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      Looking the order bank, it seems a grand total of...

      Looking the order bank, it seems a grand total of three GTI Performance vehicles have been built for Canada as of right now, with another twenty or so to be built in the next two weeks. :)
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      I fully expect the first cars to arrive in...

      I fully expect the first cars to arrive in August. At this point I have no idea what the initial production allocations will look like, so even if cars start arriving in August, it may be in...
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      To the best of my knowledge, Discover Media...

      To the best of my knowledge, Discover Media (6.5") will be the standard Unti for the 2016 Golf R Canada. Discover Pro (8") will be included as apart of the Technology Package. The letter we received...
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      Latest Golf R news for Canadians

      For those of us in Canada, sitting on pins and needles and awaiting for more news on the availability of the new Golf R in our market, I have just received the following news via a Volkswagen Canada...
    5. Yes. The Golf Sportwagon 4motion and the Golf...

      Yes. The Golf Sportwagon 4motion and the Golf Alltrack will be available in Canada. I would venture a guess that we will see the first of them mid-calendar year 2016.
    6. There are known knowns, these are not guesses. ...

      There are known knowns, these are not guesses. The known unknowns, about which can speculate off the record, are guesses. The unknown unknowns, those are the underlying motivators for clicking on...
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      The production of the GTI Performance commences...

      The production of the GTI Performance commences on calendar week 50. Our first cars are now on the factory order bank, showing week 50 as their production week.

      Even though the wait seems to...
    8. Based on the latest information available to me,...

      Based on the latest information available to me, I do not expect to see the Golf VII R in Canadian showrooms until August 2015, as a model year 2016 vehicle. As always, when I have new factual...
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      Our vehicles will be eerily similar, in fact they...

      Our vehicles will be eerily similar, in fact they will be identical! I will make sure you get yours before I get mine. :)

      Thank you for trusting us with your business!!
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      Update, update!! :)

      Update, update!! :)
    11. When I was first introduced to the GM10 program,...

      When I was first introduced to the GM10 program, I was puzzled at the plan to launch as two door only. My recollection from thirty years ago is one of senior management still believing in the revival...
    12. All of a sudden I feel really old....but I did...

      All of a sudden I feel really old....but I did spend some time working on the GM-10 program during the prototype and pilot phases in 1985-1987 as a (young) engineering co-op student on my four month...
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      I have just received confirmation that just as...

      I have just received confirmation that just as presented to Canadian dealers in May of this year, the GTI Performance will be available in both 3 door and 5 door (or 2 door and 4 door, depending on...
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      All the information I have received up to this...

      All the information I have received up to this date has indicated the Golf GTI Performance will be available in both 2-door and 4-door. I had expected to have an order guide released to dealers by...
    15. Volkswagen Canada Inc. is not a subsidiary of...

      Volkswagen Canada Inc. is not a subsidiary of Volkswagen of America Inc.
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      Volkswagen Canada has informed the dealers that...

      Volkswagen Canada has informed the dealers that production of vehicles with the Performance Package, official model name "GTI Performance", will commence on calendar week 50. This would mean the...
    17. I have received no new information and expect to...

      I have received no new information and expect to see the Vehicle in the spring of 2015. As soon as I have any concrete new information, I will most certainly post it here.
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      These are the known knowns.

      These are the known knowns.
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      I believe FMVSS regulations prohibit deep tinted...

      I believe FMVSS regulations prohibit deep tinted glass on vehicles other than those deemed multipurpose vehicles. This is why North American market only sees deep tint on trucks, vans and...
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      We've seen lots of bear paw marks in the snow...

      We've seen lots of bear paw marks in the snow during the fire road climb heading up to Heintooga Ridge, also saw a wolf checking us out from about 100 feet away up the road until he scooted off along...
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