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Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept lands in Shanghai

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015

Volkswagen, continuing a march upmarket, unveiled the C Coupe GTE concept this week at the Shanghai auto show. Meant to be positioned between the Passat and the Phaeton if it goes into production, the C Coupe GTE concept is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI gasoline engine connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with an electric motor integrated in the transmission housing providing extra power; electricity is stored in a 14.1 kWh lithium ion battery....
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VW Passat, CC sedans get U.S. scrutiny for possible electrical flaw

10:49 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

U.S. safety regulators said they have opened an investigation into an estimated 30,000 Volkswagen sedans for a potential electrical defect that could affect the performance of the driver's-side airbag and other parts....
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Winterkorn: Complacency cost VW in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Speaking to a German car magazine, VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn acknowledged his team became complacent after the initial success of VW's Chattanooga-built Passat....
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VW Passat named European Car of the Year

March 2, 2015 17:28 CET

The Volkswagen Passat is Europe's 2015 Car of the Year, marking the third time in six years that VW has won the title. The Passat beat its nearest competitor, the Citroen C4 Cactus, by nearly 100 points. The Mercedes C class finished third in the voting....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Did VW pick the wrong U.S. state to build the Passat?

5:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has a message for any German carmaker or supplier considering expanding into the South: Labor unions are welcome, at least in his state....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW Passat tackles trailer troubles

Jan. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen has made a big effort to ensure its latest Passat remains Europe’s best-selling midsize car, including adding a feature that can back the car and a trailer autonomously into a parking space....
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VW brand suffers biggest drop in car sales this year

Dec. 8, 2014 17:41 CET

Sales of Volkswagen's core passenger-car brand fell 4 percent in November, the biggest monthly drop this year, as demand contracted in eastern Europe and Latin America and VW switched to a new-generation Passat....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Ford Mondeo gets power boost to better battle Passat

Sept. 25, 2014 12:15 CET

The new Ford Mondeo will get more powerful engines, a more diverse powertrain lineup and more advanced features to better compete against the VW Passat in Europe's midsize segment....
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