2011 Volkswagen Polo

The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road
The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road

According to Mashable.com, today is Social Media Day. And even though we don't fully understand the rationale -- It's the end of Q2? The feast day of St. Theobald (unlikely, since he was a hermit)? -- we're happy to take part in the festivities as long as there's punch and pie. ...Okay, so we've...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
Video: Volkswagen Brings The Polo GTI To Facebook

  Volkswagen has been pushing the online angle pretty hard in its launch of the 2011 Polo. Among the automaker's standout efforts have been a joint ad campaign and website, and an intriguing "Marco Polo" Facebook page. Now, VW has returned to Facebook to hype the sporty Polo GTI, and we're happy...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Polo Sedan unveiled in Russia
New Volkswagen Polo Sedan: Built In Russia, For Russians

Russia is hard on cars. The cold weather, the large amount of salt used as a result of cold weather, and variety of street conditions wage a constant assualt on passenger vehicles. Volkswagen has fired back a salvo with the launch of the 2011 Volkswagen Polo Sedan, a car designed specifically for...Read More»

Facebook promo for Volkswagen's Marco Polo game
On Facebook, Volkswagen Plays A Clever Game Of Marco...Polo

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned Volkswagen's Australian campaign for the revamped Polo, which consists of a dazzling, interactive website (which we love) and a TV spot featuring hipsters from space (which kind of creeps us out). Now there's a new, Facebook element to that Polo campaign, and we...Read More»

Screencap from Australian clip for the Volkswagen Polo
75% Of Hipsters From Outer Space Prefer The Volkswagen Polo

Hot on the heels of yesterday's rendering of the Volkswagen Polo R hatchback comes a new campaign to advertise the Polo in Australia. Things start off beautifully with a stunning VW microsite, then go seriously off the rails with a creepy, off-message video clip that positions the Polo as the car...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen’s Future: Das Old GM

In 2009 General Motors went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Upon coming out the other side, Pontiac was dead, Saturn was up for sale, Saab was for sale, and Hummer was practically already sold. GM had lost, killed, or abandoned four of its eight brands sold in North America. While fans of these brands...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
First Drive: 2010 Volkswagen Polo

Is it 1973 all over again? Volkswagen is amping up for a fuel-economy battle with Honda and Ford, right here in America, with a new hatchback. Only this time, some of the names have changed, and so have the rules. Come 2011 or so, it's the VW Polo readying for a fight with the Honda Fit and Ford...Read More»

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EXCLUSIVE: Volkswagen NMS Replaces Passat, Phaeton to Return

Volkswagen of America president Stefan Jacoby has confirmed to High Gear Media that the new sedan to be built in Tennessee will effectively replace the VW Passat in North America--and that the former Phaeton sedan will return to the U.S. market. Speaking to journalists gathered to drive the new VW...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Polo Three-door
GTI, Cabrio Models Could Spice Up 2011 VW Polo Lineup

Volkswagen is reportedly working on both convertible and high-performance versions of its subcompact Polo. Be forewarned, the chance is relatively small that these models would come to the U.S.; but if they did they'd considerably increase excitement at the affordable end of its lineup. According...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Polo Three-door
VW Declares Polo 'Safest Compact Car In The World'

Although it will be a little while yet before we know when and how the Volkswagen Polo will arrive Stateside, the safety story is already looking promising. The subcompact VW that's bound for the U.S. for 2011 has achieved a top five-star overall result in tougher new European crash tests. The...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Polo Three-door
Preview: 2011 Volkswagen Polo

This spring, Volkswagen's Stefan Jacoby confirmed that the next Polo would be headed for U.S. sale, and now the first look at the new three-door variant has been released. Though the Polo is expected to grow slightly in both length and width for U.S. consumption, it will still feature the same core...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: More American, More Affordable?

TheCarConnection.com has already previewed a Euro-spec Golf VI and gushed over its features and interior details. But don't get your hopes too high expecting that the decidedly upscale feel or top-tech powertrains will arrive to the U.S. in the most affordable version of the next-generation, 2011...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Polo
2011 Volkswagen Polo: Wagon, Coupe, and a New GTI?

The new 2011 Volkswagen Polo just might be the small car VW needs to restore its reputation for inexpensive fun. The German automaker may not leave that to chance, if it adds a Polo GTI model and a two-door coupe to the subcompact lineup, as Motor Authority reports. The new Polo will spawn a range...Read More»

Volkswagen Polo Challenge by Fish Labs
First Drive: 2011 Volkswagen Polo (On the iPhone, That Is)

The wait is over--the 2011 Volkswagen Polo is here and we've driven it. That is, if you count the iPhone-based "Volkswagen Polo Challenge" that's been ticking off a million-plus downloads since it launched in March. The iPhone app puts the new Polo through its paces on a set of eight driving...Read More»

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VW's Magical Mystery Sedan

The Germans are coming! And they're bringing a sedan! Journo Diana T. Kurylko recently interviewed the CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Stefan Jacoby, who had a few details to share about the company's plans for a new four-door model. Here are a few of the highlights, which we've put in bullet...Read More»

2007 Volkswagen up! concept
Link Love From The Car Connection: Feds Go Green, Corker Uncorks, And Volkswagen's PR Team Hits Overdrive

  Following through -- The feds have announced plans to spend $285 million from Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill on 17,600 fuel-efficient vehicles from Detroit's Big Three. Included in the mix will be hybrid sedans, natural gas and hybrid buses, plus a few all-electric vehicles, though anything...Read More»

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept
VW Polo BlueMotion Concept: A Link to the Past

Volkswagen was thrilled to show off the new 2011 Polo at the recent 2009 Geneva motor show.  So thrilled in fact that they also dropped a BlueMotion concept. Although using the word "concept" on this car doesn't quite work for me as this car is exactly what will be seen on the roads of Europe in a...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Polo
VW Still Thinks Americans Are Too Fat for Polo

With all the news of the new Polo coming to the U.S. we have been rather excited.  That excitement has been dampened slightly today as the CEO of VW of America, Stefan Jacoby, announced that we can't have it.  Once again they have decided that the Euro Polo is just too small for us Big Mac...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Polo
New Volkswagen Polo: Safety Up, Weight And Consumption Down

We told you earlier about the next-gen VW Polo billboard advertisement hanging above a Geneva Motor Show exhibition hall. Volkswagen has released details of its latest-generation Polo, a tiny hatchback its maker is calling one of the safest cars in the world. VW makes a big deal about the safety of...Read More»

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