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    Official: MAMA says Volkswagen Passat will knock you out

    Detroit has the North American Car and Truck of the Year. Chicago? The Family Vehicle of the Year. And for 2012, the winner is the Volkswagen Passat. While we must have missed last year's inaugural winner – it was the Hyundai Sonata, by the way – we did catch this year's award ...

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    Confirmed: Passat popularity has VW hiring an extra 200 in Chattanooga

    The good people of Tennessee are no doubt thrilled to have a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The facility already features well over 2,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs, and now the German automaker is bolstering employment by another 200 full-time VW staffers, boosting the employment total to ...

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    Tokyo: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack offers crossover capability with wagon style

    We have a soft spot for rugged wagons like the Volvo XC70 and the Audi Allroad, and while these useful soft-roaders are slowly going the way of the dinosaur here in the United States, they're still quite popular in Europe. Volkswagen is now getting in on the action with this, the 2012 Passat ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports calls into question whether VW press cars are same as retail cars

    Consumer Reports is all hot and bothered. According to the publication, Volkswagen may be trying to game the vehicle review process by providing publications, like us, with slightly tweaked versions of production vehicles. What evidence does CR have to support this claim? According to Jon ...

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    Official: VW goes Allroad with new Passat Alltrack

    We're pretty fond of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, and we aren't alone. But for all of the vehicle's merits, there are a few of our favorite options missing from the American order sheet. For starters, buyers in the land of the free can't bring home a long-roof version of the mid-sizer, and ...

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    Official: 2012 Volkswagen Passat named Motor Trend 2012 Car of the Year

    Motor Trend has named the 2012 Volkswagen Passat its 2012 Car of the Year at the 2011 LA Auto Show today. The publication has been handing out the honor for 62 years now, and says that all of the eligible vehicles were submitted to a battery of tests that include on-track and real-world driving ...

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    Official: Audi A6 and VW Passat earn pair of IIHS Top Safety Picks

    It's a big deal when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety honors a vehicle with a Top Safety Pick designation, and now the 2012 Audi A6 and 2012 Volkswagen Passat can join the big deal club. The IIHS gave both VW Group vehicles the award after they received top scores in stringent front, ...

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat configurator powers up

    The Volkswagen Passat has gotten a big makeover for 2012, with all-new styling and a lower price tag starting at $19,995. Now we know exactly what to expect for under $20k, thanks to VW's the new online configurator. For starters, the base Passat has the 170-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder mated to a ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Tiguan to be built in North America?

    Volkswagen is reportedly seriously considering moving production of its compact Tiguan crossover to this side of the pond in an effort to cut costs. If the Tiguan moves to North America, it will likely be built alongside the Jetta and Passat. By moving production of the small CUV here, ...

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    Official: 2012 Volkswagen Passat priced from $19,995*

    Volkswagen has officially announced pricing for the company's 2012 Passat. Buyers will be able to jump into the mid-size sedan for as little as $19,995 (*plus $770 in destination charges). At that price, you can expect to be met with a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Passat

    Americanized Sedan Shows Its German Roots The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is facing a kind of perfect storm of skepticism from long-time fans of the brand. Volkswagen has wasted no chance to tell the world that the company's newest sedan will be custom-tailored to the American market, with styling ...

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    Video: VW releases Darth Vader commercial's deleted scenes, bloopers

    VW Darth Vader commercial deleted scenes and bloopers – Click above to watch the video
    There are only two car commercials from the Super Bowl that we're still talking about two days later. The first is Chrysler's two-minute-long love letter from Detroit to the rest of the country ...

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    Detroit 2011: 2012 Volkswagen Passat is one big, fat Jetta

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    Volkswagen has serious plans for its market share here in North America. The automaker hopes to sell 800,000 cars per year in the United States by the year 2018, and it's vehicles like the refreshed 2011 Jetta and this, the ...

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat is German bred, Chattanooga born [w/video]

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    As part of the Volkswagen quest to carve out an ever-larger slice of the American auto market, the German manufacturer has unveiled the newest addition to its lineup – the 2012 Passat. Penned specifically to cater to ...

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    Confirmed: Volkswagen NMS will be named Passat

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    We're less than 24 hours away from Volkswagen's big reveal at the Detroit Auto Show and while our man Paukert was staked out at a media gathering at VW's corporate headquarters in Herndon, VA he learned that the NMS will carry ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Volkswagen Passat caught towing

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    A fresh batch of photos has turned up in our inbox of the next generation Volkswagen Passat, which will be debuting next year. The only problem is that we are not certain if this is the larger North American specification ...


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