27 August 2008
At the Moscow International Motor Show (08/26 to 09/07) Volkswagen is presenting the largest range of models ever shown in Russia under the VW label. Marking its debut on the strongly growing Russian market are the Tiguan and the new Passat CC.
SUV bestseller: dynamic Tiguan launches as younger brother of the Touareg
* A sign of just how significant the Russian market is for Volkswagen is demonstrated by the Tiguan; effectively immediately, this younger brother to the Touareg will also be manufactured at the
18 August 2008
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – To kick off the market launch of the new CC, Volkswagen of America, Inc. will debut a CC Gold Coast edition at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, August 15-17. The CC Gold Coast highlights the luxury sports coupe with powerful performance, strong lines and luxury touches combining the emot
18 August 2008
HERNDON, Va.—Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that their all-new, and highly anticipated 50-state compliant clean diesel Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are now available for customer delivery.
“We’re proud to be the first manufacturer to offer a clean diesel vehicle for sale in all fifty states,” said Stefan Jacoby, CEO/President, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We believe our Jetta TDI’s truly offer a no compromise alternative fuel driving experience, that provides t
07 August 2008
Volkswagen is unveiling its most important automotive secret of the year: the new Golf. The car – Europe’s most successful with more than 26 million sold – was improved in all areas. "This sixth generation of Golf cars will completely redefine the quality and comfort level of its class over broad categories, offering more customer value than ever before", says Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board at Volkswagen AG. The European market launch of the new Golf will begin in Octob
06 August 2008
Five generations, 34 years and over 26 million vehicles after the original first went on sale, the sixth generation of the Golf has been unveiled.
The new model continues the evolution of an icon. The new Golf is the safest, most technically advanced and most dynamic iteration yet. Not only does the new Golf promise great value, but it aims to set benchmarks in quality, style, safety and the reduction of emissions.
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board, Volkswagen AG,
05 August 2008
Volkswagen has given its next Golf a fresh design, new technology and a competitive price in a bid to maintain the car's position as Europe's top-selling lower-medium model.
The sixth-generation Golf will be unveiled at the Paris auto show in October and will go on sale in Europe shortly after.
The new entry-level Golf will cost 16,500 euros in Germany, about 200 euros more than the current car.
Redesigned key elements
VW has redesigned key elements of the current Golf to give the new model a sportier a
29 July 2008
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that buyers of the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are eligible for a $1,300 Federal Income Tax Credit. The Internal Revenue Service has issued a certification letter affirming that the vehicles qualify for the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle income tax credit.
“The $1,300 tax credit provides an even greater value to the upcoming Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen,” said Mark Barnes, COO,
28 July 2008
The abbreviation “CC“ stands for “Comfort Coupé“: an elegant 4-door vehicle. “But who says that a Comfort Coupé mustn’t be sporty?” asks Hans-Jürgen Abt. The managing director of ABT Sportsline is enthused by the curved lines of the Wolfsburg vehicle, but thinks that “a bit more power would definitely suit” this stylish car. That is why the renowned Kempten-based tuner offers extensive program for the CC, too.
17 July 2008
With the market launch of the new Scirocco just round the corner, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft’s Corporate History Department is presenting the story of a model with a difference in a new book entitled “Scirocco. Aufregend vernünftig. Der Volkswagen Scirocco 1974-1992.” Based on previously inaccessible documents from the Corporate Archive in Wolfsburg, historian and archivist Claudia Böhler for the first time traces the history of the fi
16 July 2008
Wide selection: three equipment lines and two engines
DSG dual clutch transmission offered
Today, in Mumbai, Volkswagen begins market introduction of the Jetta in India. The sedan – eight million of which have been sold since 1979 – will be available in three versions. At market launch the innovative 6-speed DSG dual clutch transmission will be offered. Other comfort and convenience features round out the program.
The Jetta will be offered in three equipment lines in India. For the entr
16 July 2008
Initial stage of construction in Chattanooga to create capacity for 150,000 vehicles. Prof Winterkorn says Volkswagen is resolutely accessing US market.
Volkswagen is setting out to build a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where vehicle production will be due to commence in early 2011. The supervisory board of Volkswagen AG today approved the plans and an investment volume of up to 1 billion USD (around 620 million euro). The Group’s management board had previously pinpointed Chattanooga as the site for its new
10 July 2008
Porsche will be one step closer to acquiring majority control of Volkswagen on September 2, when its deal to buy 4.9 percent of that company's ordinary shares takes effect.
The VW takeover "will be executed piece by piece," Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking said during an event in the Black Forest on Wednesday evening.
A spokesman for Porsche said the deal closes on that day in early September.
The purchase of another 4.9 percent of VW common shares was necessary before Porsche could proceed with gaining regu