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Israeli Startup enters the “Future Mobility Incubator” at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden

2018-05-28

Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. A young founder team was selected at the EcoMotion international mobility fair in Tel Aviv, Israel for the startup programme in the Future Mobility incubator at die Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden: the Make My Day startup was chosen as the victor following a pitch competition. The startup is developing an innovative app, a kind of personal assistant for your car which looks for the optimal route for the driver, the optimised charging for electric vehicles and integrates necessary daily shopping into the route planning. The user will save time and money with Make My Day.

Up in the air – Volkswagen Motorsport breaking new technological ground with the aerodynamics of the I.D. R Pikes Peak

2018-05-18

At first glance, it is clear to see that the I.D. R Pikes Peak has been developed for extreme conditions. The aerodynamic aspect of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car is also uncompromisingly designed to tackle the most famous hill climb in the world. “The start line is located at an altitude of almost 2,900 metres, with the finish at 4,300 metres above sea level. The low air pressure up there means that the aerodynamic conditions are different to those at a racetrack on flat land,” explains François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport and the man responsible for developing the I.D. R Pikes Peak as project manager.

World première at the GTI meeting: the new Golf GTI TCR Concept unveiled at Wörthersee

2018-05-10

A new chapter of Golf GTI history has begun: With the world première of the 290 PS strong Golf GTI TCR Concept, Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Board Member for Sales, has unveiled the road version of the racing car of the international TCR series of the same name. The première took place today at the legendary GTI meeting at Reifnitz am Wörthersee, Austria. Jürgen Stackmann: "At the moment, the Golf GTI TCR Concept – an athlete derived from racing sport – is a study. But at the end of the year, we want to make this GTI vision come true."

Fit for the future — training at Volkswagen with iPads, online learning, teamwork and augmented reality

2018-05-07

Vocational training at Volkswagen has a firm foundation for the future but will continue to change considerably over the next few years. This is the conclusion of the first “Future Training Forum” for all plants which has now been held in Wolfsburg. The main focus of the conference was on best-practice examples as well as discussions concerning future topics such as digitalization and networking, present and future learning environments, the role of instructors and the new skills of apprentices.

Annual General Meeting: The Volkswagen Group is stepping up the pace of its transformation

2018-05-03

After a very successful year in 2017 and a strong start to the current year, the Volkswagen Group is stepping up the pace of its comprehensive realignment under the leadership of its new CEO, Dr. Herbert Diess. “The Volkswagen Group is in robust shape in both operational and financial terms. Our strategy is gaining traction. We are systematically tackling the major automotive issues of the future. However, the longest part of our journey still lies ahead. The crucial years in our transformation have yet to come,” Diess said at the Annual General Meeting of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft in Berlin. As the speed of change in the auto industry continues to accelerate, the Volkswagen Group’s realignment based on Strategy 2025 must gather even greater momentum, Diess added.

Volkswagen presents progressive hybrid, natural gas and diesel systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium

2018-04-27

Volkswagen will be enhancing its model range by an innovative spectrum of completely new drive systems. These include affordable mild hybrid drives with 48V technology, new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants and what is currently the world's most cutting-edge natural gas drive. The technologies showcased in the Vienna Motor Symposium (26 to 27 April) as world premieres form a vital part of the progressively aligned Volkswagen drive strategy.

Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

2018-04-25

Volkswagen is to launch an electric version of its globally best-selling vehicle – the Volkswagen Golf, offering a sustainable, efficient and powerful alternative. The introduction of innovative, new hybrid systems in the eighth generation of Golf vehicles marks a new era for the brand with regard to drive technology. In the future, Volkswagen will gradually electrify almost every vehicle in its range of models.

Volkswagen Group soon to have autonomous parking ready for series vehicles

2018-04-13

Using what is to date unique technology, the Volkswagen Group is currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport: based on a car park map the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles navigate their way to a parking space on their own. Orientation is provided for them by simple pictorial markers installed in the multi-storey car park. Its advantage: this can be used in essentially any car park. The function is set to be available for the first customers in selected multi-storey car parks from the start of the next decade.

Volkswagen sets delivery record in first quarter of 2018

2018-04-10

With more than 1.5 million vehicles delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2018, the Volkswagen brand recorded the best firstquarter delivery results in its history. Worldwide deliveries in March 2018 totaled 584,700, another new record and an increase of 4.9 percent compared with the prior-year figure for the same month.

Volkswagen Polo is named “World Urban Car of the Year” at the New York Auto Show

2018-03-29

The latest model generation of the Volkswagen Polo has been selected for the renowned “World Urban Car of the Year” award at the New York Auto Show. The World Car Awards are held annually with more than 80 international automotive journalists from 24 countries voting on the best new cars in the global market.

Double premiere in New York: Volkswagen presents the Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak concept cars

2018-03-28

Volkswagen is igniting the next stage of its global SUV campaign. After recently presenting the new Touareg in China, Volkswagen is now presenting – at the New York International Auto Show (March 28 to April 08) – two new versions of the Atlas developed for the USA: the Atlas Cross Sport and the Atlas Tanoak. The two concept cars illustrate how the Atlas range could be expanded into a model family. Both Atlas concept cars feature extensively digitalized interiors.

Leading the way – Volkswagen presents the new Touareg

2018-03-23

Volkswagen is making a statement by staging a world premiere of a new model for the first time in China – its largest market. The new Touareg marks a milestone in the brand’s largest model and technology campaign, and it shows what engineers and designers at Volkswagen can do. The new flagship takes a top position in the premium class SUV segment with its expressive design, its innovative operating, convenience and safety systems, as well as in the high quality of its materials and craftsmanship.

30 years of the California at Techno-Classica: the camper van icon celebrates a big birthday

2018-03-21

30 years ago, the first California came onto the market. It was the start of a unique success story. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now celebrating the birthday of the icon among camper vans at Techno-Classica in Essen (21-25 March).

New Polo for driving thrills: The Volkswagen Polo R Supercar

2018-03-20

The stage is set for the title defence: Volkswagen Motorsport’s new Polo R Supercar has been unveiled in Autostadt Wolfsburg. The 570-hp four-wheel drive powerhouse for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) has a new look. As well as optimised aerodynamics, it also showcases a new strategic partnership: Volkswagen R, home of Volkswagen’s most powerful and sporty production models, is partner of the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team in 2018 and is intensifying its cooperation with Volkswagen Motorsport.

The latest member of the I.D. family: the I.D. R Pikes Peak

2018-03-19

Volkswagen’s latest motorsport project has been named: I.D. R Pikes Peak is the title of the all-electric prototype racing car, with which Volkswagen will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24th June 2018 in Colorado, USA.

Volkswagen at the Geneva Motor Show 2018

2018-03-14

Follow Jürgen Stackmann while he takes you through a walk at the exhibition stand from Volkswagen and tells you all about the highlights.

Volkswagen world premiere in Geneva: The I.D. VIZZION – the saloon for tomorrow and beyond

2018-03-06

In a world premiere event at the Geneva Motor Show (6 to 18 March) Volkswagen is presenting the I.D. VIZZION concept car – the new flagship of the electric I.D. family.

Volkswagen Group deliveries grow 10.1 percent in January

2018-02-16

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. “The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the Group grew 10.1 percent in January. That is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group”, Fred Kappler, Head of Sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft said, commenting on the January figures.

Volkswagen Group assumes pioneering role in rapid road safety improvement

2018-02-15

From 2019 onwards, the brands of the Volkswagen Group are to use the WLANp standard, which has already been comprehensively tested, for communications among vehicles and between vehicles and their environment. The introduction of this technology as standard equipment on volume models ranging from compact cars to commercial vehicles will significantly improve safety on the roads of Europe.

Volkswagen is “World’s best creative advertiser”

2018-02-12

In the Gunn 100 international creative ranking that appears today, Volkswagen takes first place among the world’s top 50 advertisers. Gunn 100 is part of the world-renowned Gunn Report, which is published annually by marketing intelligence company WARC and identifies the most widely honored new work of the advertising industry.

Delivery record for Volkswagen brand in January

2018-02-12

In January 2018, the Volkswagen brand handed 533,500 vehicles over to customers throughout the world. Deliveries were therefore 7.1 percent above the figure for the corresponding month of the previous year.

Golf, Polo and up! voted "Best Cars 2018"

2018-01-25

The readers of motoring magazine auto motor und sport have voted the Golf, the new Polo and the up! the "Best Cars 2018" in their respective categories. No less than three Volkswagen models thus secured one of the year's most important awards.

Volkswagen launches pre-series stage of next Golf

2018-01-19

Together with its suppliers, the Volkswagen brand is making intensive preparations for the next Golf generation. At the “Golf 8 Supplier Summit” held at the Volkswagen Arena, the Board Member for Procurement Ralf Brandstätter and Karlheinz Hell, Head of the Compact series group, underscored the importance of the new generation for the brand and for the Wolfsburg plant. At the same time, they also indicated to the “Golf Community” the opportunities and responsibilities resulting from sustained partnership.

Volkswagen at the Singapore Motorshow 2018

2018-01-11

The new Arteon is making its local debut at the Volkswagen stand during the Singapore Motorshow 2018.

The new Volkswagen Arteon – an avant-garde gran turismo

2018-01-03

There are traditional sedans, and there are sports cars. The former offer a great deal of space and comfort, while the latter feature sharp styling and pure performance. Volkswagen is introducing a new model that combines these two automotive worlds – the Arteon. This is a gran turismo featuring an avant-garde design and a great deal of space. It is efficient and powerful with a distinct performance character, yet it is also comfortable like a luxury sedan, making it perfectly suited for everyday use. The Arteon sets new benchmarks in its segment, and marks the start of a new design era at Volkswagen.