Volkswagen donates 2019 Arteon to charity during Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Aug 27, 2018

Ticket sales for the vehicle giveaway benefit Monterey Bay area charity


Herndon, VA  (August 27, 2018) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) is pleased to announce that the company donated an all-new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium R-Line® in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Charity Drawing during Monterey Car Week. The annual charity event allows select Monterey Bay local charities to sell tickets and keep 100% of the proceeds.

The Arteon charity drawing benefits the Natividad Foundation, which provides financial and program resources to enhance health care services at the 172-bed Natividad hospital in Salinas, California. Natividad has served the diverse community of Monterey County for more than 132 years, offering inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty health care.

“We are thrilled that the Arteon has helped raise money for high-quality health care and trauma services through this charity drawing,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen North American Region. “Volkswagen is proud to have worked with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Natividad Foundation, in their commitment to raising the bar for local health care.”

Based off the award-winning MQB platform, the Arteon is Volkswagen’s newest Volkswagen flagship, offering a sleek fastback design, an upscale interior, and innovative technology. Arteon is powered by a 268 hp 2.0-liter TSI® engine, paired with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and optional 4Motion® all-wheel drive. Standard features include: 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, full LED headlights, Front Assist, Side Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, and DCC® chassis control. Available features include: Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, massaging driver’s seat, and Dynaudio® premium audio.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Charity Drawing took place on August 26th, from 3:45 to 4:15pm PST. Comedian and former late-night host Jay Leno will conduct the drawing on the awards ramp at The Lodge at Pebble BeachTM.


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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