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Op-Ed: Germany boosts economic ties with China

Beijing - Angela Merkel the German Chancellor is making her seventh visit to China since 2005. With Merkel are important German business people.

Volkswagen 'Eyes on the Road' ad inspires road safety (Video)

Some adverts can confuse and seem totally unrelated to whatever they are trying to sell. Others tell a story in a strong and meaningful way, like this Volkswagen ad promoting road safety.

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.

Volkswagen says won't raise Scania offer

Frankfurt - Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, said Friday it will not increase its offer for truck manufacturer Scania after the Swedish group dismissed the bid.

Volkswagen to build 800-million-euro factory in Poland

Warsaw - German auto giant Volkswagen will invest 800 million euros ($1.1 billion) in a new factory near the western Polish city of Poznan, Poland's foreign investment agency said Tuesday."The group will invest close to 3.4 billion zloty in Wrzesnia, where it w...

Scania snubs Volkswagen takeover bid

Stockholm - Swedish truck manufacturer Scania on Tuesday rejected a multi-billion-euro takeover bid from Europe's biggest carmaker Volkswagen, saying the offer did not reflect the company's true value.Volkswagen last month offered 6.7 billion euros ($9.3 billion) ...

Volkswagen sees 'good chance' of reaching 10 mn sales this year

Frankfurt - Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, is set to sell more than 10 million vehicles this year, chief executive Martin Winterkorn said on Thursday."There is a good chance that we will already exceed the ten million deliveries mark this year –- four ye...

VW sees 'good chance' of reaching 10 mn sales this year

Frankfurt - Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, is set to sell more than 10-million vehicles this year, chief executive Martin Winterkorn said on Thursday."There is a good chance that we will already exceed the ten million deliveries mark this year –- four y...

VW speeds into car’s digital era

Hanover - The worlds of automobiles and wireless connectivity are quickly converging and the Volkswagen Group is poised to power full-steam ahead into what it calls the new digitalization era of the automobile.

Volkswagen recalls 600,000 Caddy vans

Frankfurt - German auto giant Volkswagen said on Thursday it is recalling nearly 600,000 Caddy vans worldwide owing to a tailgate problem.

Film documents journeys of man and Beetle

Trail - The Volkswagen Beetle is perhaps the most iconic vehicle in the history of the automobile. Not only is it instantly recognizable and considered “cute” by many, it’s also been sold by the millions around the world for some 75 years.

UAW in decline; selling assets, raising dues

Detroit - On the heels of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) ejection from the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga Tennessee, union bosses have decided to raise membership dues by what amounts to a half-hour of each worker’s pay.

Volkswagen plonks down 6.7bn euros to grab all of Scania

Berlin - Europe's biggest carmaker, Germany's Volkwagen, said Friday it was making a 6.7-billion-euro ($9.19 billion) offer to grab the nearly 40 percent of Swedish truck manufacturer Scania it does not already own.Volkswagen currently has nearly 90 percent of ...

VW plans 6.7 billion euro Scania buyout to seal trucks deal

Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> plans to buy out minority shareholders of Swedish trucks division Scania <SCVb.ST> for 6.7 billion euros ($9.21 billion) as it aims to jump-start a stalled eight-year ...

UAW suffers major defeat as VW workers reject US union

Chattanooga - The United Auto Workers union suffered a major defeat when workers at German auto giant Volkswagen's Tennessee plant rejected its organizing efforts.The closely-watched Friday's vote came as the US labor movement is fighting for its very survival after...

VW's US workers to vote on union representation

Chicago - Workers at Volkswagen's US plant will vote next week on whether to form a union and win a seat on the German automaker's global works council, the United Auto Workers said Monday.

VW draws nearer to driverless cars

Wolfsburg - Volkswagen continues to be the driving force toward automated driving, with the launch the AdaptIVe (Automated Driving Applications & Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles) research project on safe and efficient driverless motoring.

US auto union close to big win thanks to Germany's VW

Detroit - American labor leaders are closing in on a decades-long goal of organizing a factory run by a foreign automaker, thanks to a bridgehead opened up at Germany's Volkswagen.

Volkswagen overtakes General Motors as world number two car maker

Frankfurt - Germany's Volkswagen overtook US rival General Motors to become the world's second-biggest car maker after Japanese giant Toyota, last year sales figures showed on Friday.The German group said that it sold a total of 9.73 million vehicles in 2013.

VW Group to invest $7 billion in North America, offer new SUV

Detroit - Volkswagen is kicking its North American sales into high gear with a $7-billion investment as it shoots for world auto domination by 2018.

British court puts academic paper outlining car hacking on hold

An academic team has had legal action taken against them by a carmaker after it came to light researchers had found a way to reverse engineer the car's security systems. At this time, the paper outlining their findings has been put on hold.

Five finalists vie for Canada’s first Green Car Award

Toronto - Two Fords, a Hyundai, a Mazda and a Volkswagen are all that’s left in the running to be named Canada’s first ‘Green Car’ of the year.

Op-Ed: Volkswagen Superbowl ad considered racist by some

In what can only be considered a case of misguided political correctness, some critics have called a new Volkswagen ad racist, because it contains white and Asian actors speaking with a Jamaican accent and 'getting happy.'

Chinese Premier, German Chancellor welcome new Volkswagen plant

Wolfsburg - The Chinese Premier and German Chancellor visited a Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg Monday where it was announced that the German automobile manufacturer would build a new plant in western China's Urumqi.

List of top alternative-fuel vehicles offers valuable information

Los Angeles - A ranking of 2012’s hybrid and diesel-powered vehicles released today looks to help consumers make informed selections when shopping for new transportation.

Blue Book rates top-valued cars in the crowded sedan segment

Irvine - Shopping for a new family vehicle can be a time-consuming, if not stressful, task. But Kelley Blue Book (KBB) aims to make that process a little easier.

Bolt strikes to give VW second straight AdBowl

Albuquerque - “The Dog Strikes Back” in a big way on Sunday helping Volkswagen to its second consecutive win at ADBOWL on Super Bowl Sunday.

Volkswagen 'The Bark Side' Super Bowl ad becomes viral hit

Volkswagen has released a teaser for its upcoming Super Bowl commercial featuring a canine chorus of dogs barking the Star Wars Imperial March tune. The 60-second spot has become a viral hit melting hearts of dog lovers and football fans alike.

Op-Ed: What recession? Business booming for Rolls, Porsche etc.

Sydney - To quote the professor on Futurama, “Good news, everyone!” Somebody must be making money, particularly in China and Russia. The Age of Bling on Wheels is back, notably Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Porsche, BMW, Bentley and Daimler.

Volkswagen shuts down workers' BlackBerry email service at night

Automaker Volkswagen has shut down workers' BlackBerry email service at night as part of an agreement with labor representatives.
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Among the many features of the interactive website oncemore.ca is a map of Paul Loofs  travels with ...
Among the many features of the interactive website oncemore.ca is a map of Paul Loofs' travels with his 1955 Volkswagen Beetle. Together with the 30-minute documentary Once More. The Story Of VIN 903847, the map provides links to photos and journal entries for a comprehensive look at Loofs' three trips around the world.
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The CrossBlue concept will reportedly be little changed when it comes to market in 2016 as Volkswage...
The CrossBlue concept will reportedly be little changed when it comes to market in 2016 as Volkswagen's new seven-seat mid-size SUV specifically targetted for the North American market.
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Paul Loofs 58 years after buying a 1955 Beetle with the intention of driving from Alaska to Chile. A...
Paul Loofs 58 years after buying a 1955 Beetle with the intention of driving from Alaska to Chile. After taking it around the world three times, he sold it to Volkswagen Canada for airfare back to his Trail, B.C. home.
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Paul Loofs (right) and his brother Helmut on Paul s second trip around the world.
Paul Loofs (right) and his brother Helmut on Paul's second trip around the world.
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The 2013 Volkswagen CC 2.0T
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Sitting in Audi s cockpit concept James 2025 at the opening of CeBIT 2014 (left to right) - Prof. Di...
Sitting in Audi's cockpit concept James 2025 at the opening of CeBIT 2014 (left to right) - Prof. Dieter Kempf, President of BITKOM, the German IT industry Association; Prof. Jürgen Leohold, Head of Group Research Volkswagen AG; Minister-President of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil; British Prime Minister David Cameron; Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel; and Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn.
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The interactive website oncemore.ca revolves around the 30-minute documentary Once More. The Story O...
The interactive website oncemore.ca revolves around the 30-minute documentary Once More. The Story Of VIN 903847, with links to photos and journal entries for a comprehensive look at Paul Loofs' three trips around the world.
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The CrossBlue concept will reportedly be little changed when it comes to market in 2016 as Volkswage...
The CrossBlue concept will reportedly be little changed when it comes to market in 2016 as Volkswagen's new seven-seat mid-size SUV specifically targetted for the North American market.
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Audi s James 2025 is a cockpit concept demonstrating how the vehicle cockpit of the future will deal...
Audi's James 2025 is a cockpit concept demonstrating how the vehicle cockpit of the future will deal with automated driving modes.
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Prior to the media preview days of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit  Prof....
Prior to the media preview days of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG, updates the media on Volkswagen Group's plan for the coming years.
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Wolfgang Paul Loofs bought a new Beetle in 1955 and used it to travel the world...three times.
Wolfgang Paul Loofs bought a new Beetle in 1955 and used it to travel the world...three times.
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Paul Loofs  1955 Beetle being loaded onto one of the many ships Loofs took between continents on his...
Paul Loofs' 1955 Beetle being loaded onto one of the many ships Loofs took between continents on his three trips around the world.
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Paul holding the photo of the meeting with his brother Helmut in South America on his first trip.
Paul holding the photo of the meeting with his brother Helmut in South America on his first trip.
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Angela Merkel and her delegation ride an electric vehicle during a visit to the FAW-Volkswagen plant...
Angela Merkel and her delegation ride an electric vehicle during a visit to the FAW-Volkswagen plant in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province on July 6, 2014
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Volkswagen is leading a new European Commission initiative on automated driving  with its Temporary ...
Volkswagen is leading a new European Commission initiative on automated driving, with its Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) in-car system fitted in a Passat Variant.
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Michael Horn  President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America  addresses the media prior to the med...
Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, addresses the media prior to the media preview days of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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Paul Loofs bought a 1955 Beetle with the intention of driving from Alaska to Chile  but ended up tak...
Paul Loofs bought a 1955 Beetle with the intention of driving from Alaska to Chile, but ended up taking it around the world ... three times. Shown here with interested bystanders on its third trip.
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The 2012 Volkswagen Passat was rated as the top car in Kelley s Blue Book “10 Best Sedans Under $2...
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat was rated as the top car in Kelley's Blue Book “10 Best Sedans Under $25,000” list.
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