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by George Skentzos

Following earlier reports, Volkswagen has officially announced the formation of its specialty Volkswagen R GmbH tuning division which will be dedicated to producing sporty exclusive models from the VW stable.

Its vehicle portfolio already includes the two new top models, the Scirocco R and the Golf R as well as the dynamic R Line design packages and luxurious Volkswagen Exclusive items.

The responsibility of development, implementation and sales of these unique models will now fall solely on Volkswagen R GmbH.

“Our vehicles contribute to the emotionalisation and growth of Volkswagen brand,” explained Ulrich Riestenpatt gt. Richter, General Manager of Volkswagen R GmbH.

Volkswagen states that this move responds to the increased global demand for individualised vehicles with contemporary sportiness and exclusivity.

The Volkswagen R GmbH employs a staff of more than 350 at its headquarters in Warmenau near Wolfsburg, Germany.




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