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Volkswagen of America Sales up .3% for June

posted by on 1 July 2008 in Volkswagen News

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We’ve been watching sales figures for the domestic automakers tank this morning, but it’s good to see that Volkswagen is staying relatively flat despite double-digit decreases from the Big Three. Even subtracting the new sales that came from Tiguan, VW managed to outpace its sales year-to-date from 2007, if even by a few hundred units. […] More…

Inside Volkswagen’s Twin Drive Golf

posted by on 30 June 2008 in Technical Features

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VW’s been toying with electric vehicles for some time now — there have been full electric CityStromer models sold to the public in Europe, based on both the MK2 and MK3 Golfs, that can drive on full electric power for over 60 miles at speeds up to 100 mph. There have been 1.4-liter parallel TDI […] More…

2009 Jetta TDI Starting at $21,990 and Jetta SportWagen TDI Starting at $23,590

posted by on 18 June 2008 in Volkswagen News

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HERNDON, Va.—Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for their eagerly anticipated Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen starting at $21,990 and $23,590, respectively. Fuel efficiency, performance and convenience all come standard with the 50-state compliant Jetta sedan and SportWagen TDI, which meet the most stringent emissions standards in California and the world. Both models will […] More…

Specifications Sidebar Test – Do Not Delete

posted by on 26 May 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

Fresh from directing Volkswagen’s series of Safe Happens commercials, the king of one-take stunts Dan Bradley is spending his St. Patrick’s Day under the Brooklyn Bridge, setting up the climax of the upcoming The Bourne Ultimatum‘s final car chase. Three new, second-generation Touaregs were supplied by Volkswagen for this scene, and two were destroyed filming […] More…

Gentlemen, start your engines! VW Premieres Scirocco GT24 with 320hp

posted by on 22 May 2008 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg, 22 May 2008 – Volkswagen will present the world premiere of a 239 kW (325 PS) version of the new Scirocco today at the legendary GTI Meet at Wörther Lake. For two days later, a team of legendary drivers will start the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in the sports version of the Scirocco. […] More…

Buy a VW Routan, Get $1500 Towards Your Child’s College Tuition

posted by on 8 May 2008 in Volkswagen News

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HERNDON, VA.— Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today a partnership with Upromise, the country’s largest private source of college funding contributions, to provide $1,500 to customers who purchase or lease a new 2009 Routan for their child’s future education savings. “We know parents are concerned about saving for their kid’s future. To help families tackle […] More…