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VW - Fascinating look at the future of the car

When will vehicles communicate with traffic lights? Will there be traffic jams in the future? Can driving emission-free vehicles be fun? Automobile fans of all ages can find informative and entertaining answers to these and many other questions at The Wolfsburg-based automaker presents its vision of the automotive world 20 years from now in this ground-breaking Webspecial. The lavishly designed website centers around a short interactive film which gives the viewer an informative and enter

VW sees 2008 unit sales in Brazil exceeding Germany

Volkswagen expects to sell more cars in Brazil this year than in its German home market, Boersen-Zeitung reported, citing the head of Volkswagen Brazil Thomas Schmall. The German carmaker last year sold 581,000 cars in Brazil, 32 percent more than a year earlier. The figure was behind China, the company's biggest ma

Back to the Roots: The Volkswagen Touareg Stanley on display in Silicon Valley

The winner of the Grand Challenge for autonomous automobiles returns to San Jose, California, where it was originally developed The penultimate stop in the Touareg Stanley’s international exhibition tour is The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The prototype will be on display there from 20 June to 18 July 2008. It was here in the Silicon Valley region near San Francisco that the Stanley project was originally born. Stanley

Volkswagen wins the "Golden Drop of Oil 2008" award for energy and environment

Volkswagen has won the international competition "Golden Drop of Oil 2008" for its innovative engine-gearbox combination, the powerful 90 kW TSI engine and the new 7-speed DSG gearbox. The energy and environment prize is awarded annually by the German automobile club "Kraftfahrer-Schutz e. V. (KS)". The club awards this prize for technical developments in passenger cars which make a significant contribution towards reducing fuel consumption and s

New Beetle-Fans are celebrating a double birthday

There are just a couple of weeks left before the big double birthday party: Volkswagen New Beetle fans from all over Europe are going to be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the cult car line; at the same time the New Beetle Sunshine Tour is starting its fifth run in July. Alongside the production models, special paint jobs or completely new body work will all be on display at our grand review drive along the Baltic Sea coastline. The birthday tour starts midday on Saturday, July 19, at the Volkswagen Center in

Jetta Sportwagen Now Available in Dealer Showrooms

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that its Jetta SportWagen, a sporty and functional wagon version of their top-selling Jetta model, is now available in dealer showrooms. The Jetta SportWagen combines practicality with European style and balances both style and sportiness—exceptional ride and handling and c

Cabriolet Feeling in Eos Edition 2009

Now that blue skies are beckoning, Volkswagen has launched its attractive Eos “Edition 2009” offering. This new special model scores points on the merit of its sporty and elegant fittings and a saving of up to 1,340.00 against the standard model with comparable extras. The attractive fittings package for the Eos “Edition 2009” includes exterior features such as chrome radiator grille slats and “Cherry Red” LED taillights. The interior too is characterised by high-quality and high-

To the Point: Scirocco

Scirocco is the right choice as an affordable sports car for every day of the year The countdown is running for the new era Scirocco: the third generation of the sports car will already be arriving on the market in August. Volkswagen is staging the comeback of a legend with the debut of the two-door car – Scirocco generations I and II wrote history as the most successful Volkswagen coupe of all time with about 800,000 units sold. * Cult status. In particular, it is the original Scirocco pr

Volkswagen’s U.S. Debut of Zero Emission Tiguan

Volkswagen of America, Inc. is showcasing its broad range of near-term and future fuel-efficient powertrain technologies with the all-new 2.0 liter TSI Tiguan, the upcoming 2.0 liter Jetta TDI and the North American debut of the Tiguan HyMotion Fuel Cell Concept. Originally shown at the Shanghai Motor Show and the 2007 Michelin Challenge Bibendum, the Tiguan HyMotion highlights the current state of Volkswagen’s hydrogen fuel cell research and development. The Tiguan HyMotion features a hydrogen fuel cell syst

New Passat CC Now on Display at German Dealerships

Starting today, the new Passat CC will be presenting itself to buyers. The dynamic saloon coupé will be on display at dealerships throughout the country. The sporty design of this new Volkswagen is coupled with coupé-like contours. The Passat CC also offers a multitude of technical innovations, such as the “Lane As

Local Volkswagen dealer windrush keeping Berks & Bucks’ disabled mobile

The Windrush Volkswagen Group based in Slough and Maidenhead supplies around 80 cars a year through the Government-run Motability scheme for the disabled. Those receiving the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the higher rate are eligible for the scheme, for which Windrush is an official supplier. Motability cars don’t have to be driven by the person to whom they are assigned, who can nominate up to two members of their family or friends t

Volkswagen working on high-performance energy storage

Dynamic partnership between the Volkswagen Group and Sanyo Agreement has been reached on a co-operation which sees Volkswagen joining forces with Sanyo, one of the world’s leading developers of rechargeable batteries, to work on new and extremely efficient high-performance storage systems based on lithium-ion