Archive for August, 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTE Wins Business Techies Award

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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Volkswagen has added another trophy to its shelf of 2015 accolades for the Golf GTE model. At the annual BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards the remarkable hatchback vehicle won the Green category. The GTE was chosen from a long list of competitors and Judge Paul Barker, said: “Volkswagen has taken a huge step towards normalizing ultra-low emission vehicles with the introduction of the GTE, a Golf that sits alongside its siblings in practicality, price and performance terms.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-golf-gte-wins-top-honor-at-the-2015-business-techies-awards/

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Volkswagen Receives 8 Awards from German Design Council

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

VW 1 receives 8 awards from german design council

The German Design Council has annually put on the “Automotive Brand Contest” since 2011 and this year Volkswagen was awarded with not one, not two, but eight awards! The Sport Coupe GTE received the “Best of Best” ranking in the “Concepts” category. Additionally, the Passat also received recognition for its ‘Best of Best’ interior for being equipped with high-quality materials. Lastly, the “Special Mention” award was awarded to the Golf GTE for its dynamic front grille and distinctive LED lights. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/automotive-brand-contest-2015-german-design-council-honors-volkswagen-brand-with-eight-awards/

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2,000 New Volkswagen Vehicles Taken Out in Chinese Explosions

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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In a series of explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin that occurred last week, over 100 people died 57 are still unaccounted for and nearly 2,000 new Volkswagen vehicles were destroyed from the blasts. The automaker reported that 400 Beetles and 1,065 Touareg models become part of the blasts’ casualties. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/chinese-blast-takes-out-nearly-2000-new-volkswagens/

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Volkswagen Announces that the Touareg Hybrid Will Not Return

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

VW 1 new touareg hybrid not returning for 2016

Volkswagen has revealed that the Touareg Hybrid will not return next year. The German automaker will continue to offer the rest of the 2016-model lineup. The Touareg Hybrid was equipped with a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although the technology in the Hybrid Touareg is considered at the top of the hybrid crossover market, its base price was too high for most customers – making sales record low numbers since its original launch. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2016-volkswagen-touareg-news-pictures-specs/

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Volkswagen Models with Carplay Arrive at Dealerships

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

VW 2 car play tech in new models

Volkswagen recently announced that its 2016 models with the latest CarPlay technology have started arriving at dealerships this week. The company’s next-generation CarPlay-enabled MIB II infotainement system is the latest in infotainment technology. Volkswagen revealed that there will be four different MB-II systems with CarPlay that will be offered – each with either a 5-inch, 6.3 or 6.5 inch resolution touch screen. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/29/volkswagen-first-2016-carplay-vehicles/

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Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Signs Scott Speed for 2 Years

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

VW 2 extended 2 year contract

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team has recently announced that it has signed on Scott Speed for another two years. This new contract extension will keep Speed with VAR through the end of the 2017 season. The driver of the No. 41 Volkswagen Beetle said: “I’m super excited to re-sign for another two years with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to surround myself with an awesome crew and support team; everyone here feels like family.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/14/volkswagen-andretti-rallycross-gives-scott-speed-two-year-contract-extension-through-2017/

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2015 VW Beetle Earns 5-Star Safety Rating

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

VW 2 beetle earns 5-star safety rating

The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle recently earned the highest five-star safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Volkswagen Beetle received 4-stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and 4-star in the rollover crash test. Additionally, this model received a new automatic post-collision braking system as a standard feature. The Beetle competes against the Hyundai Veloster, Kia Forte Koup and Mini Cooper. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2016-volkswagen-beetle-earns-five-star-safety-rating-from-federal-government.html

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Volkswagen Outsells Toyota as the World’s Largest Automaker

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

VW 1 classic makes appearance at Sachen Classic

At the end of June, Volkswagen officially surpassed Toyota as the world’s largest automaker in the first half of 2015. Volkswagen sold 5.04 million vehicles through the end of June. Pushing Toyota to the side has been a lifelong goal for Volkswagen and the German automaker was finally able to accomplish its goal. Tom Libby, an HIS Automotive analyst, said: “It’s certainly bragging rights, and being able to communicate that they’re the largest automaker in the world is a powerful statement. It’s certainly something they’re going to promote.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-classic-makes-appearance-at-the-saschen-classic/

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Volkswagen Engineering & Planning Center Opens in the U.S.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

VW 2 opens north american engineering and planning center

The North American Engineering and Planning Center in the United States is ready for launch. The new research and development center will house product-related functions and will be located in North America. This new facility will reduce time to market, by keeping prices competitive and shortening product lifecycles. Dr. Matthias Erb, Executive Vice President of the NA Engineering and Planning Center, Volkswagen Group of America, said: “The implementation of the NA Engineering and Planning Center is a groundbreaking development in Volkswagen’s competitive U.S. market strategy. The presences of this one-of-a-kind facility in the American South shows Volkswagen’s commitment to the U.S. customer, dedication to the market and an insatiable drive to succeed.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-opens-north-american-engineering-planning-center/

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Volkswagen’s History: Celebrating the Production of the 1 Millionth Car

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

VW 2 celebrates over 60 years ago history

A popular Volkswagen blog recently took a look at the automaker’s history and found that over 60 years ago this week, Volkswagen celebrated the production of its one-millionth vehicle. The year was 1955 and the exact date was August 5th – the automaker celebrated by throwing an extravagant party. The honorary vehicle was a golden Beetle which was decorated with rhinestones. The blog also pointed out that thousands of employees were present at the celebration and were treated to a number of shows and performance from all exporting countries. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/rewind-60-years-ago-this-week-volkswagen-hit-one-million-cars/

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