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2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

April 16, 2014

New York, NY – On top of being Volkswagen of America’s number one-selling car for decades, the Jetta is one of the world’s most successful sedans with more than 14 million units sold since 1979. Last year alone, Volkswagen delivered 925,000 units worldwide—making the Jetta the top-selling car for both the brand and of the entire VW Group. Now, at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen is presenting the world premiere of the redesigned 2015 Jetta sedan.

New styling, driver assistance systems, improved fuel efficiency, and enhanced content head the updates for the 2015 model year

  • New front, rear, and interior styling enhances Jetta’s clean and timeless design
  • New available driver assistance systems: Blind Spot Detection, rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning system, and Park Distance Control
  • New 2.0T TDI® Clean Diesel EA288 engine returns a manufacturer-estimated 45 mpg on the highway
  • Efficiency improved across Jetta lineup as a result of improved aerodynamics and a reduction in rolling resistance
  • Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System are now available on select models

 

If you’re interested in learning more. Please follow the link below.

Link :  http://media.vw.com/release/725/

The Wild K 70s

April 11, 2014

The K 70, which was built between 1970 and 1975, was a revolutionary Volkswagen model. This was due to its future-orientated engineering (front-mounted engine, water cooling) and its design, which is still up to date even today. Remembering what is perhaps the most beautiful vintage car of the future – and the other revolutions of its era.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please follow the link below.

LINK:  http://magazine.volkswagen.com/the-wild-K70s.html

Title: Highlights from Volkswagen’s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

March 27, 2014

Volkswagen recently released their 2013 Social Responsibility Report, “At Home in America.” The report provides an update on the Volkswagen family’s environmental sustainability initiatives, commitment to serving U.S. communities, and efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. Ten million was given in funding and in-kind donations to organizations nationwide. Volkswagen aims to become the world’s most environmentally sustainable automaker by 2018. They made strides toward completing this goal in 2013 by accounting for 75 percent of the U.S. market share of clean diesal vehicle sales, enabling owners nationwide to achieve up to a 30 percent improvement in fuel-economy when compared to gasoline vehicles. Volkswagen is the first and only car factory worldwide to earn LEED Plantinum Certification, the highest designation possible from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Desisgn (LEED) green building certification program.

To further explore the report, please visit the link below.

LINK: http://media.vw.com/release/701/

Title:VW Joins Clean Shipping Network

March 20, 2014

In an effort to drive down all of its emissions, rather than just those that come out of the exhaust pipe, Volkswagen has joined the Clean Shipping Network, an association of cargo owners. By signing up for the association, Volkswagen will use the Clean Shipping Index (CSI) assessment tool to analyze and reduce the impact of Volkswagen’s marine shipments in an effort to anchor environmental sustainability across its process chain. The index allows members of the Clean Shipping Network to measure the emissions of individual ships and routes and take environmental criteria into consideration when selecting vessels and routes.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please follow the link below.

LINK: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/02/06/vw-joins-clean-shipping-network/

Volkswagen To Triple Battery Capacity With Lithium-Air Technology

March 13, 2014

Volkswagen thinks it may have found a way to triple that storage capacity though, with the latest generation of lithium-air battery technology. The new chemistry could mean a battery of equivalent physical size to that used in the new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf–currently 24.2 kWh–could hold 80 kWh of energy, more like that of a top-end Tesla Model S. That, in turn, would give some impressive numbers for electric-car range, pushing it well into triple figures rather than the 70 to 100 miles of most electric vehicles on sale. VW is understandably keeping it under wraps while it’s in development, but Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser (Volkswagen Group board member responsible for development) confirms it’s a lithium-air unit.

LINK: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1090854_volkswagen-to-triple-battery-capacity-with-lithium-air-technologyImage

VW T-ROC Makes Debut with Removable Roof Halves & Digital Instruments

March 6, 2014

Volkswagen is taking a new approach to compact SUVs with its latest concept vehicle known as the T-ROC, a two-door that combines the talents of an all-wheel drive SUV with the light summery air of a convertible. In addition, it boast a removable roof that consists of two halves, which can be removed easily and swiftly by hand, then stowed in the boot of the vehicle. If one were looking under the hood of the two-door SUV, they would discover a 135-kilowatt direct-injection turbo-diesel engine that comes equipped with three different operation modes: Street, Offroad and Snow. Each mode modifies the parameters of the 4Motion all-wheel drive system, engine, seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, antilock brake system, hill start and hill descent assist systems. Reports are that the two-door does not shy away from rocky off-road trails, hint the “ROC” portion of its name. Also, it appears that Volkswagen has plans to introduce all of its SUVs, both current and future, by dotting the “i” and placing the “t”. The same “t” the T-ROC shares with the Taigun, Tiguan and Touareg. To learn more about the new Volkswagen T-ROC, click here!

URL: http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/geneva-auto-show-2014-t-roc-concept/

Consumers name VW Jetta, Passat among ‘Most Loved’

February 27, 2014

Brand passion is one of Volkswagen’s biggest attributes, and Valentine’s week brought new recognition of that fact in a unique kind of honor for three VW models. Strategic Vision, a consumer-focused, research-based consultancy, has named   the VW Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, and Passat to its “Most Loved” list for 2014. The Jetta and Passat were recognized in the mid-size car segment, while the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen was recognized as a multi-function vehicle. In its report, Strategic Vision posited that actual “love” for nameplates can be a powerful force with consumers. “Love creates vehicles that have a strong position in their markets and is ultimately expressed in being loyal,” Christopher Chaney, executive vice president of Strategic Vision, said in a release.

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