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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    It's the reason that Volkswagen Group might have to stockpile vehicles, and it's causing headaches for automakers across Europe. But what is WLTP, should you care, and how does it work? For decades, the European Union has used its own test cycle to measure vehicle emissions and set fuel economy...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Romain Dumas has set an all-out record at Pikes Peak today, running the course in 7:57.148. He becomes the fastest driver ever to run the course in any car and the first driver to run a 7 minute time. Romain Dumas hugs Simone Faggioli, who set the second fastest time at Pikes Peak on Sunday...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    When it showed up at the New York Auto Show, people went nuts for the Tanoak. Our own Facebook posts about the pickup were so popular that we got as many likes that week as we get in some months. And it’s no wonder. It’s a design showcase from a powerful carmaker dipping its toes in unfamiliar...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Beetle's days may (or may not) be numbered. As part of our Beetle Week, I reached out to a few VWVortex Beetle owners to find out what the car means to them. I've included my own story at the bottom. It's immensely evident past and present owners are passionate about their Bugs. Volkswagen...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    When you really think about it, Yellowstone National Park is just a fence. And yet, without frills or luxuries, it still manages to inspire poetry and attract people from around the world. So often that “less is more” attitude is the secret to making something better. Take, for example, this...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    If you ever find yourself at Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant, you may be surprised to find Golf Rs in nearly every conceivable color. Fortunately, though, you don’t need to book a flight to Europe to see a Golf R in a funky factory color. You just need to head north of the border. That’s because...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Synecdoche is the figure of speech in which a part comes to mean the whole. In product design, it means that you’ve created something so good that everybody agrees yours is the yardstick. You don’t ask for a tissue, you ask for a Kleenex. You don’t ask for hook and loop fasteners, you ask for...
  8. Rally Racing
    Ogier/Ingrassia, Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Jæger ready for the 2016 season Just short of 1000 kilometres of testing with the proven Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2016 WRC season kicks off with the Rally Monte Carlo in mid-January Wolfsburg. Prepared as in the previous two years: Volkswagen has...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Measures for the affected EA189 series 1.2-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engines have been ratified by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) Customers are being informed about the next concrete steps Implementation of the measures to start in late January 2016 Important step...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Brand Board of Management Member Jürgen Stackmann: “The effects of the tense situation on world markets continue. Customers are remaining loyal to Volkswagen during a challenging phase.” The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.34 million vehicles to customers from January to November...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Sometimes, things just happen to get buried in the juggernaut that is the daily news cycle.  Couple that with the hectic event schedule each November, and it is quite easy to see how getting First Class Fitment coverage up took us so long.  Better late than never, right? Each year, First...
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