HERNDON, Va., February 8, 2010 — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the debut of the new 2012 Jetta GLI, which combines the comfort and sophistication of a Jetta with aggressive performance and handling in a sporty yet sleek package. The all-new Jetta GLI is the most differentiated Jetta GLI model ever made by Volkswagen. With a rich heritage that dates back to 1984, the new Jetta GLI is sure to appeal to both automotive enthusiasts and everyday drivers alike.
For more information on the 2012 Jetta GLI, visit the Jetta Blog: http://blogs.vw.com/jetta/category/2012-jetta-gli/
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Klaus Bischoff and a bunch of car guys in suits
Most of you know Danielle Gumro, Volkswagen Product Specialist, as someone
who can answer just about any question regarding a VW thrown at her. But to
keep things interesting, we judo-flipped the script and sent her out on the
floor of the 2011 North American International Auto show in Detroit armed
with nothing more than a microphone to ask automotive insiders their
opinion on the launch of the all-new 2012 Passat, and how it will affect
the American mid-sized sedan market.
Danielle fought the crowds, and jockeyed for position with hoards of hungry
journalists hunting for a tasty sound bite. When the chaos ended, she had a
bucketful of behind-the-scene interviews from some heavy hitters in the
automotive world. Check out some of the interviews with VW designers,
executives, dealers, and automotive journalists here.
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
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.