Volkswagen

Volkswagen Reports December 2006 Sales

03 January 2007 - Volkswagen brand posts year-to-date increase of 4.9 percent

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced calendar year 2006 sales results of 235,140 units. This represents a 4.9 percent increase over the 2005 total of 224,195 vehicles.

Overall brand growth can be attributed to gathering strength in Jetta and Passat models, and market acceptance of the revived Rabbit. December sales of 19,942 decreased 23.2 percent from December 2005 totals.

Year-to-date, the safe and sporty Jetta and Passat sedans were up 3.2 and 15 percent, respectively. The combination of fun-to-drive handling and performance, with class leading safety, at affordable “Volks-pricing” has driven the growth of these models.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2007-01-03 19:27.
read more | login to post comments

VOLKSWAGEN AT THE "DAKAR": ROUTE AND REGULATION CHANGES

01 January 2007 - WOLFSBURG, Germany - The Volkswagen factory team starts the Dakar Rally on 6 January with four Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 prototypes and 26 officially registered service and support vehicles.

When the 187 participants in the car class, including Volkswagen factory drivers Mark Miller, Giniel de Villiers, Ari Vatanen and Carlos Sainz, set off from Lisbon on the near 8000 kilometre journey to the Senegalese capital Dakar, they must prepare themselves for several changes made to the route and regulations. The 64-page regulations for the sixteen day cross country classic do not, however, only concern the competition vehicles but also regulate the use of the 240 vehicles in the supporting armada.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2007-01-03 18:44.
read more | login to post comments

THE VOLKSWAGEN FACTORY TEAM: EIGHT COMPETITIVE SPIRITS, ONE AIM

02 January 2007 - WOLFSBURG, Germany - Two Rally World Champions, one of the most successful Cross Country Rally co-drivers, the most successful woman in rallying and a 15-time Enduro Champion – the Volkswagen factory team is an interesting cocktail of fascinating personalities and seven nations.

The Volkswagen factory drivers Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford (USA/South Africa), Carlos Sainz/Michel Périn (Spain/France), Ari Vatanen/Fabrizia Pons (Finland/Italy) and Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (South Africa/Germany) have a common goal: They want to fight together as a team for victory for Volkswagen in the Dakar Rally, the toughest and most famous cross country rally (6 to 21 January). "We have a strong team of experienced and highly-motivated drivers” explains Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. "The team spirit is extremely strong, all eight drivers and co-drivers work well together.”

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2007-01-03 18:42.
read more | login to post comments

KRIS NISSEN: “THE DAKAR RALLY IS AN ENORMOUS CHALLENGE”

03 January 2007 - WOLFSBURG, Germany - The team under Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen starts the near 8,000 kilometre long Dakar Rally with four Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 prototypes driven by Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford (USA/South Africa), Carlos Sainz/Michel Périn (Spain/France), Ari Vatanen/Fabrizia Pons (Finland/Italy) and Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (South Africa/Germany).

In the interview, Kris Nissen explains which targets Volkswagen has, and which development steps were made to the Race Touareg 2, and the fascination of the world's longest and toughest rally that starts on 6 January in Lisbon (Portugal) and finishes in Dakar (Senegal) on 21 January.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2007-01-03 18:38.
read more | login to post comments

Tuning tools - Vag-com and your Jetta/GTI/A3 2.0T FSI

Vag-com is a Windows based diagnostic tool for VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda vehicles. Interfaces that end in the word "CAN", such as the HEX-USB+CAN interface, are fully direct CAN bus compliant on new VW/Audi vehicles with the new 2.0T FSI engine.

Posted in Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2006-12-27 16:22.
read more | 2 comments

2 Two-liter turbo VW's make Autobytel's Best of 2007

VOLKSWAGEN GTI AND ALL-NEW EOS ARE AUTOBYTEL’S BEST FOR 2007
Two-liter turbo, handling and suspension, retractable hardtop among favorite features

20 December 2006 AUBURN HILLS, Mich.–In its annual Editors’ Choice Awards, Autobytel selected the Volkswagen GTI and all-new Eos as the Best New Performance Car Under $40,000 and Best New Convertible Under $75,000, respectively. The Editors' Choice Awards names the best new 2007 vehicles on the market as decided by a team of veteran automotive editors.

Autobytel commended the 200-horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine shared by the GTI and Eos, especially when combined with the sports-tuned suspension and responsive steering offered by the GTI. The choice of transmission, wrap-around bucket seats, practical interior and four doors were additional GTI features praised by Autobytel. At $22,600, the GTI falls well under $40,000.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2006-12-20 22:22.
read more | login to post comments

VW Outlines the Future of Fuels, TDI, Bluetech, Fuel Cells and more

SunFuel® Volkswagen New Beetle

Volkswagen outlines the future of fuels for today, tomorrow and well beyond. A very good read on how Diesel technology is here today, and the fuels that may shape the future! Fuel cells in 2009 and mass production in 2020!

19 December 2006 - TO THE POINT: DRIVING THE FUTURE - TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND

The roadmap to an epoch free of oil

Wolfsburg - Volkswagen’s engine strategy integrates highly innovative technologies on the way via the fuel cell to pure electrical traction.

Posted in | | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2006-12-20 01:16.
read more | 1 comment

Touareg V6 TDI in a Severe Test as a Service Vehicle in the Dakar Rally

A POWERFUL START: THE NEW TOUAREG V6 TDI IN A SEVERE TEST AS A SERVICE VEHICLE IN THE DAKAR RALLY

Touareg Dakar Service Vehicle

The new Touareg is ready and able for the Dakar adventure

The Dakar Rally 2007 starts on 6th January in Lisbon

9 December 2006 - Wolfsburg - The Dakar Rally 2007 begins in 18 days. Five Race-Touareg 2s are involved as favorites and several new Touareg V6 TDIs as service vehicles. This will be a last trial before the second generation of the globally successful off-roader is delivered to the first customer at the beginning of 2007. The opinion of off-road experts: cars that can survive such a 9,000 kilometer desert adventure as the Dakar Rally can withstand anything.

Posted in | | Submitted by deviantspeed on Tue, 2006-12-19 19:58.
read more | login to post comments

New Midsized Diesel SUVs planned for the USA Market

New Midsized Diesel SUVs planned for the USA Market

The USA market is poised for the introduction of two new midsized diesel SUV's. Two new possible entries into the market from Volkswagen and Audi look promising. 2007? 2008? Later?

Audi USA will introduce to market a TDI in the Q7 model sometime in 2008. This TDI engine will be a mid-sized 3.0L engine that shows that Audi is not only committed to the USA market, but also shows strong technology as a consumer diesel engine manufacturer. If the USA version is anything close to the 3.0 TDI offerings across the pond, we can expect to see a potent 3.0 V6 TDI engine that delivers 233 HP and 368 lb-ft of neck snapping torque. A premium for this vehicle can be expected and we will share more information as it becomes available.

Posted in | | | Submitted by deviantspeed on Thu, 2006-12-14 22:33.
read more | login to post comments

Volkswagen GTI named among Car and Driver's 10 best cars for 2007

05 December 2006 - AUBURN HILLS, Mich.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the GTI has been named one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best cars in its 25th annual competition. This is the fourth time the GTI has earned this distinction.

The GTI is fun to drive, with its high-tech, 200-horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine that produces 207 ft.-lbs. of torque, fully independent sports-tuned suspension, aggressive exterior styling, and a practical interior that equally mixes functionality, flair and a driver-first focus and layout. For the first time in the U.S., a four-door hatchback body style is available in addition to the traditional GTI coupe.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Tue, 2006-12-05 08:00.
read more | login to post comments

Syndicate content

Random D:S Image

IG4R9329

IG4R9329

Search