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Record-Breaking Proof That Volkswagen Vans Go The Distance!

As a great demonstration of Volkswagen's legendary durability, a 56-year old Transporter van has just achieved a top speed of 102.84 mph and done the quarter mile sprint at the Santa Pod racetrack in a time of 12.65 seconds. Although this in itself represents a new world record for a non-turbocharged Volkswagen van,

Volkswagen brings the new Golf GTD to market

The Golf model lineup has been growing by leaps and bounds: At the end of 2008, the sixth generation of the bestseller was launched. Shortly thereafter, in early 2009, the new Golf Plus appeared. Then, the current Golf GTI was vaulted to center stage, closely followed by the new Golf Variant. And now the lineup continues: with the new Golf GTD. Its 125 kW / 170 PS power level makes it the highest-performance production Golf with a diesel engine today. The code letters GTD have a magical effect on diesel drivers and

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Volkswagen Amarok pickup concept

The new Volkswagen pickup, showcased as a concept last year and due to be launched in Europe in 2010, is to be called the Amarok. The new name means ‘wolf’ in the language of the Inuit, one of the Eskimo people who live in northern Canada and Greenland who highly regard the wolf as king of the wilderness and a figure of robustness, endurance and superiority.   It translates into ‘he loves stones’ in the languages spoken in South America. ‘This name fits the characteristics of o

Volkswagen Touran Freestyle

It is the most economical and sportiest Touran of all times. The new Touran Freestyle combines the best environmental technologies from Volkswagen, with an increase in driving dynamics, sporty look and elegant ease. So the special model consumes up to 0.6 liters less fuel and counts off only 144 g / km of CO2. Externally, the special model possess remarkable sporty look forced by the 16-inch light alloy wheels "Sedona". Inside, we find the radio-navigation system "RNS 310" and the multi-fu

volkswagen eos white night: the art of the constrast

Volkswagen Eos White Night: the Art of the Constrast

The new Eos White Night embraces the contrast of black and white: the body is white, while elements such as the roof, radiator grille and mirror covers are black. This special model can be ordered starting now. The Eos White Night provides an interesting set of contrasts, including exterior paintwork in "Candy White

Volkswagen Eos Gain Over More Sporty and Stylish Look

For more sporty and extra stylish appearance of the Eos from Volkswagen Accessories are offering us front apron, rear spoiler and side skirts. The front apron makes more powerful the front and reduces the lift on the front axle, optimizes the aerodynamic properties of the Volkswagen Eos. Side skirts makes th

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Volkswagen and BYD Sign for Partnership in the Area of Electric Mobility

During an informational visit by the Chinese carmaker BYD “Build Your Dreams” – led by the Chairman of the Board of Management, Wang Chuanfu – a memorandum of understanding was signed last week by Mr Wang and Dr Winterkorn. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board for Technical Development at Volkswagen, insisted on personally providing the delegation of Chinese top managers with information. The visit, which took place first at the

Volkswagen Golf Estate - Initial Facts

Volkswagen will begin accepting advance orders for the new Golf Estate this Friday. In the sixth generation of the world bestseller, after the 2-door and 4-door Golfs and the latest Golf Plus, this is the fourth body version to be launched. The estate is one of the most successful models on the market, particularly in the company car market. The extensive redesign of this Estate should ensure that the all-around talent further extends its position as a business estate car and as a first car for

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Volkswagen Golf GTI "Wörthersee 09" Concept car

It is fire-red and a real eyecatcher. Inside and out, the Golf GTI "Wörthersee 09" combines charming and unique visual looks with an even higher level of performance – it embodies precisely those elements that have always excited genuine GTI fans. Consider the exterior paint, for example. It shimmers in the special glowing red color "Firespark Metallic", which is repeated as a fine trim line on the high-gloss black 19-inch alloy spoke wheels and in the classic GTI stripes of the radiator grille screen. Other ver

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VW Polo "Wörthersee 09" Concept car

In Austria, Volkswagen is already presenting a study that is based on the new Polo – the "Wörthersee 09" concept car. Visually, this study offers an initial impression of how a sport version of the new compact might look. It should be noted that it was always part of the successful model series as the Polo GT, Polo G40 or Polo GTI. From a purely technical perspective, the display piece is based on the 1.4-liter MPI version engine with 63 kW / 86 PS. Its unique aspects are to be found in the d

Volkswagen Scirocco R - From the race track to the road

There could not be a better time or place for a world premiere: parallel to the start of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, Volkswagen is presenting the new Scirocco R for the first time anywhere. A sports car without compromise and a race track that demands everything of the driver will be meeting together this wee

R Line Model Adds Value For Money And Fresh Appeal To Passat Range

Volkswagen is revising its Passat saloon and Estate ranges, adding a new R Line model to give customers more equipment and value for money. The familiar Passat range line-up of S, Highline, Sport and SEL is replaced with a new streamlined selection of S, R Line and Highline. BlueMotion remains the choice for efficiency while R36 continues as the range-topping performance model. The R Line trim is based on the entry-level S model and is ava