Category Archives: Volkswagen

VW’s Chattanooga Plant Earns Green Power Leadership Award

Thanks to a high-tech solar-energy system that can produce more than 13 million kWh of electricity each year, Volkswagen’s award-winning production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee is relying on green power for some 12 percent of its electricity. The solar setup … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Makes Peace with Green Peace

While Volkswagen has been known for its superior fuel economy, thanks to its line of clean-diesel vehicles and the VW Jetta Hybrid, the automaker recently took its leading role in energy efficiency to the next level. In a joint statement … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Will Manufacture XL1: World’s Most Efficient Car

Although Volkswagen is remaining tight-lipped about the details, the basics came through loud and clear. As announced at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the company will begin building the incredible VW XL1 later this year, offering drivers the most … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: VW to Add 800 More U.S. Jobs

Thanks to very strong demand for the new Volkswagen Passat—which is built at VW’s U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.—the automaker is now looking to hire another 800 employees at the plant before the end of 2012. And remember, this … Continue reading

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VW Shows Off Restyled CC, Beetle R

Volkswagen formally introduced the re-styled 2013 CC, which features new front and rear bumpers, xenon headlights, LED taillights, two engines choices, two navigation systems, adaptive front lights,LED daytime running lights, four 18-inch wheel designs, and the biggest change, it’s now … Continue reading

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Smaller Automakers Lead October Sales Increase

Substantial increases from Chrysler, Nissan and Hyundai-Kia helped the industry to an 8 percent rise for October, compared to the same period a year ago. Charlotte Mitsubishi Dealerships said that total sales of 1,021,185 light vehicles last month bring the annualized … Continue reading

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Auto Experts Give VW Golf TDI Thumbs Up

With rising gas prices, more Americans are considering the benefits of diesel fuel. And, for those considering a high-mileage diesel car, VW’s lineup should be seriously considered. Specifically, the Golf TDI is not only capable of delivering hybrid-like fuel economy, … Continue reading

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Diesel-Powered 2012 VW Beetle Gets 40 MPG

The iconic Volkswagen Beetle was completely redesigned for the 2012 model year, and now boasts a more stylish exterior and a more luxurious interior. VW Dallas said that thanks to updates under the hood, the new model is also the … Continue reading

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Video: Greenpeace Says VW Has Turned To The Dark Side

According to VW Texas, Volkswagen’s “The Force” commercial promoting the all-new Passat turned out to the one of the most memorable commercials of the 2011 Super Bowl. The ad features a pint-sized Darth Vader attempting to use the Force to … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Receives Nods For Safety

In a recent round of crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that Volkswagen’s lineup performed extremely well. VW’s commitment to safety was evident in one of the brand’s latest products, the 2011 Jetta. Thanks to a slew … Continue reading

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