Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Passat Wolfsburg Edition now available

Volkswagen of America has announced that the Passat Wolfsburg Edition is now available at dealerships. It comes with the same 200 hp 2.0L turbo as any other Passat and is mated with an automatic Tiptronic, as with any other Passat. Essentially, all that is special in this so-called "special edition" Passat is the small Wolfsburg Edition badging on the driver and passenger front quarter panel. Starting at $26,990, Volkswagen claims it is a value compared to a similarly equiped non Wolfsburg Edition Passat. Only 6000 samples of the Passat Wolfsburg Edition will be available.

Jump for the press release.

Source: Volkswagen of America

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the Wolfsburg Edition Passat is now available at dealers. Volkswagen will produce approximately 6,000 of these special edition models.

Throughout its history, Volkswagen has offered special edition models for a variety of reasons. At times they were offered to celebrate a milestone or special event, such as the Bicentennial Beetle that commemorated our country’s 200th birthday. At other times they were offered to further accent a specific model’s image, such as the currently available Fahrenheit GTI. More often, special edition models have been offered to deliver an even greater value to the customer—something Volkswagen has consistently achieved with the Wolfsburg Editions.

The Wolfsburg Edition Passat continues the tradition of offering value priced special editions. This edition features a 2.0L, 200-horsepower turbo-charged engine with a standard six-speed automatic Tiptronic® transmission. Each special edition Passat sedan includes unique “Wolfsburg Edition” badging on the driver and passenger front quarter panels. The Wolfsburg Edition Passat also features 17-inch alloy wheels, a four-spoke leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, leather wrapped gearshift knob and boot, 12-way full power adjustable driver seat, six-disc in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability, heated front seats, power sunroof, fog lights, heated windshield washer nozzles and Sirius™ satellite radio.

Like the rest of the Passat model line, the Wolfsburg Edition also hosts a plethora of safety features. Including no less than six airbags—all standard, and for additional safety two rear side airbags are available as an option. The Wolfsburg Edition Passat also comes with an array of vehicle control safety features. These features include a four-wheel ABS anti-lock braking system with four-wheel disc brakes and Brake Assist. The ABS system includes a brake-wiping feature that keeps the brakes clean and dry. An Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) is also standard. Volkswagen uses ESP with Anti-Slip Regulation and Electronic Differential Locking for even greater effect. The Wolfsburg Edition Passat also comes standard with an electro-mechanical (electrically assisted) power steering system.

This special edition Passat offers greater value at $26,990 when compared to a similarly equipped non Wolfsburg Edition Passat.

The Wolfsburg Edition Passat, like all new Volkswagens, comes with a 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years with unlimited mileage, and new vehicle warranty, including:

  • Five-year/60,000 mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • Four-year/50,000 mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty with wear and tear items and adjustments excluded after the initial 12 months/12,000 miles
  • 12 year unlimited distance Limited Warranty against corrosion perforation.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.

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