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Archive for July, 2008

VW sales soaring globally

Posted by automobz on July 23, 2008

The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.27 million vehicles worldwide (+5.8 percent) from January to June 2008, the highest figure ever for the first six months of a year. Group worldwide deliveries in June also reached a new record: compared with the same period last year, the number of vehicles delivered rose by 2.4 percent to 573,000. As a result, the development of deliveries by the Group both for the period January to June and for the month of June was significantly better than developments on the overall market (+1 percent from January to June and-5.1 percent in June). Read the rest of this entry »


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VW Up! may get delayed

Posted by automobz on July 23, 2008

It is no scoop news that Europe’s biggest auto maker, Volkswagen, is planning a compact-car for India which will battle it out with the big players in the crowded small-car segment. Shown at the Auto Expo ’08 in New Delhi earlier this year, the Volkswagen Up! is the machine that has been at the top of everyone’s mind. And there’s news regarding the very machine which is touted as the genesis of the small-car that will intensify the battle in the small-car segment all across the globe! Read the rest of this entry »

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BMW’s Superbike project on track

Posted by automobz on July 19, 2008

It was close to about eight months ago that BMW declared their intention of participating in the Superbike World Championship from next year onwards. Hence, BMW is working overtime in order to get the bikes race-track ready in order to lay rubber during the first race of WSBK 2009. The eagerly awaited superbike clocked some miles at the Eurospeedway Lausitzring recently. The German circuit featured on WSBK calendar till last year and this gave BMW a good comparison measure of lap times vis-à-vis lap times of previous year’s race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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