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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Up! GTI just became the latest hatchback to join the proud tradition of performance at Volkswagen, but for the foreseeable future, it will be the last. That’s according to a report from England’s Autocar  that quotes brand boss Herbert Diess as saying that the brand is satisfied with the...
  2. Misc. Professional Racing
    Frank Welsch, VW’s head of Technical development, has revealed that Volkswagen is on a steering group to develop an all-electric rallycross championship. The VW Group’s motorsport boss Wolfgang Durheimer, meanwhile, revealed that VW is building a prototype for such a series, to prove that the...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen’s decision to back out of top tier rallying surprised a lot of people, in no small part because they were already developing their 2017 World Rally Championship car. In fact, the Polo WRC was close enough to being race-ready, that now VW says it's worth finishing. That’s the news...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    At the l aunch of the updated Golf this morning , Dr Frank Welsch announced that a similarly updated e-Golf will be revealed at the LA Auto Show next week. On top of the infotainment updates and mild visual tweaks that will likely come with the new e-Golf, the next generation of Volkswagen’s...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    VW's Frank Welsch says that rallycross racing is the perfect arena for all-electric competition. Indeed, the head of technical development for the Volkswagen brand told Autocar that he is already discussing the idea with organizers. “I can certainly imagine a championship done with all-electric...
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