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In Detail: The New Passat – Generation 8

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Technologies and design of the new Passat overcome class boundaries First Passat to feature plug-in hybrid system and interactive digital instruments Ten key facts about the new Passat: The new Passat arrives on the European market in the fourth quarter of 2014 as a saloon and as an estate car. Thanks to its innovative lightweight […] More…

In Detail: The New Passat – Generation 8, Technology Preview

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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A new era Technology Preview – the innovations of the new Passat: Networked assistance systems introduce a new era of safety Volkswagen introduced the first generation of the Passat 41 years ago. Since that time, the best-seller has sold over 22 million units across the globe. Now Volkswagen is preparing for the launch of the eighth generation […] More…

Volkswagen Introduces New MQB Passat in Potsdam Reveal

posted by on 5 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Editor’s Note: Volkswagen revealed the new MQB-based Passat VIII in Potsdam yesterday. With Chattanooga now producing the North American Passat, it remains to be seen just how much this new car shares with future American market product. Even still, the car shows that Wolfsburg is incredibly serious about growing its presence within the B-segment. The new […] More…

International Engine of the Year Award 2014: TSI Technology a Serial Winner

posted by on 26 June 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Prestigious accolade goes for the ninth time in succession to twin-charged TSI from Volkswagen TSI technology from Volkswagen today once again received the ‘International Engine of the Year Award': the 1.4 litre TSI twincharger, which won for the ninth time in succession in the 1.0 to 1.4 litre cubic capacity category, is thus the most […] More…

Volkswagen Now a Member of the Google-Based Open Automotive Alliance (OAA)

posted by on 26 June 2014 in Volkswagen News

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By joining the OAA, Volkswagen is forging even closer links with the IT industry Volkswagen is now a member of the Open Automotive Alliance. The news was announced at this year’s Google I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco. The Open Automotive Alliance is a grouping of leading technology and vehicle manufacturers whose aim is the […] More…

New Volkswagen Golf SV Awarded Five Stars by Euro NCAP

posted by on 25 June 2014 in Volkswagen News

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[source: Volkswagen AG] Wolfsburg, GERMANY – Q Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) has for many years been seen as an important benchmark for vehicle safety. The overall safety rating of five stars for the new Golf SV is made up from the results in four sub-sections: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and […] More…