Published on 10-26-2011 08:04 AM
Everyone knows GM (General Motors) was the biggest automaker for decades. The mighty fell (and needed loans, from taxpayers) as Toyota passed them by. Volkswagen is currently up 13% on its 2010 global sales and 8.1 million is the estimate for its 2011 sales. In second place is General Motors with an estimate of 7.55 dropping off after having led the first half of 2011 which is fairly impressive in a down economy. Toyota is down about 9% at this point and likely to end up in third place falling behind GM and VW. Impressive work by the VW group.
...Published on 10-08-2011 11:22 PM
JE Design released a new widebody kit for the Volkswagen Touareg. The body pieces are made up of polyurethane and fiber reinforced plastic. All components can be purchased seperately or the entire kit can be purchased together for 4,641 Euros. In addition to the body pieces (fenders, side skirts, bumpers, spoilers) a quad tip exhaust is available which fills out the diffuser nicely for 595 Euros. 22 inch wheels with spacers complete the look as if one goes for the widebody they definitely would likely want to have wheels that fit and fill the arches.
...Published on 10-06-2011 06:04 AM
Volkswagen has released the official pricing and specifications for what will be the most powerful Golf ever sold in the United States, the 2012 Golf R. Yes, the 2.0T in the Golf R even puts out more power than the R32 that was sold. The Golf R features Haldex all wheel drive and a 6 speed manual transmission. So that one does not have to choose between two or four doors, both styles will be offered in R trim. The car will be available for sale in early 2012.