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  • "2018 Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg"
    09/08/18
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    "2018 Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg": Thousands are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the New Beetle

    "2018 Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg" – this was the motto on this Saturday for the 14th great Beetle, New Beetle and Beetle Community gathering. This year's event centred around the 20th anniversary of the New Beetle. A contemporary classic on the way to becoming a genuine classic. Like the original Beetle. Beetle, New Beetle and original Beetle – three generations of a compact, timeless Volkswagen with friends in all four corners of the world. Thousands of these aficionados flocked to Wolfsburg on saturday to celebrate one of the most likeable icons of automotive history.
  • 08/29/18
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    Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg 2018: Community celebrates the 20th birthday of the New Beetle

    The Beetle Sunshine Tour is the largest meeting of the Beetle, New Beetle and Käfer community in Europe. For the first time, the festival in 2018 will not take place in Lübeck, but in Wolfsburg and thereby in the heart of the Volkswagen world. For good reason, because the New Beetle presented in 1998 is celebrating its 20th birthday and because it was the impetus for the first Beetle Sunshine Tour in 2004. The organisers have therefore moved the meeting to the Autostadt without further ado. That's why the motto is "Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg". It starts on 8 September at 10:00 a.m. Highlight: a convoy of all participating Beetles, New Beetles and Käfer right through the centre of the Volkswagen plant.
  • 02/02/18
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    Volkswagen at the Bremen Classic Motorshow: happy birthday, Corrado!

    Congratulations, Corrado! The sporty coupé is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2018. The Volkswagen brand is presenting two very exclusive models from this series at the Bremen Classic Motorshow, which begins today.
  • 10/18/17
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    Let the sunshine in! The panoramic sunroof is a re-interpretation of the legendary folding soft top

    The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing colour, and fall is making its appearance. Despite the season, a lot of Volkswagens are still bright as in summer. There is a tradition here. Ever since the company's early years, intelligent roof systems have been capturing the light of the sun even in wintertime. As early as in 1950, Volkswagen began to offer the Beetle with a folding sunroof. In the mid-1990s, this roof concept was refined in the Lupo and Polo with electrically actuated versions. Today, transparent panoramic sunroofs are experiencing a boom. They are available for all Volkswagen models – from the small up! and new Polo to the large Touareg and new Arteon.
  • 04/03/17
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    Volkswagen at the Techno Classica 2017: the best of both worlds

    The world's biggest show for classic automobiles is opening its doors: at the Techno Classica, which is being held from 5 until 9 April in Essen, Volkswagen Classic is presenting two different themes on one stand this year. ‘Driven by the future' is showcasing prototypes and small-scale production runs of vehicles with electric drive systems. The exhibits, some of which are being shown in public for the first time, tell an ‘electrifying' story. Volkswagen began conducting research into alternative drive technologies more than 40 years ago. In the second themed area entitled ‘You better look twice', visitors can look forward to sports classics with the ‘wow effect' under the bonnet: on show are fast production models from the 1970s and 1980s, whose mighty horsepower potential only becomes evident upon closer inspection.
  • 11/04/16
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    Countdown to Golf update in November: The sixth Golf – leading the way in terms of safety

    The countdown is under way: in six days Volkswagen will present a major update of the Golf in Wolfsburg. That will herald the launch of a Golf which will democratise progress yet again. An ongoing tradition since the launch of the first Golf 42 years ago. With the debut of the sixth-generation Golf (2008), more and more luxury class assistance systems found their way into the compact segment – marking the beginning of a silent revolution in automotive safety.
  • 10/31/16
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    Countdown to Golf update in November: The fifth Golf – pure dynamism and the comeback of the GTI

    The Golf's debut in 2003 left many a competitor from the higher mid-class standing with its comfort, dynamism and quality. Just one year later, a 200-PS Golf with black radiator grille and sports seats in the legendary tartan "Interlagos" fabric heralded the comeback of the GTI. Demand for the Golf, demand for the GTI has never let up since then. To date, the Golf GTI is the most successful sports car in the compact segment. The Golf itself is unassailable as the best-selling European car ever. Now just before the launch of this bestseller update in November, it's time to take a look back. At the Golf MkV and 2003.
  • 10/27/16
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    Countdown to Golf update in November: Just as you like it – the unparalleled variety of Golf

    When Volkswagen presented the first generation of the Golf in 1974, this was the beginning of an impressive  success story. And by this we are not just talking about more than 33 million Golf cars produced since day 1. But rather the unique fact that Volkswagen is the world's first and only automotive manufacturer to offer all currently relevant drive systems in one series – with the Golf. There are also various car bodies and the most individual of equipment lines. The very first Golf in 1974 thus became the catalyst for a vehicle family that meets an unusual number of mobility wishes.
  • 10/26/16
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    Countdown to Golf update in November: The fourth Golf – the style icon of the series

    In 1997, the Golf MkIV was created under the direction of the Volkswagen Group Head of Design Hartmut Warkuß (1993 to 2003). Today, the fourth generation is considered a style icon – particularly because of its graphic clarity and fundamental C-pillar series design forming a bridge to the 1974 Golf MkI. However, the Golf MkIV was not only pioneering in terms of its looks, it was groundbreaking in its engineering as well. Volkswagen achieved a totally new standard of quality in this market segment with this car and thus became the first manufacturer to overcome vehicle class boundaries. With the debut of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in the Golf (1998), the car continued to democratise safety. By 2003, 4.99 million units of the Golf MkIV, including all of its derivatives, had been produced.
  • 10/21/16
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    Countdown to Golf update in November: The third Golf - wedge shaped and heralding a new era of safety

    The third Golf came onto the market in August 25 years ago. With the benefit of hindsight, it is clear: Volkswagen brought in a new era of safety with this model. On the one hand, the Golf MkIII was the first of the series to have front airbags, starting in 1992, while major advances in car body construction also resulted in significantly improved crash safety. The third generation, however, also made a great design leap: it was the first Golf with a wedge shape that was as dynamic as it was aerodynamic.
  • 10/19/16
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    Countdown to Golf update in November: Volkswagen democratises safety with the Golf

    For more than four decades, Golf technologies have been mirrored in the automotive world. What's more: Volkswagen has democratised progress with these innovations. In particular, thanks to the Golf, safety systems are no longer the privilege of a few, but an expected feature for all. It started with basics such as appropriate headrests and a secure chassis. This was followed by crash-optimised bodywork, airbags and ABS. Electronic stability control (ESC) first appeared in 1998 and is still helping drivers today to keep control of the vehicle in potentially dangerous situations. The next stage was innovative assistance systems which created a safety revolution: from City Emergency Braking which anticipates dangers in city traffic and prevents collisions, to the Blind Spot Monitor which takes away the threat of the blind spot. The Golf's assistance systems are wide-ranging. Now the countdown for the Golf update is underway – and this will once again make the road safer.
  • 10/18/16
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    Countdown for the Golf update in November: The second Golf – the DNA of a worldwide success story

    The Golf is unique, forgery-proof. A design icon. In November, Volkswagen will show how this unique gem has evolved with its update of the Golf. A masterpiece in automotive design continuously refined over seven generations. A phenomenon, because the Golf is one of the few affordable cars in the world that is truly classless. Experts agree – the most defining moment in the history of the Golf came in the late 70s when the decision was made to create the Golf MkII by further developing the Golf MkI's design DNA. And so the "Golf Phenomenon" came about – the Volkswagen of all Volkswagen cars; the perfect image of the brand; a compact car with a classless status reaching out to all levels of society.
  • 10/14/16
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    Countdown to Golf update in November: The first Golf – birth of an icon

    Volkswagen is preparing a major update for the Golf. World premiere coming up in November. It will be the update of a style-icon. Head of Design at Volkswagen Klaus Bischoff says, "there are only a few cars in the world other than the Golf which have so consistently continued to develop their design from generation to generation," Bischoff goes on to explain, "vehicles which successfully manage an evolution of their design over decades have the potential to one day be celebrated as an icon. The most prominent example of such a development is the Porsche 911; in the high volume models segment, however, the Golf is clearly a member of the automobile Hall of Fame."
  • 10/13/16
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    World premiere in November: The countdown has begun for an extensive Golf update

    The countdown has begun: in early November, Volkswagen will be introducing a major update for its most successful model – the Golf. This bestseller has been around for more than four decades. An entire generation has been named after it as Generation X is known as "Generation Golf" in Germany. No other European car has sold better. By the end of last year, 32,590,025 Golf cars had been sold. In effect, therefore, over the last 42 years someone, somewhere in the world decides to buy a new Golf every 40 seconds. Record-breaking statistics like these have shaped the car's history. And Volkswagen democratises progress to this very day with the Golf.
  • 09/19/16
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    328 km/h! – the world's fastest Beetle

    A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record at the World of Speed event that has long been a tradition at Lake Bonneville in Utah (USA). The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) with a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine (TSI) drove the fastest speed ever documented for a Beetle, reaching 328.195 km/h (205.122 mph) over a distance of one mile.
  • 07/14/16
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    Team Zietlow: fourth world-record drive in Touareg

    After three successful world-record drives with the same Touareg, Rainer Zietlow and his team were keen to put themselves to the test again: this time, they were looking for a new challenge on the Eurasian continent and, in just six and a half days, drove from the eastern Russian town of Magadan to the Portuguese capital Lisbon. As a result, Zietlow and his team secured another world record with their Touareg V6 TDI. This vehicle has so far seen the team travel from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska in 11 days, 17 hours along the "Panamerica", from Melbourne to St Petersburg ("Russtralia") in 17 days, 11 hours, and from South Africa to Norway ("Cape to Cape 2.0") in 9 days, 4 hours.
  • 06/23/16
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016: Volkswagen celebrates 40 years of the Golf GTI in England

    It is one of the most extraordinary events for classic automobiles and racing cars of every era: the Goodwood Festival of Speed. And it all starts today. Everyone who's anyone will be there when the Earl of March and Kinrara, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, opens the gates of his estate in Westhampnett, England for the festival. This year at the site, two hours' drive from London, they will be celebrating a Volkswagen icon: the Golf GTI. For it is now 40 years young. The journey across the English Channel has been made by a Golf Mk1 GTI racing car and the new Golf GTI Clubsport S. Another star at the spectacle of speed will be the Polo R WRC. Both the Golf Mk1 GTI and Polo R WRC will be taking part in the legendary hill climb. At the wheel: racing drivers Strietzel Stuck and Jari-Matti Latvala.
  • 05/31/16
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    Golf production at Wolfsburg plant – people and robots work hand-in-hand

    At the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, people and robots are to work hand-in-hand in the future. With immediate effect, human-machine interaction (HMI) is to be put into practice for the first time in the production of the Golf. In the pre-assembly of powertrains, the fitting of individual powertrain components to produce an engine that is ready for installation, human employees are to receive the support of a robot.
  • 04/26/16
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    Wörthersee Meet 2016: Volkswagen celebrates the 40th birthday of the Golf GTI

    The countdown is running: on 4 May, the 35th Wörthersee Meet begins. Tens of thousands of GTI fans will be there in picturesque Reifnitz on the southern shore of Lake Wörthersee for a gigantic party to celebrate the 40th birthday of the cult hot hatch. Volkswagen is bringing all seven generations of the Golf GTI and the new Golf GTI Clubsport along to the festival. That is far from all, however: during the course of this legendary GTI meet, Volkswagen will also be unveiling – as a world premiere – an even hotter variant of the 'Clubsport'. The most powerful full-production Golf to date will launch as a special limited edition this autumn.
  • 12/27/15
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    Production launch for an icon: The first VW Beetle rolled off the line at the Wolfsburg plant 70 years ago

    It was shortly after the first post-war Christmas 1945 that the first of the Volkswagen Type 1 – the model which, as the Beetle, would subsequently be sold more than 21 million times – rolled off the production line. By the end of 1945 only 55 vehicles had been produced in total however. The start of mass production was a highly improvised undertaking, and material shortages hampered operations over the subsequent months. Yet the early vehicles were visible symbols of hope; a new beginning for the car plant under British control.
  • 12/11/15
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    Exclusive update of the Golf GTI Cabriolet can now be ordered

    The upgraded Golf GTI Cabriolet can be ordered from German Volkswagen dealers with immediate effect. The combination of GTI genes and open top not only promise impressive performance but also fresh air and nothing but sunshine. Prices for the Golf GTI Cabriolet start from 37,075 euros.
  • 12/04/15
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    GTI encounter of a special kind

    Two legends meet each other for the first time. Both are anniversary models, furnished with the three magical letters GTI – the synonym for sportiness and dynamic handling at Volkswagen – and with "a touch more GTI" on board. But that's then it already with things they have in common: for while the first anniversary model, the Golf GTI Pirelli, came onto the market in 1983 with 112 PS, the latest anniversary model, the Golf GTI Clubsport, has a much more powerful engine, delivering 265 PS.
  • 11/17/15
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    World premiere of the new Beetle Dune at the Los Angeles Auto Show

    Volkswagen is presenting the new Beetle Dune at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The crossover model, which is reminiscent of the legendary Baja California dune buggies, is characterised by an eye-catching design with numerous off-road accents, large 18-inch wheels and a higher ride height. The Beetle Dune is making its debut as both a coupe and convertible. Prices begin at 23,625 euros for the Coupe and 27,800 euros for the Cabriolet.
  • 08/28/15
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    Volkswagen News: 66th IAA Cars / International Motor Show Exclusive update for the Golf Cabriolet

    Five key facts about the 2016 Golf Cabriolet: 1. New front bumper, sporty touches to rear bumper and side sills. 2. Six new exterior paintwork options. 3. New 'Garnet Red' soft top colour. 4. Six new wheel designs in 16, 17 and 18-inch sizes. 5. Engines and infotainment also updated.
  • 08/03/15
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    Sixty years ago: Volkswagen cracks the threshold of the first million

    The first million Volkswagen vehicles were reported ten years after the end of the war. Back then, a respectable record. But Volkswagen was already to celebrate ten million vehicles in 1963. An incomparable success story had started.
  • 05/27/15
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    Volkswagen Tiguan gets new range of engines and infotainment systems

    For over seven years, the Tiguan has been one of the world's most coveted Volkswagen models. Volkswagen has updated some key equipment specifications of the Tiguan for the new model year. Along with a new generation of engines, the compact SUV now also boasts new radio and radio navigation systems.
  • 04/16/15
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    Comeback of a GT icon: World premiere of the 220 PS Scirocco GTS in Shanghai

    Ten key facts about the Scirocco GTS*: 1. The new Scirocco GTS makes its debut as a separate and especially sporty GT version 2. 220 PS Scirocco GTS has a top speed of 246 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds 3. Individualised exterior with new 18-inch alloy wheels and optional GTS décor (décor standard in China) 4. Red brake callipers as an identifying feature 5. Exclusive GTS interior with black trim features, red stitching and the legendary golf ball gear knob 6. Included as standard: the "Composition Colour", from the latest generation of infotainment systems 7. Modular infotainment matrix (MIB II) available for all Scirocco models from the end of May 8. The Scirocco GTS can also be ordered with an extremely quick-shifting 6-speed DSG gearbox as an option 9. The spirit of the first Scirocco GTS (which made its debut in 1982) was carried forward into the year 2015 in the new GTS 10. With over a million sold, the Scirocco is one of the most successful sports cars in the world
  • 04/13/15
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    Techno Classica 2015: Volkswagen Classic celebrates '40 years of the Polo'

    At the world's largest show for classic automobiles, the Techno Classica, Volkswagen Classic will be focusing on a very special anniversary from 15 till 19 April 2015: the Polo is celebrating its 40th birthday. It goes without saying that the small car will be celebrated in fitting style on the Volkswagen stand: under the motto ‘40 years of the Polo' a selection of models from the successful series will be showcased in Essen. The appearance at the show will be accompanied by an extensive supporting programme with guided tours, promotions, brief talks and a competition.
  • 11/25/14
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    In brief: The new Polo GTI

    Ten key facts about the new Polo GTI*: 1. With an 1.8 litre TSI engine delivering 141 kW / 192 PS the new Polo has 9 kW / 12 PS more power than its predecessor. 2. A manual 6-speed gearbox will be available in this generation again as an alternative to the 7-speed DSG. 3. Typical GTI performance: 0–100 km/h in 6.7 s; top speed 236 km/h. 4. New Polo develops up to 320 Nm of torque. 5. Optional 'Sport Select' suspension (electronically adjustable dampers) including 'Sport Performance Kit' (more sporty tuning covering a wide range of parameters, all at the push of a button). 6. GTI styling: discreet bumpers, radiator grille and headlights with classic red GTI strip, distinctive side sill, customised rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels. 7. First Polo with LED headlights as an option. 8. Sports steering wheel, instrument cluster and top-class sports seats follow design of larger Golf GTI. 9. The new Polo GTI is the next in the series of high-performance compact cars which began in 1985 with the Polo G40. 10. Advance sales have already started in Germany; the European launch will begin in February 2015.  
  • 11/14/14
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    First Polo BlueMotion to have TSI technology

    In the Polo TSI BlueMotion Volkswagen is offering its fuel-saving technology for the first time in conjunction with a petrol engine.
  • 10/13/14
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    Rainer Zietlow and his Touareg reach the southern tip of Africa in record time

    As in the early hours of 21st September he set off from the North Cape (Norway) for the southern tip of South Africa, the primary goal of this latest project for long-distance record holder Rainer Zietlow from Mannheim was to test out the robustness of his Volkswagen Touareg. The journey was involuntarily interrupted by an accident caused by another driver. Following a workshop stop in Tanzania, East Africa, he and his team nevertheless reached Cape Agulhas yesterday evening in record time.
  • 09/24/14
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    World premiere of the new Golf Alltrack

    Ten key facts about the world premiere of the Golf Alltrack: 1. Passenger car and SUV in one: new Golf Alltrack brings together the on- and off-road worlds, both technically and visually. 2. The multifaceted Golf Alltrack, like the larger Passat Alltrack, is based on the versatile body of the Estate version. 3. Standard equipment includes permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. 4. An off-road driving profile and up to 20 mm additional ground clearance perfect the vehicle's characteristics on unpaved trails. 5. The engines produce 81 kW / 110 PS (TDI), 110 kW / 150 PS (TDI), 132 kW / 180 PS (TSI) and 135 kW / 184 PS (TDI). 6. 180-PS and 184-PS versions will launch with an automatic 6-speed DSG as standard. 7. The front and rear of the vehicle feature independent designs, and the car has flared wheel arches and side sills. 8. Sophisticated high-end interior with unique materials and accents match the vehicle's sporty character. 9. The Golf Alltrack will arrive on the market in spring 2015. 10. The Golf Alltrack continues the Volkswagen product offensive. It is the twelfth new Golf version within 24 months.  
  • 09/15/14
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    From Cape to Cape in a Touareg: it all starts on Sunday

    It all begins Sunday (21 September): Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz will set out in a Volkswagen Touareg in pursuit of a world record time over a route that connects the northern tip of Europe with the southern tip of South Africa: From North Cape to Cape Agulhas.
  • 09/01/14
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    The new Jetta - Key aspects

    Ten key facts on the world premiere of the new Jetta: 1. Front and rear of the Jetta have been redesigned. 2. The Jetta features a completely re-developed 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel (110 kW / 150 PS) that meets the most stringent emissions standards in the world. 3. Fuel economy of all engine versions was further reduced based on a 10 percent improvement in aerodynamics and a reduction in rolling resistance. 4. New: Blind Spot Detection alleviates the blind spot. 5. New: Rear Traffic Alert makes backing out of parking spaces safer. 6. New: Front Assist warns the driver to avoid collisions with vehicles ahead. 7. New: Bi-xenon headlights feature dynamic cornering light. 8. Crash behavior was optimized in IIHS Small Overlap Test. 9. New in the interior: Instruments, steering wheels, upholstery, accents. 10. New Jetta in Germany now has more exclusive range of features (two lines: "Jetta" and "Jetta Hybrid")
  • 07/14/14
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    Dynamics up, fuel consumption down: Best-selling sports car Scirocco with a completely new range of engines

    Ten important facts on the new Scirocco: 1. Launch with six new TSI and TDI; all engines are now more powerful (up to 20 PS) and more economical (up to 19 per cent). 2. With entry-level engines the Scirocco consumes just 5.4 l/100 km (1.4 TSI, 92 kW)1 and 4.2 l/100 km (2.0 TDI, 110 kW)2. 3. Acceleration and top speed of all new Scirocco versions have been greatly improved. 4. Scirocco 2.0 TSI (132 KW)3 with additional 20 PS accelerates 0.6 seconds faster to 100 km/h than its predecessor. 5. At 350 Nm the Scirocco 2.0 TSI (162 kW)4 develops an impressive 70 Nm more torque than the 155 kW predecessor. 6. With power output of 206 kW5 the Scirocco R is the most powerful and agile Scirocco of all time (with DSG 0-100 in 5.5 seconds). 7. New front and rear section including new headlights, new LED rear lights and new tailgate opening mechanism (swivelling VW emblem). 8. Modified interior with new auxiliary instruments pays tribute to the original Scirocco. 9. New technical features include Dynaudio Excite sound system, Blind Spot Monitor and ParkAssist (park steering assistant). 10. Market launch in Europe starting in August.
  • 05/05/14
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    The compact MPV in the Golf programme: Golf Sportsvan takes Golf Plus concept into the future

    Ten key facts on the launch of the new Golf Sportsvan: 1. The Golf Sportsvan is the completely re-developed and up to 90 kg lighter successor to the Golf Plus. 2. The Golf Sportsvan makes its appearance with new engines; the petrol and diesel engines consume up to 20 per cent less fuel. 3. The Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion sets top marks with fuel consumption of 3.6 l/100 km and 95 g/km CO2. 4. The "MPV in the Golf line-up" offers an extremely variable interior with longitudinally adjustable rear bench seat. 5. Despite its compact dimensions, the Golf Sportsvan offers ample space for five people plus luggage for long trips. 6. The Golf Sportsvan is based on the Modular Transverse Matrix; its proportions and package dimensions benefit from this. 7. The Golf Sportsvan is the first Volkswagen to be offered with the new Blind Spot Monitor plus Rear Traffic Alert. 8. Systems such as PreCrash occupant protection, Lane Assist, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking heighten safety. 9. Adaptive chassis control (DCC), progressive steering and the new heated steering wheel deliver even greater comfort and sportiness. 10. The Golf Sportsvan is launching with new infotainment systems and mobile online services such as Google Earth™.
  • 04/17/14
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    SUV world premiere in Beijing: Touareg technically perfected and made visually precise

    Ten key facts on the world premiere of the latest Touareg: 1. New front and rear styling on the Touareg. 2. Bi-xenon headlights standard in all versions. 3. Standard automatic post-collision braking system to avoid secondary collisions for all V6 TDI versions. 4. Interior features new leather colours, accents, buttons/controls and exclusive white illumination of controls. 5. V6 TDI (European version) fulfils EU6 emissions standard with newly developed SCR-DPF catalytic converter. 6. All Touareg models have coasting function as standard. 7. Mobile online services such as "Google Earth™ mapping service", "Google Street View™" and "Online traffic information" launch this autumn in Europe. 8. New colours and new wheels (up to 21-inch). 9. New R-Line packages add dynamism to exterior and interior. 10. Market launch this summer.
  • 04/14/14
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    World premiere in New York: Volkswagen presents the best Jetta ever

    Ten key facts on the world premiere of the new Jetta: 1. Front and rear of the Jetta have been redesigned. 2. The Jetta features a completely re-developed 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel (110 kW / 150 PS) that meets the most stringent emissions standards in the world. 3. New 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel is extremely fuel-efficient and economical with 37 mpg (combined). 4. Fuel economy of all engine versions was further reduced based on a 10 percent improvement in aerodynamics and a reduction in rolling resistance. 5. New: Blind Spot Detection alleviates the blind spot. 6. New: Rear Traffic Alert makes backing out of parking spaces safer. 7. New: Front Assist warns the driver to avoid collisions with vehicles ahead. 8. New: Bi-xenon headlights feature dynamic cornering light. 9. Crash behavior was optimized in IIHS Small Overlap Test. 10. New in the interior: Instruments, steering wheels, upholstery, accents.
  • 04/14/14
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    Take-off into spring with the new Polo: Polo is a winner with new engines, new technology and a new look

    Ten key facts on the launch of the new Polo: 1. The Polo makes its debut with a completely new range of engines. All engines meet the EU-6 emission standard. 2. The most fuel-efficient petrol engine is the 70 kW / 95 PS 1.0 TSI in the Polo TSI BlueMotion: 4.1 l/100 km (94 g/km CO2 ). 3. The most fuel-efficient diesel is the 55 kW / 75 PS 1.4 TDI in the Polo TDI BlueMotion: 3.1 l/100 km (82 g/km CO2 ). 4. All infotainment systems on board the Polo are new. 5. Via MirrorLink™, apps can be integrated in the infotainment systems. 6. The Polo is the car with the greatest number of assistance systems in its class. They include, among others, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard. 7. The Sport Select suspension (switchable dampers) and electro-mechanical power steering are new developments. 8. The front and rear have been redesigned. 9. The standard equipment of all versions has become richer. 10. Trendline, Comfortline, Highline and CrossPolo are coming out with the market launch; BlueMotion, BlueGT and GTI will follow over the course of the year.  
  • 03/06/14
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    The new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion1

    At the Geneva International Motor Show Volkswagen is giving a trade fair debut to the new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion1. The extremely economic version of the new Golf Sportsvan is a top-ranking compact MPV, needing just 3.6 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, equating to CO2 emissions of 95 g/km.
  • 01/21/14
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    Volkswagen R GmbH - Key aspects

    The company came into being in March 2010, evolving from the former Volkswagen Individual GmbH, which was founded in the spring of 2003. The company's main task is to drive forward and support making the Volkswagen models more emotional and dynamic. The products of Volkswagen R GmbH are currently offered in over 70 countries.
  • 12/02/13
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    Volkswagen Classic competes in the toughest classic car rally in Europe

    For the 20th time now, "Le Jog" will be held, an especially challenging British winter rally covering a distance of 2,400 kilometres. For the first time, a car from Volkswagen Classic is among the 66 racing vehicles: a courageous ladies team will tackle the three-day rough-and-tumble endurance rally in a Volkswagen Iltis.
  • 09/08/13
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    The new Golf Sportsvan

    Volkswagen is presenting a concept car of the newly developed Golf Sportsvan in a world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The compact minivan will complete the Golf family at the middle of next year.
  • 09/02/13
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    Golf R celebrates its world premiere at the IAA

    The most powerful Golf in the model range excites with 300 PS of power and a sprint time of just 4.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The vehicle's distinctive styling also highlights its sporty character.
  • 08/20/13
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    Golf R – the new Flagship

    It is the year of the Golf. The first six months of 2013 have already seen the debuts of the new Golf GTI, Golf GTD, Golf Estate and Golf TDI BlueMotion. Now, Volkswagen is continuing its Golf product offensive with the flagship of the model series – the new Golf R.
  • 06/24/13
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    The new Golf TDI BlueMotion – key aspects

    With the arrival of the new Golf TDI BlueMotion, Volkswagen is launching one of the most fuel-efficient cars of our time. This Golf is powered by a new direct-injection turbodiesel (TDI) with 81 kW / 110 PS. The four-cylinder engine consumes only 3.2 l/100 km; this value represents a 15 per cent improvement in fuel economy compared to the already extraordinarily fuel-efficient previous model. The CO2 emissions of the Golf TDI BlueMotion stand at 85 g/km, one of the best values worldwide for automobiles with combustion engines. Despite all the efficiency: the Golf TDI BlueMotion, which has a top speed of 200 km/h, is a true five-seat multi-talent that offers safe, comfortable and agile transportation to its passengers in their professional and private lives. Refuelling becomes a minor matter: given its 50-litre fuel tank and 3.2 l/100 km fuel consumption, the Golf TDI BlueMotion has a theoretical driving range of more than 1,500 kilometres.
  • 06/13/13
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    Volkswagen celebrates the 30 millionth Golf

    It is an event of historical dimensions: the world's 30 millionth Golf has come off the assembly line at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg – a new production record for the most successful European car ever. Production of the original Golf began in early 1974. Since then, statistically speaking, an average of over 2,000 people have purchased a new Golf – "das Auto" itself – every day over the past 39 years. The 30 millionth car is a Golf TDI BlueMotion; this recently introduced model has a fuel consumption value of just 3.2 l/100 km, making it the most fuel efficient Golf ever built.
  • 06/06/13
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    Golf GTD – brief summary

    GTD – these three letters say it all. They stand for "Gran Turismo Diesel" – the long-distance express car of the Golf range. Now there is a new Golf GTD. With 135 kW / 184 PS, up to 380 Nm torque, a combined fuel consumption of just 4.2 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km, this sporty and sharply designed GTD is more powerful, fuel-efficient and lower-emitting than ever. Compared to the previous model, it offers 14 more PS, 30 Nm more torque, 0.9 l/100 km less fuel consumption and a 25 g/km improvement in CO2 emissions. As an option, Volkswagen offers the GTD with an automatic dual-clutch gearbox (DSG); here too, a low fuel consumption value of 4.5 l/100 km (CO2: 119 g/km) shows the diesel to be a highly efficient car. In both gearbox versions, the new Golf GTD conforms to the Euro-6 emissions standard that takes effect in 2014.
  • 05/03/13
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    Volkswagen celebrates the one millionth Scirocco

    With an exclusive special model, Volkswagen celebrates the fact that the Scirocco has broken through the magical sound barrier for a sports car of one million built vehicles in 2013.
  • 04/19/13
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    The new XL1

    The XL1 by Volkswagen is the most efficient production car in the world with a fuel consumption of 0.9 l/100km. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can also be driven for up to 50 kilometres locally in pure electric mode, i.e. with zero emissions at point of use. The XL1 is an automotive hero that follows pure sports car design principles: low weight (795 kg), perfect aerodynamics (Cd 0.189) and a low centre of gravity (1,153 mm high). This gives the efficient Volkswagen the ability to cruise on the road at a constant speed of 100 km/h using just 6.2 kW / 8.4 PS. In all-electric mode, the XL1 requires less than 0.1 kWh to cover a driving distance of over one kilometre.
  • 02/21/13
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    New Golf GTD celebrates its world premiere in Geneva

    Extremely fuel efficient, but extremely sporty – it is these attributes that have excited fans of the Golf GTD over the past three decades. At this year's Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen is presenting the latest version of this extreme athlete whose 135 kW / 184 PS TDI engine already complies with the challenging EU-6 emissions standard today.
  • 02/11/13
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    To the point: The new Golf R Cabriolet – Volkswagen introduces the first R-series Cabriolet

    For at least a decade now the "R" model identifier has referred to the most powerful Volkswagen cars in the compact class. So far, they have always been cars with solid steel roofs and some with sliding sunroofs. Now, Volkswagen is introducing an open-top R model for the first time: the new Golf R Cabriolet. This sports car will be delivered to customers by spring 2013; and these early purchasers will be driving the most powerful and fastest Golf Cabriolet cars ever. Tremendous propulsive power is generated by a 2.0-litre turbo engine with direct petrol injection (TSI) that develops 195 kW / 265 PS. Maximum torque is just as important to dynamic performance: from a low 2,500 rpm, the crankshaft of the TSI thrusts 350 Nm of torque to the standard 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). This high torque level remains constant up to 5,000 rpm: an impressive torque characteristic and highly agile handling properties are key ingredients of the new Golf R Cabriolet.
  • 02/10/13
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    The new cross up!

    Volkswagen is expanding its range of striking Cross models: from late summer the cross up! will become the newest addition to the company's lifestyle family. Already members are the successful CrossPolo, CrossGolf and CrossTouran models.
  • 02/07/13
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    Only 3,500 cars worldwideVolkswagen presents the new Beetle GSR in Chicago

    Volkswagen launches a Beetle designed solely with dynamics in mind: the new GSR. The exclusive, powerful 155 kW / 210 PS model will take centre stage at its world premiere at the Chicago Auto Show from 7th to 18th February. Limited edition: 3,500 cars; worldwide. GSR – a quaint abbreviation with a legendary predecessor: the "Yellow/Black Racer" based on the Beetle 1303 S. And only 3,500 cars of the earlier model were produced as well. Exactly 40 years ago, the sportiest series production Beetle of all time made its debut. Its yellow/black body made it instantly recognisable. In 2013, Volkswagen is writing a further chapter in the history of the iconic car with the new Beetle GSR. Just like its predecessor, the current version is also being launched as a two-colour model. Orders for the Beetle GSR can be made from May onwards; the cars will be delivered from the autumn. Price in Germany: € 30,300.
  • 11/30/11
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    Tokyo Motor Show - World premiere of the Passat Alltrack

    Over the past four decades, well over 15 million Passat cars have been built. Along with its favourable all-round qualities, the success of the bestseller – which is sold on all of the world's continents – can be attributed to the Passat's wide and diverse range of versions. Now, Volkswagen is extending the model series with another specialist: the Passat Alltrack. This new version is offered in an estate car configuration, and it closes the gap between the conventional Passat Estate and SUVs such as the Tiguan. The rationale here: many car drivers who use their car as a towing vehicle, or in light off-road situations, want a versatile, sporty and very roomy passenger car that has rugged qualities. Volkswagen developed the Passat Alltrack for this clientele. In comparison with the familiar Passat Estate, the new model is defined by new bumpers in SUV style – with wheel well and side sill flares. Its greater off-road ramp angle, approach angle, departure angle and higher ground clearance all make the Passat Alltrack an excellent SUV alternative for driving on unpaved track. The Alltrack will debut in a world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show (03 to 11 December); market launch for the new versatile Alltrack begins in early 2012.
  • 10/10/11
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    To the point: up! – Driving Presentation

    Volkswagen is launching a new small car: the up!. A city specialist for many of the world's countries. A car with charisma and great potential. In Germany – the debut market – advance orders are already being taken for the new up! with prices starting at 9,850 euros. The new Volkswagen will officially launch in successive steps beginning in late December.
  • 09/12/11
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    IAA star: world premiere of the up! by Volkswagen

    Volkswagen has written automotive history with compact cars. Now, the most successful German carmaker is presenting – on the occasion of the IAA in Frankfurt am Main (September 15 - 25) – the world premiere of a new small car: the up!. A four-seat city specialist with charisma and great potential. In Germany, the new up! can already be ordered beginning tomorrow (13th of September) including standard ESP at prices from 9,850 euros.
  • 08/10/11
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    When the Golf simply could not be matched by the competition

    The Golf was the best-selling car in its class – even in its first two generations. However, it was an innovative push that began with the debut of the third generation exactly 20 years ago that really extended the Golf's lead over the competition: its higher ¬positioning in the compact class was based on the introduction of a new VR6 six-cylinder engine and a direct-injection turbodiesel engine. Both were milestone achievements: the six-cylinder technology created a foundation for later premium models, while the TDI became the most successful engine of the model series and initiated today's diesel boom.
  • 07/15/11
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    Jay Leno tests the new Volkswagen Beetle

    Jay Leno, US TV star and one of the world's greatest car collectors, became one of the first people outside Volkswagen to drive the new Beetle during a visit to Volkswagen's headquarters at Wolfsburg.
  • 05/25/11
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    To the point: The new Tiguan

    The new Tiguan is here. An SUV with design parallels to the larger Touareg. An SUV with powerful and at the same time fuel-efficient engines; fuel consumption is 5.3 litres per 100 km for the two front-wheel drive Tiguans 2.0 TDI with BlueMotion Technology (81 kW / 110 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS). An SUV that shuts off the engine completely whenever possible in city driving thanks to a Stop/Start system. An SUV that is an ideal, versatile companion for life on the move with its excellent all-round characteristics, great practicality, 1,510 litres cargo space, up to 2,500 kg trailer load (with 4MOTION all-wheel drive) and many cleverly designed features. A Volkswagen in the best sense of the word! In Germany, the perfected Tiguan will arrive on the market in mid-June; other European countries will follow at the beginning of August, and overseas markets at the end of August.
  • 05/02/11
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    To the Point: The new Golf Cabriolet

    Put the car roof down and bring on the summer! Now, it will once again be: Put the Golf's roof down and bring on the summer. Because Volkswagen is introducing a new generation of its open air bestseller to the cities, streets and beaches. It offers all the advantages of a Golf – the most successful car in the world. And one more advantage as well: the soft top opens fully automatically in 9.0 seconds, and this can be done while driving up to 30 km/h. And what happens in autumn when the Golf top is closed and summer is over? The answer is clear: the four-seat Volkswagen is a versatile, year-round cabriolet thanks to its practical traits and the sophisticated design of its soft top. And that's how it has always been.
  • 04/18/11
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    Initial Facts: The Beetle

    A look back to the start: at the beginning Volkswagen built one of the most successful cars of all time and did not even give it a name. Why should it? After all, it was the Volkswagen! People loved it, and on all of the world's continents the small car was nicknamed according to precisely what it looked like: Beetle, Käfer, Vocho, Coccinelle, Fusca, Maggiolino or 甲壳虫! It embodied the automotive concept itself and symbolised the democratisation of mobility. 21.5 million cars were sold. Then the New Beetle arrived in 1998. It introduced a new automotive feeling to the world and brought with it Beetle Mania. In 2010, the Final Edition completed the New Beetle series that had sold more than one million cars. And now? A look forward. The future of the most famous car in the world begins now. In a completely new generation. It's The Beetle! And because Volkswagen and the Beetle call the globe their home, the new car is celebrating a transcontinental world debut – simultaneously in Shanghai, Berlin and New York .
  • 01/13/11
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    To the Point: Debut in Europe: New Jetta causes a stir in the saloon world

    Volkswagen has reconceptualised, restyled and redimensioned the Jetta - a car that has been successful on all continents (over 9.6 million units sold). Now measuring 4.64 metres in length (+ 9.0 cm) it is closing the gap between the Golf (4.20 metres) and Passat (4.77 metres) more precisely in Europe. Visually, the new Jetta has also fully separated itself from the compact class best-seller, the Golf; as a result, this saloon is as independent as an Eos or a Tiguan.
  • 01/10/11
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    2011 Detroit Auto Show – World premiere of the new Passat for the USA

    This is a saloon with German roots, but it is a true American. Today, on the 2011 Detroit Auto Show stage, Volkswagen is unveiling a Passat developed specifically for the United States. Starting in mid-August, it will be available at North American dealers with an entry-level price in the 20,000 dollar range - larger, more comfortable and more efficient than ever.
  • 10/07/10
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    Volkswagen Eos extensively enhanced

    In the 10th month of the year, Volkswagen is already holding its 13th model premiere: the highly successful Eos open-top coupé has been given an updated design and further enhanced with numerous new features.
  • 07/01/10
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    To the Point: New Sharan is World's Best in its Class with 5.5 l/100 km Fuel Economy

    Volkswagen is building a new MPV. An MPV that at 4.85 metres is precisely 22 centimetres longer than the previous model. With up to 7 seats. And up to 2,430 litres cargo capacity. With up to 9 airbags and 33 storage options. With the most solid body in its class. With sliding doors. With countless small detailed solutions that make everyday driving better. With integrated child seats and an enormous panoramic sunroof. With a Start-Stop system and battery regeneration. This is an MPV which – in the most popular engine version in Europe that still packs 140 PS – only consumes 5.5 l/100 km fuel (equivalent to 143 g/km CO2). This value is a new world best in its class. It is the new Sharan.
  • 06/14/10
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    The New CrossPolo

    The next generation CrossPolo is ready for new adventures. After the Polo base version presented in 2009 and the Polo BlueMotion (debut in 2010) with its superior and possibly record-breaking fuel efficiency, and the Polo GTI that is also launching at this time, the CrossPolo now completes the series as a fourth model. With its refreshingly cheeky all-terrain look, unique world of colours and features, and a higher ride height (15 millimetre gain), the CrossPolo is very appealing as one of the most unconventional vehicles in its class.
  • 06/05/10
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    To th point: The new Phaeton - One of the world's highest quality saloons got even better

    Volkswagen produces one of the world's highest quality and most exclusive automobiles at the German Transparent Factory (Dresden): the Phaeton. The quality, style and travelling comfort of this saloon (standard all-wheel drive, air suspension and 4-zone automatic climate control) set their own standards. The Phaeton is offered with two wheelbases as well as two rear seating versions (three seat bench or two individual seats). Now Volkswagen has further perfected the brand's flagship.
  • 05/31/10
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    In Brief: The new Touran is extremely frugal:BlueMotion Technology reduces TDI consumption to just 4.6 litres!

    Volkswagen, Europe's largest carmaker, is making motoring cleaner: with the launch of every new Volkswagen model, fuel consumption and emissions are falling further. The latest example of this sustainability offensive is the new Touran. Germany's best-selling MPV is now up to 27% more fuel-efficient – thanks to engine downsizing, innovative technologies and aerodynamic perfection. The 1.6-litre Touran TDI with BlueMotion Technology beats the 5-litre mark for the first time, with Volkswagen's aim for the future being to get below 4.6 litres per 100km!
  • 05/13/10
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    To the point: Golf GTI-Meet at Wörthersee 2010: World premiere of the GTI adidas and GTI Excessive

    There are automobiles, and then there are automotive icons – classics with a glorious past and an exciting future. The Golf GTI is such an icon. Over 1.7 million have been sold since the car’s debut in 1976. In just the sixth year after the launch of the Golf GTI, its community of fans had grown so large that it sought a common platform, or to put it simply an event, to talk shop, showcase and drive the GTI. That is how the GTI-Meet in Reifnitz at Wörthersee came into being in 1982. Since then, fans have been meeting in the Austrian state of Kärnten for five days of Mardi Gras in May. It is already time to meet again. One of the traditional highlights: unveiling of the new GTI variations. Debuting as world premieres this year are the Golf GTI adidas – an exclusive model whose sales will launch in June – and the Golf GTI Excessive, a concept car implemented in a stylistically refined motorsport look.
  • 05/10/10
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    To the Point: The New Polo GTI – Extremely Strong and Exceptionally Fuel Efficient

    The Polo GTI is back. A powerful 132 kW / 180 PS comeback! And this GTI too lives up to its legendary name with superior handling properties combined with uncompromising engine responsiveness and a maximum of safety. The highlight: Never before has such a powerful Polo come even close to its fuel efficiency. Thanks to clever downsizing of the twincharged 1.4-litre TSI engine (turbo plus supercharging) and the extremely efficient 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard equipment, the development team was able to reduce combined fuel consumption to 5.9 l/100 km. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km. By comparison: Its direct predecessor in terms of power – also equipped with a 180 PS 1.8-litre turbo engine - consumed 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 188 g/km CO2). This means that the new car is 25 percent more fuel efficient.
  • 03/04/10
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    To the Point: The New Touareg - Volkswagen SUV is one of the safest automobiles of all times

    About 500,000 car drivers chose to buy the first generation of the Touareg. It is a luxury sport utility vehicle that offers a high level of comfort, sporty driving properties, avant-garde styling, excellent quality and unlimited expedition capabilities – essentially the best of the passenger car and off-road worlds unified in one concept. This legacy is now being continued in the new Touareg – a high-end and versatile all-round vehicle that brings these two worlds together even more perfectly. The Touareg will be available at dealers in Europe as soon as April of this year.
  • 02/10/10
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    To the Point: World Premiere:New Touareg takes the SUV idea into the future

    Volkswagen is unveiling the completely redeveloped Touareg as a world premiere. It is the most technically innovative "VW" since the brand has been in existence. This Touareg is reinterpreting the fascinating multipurpose SUV idea in a contemporary way – thanks to a range of engines that are nearly 20 percent more fuel efficient and a large variety of new assistance and safety systems. The Touareg will also be the first and only off-roader in Europe by a German car maker to be available in a hybrid version too. It sets standards among fully off-road capable SUVs with petrol engines that have a fuel consumption value of just 8.2 litres fuel per 100 kilometres. The Touareg Hybrid can be driven up to 50 km/h in purely electric mode - emissions-free. Among the diesel engines, the Touareg V6 TDI with 7.4 litre combined fuel consumption now posts the best value in the segment of genuine SUVs. Both versions, the Touareg Hybrid and V6 TDI, are the most fuel efficient petrol and diesel SUVs ever built in Europe in this large vehicle class.
  • 10/26/09
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    To the Point: New Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion: Volkswagen radically reduces fuel costs

    "BlueMotion" is the best known German automotive environmental label. It debuted in 2006 with the first generation of the Polo BlueMotion, and its combined fuel con sumption figure of just 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres was the best in the world for a five-seat car. At the same time, this Polo represented the beginning of a product offensive being conducted today under the "BlueMotion-Technologies" umbrella brand, which is as unique as it is successful. Volkswagen is now presenting the three key high-volume models in its range as newly designed BlueMotion versions: the Polo, Golf and Passat. All three Volkswagens are equipped with an exceedingly innovative high-tech package, yet they are affordable for all car drivers. This package includes new common rail TDI engines, recovery of braking energy by regenerative braking, a Stop-Start system and refined aerodynamic components.
  • 09/28/09
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    To the Point: Estate Car – The Golf as Space Wonder

    In the sixth generation of the world bestseller, this is the fourth body version to be launched after the three- and five-door Golf and the latest Golf Plus. The Estate is one of the most successful models on the market, particularly in the company car market.
  • 09/28/09
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    To the point: Volkswagen Fills Out Polo Model Range with Dynamic Three-Door

    Volkswagen is extending the Polo model range with a spirited three-door version. Its longer doors, new side window styling and the dynamic lines of its C-pillars – compared to the five-door version – give the car a near coupe-like appearance in side profile.
  • 06/08/09
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    To the Point: Comeback of a Classic:Volkswagen brings the new Golf GTD to market

    The Golf model lineup has been growing by leaps and bounds: At the end of 2008, the sixth generation of the bestseller was launched. Shortly thereafter, in early 2009, the new Golf Plus appeared. Then, the current Golf GTI was vaulted to center stage, closely followed by the new Golf Variant. And now the lineup continues: with the new Golf GTD. Its 125 kW / 170 PS power level makes it the highest-performance production Golf with a diesel engine today. The code letters GTD have a magical effect on diesel drivers and carry on a long tradition: 27 years ago the first GTD debuted and revolutionized the diesel market with its turbocharged diesel engine; for the first time, a diesel was not only economical but exceedingly sporty too. The GTD paved the way for the worldwide breakthrough of the TDI – the direct-injection high-tech diesel of the Volkswagen Group.
  • 06/16/08
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    To the Point: Scirocco

    The countdown is running for the new era Scirocco: the third generation of the sports car will already be arriving on the market in August. Volkswagen is staging the comeback of a legend with the debut of the two-door car – Scirocco generations I and II wrote history as the most successful Volkswagen coupé of all time with about 800,000 units sold.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Sharan

    Since the first Sharan was introduced on the market 1995, the luxurious van from Volkswagen has enjoyed remarkable financial success. Throughout its production history it has been the best selling vehicle of its class in Germany and is among the top three large vans across Europe.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Touran

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    The Polo BlueMotion

    Volkswagen introduces the extremely economical Polo BlueMotion. Power: 59 kW / 80 hp. Average fuel economy: 3.8 liter diesel per 100 kilometers. A savings compared to the equally powerful and already very economical Polo TDI engine in the Trendline, Comfortline and Sportline versions: 0.6 liter better. The reduction in fuel consumption was achieved by longer gear ratios, aerodynamic refinement and internal modifications to the engine. The new Polo is shifted using a manual 5-speed transmission.
  • 03/04/08
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    The CrossTouran

    CrossTouran appears as a sporty all-rounder125 kW (170 hp) TSI Twincharger with DSG available for the first timeSUV elements on the CrossTouran underscore the lifestyle characterExclusive 17-inch alloy wheels with differing width front and back lift the CrossTouran above the rest
  • 03/04/08
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    The CrossPolo

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    The Golf Plus

    It offers more space, more air to breath. The new Golf Plus. A second Golf. A new Volkswagen. Market début in Germany: end of January 2005. The Golf Plus is positioned as an extremely versatile all-round vehicle. With this conceptual stand-alone model, another line is being added to the most successful car family in the world. To date, over 32 million Volkswagens have been built using Golf technology. Besides the Golf, the Golf family includes the Touran, Bora/Jetta (the most successful German car in the US), the Caddy, the New Beetle and the New Beetle Convertible.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Polo GTI

    The Polo GTI is launched. Delivering 110kW/150hp, it is the most powerful Polo since the series was introduced over 30 years ago. The exterior and interior concept of this potent super mini is deliberately true to the legendary Golf GTI. The Polo GTI was launched on the first markets in spring 2006.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Polo

    On the 30th anniversary of the Polo, Volkswagen presented an updated generation of its bestseller in the Spring of 2005. The new model, offered as a two and four-door, sets new standards in its class for the quality of manufacturing and materials, comfort, active and passive safety, and engine technologies.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Passat R36

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    The Phaeton

    The market introduction of the Phaeton in 2002 heralded a new era in the history of the Volkswagen brand. The startup of this luxury sedan firmly established Europe’s most successful car manufacturer as a full-line car producer with a presence in nearly all vehicle segments. The Phaeton achieves a level of quality, comfort and safety that sets new standards.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Polo GTI Cup Edition

    Performance data of 132 kW / 180 hp takes on a certain magic when referring to Volkswagen. The reason for this is of a dynamic nature: They were the extra designation of the legendary turbo gasoline engine powered Golf GTI that was presented as a limited special edition on the 25th anniversary of the GTI idea. Now there is again a Turbo GTI with 132 kW / 180 PS – the Polo GTI Cup Edition. This hot item was developed by Volkswagen Individual and carries the genes of the racing car from the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup. They are powered by an FSI engine with 110 kW, but have the same technical basis and nearly identical body design. Compared to the “normal” Polo GTI presented in spring 2006 the Polo GTI Cup Edition has increase performance of 30 hp, the Cup-specific body modifications, 16-inch brakes (front) and new 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Passat BlueMotion

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    The New Beetle

    Since 1998 it has been a fixture on our streets: the New Beetle. In mid 2005, the Volkswagen cult-car was optically ‘sharpened’ in the style of the New Beetle Ragster study. With sure instinct the Volkswagen designers enhanced the level of the successful series. New lights, refined lines, a fresh color palette as well as new fabric seat covers are just a few of the details that were changed. Add to that a new wheel and a performance-optimized TDI motor. Altogether this results in a successful facelift that has made the appearance of the New Beetle even more concise.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Golf R32

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    The Golf GTI

    The Golf GTI is back and breaking all records. It is stronger, better and more sought after than ever. With this Golf GTI at its best, Volkswagen offers a Golf of the purely sporty type, a GTI with a character of that, offered in the mid-nineties generation. This Golf GTI comes full circle - it unites the origins and future of an ingenious idea.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Golf 4MOTION

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    The Golf

    Thanks to its technical superiority and sovereign good looks, this fifth generation of the Golf, introduced in October 2003, assumes once again an incomparable position in the world market. Since its introduction in May 1974, this successful model has established itself as the best-selling car both in and outside Germany for more than three decades in spite of constantly growing competition. The Golf is absolutely "The Car" and the benchmark for the competition. The only model range to have a compact segment named for it, the Golf possesses a genuinely classless status which crosses all social borders. Its owners value their car for its authenticity, its comfort, its safety and its unbounded suitability for everyday use as well as for perfect attention to detail, high standards for material quality and the general ease of travel which the Golf enables.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Eos

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    The Fox

    The Fox is a small, smart Volkswagen. A maximum car at minimum cost Comfortable, safe and swift. With two doors, a large hatchback and plenty of room. Independent and powerful. First contact, first impression: a Volkswagen. Second contact, second impression: a Fox. Not a Polo, not a Lupo, not a Golf. A Fox.

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