Several South Korean media sources reported that Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. (Kumho Tire) is supplying Solus TA31 tires as factory-fit (OE) tires for the face-lifted seventh generation Volkswagen Jetta. The sizes of the supplied tires are 205/55R17 and 205/60R16. The South Korean tire manufacturer produces these tires at a U.S. plant in the state of Georgia and supplies them to VW's plant in Mexico. (From various releases dated July 25, 2022)
On July 18, Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VoA) announced its changes for the 2023 model year.
For 2023, Volkswagen is localizing production of the ID.4 EV with all models to be assembled in its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and will be introducing a new 62 kWh entry version, lowering the price of entry to the ID.4 model line.
More details regarding the locally-produced MY23 ID.4 EV will be announced soon.
Besides the ID.4 EV, the lineup for the 2023 model year includes the Arteon, Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, Jetta, Taos, and Tiguan.
The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is now standard across the entire lineup for 2023, and all model lines will offer faster 45W USB-C charging (later availability).
Every 2023 model also offers standard or available IQ.DRIVE driver assistance technology, making it one of the most accessible hands-on semi-automated driving systems on the market today.
Each model in the current lineup has been introduced, redesigned or refreshed in the previous two model years, resulting in the freshest Volkswagen lineup in years.
On July 13, Stellantis N.V. awarded seven top-performing technology startups with the first-ever Stellantis Startup Awards in seven different verticals. The award also demonstrates the company’s commitment to advancing its Dare Forward 2030 ambition for breakthrough ideas and customer-centric innovations.
HAAS Alert, US gets recognition for “Emergency Vehicle Alert System”, Turkey-based Daxium for digitalization of a pre-delivery vehicle inspection checklist, Demooz for a solution to turn current vehicle owners into ambassadors, U.K.-based Envisics for a new generation head-up display with augmented reality and holographic technology, Phygitall, Brazil for the concept of smartwatches to analyze the pattern and intensity of hand movements to optimize the manufacturing process, JettaCargo to develop AI software to simulate the optimal loading of cargo on trucks and containers, and BlinkIN to support vehicle repair shop technicians with real-time, remote assistance from Stellantis expert engineers via smartphone.