Volkswagen Passat Named as Top Finalist for North American Car of the Year by CommonwealthCars


									  Volkswagen Passat Named as Top Finalist for North American Car of the Year

Santa Ana, California, 30 December, 2011 - Volkswagen Passat owners have had many
reasons to be proud this year, and may have one more next January. The 2012 VW
Passat was just named as a top three finalist for the North American Car of the Year,
sponsored by a 50 member panel of the country’s leading automotive journalists and

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is one of 17 cars that were reviewed in recent months. It is
not new to competition, and has come out on top in many other award programs in the
past few months. It was named as an IIHS Top Safety Pick in September, and just won
the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year Award last month from Motor Trend magazine.
Starting at $19,995, it proves that top performance, comfort, and technology can still
come at an affordable price.

“Our California VW fans will be excited to hear the news,” says Commonwealth
Volkswagen’s General Manager Mike Westbrook. “Volkswagen owners are a proud
group, and this gives us all yet another reason to celebrate.”

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat can be seen in Santa Ana at Commonwealth Volkswagen in
Orange County. The VW Passat is available for test drives so VW fans can see for
themselves what sets this unique car apart from its competition. Featuring a 2.5L V6
engine, it is capable of 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, making it just as fun to drive as it
is to look at. It also offers the latest VW safety and entertainment technologies that
Orange County drivers expect from the brand.

About Commonwealth Volkswagen
Commonwealth Volkswagen is located in Santa Ana, California. They are the premier
Volkswagen dealership in Orange County and serve drivers from Santa Ana and all of
Southern California. Commonwealth Volkswagen carries an extensive line of
Volkswagen cars including the Vw Beetle, VW Jetta, and VW Passat. They are a proud
member of the Penske Automotive family and are dedicated to providing customers with
the best service and sales experience in all of Orange County and Southern California.

Commonwealth Volkswagen
1450 Auto Mall Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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