Archive for October, 2015

Electric Hippie Van in the Works

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

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Volkswagen recently revealed to several online sources that it plans to launch an electric version of the Microbus and its iconic hippie van. In fact, Development Chief, Hans-Jakob Neusser, said: “VW engineers and designers were working on a new Camper van concept.” The ‘hippie’ bus was first produced in Germany in the 1950s and a short years after that, production began to expand into different parts of the world. This vehicle quickly became an iconic vehicle and two re-releases have already been attempted since its disappearance from the market. “Volkswagen’s plans to resurrect the Microbus form part of a broader commercial vehicle strategy aimed at significantly bolstering its sales performance in the U.S. market.”

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Volkswagen CEO Announces Diesel Emissions Repairs

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

VW 3 CEO announces diesel emissions repairs

Earlier this week, Volkswagen revealed, in a press release, that they are working around the clock to develop effective technical solutions that will reverse the defeat devices. Volkswagen CEO, Mattias Muller confirmed the news and revealed that the implementation of the fixes will start in early January. The German automaker’s CEO also announced that he is cracking down on his warnings about belt-tightening by saying: “We will review in detail our current portfolio of more than 300 models and examine the contribution that each one makes to our earnings.”

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Volkswagen Tiguan is a Compact Crossover with Luxurious Features

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

VW 2 Tiguan new redesign

The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s entry into the compact crossover segment. The vehicle offers a nice driving experience with a handful of luxury features. The crossover has a starting price of $35,000; which is very inexpensive considering that it is a well-equipped vehicle. On the inside, the cabin includes soft-touch materials and a nice two-tone color scheme. New to this year’s model is the rearview camera and premium sound system. Under the hood, the Tiguan is packing a 200-horsepower turbocharged engine that allows the crossover to move with ease. If you are interested in test driving the new Volkswagen Tiguan, please see your friends at Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers 4.35 Million Units in September

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

VW 2 passenger cars deliveries up in september

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has delivered 4.35 million vehicles between January and September of this year. The German automaker reveals that deliveries continue to grow throughout Europe and even the United States. In North America, Volkswagen delivered 443,300 vehicles – representing an increase of 2.5% compared to the same period last year. Cardinale Volkswagen is particularly interested in seeing how sales are affected after the recent Volkswagen announcement of TDI vehicles.

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Volkswagen of America Reveals Pricing for 2016 Passat

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

VW 1 Passat pricing revealed

In recent Volkswagen news, we have learned that Volkswagen of America has announced the pricing specs of the new, 2016 Passat model range. Cardinale Volkswagen is excited about the news because this means we will soon be receiving them. The new Passat combines a newly designed interior with a fully equipped exterior and a variety of available driving assistance, connectivity and convenience. Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, said: “The 2016 Passat builds upon the solid foundation laid by its predecessor and offers more aggressive styling, a more premium interior, and a host of newly available driver assistance, connectivity and convenience features. We are pleased to announce that our customers will get all these new features and standard equipment for the same price level as the previous model.”

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Volkswagen Considering Making Electric Phaeton Model

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

VW 2 Electric Phaeton

Volkswagen is exploring its green vehicle options by expanding its electric model range. Sources reveal that the automaker is considering making an electric version of the Phaeton model. Automotive News recently reported that the German automaker is making a significant EV push. Additionally, a Volkswagen representative said: “The specification features a pure electric drive with long-distance capability, connectivity and next-generation assistance systems as well as an emotional design.” As this story progresses, Cardinale Volkswagen will be sure to keep you updated.

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New Volkswagen Group Board Member for Finance Appointed

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

VW 2 new finance chief appionted

Frank Witter was recently named Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for Finance and Controlling with immediate effect. Witter, who was born in 1959, joined the Volkswagen team in 1992 and has a background in business administration and has received training as a qualified savings bank officer. In 2001 and 2002, Witer served as Corporate Treasurer at SAirGroup in Zurich – in 2002 he was named the Chief Financial Officer at Volkswagen of America. Now he will serve as the new Volkswagen Group Board Member for Finance. Cardinale Volkswagen is excited for the new changes that are soon to follow. We will keep you posted as the story develops.

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Volkswagen Revamps Diesel Technology

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

VW 1 revamps diesel technology

Volkswagen recently announced earlier this week that it plans to revamp its diesel technology to control diesel exhaust in all future models. The German automaker said it plans to switch to a selective catalytic reduction system in order to decrease emissions on its diesel engines in Europe and North America. Additionally, the German automaker has revealed that it will cut its investments by $1.1 billion – limiting the company’s ability to innovate. Herbert Diess, Chairman of Volkswagen Passenger Car, said: “Diesel vehicles will only be equipped with exhaust emissions systems that use the best environmental technology.”

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Lindsay Volkswagen to Host 3rd Annual Volkswagen Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

VW 2 oktoberfest 3rd annual

The 3rd Annual Lindsay VW Oktoberfest will be hosted this upcoming Sunday, October 18th between 1PM and 4PM and attendees will have the opportunity to judge the different beers and car show participants. The Annual Oktoberfest will also offer themed festivities and goodies including: food trucks, a local brewery, DJ, cupcakes, corn hole and so much more. Additionally, there will be a raffle throughout the day that will give each attendee the chance to receive one free chance to win from a selection of amazing prizes donated by Lindsay VW.

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Revamped Volkswagen Tiguan

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The Volkswagen Tiguan has not received a redesign since 2007, so the recent redesign is long overdue. Volkswagen recently took the covers off a redesigned Tiguan last month and is expected to arrive in European showrooms in April. The conventionally-powered Tiguan will be available in a plug-in hybrid model and is expected to head into production in the near future. The upcoming model will feature a shorter wheelbase and will be available in the United States and in China. The automaker has not revealed many details on this model, but we can expect the new model to come to the United States within the next year.

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