Behind the scenes video from the Volkswagen facilities in Chattanooga, TN, including plant machines transforming 4,700 welds into a car, vehicles being started for the very first time, and a clip from inside the monsoon weather simulator that tests for paint and seal quality.
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.
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.
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.
Volkswagen Junior Masters Program & Soccer Event
U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer John Harkes talks about the Volkswagen Junior
Masters program during the 2014 National Final in Portland, Oregon.
World Debut of All-New 2012 Passat
Wolfsburg / Herndon / Detroit — Volkswagen of America, Inc., today
announced the world debut of the all-new Passat, a transformational car in
Volkswagen's ambitious growth plan for the U.S. market.
Designed in Germany and made in America, the Passat was developed as a
larger vehicle with premium features and handling characteristics that will
perfectly match it with the tastes and lifestyles of Americans. It will be
built in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the world's newest, most advanced and
environmentally responsible auto assembly plant.
Find out why the all-new Passat is worth the wait at
VW Fuel for Thought | Oil Pump
Volkswagen has over 170,000 Genuine VW Parts. Can you guess which one this
is? It's an oil pump, which picks up engine oil from the oil pan and
circulates it throughout the car engine. This keeps car parts interacting
smoothly, so checking oil level is always a good idea to ensure that the
engine oil is doing what it should.
To view all the VW Fuel for Thought episodes visit the official webpage at
2012 Volkswagen Beetle on Comedy Bang! Bang!
When it's time for a serious discussion about the pros and cons of overt
product placements, sometimes it's best to take a ride to clear your
thoughts. And there's nothing better than a ride in a 2012 Beetle.
Chattanooga Tennessee Timelapse
Watch Volkswagen Group of America's new production facility in Chattanooga,
Tennessee come to life.
The Force: Volkswagen Commercial
A pint-sized Darth Vader uses the Force when he discovers the all-new 2012
Passat in the driveway. This award-winning commercial first aired during
the 2011 Big Game. Watch our 2012 Game Day commercial here: