2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI named best hatchback in Good Housekeeping's Best Family Cars

Jun 8, 2021

 

  • Good Housekeeping’s experts praise the handling, performance and utility of the 2021 Golf GTI

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America is pleased to announce that the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI has earned Good Housekeeping’s “Best Hatchback” honor in its “Best New Family Cars” competition. Working with experts from Car and Driver, the Good Housekeeping team evaluated hundreds of new vehicles, test-driving the top contenders on well over 5,000 miles of sprawling highways, windy town streets and busy city blocks.

 

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#TBT: The ESVW I, designed with vehicle safety in mind

Jun 3, 2021

 

Few inventions have saved as many lives as the safety belt. It’s easy to take its benefits for granted, but safety belt technology has come a long way in five decades — thanks in part to efforts like the Volkswagen ESVW I.

In the late 1960s, as some 60,000 Americans a year were dying in car crashes, the U.S. Department of Transportation introduced an experimental safety vehicle project, asking carmakers and outside firms to develop vehicles 

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Volkswagen ID.4 EV named to Popular Mechanics' Automotive Excellence Awards

May 27, 2021

 

  • Editors praise the approachable feel of ID.4 with its uncluttered dash, spacious interior and “gas-engine-like manners”

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the all-new ID.4 electric SUV has been named to the 2021 Automotive Excellence Awards by Popular Mechanics. The editors praised the ID.4 for its approachable feel, from the spacious interior, with a streamlined dash and driver display, to the easy-to-drive nature that will appeal to first-time EV drivers.

 

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Volkswagen and NBCUniversal partner with long-time NBC actress and author Retta on augmented reality-driven showroom experience

May 18, 2021

 

  • One Platform partnership taps into NBCUniversal’s @homeShopping, empowering users to explore and reserve VW’s all-new ID.4 EV
  • Audiences can virtually welcome actress Retta into their homes for an exclusive tour of the all-electric SUV

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America and NBCUniversal today unveiled a unique partnership with Good Girls and Parks and Recreation actress Retta that brings new vehicle shopping into the future through augmented reality, holograms, and comedy. Negotiated by PHD Media, the first-of-its-kind campaign empowers viewers across the United St

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Volkswagen Jetta named to Autotrader's 10 Great Cars for Recent College Graduates list

May 17, 2021

 

  • 2016-2018 Jetta models selected by Autotrader for new grads in a list with “a practical focus on value, fuel economy, safety and reliability”

Herndon, VA — Today, Volkswagen is pleased to announce that Autotrader has named the Jetta to its list of 10 Great Cars for Recent College Graduates. The editors recommend the 2016 through 2018 used Jetta models in a list that includes both new and used models.

 

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2021 Volkswagen Passat wins Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award

Apr 28, 2021

 

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2021 Passat won Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the midsize car segment. The tenth annual awards recognize new vehicles with Kelley Blue Book’s lowest projected ownership costs over the initial five-year ownership period.

“Passat has long been a stalwart in the Volkswagen stable, providing midsize sedan buyers a great combination of comfort, amenities and VW-signature driving dynamics,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. 

 

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Volkswagen Atlas named to PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 list

Apr 7, 2021

 

  • Fourth year in a row that the three-row SUV has received a PARENTS magazine honor for its family-friendly features

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce that PARENTS magazine has named the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas to its list of Best Family Cars 2021 as the best three-row SUV.

 

 

 

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Volkswagen ID.4 EV named World Car of the Year 2021

Apr 20, 2021

 

  • The first SUV based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive kit (MEB) receives the most votes from the 93 international jurors
  • ID.4 won praise for its environmental impact of no direct emissions and affordability
  • This is the fifth World Car of the Year award for Volkswagen

Wolfsburg / New York — The Volkswagen ID.4 has been named “World Car of the Year 2021,” prevailing over strong global competition. The World Car Awards are presented by more than 90 international automotive journalists from 24 countries, who vote on the best innovations on the world market.
 

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