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2007 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE RECEIVES “BEST FLEET VALUE IN AMERICA” SUBCOMPACT CAR AWARD FROM VINCENTRIC
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc announced today that the 2007 New Beetle was awarded “Best Fleet Value in America” by Vincentric, a privately held automotive analysis and data compilation firm. The New Beetle was honored in the passenger car, subcompact, over $17,000 category. The annual award acknowledges automakers for producing vehicles having the lowest fleet lifecycle costs in different ownership/mileage scenarios.
Vincentric analyzes fleet lifecycle costs to identify the best value in the automotive industry, measuring eight cost factors in more than 2,000 vehicle configurations to determine the winning 2007 models.
The cost factors measured during the study were fuel, financing, depreciation, insurance, maintenance, repairs, opportunity cost, taxes /state fees. These cost factors were incorporated with Vincentric’s Fleet Price, estimating the purchase cost for each automobile in the study.
“We are truly honored to receive such recognition for the New Beetle from Vincentric,” says Patrick Mcfall, general manager certified pre-owned and corporate sales at Volkswagen of America, Inc. “It’s particularly satisfying to be recognized for the New Beetle, which pays tribute to our historical roots and inherent value.”
The 2007 New Beetle features many of the most popular comfort and convenience features as standard, including a height-adjustable and telescoping three-spoke padded steering wheel, fully reclining height- adjustable front seats, and a 10-speaker premium in-dash CD/MP3/satellite-ready stereo.
The 2007 New Beetle offers Volkswagen’s 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine delivering 150 horsepower at 5,000 revolutions per minute, and 170 lbs.-ft. of torque at 3,750 rpm.
The New Beetle achieves an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 32 miles per gallon on highway driving and 23 mpg in city driving and is available with a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic Tiptronic® transmission.
The 2007 New Beetle is available at Volkswagen dealers with a starting price of $17,180.
For more information on the 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle, as well as all other Volkswagen models and products, log on to media.vw.com (registration is required).
Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. Using Vinbase™, its comprehensive, proprietary cost-of-ownership database, the company measures and analyzes the overall cost of owning and operating vehicles and its impact on the value provided to buyers. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as Yahoo! Autos, Cars.com, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Business Fleet Magazine and Fleet-Central.com as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC, is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.