February 4, 2006 |
Volkswagen's American unit said it was working on a prototype vehicle featuring Google Inc.'s satellite mapping software to give drivers a bird's-eye view of the road ahead. The companies are working with graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp. to build an in-car navigation map system and a three-dimensional display so passengers can recognize where they are in relation to the surrounding topography. A spokesman for Volkswagen said there were no definite plans to use the technology inside its vehicles.
July 8, 2005 |
Volkswagen is recalling 39,583 Jetta sedans in the U.S. because of the possibility of a fuel leak that could trigger a fire, U.S. safety regulators said. The vehicles involved in the recall are from the 2005 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Separately, NHTSA said Ford Motor Co.
May 3, 2000
Aiming to capture a chunk of the wired generation's attention span--not to mention its copious cash flow--Volkswagen of America Inc. says it will sell two specially painted versions of its popular New Beetle exclusively to online buyers this year.
July 29, 1999 |
A Newport Beach auto customizer is suing Volkswagen of America and five Volkswagen dealers for more than $50 million, charging that they have interfered with its ability to transform the the popular New Beetle into a convertible. R. Straman Co. is one of two Orange County companies that have been re-engineering the model to stiffen its body so it could be turned into a convertible. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, alleges that the U.S.
September 1, 1998 |
A re-energized Volkswagen appears to be winning consumers with its new designs, strong warranty program and pricing, a new survey shows. Excluding the new Beetle, a 1999 model, cars distributed by Michigan-based Volkswagen of America Inc. won top honors in every category in which VW competes--from small cars to convertibles--in the 1998 "total value" awards issued Monday by Strategic Vision Inc., a San Diego market research firm.
May 29, 1998 |
Volkswagen officials, red-faced over having to recall the first 10,100 New Beetles sold in the United States and Canada, have set aside about $1 million for what might be called a "please don't hate us" campaign. VW authorized dealers to give each New Beetle owner up to $100--in cash or services--to help take the sting out of landing a bum Bug.