North American Car of the Year Finalists Include Focus, Elantra and Passat

North American Car of the Year Finalists Include Focus, Elantra and Passat
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This year, finalists for the NACOTY award are the 2012 Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat, while finalists for the North American Truck of the Year award comprise the 2012 BMW X3, Honda CR-V and Range Rover Evoque. Continue Reading...

2012 Volkswagen Passat Priced from $19,995; $7,000 Less Than Last Year’s Model

2012 Volkswagen Passat Priced from $19,995; $7,000 Less Than Last Year’s Model
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Volkswagen has just released official pricing on its all new 2012 Passat mid-size sedan, undercutting last year’s model by roughly $7,000. The new sticker price comes in at a hair under the $20K mark ($19,995) although after destination it will be $20,765; helping VW compete in a market alongside models like the Toyota Camry, Honda… Continue Reading...

Jetta’s New Price Strategy Working, says VW Chief

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Jetta’s New Price Strategy Working, says VW Chief
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And yet VW seems firmly entrenched on increasing volume in the US market; targeting total sales of 1 million units annually (including Audi) by 2018. In order to get there it will likely have to rely on affordable, dull cars, like the base Jetta and the new Passat; due out later this year. Continue Reading...