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Jetta Haus Goes Beyond the Driver’s Seat
Bass reverberating deep in your chest. Infinite selfies in a mirrored room. Delicious drinks and tasty treats. The Volkswagen Jetta Haus pop-up events offered something for every sense in a perfect weekend mashup of music, food, and forward-thinking experiences. For Jetta and VW enthusiasts, the Jetta Haus pop-up events in May were more than just an opportunity to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2019 Jetta. This pop-up party toured Chicago, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles and gave guread more
A designer’s look at the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
How do you design a new car? Boldly and carefully. The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta reflects years of exacting design work by a dedicated team that had to anticipate American market trends, meet a host of engineering requirements, and eventually craft a look that can appeal to millions. “Cars are always reflecting society, fashion, architecture — they’re part of the development of mankind,” says Klaus Bischoff, head of design for Volkswagen. “From the beginning, we said we need to have aread more
9 Things You Didn’t Know About the All-New Arteon
The camera flashes popped and the crowd “oohed” and “aahed” when Volkswagen unveiled the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon in February at the Chicago Auto Show. Two fastback sedans, in metallic red and yellow, rotated on the stage, and although the iconic VW logo adorned both trunks and hoods, the cars were unlike any Volkswagen vehicles attendees had ever seen. That was by design. With the Arteon, Volkswagen set out to establish a new design direction for the future, providing a glimpse of the nextread more
The New 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT, an American-born Sport Sedan
Like all good cars, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT began with an idea and a few people in a garage. That garage happens to be in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at Volkswagen’s growing North American Engineering Planning Center, just around the corner from the factory that assembles the Passat and the VW Atlas. The idea: How to bring a touch of Volkswagen’s performance heritage into midsize sedans. The resulting 2018 Passat GT is scheduled to arrive later this year as the first model developed andread more
VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept Launches the Atlas Family
There’s a certain kind of vehicle that American families have sought for years. In the 1950s, typical family cars had four doors, room for five people, and a trunk big enough to haul all of their luggage. They also sported enough power to hit highway speeds without worry — and the most successful ones also happened to capture the style of the era. That basic formula has held true through the decades, even as the shape of those vehicles has evolved. Five-passenger SUVs rank as the most in-demaread more
Talking Tech: Driver Assistance Features Offer a Helping Hand
Subtle sensory cues belie a complex interaction of systems in Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor to help you help your car stay in control. When you lose focus for just a split second when driving, it can lead to an unintentional lane drift. Helping keep you in your lane with your focus on the road is one of the reasons VW designers and engineers created the Driver Assistance technologies like available Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor. But here’s what most people don’t realize: That techread more
Innovating the Future at VW’s Electronics Research Lab
Located in Silicon Valley, Volkswagen Group’s Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) is the epicenter of the company’s vehicle electronics expertise in North America and its largest research facility outside of Germany. More than 160 ERL engineers, social scientists, researchers, product designers, and psychologists work with teams across the globe to develop technologies for future generations of vehicles. From autonomous driving to connected mobility, the high-tech lab is charged with creatiread more
What Makes a Cars.com Comparison Test Run
If you’ve ever shopped for a car in the United States, chances are you’ve read or seen a comparison test. They’re the mainstays of many automotive publications, both in print and online, and just as vehicles have grown more complicated, so too have the tests. We asked Joe Wiesenfelter, the executive editor of Cars.com, one of America’s most popular automotive sites, to explain what goes into their process. And yes, the fact that the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan recently came out on top in two Cars.read more