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New name for creators of hot VWs
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17 March 2010

Volkswagen is set to launch a new specialist department to cater for its hot models.

Volkswagen R GmbH has been created to take over from Volkswagen Individual, and will continue with the development, implementations and sales of Volkswagens hotter models.

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The current R portfolio already includes the Scirocco and Golf Rs, as well as the R line design packages.

Ulrich Riestenpatt gt. Richter, general manager of Volkswagen R GmbH, said: "Our vehicles contribute to the emotionalisation and growth of Volkswagen brand."

The new operation, based just outside Wolfsburg, employs over 300 staff.

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Jon Hardcastle 17 March 2010

Re: VW creates 'R' division

So it's official now rather than most car enthusiasts thinking they already had and R division. A bit like Ford announcing they are going to create an ST division after many years of putting ST on the back of sprightly models.

Yawn.

R32 17 March 2010

VW creates 'R' division

Zeddy wrote:
Please excuse my ignorance, but what does the R stand for?

The R stands for Racing I am told.

Zeddy 17 March 2010

Re: VW creates 'R' division

Please excuse my ignorance, but what does the R stand for?