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The Curious Case Of The Volkswagen GTD and The U.S.

Apr 19 2014 08:15 AM | Volkswagen News
Last year, Volkswagen made an announcement that shocked many of us. The Golf GTD, a GTI with a diesel was slated to come to the U.S. within the next couple years. But news coming out of New York may dash those dreams many of us had.
Volkswagen of America's CEO, Michael Horn told reporters that the 2.0L turbodiesel engine used in the GTD cannot be built at company's engine plant in Silao, Mexico, and that the engine would have to be imported from Germany, rasing the cost.
“The GTD would be a great car,” said Horn, but with that added cost, “the price point is not really attractive. So the probability is sort of diminishing.”
Horn didn't say why the engine coul...

2015 Volkswagen GTI Arrives In June With A $25,215 Price Tag

Apr 15 2014 04:05 PM | Volkswagen News
It has been almost a year since Volkswagen introduced the U.S. to the seventh-generation GTI at last year's New York Auto Show. While we have to wait just till June for the GTI to arrive at dealers, the company has revealed the pricing for the hot hatch.
The 2015 GTI will start a price of $25,515  (includes a $820 destination charge) for the S model which gets you a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and a six-speed manual transmission. That will also get you a drive-mode selector, touchscreen radio, LED foglights, and heated front seats. Step to SE model which starts at $27,395 and comes equipped with a sunroof, keyless entry and start, leather, Fender a...

Rumorpile: Volkswagen Reconsiders Truck Plan For The U.S.

Mar 10 2014 09:45 AM | Volkswagen News
Since Volkswagen launched the Amarok pickup in 2009 in certain parts of the world, it has become a success for the company. It has also made many people in the U.S. clamor Volkswagen to bring the Amarok here. Before the model was launched, Volkswagen was considering selling it in the U.S. However the decision was made that the Amarok wouldn't be a good fit. But Volkswagen appears to be reconsidering their decision.
"It's a question mark, but it starts to be discussed. Let's put it this way: we start to discuss it again and whether it's attractive for us," said Volkswagen North American CEO Michael Horn to Autoblog.
But don't think the current Amarok will be coming to the U.S.
"We ar...

Volkswagen Chattanooga Votes Against Union Representation

Feb 16 2014 05:15 PM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

The workers Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant in Tennessee have made their decision on union representation. On Friday night, retired Tennessee Circuit Court Judge Sam Payne released the results of the three day vote which saw work...

Volkswagen Readies A Refresh For The Jetta, Jetta Wagon To Become Golf Wagon

Feb 07 2014 08:35 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

With the new Golf coming to the U.S. later this year, Volkswagen decided it would be a good time to give the Jetta a bit of a refresh. Vinay Shahani, Volkswagen's vice president of marketing tells Autoblog that the company is planning a refreshed...

Jonathan Browning Steps Down As Volkswagen of America's CEO

Dec 12 2013 04:15 PM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com December 12, 2013   Surprising news coming from Volkswagen today. Jonathan Browning, CEO of Volkswagen of America has stepped down. In a statement, Volkswagen says Browning has left for personal...

Rumorpile: Volkswagen Working On A VR6 Sucessor

Sep 27 2013 10:05 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com September 27, 2013   Before too long, the current-generation VR6 motor that currently powers the CC will be retired. But a new report says Volkswagen is working on a successor.    According...