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Volkswagen News.


  • australia
    Feb 10, 2014 | Models
    Volkswagen one-two in Sweden – Old hand Latvala pips youngster Mikkelsen

    Volkswagen claimed its second one-two of the season at the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula (N/FIN) not only clinched a frenetically celebrated one-two, but also put on an extremely gripping duel for the fans. In challenging conditions at the Rally Sweden – thawing temperatures, snow and rain made for a difficult combination – the Polo R WRC proved to be the fastest car for the second time in a row. 43 of 69 possible top-three times, of which 18 produced stage wins, and a one-two-three at the top of the overall standings for a while – Sweden was once again a happy stomping ground for Volkswagen in 2014.

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  • australia
    Jan 30, 2014 | Models
    Sébastien Ogier: “Goal is to defend the title”

    Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier continued his remarkable run of success with the Polo R WRC at the Rally Monte Carlo. The Frenchman clinched the first win of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) alongside co-driver Julien Ingrassia. Next up is the Rally Sweden – the scene of some very fond memories: it was here that Ogier/Ingrassia claimed the maiden victory for Volkswagen last year. In an exclusive interview, the World Championship leader looks back on the successful 2013 season and discusses his prospects in Scandinavia, his fiercest rivals, and the pressure he is under as defending champion.

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  • australia
    Jan 15, 2014 | Models
    Volkswagen’s Golf is 2013 Wheels Car of the Year

    Volkswagen’s seventh generation Golf has been named 2013 Wheels Car of the Year overnight at a gala event in Melbourne.

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  • australia
    Oct 27, 2013 | Models
    Volkswagen are World Champions* following one-two victory in Spain

    Part two of the World Champions’ story: Volkswagen has won the manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with an outstanding one-two victory at the Rally Spain. That means all the WRC titles* for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) claimed the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ crown three weeks ago at the Rally France. The French duo went on to score an impressive win – their eighth this season – ahead of their team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) at the “Rally de España”. As a result, Volkswagen has an unassailable lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship with one round still to go this season. Winning three titles in its debut year with the Polo R WRC is Volkswagen’s greatest motorsport achievement to date.

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  • australia
    Oct 4, 2013 | Models
    Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia crowned World Rally Champions* with Volkswagen

    World Champions* with races to spare: Volkswagen drivers Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia secured the Driver and Co-Driver titles in the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at their home rally in France. Coming into the last event, the pair had won six of the past ten rallies in the Polo R WRC’s debut season. Following the result of the opening Power Stage of the Rally France in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the pair can no longer be caught at the top of the table, making Ogier and Ingrassia the new World Champions*.

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  • australia
    Jun 25, 2013 | Models
    Australia shines at Volkswagen’s Retail Qualification World Championship 2012-2013

    Under the motto ‘One brand, one team, one challenge’, the finals of this year’s Volkswagen Retail Qualifications World Championship (RQWC) took place in Wolfsburg. Approximately 300 participants from a total of 80 countries took part in the finals. Australia performed strongly across the board being ranked among the top two in the Asia Pacific region in all four RQWC categories, and in the top 10 of the world in three categories.

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  • australia
    Mar 5, 2013 | Models
    Launch of the 1-litre car by Volkswagen XL1 is a vehicle of the future that is being built today

    The XL1 by Volkswagen is the most efficient production car in the world with a fuel consumption of 0.9 l/100km. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can also be driven for up to 50 kilometres locally in pure electric mode, i.e. with zero emissions at point of use. The XL1 is an automotive hero that follows pure sports car design principles: low weight (795 kg), perfect aerodynamics (Cd 0.189) and a low centre of gravity (1,153 mm high). This gives the efficient Volkswagen the ability to cruise on the road at a constant speed of 100 km/h using just 6.2 kW. In all-electric mode, the XL1 requires less than 0.1 kWh to cover a driving distance of over one kilometre.

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  • australia
    Mar 5, 2013 | Models
    "Car of the year": The new Golf is Europe's car of the year

    The new Golf is Europe's “Car of the Year 2013.” The renowned international “Car of the Year” Award is deemed one of the most important barometers in the automotive industry. The winners were announced in the run-up to the Geneva Motor Show yesterday.

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  • australia
    Feb 18, 2013 | Models
    Barloworld Volkswagen Bayside is 2012 Volkswagen Dealer of the Year

    Barloworld Volkswagen Bayside has claimed the coveted title of 2012 Volkswagen National Dealer of the Year at an award ceremony on the Gold Coast on Saturday. The dealership also took out the title of Volkswagen Major Metro Dealer of the Year.

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  • australia
    Feb 11, 2013 | Models
    Ogier triumphs in Sweden - Volkswagen claims maiden victory in the World Rally Championship

    Wolfsburg: A milestone for Volkswagen in motorsport: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F) have won the Rally Sweden at the wheel of the Polo R WRC. In doing so, Volkswagen has already far exceeded its own expectations of what is the team’s debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In only its second competitive outing, the 315-hp World Rally Car from Wolfsburg emerged triumphant on the Scandinavian ice and snow against strong opposition – including nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb (Citroën).

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