "Legends Edition", fittingly named after company founder Ettore Bugatti will be enough to make...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Held every other year in Paris, the Mondial de l'Automobile is a major player on the global Auto Show circuit.  Because of this, Paris is home to debuts of both production and concept cars, with most manufacturers hosting preview nights ahead of the event.  Being the largest show of its kind in...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Porsche has unveiled the world's first Plug-In Electric Hybrid to be offered in the Premium SUV segment, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid.  Utilizing an extremely similar drivetrain to that used in the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a 95hp electric motor with a range of 36km in...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Bentley revealed today their new flagship model- the Mulsanne Speed, boasting a top speed of 190mph, making it the fastest ultra-luxury car in the world.  Along with the Mulsanne Speed, Bentley showed their Flying Spur and two Continental GT models, the V8 S, and the GT Speed.  Full galleries...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    XL Sport with V2 engine from the Ducati Superleggera New Passat GTE with plug-in hybrid system Golf Alltrack launches with all-wheel drive and a distinctive off-road look New Polo makes debut as GTI icon Volkswagen is presenting four new models at the Paris Motor Show which begins today...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    If it’s the night before a major European Auto Show then it must be time to spend with the Volkswagen Group. As is typical for the mega-manufacturer, each of their portfolio brands starred in a preview reveal event sure not to leave anyone disappointed. Speaking of not disappointing, the...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ducati's new retro Scrambler model made its official introduction at the Cologne, Germany "Intermot" motorcycle show. Volkswagen also took an opportunity to show the new model off at their Group Night the evening before the first press day at Paris Auto Show. Powered by an aircooled L-twin 803cc...
  13. The Audi Lounge
    Take the TT and add two more doors – Audi is presenting the TT Sportback concept at the Paris Motor Show. The exterior of the show car invokes the design idiom of the classic TT, developing it into a new, elongated sculpture. It is driven by a high-powered EA888 2.0 TFSI engine that delivers 294...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    A top value among European automakers Record-breaking vehicle XL Sport makes its world debut at Paris Motor Show French film icon Catherine Deneuve receives €200,000 donation for "Cinema for Peace" A new record for the Volkswagen Group: Europe's leading automaker has now produced 200 million...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen's XL1 set out to create the first 1L consumption vehicle. With ultra-lightweight carbon fiber construction, slippery aerodynamics and a ton of other engineering tricks, the XL1 shows what can be done in the name of economy. So the XL Sport seems to contradict that idea in some ways...
  16. The Lamborghini Lounge
    Lamborghini is showing a beautiful plug-in hybrid supercar powered by a V10 and combined with three electric motors to produce some 910hp (!). The concept is making its debut at the Paris Motor Show this week. The full Lamborghini press release follows below... Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    VW's new version of the Polo GTI is debuting this week at the Paris Auto Show. Now powered by the EA888 1.8l turbo with 192hp, the new Polo has lots of potential. No plans to offer it here at this stage, although Volkswagen of America is watching the sub-compact category carefully. The full...
  18. The Skoda Lounge
    While the 2014 Paris Auto Show doesn't technically start until tomorrow, some manufacturers have started to roll out new models ahead of the event.  Škoda is one such example, unveiling their all-new Fabia Combi which is constructed on the Volkswagen Group's new MQB platform, and will go on sale...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is debuting the new Golf 7 Alltrack at the Paris Auto Show next week and we like what we see. Volkswagen of America teased us a bit a few years back at the New York Auto Show with an Alltrack concept to "test reaction". Car companies don't normally do such things unless there is some...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    World premiere of the new Passat GTE at the Paris Motor Show: for the first time, plug-in hybrid drive for Passat Saloon and Estate cars Electric car: the Passat GTE can be driven up to 50 km in an all-electric mode Touring car: Paris-London-Paris nonstop and with zero emissions in the city...
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