2011 GOLF / GTI – 10 BEST CARS!

 

 

You may or may not have heard, Car and Driver has recently voted our beloved GTI and Golf one of the best 10 cars in North America! “Even the entry-level Golf continues to offer hatchback practicality, refined driving dynamics, and luxury-car levels of interior quality. It’s the master of a budget-conscious segment whose other entrants ask buyers to compromise on refinement, fun, or both. As practical as the Golf, the GTI adds serious performance to the mix with its strong and efficient 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Its chassis is so well sorted that it can devour back roads as ­happily as it swallows the indignities of the daily commute.”

 

 

 

 

Check out the full article here at CARandDRIVER

Volkswagen Super Bowl Commercials!

Colonial Volkswagen Football Picks by: Ken Cataldo (1/13/11)

 

Recently our General Manager had the opportunity to discuss his NFL picks for the coming weekends games. Check out his thoughts on who will win and lose.

 

2012 VW Passat 101 – Volkswagen Reveals the All-New Passat


WHAT’S NEW — 2012 VW Passat: All-new for 2012, the VW Passat offers a more spacious cabin but keeps the luxurious interior and affordable German engineering that car shoppers expect from Volkswagen. The mid-size sedan, which debuted at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, will be built in America at VW’s new Chattanooga assembly plant. New features include a TDI Clean Diesel engine option, an Integrated Crash Response System (ICRS), available remote start and, on certain models, the available Fender Premium Audio System – a nine-speaker sound system that gives you the power to share your favorite song with just about everyone in the neighborhood. Or at the stop light.

STATS

FUEL ECONOMY
2.5L 170-hp engine, 31 mpg highway and 573 miles/tank*
3.6L 280-hp engine, 28 mpg highway and 518 miles/tank*
2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, 43 mpg highway and 795 miles/tank*
Figures are manufacturer estimates 1.

SAFETY RATING: Not yet tested

WARRANTY: 12-year/unlimited mileage limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) powertrain limited warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) ††

MAINTENANCE: No Charge Carefree Maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles 2

GALLERY: 2012 VW Passat — First Look

FACEBOOK: Read what our fans are saying

TDI CLEAN DIESEL: Clean Diesel vs. Gasoline

 

Full Details and Picture Gallery Located at: 2012 VW Passat 101

Volkswagen Golf R Gets Green Light for US Market!

After running numerous polls in our forums, campaigning endlessly to try and convince VW to offer the Golf R here and all the behind the scenes negotiations that took place at Volkswagen of America we finally have good news – the Golf R is coming to America. 

Volkswagen of America announced today that it will offer the 260hp, all-wheel-drive Golf R in both two-door *and* four-door (yeah!) configurations starting 4th quarter of 2011. A six-speed manual transmission will be the only transmission offered in our market. We expect the Golf R to be available in two trim levels, both well equipped. All cars will have Climatronic and leather seating standard. The seats will be the top sport seats with “R” logos embroidered on the headrests (see photo below). The higher trim level will offer RNS-310 navigation, Dynaudio sound system, a sunroof and Kessy keyless start. Volkswagen is holding off on pricing announcements till closer to launch in 4th quarter of 2011. We expect pricing to start below $34k though so long as the dollar and Euro don’t get more out of wack.


This has been a very long project that a few key people at Volkswagen of America and Germany worked hard to make happen. For the first time the Golf R will be available in both 2-door and 4-door variations in our market. Certifying two different transmissions would have been costly and drove the price up further, so the decision was made to stick with the six-speed manual. Colors will be announced later with pricing. Until then, Volkswagen of Germany is tooling things up to prepare for production next year and we’ll wait patiently (yeah right) till we hear more. 

And there was much rejoicing…


[Courtesy of VWVortex.com]