As the official vehicle sponsor of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the last 17 years, Volkswagen is proud to support the thousands of athletes participating in this year’s race. Year after year, we’ve witnessed the dedication it takes to cross that finish line and for us, this event is a continuous source of inspiration.
We’re also proud to announce that nine Volkswagen vehicles were named to the 2012 IIHS Top Safety Picks. So proud, in fact, we’re launching the “Safety in
Numbers” Sales Event. With eight dealerships in the greater Chicago area, now’s the time to get an awesome deal on a 2012 Volkswagen and experience the Power of German Engineering for yourself.
You already know how crucial it is to train properly for a marathon. Same goes for the open road, so if you already own a Volkswagen, go to begoodtoyourvw.com to schedule maintenance, shop for accessories, and check out our video showcase full of tips for DIY car care. The simple, step-by-step instructions cover a range of topics – from changing a tire to installing a roof rack – and everything in between.
While we’re on the topic of being good to your Volkswagen, the folks at Motor Trend have been very good to the new Passat, naming it the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year. With a 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel engine delivering up to 43 mpg and 795 miles on a single tank, the totally redesigned Passat handles the long haul, or the spring across town, with award-winning performance, style, safety and ease.
At last year’s event, we had a great time hanging out with the runners and fans at the Mile 8 tailgate and the Volkswagen Fitness Expo. With car giveaways, all sorts of fun and games for the whole family and super-duper-ultra-uber marathon man Dean Karnazes there to inspire the crowd, they had a great time, too. But enough of the past. We’re looking forward to 2012. This year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet so check back this spring for more details. Until then, run, Chicago, run!