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Volkswagen launches new Tiguan campaign

“It feels good to know you could” – this is the message of the advertising campaign for the new Tiguan. The TV commercial is in the same tradition as recent Volkswagen campaigns. With a slightly tongue-in-the-cheek approach, the short film promotes the off-road properties of the new SUV, which also puts up a good show on the road. For the market launch, the Tiguan commercial “Girls” is to be shown on German TV for the first time today. This will also be the start of the entire campaign, including printed advertisements, posters and a special website. The new Tiguan is to be promoted in this way in a number of European markets. “Our objective is to give the Tiguan a younger and cooler position without sacrificing its high-quality image,” explains Luca de Meo, Head of Group Marketing and Head of Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen launches new Tiguan campaign’

Volkswagen presents the new Tiguan in Geneva

Volkswagen Tiguan at Geneva

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Volkswagen will be presenting the new Tiguan in both on-road or off-road versions, along with options “Track & Style” and “Sport & Style”. Saftey features include Dynamic Light Beam Assist and Lane Assist. For the Off-Road types a 28 degree slope angle will be offered along with 4Motion. Four TSI and 3 TDI engines will be available. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen presents the new Tiguan in Geneva’

VW Tiguan meets rotiform BLQ’s

Tiguan sits on rotiform BLQ's


Tiguan Turns Up the Volume in Austin

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Forget everything you’ve been told about Austin’s music scene.

The 6th Street bar district is not the city’s epicenter for vibrant live music. That’s where non-discerning college kids go to hear guitar players still learning how to wield their axes grind out takes of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” The venues that make Austin the “Live Music Capital of the World®”—outside of the SXSW and Austin City Limits festivals—mostly dot the perimeter of the capital city’s downtown. Bohemian South Austin. Rocking Red River Street. No-man’s-land North Austin, where each Sunday afternoon for the last 10 years, at a dive called Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon, you can eat free hot dogs and place bets on where a chicken will cop a squat, while premier honky-tonk practitioner Dale Watson croons in between sips of canned Lone Star beer. Spots like these are the ones frequented by people in Austin who know where to go to find good music. (continue reading…)

Shanghai VW launches Chinese-made Tiguan SUV

Shanghai VW Tiguan

Shanghai Volkswagen, a joint venture between the German automaker and China’s SAIC Motor, launched the Tiguan last Friday as Volkswagen’s first Chinese-made sport-utility vehicle (SUV), Shanghai Daily reported. (continue reading…)

Volkswagen announces spedcial edition Tiguan Track & Avenue

No word on U.S availability. Standard 19-inch ‘Savannah’ alloy wheels, color choices in Oryx White Pearl Effect’ and ‘Island Grey Pearl Effect’, leather interior are just to name a few. 4 engine options include 2.0 TSI and two diesel. Price begins at 38,225 Euros.

Volkswagen announces spedcial edition Tiguan Track & Avenue

Stylish and elegant special edition can be ordered now

Volkswagen is extending its Tiguan model range with a special edition: the Tiguan Track & Avenue. High-end materials predominate in its interior; on the exterior subtle body modifications and 19-inch alloy wheels round out its sporty look. This new special model of the popular SUV can be ordered now. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen announces spedcial edition Tiguan Track & Avenue’

Volkswagen 2010 Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Tiguan Honored With TOP SAFETY PICK Awards From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Volkswagen 2010 Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Tiguan Honored With TOP SAFETY PICK Awards From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Four 2010 Volkswagen models – the brand-leading Jetta sedan, the all-new Golf four-door, the stylish Passat sedan, and the nimble Tiguan – have each received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK award for 2010: The highest rating possible from the non-profit research organization. The annual award recognizes those vehicles that perform best in protecting passengers in the Institute’s front, side, and rear crash test evaluations, and the newly required roof-strength test evaluations. The Institute only tests vehicles with electronic stability control (branded Electronic Stabilization Program® / ESP® on Volkswagen vehicles), and head protection airbags. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen 2010 Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Tiguan Honored With TOP SAFETY PICK Awards From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’

Volkswagen launches fuel-cell vehicles on the road

Volkswagen launches fuel-cell vehicles on the road

Car maker is testing everyday practicality of the energy of hydrogen

The Volkswagen Group supports the initiative of Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) with six fuel cell vehicles, the latest generation. From the end of October, two Volkswagen Tiguan HyMotion, two Caddy Maxi HyMotion and two Audi Q5 HFC under real conditions in Berlin’s city traffic will be tested. The aim is to demonstrate the suitability of hydrogen as a fuel in vehicles and to gain valuable insights into the evolution of this technology.

Prof. Juergen Leohold, head of research at Volkswagen: “The fuel cell is an important component of the fuel and powertrain strategy, Volkswagen. We are pleased to put our fuel cell vehicles available to the CEP project. The first Volkswagen models with a sufficiently durable and affordable fuel-cell drive could there be, in our view, at 2020th parallel, but also the development of a complete hydrogen infrastructure. ”

The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) is an international association of companies BMW, Berlin Transportation Company (BVG), DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM / Opel, Hydro AG, Linde and Shell Hydrogen, StatoillHydro, TOTAL, Vattenfall Europe and Volkswagen AG. The aim of a three-phased project is the technological development of the energy source of hydrogen for transport. The second phase, lasting until the end of 2010 provides a technical update of the vehicles and the infrastructure and testing the technology before under everyday conditions. In the third phase by the end of 2016, the market in preparation for the hydrogen technologies for the transport sector at the center. The CEP program is part of the National Innovation Program Hydrogen and fuel cells instead of technology (NIP).

– Volkswagen AG

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