Archive for the ‘VW News’ Category
The thoughtfully-designed Atlas packs a great value, offering generous space, sophisticated driving dynamics and a host of available driver assistance and technology features: (more…)
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Volkswagen e-Golf SE has earned the Top Green Vehicle award amongst compact cars in the 2017 AAA Green Car Guide. Of the 21 compact cars reviewed, the e-Golf scored highest amongst its competitors based on a total point score in 13 different attributes including, but not limited to: slalom handling, visibility, EPA emissions, ride quality and interior noise. (more…)
Herndon, VA – Volkswagen is adding the avant-garde Arteon Gran Turismo to its lineup and will reveal the vehicle to a global audience for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show (9 to 19 March). Volkswagen Head Designer Klaus Bischoff says: “The Arteon combines the design elements of a classic sports car with the elegance and space of a fastback. It’s an avant-garde business-class Gran Turismo that speaks to the heart and head alike.”
Tobias Sühlmann, responsible for the Arteon’s exterior design, further explains: “The athletic lines of the Arteon embody a highly functional overall concept. Form and function find common ground here in a progressive way. Thanks to its long wheelbase, stretched roofline, coupe-style fastback design and large rear hatch, this Gran Turismo provides more space and flexibility than conventional sedans. (more…)
The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack won the prestigious 2017 Canadian Car of the Year award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Some 60 Canadian automotive journalists vote on the award after a rigorous back-to-back testing program designed to highlight real-world performance. (more…)
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.
Named the Volkswagen eLabs, the program will allow students to gain access to emergent technologies, including automated manufacturing equipment, 3D printers, robotics, programmable microcomputers, renewable energy kits and other science-related activities.
“At Volkswagen Chattanooga, hands-on learning is a crucial part of our educational programs and we are very pleased to partner with the State of Tennessee to bring the opportunity for laboratory-based science exploration to engage the minds of students here in Hamilton County,” said Christian Koch, President and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “Volkswagen places the highest priority on education at all levels and we are proud to continue our support for education here in Tennessee,” Koch said. (more…)
After the cheating emissions scandal hampered its global efforts to push diesel models, VW decided to play the EV card, and one of the vehicles that will come out of this strategy is a zero-emission SUV. (more…)
Jan 20, 2017
Good Housekeeping Institute engineers praised the sporty compact for its exceptional handling, value and practicality.
HERNDON, VA (January 20, 2017) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Volkswagen Golf GTI has earned Good Housekeeping magazine’s 2017 Best New Car Award in the compact vehicle category. Teaming up with experts at Car and Driver magazine, engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) Lab rated its top picks on value, safety, handling, interior design comfort and onboard technology after driving the vehicles more than 1,200 miles on test tracks and open roads. (more…)
Volkswagen reveals newly designed 2018 Tiguan
The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan unveiled this week at the North American International Auto Show kicks off a big year for the Volkswagen brand in America. Engineered specifically to meet the needs of American customers, the all-new Tiguan builds on the current vehicle?s fun to drive character and adds a more sophisticated and spacious interior, flexible seating and high-tech infotainment and driver assistance features. (more…)
VOLKSWAGEN INTRODUCES PERFORMANCE INSPIRED R-LINE® APPEARANCE PACKAGE ON ALL-NEW 2018 ATLAS
Jan 5, 2017
- R-Line adds design enhancements to the Atlas SE and SEL trims
- Performance-inspired upgrades include stylish 20-inch aluminum-alloy twin-spoke wheels and stainless-steel pedals
- Atlas goes on sale in the Spring, with R-Line package available later after launch
2017 VW Golf Alltrack Review
Comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with the reigning king of the slightly-lifted-station-wagon segment is an easy way to open a can of worms you’ll wish you hadn’t. And yet, it’s unavoidable: Subaru’s venerable Outback is even the chosen target of Volkswagen’s marketing department. But things aren’t so simple on paper. (more…)