Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat advertisements are finalists for “Most Effective Overall Ad” in the non-luxury category by IAG Research. IAG Research is a TV advertisement and product placement effectiveness measurement company. The Passat wagon was recognized as a finalist for the “Most Effective Established Nameplate Launch Campaign.” Each award category is based on national advertising that began airing in 2006, and recognizes automakers who (...) > Full story
At Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the Jetta Sportwagen (Golf Variant for the European market). The Jetta SportWagen will arrive in the U.S. around September as a 2008 model, with the same base engine as the Jetta sedan — an inline-five-cylinder and the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. A diesel version will probably go on sale alongside the Jetta TDI sedan in 2008.
Debuting in a world premiere is the third generation of the Jetta Sportwagen, with more than 1.2 million units built since (...) > Full story
Volkswagen has announced it would recall 790,000 vehicles because of problems with the brake light switch. The recall involves several vehicles: 1999-2006 model years of the Golf and GTI, 2001-2005 Jettas, 2001-2007 New Beetles and the 2004 R32. It expands upon a recall announced last year of some Jettas and New Beetles because of the same defect.
Volkswagen told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the brake light switches in the vehicles could malfunction if they were (...) > Full story
CLEAN DIESEL VOLKSWAGEN JETTA MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT WASHINGTON, D.C. AUTO SHOW
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today unveiled its cleanest diesel ever for the U.S., the Jetta TDI. Additionally, the company announced that this new clean diesel will be available to the U.S. market in the spring of 2008. This Jetta TDI will meet emissions standards applicable in all 50 states, including the most stringent “TIER 2/BIN 5” or “LEV II/LEV” requirement limiting nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to (...) > Full story
Volkswagen Jetta sedan will be the first Volkswagen
model to get the Bluetec-branded diesel engine in 2008. The Jetta will get its cleanest ever turbodiesel in the form of a 2.0-liter common-rail diesel. The engine will use an oxygen after-treatment system and a particulate filter to meet 50-state diesel emission requirements.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen announced they will join in a Bluetec alliance with DaimlerChrysler, which unveiled the technology last summer with the (...) > Full story
Volkswagen unveiled the cleanest ever TDI engine. First test drives demonstrate the high potential of Volkswagen technology, which consequently reduce nitrogen oxide. In the VW Jetta a new 2.0 litre Common Rail diesel engine with a nitrogen oxide reservoir catalytic converter was used, which complies to the Californian emission standard “Tier 2 / Bin 5”. These requirements are considered the most stringent worldwide. The first production run of the “Clean TDI” with nitrogen oxide post-treatment system will be made during 2008 in the USA.
If you have $1600 and you don’t know how to spend them, how about invest them in your car. And now anyhow, but helping you to have a lifetime of free gas. This is what Chris Phillips, a 39-year-old in Hartford, Connecticut did with $1600 and he converted his 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon into a grease car. And the good news is now that the car is not running on VegOil, but he can drive for free for the life of the car.
How? He paid a mechanic at Evergreen Motors in Greenfield, Mass, who (...) > Full story
The 2006 Jetta is fresh off its complete redesign launched in March 2005. For 2006 the Jetta lineup now includes an all-new GLI concept as well as a sophisticated TDIÂ® diesel option and a 200 horsepower optional engine choice. Full story
Volkwagen has decided to commercialize its first hybrid car, entering therefore in competition with Toyota
and Honda in a almost unexplored field for the European houses.
The first model to be equipped with a hybrid engine will be the Jetta, that will make its debut in 2009. It is also very probably that the next generation Golf to come with a hybrid version. The objective of the German house, is to obtain an efficiency better than approximately 20% regarding motorizations to diesel oil of (...) > Full story
Wheels24 made an online poll in order to choose 2006 "Alternative Car of the Year". At the finish line, the pert Peugeot
207 was named "gayest" car, the buff Audi RS4 strutted in as "straightest" and the scrumptious derriere of the Alfa Romeo Brera kicked butt for the "rear of the year" title.
The winners of the four Road Angel GPS systems will be named shortly.
Gay car votes
: 7 155 BMW
3 Series Coupe: 3 378 Jaguar
XK: (...) > Full story