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Volkswagen Amarok being Used as Search & Rescue Vehicle

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

VW 2 amarok enters duty

Volkswagen recently announced that its Amarok vehicle will be the UK’s first Amarok search and rescue vehicle for the Surrey’s Lowland Recue unit. Surrey Search and Rescue (SurSAR) relies on its vehicles quite heavily which is why ensuring that they have a dependable means of transportation is critical. The organization requested the Volkswagen Amarok as their dream vehicle to replace their old vehicle. The Volkswagen Amarok offers excellent off-road capabilities and exceptional towing capacity. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-amarok-enters-search-and-rescue-duty-in-the-uk/

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Volkswagen Limiting the Number of Golf R400 Models Available

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

VW 1 golf r to be very limited

According to a recent report, the Golf R400 will launch as a 2017 model to compete with the Audi RS 3. The German automaker recently revealed that the upcoming Golf model will be capable of traveling from 0 to 60 MPG in less than four seconds. Additionally, this model will be very limited – the automaker only plans to make a few thousand models, which means if you really want one, you will most likely be waitlisted. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/report-golf-r400-to-be-extremely-limited-priced-above-audi-rs-3/

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI Planned for 2019

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

VW 2 golf gti coming in 2019 in three power stages

Volkswagen recently announced that a new Golf GTI will be introduced in 2019. The new Golf VII will most likely be revealed in 2016 but will not be launched officially until 2019. Volkswagen will launch the hot GTI version of the hatchback and offer it in three power variants. The details surrounding the upcoming model are scarce, but the next-generation model is expected to feature ground-breaking technology and a few exterior modifications. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.worldcarfans.com/115072797118/next-gen-volkswagen-golf-gti-coming-in-2019-in-three

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Volkswagen Passat GTE Takes on the EV Market

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

VW 2 passat GTE takes on the EV market

Due to the strict regulations of electric vehicles in Europe, automaker are having to jump through hoops to enter the higher-efficiency electricity game. Volkswagen is no stranger to fuel efficiency, in fact, the automaker just recently unveiled its second plug-in hybrid car model that was created based on one of their most popular models. The Volkswagen Passat GTE is unlike any other plug-in hybrid – this model allows you to select whether or not to drive in electric mode. Most plug-in hybrid vehicles don’t allow you to choose. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

https://cleantechnica.com/2015/07/15/volkswagen-passat-gte-is-ready-to-roll/

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Volkswagen Plans to Open Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Center

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

VW 2 sacramento new parts distribution center

Volkswagen Group of America recently announced that it will be investing $6.8 million in California to expand its logistics operations. The German automaker plans to build a new Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Center in Sacramento, CA. This new facility will be the automaker’s second parts distribution warehouse in California and will be used to distribute parts to nearly 100 Audi and Volkswagen dealers in six states throughout this region. Jan Bures, Executive Vice President Group After Sales and Services, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc, said: “This new facility is a testament to Volkswagen Group of America’s commitment to servicing its dealer network and customer base on the West Coast as efficiently as possible. We remain focused on growing in the U.S. market through these strategic investments.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://media.vw.com/release/1021/

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Volkswagen Setting Up New Truck Headquarters Near Wolfsburg

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

VW 1 truck segment new truck headquarters

Volkswagen is planning to set up a new truck business headquarters near its Wolfsburg headquarters as it prepares to take on the heavy truck-makers MAN SE and Scania. This new headquarters will be the beginning of their new brand and will be established only 15 miles south of Volkswagen’s headquarters. The German automaker revealed that the new operations will be ran by former Daimler trucks chief, Andreas Renschler. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/volkswagen-to-set-up-truck-business-headquarters-near-wolfsburg-base/articleshow/48157676.cms

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E-SmartConnect: A New Quick-Charging System for EVs

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

VW 1 conducting research on automated quick-chargin system for next generation electic

Volkswagen AG has been working on building a new quick charging system for electric vehicles. The German automaker plans to improve energy density and capacity of its traction batteries will enable a range of more than 500 km. The next generation of electric vehicles will be equipped with higher-capacity batteries. In addition to new quick-charging systems, Volkswagen plans to achieve automated parking that is more accurate than ever before. Volkswagen revealed that once the charging process is complete, the robot will receive a command to remove the DC connector, and the car will automatically leave the charging area, making the station available for the next car. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/e-smartconnect-volkswagen-conducting-research-on-automated-quick-charging-system-for-next-generation-electric-vehicles/

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Volkswagen Europe Launches New Passat GTE

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

VW 2 saloon and variant GTE

Volkswagen continues to deliver to its customers – following the Golf GTE, comes the next high-volume model with a plug-in drive system: this time the German carmaker is electrifying the new Passat GTE. The Passat GTE is an independent trim line and the high-tech model’s extensive standard features include LED headlights, Driver Alert System, Automatic Post-Collision Braking, and the Front Assist ambient traffic monitoring system. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/european-passat-gte-launches-as-saloon-and-variant/

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Volkswagen Chattanooga Hiring 500 People

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

VW 2 chattanooga hiring 500 people

Volkswagen’s metal parts supplier recently announced that it will add over 500 new jobs as it is expanding its Chattanooga, Tennessee operations. Gestamp, the Volkswagen metal parts supplier will invest $180 million to triple its production capacity. The automaker swapped 59 acres of land with the city of Chattanooga. The supplier will receive new business from two sources: a new sport-utility vehicle and the automaker’s consolidation of stamping suppliers. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.freep.com/story/money/2015/06/24/volkswagen-vw-chattanooga-jobs/29213055/

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Volkswagen Building a Competitor of the Segway

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

VW 2 segway competitors

Volkswagen plans to launch a foldable, three-wheel electric scooter according to CEO Martin Winterkorn. In a recent publication, Winterkorn revealed that the scooter will weigh around 25 pounds and will have an electric range of 12 miles. The new product will be priced significantly lower than the Segway. Car and Driver, said: “the white-and-gray scooter borrows some design influence from the Volkswagen XL1. There’s no definitive word on a US launch just yet, and those wheels look as though they could run into some trouble on city terrain. But Segways hold on the mall cop market may be facing some fresh competition.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/6/8901025/volkswagen-electric-scooter-announced

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