Archive for May, 2015

Volkswagen Opens New Facility in Central China

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

VW 2 opens new facility in central china

Volkswagen has recently opened up a new facility in central China and began operation this past Sunday. The new assembly plant has an annual capacity of 300,000 units and covers an area of 1.67 million square meters. The new facility was build by the automaker’s Chinese partner, Shanghai Volkswagen, is a state of the art facility which features a press shop, body shop, paint shop and assembly floor. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=283717

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New Engine Generation Available in the Golf Cabriolet

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

VW 1 engine generation gold cabriolet

Volkswagen announced that a new engine generation is now providing more driving fun in the Golf Cabriolet. The TSI engines in the Golf Cabriolet now deliver plenty of power. Additionally, diesel engines are available and the diesel engines of the new generation are even stronger and more efficient than their predecessors. Volkswagen also added the latest generation of radio and navigation systems, namely the radios. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/new-eu6-engine-generation-now-available-in-the-golf-cabriolet/

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Carbon Works Berlin Adds Carbon Fiber to MK1 Dashboard

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

VW 2 Mk1 dashboard carbon fiber

European automakers, Audi and Porsche, recently revealed that a few high quality Carbon Fiber aesthetic upgrades have made their way to the Mk1 Volkswagen platform. Carbon Works Berlin recently partnered with hypercar manufacturer Pagani recently showcased a dashboard bespoke for the first generation Golf. Carbon Works Berlin has taken the liberty to design their own gauge cluster instead of the traditional gauge cluster with this upgrade. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/aftermarket-and-industry-news/carbon-works-berlin-reimagines-mk1-dash-in-carbon-fiber/

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Meet the Porsche-Powered Volkswagen Bus

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

VW 1 porsche powerd bus

The annual Worthersee Tour has recently become a showcase for several Volkswagen Group concept cars, but this year a new kind of vehicle will make its way to the stage. The groovy Volkswagen bus will make a comeback, only this time it will feature something slightly new: a air-cooled flat-six from a 993-generation Porsche 911 engine. This powertrain gives the Volkswagen Bus the ability to deliver 522 horsepower and 558 lb-ft of torque. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1098312_porsche-powered-volkswagen-bus-race-taxi-debuts-at-wrthersee

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Volkswagen Golf BiTurbo

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

VW 2 biturbo golf

The Worthersee festival is quickly approaching and Volkswagen owners are preparing to attend. Sources have revealed that the Golf Variant Biturbo is a one-off project that combines a few great things: station wagons and sweet diesel power. A Golf SportWagen with a 2.0-liter twin turbocharged TDI motor bolted between the front wheels. Its total output is 236 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/vw-golf-variant-biturbo-one-off-twin-turbo-diesel-wagon-goodness/

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Celebrating its 40th Birthday: The Volkswagen Golf GTI

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

VW 2 celerates 40th bday

Volkswagen is getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year and plans to go big! The German automaker is celebrating with a progressive anniversary model: the new Golf GTI Clubsport. Volkswagen will be showcasing the upcoming model at the annual meet at Lake Worthersee, when it is scheduled to make its world premiere. The upcoming model will feature a very powerful engine, as well as a luxurious interior and exclusive bodywork details. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/features/events-coverage/2015-worthersee-category/first-official-images-of-golf-gti-clubsport-surface-ahead-of-worthersee-debut/

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Volkswagen’s New 6.0-liter W12 TSI Engine

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

VW 2 TSI engine new and used

Volkswagen has introduced a new 6.0-liter W12 engine that will be future in many of the group’s upcoming high-end models. Volkswagen’s next W12 engine uses a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers to generate 600 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and up to 663 lb-ft of torque. The twelve-cylinder is fitted with a brand new fuel-injection system that combines components sourced from Audi’s FSI direct-injection system and Bentley’s TMPI multi-point injection system. The 6.0-liter emits less than 250 grams of CO2 per kilometer – a respectable amount for such a large unit. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/volkswagen-details-new-60liter-w12-tsi-engine-88446.html

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Volkswagen Creates Integrated Commercial Vehicles

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

VW 1 integrated commercial vehicles

Volkswagen is creating the integrated commercial vehicles group and is putting in place a structured framework for business with mid-sized and heavy trucks and buses. This is an important milestone for the German auto brand because it means it’s on its way to becoming a global champion in the commercial vehicle industry. Andreas Renschler, said: “Our goal is to take the commercial vehicles holding to the top of our industry in terms if profitability, technologies and, above all, customer satisfaction. Bringing together our commercial vehicle brands under one roof means we can focus on more strongly on the needs of the truck and bus business and can therefore accelerate the decision-making process.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://media.vw.com/release/979/

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Volkswagen Group Goes Electric in China

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

VW 2 goes electric in china

Volkswagen has announced that they are currently building over 20 different electric vehicles to offer in China. This was first revealed in the company’s “sustainability” report that was published earlier this year. The German automaker revealed that the new electric models will be spread across various designs/technoliogies, including: compacts, SUVs, EVs, plug-in hybrids, sedans, etc. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, said: “In China only 1% of cars have a diesel engine and there is a preference for more spacious vehicles which naturally are heavier. The answer to this challenge can only be a holistic approach. We have to think in terms of all possible technical solutions, including sophisticated vehicle and powertrain measures as well as alternatives drive systems. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/volkswagen-invests-42-billion-euros-in-spanish-factories-suggesting-new-suv-will-be-made-there-95355.html

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The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle GRC is More Powerful

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

VW 2 global rallycross cars six things

Last year the German automaker, Volkswagen, equipped the Beetle GRC with a 1.6-liter turbo-four engines from Volkswagen’s World Rally Championship efforts; however, this year, Volkswagen is using a new 2.0-liter turbo-four race engine that is rated for 553 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. This particular model is used in Global Rallycross because its unique shape allows it to stand out far more than would a traditional hatch mobile. Clark Campbell, the Volkswagen Experiential Marketing General Manager, said: “The Focus and the GTI, when you put wings and graphics on them and they’re close together, you might have a little bit of difficulty recognizing them. You’d be hard-pressed to notice which is which. The Beetle is an instant crowd favorite and hit.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.automobilemag.com/features/lists/1504-6-things-to-know-about-the-volkswagen-beetle-global-rallycross-cars/

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