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All-New VW Touran Has MirrorLinkĀ®

Ingenious smartphone connectivity technology makes it easier than ever to bring apps to the dash

Beaverton, OR – February 26 , 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smart phone - centric car connectivity solutions , today annou nced that the all - new Volkswagen Touran , which Volkswagen unveiled yesterday, is MirrorLink ® - enabled . Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartpho nes , MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car i s in Park or Drive . The Touran will be available in Europe in Q2 2015.

Volkswagen also announced that MirrorLink is now available in the Sharan. Othe r MirrorLink - enabled Volkswagen models include the Passat, Beetle and Polo.

MirrorLink is the leading ind ustry standard for car - smartphone connectivity and is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars. MirrorLink is also the only OS - and OEM - agnostic standard for car - smartphone connectivity and the only vendor - neutral standard where no single entity has a controlling stake. MirrorLink thus offers the quickest global route to more responsible and enjoyable connected driving.

“Very soon, MirrorLink will be as ubiquitous as a turn signal ,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive Director of the CCC. “ The CCC is thrilled to see MirrorLink standard in the new VW Touran as it will place the technology in the hands of millions more drivers in short order.”

About Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Duc ati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The Volkswagen Group is also active in other fields of business, such as manufacturing large - bore diesel engines, tur bomachinery, or compressors. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management.

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About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross - industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink ® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in - vehicle connectivity. The organization’s more than 100 m e mbers represent more than 80 percent of the world’s auto market , more than 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com .

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Contact:
Ty Sheppard
Finn Partners for the CCC
ty@finnpartners.com
( 415 ) 249 - 6775