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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    As promised, the US is getting another SUV designed specifically for American tastes. The "Five-Passenger Atlas," as it’s being referred to ahead of a concept reveal at the New York Auto Show next week, is being hailed as a sign of VW’s commitment to the American market. Like the Atlas off of...
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    Following the departure of Ron Stach, Volkswagen has appointed Duncan Movassaghi to the post of Senior Vice President of Sales. Movassaghi joins VW’s American wing from Skoda UK, where he was the Managing Director. Before that, the Cambridge graduate worked as head of sales operations at the...
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    Sales were down 1.6% percent last month for Volkswagen USA, as compared to November 2016. The drop is an anomaly in what has been a positive year for the automaker but comes as a result of sales drops for every returning model. Everything from the Jetta (-18%), to the Golf family (-34%), to the...
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    The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation has donated $150,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Texas and other Gulf Coast states in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Floods following the hurricane have caused widespread damage and were responsible for a number of deaths...
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    Volkswagen of America is having a July to forget, with sales for the month dropping 5.8% as compared to last July. The good news is, though, that the sales for the year so far have remained strong and are still 5.9% higher than they were last year. There weren’t an enormous amount of winners...
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    Although the dieselgate scandal may have spooked Volkswagen out of selling TDIs, it hasn’t stopped consumers buying them. Last month, diesel vehicles made up up 12% of Volkswagen of America’s sales as the company celebrated another positive sales month. Volkswagen’s sales increase this April...
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    More than 27,000 new Volkswagens were purchased in America this April. That marks an improvement of 1.64% over April of 2016 and amounts to an improvement of nearly 8% for the year so far. The golf family, the Passat, and unusually the Beetle Coupe all helped to raise the sales total with...
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    It won’t come as a surprise to many that despite a solid few months, Volkswagen of America’s annual sales decreased in 2016. With a total of nearly 323,000 vehicles delivered in 2016, the brand saw it’s annual sales decrease by 7.6% as compared to 2015. Despite that, things are looking up for...
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    North Americans won’t be getting a redesigned Passat as soon as we thought due to a plan that would see the sedan migrate onto the MQB platform, a source with knowledge of the plan says. An update had been planned for 2018, but it now looks like the redesign will coincide with an update to the...
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    Another important milestone has been reached in the emissions scandal, as Volkswagen Group of America has announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to resolve claims with VW dealers in the US. The deal amounts to a cash settlement (and additional benefits) to dealers to pay them...
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    Volkswagen of America has just announced  that Dr Hendrick Muth has been named the Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy. He will take care of marketing the VW catalog in the US. Muth is coming to America from within the company. He previously led the Sales & Marketing branch of...
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, during a meeting with dealers, Volkswagen outlined some of the details of its TDI buyback plan. Dealers coming out of the meeting spoke to the publication about some of what Volkswagen hopes will happen to the affected vehicles. Owners will have the...
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    From the moment that the diesel scandal broke, relations between Volkswagen Group of America and their dealer network have been fraught. With a plan to compensate dealers who have been damaged by the emissions scandal in the cars, that relationship could be on the mend, reports the Wall Street...
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    Volkswagen of America today announced that they had launched vw.com/es/ a Spanish-language version of their website. The new site will provide Spanish speaking customers with a comprehensive online shopping experience. “The goal of the site is to provide broader access to the Volkswagen...
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    Coming to showrooms this fall, the Golf Alltrack is already off to a good start. The latest model in the Golf lineup has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star safety rating. “Volkswagen is thrilled that the Golf Alltrack [has] earned the highest 5-star overall...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    To celebrate the birth of these United States we thought we’d tell the story of another powerful agent of democracy: the Golf GTI. Just like the forefathers, the Golf GTI gave power to the people and, little known fact, it was Benjamin Franklin’s love of golf that inspired the Volkswagen’s name...
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    Remember those Grand Cherokee-looking Volkswagen SUV's spotted a few weeks back?  It seems that Volkswagen has ditched the Jeep mask for more traditional camouflage, hiding the production-spec head and tail lights, and bumpers, leaving the rest of the vehicle unobstructed.  With this new...
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    Dr. Herbert Diess and Hinrich J. Woebcken laid out their strategy for the newly established Volkswagen North American Region (NAR) while speaking to employees at the Volkswagen of America headquarters. The Volkswagen Group aims to strengthen its position in the North American Market, where it...
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    Herndon, VA, April 15, 2016 –Jan Bures, Executive Vice President, Group Aftersales and Services, Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA), has been recognized as “Supply Chain Executive of the Year” at the fourth annual Automotive Leaders Summit held in Las Vegas on April 7. The award recognizes...
  20. 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...
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