Volkswagen announced today that it’s diesel-powered Passat set a new record to fuel economy driving through every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Continue Reading...
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Slotted between the entry-level “S” model and mid-level “SE” trim, Volkswagen just announced that it will begin selling a Wolfburg Edition of the North American Passat. Continue Reading...
Production is outpacing demand at Volkswagen’s first U.S. manufacturing plant since 1988, prompting the brand to cut 500 contract jobs. Continue Reading...
The new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has achieved an EPA-estimated 48 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg in the city, making it the seventh vehicle in the German automaker’s lineup that is capable of over 40 mpg on the highway. Continue Reading...
Further affirming its commitment to deliver an American-focused midsize sedan, Volkswagen will tweak its U.S.-built Passat for 2013 while raising the base price $850. Continue Reading...
Changes are brewing for the VW Jetta SportWagen, which will go out of production this fall, leaving a year-long production gap until the next version begins production in 2013. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen continues to flex just how efficient its diesel models are, with a 2012 Passat TDI SE claiming a new world record by traveling 1,626.1 miles on a single tank of ultra-low sulfur diesel. The record was previously held by another Passat, – a 1.6 BlueMotion diesel model out in Europe – at 1,526.6 miles…. Continue Reading...
The Volkswagen Jetta will see a new top-of-the-line trim level called the SEL Plus later this year, though the more exciting news is that Volkswagen plans to replace its 2.5-liter inline-four with a 1.8-liter turbo-four next year. The new high-end SEL Plus trim will see softer-touch materials in the interior, and like the GLI model,… Continue Reading...
The U.S. could have a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen in the relatively near future. The company already has a hybrid Jetta on the way for the 2013 model year, but this version of the car would take electrical implementation to the next level. We’ve known about the possibility of a plug-in hybrid for quite some… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen‘s popular Passat out in Europe is overdue for a refresh and it appears that one will be coming in 2014. Rumor has it that the 2014 Passat model will be built on the new MQB platform which can also be seen on Audi‘s A3 and Volkswagen’s Golf. The change to the MQB platform will… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen‘s Chattanooga manufacturing plant has become the first and only automotive manufacturing facility in the world to receive a Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). From the onset, Volkswagen had designed their Chattanooga plant, where their popular Passat is produced, to be as green as… Continue Reading...
As expected, Volkswagen debuted the Passat Alltrack at the Tokyo Motor Show and it was pretty much everything we expected it to be – a high-riding variant of the Passat wagon that’s offered in Europe. We have to admit we found it a little peculiar that VW would debut the Passat Alltrack in Japan but… Continue Reading...
Congratulations are in order for Volkswagen. The Routan has just earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award, making it the ninth Volkswagen vehicle to receive this rating. This also means that Volkswagen has received the highest number of IIHS awards for vehicle safety. Helping them reach this coveted spot, Volkswagen… Continue Reading...
Last year, Volkswagen stirred up some excitement by introducing the 2010 Polo GTI at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, and this year they’re following it up with an announcement of two R-Line packages for the Polo in addition to an Exclusive Edition for the Passat. The pair of R-Line packages will be available as an… Continue Reading...
A possible accurate rendering has been drafted of what the Volkswagen CrossPassat may look like. The wagon is expected to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show, accented by plastic body cladding, an increased ride height and standard all wheel drive. The engine will likely be carried over from the standard Passat so expect to… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen wants to produce the Tiguan SUV model in North America in an effort to slash production costs on the compact crossover. VW is already producing the Jetta and Passat in North America and is considering moving production of the Tiguan, according to a report by WirtschaftsWocke magazine. Presently, the Tiguan model is only produced… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen is planning a coupe and convertible variant of the traditional 4-door Passat sedan/ wagon. This coupe is slated to fit below the Audi A5, as well as the convertible version. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is powered by a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine producing 170-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a standard transmission… Continue Reading...
Since the launch of the redesigned Volkswagen Jetta, registrations among new owners have soared, suggesting that the newer, more affordable Jetta is a home run with consumers. The Jetta has climbed almost 61% during the first two months of this year compared to over a year ago. In those two months, 20,272 Jettas were registered… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen revealed the new 2012 Passat the night before the 2011 Detroit Auto Show but we’ve now got the first live photos of the Tennessee-produced mid-sized sedan. As reported yesterday, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat will be available with three drivetrains, a 170 hp 2.5l five-cylinder engine (with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, a 140… Continue Reading...
The long awaited 2012 Volkswagen Passat has finally been revealed a day ahead of its world premiere at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, looking very much like the recently released 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, sporting the same corporate face and profile in a larger package. Built at VW’s new Tennesse facility, the Passat’s 191 inche length… Continue Reading...
Yes, the above video features a car parking itself. “What’s the big deal,” you ask, seeing as certain Lexus models can already park themselves? This Passat is different. The car has been modified by the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory at Stanford University to valet park itself. The system uses a night vision camera, cruise control… Continue Reading...
When Volkswagen’s new mid-sized sedan arrives in 2011, there is a strong possibility that it will replace, rather than join the Passat, in the German automaker’s lineup. VW Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby has said that the company is currently studying whether or not to keep the Passat, but all evidence points to its… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen will debut a new set of ultra-efficient BlueMotion diesels at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just two weeks. Included in the list are the new BlueMotion versions of the Polo, Golf and Passat. First up is the ultra-efficient BlueMotion Polo sub-compact, which is powered by a 75hp 1.2-liter diesel engine. Improving even on the… Continue Reading...