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CLIFF LEPPKE'S CYBER SEAT

VW/Audi Resisted Airbag Recall, Claimed German-Made Takata Airbags Weren't Defective 

Safety First?  According to documents filed with the NHTSA, VW and Audi resisted recalling Takata airbags earlier this week because most VW and Audi vehicles employ inflators made at Takata's German factory.  These haven't been linked to schrapnel-spewing Takata inflators produced in Mexico or the USA.

VW Displays Golf 4-Motion Alltrack and Momo Jetta, Chicago Auto Show

Feb.  11:  With an inch higher ground clearance and all-wheel-drive, the Golf Alltrack promises crossover utility and a car-like driving experience.

Darryll Harrison tells the Autoist that people cross-shopping VWs and Subarus will have good reason to consider the VW come this fall.  That’s when the 2017 Alltrack arrives.

Rear cargo capacity looks just as spacious as the two-wheel drive Sportwagen, this pre-production version has optional spare-tire-well stowage bins.  An electro-hydraulic system engages the rear wheel drive setup when wheel slip is detected.  This ups fuel economy; it’s front-wheel drive until extra traction is summoned.  An electronic differential lock manipulates brakes to improve go power, turn in and steering response.

Ted Grady tells the Autoist that the Euro version has a 170-hp 1.8-liter TSI mill utilizing twin fuel injection.  The turbo four-cylinder mill sports eight fuel injectors.  An optional trailer hitch tucks discretely into the rear bumper.

Momo Edition Jetta:

Show car sports Italian shows flair with big wheels, impressive brakes and spicey interior.

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The VWCA (Volkswagen Club of America) is a not-for-profit hobby club for owners and enthusiasts of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Founded in 1955, the Club has followed the evolution of Volkswagen from the early air-cooled Beetle to the latest models to roll off the assembly line. We are not owned by, affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen of America, the Importer. The Club is operated and managed solely by volunteer members who contribute their time and energy in pursuit of our motto, "to help Volkswagen and Audi owners enjoy their cars to the fullest." Read about the club's history.


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VW remains embroiled in a high-stakes game involving government agencies  and hundreds of thousands of owners of diesel models. The company's car on the road of Life has taken a big detour.

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