Volkswagen of America, Inc. announces its most comprehensive product portfolio ever. Leading the product offensive is the 2012 Beetle which will initially be offered in 2.5L and 2.0L forms, with a TDI® Clean Diesel becoming available in 2012. The 2012 Passat is a compelling mid-sized sedan that is pitched at the heart of this ultra-competitive market. It offers class-leading rear-seat legroom, German-engineered ride and handling, and the only available TDI® Clean Diesel in its class; when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, this offers an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 43 mpg on the highway and a range of 795 miles. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Reveals Most Complete U.S. Product Line Ever For Model Year 2012′
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Jetta SportWagen Sets All-Time Sales Records While Passat Has Best Sales Month In Nearly Two Years
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported that August marked a 21 percent increase in year-to-date sales for their entire line of vehicles. August 2010 sales decreased 7.9 percent when compared with the same time last year, which included historic sales as part of the launch of the U.S. government’s “cash for clunkers” program. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen of America announces 21 percent increase in year to date sales’
TDI® Clean Diesel, Tiguan Models Continue to Drive the Brand
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported May 2010 sales of 23,543 total units, for a 20.3 percent increase over May 2009, and its eleventh consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen’s sales have risen 34.6 percent versus the same timeframe in 2009. (continue reading…)
TDI® Clean Diesel, Tiguan and Routan Models Drive the Brand
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported March 2010 sales of 22,148 total units, for a 40.9% increase over March 2009, and its ninth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen’s sales have risen 38.4% versus the same timeframe in 2009. (continue reading…)
Editor Wes Raynal: Delightful. What a terrific little package. Pricey, yeah, but a nice, good-looking car, and it makes a fine alternative to a small ute.
For starters, the diesel is quite un-diesel like. That is to say it drives and sounds like a regular gasoline engine. There is just the slight diesel clank at idle when it’s cold, but otherwise, it’s a terrific little engine and feels like a lot more than the 140 hp VW reports. I didn’t need to fill it but the onboard mpg computer told me I got 33 mpg, really good considering it was almost all stop-and-go commuting. (continue reading…)
We were not expecting this type of result from the Jetta SportWagen at all. With the 2.0T pushing 200hp/207tq it’s no slouch but when it is pushed through the slalom it felt horrible with “big yaw delay, followed by understeer, followed by oversteer, followed by ESP intervention. What a mess“.
The diesel-powered Jetta TDI wagon has gotten most of the attention, but Volkswagen also builds a Jetta wagon equipped with its torquey and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged, gasoline four-cylinder. Rated at 200 horsepower, the 2.0T is only available on the top-of-the-line VW Jetta SportWagen SEL. With a six-speed manual gearbox, it has a fuel economy rating of 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway. And all Jetta wagons have 67 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) announced yesterday it would initiate a new customer service program to address concerns raised by its customers with certain Direct Shift Gearboxes (DSG(®)) in Volkswagen and Audi models, and to affirm its confidence in the sophisticated technology represented by those components.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today a voluntary recall involving 13,500 vehicles equipped with its DSG transmission. Models affected by the recall include the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GTI, and Eos built between September 2008 and August 2009.