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Swimming star Ian Thorpe drives Volkswagen Touareg

Press Release   •   Jun 21, 2013 15:43 BST

Wolfsburg/Lugano, June 21, 2013: Ian Thorpe, Australian swimming star and Volkswagen ambassador, has taken delivery of his new Touareg in Lugano.
“To swap my Golf convertible for a Touareg in the summer time feels a little odd, but the Touareg provides enough space and is thereby ideally geared to my needs. I am looking forward to driving it home,” said Thorpe.
The five-time gold medal-winner will drive the Volkswagen SUV from now on. Thorpe made a first appearance for Volkswagen while at the 2012 Olympic summer games in London.

Volkswagen Group UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest carmaker and one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.  From its UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, it controls the sourcing, marketing and distribution of all vehicles and parts in the UK for Volkswagen Group vehicles, including Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA cars. 

Volkswagen UK is one of the country’s largest importers, accounting for almost one in ten of every car sold. The company sells a wide range of vehicles which range from compact city cars through the best-selling and renowned Golf, Polo and Beetle models, to luxury saloons and 4x4s. 

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