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 |  Aug 05 2014, 8:02 PM

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Volkswagen will once again be the presenting sponsor for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

For the third year in a row, the German automaker will be the presenting sponsor for Shark Week, which kicks off on August 10 at 8:00 PM ET. For this year’s campaign, Volkswagen will feature the 2015 Golf TDI Clean Diesel and on-air elements include short-form videos featuring the cast from the popular series. VW will also help usher in Shark Week with two vignettes and four sneak peeks, which offer an exclusive look into the show’s programming prior to its kickoff.

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“With last year’s Shark Week turning out to be the most watched ever, Volkswagen is thrilled to continue working with this beloved television event that shows no signs of slowing,” said Vinay Shahani, Vice President, Brand Marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Shark Week is an incredible opportunity for Volkswagen to introduce millions of consumers to the Golf TDI through an event that speaks to VW’s famed, bold marketing style.”

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI is capable of achieving up to 567 highway miles per tank with an automatic transmission and is powered by 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine with 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

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  • Rickers

    Thanks for the marketing BS AutoGuide. Sheesh. Who reads this crap.

  • Felix James

    I’d hate this too, if it weren’t for the fact that it just reminded me Sharkweek was coming up!

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    And ChryslerFiat will be in Comedy Central’s “Shart Week,” though not voluntarily. ;)