TodayOctober 25, 2021

Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen of America

Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Warren Brown, Washington Post journalist and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, drivingthenation.com talk about Volkswagen of America.

Volkswagen has had reliability issues in the past. How are they doing now? How are the warranty claims against current products?

In July 2011, Strategic Vision Inc. (SVI) presented the results of its 2011 Total Quality Index. The study is conducted with owners of vehicles. According to Strategic Vision’s press release, Volkswagen of America (VOA) was rated the best Full-line Corporation in Strategic Visions study. VOA had three models (Golf, Jetta and Tiguan) that were Total Quality leaders, with attributes of Design and Exterior Styling that particularly impressed owners, along with many other cues of Quality that were very impactful upon owners.

Kia says one of the cars they benchmark their cars against is Volkswagen. Ford of Europe says that Volkswagen is their number one enemy. Who does Volkswagen benchmark their cars against?

Diesel is Volkswagen’s first alternative to gasoline in the market. What are others?

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.