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|VOLKSWAGEN GROUP RECORDS SUCCESFUL BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2015◾Sharp year-on-year rise in sales revenue to EUR 108.8 billion (EUR 98.8 billion); positive impact from exchange rates and mix effects|
◾Operating profit before special items rises to EUR 7.0 billion (EUR 6.2 billion)
◾Equity-accounted profit of the Chinese joint ventures level year-on-year
◾Net liquidity in Automotive Division increases to EUR 21.5 billion
◾CEO Dr. Winterkorn: 'Volkswagen very well positioned in an increasingly difficult market environment'
The Volkswagen Group reported c....
|YUMPS! – VOLKSWAGEN DUOS AT THE FRONT IN THE FINLAND SHAKEDOWN◾124.77 km/h average speed as warm-up – standard Neste Oil Rally Finland|
◾Mikkelsen in second is the fastest Volkswagen driver on the 'Ruuhimaki' stage
◾A tenth of a second separates Latvala in fourth and Ogier in fifth
Wolfsburg (30 July 2015). High speed, long jumps – the Volkswagen drivers started the rally weekend well at the shakedown in Finland. In the 'free practice session' for the eighth event of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/....
|VOLKSWAGEN OFFERS NEW LEVELS OF CONNECTIVITY WITH CLASS LEADING SUITE OF INFOTAINMENT TECHNOLOGIES• VW is one of the first automakers to implement the top three technology standards for in-vehicle smartphone integration|
• VW's Next Generation Car-Net platform offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected services in the auto industry
• Smartphone integration available through Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®
• Connectivity features available across VW lineup, in virtually every trim
• Volkswagen worked with tech industry giants to integrate the latest connectivit....
|VOLKSWAGEN DEMOCRATIZES HIGH-END DRIVER ASSISTANCE FEATURES FOR THE 2016 MODEL YEARMany models in the 2016 Volkswagen lineup offer new driver assistance systems that used to be the sole preserve of premium and luxury vehicles|
Herndon, VA — For the 2016 model year, Volkswagen is offering a host of driver assistance features that were only previously available on the premium Touareg SUV—and adding some new ones that truly democratize driver assistance for the compact sedan and compact hatchback classes. These available features include: Forward Collision Warning....
|AIR RACE ON FOUR WHEELS – VOLKSWAGEN AHEAD OF AIR SHOW AT THE RALLY FINLAND◾Legendary stage 'Ouninpohja' returns – with an average speed of over 130 km/h|
◾World Rally Cars in the air up to 80 times and 30 seconds per stage
◾Home rally for last year's winners Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila
Wolfsburg (24 July 2015). All four wheels in the air 77 times, a pure flight time of more than half a minute – the legendary stage 'Ouninpohja' returns to the 'Neste Oil Rally Finland'. What the Nürburgring-Nordschleife is to racing drivers, this full throttle special s....
|VOLKSWAGEN AND FLEET INVESTMENTS B.V. DISPOSE OF HOLDING IN LEASEPLAN - TOTAL VALUE OF THE TRANSACTION ABOUT 3.7 BILLIONClosing is subject to the approval by the competent authorities|
Wolfsburg, July 23, 2015 – Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and the Dutch company Fleet Investments B.V. are disposing of the world's leading leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan Corporation N.V. to a consortium of investors. The total value of the transaction amounts to about EUR 3.7 billion. Subject to approval by the competent regulatory and anti-trust authorities, the closing of the transaction is expected by the end o....
|VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS TEAM PREPARED TO EARN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS IN ROUNDS FIVE AND SIX IN DETROIT• Tanner Foust and Scott Speed view doubleheader as opportunity to advance in driver championship standings this weekend|
Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to Michigan for the first Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship race in the Motor City. With mechanical issues troubling the team in recent races, drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed will strive to get back in the driver championship hunt with twice the points on the line in the second doubleheader....
|VOLKSWAGEN CHATTANOOGA BUILDS 500,000TH PASSATCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (22 July 2015) — Volkswagen Chattanooga has achieved a significant production milestone with the completion of its 500,000th Passat.|
The car, produced in the world's first and only LEED Platinum certified factory, was a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 170 horsepower, 1.8 liter turbo engine, premium radio and 17 inch alloy 'Sonoma' wheels.
'Our Passat has raised the bar on wh....
|VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS RECORDS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN EUROPEWolfsburg, July 17, 2015 – Volkswagen Passenger Cars grew vehicle deliveries in Europe in the first half year, with some countries reporting a significant rise. The brand delivered 485,200 units (January-June 2014: 451,400; +7.5 percent) in Western Europe (excluding Germany). The percentage increase on markets such as Spain or the Central European countries of the Czech Republic and Hungary even reached double digit figures. Deliveries on the home market of Germany also rose: 305,200 (285....|
|VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES $6.8 MILLION INVESTMENT IN CALIFORNIA— Automaker to build parts distribution facility in Sacramento, Calif., to support continued U.S. growth, and enhance service for VWGoA dealers in the region—|
Herndon, Va. (June 17, 2015) – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA), today announced plans to invest $6.8 million to expand its logistics operations by opening a new Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Center in Sacramento, Calif. The 143,000 square-foot facility, marks Volkswagen's second parts distribution warehous....
|NEW VOLKSWAGEN ‘UNLEASH YOUR RRRR' CAMPAIGN ALLOWS USERS TO DRIVE A VIRTUAL GOLF R WITH SOUND OF VOICEHerndon, VA (July 13, 2015) — Volkswagen of America, Inc., is excited to unveil the Unleash Your Rrrr site that allows Volkswagen fans to drive a virtual Golf R using only the sound of voice. The web app utilizes deep learning, an artificial intelligence subset of machine learning, developed by VW's agency of record Deutsch LA, to analyze each user's unique impression of the Golf R engine's roar. It then generates a customized video of the 292-hp turbocharged Golf R model roaring through ....|
|THE GOLDEN SISTERS RETURN TO VOLKSWAGEN LINEUP FOR MODEL YEAR END SALES EVENT'The Old Wives' are back by popular demand, after receiving a tremendous response in VW's TDI Clean Diesel social media campaign earlier this year|
Herndon, VA (July 8, 2015) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is bringing internet sensations, 'The Golden Sisters,' back again to star in the brand's Model Year End Sales Event which begins airing this week. With their unmistakable wit and charm, the sisters add a humorous yet creative twist to the usual sales campaign work typically see....
|VOLKSWAGEN GOLF TDI® ROUNDS LOWER 48 STATES ON LESS THAN $300 OF CLEAN DIESEL, SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ ACHIEVEMENT FOR FUEL ECONOMYGolf TDI® beats the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ achievement for 'lowest fuel consumption—48 U.S. contiguous States for a non-hybrid car' at a stellar 81.17 mpg|
Herndon, Va. — Volkswagen of America, Inc., is pleased to announce today that the 2015 Golf TDI® Clean Diesel, part of the family of vehicles that won the 2015 North American Car of the Year, has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the 'lowest fuel consumption—48 U.S. contiguous States for a non-hybrid car' with....
|EXPERIENCE TRIUMPHS OVER YOUTH - JUST: OGIER DEFEATS MIKKELSEN AS VOLKSWAGEN CLAIMS ONE-TWO IN POLAND◾Twelfth one-two in the history of the Polo R WRC – 28 wins from 33 starts|
◾Volkswagen in thrilling battle for the podium at the Rally Poland
◾Only 100 per cent is good enough: Ogier just ahead of Mikkelsen, Latvala fifth
Wolfsburg (05 July 2015). What happens when two men drive the perfect rally: round seven of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen claim an outstanding result, courtesy of a one-two, as well as first and third places on the closing Power Stage. Sébast....
|VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS TEAM BATTLES CHALLENGES IN NORTH CAROLINA• Tanner Foust and Scott Speed post quick lap times throughout the weekend, yet were unable to race in the final.|
Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads home after an unlucky round of racing at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina. While Tanner Foust and Scott Speed posted some of the quickest lap times in practice, that was the limit of their success, as neither of the Beetle GRCs were able to finish respective sessions during the....
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