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2011 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN OFFERS ENHANCED FEATURES AND NEW 3.6L ENGINE

New Routan Delivers German Engineering and Outstanding Value for Consumers Seeking a Roomier Stylish Seven Passenger Minivan
HERNDON, Va., January 25, 2011 — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced new features and updates to the 2011 Routan that will enhance the consumer’s driving experience. With space for up to seven adults and their belongings, amenities similar to those of a home theater, and a maximum towing capacity of 3,600 lbs, the 2011 Routan can go the distance without leaving anyone, or anything, behind. The Routan combines German sensibilities in design, fit and finish, with refined ride and handling characteristics, all while delivering outstanding value. New for the 2011 model year, all Routans are powered by a new 3.6L engine mated to a sixspeed automatic transmission which provides 283 horsepower and 260 lbs./ft. of torque. The 2011 Routan is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. Function follows form in the 2011 Routan with EPA fuel economy numbers of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for the 3.6L. The Routan is offered in seven trim levels with pricing starting under $27,000, making it standout in the segment a true driver’s minivan.

Interior To accommodate the needs of today’s families, the Routan features standard 12V power outlets and an available 115V AC outlet for powering up phones, MP3 players, and game consoles. For 2011, all-new Sierra Stone beige interior color is available in Leatherette or Leather seating surfaces. New perforated front row seating with pillow top armrests and second row captain’s chairs offer an increased level of luxury and comfort. The convenience of a traditional minivan is here with up to 144 cubic feet of space available with the second row removed, and the third row stowed. All 2011 Routan models include an all new leather-wrapped steering wheel with multi-function controls, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a full assortment of gauges to keep the driver in the know. Underfoot is a high-density carpet, complete with matching floor mats, which add to the overall interior appeal. Additional intelligent storage solutions can be found with dual glove boxes, a floor console with cup holders, an available highline console with a large storage compartment, available ceiling storage, door sill and rear quarter storage bins, various cargo nets, and a variety of coat and bag and purse hooks throughout. Airline style LED reading lights are ready in all three seating rows, while sunshades keep unwanted light from shining through the power windows on the SE, SEL and SEL Premium models, in addition to standard privacy glass. For extra sunshine and fresh air, the SEL and SEL Premium add a power sunroof. Convenience For the 2011 model, Garmin® Navigation is available for SE, while Sirius® Travel Link and integrated iPod® interface are added to Routan SEL w/Navigation. Detailed information for weather, skiing, fuel, movies, and sports is available with the Sirius Travel Link subscription. Additional functional features include a new fuel optimization switch allowing the driver to select an ECO mode which adjusts shift patterns to increase fuel economy.

As in previous models, the 2011 Routan includes dual power sliding doors with power windows, power fold third row seating for extra storage room or “tailgating” function, and no less than thirteen cup holders. Remote keyless entry with an available remote vehicle start system provides an extra level of comfort on a cold or hot day.

Exterior Distinctions continue along the Routan’s exterior, with aggressively angled headlights containing quad halogen lamps (High Intensity Gas-discharged (HID) units on the SEL Premium), complimenting a chrome trimmed grille. The SEL Premium also includes halogen fog lamps integrated into the lower front bumper. Depending on the trim level, matte black, body-colored, or chrome side mirrors and door handles are used. Splash guards and convenient full running boards with skid-resistant surfaces can also be ordered. New for 2011, are stowable roof racks added to SE and SEL models, allowing quick and easy transformation. The Routan finishes with a spoiler and integrated third brake light sitting atop the rear hatch, uniquely styled tail lamps, and an extra low bumper with step plate to make loading and removal of items that much easier.

Chassis and Suspension To give the Routan its refined European driving composure and handling, Volkswagen uses a rack-and-pinion steering system that provides increased road feel and enhanced response to the driver. Working in concert with the steering setup is a front suspension that gives the Routan its precision-tuned ride when traversing neighborhood corners, or taking long runs on the highway. The S and SE models feature heavy duty rear shocks and coil-over springs that remain firm under heavy loads while keeping occupants comfortable even through bumps in the road. With the SEL and SEL Premium packages, the rear suspension is upgraded to a Nivomat® self-leveling, ZF Sachs rear air suspension that provides the Routan with even greater towing and hauling credentials (3,500 lbs. towing capacity versus the standard 2,000 lbs). Four wheel disc brakes

(vented front and solid rear discs) combine with an advanced Anti-lock Braking System for added control and stopping superiority. Safety For 2011, the Routan comes standard with a host of new safety features. Front-row seats now include standard side airbags and Routan drivers are now protected with a standard knee-airbag. All seating positions have a three-point safety belt, with a pre-tensioner and height adjustment for the driver and front passenger. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) are also included for quick and simple child seat additions. All rows now have newly designed head restraints for optimized safety. Beyond its Anti-lock Braking System, the Routan also features Engine Braking Control (EBC) to help reduce speed when called upon, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which monitors feedback from a number of different sensors to ensure the Routan stays on course through most any driving situation that may arise.

Entertainment Keeping occupants entertained is an easy task for the Routan, starting with an in-dash, MP3compatible CD player with an AM/FM stereo, an auxiliary input for connecting other audio devices, and six speakers on the S model. The SE includes a 6-disc DVD changer and Bluetooth™ connectivity, which can be complemented with a comprehensive package that includes a large touch screen display, rearview camera, 30GB hard drive, USB connectivity for multimedia devices and drives, music and photo storage and playback, a second DVD player for the rear seating area, auxiliary A/V inputs, six speakers, wireless headphones, a pair of ceiling-mounted, 9-inch LCD screens, and a remote control. Warranty The 2011 Routan includes 24-hour Roadside Assistance (through a third party supplier) for three years or 36,000 miles (whichever occurs first) as standard, plus:

• Five-year / 60,000 mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty • Three-year / 36,000 mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty, with wear and tear items and adjustments • 12-year unlimited distance Limited Warranty Against Corrosion Perforation The Routan, like all 2011 model year Volkswagen vehicles, is covered under the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. Under this program, all scheduled maintenance is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty – three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Additionally, all current Volkswagen vehicles use synthetic oil, which, when combined with stateof-the-art German engineering, eliminates the need for a 5,000 mile oil change, and allows owners to go farther between scheduled oil changes. Volkswagen of America, Inc. Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. 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 Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2011 Volkswagen vehicles come standardequipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This is important because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more. ###

2011 U.S. ROUTAN- Standard and Optional Features
Legend: S- Standard, at no additional charge – Not available O- Stand-Alone Option, at additional charge P- Part of an optional package, at additional charge
S Privacy glass Power Sunroof Rear glass window with timed defrost function Chrome front grill surround with matte finish spears Chrome front grill surround with chrome finish spears Quad halogen headlamps w/ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Auto-Off feature Quad halogen headlamps w/ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Auto On-Off feature High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps w/Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and programmable Auto On-Off feature Fog Lamps Power, heatable driver and passenger exterior rearview mirrors, matte black Power, heatable, driver and passenger side power rearview mirrors, body color Power, heated, driver and passenger rearview mirrors w/ chrome finish, turn signal indication and memory feature Manual operated sliding side doors and manual lift gate, with black door handles Power operated sliding side doors and manual lift gate with body-color door handles Power operated sliding side doors and power liftgate, with body-color door handles Power operated sliding side doors and power liftgate, with chrome-finish door handles 16" steel wheels w/ wheel cover and all-season tires 17" alloy wheels w/all-season tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), w/low pressure indicator Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), w/individual tire pressure monitoring Windshield wipers, variable intermittent, including rear wiper Engine block heater w/cable S S S S S S S S S O

EXTERIOR
Glass

SE
S S S S S S S S S O

SE w/RSE
S S S S S S S S S O

SE w/RSE + Navi
S S S S S S S S S O

SEL
S S S S S S S S S S O

Grill Lights, Front/Rear

Mirrors

Doors

Wheels/Tires

Wipers/Washer Cold Climate

INTERIOR
Air Conditioning Anti-theft/Alarm 3-Zone Manual A/C (Driver/Passenger/Rear) 3-Zone Automatic A/C (Driver/Passenger/Rear) w/ air filter Immobilizer Immobilizer with Alarm Immobilizer with Alarm and Remote Start Cruise control Base instrument cluster w/speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual trip odometers, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, gear indicator, Fuel Saver Indicator light

S
S S -

SE
S S

SE
S S

SE
S S

SEL
S S S

Cruise Control Instrument Cluster

S

S

S

S

S Highline instrument cluster w/speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual trip odometers, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, compass, temperature display, fuel range, trip timer, gear indicator Outlets Lighting Premium instrument cluster w/speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual trip odometers, fuel 12V auxiliary power outlets 115V auxiliary power outlet Front passenger foot well lighting Roof-mounted ambient night-time lighting for center console illumination Front console roof lighting for front passengers; single dome lamp for rear passengers Airline-style LED reading/courtesy lamps for all 3 rows Power door locks w/remote-activated lock, unlock, rear hatch release and panic buttons on key Conversation mirror in front roof console Driver and front passenger visor vanity mirrors Driver and front passenger visor vanity mirrors, illuminated Interior rearview mirror, auto dimming Non-Adjustable gas and brake pedals Power-adjustable gas and brake pedals w/o memory function Power-adjustable gas and brake pedals w/ memory function AM/FM/CD player system, in-dash, MP3 capable w/ Auxiliary input,6 speakers AM/FM/6-CD player system, in-dash, MP3/DVD capable w/ Auxiliary input, SAT capable, 6 speakers Touch-Screen Radio system, w/ satellite radio, hard drive information database, USB, music and photo storage Touch-Screen Garmin Navigation system, w/ satellite radio, hard drive information database, USB, music and photo storage Touch-Screen Navigation system, w/ satellite radio, hard drive information database, USB, music and photo storage, satellite radio and traffic information Premium sound system, 9-speaker w/ 506 watt Amplifier Sirius Satellite Radio® with complimentary1 year subscription Video Bluetooth® hands-free mobile phone connectivity Dual 9" LCD roof-mounted video screens, remote control, wireless headphones, touch screen AM/FM/DVD player system, hard drive, USB input, music and photo storage, secondary DVD Player, MP3/capable w/ Auxiliary audio/video inputs

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S S S S S S S S S -

S S S S S S S S S S

S S S S S S S S S S

S S S S S S S S S -

S S S S S S S S S S -

Locks Mirrors, Interior

Pedals

Audio/Navigation

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-

S -

S S S

S S S S

S S S -

Restraint Systems

Rear-view camera system, w/ on-screen display Driver and front passenger advanced multistage front airbag supplemental restraint system

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S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Side Curtain airbags, all outboard seating positions S Safety belt pretensioners for driver and front passenger S S S S S S S Upholstery Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob S Texture Weave cloth seating surfaces Leatherette seating surfaces Nappa Leather seating surfaces in 1rst and 2nd rows High-density carpet w/ matching floor mats Power front and 2nd row windows. Power vented rear quarter windows 2nd and 3rd row sunshades S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

Seating

LATCH - Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. Child seat lower anchorage points and top 4-Way manual adjust driver and front passenger captain-style seats 8-Way power driver, and 4-way manual front passenger captain-style seats with adjustable lumbar support 8-Way power driver, and 4-way manual front passenger captain-style seats with adjustable lumbar support 8-Way power driver and front passenger captain-style seats with adjustable lumbar support Heatable driver and front passenger seats Heatable 2nd row seats 2nd row reclining, fold flat, sliding and removable Captain-style seats, w/storage tubs 3rd row manual folding bench seat w/tailgating position 3rd row power folding bench seat w/tailgating position Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel Audio, cruise, and Electronic Vehicle Info Center (EVIC) controls on steering wheel Coat hooks, floor console w/ cup holders, dual glove boxes, grocery bag/purse hooks on rear seat backs, driver door sill and left rear quarter trim storage bins, cargo nets, cup holders Overhead Storage System Highline floor console w/adjustable storage and cup holders

Steering Wheel Storage, Interior

Windows

TECHNICAL
Brakes Engine Steering Suspension Traction Control Transmission Towing Power assisted front vented disc brakes, rear solid disc brakes 3.6L, V6 engine 283hp, 260lb-ft of torque Optimized rack and pinion power assisted steering system McPherson front suspension and twist beam rear axle McPherson front suspension and auto-adjust load-leveling rear suspension Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC®) with brake assist 6-speed automatic w/ manual shift mode 3,600 lbs towing capacity

S
S S S S S S S S

SE
S S S S S S S S

SE
S S S S S S S S

SE
S S S S S S S S

SEL
S S S S S S S S

2011 U.S. ROUTAN - S Trim Level Technical Specifications

ENGINE

Type Compression Ratio Horsepower (SAE) @ rpm Maximum torque, lbs - ft @ rpm Fuel Requirement
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Alternator - A/Ah Battery - A/Ah DRIVETRAIN Drivetrain Transmission Gear Ratios

3.6L , 6 cylinder 10:02:01 283 @ 6,350 rpm 260 @ 4,400 rpm (312Nm @ 4,000 rpm) 87 Octane Minimum
160A 700 CCA Front-Wheel Drive, 6-Speed Automatic with Manual Shift Mode 1st 4.127 2nd 2.842 3rd 2.283 4th 1.570 5th 1.000 6th 0.690 Reverse 3.214 Final 3.160 20.5 gal Power Rack & Pinion Steering 38.0 ft 16.9:1 Mini-Van Seven 163.5
140.6 - 144.4

CAPACITIES Fuel Tank STEERING Type Turning Circle (curb to curb) Ratio INTERIOR VOLUME - SAE EPA Class Seating Capacity Passenger Volume (Estimated) Cargo Volume Cargo Volume with rear seat folded (floor to ceiling) Volume Head Room Shoulder Room Leg Room BODY, CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Type Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brakes Anti Lock Braking System Wheels/Tires DIMENSIONS Wheelbase Front Track Rear Track Length Width Height WEIGHTS Curb Weight Payload Towing Capacity (with towing package) Towing Capacity (without towing package) FUEL CONSUMPTION City mpg Highway mpg EPA Combined Range

77.6 L

11.6

m

83 First Row ft³ 37.2 in 63 in 40.6 in

ft³ ft³ ft³

4.6 4.0 - 4.1 2.4

m³ m³ m³ Third Row ft³ 37.9 in 62 in 31.8-37.6 in

m³ 946 mm 1600.2 mm 1031.2 mm

Second Row ft³ m³ 39.2-39.7 in 996.7-1008.1mm 64.7 in 1643.4 mm 36.3 in 923.8 mm

m³ 961.9 mm 1574.8 mm 807.7-995 mm

Unibody construction MacPherson Twist Beam Axle 4-wheel Disc Brakes, with Vented Front and Solid Rear Rotors All four wheels 225/65 R16 Yokohama 121.2 65.0 64.8 202.5 76.9 68.9 4,494 1,200 3,600 2,000 17 25 20 403 in in in in in in lbs lbs lbs lbs mpg mpg mpg Miles 3,078 1,651 1,646 5,143 1,953 1,750 mm mm mm mm mm mm

kg 544 kg 1,633 kg 907 kg

692 km

2011 U.S. ROUTAN - SE Trim Level Technical Specifications

ENGINE

Type Compression Ratio Horsepower (SAE) @ rpm Maximum torque, lbs - ft @ rpm Fuel Requirement
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Alternator - A/Ah Battery - A/Ah DRIVETRAIN Drivetrain Transmission Gear Ratios

3.6L , 6 cylinder 10:02:01 283 @ 6,350 rpm 260 @ 4,400 rpm (312Nm @ 4,000 rpm) 87 Octane Minimum
160A 700 CCA Front-Wheel Drive, 6-Speed Automatic with Manual Shift Mode 1st 4.127 2nd 2.842 3rd 2.283 4th 1.570 5th 1.000 6th 0.690 Reverse 3.214 Final 3.160 20.5 gal Power Rack & Pinion Steering 38.0 ft 16.9:1 Mini-Van Seven 163.5
140.6 - 144.4

CAPACITIES Fuel Tank STEERING Type Turning Circle (curb to curb) Ratio INTERIOR VOLUME - SAE EPA Class Seating Capacity Passenger Volume (Estimated) Cargo Volume Cargo Volume with rear seat folded (floor to ceiling) Volume Head Room Shoulder Room Leg Room BODY, CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Type Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brakes Anti Lock Braking System Wheels/Tires DIMENSIONS Wheelbase Front Track Rear Track Length Width Height WEIGHTS Curb Weight Payload Towing Capacity (with towing package) Towing Capacity (without towing package) FUEL CONSUMPTION City mpg Highway mpg EPA Combined Range

77.6 L

11.6

m

83 First Row ft³ 37.2 in 63 in 40.6 in

ft³ ft³ ft³

4.6 4.0 - 4.1 2.4

m³ m³ m³ Third Row ft³ 37.9 in 62 in 31.8-37.6 in

m³ 946 mm 1600.2 mm 1031.2 mm

Second Row ft³ m³ 39.2-39.7 in 996.7-1008.1mm 64.7 in 1643.4 mm 36.3 in 923.8 mm

m³ 961.9 mm 1574.8 mm 807.7-995 mm

Unibody construction MacPherson Twist Beam Axle 4-wheel Disc Brakes, with Vented Front and Solid Rear Rotors All four wheels 225/65 R17 Michelin 121.2 65.0 64.8 202.5 76.9 68.9 4,595 1,200 3,600 2,000 17 25 20 403 in in in in in in lbs* lbs lbs lbs mpg mpg mpg Miles 3,078 1,651 1,646 5,143 1,953 1,750 2,084 544 1,633 907 mm mm mm mm mm mm kg* kg kg kg

692 km

2011 U.S. ROUTAN - SEL Trim Level Technical Specifications

ENGINE

Type Compression Ratio Horsepower (SAE) @ rpm Maximum torque, lbs - ft @ rpm Fuel Requirement
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Alternator - A/Ah Battery - A/Ah DRIVETRAIN Drivetrain Transmission Gear Ratios

3.6L , 6 cylinder 10:02:01 283 @ 6,350 rpm 260 @ 4,400 rpm (312Nm @ 4,000 rpm) 87 Octane Minimum
160A 700 CCA Front-Wheel Drive, 6-Speed Automatic with Manual Shift Mode 1st 4.127 2nd 2.842 3rd 2.283 4th 1.570 5th 1.000 6th 0.690 Reverse 3.214 Final 3.160 20.5 gal Power Rack & Pinion Steering 38.0 ft 16.9:1 Mini-Van Seven 163.5
140.6 - 144.4

CAPACITIES Fuel Tank STEERING Type Turning Circle (curb to curb) Ratio INTERIOR VOLUME - SAE EPA Class Seating Capacity Passenger Volume (Estimated) Cargo Volume Cargo Volume with rear seat folded (floor to ceiling) Volume Head Room Shoulder Room Leg Room BODY, CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Type Front Suspension Rear Suspension Brakes Anti Lock Braking System Wheels/Tires DIMENSIONS Wheelbase Front Track Rear Track Length Width Height WEIGHTS Curb Weight Payload Towing Capacity (with towing package) Towing Capacity (without towing package) FUEL CONSUMPTION City mpg Highway mpg EPA Combined Range

77.6 L

11.6

m

83 First Row ft³ 37.2 in 63 in 40.6 in

ft³ ft³ ft³

4.6 4.0 - 4.1 2.4

m³ m³ m³ Third Row ft³ 37.9 in 62 in 31.8-37.6 in

m³ 946 mm 1600.2 mm 1031.2 mm

Second Row ft³ m³ 39.2-39.7 in 996.7-1008.1mm 64.7 in 1643.4 mm 36.3 in 923.8 mm

m³ 961.9 mm 1574.8 mm 807.7-995 mm

Unibody construction MacPherson Twist Beam Axle 4-wheel Disc Brakes, with Vented Front and Solid Rear Rotors All four wheels 225/65 R17 Michelin 121.2 65.0 64.8 202.5 76.9 68.9 4,683 1,200 3,600 2,000 17 25 20 403 in in in in in in lbs lbs lbs lbs mpg mpg mpg Miles 3,078 1,651 1,646 5,143 1,953 1,750 mm mm mm mm mm mm

kg 544 kg 1,633 kg 907 kg

692 km