Archive for the ‘Volkswagen News’ Category

Volkswagen Named one of Kelley Blue Book’s Most Awarded Brands

Monday, August 12th, 2019
Blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf driving on a city street

Kelley Blue Book, one of the most trusted resources for automotive information, released its list of the most awarded brands of 2019. And surprise, surprise, Volkswagen made the cut. Volkswagen was named the 10th most awarded car brand of 2019, something that we are very proud to learn. The site’s consensus reads “Just because Volkswagens are practical doesn’t mean they can’t be fun, too. Consider the Atlas SUV and the Passat sedan, both of which are comfortable and spacious yet have the Euro-inspired handling that can make errand-running fun. These models earned praise in 2019, as did the Golf, GTI, Jetta and Golf Alltrack.”  (more…)

Volkswagen Produced TV Spot for Youth Soccer Nonprofit America SCORES

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Girls playing soccer for America SCORES program

In addition to producing stylish, innovative, and fun-to-drive cars, Volkswagen aims to make a positive difference in the community with its various charitable endeavors and initiatives. Recently, during the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Volkswagen debuted a TV spot that it produced for America SCORES, a youth soccer nonprofit organization. (more…)

Volkswagen Brand Ambassador Role for U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Star Alex Morgan

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
US Soccer star Alex Morman wearing a blue soccer kit with a Volkswagen logo

Volkswagen, which agreed to a multi-year presenting partnership earlier this year with U.S. Soccer, furthered its ties as the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks into high gear, as the automaker named U.S. Women’s National Team star Alex Morgan as a Brand Ambassador. (more…)

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Popular Mechanics “Hatchback of the Year” Award

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Grey 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI with mountains in the background

Combining the style, versatility, and practicality of the Volkswagen Golf with a robust engine and advanced performance technologies, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI delivers an incredible driving experience. The experts at Popular Mechanics agree, for the publication named the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI the “Hatchback of the Year” in its 2019 Automotive Excellence awards. (more…)

1951 Rometsch Beeskow Coupe Wins Volkswagen Award at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Monday, March 25th, 2019
Blue 1951 Volkswagen Rometsch Beeskow at the Amelia Island Concours dElegance

Earlier this month at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the prestigious automotive charitable event with many different collector cars, there were 12 beautifully-designed classic Volkswagen vehicles. The 1951 Rometsch Beeskow Coupe won the Volkswagen of America Trophy for the Most Elegant Coachwork on a Volkswagen. (more…)

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Wins Motorweek Drivers’ Choice Best Large Utility Award

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
A family walking on the beach near a silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas has impressed consumers and critics alike with its excellent performance, roomy and comfortable interior, and advanced multimedia and driving assistance technologies. The SUV continues to rack up the accolades, as the 2019 VW Atlas won the Motorweek Drivers’ Choice Best Large Utility award. (more…)

What 2019 Volkswagen models offer the greatest value?

Friday, February 1st, 2019
Side view of cream-colored 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

With Volkswagen vehicles, you can enjoy many of the premium features that you might expect from the marque luxury automotive brands, but at a considerably more affordable price. Recently two Volkswagen models received the Vincentric “Best Value in America” award: the 2019 VW Beetle and 2019 VW Passat. (more…)

The Groundbreaking Volkswagen MEB Platform Honored at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Awards

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Graphic of Volkswagen MEB architecture

Volkswagen MEB Platform and 2019 AVT ACES Award

The Volkswagen MEB (Modularer Elektrobaukasten) electric vehicle platform is the core component of Volkswagen’s push to produce many electric cars in the upcoming years, including the Volkswagen I.D. family of electric vehicles. Recently, at the 2019 AVT ACES awards, which was hosted by Autonomous Vehicle Technology (AVT), Volkswagen was honored for its work on the groundbreaking MEB platform. (more…)

Record-Breaking VW I.D. R Pikes Peak is on Display at the Peterson Automotive Museum

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
VW ID R Pikes Peak Race Car on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Race Car at Peterson Automotive Museum in LA

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak made a historic run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb back in June, for the all-electric race car not only won the race, but it also achieved a record-breaking time. Automotive enthusiasts in South California can see the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak in person, for it will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles from now until February 1, 2019. (more…)

Volkswagen Makes a Donation to Assist the Hurricane Michael Relief

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Map of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael, which was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous United States, sadly claimed the lives of 60 people and caused over $14 billion in damage. Recently, the Volkswagen Group of America Foundation announced that it will donate $125,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund in support of Hurricane Michael relief. (more…)