Archive for May, 2014

Volkswagen European Passat Details Emerge

Friday, May 30th, 2014






Earlier this year, Volkswagen revealed that a new generation Passat will soon be in the making. Although this year has proven to be the year of the VW Golf, it has not stopped VW engineers from thinking ahead – the German automaker has been busy updating the European version of the Passat. Last week, images surfaced online of the exterior styling – it demonstrated to have interior capacity and upgraded technology. The new model’s sketches demonstrate to have a new sleek style. Interestingly enough, the new Passat sketches reveal that the new generation will be slightly smaller in length and width despite the fact that Volkswagen said that the interior headroom, legroom, and cargo areas would be increased. If you would like to read the full article, please click below:   

http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1405-volkswagen-passat-detailed-before-next-generation-reveal/  

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2013 Sustainability Report Reveals Sustainable Mobility into Future

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014






The Volkswagen Group is one of the largest automotives groups in the world – with twelve brands, 106 manufacturing facilities throughout 27 countries and 570,000 employees, not very many other competitors can compete with the VW Group when it comes to size. Last year, Volkswagen produced 9.73 million vehicles – as a matter in fact, Volkswagen’s size and impact can be determined by the fact that in Western Europe nearly one in every four new vehicles is a Volkswagen Group brand. Volkswagen takes great pride in considering themselves as a manufacturing group that adopts and instills social and environmental sustainability at the core of the organization. “Think Blue” is the group’s long-term sustainability plan which enhances the social and environmental sustainability of its business ranks equally with improving the quality and efficiency of business operations. Furthermore, the 2013 sustainability report reveals that the automaker is going above and beyond minimizing the negative ecological impacts of its own activities by contributing to the restoration and conservation of ecosystems.

http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/05/volkswagen-lays-vision-sustainable-mobility-2013-sustainability-report/

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Volkswagen to Compete with Chrysler

Friday, May 23rd, 2014






Earlier this month, Volkswagen released information in regards to the big debut that will occur sometime this year of the next-generation Phaeton, and now they are saying that the car is intended to compete against in a high-end luxury segment. The Volkswagen Phaeton will most likely compete against the Chrysler 300 and Ford Taurus. The new model will serve an existing pool of customers that are not currently being served by Volkswagen. Unfortunately, Volkswagen does not plan to bring the new model to the United States until 2018 or 2019. If you would like to read more about this vehicle, or to read the full article, please click below:

http://www.worldcarfans.com/114051975489/next-volkswagen-phaeton-to-be-positioned-as-a-chrysler

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Volkswagen Driving on Ethanol in Brazil

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014






Brazil’s most popular compact vehicle for the past twenty-seven years has been the Volkswagen Gol – this remarkable car drives without one single drop of gasoline. Although the vehicle operates the exact same way a gas-fueled car does, Brazil’s VW Gol runs on 100% ethanol, otherwise known as E100. Volkswagen was the first automaker to offer vehicles with flex-fuel capabilities in Brazil – now the German automaker ensures that every engine in builds for the Brazilian market comes standard with the same technology used to burn E100. Petrol, a combination of gasoline and ethanol, is also a very popular option in this particular market. The ethanol used to power these vehicles is naturally derived from sugar cane – Brazil has been very efficient in turning their home-grown sugarcane into substances that fuel their vehicles. If you would like to read the full article, please click below:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1092180_driving-entirely-on-ethanol-brazils-volkswagen-gol-flex-fuel-vehicle

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Volkswagen to take Full Control of Scania

Friday, May 16th, 2014






After months of debating and compromising, Volkswagen has taken full control over Scania. Earlier this week, the German automaker announced their latest win – the Scania shareholder established an agreement to sell enough stock to give the Volkswagen Group 90.47% capital and 96.26% voting rights. With this, Volkswagen will now be able to take full control of the entire company. “We are pleased that Scania shareholders accepted our highly attractive offer to the necessary extent. This is good news for the Volkswagen Group as a whole, as we can now take the next logical and consistent step in our strategy to strengthen the operational integration between Scania, MAN, and Volkswagen commercial vehicles group.” Volkswagen will now take control of a company they were once solely an investor for. If you would like to read the full article, please click below:

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/volkswagen-wins-enough-shares-to-take-full-control-of-scania/

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Volkswagen Wins 9th Consecutive Rally Win

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014






This past weekend, Jari-Matti Latvala took home his second win of the 2014 season – Rally Argentina was a great race for Latvala. He was able to finish 1 minute and 26.9 seconds before his teammate Sebastian Ogier. This marks Volkswagen’s ninth consecutive win – the duo competed in troublesome four day race with several mechanical issues, but were still able to take home a great win. Latvala commented, “Last year I finished on the podium but I couldn’t dream to win here, it’s something special. I crashed in Portugal and there was a risk my self-confidence was down. If Ogier won, there was a chance the championship could become boring, but now we keep it alive.” If you would like to read the full article, please click below:

http://www.gtspirit.com/2014/05/12/wrc-latvala-gives-volkswagen-ninth-consecutive-win-at-rally-argentina/

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Volkswagen and Online Dating Join Forces

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

If you have not visited the latest Volkswagen of America website it has been redesigned and is highly interactive – so much so, that it allows consumers to browse through vehicle models, and instantly connect with a dealership near their geographical location. Sources say that the website was inspired by online dating sites – you can narrow your search depending on color, price, and other options and it will search the available inventory across all Volkswagen dealership across the United States. The website features over 80,000 profile pages (one per dealership) – to show in-stock vehicles that fit your criteria. For more information or to read the full article, please click below:

http://www.torquenews.com/2284/volkswagen-brings-online-dating-customers-searching-new-car

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The 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium: Car of the Week

Friday, May 2nd, 2014











The Wall Street Journal named the Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium as the Car of the Week a couple of days ago. The German automaker created a small sedan for the American market many years ago and has proven to be a great car. Volkswagen designed this vehicle with American taste and style and upsized the model specifically for the U.S. market. Throughout the years, the Passat has become more and more popular which leaves us wondering when the next big change is coming to this model – Volkswagen might not want to change something that is already doing so well. Sources say that we might see a new face on the Passat in 2016 – all we can do now is wait. To read the full article, please click below:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/volkswagens-2014-passat-sel-same-as-it-ever-was-2014-04-26

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