Rock at Jetta Haus New York this weekend with the all-new VW Jetta

What do you get when you combine music, art, fun and the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? An experience called Jetta Haus – and it rolls into New York this weekend. This Friday through Sunday, Volkswagen will stage a pop-up for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta in Brooklyn. Guests will be able to get up close with the new Jetta, take a colorful test drive on an illuminated closed course and sample the Jetta’s new technology – all before the Jetta arrives at dealers. Inside Jetta Haus you’ll find the Betta Lab, two art spaces that engage your senses through light, sound and motion, inspired by the Jetta’s turbocharged power, its available 10-color ambient lighting and available premium BeatsAudio sound. It’s a stunning backdrop for you to win the weekend’s social updates. Between all that, there’ll be music brought to you by Beats by Dr. Dre,  Red Bull Records and SiriusXM® from breakout local musicians like The Aces and City of the Sun, an arcade of hit retro games and an interactive art car experience where you can leave your mark. Red Bull will bring the refreshments, and best of all, there’s no cover charge to get into Jetta Haus; it’s free to the public. Go here to reserve your place at Jetta Haus New York and check your directions to rock with the 2019 Jetta. The party runs Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. JETTA HAUS NEW YORK SCHEDULE FRIDAY | MAY 18 4:00 PM-5:00 PM SiriusXM’s JOHN FUGELSANG 5:30 PM-6:30 PM DJ PARLER 7:00 PM-7:35 PM ADRIAN DANIEL 8:30 PM-9:30 PM LOUIS THE CHILD SATURDAY | MAY 19 12:30 PM-2:00 PM DJ NIKS 3:00 PM-4:00 PM DJ PARLER 5:00 PM-6:30 PM SiriusXM’s TORAE 7:30 PM-8:30 PM CITY OF THE SUN 9:30 PM-10:00 PM THE ACES SUNDAY | MAY 20 1:00 PM-2:30 PM DJ NIKS 3:30 PM-4:10 PM TOPAZ JONES 5:30 PM-6:15 PM OAK & ASH Lineups subject to change

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Rock at Jetta Haus Los Angeles this weekend with the all-new VW Jetta

What do you get when you combine music, art, fun and the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? An experience called Jetta Haus – and it rolls into Los Angeles this weekend. This Friday through Sunday, Volkswagen will stage a pop-up for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta in Culver City. Guests will be able to get up close with the new Jetta, take a colorful test drive on an illuminated closed course and sample the Jetta’s new technology – all before the Jetta arrives at dealers. Inside Jetta Haus you’ll find the Betta Lab, two art spaces that engage your senses through light, sound and motion, inspired by the Jetta’s turbocharged power, its available 10-color ambient lighting and available premium BeatsAudio sound. It’s a stunning backdrop for you to win the weekend’s social updates. Between all that, there’ll be music brought to you by Beats by Dr. Dre and SiriusXM® from breakout local musicians like Vincint and Lorine Chia, an arcade of hit retro games and an interactive art car experience where you can leave your mark. Red Bull will bring the refreshments, and best of all, there’s no cover charge to get into Jetta Haus; it’s free to the public. Go here to reserve your place at Jetta Haus New York and check your directions to rock with the 2019 Jetta. The party runs Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. JETTA HAUS LOS ANGELES SCHEDULE FRIDAY | MAY 18 4:00 PM-5:00 PM SiriusXM’s COVINO & RICH SHOW 6:30 PM-7:30 PM DJ MILLIE 8:30 PM-9:00 PM ALUNAGEORGE SATURDAY | MAY 19 12:30 PM-2:30 PM DJ AARON COLBERT 3:30 PM-4:30 PM DJ MILLIE 5:30 PM-7:00 PM SiriusXM’s RICH DAVIS 8:00 PM-8:30 PM BRAYTON BOWMAN 9:30 PM-10:10 PM VINCINT SUNDAY | MAY 20 12:30 PM-2:30 PM DJ AARON COLBERT 3:30 PM-4:10 PM ASHE 5:30 PM-6:00 PM LORINE CHIA Lineups subject to change

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Meet the sausage that’s one of Volkswagen’s most popular products

In the official Volkswagen parts list, it’s item no. 199 398 500 A — one of the world’s most unique sausages, and a Volkswagen original celebrating its 45th year of production. First created in 1973, Volkswagen has made its own currywurst sausage ever since, and in the process turned it into a symbol of the company throughout Europe. While it’s a staple of the factory cafeterias in Wolfsburg and other European Volkswagen plants for breakfast or lunch, it’s also sold in grocery stores under the “Volkswagen Originalteil” (German for “original parts”) brand. Dealers in Germany often give five-packs of them to customers as gifts. And it’s a huge hit: last year, Volkswagen made 6.8 million currywursts – more than the number of vehicles the VW brand sold worldwide in 2017. What does the VW currywurst taste like? To an American palate accustomed to bratwursts and other sausages typically labeled “sweet” or “hot,” the currywurst walks the broad space in between. There’s a strong yellow curry flavor, but with a kick from the pepper and ginger in the spices. The actual recipe, as devised by the original Volkswagen butchers in 1973, is an official company secret known only to a few people. It’s typically served either intact or chopped into bite-size slices on a paper bowl and drenched in ketchup – preferably the curry-flavored variety also made to Volkswagen’s recipe. Since its inception, the currywurst has been made in-house by Volkswagen employees. Today, about 30 workers, most of them trained butchers, oversee the process at VW’s flagship plant in Wolfsburg. Three times a week, the plant takes in fresh pork from nearby farms and grinds choice cuts into a precise mix. “Our currywurst has a fat content of only 20 percent. Normally, it’s around 35 percent,” explains Head Butcher Franco Lo Presti, who has been making VW currywurst since 1979. After mixing in the spices and packed into casings, the sausages are dried, smoked over beechwood and steamed for 100 minutes at 176 degrees. The final product is weighed, inspected and packaged for shipping to other Volkswagen plans or retailers, with a typical output of 18,000 sausages a day. For those workers who don’t prefer meat, VW has also made a vegetarian variant since 2010. The best chance to taste Volkswagen’s hand-crafted cuisine for yourself will likely involve a trip overseas. Fresh currywurst can’t be imported here; for those rare occasions when Volkswagen has wanted to serve currywurst in the United States, it has flown the butchers into the country and replicated the production line with local ingredients. But there’s no need to rush, as Volkswagen’s most popular non-vehicle part will be in production for many years to come.

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Rock at Jetta Haus Chicago this weekend with the all-new VW Jetta

What do you get when you combine music, art, fun and the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? An experience called Jetta Haus – and it debuts in Chicago this weekend. This Friday through Sunday, Volkswagen will stage a pop-up for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta in Bridgeport. Guests will be able to get up close with the new Jetta, take a colorful test drive on an illuminated closed course and sample the Jetta’s new technology – all before the Jetta arrives at dealers. Inside Jetta Haus you’ll find the Betta Lab, two art spaces that engage your senses through light, sound and motion, inspired by the Jetta’s turbocharged power, its available 10-color ambient lighting and available premium BeatsAudio sound. It’s a stunning backdrop for you to win the weekend’s social updates. Between all that, there’ll be music brought to you by Beats by Dr. Dre and SiriusXM® from breakout local musicians like The Boy Illinois and Mikky Ekko, an arcade of hit retro games and an interactive art car experience where you can leave your mark. Red Bull will bring the refreshments, and best of all, there’s no cover charge to get into Jetta Haus; it’s free to the public. Go here to reserve your place at Jetta Haus Chicago and check your directions to rock with the 2019 Jetta. The party runs Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. JETTA HAUS CHICAGO SCHEDULE FRIDAY | MAY 11 4:00 PM-5:30 PM SiriusXM’s DJ NINA 9 6:30 PM-7:15 PM MICHIGANDER 8:30 PM-9:00 PM MIKKY EKKO SATURDAY | MAY 12 12:30 PM-2:00 PM DJ VIC LLOYD 3:00 PM-4:30 PM DJ OZONE 5:30 PM-7:00 PM SiriusXM’s DJ NINA 9 8:00 PM-9:00 PM THE O’MY’S 10:00 PM-10:30 PM THE BOY ILLINOIS SUNDAY | MAY 13 11:00 AM-12:30 PM DJ VIC LLOYD 1:00 PM-2:30 PM DJ OZONE 3:00 PM-4:30 PM DJ CHESS KNIGHT 5:30 PM-6:10 PM MELO MAKES MUSIC Lineups subject to change

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Rock at Jetta Haus Miami this weekend with the all-new VW Jetta

What do you get when you combine music, art, fun and the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? An experience called Jetta Haus – and it debuts in Miami this weekend. This Friday through Sunday, Volkswagen will stage a pop-up for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta in the Wynwood Arts District. Guests will be able to get up close with the new Jetta, take a colorful test drive on an illuminated closed course and sample the Jetta’s new technology – all before the Jetta arrives at dealers. Inside Jetta Haus you’ll find the Betta Lab, two art spaces that engage your senses through light, sound and motion, inspired by the Jetta’s turbocharged power, its available 10-color ambient lighting and available premium BeatsAudio sound. It’s a stunning backdrop for you to win the weekend’s social updates. Between all that, there’ll be music brought to you by Beats by Dr. Dre and SiriusXM® from breakout local musicians like Twelve’len and VINILOVERUS, an arcade of hit retro games and an interactive art car experience where you can leave your mark. Red Bull will bring the refreshments, and best of all, there’s no cover charge to get into Jetta Haus; it’s free to the public. Go here to reserve your place at your local Jetta Haus and check your directions to rock with the 2019 Jetta. The party runs Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. JETTA HAUS MIAMI SCHEDULE FRIDAY | MAY 11TH 5:00 PM-6:00 PM DZA 7:00 PM-7:30 PM TWELVE’LEN 8:30 PM-9:30 PM B00TY SATURDAY | MAY 12 12:30 PM-2:00 PM DJ MICHELLE LESHEM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM DZA 5:00 PM-6:30 PM SiriusXM’s DJ JOHNNIE 7:30 PM-8:10 PM XAXO 9:30 PM-10:15 PM VINILOVERSUS SUNDAY | MAY 13 11:30 PM-1:00 PM KAIXEN 1:30 PM-2:05 PM DVWEZ 3:30 PM-4:05 PM MANU MANZO 5:30 PM-6:15 PM CRIS CAB Lineups subject to change. 

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Why VW’s first electric race car previews the future of EVs

Last week, Volkswagen Motorsport revealed the first all-electric race car in the company’s history. Built  with the goal of setting a new record for the race up Pikes Peak in June, the I.D. R Pikes Peak combines cutting-edge motorsports engineering with Volkswagen’s growing expertise in electric mobility. And while the custom-built race car was designed for one purpose, it also previews the technology that will help make electric vehicles a more mainstream reality. Pikes Peak ranks as the world’s most famous hillclimb, a challenging and dangerous 12.42-mile run up the mountain with 156 curves and altitude changes that challenge humans and machines alike. VW’s goal for this year’s run: Set a new electric record, which currently stands at 8 minutes, 57.118 seconds, or roughly 83 mph all the way up. of To meet that challenge, Volkswagen Motorsports has come up with a uniquely balanced electric vehicle. Designed from scratch for maximum aerodynamic advantage, the I.D. R Pikes Peak gets its power from two electric motors on each axle, with a total of 671 hp and 479 lb.-ft. of torque, variable among all four wheels. The 40 kWh battery pack sits beside and behind driver Romain Dumas, with unique lithium-ion battery cells chosen to maintain maximum power output throughout the run. Those specifications are powerful, but may sound low to motorsports fans; the current EV record holder at Pikes Peak sported 1,000 hp more than the I.D. R Pikes Peak. François-Xavier Demaison, technical director for Volkswagen Motorsport, says his team used extensive computer simulations to keep the I.D. R Pikes Peak’s weight at less than 2,425 lbs. More power would have meant more batteries, bigger motors and more weight to haul up a mountain. “For a racecar, weight is always the biggest enemy, and in electric cars the battery is always the biggest weight,” Demaison said. “We had to fight a lot to find the best compromise between weight, battery capacity and maximum power.” And the results speak for themselves. At 2.25 seconds, the I.D. R Pikes Peak is faster from 0 to 62 mph than a Formula 1 car. The wild aerodynamics – from the front spoiler to the giant rear wing – were developed in VW’s wind tunnels with input from Porsche’s Le Mans-winning race teams to maximize downforce at higher altitudes while minimizing drag. And by using the rear electric motor as a brake that can recapture energy, the car will actually regain about 20 percent of the energy it needs to go full blast for the record. As with other EVs, charging also posed a challenge. Given the rapidly changing weather on the mountain, a racer’s run can be called off after they start – but then they only have 30 minutes to be ready to restart at the base. This means the I.D. R Pikes Peak would need the ability to have a full recharge in half an hour. “The Technical Development department of Volkswagen has the right workshops and laboratories to perform a range of various stress tests on the batteries,” Demaison says. “They also have plenty of experience in the area of high-voltage technology. You have to be aware of special requirements for cabling and insulation.” Few people will ever have the chance or desire to run up Pikes Peak at full tilt. But with the I.D. R Pikes Peak, Volkswagen helps show how battery research, EV chassis engineering and fast charging can improve on what’s come before – the same promise made by Volkswagen’s I.D. series of electric vehicle concepts that are tentatively set to enter production within the next couple of years. “Motorsport greatly accelerated technical innovation in the early days of the automobile,” says Jost Capito, head of Volkswagen Motorsports. “It will continue to play a similar role in the development of powerful electric cars in the future.”

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A designer’s look at the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

How do you design a new car? Boldly, and carefully, at the same time. The new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta reflects years of exacting design work by a dedicated team that had to anticipate American market trends, meet a host of engineering requirements and eventually craft a look that can appeal to millions without going stale. “Cars are always reflecting society, fashion, architecture—they are part of the development of mankind,” says Klaus Bischoff, head of design for Volkswagen. “From the beginning, we said we need to have a breakthrough and create a new design language for this product.” As the seventh iteration of the compact sedan, the new Jetta has a long design history that’s made an impression on American roads, from the squared-up look of the 1980 model to the Bauhaus-inspired designs of the fourth generation. With the move to a new chassis and all-new bodywork, designers had a high level of freedom to push the Jetta’s design forward with an American audience in mind — without losing the classic precision that’s a VW hallmark “We wanted to create a design that stands out,” says Bischoff, “so when you see it on the road it is charismatic.” The front of every car serves as its face, and with all-new standard LED daytime running lights, designers were able to create a unique light “signature” for the Jetta. Bischoff notes that as with other new Volkswagen vehicles like the upcoming 2019 Arteon, the grille and lights are combined into one wide graphic, creating a lower, sleeker appearance. With increased fuel efficiency as an ever-present goal, aerodynamics played a larger role in the Jetta’s design than ever before. It’s easy to make a car look sleek, or to stand out, but hard to do both – often a crease or feature like larger wheels that adds character also adds aerodynamic drag in the process. So the Jetta’s design team used that challenge to their advantage, with touches like the discreet spoiler integrated into the trunk lid and an “air curtain” design in the front bumper that calms airflow to a highly competitive 0.27 coefficient of drag. “Most of the time, you look at cars from the back,” says Bischoff, “so it’s important to recognize it.” The rear of the Jetta has a completely reworked approach; it gathers several lines that run the length of the bodywork, emphasizing the longer wheelbase, combined with a taillight/reflector that integrates with the design of the decklid. The deep creases also add what Bischoff calls a “slim-fit, athletic” appearance. Another key addition was adding two new colors to the Jetta’s palate: Sage Green and the vivid Habanero Orange, a key way to make Jetta owners who want a warmer, more distinctive color stand out from the crowd. The interior takes a major step forward in technology, with highlights from the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit to available 10-color ambient lighting accents that were once only available features in luxury cars. Every line in the interior emphasizes the increased space and glass – or “daylight opening” in automotive design terms – but also improves usability for the driver. Despite the more dramatic slope of the roof line, headroom isn’t compromised, and the new optional panoramic sunroof can also give the interior a new feeling of freedom. Taken as a whole, Bischoff says the new 2019 Jetta is “much more emotional, more progressive and more innovative,” adding: “Volkswagen design is always about going in new directions.” Volkswagen design chief Klaus Bischoff with the 2019 Jetta.

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