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Brand and mobility What’s been happening in the Volkswagen world? Prestigious awards for Passat and Golf, a longer Caddy, and help for the protection of grassland.

The Passat is Car of the Year 2015.

Europe’s car of the year is the new Passat. It received the prestigious “Car of the Year” award in the run-up to the Geneva Motor Show. “This award is a great tribute to our engineers, designers and the entire team,” said Prof Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. The “Car of the Year” award has been conferred since 1967 and is one of the most prestigious prizes in the automotive industry. New models were assessed by independent motoring journalists according to criteria such as comfort, safety, technological progress and design.

one million for the protection of moors.

Volkswagen is intensifying its collaboration with the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Germany (NABU). Up until 2019, Volkswagen Financial Services will be providing the environmental organization with a total of one million euros for a newly founded international grassland protection fund. Whereas intact grasslands are among the world’s most important carbon stores, destroyed grasslands release large quantities of carbon. The aim of the cooperation with NABU is to reduce CO₂ emissions in the long term by reviving dried-up grasslands. The first sponsored ecological restoration project is located in Poland.

another accolade for the Golf.

The award-laden Golf has been decorated once again. American and Canadian motoring journalists singled out the Golf VII as the “North American Car of the Year” at the Detroit Motor Show. The Golf won the top automotive award by impressing with its quality, distinctive design, and a wide range of assistance, safety and infotainment systems. Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, accepted the award in Detroit.

Caddy Maxi with a bigger load compartment .

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presented the Caddy Maxi at the Geneva Motor Show. The extended version of the popular van is 47 centimetres longer than its predecessor and, with 848 litres, has a significantly bigger load compartment. Thanks to the new EU6 engines, the Caddy Maxi also scores points with lower emission levels and reduced fuel consumption. Its award-winning predecessor has sold over 1.5 million models worldwide in eleven years.