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Triumph in the Silvretta Classic and E-Auto Rally

Just under 160 cars from the past, present and future went on an Alpine tour in the 16th Silvretta Classic Rally: Consistency and reliability came under the spotlight in three challenging stages. Team Volkswagen Classic took the well-earned victory with T...

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  2013-07-31 21:13   1 392x

A world record in the Passat

The Passat took the title by achieving over 10 miles per gallon more than the previous record holder: The Passat 2.0 TDI with 103 kW (140 PS), covered the route with an average fuel consumption of 78 miles per gallon of diesel. That corresponds to 3.0...

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  2013-07-31 21:11   1 380x

Seven generations – 30 million cars

It was a Golf TDI BlueMotion¹ which rolled off the production line at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. With a combined fuel consumption of 3.2 l/100 km, the most economical Golf built to date, and yet an everyday occurrence in a Volkswagen plan...

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  2013-07-31 21:05   1 318x

New Volkswagen plant in southern China

In cooperation with the Chinese joint venture Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW), work is now starting on the construction of a new Volkswagen car plant in Changsha. Situated in the southern Chinese province of Hunan, the facility will include a press shop, body s...

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  2013-07-31 21:03   490x

Up and away with the cross up!

With the launch of the cross up! a new member of the striking cross model range enters the stage, sending a clear message with its self-confident appearance: If you want to be among the winners in the jungle of the city, then the cross up! is the one for ...

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  2013-07-31 21:01   548x

Double debut of VW Golf GTI and VW Golf GTD

Once the seventh-generation Golf had seen the light of day it was only a matter of time: Now it is the turn of the Golf GTI¹ and Golf GTD² to take their fans by storm once again. The racy design is the first trump card played by the compact ...

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  2013-07-31 20:58   567x

Car of the Year 2013 – the new VW Golf

A jury made up of 58 respected motoring journalists from 22 European countries. That is the body that allocates one of the worlds’ most famous awards that a vehicle can win: the “Car of the Year” award. In the build-up to the Geneva Motor Show its decisio...

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  2013-07-31 20:55   553x

Powerhouse with an urge for freedom

265 horsepower (195 kW) drive this Volkswagen forwards and propel it from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, whenever needed: Just in time for the start of spring the Golf R Cabriolet*, the fastest and most powerful Cabriolet of all time, makes its debut. ...

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  2013-07-31 20:54   468x

Volkswagen forges ahead with hybrid technology

With the arrival of the Jetta Hybrid*, Volkswagen is adding a vehicle to its product line-up that combines safety, style and economy to unprecedented effect – without sacrificing comfort or driving pleasure. The duo consisting of a supercharged TSI d...

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  2013-07-31 20:50   467x

2011 Volkswagen Touareg R-Line Package

The Qatar Motor Show gave Volkswagen the opportunity to present two impressive Touareg concepts - the Touareg Gold Edition Study and the Race Touareg 3 Qatar. The Touareg R-Line package includes new features that compliment the sporty look of the Touareg...

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  2011-02-04 23:42   2 614x