Jun 8, 2018

Tiguan Compact SUV serves the ten finalists in a variety of ways throughout the season


Herndon, VA (June 8, 2018)  — Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced today its return as the official automotive sponsor of the new season of Food Network Star, premiering Sunday, June 10th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. This season, all ten finalists will get to experience the Volkswagen Tiguan as they venture into a series of culinary battles for the ultimate title of Food Network Star.

“We are delighted to return to Food Network Star for a fourth consecutive year, now with our latest generation Tiguan,” said Jim Zabel, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Volkswagen of America. “This SUV delivers a sophisticated and spacious interior, along with high-tech infotainment and available driver-assistance features. Its versatility and convenience make it a perfect choice for a dynamic competition like Food Network Star.”

The Volkswagen Tiguan will be featured throughout the competition, transporting the competitors and hauling ingredients for specific challenges. The vehicle will also make a prominent appearance on web series Star Salvation on, where eliminated chefs compete to return to Food Network Star

With a starting MSRP of $24,595, the 2018 Tiguan is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, optional 4Motion® all-wheel drive, and has four trim levels available—S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. Every Tiguan features a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the remainder of which can be transferred to subsequent vehicle owners, making it America’s Best bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty.

To view the 2018 Tiguan, tune in to Food Network Star, premiering Sunday, June 10th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and every Sunday through the season finale on August 5th.

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About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’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. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, and Tiguan Limited vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at or to learn more.

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Driver Assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Starting MSRP of $25,195 for a 2018 2.0L engine, FWD with 8-speed automatic transmission. Price excludes transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

*6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and newer VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. Claim based on manufacturers’ published data on length and transferability of car and SUV Bumper-to-bumper/Basic warranty only. Not based on other separate warranties. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.


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