David Maus Volkswagen Showcases Top Safety Pick Winners

Volkswagen named a front runner in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ?IIHS? Top Safety Pick Award for 2011 with 9 winner s that performed well in front, side, rollover, and rear crashed based on available electronic stability control – a crash avoidance feature that significantly reduces crash risk.

One of the stand-out vehicles for Volkswagen is the new designed Touareg which was the only large SUV to earn the Top Safety Pick in that category for 2011. The Institute does not normally evaluate SUV?s of this size but Volkswagen requested crash tests to demonstrate the Touareg?s crashworthiness, establishing it as a winner.

In the last year IIHS has toughened the criteria for all qualifiers by requiring vehicles to earn a good rating for performance in roof strength to assess protection in a rollover crash. The outlook for side-impact protection has increased as well, in part because of the stronger side structures and standard side airbags not in protection of new vehicles to protect the head and torso.

The winners include:
Small cars: Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen GTI
Midsize Cars: Volkswagen Jetta Sedan*, Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
Small SUV: Volkswagen Tiguan
Large SUV: Volkswagen Touareg*

*Indicates New 2011 Winners

To test drive the IIHS Top Safety Pick winners, visit David Maus Volkswagen in two Central locations to anywhere in Orlando, David Maus Volkswagen South on South Orange Blossom Trail and David Maus Volkswagen on Lee Road in Winter Park. David Maus Volkswagen is a full-service dealership selling new and pre-owned vehicles and servicing all makes and model vehicles.

Volkswagen Ranked Top European Brand with Hispanic Community

In a recent article on hispanicad.com Volkswagen leads the European brands with the most increased sales to Hispanics in 2010 according to a Polk study of top brand registrations from January through September.

In 2010, Volkswagen of America, Inc announced a nationwide contest during the World Cup in conjunction with a large sponsorship of the event on Univision. Together with soccer legends Ramoncito Morales and Ramon Ramirez, Volkswagen encouraged soccer fans to create and upload their own “fanistitial” videos documenting their passion for soccer.

The increase in exposure of the Volkswagen brand to the Hispanic community has shown positive results in new vehicle sales. A significant attribute is the new 2011 Jetta with a decreased price tag and increase in style and design.

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VW Jetta TDI Wins 2011 Urban Green Vehicle of the Year

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, currently in David Maus VW showrooms, is the 2011 “Urban Green Vehicle of the Year” recipient by Decisive Auto Magazine. The Media outlet states the Jetta TDI delivers sophisticated style, precision German engineering and VW’s no-charge Carefree Maintenance for three years or 35,000 miles?.

The VW Jetta TDI also took Top Honors as Best in Class of 2011 Auto Lineup for the features in which it has been acclaimed for throughout the magazine. Features that include a 2.0L turbocharged and direct injected engine providing 140 horsepower, runs quietly as a gasoline engine and has an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway with  a 0-60 mph time of 8.6 seconds.

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI will be honored at the 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards on January 9, 2011, during Press Week of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

Editors at Decisive Auto magazine, along with a panel of 15 independent automotive journalists selected the year’s most stylish, practical and attainable vehicles. The judging panel spent several months driving dozens of cars in a variety of North American urban settings before choosing the Volkswagen Jetta Diesel as Urban Green Vehicle of The Year: Decisive Auto’s Urban Vehicles of The Year are featured in the magazine’s fall issue, which is available online at decisivemagazine.com and the Apple Store.

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