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2008 Chicago Auto Show - Volkswagen Expands Minivan Portfolio - PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

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CHICAGO - February 7, 2008: On Wednesday, during the Chicago Auto Show's first of two Media Days, Volkswagen unveiled the Routan, a seven-passenger minivan. Volkswagen indicates the vehicle is inspired by European style and comes standard with a 3.8L V6 engine that offers 197 horsepower. The Routan also features two 9 inch screens with touch screen navigation for the second and third passenger rows, as well as “conversation mirrors.”

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The Volkswagen Routan will be produced at the automaker’s Windsor, Ontario facility. Volkswagen of America also announced on Feb. 6 that the motorsport-inspired R32 had won the 2008 award for “Best Overall Value” in a base sport vehicle.

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