Volkswagen continues its product offensive for model year 2013

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The Passat has been an instant success for Volkswagen, with more than 100,000 being built since it went on sale in September of 2011. The car has also been a hit with media, too, winning Motor Trend’s 2012 Car of the Year and multiple comparison tests in top U.S. publications. The popular TDI model also set a long-distance driving record, achieving 1626 miles on one tank of Clean Diesel fuel from Houston, Texas, to Sterling, Virginia, driven by acknowledged mileage experts John and Helen Taylor.

Routan

The Routan carries over unchanged.

Tiguan

For 2013, the Tiguan incorporates only minor changes over the 2012 models.

• All Tiguan trim lines get an electronic parking brake, hill-hold control, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and a leather shift knob.

• SE trim receives a partial power passenger seat.

• SEL trim has a power passenger seat and a rearview camera.

Touareg

For 2013, the Touareg incorporates only minor changes over the 2012 models.

• Touareg TDI Clean Diesel models get a power hike, from 225 horsepower to 240.

• 18-inch “Karakum” wheels are available on VR6 and TDI Sport trims.

• Executive and Hybrid trims get Vavona wood interior trim.

• Hybrid models receive LED taillights and rear license-plate light.

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