The 2012 VW Jetta GLI partners with Fender. The gods of rock smile.
Driving the all-new performance inspired 2012 VW Jetta GLI is definitely an experience, and the Fender audio system provides the soundtrack. It's no small honor that Fender, arguably the most iconic name in audio, partnered exclusively with Volkswagen to make sure the new line up of VWs sound as good as they drive.
The GLI already prowls the streets with a rock star attitude. With its aggressive stance, 2.0-liter, 200hp turbocharged engine, interior sticking, honeycomb grill and flashy red caliper breaks the GLI is photogenic and it knows it. And with the addition of the Fender Premium Audio System the final piece of the puzzle is in place. This nine-speaker system is specifically designed to capture the raw emotion of a live performance, making it a "face-melting" audio experience. And according to Brian Tedeschi, Fender's Business Affairs manager, that's a technical term.
We had Danielle Gumro catch-up and rock-out (literally) at the Chicago Auto Show with the big brains at Fender to hear the inspiration and science behind the gut-busting sound. This state-of the-art sound system was the product of over three years of research and development to bring unmatched audio clarity at high and low volume to your driving experience. In laymen's terms this means a lot of really smart people spent a really long time making sure that this audio system is going to be better, louder and generally more "face-melting" than anything you've heard before.
Reactions to the all-new 2012 VW Jetta GLI
Last Thursday, Volkswagen invited fans from VWVortex and Facebook to the
Chicago Auto Show Press Days for a prior-to-the-public, sneak peak of the
new 2012 VW Jetta GLI. Finally there is empirical proof that
moms/teachers/bosses who tell you to stop spending so much time with social
media are just dead wrong. These bloggers, car freaks, and super-fans
stepped out from behind the computer screen and in front of the camera. And
here, in their own words (with a little encouragement from Danielle Gumro)
is what they had to say about the 2012 Jetta GLI, its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, red brake calipers and
rockin' Fender Premium Sound System.
The 21st Century Beetle NY Reveal
The wait is finally over: the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has arrived.
This exclusive footage, shot April 18 in the New York reveal, offers a
first glimpse at an automotive and cultural icon, reinvented.
Get ready to own the 21st Century Beetle at
VW's New Chattanooga Plant
With a $1 billion investment, up to 2,000 initial jobs, and the potential
to generate $12 billion in growth, Volkswagen's new Chattanooga plant is
well along the way to being a welcome addition to the South. But here's
another impressive stat from this high-tech wonder: it's already received
the highest engineering certification - ISO 9001:2008 - before the first
2012 Passat has even rolled off the line.
American Hot Rod Designer Chip Foose: My First Golf
Learn more about the 2012 Golf R: http://www.vw.com/2012golfr
To celebrate the arrival of the all-new 2012 Golf R to America, Volkswagen
pays tribute to their fans and the storied legacy behind it. Watch
acclaimed hot rod designer Chip Foose share memories of one of his favorite
cars, a 1985 MkII Golf GTI.
For more exclusive content and videos:
Download the Golf R iPad App: http://www.vw.com/golfrapp
Or get more information: http://www.vw.com/2012golfr
All-new 2011 Jetta
It's not completely different. Once you get past the sleek new design, the
added leg room, and the cavernous trunk space, you remember that it's still
a Jetta. And when the newness of available features like keyless access,
built-in Bluetooth®, and touchscreen navigation finally wears off, you're
still left with that great feeling of owning a Volkswagen. Experience the
all-new 2011 Jetta now.
2012 North American International Auto Show
Volkswagen was in Detroit to debut the Jetta Hybrid and E-Bugster Concept
Car at the North American International Auto Show. The 2012 line up was
also available for guests to view.
Volkswagen at the 2014 New York International Auto Show | 2015 VW Jetta & Golf SportWagen Concept
Michael Horn, President & CEO of Volkswagen Group of North America
introduces the refreshed 2015 VW Jetta & the Golf SportWagen concept at the
2014 New York International Auto Show.
The current VW model lineup & their predecessors have real character,
lasting style & qualities to ensure that Volkswagen continues to have more
cars on the road with more than 100,000 miles than any other auto maker.
Volkswagen Full Line Drive: 2012 Golf R
We invited more than 100 automotive experts to our headquarters in Virginia
and gave them the keys to our all-new 2012 models. In this video Jaime
Vondruska, Managing Editor for VWvortex.com, gives us an exclusive look at
the 2012 Golf R.
*Volkswagen encourages you to always drive safely; consult your owner's
manual if you have any questions. These videos reflect the views of the
drivers on their Volkswagen driving experience. They are not intended to
show the correct driving position.
Debut of the All-New 2012 Passat
Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen
introduced the world to the all-new 2012 Passat. The newest member of the
VW family is roomier and sleeker than ever before, and is available for the
first time as a TDI® Clean Diesel! What's more, it's made right here in
the U.S.A. in our state-of-the-art Chattanooga, TN plant.
Find out why the all-new Passat is worth the wait at
Green production technology at the VW Chattanooga plant
"How Do They Do It" takes a look at the cutting edge technology that sets
new standards in green production in the new Volkswagen plant in
Chattanooga, TN. For information on where to view the show, visit:
The E-Bugster concept car was revealed at the 2012 North American
International Auto Show. The name "E-Bugster" is a combination of "E" for
electric, "Bug," the American nickname for the Beetle, and "speedster,"
which typically describes an open-top two-seater.
Reveal of the all-new 2012 Jetta GLI
Volkswagen of America's CEO, Jonathan Browning, was on-hand at the 2011
Chicago Auto Show to unveil VW's newest addition to its performance lineup:
the lighter, speedier and more accessible 2012 Jetta GLI. Available this
summer, the GLI comes complete with VW's fun-to-drive 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, 18" alloy wheels, sunroof,
dual zone climate control, heated V-Tex Leatherette seats and the Fender®
Premium Audio System.
For more information about the 2012 Jetta GLI, check out the Jetta Blog at