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Park Cities Volkswagen Has Become One of the Highest-Rated DealerRater Certified Volkswagen Dealers in Texas

DealerRater, the nation’s premier car dealer review web site, has certified Park Cities Volkswagen, one of the premier car dealerships in the nation.

Dealerships that qualify for this certification program must be committed to quality customer service and in good standing with DealerRater. Certified Dealers have the opportunity to actively engage DealerRater community members and potential customers. DealerRater visitors can feel confident in knowing that a Certified Dealer is dedicated to providing a high level of customer attention and in the event of a disappointing experience, will work with the reviewer to rectify the situation.

In the past two years, DealerRater has demonstrated record increases in dealer reviews, web traffic and registered users. “Our steady growth points to the increasing significance of third-party online reviews in today’s auto marketplace,” said Chip Grueter, President of DealerRater. “Consumers are increasingly relying on credible, third-party review sites like DealerRater to research prospective dealerships across multiple geographic areas and vehicle brands so as to find the right car dealer committed to quality customer service.”

Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Boardwalk Auto Group said, “We chose DealerRater because we understand the importance of building trust with online shoppers. We feel that DealerRater has become one of the primary information sources for car buying consumers. More than that though, we embrace the complete unbiased customer feedback and the transparency that DealerRater provides our entire organization.”

About Park Cities Volkswagen
Located in one of the most vibrant auto retailing zones in Dallas-Fort Worth, Park Cities Volkswagen has a portfolio of new and quality pre-owned Volkswagens that is among the best in Texas. It’s “Marketplace” dealership layout was designed to facilitate a more elegant, functional customer experience. Park Cities Volkswagen is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the Dallas area. From the moment you walk into the showroom, you’ll know that Park Cities Volkswagen’s commitment to customer service is second to none.

About Boardwalk Auto Group
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Learn more about Boardwalk Auto Group at

About DealerRater®
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 41,000 U.S. and International car dealers, 460,000 user reviews and over 1,000,000 cars for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 5 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience.


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Passat's proudest moment: Volkswagen Passat named Motor Trend 2012 Car of the Year

They grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday that the first Volkswagen Passat rolled off the production line at our state-of-the art factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We’ve always thought highly of the Passat, and as it turns out, we’re not alone: no less an automotive authority than Motor Trend named the Passat the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year. In a field of 35 vehicles, the American-made midsize sedan took top honors. The award was presented to Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, by Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus Mackenzie during a press conference at the 2011 LA Auto Show. Needless to say, we’re thrilled.

Not only did Motor Trend designate the Passat as the best new car for 2012, but they also said think that it outclasses the current segment leaders: The Passat SE, TDI SE and VR6 SEL each came out on top in comparisons against comparable models of the 2011 and 2012 Hyundai Sonata and 2012 Toyota Camry.

The German-engineered and designed Passat delivers the complete Volkswagen driving experience. Make that experience last as long as possible in the Passat TDI Clean Diesel model, which gets an estimated 43 MPG* and can go up to 795 miles before refueling. Tell your passengers to feel free to stretch out in its tastefully designed interior and get comfy for that long drive, because the Passat also offers class-leading rear-seat legroom, automatic dual-zone climate control and standard Bluetooth®. Even when you reach your destination, you and your passengers may not want to get out of the car, thanks to the crisp, booming sound provided by the optional Fender Premium Audio System, designed exclusively for Volkswagen.

No matter where the Passat (and the music) take you, everyone inside can rest easy knowing that the Passat is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick award winner. The Passat features six airbags, tire pressure monitoring, ABS, and electronic stability control to help drivers avoid many dangerous situations before they happen. It’s also built with high-strength steel and constructed using advanced techniques like laser seam welding.

All that cool lasering and construction takes place at our LEED-aggressive manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, one of the world’s most advanced and energy-efficient assembly plants. The plant uses recycled rainwater to supply water for daily operations at the factory, helping to save 350,000 gallons of fresh water every month, and its paint shop’s Eco Dry Scrubber System reduces water consumption by 50,000 gallons a day. The plant also uses energy efficient technologies that will save the annual energy use of 1,880 households. In addition to creating the Passat, the plant has also created more than 12,000 new jobs for American workers and invested $1 billion dollars in economic development in Tennessee that will create $12 billion in economic growth for the region.

The 2012 Passat arrived in showrooms in September and is available now. And best of all, Passat models start at only $19,995*.

The Volkswagen Passat:  German engineered. American made. Universally loved.

Tell us: what do you like most about the Car of the Year?


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*43 highway mpg EPA estimates for 2012 Passat TDI® Clean Diesel equipped with manual transmission. Your mileage will vary.

Range based on 43 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon tank in the 2012 Passat with optional TDI® Clean Diesel engine and manual transmission. Your mileage will vary.

Estimated selling price is the base MSRP for the model and trim selected. Final payment will be based on the transaction negotiated with your Volkswagen dealer. Estimated selling price does not include dealer charges, destination charge, taxes, title and registration or optional equipment.

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The Essence of the Volkswagen Brand: It is more than just a car.


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The 2012 Golf R. It's coming. Fast.

Golf R

America, rejoice. Starting 2012 the Golf R will be unleashed onto the streets of the USA. Inspired by the technology and temperament of motorsport, this phenomenal car features a redesigned front fascia and unique 18-inch alloy wheels at all four corners. There’s a center-mounted dual-exhaust out back, too – a signature styling element that drives home the point that the Golf R is well, fast. And to that point, as soon as you step on the gas, the new and lighter-than-ever 256-hp, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive, and 6-speed manual transmission, will launch you from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.9 seconds.1

But its exterior details and what’s under the hood is only the beginning. Walk up to your Golf R and its doors will unlock as soon as you touch the door handle (assuming you’ve got your keys with you), thanks to available keyless access with push-button start. In the cockpit you’ll find dual-zone automatic climate control, bolstered sport seats with leather seating surfaces and available touchscreen navigation complete with an available nine-speaker Dynaudio® premium audio system. And don’t forget the available sunroof overhead to whip your hair around when you’re out on the open road. Plus, for the first time, the Golf R is going to be available in 2- and 4-door models, so whether you’re lugging your friends around or opening it up solo on the track, you’ll want to be one of the select few driving this hyper-tuned beast.

With limited production the Golf R is sure to be a treat, but only if you can get your hands on one. Hold tight. More updates on R, coming soon.

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1. Always obey local speed and traffic laws. Engine specifications and 0-to-62 time based on European-specification engine and may not apply to U.S. engine specifications and 0 to 62 time not available at time of printing.

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Volkswagen Chattanooga Passes the 1500th Employee Threshold

First shift team in place; second shift hiring under way

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that the company has passed the 1500 employee mark. The 1500th employee represents the three-quarter point in the effort to hire and train the 2,000 plus employees who will build the all-new 2012 Passat. Hiring will continue through 2011 as the plant reaches full production.

“It is an exciting milestone to have hired our 1500th team member here at Volkswagen Chattanooga, but we still have long way to go, and there is still a lot of opportunity for those who want to join our team,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, Executive Vice President of Human Resources. “We are on schedule with our hiring plan. The workforce that we have hired has been very trainable, extremely capable and most of all, passionate about the quality of their work. I am very confident that we will find these same characteristics as we continue the hiring process,” Jagla said.

Volkswagen now employs a total of 1,516 people. The production team is made up of 674 people, of which 96 percent are from Hamilton County, Tennessee. There have been a total of 75 new hire orientation classes of common core training, a process which takes place in the cutting edge Volkswagen Academy.

“Our production workforce has just produced our 500th new Passat,” said Don Jackson, president of manufacturing.  “Our training program immerses our team members in the Volkswagen Passion for Detail. The men and women that build the new Passat are producing excellent products here in Chattanooga,” Jackson said.

About Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations LLC

Volkswagen will invest $1 billion in the local economy for the Chattanooga plant and create more than 2,000 direct jobs in the region. According to independent studies, the new Volkswagen plant is expected to generate $12 billion in income growth and an additional 9,500 jobs related to the project. The Chattanooga manufacturing facility will build the all-new 2012 Passat sedan, specially designed for the North American market.

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The All-New 2011 VW Touareg Supercharged Hybrid: More Than A Beast. A Rare Beast.


The joy of driving, the excitement of performance, and high standards of German Engineering are requirements that set the stage for every Volkswagen. Power, intelligence and efficiency come together in almost every feature of the 2011 Touareg Supercharged Hybrid. With stats like 380 hp and 428 lb/ft torque the Touareg a beast. However, since the power comes from a supercharged hybrid engine, the Touareg is more than just a beast. As the world’s first supercharged hybrid, it’s a Rare Beast.

As you may already know, a hybrid achieves its energy efficiency by combining the use of an internal combustion engine with an electric motor. The Touareg Hybrid also uses technologies like regenerative braking, which helps replenish the battery by using kinetic energy produced by the brakes. For immediate power off the line, boost mode supplies maximum outputs from both the electric motor and combustion engine.

What’s under the hood isn’t even what’s most exciting. Inside, almost every available luxury feature has been incorporated… standard. A huge panoramic sunroof sits over both front and rear seat passengers, plush Vienna leather seating surfaces are found throughout, and the top-of-the-line in-dash technology will guide and entertain you for hours.

This Rare Beast is much more than a powerful ride. It’s a groundbreaking example of what
happens when Volkswagen ingenuity meets hybrid technology.

To get a feel for this Rare Beast, check out its origin story, anatomy and habitat at

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