Tag Archives: Volkswagen

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan: A lot beyond the name

What's in a name? For the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, there's plenty.

Eight years after its debut as a concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan retains the compact crossover vehicle’s unique status. It’s still largely unheralded, and it’s among the oddest named cars in the United States. The Volkswagen Tiguan concept debuted at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show to a ... Read More »

2014 Volkswagen Jetta: New engine, better ride

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.

The Volkswagen Jetta is an affordable German-engineered compact sedan, which might partially explain why it is VW’s most popular model here. Major improvements for 2014 include a new turbocharged and intercooled 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It has direct fuel injection and replaces a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine ... Read More »

2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Thrifty, sleek, quiet

The 2014 Volkswagen Jetti TDI is sleek

Volkswagen is an old hand at selling diesel-engine cars in America, having offered them in the 1970s and 1980s. Many VW auto diesel owners loved them, although the automaker’s latest diesel is far advanced from the old ones. Volkswagen has made its top-selling Jetta sleeker, larger, roomier, quieter and more refined for 2011, and the ... Read More »

Carmen Electra does Wayne Chung in VW Super Bowl commercial

The VW Super Bowl Commercial tease featuring Carmen Electra.

The mix of actress, model and personality Carmen Electra and English new wave band Wayne Chung might seem  odd. But Volkswagen thinks it works in the manufacturer’s teaser for its 2014 Super Bowl commercial. Puppies, a rooster, babies, confetti, an annoying car alarm and some cheap jokes are in the mix, too. It’s all accompanied ... Read More »