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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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    Official: VW's Tony Cervone named head of GM global communications
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    Volkswagen may be one of the world's largest automakers, but its American arm is going through a serious rough patch. VW of America might cut back sales targets, and has an ongoing fiasco about where to build its CrossBlue crossover. Now, it's also losing Tony Cervone, its executive vice president of group communications, who is taking over as senior vice ...

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    Report: VW to relax ambitious US sales targets?
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    The Volkswagen brand sold 407,704 cars last year, a 6.95-percent decline compared to 2012, and it's down a further 8.36 percent through the end of April 2014 compared to this time last year. In order to to put the sales football between its Strategy 2018 goal posts, the brand would need to add 100,000 more sales every year to achieve the lofty ...

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    Video: Volkswagen GTI to get Vision Gran Turismo treatment
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    Looks like everyone's favorite German hot hatchback will be getting the Vision Gran Turismo treatment. Following the original unveiling of the Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo and the reveal of the BMW Vision Gran Turismo earlier this week, May 23 will see the debut of what we're guessing is the GTI Vision Gran Turismo. The title for the teaser video ...

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    Report: Meyers Manx receives electric powertrain and a big honor
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    The Meyers Manx is one of the iconic vehicles of the 1960s and is partially responsible for popularizing the dune buggy. Now, the car has another accolade to add to its history. Company founder Bruce Meyers' original 1964 Manx prototype, nicknamed Old Red, is the second vehicle added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. The first one to make it onto ...

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    Report: Next VW CC could get A7-like fastback bodystyle
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    It appears that despite slowing sales, Volkswagen isn't ready to give up on its dapper CC sedan yet. VW of America CEO Michael Horn says that a sleek, new design is being worked on and could be here in about two years. Horn tells Motor Trend that there are two ways for the next CC's design to go at the moment. One of them would be a four-door coupe with ...

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    Video: Wacky video shows Volkswagen putting the man into manufacturing
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    The Volkswagen Golf is one of Europe's preeminent vehicles. It's regularly one of the top sellers, and the latest, seventh generation appears to be one of the best ever. It was even named the 2013 World Car of the Year. So how do you sell a car that everyone knows about with over 30 million built? Well, humor, of course. In a new video VW has teamed up ...

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    Official: Volkswagen's Golf SportWagen has a new name, same utility
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    Hey, remember the New York Auto Show from a few weeks back? Well, Volkswagen showed off a car that it called a concept, but that was basically a production-ready vehicle. It was called the Golf TDI SportWagen Concept, and we didn't need to exercise our powers of deduction to figure out what car this thinly veiled concept was foreshadowing. This is the ...

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    Report: Volkswagen readying new 10-speed DSG
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    The Vienna Motor Symposium is where automakers and suppliers gather annually to discuss topics like new engines and powertrains, fuels, emissions and coming legislation. During last year's gathering Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said his in-house engineers were working on a ten-speed DSG transmission. This year in Vienna the topic was picked up ...

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    Study: Tier 1 suppliers call GM the worst OEM to work with
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    Among automakers with a big US presence, General Motors is the worst to work for, according to a new survey from Tier 1 automotive suppliers, conducted by Planning Perspectives, Inc. The Detroit-based manufacturer, which has been under fire following the ignition switch recall and its accompanying scandal, finished behind six other automakers with big US ...

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    Official: 2015 Volkswagen Golf priced from $17,995*
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    North America is about to be inundated with new Volkswagen Golf models. The new GTI hits dealers in June, and VW is following it up with the standard Golf and Golf TDI in August. The new hatchback kicks things off with a special Golf Launch Edition starting at $18,815, after an $820 destination charge. While the latest VW still looks like a Golf, the ...

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    Report: VW Golf R 400 could produce even more than 400 horsepower
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    When Volkswagen revealed the Golf R 400 concept at the Beijing Motor Show last month, it emerged as the most extreme version of the hatchback we once called Rabbit since the bonkers GTI W12-650 concept of 2007. The main difference is that while that 641-horsepower, mid-engined, twelve-cylinder scalding hot hatch was never destined for production, the Golf ...

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    Official: Volkswagen wants you to help design its new concept
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    Volkswagen wants a new concept car for a video game, and some of you are being invited to design one - we say "some of you" because the Volkswagen Design Contest is only open to students enrolled in design-related studies. If you can get over that hurdle, then you'll be glad to know that the contest just started on May 5 and submissions are due on August ...

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    Report: How the UAW could still organize VW's Chattanooga plant
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    The battle for the unionization of Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory is far from over. So say a number of labor experts who spoke to Reuters about the UAW and its failed bid to organize the factory's workers. This report comes barely a week after the union surprisingly dropped its appeal of the original vote. According to experts like Larry Drapkin, a ...

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    Official: VW introduces radically different new consumer site, draws mixed reviews
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    The one thing that is certain in life is change, especially in the fast-moving world of the internet. So it's not usually news when an automaker redesigns its website. However, Volkswagen of America just launched a major revamp of its site to try and make it a less intimidating way to research about and buy its cars. It's simple and clean, but the new ...

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    Official: VW Group profits rise 27%, Americas still lag
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    Financially, things are looking up for Volkswagen Group overall, yet deliveries are still falling in the Americas. Worldwide, the automotive giant's profits after taxes rose 26.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to 2.47 billion euros ($3.4 billion). Total sales revenue was up 2.7 percent to 47.8 billion euro ($66 billion). Worldwide, across all of VW ...

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    Report: VW could launch Bulli van into expanded retro family with Beetle variants
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    Sub-brands are emerging as the latest trend, particularly among German automakers. BMW has rolled out its new i family of electric vehicles. Audi looks poised to spin the TT off into its own line with added bodystyles. Mercedes-Benz is expected to bring the Maybach name, once its own brand, back as a model designation at the top of the S-Class range. And ...

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    Spy Shots: Volkswagen NMC production guise caught in China
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    Chinese car site Autohome has what are said to be the first pictures of the Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe concept in production form. VW's NMC was just introduced at the Beijing Motor Show, while background chatter indicated it would go on sale in China, Autohome says that production version will be built at the Shanghai-Volkswagen plant in Ningbo, and the ...

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    Official: VW Bus-based Dub Box does retro caravanning and food trucks right [w/videos]
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    Whether known as the Transporter, Kombi or simply the Bus, the Volkswagen Type 2 became almost as much of a style icon as the Beetle, but it just went out of production. However, a couple in England is keeping the design alive with its Dub Box camper. Mixing the classic, '60s VW look with retro interior design and some modern features, the result is a ...

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    Report: Former Porsche boss Wiedeking won't face criminal charges over VW bid
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    Hedge fund managers have been suing Porsche for years now, alleging that the car company lied about its intentions during its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a gambit that caused them billion in losses. Over the same period, authorities in Stuttgart built a criminal case against former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (above, left) and Chief Financial ...

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    Report: VW using other manufacturing locations as leverage in battle with TN [w/video]
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    We've reached a new step in the ongoing drama at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, TN. The United Auto Workers recently dropped its opposition to the union vote and agreed that it wouldn't hold another ballot for at least a year. Now, the new question becomes where VW is going to build its forthcoming midsize SUV. Earlier, it had been considered all ...

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