ABT Sportsline launches Golf VII GTI TCR

ABT Sportsline launches Golf VII GTI TCR

From the racetrack to the road: With hardly a single vehicle, the ABT Sportsline motto matches the theme as well as the recently refurbished Golf GTI TCR. On request, the special model based on the touring car racing activities of VW receives an increase in performance of the... more »

[29.07.2019]

VW warning strike: work stoppages already possible from May 2020

VW warning strike: work stoppages already possible from May 2020

In the next house rate round at VW threatens from May 2020 VW warning strike. The current contract expires on April 30, 2020, and the peace obligation does not work this time, reports the business and industry newspaper Automobilwoche. VW works council chief Bernd Osterloh told... more »

[22.07.2019]

Geek Motors | Volkswagen To Release Beetle Dune Beach by 2015

Geek Motors | Volkswagen To Release Beetle Dune Beach by 2015

Volkswagen will present a prototype of its Beetle Dune at the Detroit Auto Show and will also announce production of the model targeting a 2015 release. The Beetle Dune looks flatter and wider than the Beetle-series and will have 19-inch wheels. It will also be 5.5 inches wider... more »

[08.01.2014]

AutoGeekStuff | VW Bus makes Toast

AutoGeekStuff | VW Bus makes Toast

Why, one may well ask, do really good marketing gadgets end up on the Japanese market, without our having a hope of getting our hands on them? Has any reader ever managed to set eyes on one of these toasters, which not only resembles a VW bus, but also pops out slices of toast... more »

[23.07.2013]

Volkswagen shows off Limited-edition Beetle GSR

Volkswagen shows off Limited-edition Beetle GSR

Aside from dropping the M3 series, VW is busy with more announcements. The latest introduction is of a limited edition 2014 Beetle GSR that is somewhat affordable at $29,995. The Beetle GSR is based on the "Yellow Black Racer" popular back in the 70s which was first shown... more »

[19.07.2013]

Green Motor | US national fleet fuel economy continues to improve

Green Motor | US national fleet fuel economy continues to improve

Cars, cars, cars. Cars today are more efficient than ever. It's too early to say we're in the green era but I know we're entering that age. What with the greener technologies being introduced each day, from hybrid technology to electrified powertrains to turbo charging and development... more »

[15.07.2013]

Will the Volkswagen Up Buggy go into production?

Will the Volkswagen Up Buggy go into production?

The Volkswagen Up Buggy was only recently approved this June. The model took some time to be processed since it was shown off way back in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and patent was applied just last March 2012. It's actual a revival of an old model but we're not certain if... more »

[11.07.2013]

Here comes the Uber-Polo: Volkswagen shows off Polo R WRC Limited with 220 HP

Here comes the Uber-Polo: Volkswagen shows off Polo R WRC Limited with 220 HP

The Polo R WRC has yet to be made available this coming September. Volkswagen has been required by the FIA to build 2,500 models ready for the road. Orders have been taken already and VW is busy with production to finally fulfill the demand. The German car maker recently... more »

[05.07.2013]

Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6: Yet another classic car review #Video

Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6: Yet another classic car review #Video

A new Volkswagen Golf GTI has just been revealed and now we're all eyes and all ears on the car. However, the GTI is an old line and I find it more interesting if we look back at the past models. The Volkswagen GTI VR6 featured 172 horsepower, a narrow-angle 2.8-liter VR6 engine,... more »

[27.06.2013]

Marketing expenditure well down: Auto producers cut marketing expenditure by 3%

Marketing expenditure well down: Auto producers cut marketing expenditure by 3%

The automobile industry is trimming its advertising budget. In the first quarter of 2013, a total of 524.4m euros was spent, a fall of three per cent on the corresponding period in 2012. This has been reported by the car weekly "Automobilwoche" based on information from the... more »

[20.05.2013]