Volkswagen just opened a new manufacturing plant in Southern China. Continue Reading...
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At times the auto industry can feel overwhelming, with all the different products, brands and stories to keep straight. There’s always something going on in this business, from breaking news to vehicle reviews. Continue Reading...
Stonehenge is one of the great wonders of the world, and to capitalize on its fame, car-maker Skoda recreated it with old scrap cars to help launch the Citigo small car. Continue Reading...
At the annual Volkswagen tuning festival in Worthersee, Austria., sub-brand Skoda brought out a roadster version of its Fabia vRS S2000 rally-car. Called the RS 2000 Roadster, this one-off special was specifically built by Skoda for this event and according to Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland the hand-built roadster had been created to “show what the… Continue Reading...
At the 32nd International Motor Symposium in Vienna, Austria, Volkswagen head honco Dr. Martin Winterkorn announced that the Volkswagen Group will launch a range of plug-in hybrids starting in 2013, calling electric vehicles the “task of the century” for the auto industry. Winterkorn didn’t specify which models would get a plug-in hybrid variant, and the move comes… Continue Reading...
Robert Kubica, one of Formula-One’s finest drivers, suffered a terrible crash over the weekend, when his Skoda Fabia rally-car slid off the road and hit a church wall. The crash took place just 4-miles from the start of the Ronde di Andora rally in Italy. The 26 year-old Polish star has suffered massive injury to… Continue Reading...
Although Volkswagen and their respective brands occupied a massive section of the Paris Auto Show’s main hall, they were a little light on new product. This won’t be the case at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in early March, as the Volkswagen Group will debut 7 concept cars at Europe’s main auto show. Details are… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen is planning to spread the platform love with its new Up city car, with Czech subsidiary Skoda being the first VW division to get the tiny car, with a SEAT-branded version to follow. Packaged as a three-door five-seater, a 1.0L gasoline engine and a 1.2L diesel engine will be offered, with an all-electric version… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen Group’s worldwide sales are up 15% compared to 2009, with the company moving 3.5 million units in the first six months of 2010. While the company went on to sell 6.3 million units in 2009, CEO Martin Winterkorn believes that its goal of selling 7 million units in 2010 “will not be achieved easily”…. Continue Reading...
The latest nugget of information surrounding Volkswagen‘s often-rumored foray into Formula 1 came at last weekend’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring race, with a VW executive claiming that the Volkswagen Group’s premium brands, like Audi or Porsche would be the best fit for the company’s shot at the world’s most prestigious motorsport. “Within the group, for… Continue Reading...