The Future of VW | CEO Scott Keogh Annie the Beetle | Owner Spotlight 1 day ago   04:09

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An introduction from the new CEO, Scott Keogh, as he discusses his connection to VW, the future of EVs, and the VW responsibility for the future. See more articles at https://vw.com/volkswagenlife

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Joshua Bragg
With your peoples mine first came out from here sale you archives
Steve Geiger
A good start, but I want more. Why should we trust VW? Tell us exactly what has changed, more than a few words at the end of the video. My first car out of college was the VW GTI first generation (back in 86 I think) and I loved it (despite its first gen problems) but I haven't been back since. Over the years, it seemed while everyone else kept freshening and refining, VW stayed much the same. I moved on to other cars and most recently a Mini cooper, which recaptured the fun I had with my GTI. If I'm going to consider going back, it will take something bold...yes, maybe a new VW EV, but I still won't buy without reassurance that the cheaters were ALL gotten rid of and the culture that allowed them truly changed.
Catherine white
I just bought a Tesla Model 3 this January. I highly recommend at least taking a Tesla for a test drive. I can’t imagine buying anything else now. I’ve always had Honda civics and then a Mercedes E320, and then a classic ‘63 190D that I loved so much. But they are nothing compared to my Tesla. The feeling and responsiveness, so solid and immediate. So dependable. So......clean. And Tesla is as American as you can get. And I highly recommend the white interior. It really amazes me how it stays so clean, and cool also.
Tarou Dant
stop dumping pollution into mother earth
Jeff Monaghan
Why can't Volkswagen Credit refinance an auto loan during a bankruptcy?

If VW wants to reward loyalty, little things like helping a customer regroup would help. It could have made a big difference to do so.
Tz5n
I have been resisting EV's because my experience with electronics and how proprietary equipment is and how heavily dependent on electronics EV's have become, that being said, if this ever becomes a buzz with a camping version, with flexible roof solar panels to charge not only the batteries, but other on board devices, they will fundamentally change camping and road trips forever for the better, to travel and reduce the cost of fuel for trips, will start a new national revolution in recreation and get people out of the phone zombie land, to the great outdoors.
Zue Andrusyshyn
Oh ... I stand corrected. The I.D. Crozz is not the Microbus. I do want the I.D. Buzz ... the new VW Microbus. I hear it won't be out until 2022?? That's disappointing!! I'll just have to wait!
Zue Andrusyshyn
I have been waiting and waiting for the VW Buzz to become available to the public. I see now that it will be called the I.D. Crozz. I have personally owned over 10 VW's in my lifetime, beginning in 1964 with my first Beetle Bug. I still own my 1973 Beetle Sedan, and my 1974 Karmann Ghia Convertible. I just can't part with them. Throughout the years we have owned a GTI, a Corrado ( still have that one, too), a 1972 Vanagon Camper Van, a 1986 Vanagon Syncro Camper Van, and a 2016 Touraeg (still drive this one). I can hardly wait for the I.D. Crozz ... Im ready! I may be old ... but I have always loved the VW's, and still do!!
Marjorie Roth
This should win video of the year - so much depth & dimension to ALL points covered! I have a page full of keywords that totally inspired me to stimulate conversation - even if it's talking to myself - about forward thinking, innovation, and leading my own personal change! Well done to Scott and the team!
reflecteddetcelfer
I'm a former 2013 diesel Beetle and 2013 Audi diesel A3 owner. The scandal prompted me to go to Mazda. I can't believe they are offering diesel now. Good to hear of your electric future. We did also buy a 2014 and 2015 gasoline Beetle too, we just still love the car. I wish your new electric bus/van had ROUND headlights. Good luck!
Linda Heminway
We just got back from a UK trip and were impressed by the number of diesel VWs over there, we mourn the loss of new diesel sales in the US. I had two TDIs and they were absolutely brilliant vehicles and I regret trading them in as, at the time, I did not realize I might never have the chance to own a new TDI VW in the future. I applaud efforts to bring E vehicles to the masses that truly work and hope range improves. My life doesn't work with short rides as we have out of state family and round trips that are 200 miles, regularly. We don't want to be searching for a place to charge, we want to go and get home on one charge and not have to worry about finding a place. Gas stations work, and having to plug in someplace and wait does not work.
I own a VW Golf All Track Wagon now. I love it, but miss the fuel economy my TDIs offered me. I viewed what happened with the diesel fiasco as hype in many ways and regret that we traded in a TDI Touareg during the confusing times of that law suit. I gave in to the media hype and chose to unload the car, and lost a ton of money on it in the process. I should never have traded that vehicel.
I had a Jetta TDI Sportwagen and loved it, it was the best VW I have ever had. Keep in mind that you still have a loyal fan base of the TDI and it is worth figuring out a way to bring it back and for us to love what you do.
Please reconsider bring the Diesel back in some way to the US for those of us who might not be exactly the E vehicle candidate. They are totally awesome vehicles.
Oh, and while you are at it, get rid of those awful keyless start buttons and bring back real keys. In below zero temps when your key fob battery dies and you can't get cell reception to call for help, it's ridiculous. The real keys worked and we miss one dearly. If I have the key fob in my purse and my husband leaves me off at the door in the rain to park the car, he can't lock the car and just simply using a real key makes sense for real human lives. The keyless start is a fad that needs to die, and quickly. Good luck, we are long term VW owners with a Golf R, a GTI and a ton of other VWs in our past, and my first WV was a 71 Beetle. We keep coming back to you guys as nothing else seems to keep us happy. We are watching and waiting. Don't forget us in your interest to pursue E vehicles.... keep us in your plans. We do like internal combustion and acceleration. : )
itsarubiconday
Lies. All lies. Wake up, loyalists.
Rahul Khattar
Good luck to the transformation. Car safety is the sole reason I hold onto a VW car. I have a message and I hope your marketing team has the guts to display it and report it to you.

There are many errors that occur in the polo gt tsi that are not captured by your electronic computer system. My battery was flicked by the workshop and replaced when I cornered them.

Your customer survey process does not provide the anonymity needed.

The biggest headache is the after sales costs of parts, below industry standard turnaround times and integrity. If I am wrong then do a survey. Toyota sells cheaper components. A bumper replacement ofa VW cost over 10-20k and take 10 odd days.
maikel de bakker
Let the fossil fuels go!

VW do what you did best. You have been judged by the public. And there will not be room for fossil fuels for VW. And it needs to go faster. A lot faster. All cars that roll of your production line from now on should be 100% electric. Then and only then! Will you regain my trust.
abraham camacho
Vw for life I love the brand and i just cannot imagine our generation without Volkswagen i trust them and i believe they will do right from now on... vw.... the people's car... I always been around their products and i have committed my self as an independent automotive technician to the eropen car market but more focused on German Cars and even deeper to vw group cars such as audi and Porsche there is future and I'm part of it cheers Vw..... for the future to come...
RLBSHIP
Will the Engineers provide a Hybrid -for those unable to charge an All-Electric vehicle in apartment living?
Pavel D1
Can you make your cars reliable???And bring back passat wagon!!!
Toni Francis
Check out Toby Lee on you tube. 14 year old blues prodigy guitarist singing to his old VW bug! You’ll love it! Scott VW in East Providence my favorite! We’re a 2 VW family.
tom k
Excellent presentation!
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Annie the Beetle | Owner Spotlight The Future of VW | CEO Scott Keogh 1 day ago   06:03

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What keeps this Beetle running? Love.

A holiday homecoming: Volkswagen Beetle owner of 51 years reunited with 'Annie' after once-in-a-lifetime factory restoration.

Eleven-month project with Puebla team members celebrates a dedicated California Beetle owner

Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, Calif.—a red 1967 model she quickly named “Annie.” Ever since, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, racking up more than 350,000 miles over 51 years, or enough to circle the globe 14 times, and Kathleen, now 73, still drives Annie to work.

After hearing about Kathleen and Annie’s special relationship last year, Volkswagen’s North American Region undertook a unusual project—offering to restore Annie at the North American home of the Beetle at the Puebla, Mexico, factory. Over the past 11 months, a team of some 60 Volkswagen employees and trainees reworked Annie back to factory-quality specs, with several custom touches that celebrate Kathleen’s dedication. This week, Kathleen and Annie were reunited, and Kathleen met key members of the Volkswagen team that led the restoration.

Over 11 months, the Puebla team replaced roughly 40 percent of Annie’s parts and restored 357 original pieces, down to recreating the stickers that Brooks had added to the body and windows over the years. To properly restore her faded red paint, the team matched the original shade from the inside of the glovebox, sandblasted the body, repaired with a mix of period-correct and updated parts, and then reassembled.

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About Volkswagen of America:
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA), is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen America online at https://vw.com or https://media.vw.com to learn more.