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Volkswagen is the original brand within the Volkswagen Group that also contains Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Ducati and Scania. The brand traces its roots back to Ferdindand Porsche, founder of Porsche, who developed the original Volkswagen Beetle for the German government. The Beetle entered the US market in 1949 and today the Volkswagen brand produces a full line of vehicles including many diesel-powered models.

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    SEMA: Forge Motorsports Mk1 VW Golf goes Group B all over SEMA
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    If it had a bit more ground clearance and we didn't know any better, we'd ask when Forge Motorsports' first-generation Volkswagen Golf racecar competed in Group B rally, thanks to almost every one of its exterior design/aero elements and the crazy 400-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four (crank up the boost from 1.0 bar to 1.8 bar and the engine will ...

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    SEMA: VW flaunts seventh-gen Golf, two Jettas and 425 hp from 2.0 liters
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    Volkswagen brought just three vehicles to SEMA this year (compare that to Ford's 57 show cars): two Jettas and a Golf. Both Jettas showcase the automaker's new turbocharged EA888 four-cylinder engines - one of which is heavily modified - and the Golf is the first seventh-generation model tuned in North America (it launches here next year). The Golf ...

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    Official: VW reveals customized turbo Jettas for SEMA
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    While you're bound to see more American and Asian cars at SEMA than you will European ones, Volkswagen stands as a notable exception. This year VW is showcasing its new EA888 turbocharged four-cylinder engines with a pair of customized Jettas. First up is the Racers Dream in Black and White, a Jetta sedan fitted with the new 2.0-liter turbo four and ...

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    Frankfurt: VW Golf R gets super serious with near 300 HP [w/video]
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    The VW Golf R has always been a GTI on steroids. But even with a bigger dose of performance-enhancing power than the GTI, every generation of R has left us wanting more. Until now, we think. The fourth generation Golf R, based on the seventh-gen Golf, has officially debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and under its hood is an increase in power that ...

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    Frankfurt: VW unveils e-Load Up! to electrify the commercial crowd
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    Large delivery vans might make sense in American cities with broader boulevards and ample parking day or night, but crowded European city streets demand something a little smaller. And so Volkswagen has unveiled the e-Load Up! Based on the existing Up! five-door, the e-Load Up! stands out not only for its panel-van cargo conversion, but also for its ...

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    Frankfurt: 2014 Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan is a tall order
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    VW is using the Frankfurt Motor Show to trot out a concept version of the next Golf Plus. Dropping the 'Plus' with this next iteration, the compact mini-minvan will henceforth be known as the Golf Sportsvan, and this concept is about as close to production as concepts get. With a length that slots neatly between that of the shorter Golf hatchback and ...

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    Frankfurt: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is ready to battle the Nissan Leaf
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    Volkswagen has never been one to put all its eggs in one basket, be it brands, models, bodystyles or powertrain technologies. Germany's largest automaker is a major player in both gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, but it has also dabbled in hybrid powertrains more recently, and it's cranking up its pure-electric campaign as we speak. A key ...

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    Official: VW e-Up! and e-Golf revealed with 99-mile and 118-mile ranges
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    Volkswagen unveiled two new electric models today, the e-Up! and e-Golf powered by lithium ion batteries and electric motors giving them ranges of 118 miles and 99 miles, respectively. The pair of VWs were designed in-house by the automaker, and critical components, including the motors, gearboxes and batteries, will be built in Germany at VW's Kassel ...

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    Official: VW Golf Sportsvan succeeds Golf Plus in Frankfurt
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    Just ahead of this week's Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen has announced the world premiere of its Golf Sportsvan, a near-production concept that succeeds its Golf Plus. VW describes this compact family car as "one of the most versatile vehicles of the compact class," noting that it offers a mix of hatchback and minivan features in a sporty package. That ...

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    Official: Pics Aplenty: VW Golf R gets a few more looks
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    Volkswagen has seen fit to release an additional 21 images of the 296-horsepower, all-wheel-drive 2014 Golf R. Our crack team covered the monstrous little hatchback ahead of its debut at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show, but know that a brand new gallery of the thing couldn't hurt, either. As a recap, power comes from a massaged 2.0-liter, turbocharged ...

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    Official: Volkswagen reveals new 296-hp Golf R
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    Volkswagen has been making R-badged Golfs for longer than you might think. In fact, what you're looking at here is the fourth such model. But while previous generations have moved the power game incrementally forward, this latest version moves it on by leaps and bounds. Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, now just weeks away, the new Golf R packs a ...

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    Report: VW Up Buggy may be headed to showrooms
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    Volkswagen showed six conceptual takes on its Up at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, one of those being the Up Buggy. Although few will probably remember it, VW has not forgotten it, applying for a patent for the Meyers Manx revival roadster way back in March 2012 and being approved in June of this year, according to a report in Autocar. That will give the ...

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    Report: VW Amarok R-Style debuting at Worthersee
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    Volkswagen has announced another vehicle that will be delighting the brand's fans at this week's Wörthersee festival in Austria. The Amarok R-Style is a performance version of the pickup that VW seemingly sells all over the world... except the US and Canada, of course. The truck is powered by a 3.0-liter TDI V6 making 272 horsepower and a stout 442 ...

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    Official: VW debuts 503-hp Design Vision GTI at Wörthersee [w/video]
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    As is the case every year, Volkswagen engineers have built and brought a new toy to their fans at the annual Wörthersee festival in Reifnitz, Austria. Called the Design Vision GTI, this track toy is a Golf that's been widened, lowered and given an injection of twin-turbo V6 steroids. The powerplant providing motivation is a 3.0-liter V6 paired with ...

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    Report: VW readying hotter GTI for Wörthersee
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    Following the announcement that Audi will be using the Wörthersee Tour to unveil a lightweight version of the TT called the TT Ultra Quattro Concept, we're now hearing that Volkswagen also has plans to show off a special concept vehicle at the annual brand-centric performance festival. According to Car magazine, VW will bring a hotter version of the ...

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    Report: Production Volkswagen Taigun crossover caught in patent filing?
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    Volkswagen brought an angular, bulldog-like small crossover concept called Taigun to the São Paulo motor show last year, claiming that it wanted to gauge interest in the design before making a decision about production. If a new report with alleged leaked patent images is to be believed, then, interest must have been pretty high. China's ...

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    Shanghai: Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept is green-tinted high performance
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    Those of us who like a little style injected into our greenery will appreciate the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept seen above. Like the original seven-seat non-coupe version of the crossover first seen at the Detroit Auto Show, this five-seat machine from Shanghai features a high-tech drivetrain that consists of twin electric motors, one up front and ...

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    Shanghai: Volkswagen iBeetle gets integrated iPhone dock, little else [UPDATE]
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    Apple fans have been itching to see the tech giant flex the full muscle of its iOS operating system in an automotive infotainment system for years, which is why we turned all sorts of excited when we caught wind of the Volkswagen iBeetle. The machine is headed to the Shanghai Motor Show for a debut, and VW promised it would be one of the "first cars in ...

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    Official: Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe is a green fun-machine we want to drive
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    Think back to January's Detroit Auto Show. Those of you that are fans of the Volkswagen brand, impressed with green technology or simply fall into the "diesel geek" category, will almost certainly remember VW's CrossBlue concept with its diesel/electric hybrid powertrain, seating for seven, and somewhat awkward crossover styling. It was an impressive ...

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    Report: Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept sketches leaked ahead of Shanghai
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    A handful of sketches of the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept have leaked onto the web ahead of its official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show this week. The sketches show a small crossover from the German brand that could likely rival the Mercedes-Benz GLA that was also revealed this week. The leakage comes courtesy of German magazine Auto Motor und ...

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