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Faster, sharper, cleaner: the new Golf GTI concept

In 1976 the Mk I Golf GTI was launched as a low volume addition to the Golf range.  Thirty two years, five generations and 1.7 million sales after that car established the breed, the sixth generation of the GTI has been unveiled in concept form ahead of its public debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The core

1975 – 2008: The history of the Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI was unveiled in 1975 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The UK market had to wait a further two years for vehicles to arrive – 1977 saw 34 examples, all of them left hand drive, sold in the GTI’s first tentative year. The GTI was powered by a 1,588 cc four cylinder engine with K-Jetronic fuel injection it developed 110 PS at 6,100 rpm and 103 lbs ft of torque at 5,000 rpm.  This allowed the GTI, which weighed 810 kg unladen, to hit 60 mph from standstill in nine-seconds before reaching a t

Volkswagen showcases new 1-Tonne Pickup concept

Volkswagen has revealed the fourth model in its commercial vehicle line-up with the debut at the IAA in Hanover this week of an all-new Pickup concept. Aiming to set new standards in the one-tonne pickup class, the new model will go into production at the end of 2009.  It will be built at Volkswagen’s ‘Pacheco’ plant in Argentina and introduced initially to markets in Europe, South America, South Africa and Australia. The Pickup is all-new in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles line-up and is the first

Innovative Paint Protection Film From Volkswagen Protects Cars From Minor Damage

Volkswagen Accessories is offering a new protection system for VW models via it’s dealer network Frankfurt/Main / Wolfsburg, 16 September 2008 - Volkswagen Accessories is offering a transparent, perfectly fitting paint protection film for a large number of Volkswagen models via it’s dealers. The film, marketed under the brand name of "V-Protector", offers optimum protection from stone chips, corrosion damage and scratches caused during parkin

Volkswagen Launches Campaign for All-New Routan

Volkswagen of America announced today the launch of its campaign for the Routan, the only minivan in America with German engineering. Part of the global brand platform Das Auto, the advertising and marketing campaign rolls out today and includes TV, radio, print and online components and features Brooke Shields as spokesperson. "This campaign challenges traditional conventions surrounding the minivan category,” says Tim Ellis, Vice President of Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Throughout the multi-

Golf Collectors Edition – One of a Kind

Golf concept car is equipped with highly exclusive natural leather. Collectors Edition underscores Golf’s class-independent image. “Trendline”, “Comfortline” and “Highline” are the names of the three official equipment lines on the new Golf. Yet there is a fourth version. An unofficial version, since it is not mentioned in any brochure or price list: the “Collectors Edition”. It shows how impressively Volkswagen has mastered the art of upgrading. And it underscores how the Golf is right at home

The New Golf – International Driving Presentation

The Best Golf of All Times • Golf’s high customer value and comfort defy class distinctions • New Golf design points the way to Volkswagen’s future • TDI, TSI and DSG systems reduce fuel consumption by up to 28 percent • First Golf with Adaptive Chassis and Automatic Distance Control Wolfsburg, Se

The Caddy Topos sail design concept – a Caddy with a boat deck!

Among the display of leisure vehicles and campers on the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand at Europe’s largest recreational vehicle show that starts in Düsseldorf, Germany this weekend will be an interesting Caddy Topos Sail design concept which takes its nautical theme to the extreme of having a wooden boat deck on its roof. The Caddy Topos Sail design concept, based on the smallest model in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle van range,

VW At the Moscow International Motor Show

At the Moscow International Motor Show (08/26 to 09/07) Volkswagen is presenting the largest range of models ever shown in Russia under the VW label. Marking its debut on the strongly growing Russian market are the Tiguan and the new Passat CC. SUV bestseller: dynamic Tiguan launches as younger brother of the Touareg * A sign of just how significant the Russian market is for Volkswagen is demonstrated by the Tiguan; effectively immediately, this younger brother to the Touareg will also be manufactured at the

Special Edition CC Gold Coast Debuts At Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – To kick off the market launch of the new CC, Volkswagen of America, Inc. will debut a CC Gold Coast edition at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, August 15-17. The CC Gold Coast highlights the luxury sports coupe with powerful performance, strong lines and luxury touches combining the emot

The Wait Is Over

HERNDON, Va.—Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that their all-new, and highly anticipated 50-state compliant clean diesel Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are now available for customer delivery.   “We’re proud to be the first manufacturer to offer a clean diesel vehicle for sale in all fifty states,” said Stefan Jacoby, CEO/President, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We believe our Jetta TDI’s truly offer a no compromise alternative fuel driving experience, that provides t

The best Golf of all times

Volkswagen is unveiling its most important automotive secret of the year: the new Golf. The car – Europe’s most successful with more than 26 million sold – was improved in all areas. "This sixth generation of Golf cars will completely redefine the quality and comfort level of its class over broad categories, offering more customer value than ever before", says Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board at Volkswagen AG. The European market launch of the new Golf will begin in Octob