Volkswagen Unveils a Dynamic Foursome at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

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VOLKSWAGEN UNVEILS A DYNAMIC FOURSOME AT THE 2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW
2014 Beetle GSR, 2014 Convertible R-Line, 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and  2013 GTI Driver's Edition Revealed

CHICAGO (January 7, 2013) - Volkswagen brings four new vehicles to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview: the 2014 Beetle GSR, 2014 Convertible R-line, 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and 2013 GTI Driver's Edition.

A salute to the 1970s, Volkswagen revealed the 2014 Beetle GSR, or the "Gelb Schwarzer Renner." Striking in a yellow and black color scheme, the Beetle gets a GSR makeover with a larger rear spoiler, silver-painted brake calipers, 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and the letters GSR encrypted on the side skirts. The modern model has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder TSI engine generating 210 hp giving the GSR a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds. Only 3,500 collector models will be produced worldwide.  A badge will be printed on the steering wheel marking the special-edition number (1 through 3,500) to emphasize the uniqueness of the vehicle. The Beetle GSR goes on sale at select local dealerships in the fall of 2013.

Joining the Beetle family is the 2014 Convertible R-Line adding a performance-inspired design. The R-Line will be equipped with 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels on lower-profile all-season tires with sport-tuned suspension to give efficient driving characteristics to the model. Adding to the exterior face is an R-Line badge on the front grille and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs. Other features included are aluminum sport pedals, leather sport seats and the Fender Premium Audio System.

Volkswagen finishes off with an exclusive collection of the GTI models: the 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and 2013 GTI Driver's Edition. Limited quantities of the sixth-generation hot-hatch will be available, and offered in only three colors including candy white, carbon steel gray and deep black. The Wolfsburg Edition enters the market early in the first quarter of 2013, equipped with a retro-themed golf ball shifter, 18-inch "Laguna" wheels and GTI's standard trim. Later in the second quarter, the GTI Driver's Edition will be available in dealerships featuring an elusive sunroof and an advanced navigation system. Every GTI Driver's Edition owner will receive a Certificate of Authenticity.

To watch the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2013 public show will be February 9-18. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

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