Volkswagen Plans to Become Most Sustainable Automaker by 2018

By emarketing | Posted in Volkswagen on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 4:58 pm
New Volkswagen Technology

New Volkswagen Technology

Here at Dave Syverson Auto Center Albert Lea MN we love Volkswagen for the cars they produce that are not only iconic, but also innovative. They consistently push the envelope for what is possible in the automotive industry. They recently announced an innovation goal that will surely be one of the most challenging in the company’s history. However, they plan to use new Volkswagen technology to make it possible.

Volkswagen has recently announced that they plan to become the most sustainable automaker in the world by the year 2018. That may seem like an extremely hefty goal to accomplish in just four short years, however, they have some tricks up their sleeves that might help make it possible.

Recently Volkswagen unveiled a series of technical innovations that they hope will help them achieve a goal of this magnitude. One of the most notable technological advancements is a new 10-speed automatic transmission with a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). As of right now other automakers have already implemented nine-speed transmissions, and others have 10-speeds under development. However, Volkswagen believes that the 10-speed DSG will be far superior to anything that the other major automakers currently have under development in terms of fuel efficiency and performance.

Another way that they plan to excel past the competition and become the most sustainable brand in the world is through continuing their trend of utilizing high-tech diesel engines in many of their models. They are developing technology that will make these engines more powerful and more fuel efficient than ever. For example, they recently just released the most powerful turbo diesel engine ever on the European version of the Passat, which gets an outstanding 236 horsepower.

Only time will tell if Volkswagen will live up to their claim of becoming the most sustainable automaker in the world by 2018. All of us here at Dave Syverson Auto Center Albert Lea MN are excited about all of the innovation going on over at this brand and are proud to be a Volkswagen dealership.

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