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Top 4 Volkswagen Moments of 2013

As we look back at 2013 for Leith Volkswagen of Raleigh, it’s apparent that it was a year of many cool things. To check what Volkswagen’s been most excited about, we combed through their Facebook page from January to December and selected the most newsworthy, interesting and just plain awesome moments of the year. Therefore we give you the top four Volkswagen moments of 2013.

1. 30 millionth Golf made

Like many successful other Volkswagen models, you’ll find literally millions of them still rolling across the planet’s highways, roads, trails and paths. The Golf is reliable, efficient, sporty, economical and comfortable to spend mile after mile in. Attributes like these make its enduring appeal after all these years no mystery.

2. Volkwagen’s fan pic of the year

It’s nice to see a big company take an interest in what its customers think, and what they find appealing about its vehicles. To that end, Volkswagen is active on social channels to learn from its fan base. One aspect of this—encouraging customers to send in pictures of VW’s they’ve made their own—is a fun initiative, and we thought it’d be worth showing off the number one picture of the year, which looks like a modified Golf. Congratulations Toska Alias Jonathan!

3. The 2013 IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt

If you’re sensing a Golf theme for Volkswagen in 2013, your instincts serve you well. The e-Golf was shown as well as the e-Up!, both of which are electric models. What’s new is that both models are scheduled for high-volume production within the next couple of years. This would let Volkswagen leap over the hybrid camp into the electric car future.

4. The end of the Volkswagen Bus

Van, “Kombi,” “Hippie wagon,” Type-2—though its names have varied, the world’s affection for the iconic Volkswagen model, actually the second model ever produced by the company, has remained constant across the 66 years since it first began as a doodle by a Volkswagen salesman. We’re sad to see it go, but take pride in knowing that it will be a treasured collector’s item for several years more.


So there you have it! Think we missed something? Comment and let us know what you think Volkswagen’s big moments for 2013 were. We hope you enjoyed our picks, and we look forward to seeing you in 2014. Happy New Year!

Top 4 Volkswagen Moments of 2013 was last modified: January 1st, 2015 by Leith VW Raleigh


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