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Chinese Television Program Blasts Apple And Volkswagen
2013-03-18 05:12:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A two-hour primetime television program that aired Friday on government controlled China Central Television took aim at technology giant Apple and automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, accusing both of poor customer-service practices and other issues. According to Laurie Burkitt of the Wall Street Journal, the special — which was aired as part of World Consumer Rights Day — accused the Cupertino, California-based iPad...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

HERNDON, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the all-new 2012 Passat, a vehicle that brings new standards to the highly competitive midsize segment, with a starting MSRP of $19,995. The 2012 Passat offers exceptional features and premium options in three powertrains and a variety of equipment levels, with equally impressive pricing. "The 2012 Passat is a true Volkswagen, offering German engineering, class-leading standard features,...

2010-11-16 21:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Volkswagen of America, Inc. will unveil its all-new 2012 Eos hardtop convertible, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with market introduction in early spring of 2011. Featuring an updated design with numerous new features, the 2012 Eos is the perfect complement of style and performance. A convertible that boasts the versatility of a sophisticated four-season vehicle the Eos is a fun-to-drive, fully featured, premium convertible....

2010-02-15 10:31:00

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that three all-new 2010 special edition models are now available in dealer showrooms. The CC R-Line, Jetta TDI® Cup Street Edition, and New Beetle Red Rock Edition all build on the already great features of their standard versions, with unique elements and design cues exclusive to these special models. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/DE54886 ) "Volkswagen constantly...

2010-02-10 12:56:00

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce the names of the 25 drivers who will compete in the 2010 Jetta TDI® Cup. The Volkswagen-operated spec racing series, now entering its third season, will take the green flag on its SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned events beginning April 23 at Virginia International Raceway. The drivers selected to compete in the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup include: Rafael Navarro IV - Temecula, CA...

2010-02-01 12:33:00

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As fuel economy and emissions gain even greater awareness among today's new car shoppers, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is honored to have its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI® Clean Diesel engine selected by Ward's Automotive Group as one of the "10 Best Engines" for 2010. Presented at a special ceremony during last month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 16th-annual list represents the only awards program in North...

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2009-12-03 07:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce the world premiere of the groundbreaking Up! Lite concept car at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. With its combination of a Volkswagen TDI® Clean Diesel engine, an advanced electric motor, and a seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox® (DSG®), the Up! Lite is an innovative hybrid capable of up to 70 mpg on the highway, with room for four adults. The Up! Lite,...

2009-08-28 14:54:00

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today announced it would initiate a new customer service program to address concerns raised by its customers with certain Direct Shift Gearboxes (DSG((R))) in Volkswagen and Audi models, and to affirm its confidence in the sophisticated technology represented by those components. "Safety, customer satisfaction, quality and long-term reliability are top priorities at Volkswagen and Audi. We have been studying...

2009-08-20 10:57:00

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi of America is initiating a voluntary recall involving 2,500 Audi A3, Audi TT and Audi TT Roadster models built between September 2008 and August 2009. The recall applies to 2009 MY A3, TT and TT Roadster models equipped with S tronic transmissions during that production window. A very limited number of 2010 MY A3 cars equipped with S tronic transmissions are also affected. More than a quarter of the cars involved in the recall, or 667, are in...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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