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VW Named to TIME100 Most Influential Companies List

VW Named to TIME100 Most Influential Companies List

For the first time, TIME has announced a list of what it’s deemed to be the 100 Most Influential Companies across the globe. The inaugural TIME100 list includes companies and individuals like Reese Witherspoon, K-pop entertainment group HYBE, the NBA, and the Roblox online gaming platform. Also on that prestigious list is Volkswagen, which was included for its leadership in the automotive world. “I’m honored that TIME chose to recognize the work thousands of Volkswagen employees around the world are…

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Porsche Taycan Sets Drifting World Record

Porsche Taycan Sets Drifting World Record

The Porsche Taycan earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records late last year when it set the record for the longest continuous drift in an electric car. For the purposes of this drifting world record, drifting is defined driving with the wheels at an angle instead of pointed in the same direction of the curve you’re driving on. The driver, Dennis Retera, drove on a 200-meter circle for 210 laps without ever straightening the wheels, ultimately drifting…

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U.S. News Names Volkswagen Jetta Best New Car for Teens

U.S. News Names Volkswagen Jetta Best New Car for Teens

Every year, U.S. News & World Report considers which of the myriad cars available on today’s market are best suited for newly licensed teenage drivers. For 2019, the publication named the Volkswagen Jetta Best New Car for Teens in the $20,000 – $25,000 category. You can test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at Gossett Volkswagen in Memphis, Tennessee. The Jetta beat out its competition thanks in part to its spacious interior, excellent fuel economy ratings, and available driver-assistive features. The…

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Volkswagen ID.R Sets Electric Nürburgring Record

Volkswagen ID.R Sets Electric Nürburgring Record

The Nürburgring-Nordschleife is one of the most demanding racetracks in the world. It is used to put some of the fastest and most innovative vehicles to the test. Earlier this summer, Volkswagen took its electric ID.R to Germany and set a new electric Nürburgring record. The ID.R made it around the track in 6:05.336 minutes. This beat the previous record by 40.564 seconds. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group, said, “The ID.R has mastered this…

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Volkswagen ID.R Sets Electric Nürburgring Record

Volkswagen ID.R Sets Electric Nürburgring Record

The Nürburgring-Nordschleife is one of the most demanding racetracks in the world. It is used to put some of the fastest and most innovative vehicles to the test. Earlier this summer, Volkswagen took its electric ID.R to Germany and set a new electric Nürburgring record. The ID.R made it around the track in 6:05.336 minutes. This beat the previous record by 40.564 seconds. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group, said, “The ID.R has mastered this…

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Porsche Sweeps GT Titles at Le Mans

Porsche Sweeps GT Titles at Le Mans

Each summer, the Le Mans 24-Hour race is held in France. This is one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world and professional teams work year-round to perfect their cars. This year, the results were good for Porsche at Le Mans 2019. At the end of the two-day event, which is the conclusion of the racing season, Porsche won all five GT titles. Porsche drivers Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre earned the drivers’ world crown for the FIA…

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets New Road Atlanta Record

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets New Road Atlanta Record

Typically, race cars and production cars are thought to be different beasts altogether, but the ferocious Porsche 911 GT2 RS blurs this line. This spring at Road Atlanta, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS became the quickest production car to ever lap the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta 2.54-mile track, achieving a lap time of 1:24.88 minutes. In the wake of such a victory, the President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Klaus Zellmer, voiced his excitement. He stated, “We are…

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Introducing the All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Introducing the All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Building on the success of the next-generation Jetta and the popularity of the performance-oriented Golf GTI and Golf R, the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI makes a triumphant return to the lineup. The new Jetta GLI features an even bolder design than even the redesigned Jetta and exhilarating performance to match. “Volkswagen has long been synonymous with small, sporty cars,” said Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “The redesigned 2019 Jetta proved once more that its combination of design,…

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Earns Place on Wards 10 Best UX List

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Earns Place on Wards 10 Best UX List

The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was named to Wards 10 Best UX list. This award is given to vehicles that demonstrate superior user-friendly features and enjoyable technology experiences. The Jetta stood out for its simple displays, easy phone pairing, and a long list of standard and available technology and driver-assist features. WardsAutos editors noted that even with its affordable price, “the new Jetta employs upscale materials and leaves no indication that shoppers on a budget need to settle for less….

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Volkswagen Atlas Named MotorWeek’s Best Large Utility

Volkswagen Atlas Named MotorWeek’s Best Large Utility

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas may be new to the scene, but it’s already getting awards. VW recently announced that the 2018 Atlas has been named MotorWeek’s Best Large Utility in the magazine’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards. The awards ceremony was held during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, which is considered the largest consumer-driven auto show in North America. “Even though Volkswagen is a bit late to the large crossover party, they more than made up for lost time with the…

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