|VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS SEPTEMBER 2014 SALES|
| ||September sales total 25,996 units
• The all-new Golf delivered1,887 units for the month, marking a 93.1 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous September
• The Golf GTI delivered 1,600 units, a 47.6 percent increase
• Jetta sedan delivered 8,980 units for the month
• Passat delivered 7,280 units for the month
• High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 5,715 units, representing 22 percent of sales in September
• Year-to-date TDI sales were 63,099, re...[Read more...]|
|GM STARTS WORK ON NEW PERFORMANCE AND RACING CENTER|
|• Pontiac, Mich. facility dedicated to race engineering, electric motors and more|
PONTIAC, Mich. – General Motors today began construction of a state-of-the-art facility for race engine design and development, as well as an electric motor laboratory and gear center.
GM's continued investment in motorsports comes from the time-tested belief that racing is the ultimate proving ground for much of the technology that applies to the vehicles GM sells.
'The GM Performance and Ra...[Read more...]
|VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF 2015 GOLF GTI MODELS, STARTING AT $24,395|
|The latest Golf GTI adds more standard equipment and exciting new optional features
◾Seventh-generation Golf GTI is bigger, lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient
◾Price rises just $195 over previous-generation GTI, despite more standard equipment and an increase of 10 horsepower and 51 pound-feet of torque from new EA888 TSI® engine
◾Golf GTI Performance Package provides a great value at just $1495, includes electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential
|NEW VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R MAKES ITS U.S. DEBUT AT THE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW|
|◾Most powerful production Golf ever for the North American market
◾New car has an estimated 290 horsepower, but is more fuel efficient than previous Golf R
◾EA888 TSI® 2.0-liter engine propels DSG® equipped Golf R from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds
◾Car features new 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system
◾Golf R will go on sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2015
Herndon, January 8th, 2014 —The North American International Auto Show will see the U.S. debut of the latest Golf R, the most...[Read more...]|
|Rick Hendrick Builds Custom Engine For 2010 COPO Camaro|
|Rick Hendrick, owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, built the engine for his 2012 COPO Camaro at General Motors' Performance Build Center today, as part of Chevrolet's series of customer engine build experiences.
In 2011, Hendrick also took part in Chevrolet's Corvette engine build experience.
'Last year's Corvette engine build was such a memorable experience that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do it again with a COPO Camaro. As a Ch...[Read more...]|