Two-seater concept blends iconic Beetle styling with zero-emissions motoring
- Latest addition to the Blue-e-motion™ family of concept cars
- Powered by a 114-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery
- Low roofline and unique styling make E-Bugster stand out
Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle has been redefined for the 21st century. Now, it has been further reinvented as a concept car for the future: the pure electric E-Bugster.What’s in a Name?
The name “E-Bugster” is a combination of “E” for electric, “Bug,” the American nickname for the Beetle, and “speedster,” which typically describes an open-top two-seater. Although the E-Bugster concept is clearly not a convertible, it sports the typical speedster profile of shallow windows and a low, dramatic roofline.
TDI® Clean Diesel model also recognized as “Eco-Friendly Car of the Year”
Adding to a growing list of awards, the new-for-2012 Volkswagen Passat has earned additional praise from Cars.com for its outstanding value and long list of standard features. Named “Best of 2012,” the Passat captured the third annual award from the popular online automotive source. The Passat’s long list of standard features includes Bluetooth® technology, dual-zone automatic climate control, class-leading rear seat legroom, and Volkswagen’s Carefree Maintenance program for a starting MSRP of $19,995.
Prior to choosing the “Best of 2012” awards, editors at Cars.com tested more than 65 models released for 2012. Editors picked their top six before selecting the 2012 Passat as “Best of 2012.” The Passat ousted the Subaru Impreza, Range Rover Evoque, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Accent, and Audi A7.
In addition to the “Best of 2012” honor, Cars.com named the Passat TDI Clean Diesel model their “Eco-Friendly Car of the Year.” The clean diesel’s 2.0L four-cylinder engine produces 140 horsepower and an exceptional 236 pound-feet of torque. Boasting an industry-leading 795-mile range on a full tank, the Passat TDI manual has an EPA estimated 43 mpg on the highway. As the only affordable diesel in midsize sedan segment, the Passat delivers excellent performance while maintaining exceptional fuel economy.
The Jetta SportWagen Recognized for its Family-Friendly Features in Magazine’s First-Ever “Genius” Issue
If you're not a minivan fan, this could be the family vehicle for you. The Jetta SportWagen TDI
seats five and gets 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway. After certain kinds of accidents, the SportWagen goes into full safety mode, immobilizing the fuel pump, unlocking doors, and flashing the hazards. Adding to the technology is the door that will unlock at the touch of your fingers when your keys are in your pocket or purse.Click here to view the entire article.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ntDYjS0Y3w&feature=player_embedded#!A canine chorus barks a familiar tune. Keep an eye out for our 2012 Game Day commercial—it will all make sense. Love Star Wars and Volkswagen?
. Highlights include fan testimonials, a Chip Foose mini documentary and an illustrated timeline of the Golf over the years.
We’re celebrating the arrival of the all-new 2012 VW Golf R with the Drivers Forever iPad® app. Watch the trailer below for a sneak peek, then download the free app for the full experience:
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- World’s first hybrid to use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
- Most fuel-efficient Jetta in the lineup
- Drives as a full EV up to 44 mph
- Fastest compact hybrid in-class with an estimated 0-60 mph in less than 9.0 seconds
- Competitively priced with other compact hybrids
- Premium features include LED taillights and Daytime Running Lights, plus bi-xenon headlights
- Jetta range extended to five different powertrains, so there’s now a German engineered compact sedan for everyone
Volkswagen is presenting one of the world’s most efficient automobiles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit: the Jetta Hybrid. Powering the all-new model is a high-tech turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a zero-emissions electric motor. While this hybrid union enables impressive driving performance with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of less than 9.0 seconds, the new Jetta Hybrid also delivers an estimated combined fuel economy figure of 45 mpg. This means that the sporty hybrid consumes about 20 percent less fuel than a similarly-powered sedan with a conventional drivetrain. In city traffic, the fuel economy advantage climbs to a little over 30 percent. In addition, the Jetta Hybrid can be driven in pure electric mode at speeds of up to 44 mph and for up to 1.2 miles depending on operating conditions.
The new Jetta Hybrid offers the best of all worlds, marrying performance and engaging handling with miserly combined fuel economy
- 2011 sales total 324,402 units, a 26.3 percent increase over prior year sales
- Best year in sales since 2002
- December sales total 32,502 units, a 36.2 percent increase over prior year sales and best December since 1972.
- Chattanooga-built Passat, finalist for North American Car of the Year, sold 22,779 units year-to-date, a 124 percent increase versus 2010; 6,884 units in December
Finalists announced as VW celebrates awards recognition and year-to-date sales of more than 300,000 units
Capping a landmark year for Volkswagen of America, the all-new 2012 Passat has been named one of three North American Car of the Year award (NACOTY) finalists. This award recognizes vehicles that are benchmarks in their respective classes and is determined by a group of 50 distinguished American and Canadian automotive journalists. The winner will be announced at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit on January 9, 2012.