Archive for November, 2014

Volkswagen Caddy Awarded as the Small Van of the Year

Friday, November 28th, 2014

 

Volkswagen’s highly versatile Caddy has scooped the Small Van of Year honor at this year’s Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) awards. The highly-respected awards reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet decision-makers. Chris Black, Head of Fleet, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We’re delighted to win this award, especially as this accolade is voted for by fleet decision-makers.  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continues to go from strength to strength with high quality products and a specialist Van Centre network that provides expert knowledge, sales expertise and technicians that deliver high standards of customer care.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-caddy-wins-small-van-year-title-at-fleet-awards/

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Volkswagen Group Planning to Invest in New Products & Technologies

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

 

The Volkswagen Group plans to invest a total of EUR 85.6 billion in new vehicle models, technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division over the coming five years. “We will continue to invest in the future to become the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms – with the best and most sustainable products”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Wolfsburg. “Development costs will remain high in the future as a result of high innovation pressure and increasing demands on the automotive industry from CO2 legislation. As a Group, we have the expertise and financial strength to continue to extend our technology leadership and to reach our goals for 2018.” These investments demonstrate Volkswagen is adamant about sustainability in its global locations. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://media.vw.com/release/892/

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI – 2015 All-Star

Friday, November 21st, 2014

 

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI has been acknowledged for its exceptional handling and performance – these are only a few of the reasons why it was named to Automobile’s 2015 All Star list. The leading automotive magazine selects a total of ten exceptional models every year and this year is the Golf GTI’s seventh making the list. Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, said: “The 2015 Golf GTI has met great critical and sales success since its arrival in U.S. dealerships this past summer, and we are honored that it has earned a coveted spot on Automobiles’ 2051 All-Star List. This accolade reaffirms the Golf GTI as a vehicle that seamlessly intersects performance with efficiency and value.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://media.vw.com/release/884/

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Volkswagen Environmental Program Making Great Progress

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

 

The “Think Blue – Factory” environmental program remains on track for success – Volkswagen developed this program to reduce energy and water consumption as well as the share in waste, CO2 and solvent emissions at all Volkswagen plants throughout the world by 25%. “‘Think Blue. Factory.ʼ is and remains the approach we have adopted to achieve the sustainability targets we have set ourselves for production and logistics at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand by 2018. I am very pleased to see how effectively the methods and processes we have developed together are now being put into practice at our locations,” said Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Production and Logistics. Additionally, this year Volkswagen honored a few employees who had demonstrated special commitment in connection with the program. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/think-blue-factory-environmental-program-well-way-success/

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Awarded “Best Car to Buy 2015”

Friday, November 14th, 2014


Volkswagen of America announced that Green Car Reports, a leading online consumer resource for eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles, has named the 2015 Volkswagen Golf model lineup as its “Best Car to Buy 2015.” The Golf model lineup features a fuel-efficient TDI Clean Diesel and TSI model as well as a e-Golf, purely electric vehicle. John Voelcker, Editor of Green Car Reports, said: “The range of green options in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range is hard to beat. With more fuel-efficient gasoline engines, a new TDI diesel option that comes close to real-world hybrid mileage levels, and the all-electric VW e-Golf, the 2015 Golf gives buyers a good-better-best menu of options for driving green.” The vehicles in this lineup achieve and estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 30 MPG city and 45 MPG highway. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://media.vw.com/release/876/

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Volkswagen Sells Over 5 Million Vehicles in First 10 Months

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

 

Volkswagen Passenger Cars has set a new delivery record for January – October. The German automaker has reported the sale of more than 5 million vehicles to customers for the very first time, in ten months. Volkswagen claims to have sold 5.08 million vehicles during this period; representing an increase of 2.6% compared to last year. Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group, said: “Deliveries by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand developed satisfactorily in the period to October – even though conditions in some regions were at times uncertain. Developments in Western Europe, where the new Passat will go on sale in the coming weeks, remained positive. As a result, we are on track to deliver more than six million vehicles for the first time.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://media.vw.com/release/877/

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Volkswagen America Sales Increase in October

Friday, November 7th, 2014


Volkswagen of America has announced its sales numbers for the month of October – sales total 30,313 units, representing a 7.8% increase over October 2013. The all-new Golf delivered 2,351 units for the month, marking a 101% increase in sales forte model over the same period last year. The momentum of the all-new Golf family continued to bring excitement to consumers and showrooms through the month of October. Mark McNabb, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, said: “Thanks to the refreshed Jetta and the all-new 2015 Golf and Golf GTI attracting customers and enthusiasts, we are pleased to see increased traffic in our showrooms.” The Golf GTI delivered 1,724 units – a 67.1% increase compared to the previous year; while the Jetta sedan sold 13,372 units for the month – representing a 24.7% increase. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-america-reports-october-2014-sales/

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Volkswagen E-Golf Auction

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

 

Volkswagen of America announced that the auction of the first 2015 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf has raised $41,400 – all proceeds will benefit the national environmental non-profit Global Green USA and its efforts to advance smart solutions to climate change. The auction ended on October 29th and the winner has become the first U.S. driver to own Volkswagen’s all-new, fully electric vehicle. “Volkswagen’s commitment to e-mobility and sustainability runs deep. We could not be more proud that the e-Golf has helped raise money to benefit the efforts of Global Green USA, an organization that shares in our dedication to the environment,” said Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “As the auction winner takes home Volkswagen’s first fully electric vehicle, we are eager to invite more consumers to the brand as our fun-to-drive, yet practical EV goes on sale.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-e-golf-auction-raises-money-benefit-global-green-usa/

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