Posts Tagged ‘VW’

Comeback of an Automotive Free Spirit: World Debut of New Bulli by Volkswagen in Geneva

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Volkswagen Bulli Concept
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Wolfsburg/Geneva — The Volkswagen bus, like no other car, stands for the spirit of freedom. It debuted over 60 years ago in 1950 with a contagiously simple design. Its internal Volkswagen code name was T1 for Transporter 1. The Germans called it the Bulli, and to Americans it was the Microbus. It was driven on all continents. And the world's first van is still appreciated by a fan base which spans the globe. Now Volkswagen is reinterpreting the compact original form of this automotive legend and sending it into the future — in the form of a concept vehicle for a new generation Bulli! It is spacious like it was in 1950, it is as inspirational as ever, and it has clean styling like never before. (more…)

Volkswagen Reveals the All-New Passat — A First-in-Class Vehicle that Delivers Superior German Engineering and is Built in America

Sunday, January 9th, 2011
2012 Volkswagen Passat
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Wolfsburg/Herndon/Detroit — Volkswagen of America, Inc., today announced the world debut of the all-new Passat, a transformational car in Volkswagen's ambitious growth plan for the U.S. market.

Designed in Germany and made in America, the Passat was developed as a larger vehicle with premium features and handling characteristics that will perfectly match it with the tastes and lifestyles of Americans. It will be built in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the world's newest, most advanced and environmentally responsible auto assembly plant.

The new Passat, the largest ever, is the only midsize sedan that offers superior German engineering at an accessible price. (more…)

Volkswagen Announces World Debut Of All-New 2011 Jetta, Delivering Sophisticated Style At An Accessible Price

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
All-New 2011 Jetta
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Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the world debut of its all-new 2011 Jetta, delivering style, precision German engineering and Carefree Maintenance, all at an extremely accessible price. At a starting price point of around $16,000, the all-new 2011 Jetta offers best in class rear legroom, a premium interior and Volkswagen essentials. Unveiled for the first time today at an unexpected urban oasis in Times Square, New York, the all-new 2011 Jetta features clean lines, refined side architecture and premium style combined with Volkswagen's trademark precision German engineering. The all-new 2011 Jetta sets a new standard in its class and will be available in the U.S. this October. (more…)

Sharp and sovereign — The new Golf GTI

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

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Wolfsburg — Since the debut of the first and the discontinuation of the fifth generation, more than 1.7 million buyers made the GTI to the world's bestseller. Now the new GTI is at the ready: at the Paris Motor Show (4th to 19th October 2008) Volkswagen will be demonstrating the design study of the new Golf GTI at its world premiere.

The GTI suspension with a new electronic limited-slip diff (XDS) defines curves and traction in a completely new way. A GTI with a top speed of 240 km/h that with its 155 kW / 210 PS strong turbocharged engine is even more fun and, on average, only uses 7.5 liters. (more…)

Volkswagen Showcases New 1-Tonne Pickup Concept

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
The Pickup concept
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Volkswagen has revealed the fourth model in its commercial vehicle line-up with the debut at the IAA in Hanover this week of an all-new Pickup concept.

Aiming to set new standards in the one-tonne pickup class, the new model will go into production at the end of 2009. It will be built at Volkswagen's ‘Pacheco’ plant in Argentina and introduced initially to markets in Europe, South America, South Africa and Australia.

The Pickup is all-new in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles line-up and is the first commercial vehicle to be designed under Volkswagen Group design chief, Walter de Silva (more…)