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When it comes to driving a car, nothing is as important as safety. Volkswagen has achieved outstanding results in the demanding Euro NCAP crash tests, just one of the areas that demonstrate how seriously the company takes the issue of safety. Indeed, no less than six models – the Polo, Golf, Tiguan, Touran, Passat and ...
As General Motors gets bids for Opel sell off it emerges Porsche ran up a 14 billion euro debt in its attempt to take control of Volkswagen.
Top of the class: with an average fuel consumption of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres the new Golf BlueMotion is the first vehicle in its segment to fall below the magic threshold of 4.0 litres. Similarly, CO2 emissions have dropped to 99 g/km – also unrivalled in this class. The design study, which has just ...
At the Vienna International Engine Symposium (24 to 25 April) Volkswagen presented the production version of the BlueTDI. One of a new generation of turbodiesels, this engine has been developed especially for North America. The common rail engine is based on the high-tech TDI introduced in Europe in 2007 and first installed in the Tiguan. ...
At the Vienna International Engine Symposium (24 to 25 April) Volkswagen presented the production version of the BlueTDI. One of a new generation of turbodiesels, this engine has been developed especially for North America. The common rail engine is based on the high-tech TDI introduced in Europe in 2007 and first installed in the Tiguan. ...
Europe’s toughest jury has made its decision: this year’s coveted Auto1 Trophy in the “Off-Roaders and SUVs” category goes to the Volkswagen Tiguan. More than 40 million readers of the 26 editions of Auto Bild voted for their favourites in six vehicle categories. The top three in each category then had to prove themselves ...
The Passat BlueMotion (fuel consumption: 5.1 – 5.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 136 – 137 g/km) ranks among the most environmentally friendly cars in the world. At the New York International Auto Show, a jury of international judges voted it into the top 3 of the “World Green Cars 2008”. With remarkable ...
Maximum power with minimum fuel consumption – a typical characteristic of the TSI engines from Volkswagen. The “Twinchargers”, featuring the combination of supercharger and turbocharger that is so far unique in high-volume series engines, have captured another international award for Volkswagen. The renowned TechnoBest prize, presented by the automobile markets in Eastern and Central Europe, was ...
More than 300 special guests in Puebla celebrated at the same time the production of the seven millionth Volkswagen in Mexico, which was the world’s one millionth New Beetle. The New Beetle was launched on the market ten years ago, in January 1998. The vehicle is still produced exclusively in Mexico for markets worldwide. ...
Editors of American car magazine “Car and Driver” announced their verdict at the beginning of the year: the Golf GTI is one of the “Ten best cars of 2008”. A total of 50 vehicles from American, European and Asian manufacturers were up for selection. The Golf GTI particularly impressed the judges with its precise ...
Volkswagen AG has reported record global sales for 2007, with all eight of its brands selling nearly six million vehicles. The increase, announced Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, was led by strong sales in South America and Asia and offset declines in Germany and North America. The company said sales for ...
Automaker Volkswagen AG said Thursday it is on track to sell more than one million cars in China this year, after it set a sales record in 2007. The Wolfsburg-based company, Europe's biggest car maker by sales, said it sold 910,491 VW, Audi and Skoda brands in China last year, up 28 per cent from ...
Volkswagen AG plans to introduce two more sedans in India this year and produce 110,000 cars a year there from 2009, when a new plant begins operations, the German automaker said Wednesday. Consumers in India will soon be able to buy the Jetta and the Phaeton luxury sedan, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. President Joerg Mueller said ...
Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest automaker, said Tuesday its core car brand plans to invest $14.1 billion over the next three years in new products, plants and production capacity. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars unit will invest more than half the money _ 6.5 billion euros ($9.6 billion) _ in new products, a company statement said. Another 1.7 ...
Volkswagen AG on Monday rejected suggestions that former chief executive Ferdinand Piech may have known at an early stage about improper spending involving its employee council. The allegations arose at the trial in Braunschweig of former employee council leader Klaus Volkert, who is charged with inciting breach of trust. Volkert is a key figure in an investigation ...
Porsche AG's chief executive said Wednesday that his company has made no decision on whether to raise its stake in rival German automaker Volkswagen AG, and suggested that it was in no hurry to make a move. Speculation that Porsche would move to take a majority in Volkswagen has been high since the European Court ...
Automaker Volkswagen AG said Friday its third-quarter profit soared higher on improved sales in Asia, Europe and South America, along with lower costs for building cars. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based company, Europe's biggest car maker, earned 947 million euros (US$1.35 billion) in the July-September period compared with a profit of just 23 million euros a year earlier, ...
A European court on Tuesday ruled that a German law shielding car maker Volkswagen AG from hostile takeovers is illegal, clearing the way for Porsche AG to increase its influence _ and possibly take control _ at Europe's biggest car maker. The decision by the European Court of Justice also is expected to have wider ramifications ...
Volkswagen AG said Friday it was recalling 340,000 passenger cars in the United States because the head lights failed to comply with federal safety standards. The recall includes 2005-2008 Jetta models and 2006-2008 Rabbit, GTI and R32 passenger cars. There have been no crashes linked to the issue, a company spokesman said. Some of the head ...
HERNDON, Va. (AP) _ Volkswagen is moving its North American headquarters from Michigan to Virginia next year and will cut 400 jobs, the German automaker said Thursday. Volkswagen of America's move from Auburn Hills, Mich., to Herndon, Va., will begin in April 2008 and be completed by the end of next year, the company said. It ...
Today marks the official launch date of the third generation Golf Estate. Customers, who have been ordering the car since the start of June this year, will now be able to drive their new cars away from Volkswagen Retailers across the UK. This latest generation of Golf Estate brings versatility and load-carrying ability to the Golf ...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Volkswagen says its profit in the first six months of 2007 rose by more than 65 per cent. Europe's biggest automaker by sales says it earned 2.69 (b) billion dollars U-S in the January-June period. That compares with 1.65- (b) billion dollars U-S a year earlier. The German-based company credits better-than-expected ...
FRANKFURT (AP) _ German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen AG hopes to achieve management's break-even target for the North American market by 2009 at the earliest, the company's chief labour representative Bernd Osterloh told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview Friday. ``I hope this is achieved,'' Osterloh said, adding it would be a hard target to reach. Osterloh said ...
In the comedy Knocked up which has brought in 30 million dollars already a few days after its start, the Jetta plays a major role. A red model of the Volkswagen that is very popular in America occurs in two important scenes. In the movie, the ...
Volkswagen has revealed the first images of its Tiguan, the new compact 4x4 which will go on sale in the UK in February 2008, following its world public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.  Concept Tiguan made its debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show last year. Slightly larger than the ...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Volkswagen sold more than three million cars during the first half of the year, the German automaker said Thursday, a 7.8 per cent jump from last year fueled by an increased demand for VW and luxury Audi vehicles. The Wolfsburg-based company, Europe's biggest automaker by sales, said it sold 3.09 million ...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Automaker Volkswagen AG announced Tuesday that it is promoting Reinhard Jung, who has been in charge of production at its core Volkswagen brand, to chief executive of the Skoda Auto unit. Jung will replace Detlef Wittig, who is retiring in October but will remain as a consultant with Europe's biggest automaker. The ...
BERLIN (AP) _ German automaker Volkswagen AG has named Stefan Jacoby as president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, Inc., the company said Thursday. Jacoby, currently executive vice-president for marketing and sales with the company's Volkswagen Group, succeeds Frank Witter, who is moving to Volkswagen Credit to become co-president with Kevin Kelly, the company said. In a ...
Customers are now able to order a new DVD navigation system with touch screen technology on Touran models, giving them quicker route calculations, clearer map illustrations and easier programming thanks to new controls. For the first time, the new unit can be operated easily and precisely using a touch screen.  The ...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest automaker by sales, said Thursday that its new car sales rose 7.6 per cent in the first five months of the year to 2.5 million amid rising demand in Europe and Asia. The Wolfsburg-based company said sales of its VW-branded cars rose 7.1 per cent to 1.5 ...
BERLIN (AP) _ A German legislator scheduled to go on trial in June resigned from Parliament on Tuesday and confessed to making false statements in connection with a corruption scandal at automaker Volkswagen AG. Hans-Juergen Uhl was charged in January with being an accessory to breach of trust and with giving false statements in previous civil ...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Volkswagen AG said Wednesday its flagship VW brand swung to an operating profit in the first quarter and earnings from its premium Audi brand rose 16 per cent as the company broke out unit results for the first time. It marked a new approach for Europe's ...
BERLIN (AP) _ Germany's financial regulators have approved automaker Porsche AG's takeover offer for Volkswagen AG, which it was obligated to make after acquiring more than 30 per cent in the company, Porsche said Monday. But Porsche has said it doesn't plan to acquire Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen outright. According to a ...

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