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Passenger Cars

VW’s 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel awarded Green Car of the Year

Volkswagen Jetta TDI

The 2009 Jetta TDI clean diesel has been awarded the 2009 Green Car of the Year® by Green Car Journal. The editors at Green Car Journal nominated five vehicles that represented the year’s best-of-the-best 2009 green vehicles, and today announced that they have chosen Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI clean diesel as the best-of-the-best and awarded it their 2009 Green Car of the Year.

“It is a tremendous honor to have our Jetta TDI awarded Green Car of the Year,” said Stefan Jacoby, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “We believe our Jetta TDIs truly offer a no compromise alternative fuel driving experience that provides our customer the best of both worlds—excellent fuel efficiency combined with a dynamic driving experience. With more than 8,000 units already sold since its mid-August market introduction, it’s clear that a Volkswagen clean diesel is what the people want.” read more »

Sports Cars

Volkswagen Claims First and Second Place of the 2009 Dakar Rally

Volkswagen Race Touareg

Volkswagen made motorsport history by winning the 2009 Dakar Rally with its clean diesel powered Race Touareg TDI’s. This year’s Dakar Rally, which made its debut in South America, marked the first victory ever for a diesel-powered vehicle in the automobile class in the Rally’s thirty year history. Volkswagen factory driver and off-road motorsport veteran, Mark Miller, also made history as the highest finishing American that has ever raced in the Dakar Rally.

The 2009 Dakar Rally was won by the Volkswagen Factory driving team of South African-German duo Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz, while their Volkswagen team mates Mark Miller and Ralph Pitchford finished the rally in second place. read more »

Hybrids Passenger Cars

Volkswagen CC Eco Performance Concept

Volkswagen CC Eco Performance

Powerful performance meets luxury in the Super CC performance concept Volkswagen unveiled at the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The Performance CC brings a sleek exterior treatment highlighted by black chrome exterior accents, grey pearl paint with custom front and rear bumper, side panels and machined aluminum spoiler. The black treatment continues inside with high-gloss piano black accents offset by matte black graphics. Customer black leather Recaro seats and matching floor mats are highlighted with white piping. read more »