Archive for June, 2011

Kelley Blue Book’s Kbb.com Names Volkswagen Jetta As One Of The 2011 Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000

Top Selling U.S. Sedan Offers German Engineering at an Accessible Price

Herndon, VA – The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta was chosen today by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com as one of the 2011 Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. Editors at kbb.com searched for the most enjoyable vehicles that get you from point A to point B without breaking the bank.

With ‘fun-to-drive’ and ‘fun-to-own’ as Kelley Blue Book’s focal criteria, the 2011 Jetta continues the model’s legacy of delivering an exceptional driving experience. According to kbb.com, “the Jetta continues to deliver superior ride and handling, but it’s now roomier and priced more competitively” within the compact sedan segment.

“Volkswagen is excited that the Jetta has been recognized by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com as one of the 2011 Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000,” said Tim Mahoney, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The Jetta is one of the most recognized Volkswagen nameplates and with the 2011 pricing strategy we have made the model line accessible to more consumers,” added Mahoney.

With Jetta sales up more than 70 percent compared to last year, consumers are seizing the opportunity to buy a German engineered sedan with sophisticated style at an accessible price. New Jetta purchases have contributed to Volkswagen’s 27.9 percent increase in year over year sales, making May 2011 the company’s best sales month since August 2003.

The new Jetta comes standard with the Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), which is unique in its class. ICRS turns off the fuel pump, activates the hazard lights and unlocks the doors in the case of an airbag deployment. The 2011 Jetta is also covered under the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. All scheduled maintenance is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty – three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2011 Volkswagen vehicles come standard-equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This is important because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.

About Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com)

Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website kbb.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Retail Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies as well as governmental agencies.  Kbb.com is a leading provider of new car prices, used car values, car reviews, new cars for sale, used cars for sale, and car dealer locations. Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader.com.

Notes:

This press release and images of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta are available at media.vw.com.

“VW”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Carefree Maintenance” is a registered trademark of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

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Clarity. The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS.

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Building on the well-received 911 Carrera GTS with its extra power, visual panache and extensive extras for an attractive price, Porsche today announced the 911 Carrera 4 GTS. The 911 Carrera GTS made a clear statement as the most sporty 911 Carrera of all times. Now, Porsche has just added a number: 4. Discover the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS at Boardwalk Porsche serving Dallas, Texas.

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Science Channel How Do They Do It? goes inside VW's new Chattanooga Plant

Ever wondered how a Volkswagen Passat comes to life? Well, on June 17th at 8 p.m. EST, you can stop wondering, because Science Channel is going to show you.

Volkswagen’s brand new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee is scheduled to produce 150,000 Passats this year. How are they gonna do it? Watch the June 17th episode of How Do They Do It? to find out. The episode will take an inside look at the unique systems and processes that go into the creation of a 2012 Passat.

The show, which is the first of two episodes that will focus on our Chattanooga plant, will re-air for three weeks on Science Channel, Discovery Channel, HD Theater and Planet Green.

Want to learn more about the 2012 Passat? Sign up to get the latest information and learn more about the Chattanooga plant.

Tell us, what part of the Chattanooga plant would you like to see?

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Boardwalk Auto Group’s Hot Summer Nights Car Show

Saturday, June 25th
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please come and enjoy hot burgers, hotter live music, and some of the hottest cars in town!

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • American Class
  • British Class
  • German Class
  • Italian Class
  • Japanese Class
  • Vintage Class

To register your ride:

CLICK HERE for a registration form and email your completed form to JBars@BoardwalkAG.com

Event Location:

Under the tents between Boardwalk Audi & Boardwalk Porsche
5930 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

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Boardwalk Auto Group’s Hot Summer Nights Car Show

Saturday, June 25th
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please come and enjoy hot burgers, hotter live music, and some of the hottest cars in town!

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • American Class
  • British Class
  • German Class
  • Italian Class
  • Japanese Class
  • Vintage Class

To register your ride:

CLICK HERE for a registration form and email your completed form to JBars@BoardwalkAG.com

Event Location:

Under the tents between Boardwalk Audi & Boardwalk Porsche
5930 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

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Boardwalk Auto Group’s Hot Summer Nights Car Show

Saturday, June 25th
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please come and enjoy hot burgers, hotter live music, and some of the hottest cars in town!

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • American Class
  • British Class
  • German Class
  • Italian Class
  • Japanese Class
  • Vintage Class

To register your ride:

CLICK HERE for a registration form and email your completed form to JBars@BoardwalkAG.com

Event Location:

Under the tents between Boardwalk Audi & Boardwalk Porsche
5930 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

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The Audi R8 GT Spyder: Top performance with Audi

Audi unveils a second limited edition of its R8 high-performance sports car – hot on the heels of the fixed-roof R8 GT comes the R8 GT Spyder. The output of its 5.2-liter V10 has been increased to 412 kW (560 hp); the weight of the vehicle has been reduced by 85 kilograms (187.39 lb). The R8 GT Spyder accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 317 km/h (196.97 mph).

The Audi R8 is a born winner. In its very first season, the R8 LMS won 23 runs and three champion titles, followed by four more titles and 41 race victories in 2010. The production models landed the “World Performance Car” award on two occasions – the R8 in 2008 and the R8 5.2 FSI quattro in 2010. Most recently, the high-performance sports car clinched category wins in Auto Zeitung magazine’s “Auto Trophy” awards and in the auto motor und sport “Best Cars of 2011” reader survey.

Approximately one year ago, Audi unveiled the R8 GT as the model line’s new flagship model. It wasn’t long before all 333 units in the limited series were sold out. Now the open-top body version is being launched, with production again capped at 333 units. Each one sports a tag with its individual number on the gear lever knob.

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