Post Tagged with: "VW"

Mcchip Adds More Power To The VW Golf R

Mcchip is offering power upgrades for the Volkswagen Golf R. The German tuner has created new software for the ECU which boosts power by 17 percent for a total of 232kW and 440Nm of torque — the original amount is 199kW and 350Nm. Performance can also be modified as Mcchip will tune the suspension and install a set of H&R […]

Read more ›

Volkswagen’s New CrossTouran Shows Its Face

Volkswagen has revealed its new CrossTouran — a plastic body-kitted version of the normal Touran minivan. Of course the Cross model boasts a slightly higher road-clearance, as well as a more off-road look. VW added new front and rear bumpers as well as protective strips along the doors. The wheels come in a size of 17-inches and they are followed […]

Read more ›

100,000th VW Scirocco Has Left The Line

Volkswagen’s 100,000th third-generation Scirocco come off the production line at the Autoeuropa plant in Portugal. The 100,000th model is a Scirocco R 2.0 TSI in a Rising Blue Metallic Exterior finish. “The Scirocco is one of the most important cars that we produce. For myself personally, it was a moving moment”, said Andreas Hinrichs, the Autoeuropa Plant Manager.

Read more ›

VW Group Has Bought Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A

The Volkswagen Group in Europe has confirmed that they have officially acquired Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A., and they now hold a 90.1 percent stake in the design and engineering firm. The German automaker purchased Italdesign with the help of Audi and Lamborghini. The remainder of the share will stay in the hands of Giugairo, the family owner. “Italdesign has now become […]

Read more ›

This Volkswagen Beetle Runs On Human Excrement, Seriously

This special little VW Beetle has been converted to run on methane gas produced by human excrement. And that’s the truth. Dubbed the “Bio-Bug”, the Beetle here is capable of 183km/h from the 2.0-litre motor which runs on the special kind of gas. ”Previously the gas hasn’t been clean enough to fuel motor vehicles without it affecting performance,” said Mohammed […]

Read more ›

Volkswagen’s CC Is Now Available With Five-Seats In South Africa

Volkswagen’s Comfort Coupe, or CC, is now available as a five-seater in South Africa. We recently posted that the Passat CC will be available with an extra bench for customers who need the extra space. The bench will include a third head restraint and three-point seat belt. The price for the CC will not increase because of the addition of […]

Read more ›

Volkswagen Caddy Receives A Few Body And Engine Enhancements

Volkswagen has revealed their redesigned 2011 Caddy facelift which boasts exterior, interior and engine changes. The new model will offer new petrol and diesel engines with better fuel ratings as well as upgraded parts for the body. Starting with the exterior, the new VW Caddy will offer a front-end which draws inspiration from the brands current design language, and this […]

Read more ›

VW Fox Mini — Inside Out, Literally

Volkswagen has teased the interior of the Fox city car by wrapping it around the exterior. It’s pretty smart, and pretty cool. [s:carscoop]

Read more ›

Volkswagen Patents The Jetta Coupe

The Volkswagen Jetta Coupe, or New Compact Coupe, has been patented, and the images have been leaked. The patent images reveal quite a few changes over the New Compact Coupe from the Detroit Show earlier this year, and this includes a more production-like grille, fog lamps and visible exhaust pipes at the rear end. Although VW patented the drawings, it […]

Read more ›

RDX Racedesign Adds New Parts To The VW Scirocco

RDX Racedesign has created a new package for the Volkswagen Scirocco. The package will be a lightweight addition which includes a TUV-certified front spoiler, redesigned sidesills, new grille elements and a rear bumper with a diffuser. The parts will be made from thermoplastic, and this will cost €686. Press Release Racy look for the popular sports car: RDX RACEDESIGN presents […]

Read more ›

REVOZPORT Modifies The VW Golf VI R

REVOZPORT’s new styling package for the Volkswagen Golf R will include a new grille, a front splitter, a new rear bumper, a rear diffuser, a rear spoiler and aggressive side skirts. All of the parts will be made from carbon fibre, except for the bonnet which is made from a carbon / Kevlar composite. Pricing in the press release below. […]

Read more ›

Sport-Wheels Add More Power To The VW Golf R

Sport-Wheels, a German tuning firm, has created a new package for the Volkswagen Golf R. The tuner has boosted power from 201kW to 246kW with 450Nm of torque. The power will come from a re-calibrated ECU as well as a custom exhaust system. The suspension has been upgraded, while the wheels now come in a size of 20-inches.

Read more ›

VW’s 1.4-Litre TSI Wins Another Engine Of The Year Award

Volkswagen’s 1.4-litre TSI turbo- and supercharged engine recently won the International Engine of the Year Award. The engine is capable of almost 134kW of power, despite its 1.4-litre displacement. IEOTYA co-chair Dean Slavnich said, “VW’s clever 1.4-liter Twincharger is still proclaimed by the judges as the best engine on sale in the world today demonstrates the class of this highly […]

Read more ›

Long-Wheel-Base Volkswagen Tiguan For China

Volkswagen has released a Chinese long-wheel-base version of the Tiguan. The VW Tiguan LWB will offer a 113mm extension over the standard model. The 4.54meter long Tiguan will still, however, fall 214mm short of the Touareg. The VW Tiguan LWB for China will include a new front end with redesigned lights, bumper and grille. The model will not look anything […]

Read more ›

Official Details & Images: The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen has revealed their sixth-generation Jetta which, for the first time, does not share parts with its Golf sibling. The 2011 Jetta is based on the VW NCC previously seen at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year. VW’s new Jetta will be longer than the outgoing model where it will also have more space inside for occupants. It was […]

Read more ›