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Project Turbunnium Part II: Body Modifications

posted by on 14 July 2008 in Technical Features

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I first met the Thunder BunnyTM in a dimly lit corner of a display hall at Chicago’s McCormick Place in 2007. Designed and built at Volkswagen’s Design Center California in Santa Monica, the Thunder Bunny paid homage to the Neuspeed-modified 1981 Rabbit of the same name that foreshadowed the arrival of the 1983 GTI. The […] More…

Volkswagen Germany Launches New Line of 2008 Bikes

posted by on 3 July 2008 in Volkswagen News

02 July 2008 – Radiant sunshine, blowing air, the sweet smell of meadows and forests, and boundless freedom on two wheels: Outdoor fans, passionate cyclists and families alike all enjoy the feeling of exciting touring treks, relaxed family trips or laid-back shopping trips in the town center. The new Bike collection from Volkswagen Zubeör offers […] More…

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…