MotorWeek TV has named the Volkswagen Eos the “Best Convertible” in its annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. The announcement was made today at the Chicago Auto Show and MotorWeek will feature the Drivers’ Choice Award winners on a special episode to air on PBS February 10.
“The four-season retractable hardtop design of the Volkswagen Eos sets a new benchmark for affordable convertibles,” said MotorWeek host John Davis. “The cleverness of the top is obvious. Add in strong and efficient engines and (...)
IntelliChoice award for convertible class value leadership made during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show
Volkswagen of America, Inc announced today that the 2007 New Beetle convertible was chosen as IntelliChoice’s “Best Overall Value of the Year – 2007.” The annual award acknowledges automakers for producing a vehicle, whose cost of ownership is considerably lower than its counterpart models, therefore helping consumers make smarter purchasing decisions. The models that are honored for best overall (...)
The most successful manufacturer in the RAC What Car? Car of the Year Awards was Volkswagen, which won three categories. The first award went to the Golf which won the "Best Small Family Car".
The second award went to the Passat which won the Best Family Car award. "The Passat is in a league of its own and keeps the flag flying high for the conventional saloon."
The Eos was awarded the title of Best Open-Top Car. "The Eos is a cracking car to buy, and it’ll be a (...)
In its annual Editors’ Choice Awards, Autobytel selected the Volkswagen GTI and all-new Eos as the Best New Performance Car Under $40,000 and Best New Convertible Under $75,000, respectively. The Editors’ Choice Awards names the best new 2007 vehicles on the market as decided by a team of veteran automotive editors.
Autobytel commended the 200-horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine shared by the GTI and Eos, especially when combined with the sports-tuned suspension and responsive steering (...)
The 2007 Volkswagen Eos has been awarded a “2006 Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science in the automotive category.
To win, a product or technology must represent a significant step forward in its respective category.
The automobile distinguished itself from thousands of new products and innovations to represent the top 100 winners across 10 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, General Innovation, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal (...)
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced it has been named “Best of the Best” by “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” annual survey.
The automotive manufacturer was selected from more than 1,100 applicants across southeastern Michigan.
The announcement was made at an awards luncheon sponsored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association and the National Association for Business Resources.
“Team members need to feel engaged in their work (...)
The first-ever Grand Prix for promotions was presented at the Cannes International Advertising Festivato Crispin, Porter + Bogusky for a viral-marketing campaign for Volkswagen of America.
Twenty eight other campaigns-three of them from the U.S.-won Promo Lion awards in the first year that Cannes has extended the iconic advertising competition to promotion marketing.
Miami-based Crispin Porter won VW’s full advertising and marketing account in December. Its Grand Prix-winning campaign (...)
The EU Commission has presented Volkswagen with the “European Business Award for the Environment” for an end of life vehicle recycling process characterized by its high environmental compatibility and ability to preserve resources. Volkswagen developed the technology which converts waste back into raw materials in cooperation with SiCon GmbH.
European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas presented the prize in the “Process Award” category to the Volkswagen Group on Thursday. The (...)
The highly acclaimed all-new Volkswagen GTI has been named the top sporty car under $25,000 by Consumer Reports. The car received the top scores in its class, and the magazine acknowledged its powerful engine, sporty performance, well-crafted interior and impressive list of standard safety features.
The fifth generation Volkswagen GTI comes standard with a high-tech turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that creates 200 horsepower at 5100 revolutions per minute and an (...)
The Volkswagen Group conferred the “Best Apprentice Award 2006” on its best apprentices from all over the world in Wolfsburg. This year, 20 young people from ten countries and three continents received the award. Last year, the Group trained more than 9,000 people worldwide.
The award certificates were presented by Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Board Member for Human Resources Dr. Horst Neumann, and Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the Group Works (...)
The new engine concept featuring dual-charging with a supercharger and turbocharger has impressed experts from across the globe: The new 1.4-litre engine delivering 125 kW (170 hp) picked up two prizes at the “International Engine of the Year Awards 2006”.
The Twincharger won in the “1-litre to 1.4-litre” category. Furthermore it was voted the “Best New Engine of 2006” by the jury.
Volkswagen engineers have combined the innovative downsizing concept with a supercharger, which works in the lower (...)
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that it is launching its award-winning Fasten Your Seat Belt…Go Far! program for the fourth consecutive year. The program challenges high school students to create their own public service announcements encouraging their peers to buckle up. Vehicular accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers, killing more than 5,000 young people every year. Many of these deaths could be prevented, as more than half of the teens involved in fatal (...)