Volkswagen is presenting the concept car of a new SUV generation in a world premiere at the North American International Auto Show: the CrossBlue. The largest carmaker in Europe conceptualized the new versatile SUV specifically for the USA and Canada. If it goes into production, the CrossBlue would enrich the Volkswagen model lineup with a seven-seat midsize SUV of the 5.0-meter class; currently, Volkswagen of America offers the Tiguan (4.4 meters long) and the exclusive Touareg (4.8 meters) as sport utility vehicles.It features one of the most innovative plug-in hybrid systems ever (TDI Clean Diesel + two E-motors + dual-clutch transmission + “propshaft by wire”). Continue reading ‘Volkswagen CrossBlue 6-seater TDI Hybrid’
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Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today it will offer the R-Line derivative on two additional models for the U.S. market. Joining the CC R-Line and recently introduced Beetle R-Line coupe, the Tiguan R-Line and Touareg R-Line will be added to the Volkswagen line-up for model year 2014. Both models will be introduced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Introduces Performance Inspired R-Line Touareg and Tiguan’
Rainer Zietlow and his team have set off on a new record-breaking trip: the long-distance adventurer is aiming to do 23,000 kilometers from Melbourne to St. Petersburg in a Touareg powered by the standard engine. Zietlow plans to cover the route from the earth’s southernmost city of over a million inhabitants to its northernmost counterpart in less than three weeks. Continue reading ‘Adventurer Rainer Zietlow and team look to break record in Touareg V6 TDI Clean Diesel’
Volkswagen enthusiasts in this country missed out on the last generation of the sporty Scirocco coupe, but they might be in luck when the next version appears.
Jonathan Browning, CEO of VW Group of America, said in an interview at the New York auto show that he is lobbying to bring the Scirocco here. Continue reading ‘Could the U.S. finally see the Scirocco?’
In a Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI, Rainer Zietlow and his team have set a new course record in the renowned Carretera Panamericana race with a driving time of just 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes. This race runs the entire length of North and South America. As part of his post-race tour, the off-road enthusiast is showing the record-setting vehicle in Wolfsburg today. Continue reading ‘Rainer Zietlow breaks Carretera Panamericana record in Touareg V6 TDI’
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’
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’
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′