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DRB-Hicom VW assembly plan is scrapped

DRB-Hicom Bhd’s negotiation with Volkswagen AG to assemble its cars in Malaysia is scrapped. From The Edge Weekly, the sources say talks between the two companies hit a brick wall following interference from certain government-linked bodies that forced the diversified group to cease discussions with VW. According to DRB-Hicom officials, it is confirmed that there was difficulty in the negotiations, ...

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Volkswagen Close Merger Deal with Porsche

Volkswagen and Porsche announced today that they reached an agreement to merge their operations to create an integrated automotive group led by VW. Under the agreement, Volkswagen will buy a 42 percent stake in Porsche’s automotive unit by the end of 2009. The merger which will see the creation of a group with 10 brands, sales of around 6.4 million ...

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MR Cardesign VW Golf GTI VI Tuned to 260HP

Since the new Mk-6 Volkswagen Golf GTI available for sale in Europe, many German tuning firm are readying to release many goodies to spices up the new GTI. Following ABT’s recently revealed sport package, MR Cardesign form Erftstadt is the latest German firm to apply its tuning knowledge on the Golf GTI VI. First up is an engine kit that includes an ECU ...

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ABT Sportline take on the Mk-6 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The tuning engineers at ABT Sportsline’s developed two performance kits for the new GTI with option of 260hp and 300hp. For the first kit, ABT adding the usual ECU and exhaust system upgrades that lift output to 260 horsepower. In addition to these enhancements, the second kit adds a new turbocharger that helps boost power to 300HP allowing the car to accelerate ...

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All-new 2010 Volkswagen Polo

The all-new 2010 Volkswagen Polo will officially go on sale in Germany on 26 June 2009, but the VW is reporting that it has already received more than 24,000 pre-orders of Polo. “The new Polo is the right car at the right time and provides an example for the automotive industry at a difficult time”, said Christian Klingler, Sales and Marketing ...

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VW wins 2009 International Engine of the Year

The International Engine of the Year Awards feature 11 Awards categories plus the coveted prize of International Engine of the Year. The Engine of the Year award is handed out based on the voting results of 65 motor scribes polled from all around the globe. Some 32 countries are represented in the jury, including the U.S., Germany, Japan, China, the ...

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