SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

January 10, 2013 09:00 ET

Volkswagen and E! Launch Awards Season Partnership

Fashion Squad Cruises Through Hollywood in the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - Volkswagen of America, Inc. and E! Entertainment have agreed to a first-of-its-kind, year-long partnership in celebration of a shared passion for style and design.

With multi-faceted activations planned for the five biggest award shows in entertainment, the Golden Globes, SAGs, GRAMMYs, Academy Awards, and Emmys, Volkswagen and E! are gearing up to give their own unique, fashionable spin on the red carpet.

"E! is excited to welcome Volkswagen of America as the first-ever partner for all five award shows for E! Live From the Red Carpet," said Patty Gilchrist, SVP E! Ad Sales. "Volkswagen is a great partner who recognized that E! is the premier media destination for all things pop culture, and we are looking forward to what will be the ultimate celebration of celebrity style as the perfect place to showcase Volkswagen's great, affordable automotive design."

Volkswagen style meets Hollywood style when Fashion Police cohost George Kotsiopoulos takes to the streets of Los Angeles in a special "Squad Car" edition of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta as Captain of the Fashion Squad.

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta is easy on both the eyes and the wallet. With that in mind, George and his Fashion Squad Co-Captain, Amanda, are dedicated to finding great style that doesn't break the bank.

The Fashion Squad teasers and spots will air leading up to and during the big night of each award show.

Too stylish to be contained on TV, E! Online will host a special Fashion Squad site during awards' season where fans can view George's fashion adventures as well as photo galleries of their favorite stars from the red carpet.

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta is currently featured in two new advertisements, Bad Dog, Good Volkswagen, which will be shown during the Golden Globes, and Door Thunk that will be shown during the SAG awards on January 27th. The Jetta Hybrid will be featured in a :30 second spot titled "Passing Lane" during the Grammys. The Hybrid will also be featured in a spot leading up to the Academy Awards.

The latest member of the Jetta family is the antidote to the common hybrid: fun to drive, yet frugal and competitively priced. The Jetta Hybrid retains the sleek, upscale, and timeless styling present in the rest of the model line.

The 2013 Jetta line-up will feature an unprecedented five engine options, including the gasoline 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder, 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder, 2.0-liter TSI® turbocharged four-cylinder, and 2.0-liter TDI® Clean Diesel.

About 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's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 610 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at or to learn more.

About E! Entertainment
E! is television's top global destination for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and E! content is available on all platforms any time and anywhere from E! Online to social media to mobile to VOD to the latest emerging platforms. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story," as well as the network's hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Khloé & Lamar," "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," "Ice Loves Coco" and "After Lately." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

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