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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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    Exclusive: We check out VW's new Fender audio systems

    At the 2011 New York Auto Show we experienced the 400-watt, nine-speaker Fender premium audio system in the Volkswagen Passat, Jetta GLI and Beetle, the three models in which it will be offered. When VW announced the partnership last December, the company said "Volkswagen and Fender put the ...

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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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    Meet Max Page, Volkswagen's Darth Vader [w/video]

    Volkswagen's "The Force" Super Bowl ad - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Volkswagen was responsible for one of the more memorable Super Bowl ads Sunday night with its spot for the 2012 Passat thanks largely to the efforts of one tiny Darth Vader. As it turns out, the pint-sized Sith ...

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    VW Super Bowl XLV spots push new New Beetle and Passat

    Volkswagen Black Beetle Super Bowl XLV spot – Click above to watch the videos after the break
    Volkswagen of America will run two ads in the Super Bowl XLV February 6, one for the 2012 New Beetle and one for the 2012 Passat, neither one of which is on sale yet. The first ad, "Black ...

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    NHTSA investigating 2001-2007 VW Passat models over engine fires

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons built between 2001 and 2007. According to NHTSA, a total of 35 complaints have been filed regarding ignition coils that have malfunctioned, 14 of which resulted in an underhood ...

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    Video: Volkswagen teases 'Black Beetle' Super Bowl ad

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    It looks like Super Bowl fans will be enjoying a pair of Volkswagen ads between plays this year. The German automaker is returning to the greatest spectacle in the NFL for the first time in nine years with two 30-second ...

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    Fender teams up with Panasonic for Volkswagen audio systems

    Ask a car guy what a fender is and he'll point to the front corners of a car. A musician, meanwhile, will show you his guitar. (A sailor will toss a rubber bumper over the side, but that's neither here nor there.) But now the two are coming together as reports indicate that the iconic guitar ...

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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]

    2012 Volkswagen Passat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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

    2012 Volkswagen Passat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    Report: VW to build stretched version of new Passat in China

    2011 Volkswagen Passat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    China is getting its own version of the new Passat, and, big surprise, it's going to have a stretched wheelbase. China Car Times is reporting that the embiggened version of the next generation Passat will be 120mm (about 4.5 ...

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    Volkswagen opens floodgates on 2011 Passat

    2011 Volkswagen Passat Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fresh after the 2011 Volkswagen Passat unveil at this year's Paris Motor Show, VW has unleashed a deluge of information and photos of the new sedan and its wagon counterpart. As with most manufacturers, Volkswagen seems ...

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    VW sets single-tank distance record with 1,527-mile Passat BlueMotion

    What's the most you've ever gotten out of a single tank of gas? 400 miles? Maybe 600 miles if you're under diesel power? Volkswagen wanted to put its Passat BlueMotion to the test and see just how many miles it can cover on one tank. A team from the UK's Sunday Times set off from Kent, England ...

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    Paris 2010: 2011 Volkswagen Passat says hello in person

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    Volkswagen was so eager to unveil its new Passat that it revealed the car a day before the Paris Motor Show actually begins. It's received the Jetta treatment to some degree, but the softer looks may actually work better on the ...

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    2011 Volkswagen Passat unveiled ahead of Paris Motor Show

    2011 Volkswagen Passat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is slowly in the process of refreshing its entire product portfolio, and right on the heels of the recently introduced 2011 Jetta comes the seventh-generation Passat. The automaker's new corporate design language is ...

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    First image of 2011 Volkswagen Passat leaks out? [UPDATE]

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    A Norwegian website claims to have snagged the first official photo of the 2011 Volkswagen Passat from one of the automaker's European retailers (they didn't, see the UPDATE below), and sources suggest we could see the restyled mid-size sedan ...

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    Report: NHTSA reopens probe into VW Passat engine fires

    The fifth-generation (1996-2005) Volkswagen Passat was always a bit of a problem child for the German automakers and its vehicle owners. While it was both handsome and a pleasure to drive, it was afflicted by numerous mechanical maladies, including engine sludge and an issue with a heat shield ...


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