It is with sadness that we bring you this news. Autoblog recently caught wind from Volkswagen that they will NOT bring the new Scirocco over the pond.
Take care and be safe! Here’s to hoping that new, great things come in 2010. :)
Have a great time with family, friends, and good food!
I recently had my 80k service completed at a local VW/Audi shop rather than the dealer. It went excellent – no problems with the work, the price or the customer service. Chad and Mike run an outstanding shop! But a few days after the service, I thought my car developed a wobbly, vibration-ey kind of sound which was coming from the driver’s side rear wheel.
Autoblog reports that VW of America CEO Stefan Jacoby made the point blank statement that the Phaeton will return to the U.S. market… but not WHEN. More at Autoblog.com
It is with great sadness that we make this announcement. I just found out this morning that Chris passed away recently from a two year battle with cancer. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. In the short time that we knew Chris, he was a wonderful, vibrant enthusiast with not only Volkswagen but even with life it seemed. More information on Chris’ company website. God bless and comfort the Iwanowksi family.
Just a quick follow-up to my service experience with the local Cincinnati shop, AUTO4N. Did they do the job? Absolutely!
I’ve finally rounded 80,000 mi. on my GTI. I can’t believe it’s happened so fast, or at least it’s seemed to. Instead of going the DIY route or the dealer on this one, I opted to search out a good local mechanic, AUTO4N.
Do your part – the L1 needs YOU!!!
Finally — A Facebook Add-on for Car Enthusiasts. Designed by VW owners, like myself… of course!
Yup – you read that right…every one.
Get this people, Volkswagen just announced that the Rabbit nameplate will be no more come this fall. It’s back to the Golf for all.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the launch of the all-new 2010 GTI via the App Store by making available a free version of the popular Firemint Real Racing game that exclusively features the all-new 2010 GTI. This is the first time an automotive manufacturer has used the App Store to launch a new vehicle. Additionally, users of the Real Racing GTI App in the U.S. can compete for the chance to win one of six, limited-edition 2010 GTIs that are fully-customized inside and out. Via media.vw.com
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the launch of their smart phone-optimized mobile website, m.vw.com. The mobile website is compatible with all web-enabled cell phones and mobile devices. Via media.vw.com
Volkswagen of America announced today its all-new Golf TDI has been selected by the Green Car Journal as a 2010 Green Car of the Year(® )finalist.( )The Green Car of the Year will be awarded during a press conference during this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show Press Days, December 3, 2009.
“We’re extremely pleased to have our Golf TDI nominated as one of the top five finalists for the 2010 Green Car of the Year,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America. “Since our clean diesel TDI vehicles, like the Golf TDI, deliver more than a thirty percent increase in fuel economy, emit approximately twenty-five percent less harmful greenhouse gas emissions and provide a significant increase in torque we strongly believe they represent an excellent alternative fuel vehicle that provides our customers with the best of both worlds — tremendous fuel efficiency combined with a dynamic driving experience,” added Barnes. Via media.vw.com
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported September 2009 sales of 17,358 total units, representing a 1.5 percent increase over the same time period in 2008. Building off of the success enjoyed in August of this year, which stemmed from the U.S. government’s Car Allowance Rebate System / ‘Cash-for-Clunkers’ program, Volkswagen enjoyed strong sales with a number of different models. The sleek and sporty CC led the charge with sales of 2,290 units, making for a 15.6 percent increase over August, and the model’s second best sales month ever. The Jetta sedan and SportWagen, proved once again to be popular choices for Volkswagen buyers with sales of 9,568 units posted for the month. Via media.vw.com
For the third consecutive race weekend, the drivers of the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup had to navigate a rain-soaked track on race day. This added an interesting but familiar twist to the final race of the year, which was contested on the 12-turn, 2.54-mile road course at Road Atlanta. Via media.vw.com
At the 63rd International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is presenting an automotive update on the present and future. The exceptionally large range of products – a total of nine premieres ranging from the zero-emissions E-Up! concept to a near-production prototype of the sensational 1-Liter car, the L1, the economical Polo three-door, super-efficient BlueMotion versions of the Polo (3.3 l/100 km), Golf (3.8 l/100 km) and Passat (4.4 l/100 km) to the super sports car, the Golf R (270 PS), and the new generation of the Multivan / California (T5). Many customised models – such as three new, dynamic R-Line versions (Golf, Scirocco and Passat CC) and the first vehicle under the new top label Volkswagen Exclusive (Golf Estate) – complete the range of IAA premieres. Via media.vw.com
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