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no train, no gain.

Volkswagen treated AFL fans to the experience of a lifetime on 18 June with the chance to run onto the hallowed field at the Sydney Cricket Ground for a Sydney Swans training session. Swans players such as Jude Bolton and Lewis Jetta, plus captains Jarrad McVeigh and Kieren Jack, were among the premierships stars who joined Sydney Swans Fan Zone competition winners and guests on the field. After a session running through skills such as tackling, marking and goal kicking—the fans toughed it out in a nine-a-side match against the professionals before enjoying dinner with them in the Members Pavilion. The lucky fans were even presented with their very own Swans jersey as a memento of the occasion.

guinness world record for Passat TDI.

A Volkswagen Passat TDI has set a world record for fuel economy by a non-hybrid vehicle by driving across every state in the United States, except for Alaska and Hawaii. The Passat TDI, manufactured at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga (Tennessee) plant covered a distance of 13,071km in 16 days. Along the way it set record for low fuel consumption of only 3.02L/100km. The record drive, which was witnessed by officials from the Guinness World Record Organization, beat the previous record of 3.46L/100km.

T5 record breaker.

A 2-litre twin-turbo-diesel Volkswagen T5 Transporter has smashed the lap record at Germany’s famous Nürburgring, making it around the full 20.8km circuit in just nine minutes and 57.36 seconds. The previous record was set on Top Gear in 2005, with Sabine Schmitz completing a lap in 10 minutes and eight seconds. Driven by Dale Lomas and built by UK-based Volkswagen tuning company Revo, the T5 featured a turbo-back exhaust system, lightweight Team Dynamics wheels and road-legal Dunlop Direzza tyres.

on the ball.

The Volkswagen Junior Masters is one of the largest and most popular youth football tournaments today, giving soccer players under the age of 12 the opportunity to play against teams from around the globe. The selection process to decide which team will represent Australia at next year’s Volkswagen Junior Masters is already underway, with a selection of teams from all over the country set to meet at Sydney’s Academy of Sport on 5–6 October. More than 20 international teams will compete in next year’s event, which will be held in Rome, Italy.

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Cars and accessories shown may be overseas models and may not be available in Australia. Please contact your local Volkswagen Dealer or visit www.volkswagen.com.au for local specifications. All information in this publication is correct at the time of publication, however variations may occur from time to time and Volkswagen Group Australia, in so far as it is permitted by law to do so, shall not be liable in any way as a result of any reliance by any person on anything contained in this publication.