Showing posts in the category of VW

The Story of VW's Beetle


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For a very long period of time, the VW Beetle was the world’s best-selling automobile. That was in part due to its very long period of manufacturing: between 1938 and 2003 more than 21 million Beetles were built on all inhabited continents.

VW Will Skip 2015 Super Bowl, As Will Lincoln and Jaguar


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The…automotive advertising force is weak with this one, and we're referring to the 2015 Super Bowl as Volkswagen will not air any ads during the game.

VW Will Invest More Money On New Products, Plants and Tech Than Puerto Rico's GDP!


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Do you know how much the VW Group will invest in new models, environmentally friendly technologies and production facilities in the coming five years? €85.6 billion or about US$106.2 billion at today's rates.

VW's GTI Roadster Concept Would Make for An Awesome Scirocco


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While it was made as a CGI entity for the PS3 Gran Turismo 6 game before VW built a real life version, like our readers, we can't help but think that the GTI Roadster could form the base for a kühl Scirocco or Corrado coupe.

VW Golf R 400 and Golf R Variant: Only One Of These Might Come to US


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VW showed up in Los Angeles with two hot Golf R models, the production Golf R Variant and the still conceptual Golf R 400, but only one of them still might be sold in the US.

VW Jumps On Fuel-Cell Bandwagon with Golf and Passat HyMotion


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Hydrogen-powered vehicles are the next big thing when it comes to alternative fuels and we're seeing plenty of movement in the sector at the LA Auto Show.

VW Prices 292HP Golf R from $36,595* in the US; No Manual Gearbox


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I don’t know whether this will help you get over the disappointment of VW not bringing the Golf R Variant to the United States, but the automaker has just announced pricing for the Golf R hatchback.

VW Pulling Out Seat Brand from Russia on January 1 Next Year


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VW has announced that it will stop selling Seat cars in Russia by early next year because of the country’s economic downturn and weakening ruble. In September, Opel Group announced that it would scale back production in Russia citing similar reasons.

Shucks; VW Tells Us It Has No Plans to Sell Golf R Variant in the USA


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We spoke too soon when we said that the new VW Golf R Variant should come to the US – technically, it is, because it will be revealed at the LA Auto Show, but unfortunately, you cannot buy it.

VW Reveals New 296HP Golf R Variant and It's Coming to U.S.!


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VW has lifted the veils off the new Golf R Variant sport wagon on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show. For the first time in the history of the Golf R, there is now a station wagon version.

VW Golf R 400 Concept to Pass Through LA Show As it Heads for Production


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Volkswagen will give North American consumers their first real life look at the muscular Golf R 400 Concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Production VW Golf R 400 Reportedly Coming Next Year


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We knew for a while that the mad, 400PS (395HP) Golf R 400 concept from last April's Beijing Auto Show, would at some point spawn a production version.

VW Beetle Gets Five New Euro6 Engines and Fresh Technologies


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VW has introduced five new Euro6 engines and the second generation modular infotainment system (MIB) on the Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet in Europe.

VW Golf SUV Said to Arrive in 2018


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The eighth-generation VW Golf is expected to spawn the first-ever SUV to wear a Golf badge when it launches in 2018.

VW Shows 272PS 2.0-liter TDI Diesel With Electric Supercharger Boost


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If you thought the 240 PS output of the new 2.0-liter TDI found in the B8 Passat was impressive, then read on. VW has revealed an even more powerful variant of the engine that uses an electric booster to achieve 272 PS or 268 hp.

Future VW Models to Have Shorter 5-Year Life Cycles


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Volkswagen has confirmed that its next-generation models will have five-year life cycles and will receive facelifts after three years on the market.

Daimler, VW Warn Of Google's In-Car Technology Dominance


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Google dominates many services people use on a daily basis, and is infiltrating both the cars of today and tomorrow. But some automakers are telling the tech giant to slow down.

VW Group Sets Record Sales and Profits, World Dominance is Just a Matter of Time


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Here’s the thing: the Volkswagen brand, by far the VW Group largest in terms of both sales and income, has suffered this year in operating profits. Yet the Group has set a new record for the third quarter as well as the first nine months of 2014.

VW's £98k $156k XL1 Reportedly Sold Out in the UK


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One would think that the VW XL1’s £98,515 ($156,400) starting price in the UK would keep buyers at bay, but it’s exactly the opposite.

All 30 units allocated to the United Kingdom have already been sold, according to a source cited by Auto Express. VW will only build 200 examples of the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid vehicle as a technological showcase of its fuel-efficient car technology.

CNET Finds 2015 VW e-Golf is Your Usual Compact EV


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VW is really late to the US full-EV party, where models like the Nissan Leaf have gained serious popularity in the last few years.

Its battery powered entry is the e-Golf, and in true VW spirit, you get what you (expect to) pay for. If you’re not at all into your electric vehicle looking weird or unusual (like the Leaf does), then the look of the e-Golf will be refreshing.

You really have to be a bit of a nerd to notice anything different about it, aside from the complete lack of engine noise.