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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen  announced plans to trim another $3.4 billion from its operating costs by 2020 during a press conference in Wolfsburg today. The automaker will be “discontinuing 25% of engine and gearbox variants across Europe,” VW chief operating officer Ralf Brandstätter told  Autocar,  a move that...
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    At his April meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump said he would stick to his guns on a policy whose aim was to keep German cars from rolling down Fifth Avenue. That’s according to a report from German magazine, Wirtschaftwoche , which claims that President...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    (ed. note VW Vortex wishes to apologize for the random and indeed annoying spaces between paragraphs. We're working on removing them ) Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 and thanks to increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China it's extremely...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller said his company is considering publishing real-world fuel economy figures for its cars after rival automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen did the same last week. VW currently only publishes official NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) test figures that have been realized in...
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    Volkswagen is arguing that the device that precipitated the TDI scandal did not, in fact, violate European law. The move follows increasing pressure to provide European TDI owners with American-style compensation. "The software contained in vehicles with a EA-189 engine in the view of...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    In a year’s time (or there abouts) the Volkswagen Group says it will have fixed all scandal-affected TDIs in Europe. The European Union announced the automaker’s pledge today following a meeting with it to ensure that enough is being done for European owners, reports Automotive News. The...
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    Fancy sound systems have long been associated with Volkswagen. Just last week they revealed the Golf GTI Heartbeat , a one-off concept with a serious sound system at Wörthersee, and before that there was the Beetle Fender Edition . Now, the Polo Beats is ready to be ordered in European...
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    Volkswagen is making its pickup even more pickup-y, by adding the latest generation of 3.0L V6 turbodiesel to the lineup. The new engine, they say, will add power and give drivers more torque lower down in the rev range. The new engine is rated at about 220 hp and 400 lb/ft of torque, but it...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    It's that time of year again.  Our man Si Gray has made the journey to Lake Wörthersee in Austria, ready to take in a solid week's worth of the best Volkswagens, Audis, and tuner cars that Europe has to offer.  Joined by Matt Crane from AWOL, Jamie Orr from Orchid Euro, Joe Flaherty from Black...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is beginning the recall of their diesel cars in Europe today with the Golf 2.0L TDI Blue Motion Technology (BMT). The fix, says Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), comes without any impact to fuel consumption or performance. “It is Volkswagen’s declared aim that the...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    China bought the most Volkswagens it ever has in the first three months of the year, which makes Asia-Pacific the brand’s biggest market and the group's second biggest. Central and Eastern Europe were also eager to buy VWs. Sales there shot up 9% in March, as compared to last year. In all, the...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen brand is looking forward to a strong year in Europe, says Jürgen Stackmann, VW's sales and marketing chief. The brand’s sales rose 3.7 percent there in February, and forward looking projections show VW recovering from what has been called a “brief period of weakness.” A big...
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    Volkswagen Group sales rose more than 1.4% worldwide in the first two months of 2016, as compared to the same period last year. In all, the group delivered 1.54 million vehicles to customers, with more than 915,000 of those being Volkswagen brand passenger cars. "The Volkswagen Group and its...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    All-round dynamic design thanks to numerous external features and high-quality materials for the interior R-Line options emphasise the sporty side of many different Volkswagen models. The Golf Sportsvan is now available with distinctive design elements on the inside and outside. Prices for the...
  15. 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...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Sportier exterior, upgraded interior and new body colours for the dynamic convertible The upgraded Golf GTI Cabriolet can be ordered from German Volkswagen dealers with immediate effect. The combination of GTI genes and open top not only promise impressive performance but also fresh air and...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    92 young women and men from Italy, Spain and Portugal have already received an employment contract About 7,000 applications received since program launch in 2012 With its "StartUp Europe" trainee program, the Volkswagen Group has already enabled 136 young people from Spain, Portugal and Italy...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    For over seven years, the Tiguan has been one of the world's most coveted Volkswagen models. Volkswagen has updated some key equipment specifications of the Tiguan for the new model year. Along with a new generation of engines, the compact SUV now also boasts new radio and radio navigation...
  19. Misc. Professional Racing
    SEAT announced today the schedule for its second Leon Supercut series, running on seven different racetracks across Europe throughout the summer.  Taking place as part of International GT Championship weekend, the 325hp Leon Cup race cars promise a season with hard fought battles and full grids...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    The huge auto liner cargo ship Höegh Osaka has beached itself on the Bramble Bank, a legendary sandbar near Portsmouth and the Isle of Wright in England. The ship became grounded and started to list on January 3rd at 9:20 AM. The ship's crew of 25 was saved that night, but the ship remains...
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