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World Premier for Volkswagen Passat Lingyu at Auto Shanghai 2009

On the opening day of the Auto Shanghai 2009, Volkswagen along with its two joint ventures Shanghai Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, appeared before the public at W2 Hall, with 25 latest models and technologies. The booth of Volkswagen brand, covering over 3,000 m2 in space and featuring white and blue as two theme colors, perfectly illustrated the essence of Volkswagen’s brand claim “Das Auto”. Dr. Winfried Vahland, President and CEO of V

Volkswagen Announces UK Pricing For New Golf GTD

Volkswagen has revealed pricing for its new performance diesel, the Golf GTD. The new model is available to order at Volkswagen Retailers now ahead of the cars arriving in the UK on 22 June. Prices will start at £21,850 RRP ‘on the road' for the three-door, six-speed manual model. There is a £585 premium for the five-door model and a £1,305 for the six-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Powering the new GTD is a refined 2.0-litre (1,968 cc) common rail TDI engine, producing 170 PS and a substantial 258 lbs f

imposing new r line model joins the tiguan range

Imposing New R Line Model Joins The Tiguan Range

An aggressive new model is set to join the Tiguan range this summer with the introduction of the new R Line model promising stylish new body additions on the outside and greater comfort inside. Designed and built by Volkswagen Individual, a separate engineering wing of Volkswagen established in 2003 and assigned to special projects including the Passat R36 and Touareg R50, the new Tiguan R Line features significant visual changes over the standard Tiguan. The basis for the new R Line is the Sport model ad

Volkswagen Golf Named World Car Of The Year

The Volkswagen Golf was honoured as the 2009 World Car of the Year. A jury comprised of fifty-nine international automotive journalists from twenty-five countries around the world chose this year’s World Car of the Year, which was announced this morning at a news conference during the New York International Auto Show. “It is a tremendous honour for Volkswagen to have its global best selling model, the Golf, named the 2009 World Car of the Year,” said Stefan Jacoby, President/CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc.�

Volkswagen Golf Named a Finalist for World Car of the Year

The new Volkswagen Golf has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2009 World Car of the Year title. A jury comprised of fifty-nine international automotive journalists from twenty-five countries around the world chose this year’s three finalists. The World Car of the Year will be named April 9th at a news c

VW Golf with U.S. debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show

Volkswagen of America, Inc. welcomes back the Golf nameplate with the arrival of the sixth generation Golf.  “The Golf is an iconic nameplate for the Volkswagen Brand and it is known throughout the world,” said Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The Golf is Volkswagen’s best selling global nameplate with more than 26 million units sold in over 120 countries.” “Making the change back to Golf is an important step in real

volkswagen golf gtd

Volkswagen Golf GTD

Following the Polo, the BlueMotion initiative and the Golf GTI, Volkswagen is now spanning its next arrow in the bow: this time, the Golf GTD. With a powerful 125 kW (170 PS) TDI engine, it is aimed at diesel drivers who value the maximum in dynamics. The new GTD is extremely thrifty but at the same time extremely sporty. The GTD tag already has a tradition at Volkswagen: the first Golf GTD - the GTI among diesels - was built in 1982. The new GTD is powerful and can boast of outstandingly low

To the point: The new Polo

No other car in this class has such a mature and high-end image as the new Polo. Comfort, quality and safety have all taken a considerable leap forward. One example: the Polo was specifically designed to attain the recently established, stricter and more comprehensive, 5-star EuroNCAP rating. The higher structural rigidity of the Polo’s bodyshell contributes to these results. In the footwell area alone, intrusion – related to the car body’s deformation strength in a frontal crash – was l

B&B VW Eos Sport - Cabrio up to 500 hp / 650 Nm

The VW / Audi specialist B&B from Siegen Germany integrated the VW Eos in their established turbo program. The result is a breathtaking sports cabriolet which reaches in four different power levels (360, 400, 450 and 500 hp) performance values which are normally reserved for top-class sport cars. The highest increment is achieved by the installation of a new developed intercooled turbocharger, a changed cylinder head with a trimmed compression, special suction and airflow pipes, high powered injection elemen

b&b vw tiguan – compact suv up to 300hp/420nm

B&B VW Tiguan – compact SUV up to 300hp/420Nm

The Siegen based VW / Audi specialist B&B offers an extensive tuning program up to 300hp for the VW Tiguan equipped with the powerful 2.0 TFSI engine. This offered tuning program consisting of 4 different stages starts with level 1 by an adjustment of electronic characteristics to the increased loading pressure. This first level reaches performance values of 240hp and 340Nm to the price of EUR 998,- . In stage 2 and 3 the car reaches 250hp and 286hp. By mounting special air pipes as well as a special interco

b&b vw scirocco – sports-coupe up to 350hp / 450nm

B&B VW Scirocco – Sports-Coupe up to 350hp / 450Nm

For more than 25 years the Siegen-based tuning partner B&B optimizes VW and Audi cars. The newest development of B&B, the tuning program for the new VW Scirocco has been finished and enables the Scirocco`s stronges engine, the 2.0 TFSI, enormous performance values up to 350hp and 450 Nm. The engine program

Golf GTI - Icons of Sportiness

“What else was there in 1976?” calls out “Strietzel”, also known as Hans-Joachim Stuck, from the driver’s window as he starts up a first generation Golf GTI after more than thirty years. “Whenever a person had a chance to drive a 911, it was a real experience. And then all of a sudden this experience was possible in the GTI too. Clearly on a different level, but affordable for everyone. That was the genius of this car, and it has stayed that way right up to today. The new GTI is a pr