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Volkswagen Passat rated Most Ideal in Autopacific and Autobytel Owner Survey

The Chattanooga, Tennessee-built Volkswagen Passat has earned yet another distinct recognition during this, its first year on sale. In addition to being awarded top-rated premium mid-size car in the Autobytel and AutoPacific 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, the Passat was also recognized as the Most Ideal Premium Mid-Size Car for 2012 as part of AutoPacific’s New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey. Additionally, owner respondents voted the Golf hatch as the Most Ideal Compact Car. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Passat rated Most Ideal in Autopacific and Autobytel Owner Survey’

John and Helen Taylor set distance record in 2012 Passat TDI SE

Mileage experts John and Helen Taylor complete 1626-mile drive in Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat TDI®—without stopping for fuel!

The world’s most fuel-efficient couple has done it again. John and Helen Taylor were determined to break the record for the farthest distance traveled on a single tank of fuel. They decided to attempt the record in the U.S. with a stock 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE TDI Clean Diesel vehicle equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. The previous record for the most miles covered on a single tank of diesel was 1526.6 miles, achieved with a VW Passat 1.6 BlueMotion® diesel in Europe. Continue reading ‘John and Helen Taylor set distance record in 2012 Passat TDI SE’

Porsche Cayenne wins OFF ROAD AWARD 2012

Porsche Cayenne wins OFF ROAD AWARD 2012

The readers of “OFF ROAD” trade magazine voted the Porsche Cayenne the “Off-road vehicle of the year” in the “Luxury SUV” category. The choice was between models from eleven manufacturers in this category alone. Porsche’s sporty SUV attracted more than 20 per cent of the votes, putting itself in the lead by a clear margin. Continue reading ‘Porsche Cayenne wins OFF ROAD AWARD 2012′

CNET awards VW Beetle with Car Audio System of the Year

Oneighturbo Beetle Fender CNET Award 120212

Guitar and amplifier specialist Fender has long been a respected name among musicians. By the time of the Volkswagen Beetle’s world premiere in April 2011, the US audio brand had also made a name for itself in the automotive field: Fender sound engineers developed sound systems exclusively for Volkswagen, which – with the market launch of the Beetle – will now be offered worldwide. CNET.com, an American consumer web portal, named the Beetle’s high-quality Fender audio system the “Best-sounding car stereo” of the year 2011. Continue reading ‘CNET awards VW Beetle with Car Audio System of the Year’

Volkswagen Passat “Best Of 2012″ from Cars.Com

Adding to a growing list of awards, the new-for-2012 Volkswagen Passat has earned additional praise from Cars.com for its outstanding value and long list of standard features. Named “Best of 2012,” the Passat captured the third annual award from the popular online automotive source. The Passat’s long list of standard features includes Bluetooth® technology, dual-zone automatic climate control, class-leading rear seat legroom, and Volkswagen’s Carefree Maintenance program for a starting MSRP of $19,995. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Passat “Best Of 2012″ from Cars.Com’

Audi Toolmaking wins “Excellence in Production” competition once again

The AUDI AG Toolmaking Division has once again proven the pioneering nature of its role in the industry. Audi was able to outperform 291 competitors from the German-speaking regions in the “Excellence in Production” competition and can now lay claim to the title “Toolmaker of the Year 2011.” The awards ceremony took place during the 11th International Colloquium “Tool and Die-Making for the Future” in Wiesbaden. Continue reading ‘Audi Toolmaking wins “Excellence in Production” competition once again’

Audi R8 GT named Sports Car of the Year 2011

Audi R8 GT named Sports Car of the Year 2011

The Audi R8 GT is “Sports Car of the Year 2011” in the category “Production Supercars.” 2011 marks the 10th time that a jury from the Auto Bild SportsCars trade journal has awarded the prize, which was presented this evening at the Essen Motor Show. Continue reading ‘Audi R8 GT named Sports Car of the Year 2011′

Audi is the official automotive partner of 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

Audi of America is honored to announce that it will serve as the official automotive partner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences beginning with the 63rd Primetime Emmy® Awards taking place on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Nokia Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles and airing on FOX. This multi-year partnership will take place across numerous platforms, expanding upon the brand’s continuous support of the entertainment industry. Continue reading ‘Audi is the official automotive partner of 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards’




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