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Volkswagen’s “The Force” Named One Of The Top 10 Auto Commercials

Volkswagen of America, Inc. was honored by The One Club at the North American International Auto Show in recognition of three of its advertisements, including 2011’s “The Force”, being named within the “Top 10” list of the best automobile commercials from the past 25 years. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen’s “The Force” Named One Of The Top 10 Auto Commercials’

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’

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 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’

VW seeks changes in tougher fuel economy rules

Volkswagen is pressing U.S. regulators to change a proposal to double auto fuel efficiency, arguing the plan puts it at a competitive disadvantage and unfairly de-emphasizes clean diesel engines.

Volkswagen did not sign onto an agreement backed by virtually every other major U.S. and overseas car company that underpinned the Obama administration proposal on Wednesday to boost efficiency targets to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Continue reading ‘VW seeks changes in tougher fuel economy rules’

Volkswagen first to feature HD Radio in 2012 models

iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, today announced that Volkswagen is the first automaker to launch the new Artist Experience feature with the Premium VIII radio on select 2012 models now at dealerships. The automaker will also introduce the popular iTunes® Tagging feature to its drivers. Volkswagen launched HD Radio Technology in 2009. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen first to feature HD Radio in 2012 models’

VW Passat details and tips from VWvortex’s Jamie Vondruska

VWvortex Passat

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VWvortex’s managing editor Jamie Vondruska talks about his favorite features, and what to ask about when test driving the all-new Passat.

Volkswagen Reveals Most Complete U.S. Product Line Ever For Model Year 2012

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′

Volkswagen Chattanooga hires 2000th employee

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that the company has hired its 2,000th employee, which completes the main Volkswagen team member work force for the factory which opened in May of this year. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Chattanooga hires 2000th employee’

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