Archive for February, 2015

Volkswagen Updates the Jetta for 2015 in Select Markets

Friday, February 27th, 2015

 

Volkswagen Australia recently announced that arrival of a revised range the Jetta model line-up, bringing with it a raft of technical enhancements, additional comfort and convenience features and a newly created performance-oriented flagship model. The new Jetta lineup receives an anti-theft alarm system, alloy wheels, cruise control and leather multi-function steering wheel. Additionally, the new model will offer a range of engine and transmission pairings throughout the model grades: 1.4 liter TSI, 2.0 liter TDI and 2.0 liter TSI. The 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine returns in the Jetta range given its impressive performance and thrifty fuel efficiency. The 2.0 liter TDI is available exclusively with the Jetta Highline specification, and is paired with a 6-speed DSG transmission as standard. Lastly, the 2.0 liter TSI petrol engine is available exclusively with the Jetta Highline Sport model and is paired with a standard 6-speed DSG transmission. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-australia-updates-jetta-2015/  

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Tatiana Calderon is Powered by Volkswagen this Year

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

 

21 year-old Columbian driver, Tatiana Calderon, will join team-mates George Russell and Callum llot in the Carlin team. Calderon is no stranger to the Formula 3 European Championship, having already raced in the junior series in 2013 and 2014. “Tatiana Calderón is a very talented driver, and we are delighted she will line up in 2015 with Volkswagen Power behind her,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito. “She caught the eye last year with some great results in the Formula 3 European Championship. Tatiana not only showed impressive pace during the winter tests in Valencia and Monteblanco. The engineers were also impressed by her feedback and technical understanding. I am confident that she will cause the odd shock this season.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/motorsport-news/formula-3-calderon-lines-carlin-european-championship/

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Volkswagen investing $10 Million into Expanding EV Infrastructure Across US

Friday, February 20th, 2015

 

Volkswagen is now planning to invest $10 million into expanding electric vehicle (EV) infrastructures along the coasts of the United States. Now that the Volkswagen e-Golf is rolling off U.S. dealerships, Volkswagen wants to cater to its current, and future, customers by supporting further adoption of fast charging infrastructure. Jörg Sommer, said: “Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers. In addition to the investment we and other companies and industries are making, we would like to see federal financing support for establishing fast charging networks in urban areas and interstate corridors. We’d like to see more state and federal organizations commit to cleaner fleets by purchasing EVs and PHEVs. This should be a US Government priority, and federal purchasing guidelines should reflect that by giving fleet purchasers the flexibility they need. We need further congressional support with the mid-term review of the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulation to extend the multiplier credits for plug-in vehicles beyond MY21.”

 

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http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/17/volkswagen-putting-us10-million-ev-infrastructure-buildout/

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Volkswagen Auto Group Affiliates with American Council of Employees

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

 

Volkswagen recently announced that it is partnering up with a second employee organization, American Council of Employees (ACE), to represent workers at Volkswagen’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennesse, giving the UAW a fierce rival under the automaker’s new labor policy. This gives ACE the right to raise questions, ideas, or concerns directly to Volkswagen management at any time. Sean Moss, President of the group, said ACE has elected officers; “While ACE has slightly less frequent access to meeting areas in the plant, in discussions with management we carry the same weight and capability as the UAW.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2015/02/17/volkswagen-uaw-ace-workers-union-employees/23548711/

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Volkswagen Announces the Return of the Caddy

Friday, February 13th, 2015

 

Volkswagen plans to introduce the fourth generation Caddy at the Geneva Motor Show. The Caddy is the automaker’s small van designed especially for the European market; its current model features a basic silhouette that carries over to the new model. The new generation Caddy will gain a sharper look with angular headlights that have been inspired by a three-slat radiator grille and an upright hatch that will maximize passengers’ cargo capacity. The newly redesigned Caddy will go on sale across Europe later this year and will be available to order with one of eight engine options; including four 2.0-liter TDI turbodiesel units capable of delivering up to 147 horsepower. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2015-volkswagen-caddy/

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Volkswagen of America Investing in Electric Vehicle Charging Units

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

 

Volkswagen of America’s Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy, recently announced the automaker’s holistic approach to e-mobility surrounding the launch of the new 2015 e-Golf. The automaker revealed that a $10 million investment will be made to support electric vehicle infrastructure by next year. Through this investment, Volkswagen hopes to support installation of charging units at some dealer locations and facilitate local, state and regional infrastructure deployment. In a recent interview, Sommers said: “Automakers have effectively delivered vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers. In addition to the investment we and other companies and industries are making, we would like to see Federal financing support for establishing fast charging networks in urban areas and interstate corridors.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-america-invest-10-million-electric-vehicle-charging-infrastructure-2016/

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Volkswagen Polo Based SUV

Friday, February 6th, 2015

 

Volkswagen has confirmed all the speculations regarding a new Polo-based SUV. The German automaker plans to develop this vehicle to compete with the Nissan Juke. The new SUV will sit below the Tiguan and will be based on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture on which other current models are being built. Dr Heinz-Jakob Neuser, board member for technical development, VW said, “In the future we will have a minimum of one SUV in each segment – from the top-line SUV (Touareg) to MQB-based models and a number of derivatives including a Golf SUV and a Polo SUV. Core markets for the Polo SUV will be China, South America and Europe.”If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://auto.ndtv.com/news/volkswagen-polo-based-suv-in-the-works-736403

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Volkswagen of America Reports Slight Increase in January Sales

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

 

Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently reported sales of 23,504 units delivered in January 2015. The all-new Golf family continued to find success in both deliveries and accolades. In fact, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Golf and the Golf GTI were named the North American Car of the Year. Volkswagen reported that Golf family sales in January totaled 4,199 units: 2,040 Golfs, 1,978 Golf GTIs and 181 e-Golf units. Mark McNabb, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, said: “We are encouraged by the continued success of the Golf family, in fact it was one of the best months on record for Golf family sales. We look forward to the new additions of the much anticipated Golf R and Golf SportWagen later this quarter.” If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/volkswagen-america-january-2015-sales/

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