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Volkswagen Launches GRC Beetle at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO (February 6, 2014) – Volkswagen introduced the all-new 2014 Global RallyCross Beetle, during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Volkswagen was excited to announce that they are teaming up with Andretti Autosport and will enter the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series as the Volkswagen-Andretti Rally Cross Team beginning in May. This newly launched racing version of the Beetle will be driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.

“We always stressed that we would continually freshen the Beetle through its life cycle with new models and special editions,” said Vinay Shahani, vice president of marketing for Volkswagen. “And we made good on that promise.”

The 2014 GRC Beetle features all-wheel drive to handle the difficult tracks, 560 horsepower and a turbocharged racing engine. 

To watch complete coverage of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. The manufacturer press conferences are also available at www.youtube.com/chicagoautoshow. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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