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5 Tiguan Updates For 2018

We’re eagerly anticipating our new Tiguans here at Volkswagen, as they have been bestowed many great updates that really change their game. Here are the top 5 VW Tiguan upgrades that we can’t wait to see for 2018;

1.       The 2018 Tiguan is now 10 inches longer. May not seem like much, but those 10 inches translate into 57% more interior cargo volume, and a whole new row of seating. The previous 5 seater Tiguan can now seat 8!

2.       Significant upgrades to the 2.0 L engine improve performance and efficiency. The now hardier engine is also now mated to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.

3.       Another great interior improvement is in the visuals, as the Tiguan now offers a svelte Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with an available 12.3-inch gauge display.

4.       The Tiguan will now receive a new bumper-to-bumper warranty that will cover owners for 6 years or 72,000 miles. Additionally, the coverage will also be transferable should the original owner sell the vehicle before the warranty expires. The new warranty coverage includes all powertrain and drivetrain components such as the engine, transmission, and the available all-wheel drive system.

5.       The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan starts at just $26,245!

Stay tuned for updates/information about the soon to come Tiguan here at our site, or take a peek at our current inventory.
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Karmann Ghia

Volkswagen was a catalyst of sorts for German production cars and remains deeply ingrained in Germany’s automobile history. Volkswagen was aptly named the ‘peoples car’, after being commissioned to produce Germany’s first economy car that was accessible to all people- the Beetle. Car ownership was rare in this era due to a limping economy and a market primarily dominated by sports cars, then the war ended and the standard of living was increased alongside the economy, which prompted Volkswagen executives to add a halo car to their lineup. They commissioned Wilhelm Karmann for the design, a coachbuilder, who in turn contracted the famous Italian firm Ghia.

The Karmann-Ghia initially cost $2,245, which was $900 more than the Beetle and quite expensive for the time. This was the result of craftsmanship on tier with high end manufacturers. In contrast to the Beetles machine-welded body with bolted-on fenders, the Karmann-Ghia’s body paneling was butt-welded, hand shaped, and smoothed with English pewter in a time consuming process. The cabin featured a sportier dashboard and was furbished with high quality seats that rendered the new halo visually incomparable to VW’s old economy car.

The Karmann-Ghia was introduced to America in the early 1950’s. The Beetle was still relatively new here, but the Karmann-Ghia offered a welcomed image refresh for Volkswagen. Sumptuous Italian styling, quality workmanship, and durable mechanisms were evolved from the ever reliable Beetle and gave the Karmann-Ghia significant value and appeal.

This special Volkswagen was easy to buy and service, unlike most foreign sports cars, because many areas of the country had a conveniently located VW dealer.  Many of these Karmann-Ghias have survived to this day, but mostly in warmer climates without salty, rust-inducing roads.

Karmann-Ghias have been steadily gaining notoriety as collectible classics. The average cost of one in good shape has nearly doubled in recent years, but good deals are still bound to be had. Now would be an excellent time to capitalize on the rise in popularity of this classic before the price becomes legendary.

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2017 Volkswagen CC

Volkswagens consistent styling has created a timeless image of class and refinery. The CC in particular, considered to be a sedan coupe, has the proportions of a sporty coupe but possesses the passenger and cargo space of a standard sedan. High-quality materials appear throughout the cabin, highlighted by metal trim accents, faux or real leather depending on trim, and sleek, Euro-chic lines. The interior can be outfitted with 2-tone premium leather that produces a particularly refined atmosphere. The front seats are well fitted, and offer standard 12-way-power adjustment for ultimate coziness on the road.

All 2017 CC models come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 200 horsepower. A nimble six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive offer a crisp and light driving experience. According to the EPA, the CC gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

A total of seven stability enhancing systems such as Electronic Brake pressure Distribution and Electronic Stability Control help you maintain optimum control of your vehicle in any circumstance. The CC is predominantly supported by a rigid safety cage composed of high strength steel enhanced for sturdiness.

The CC’s standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth phone streaming, a USB port, navigation, proximity key entry, push-button ignition, a rearview camera, and an infotainment system with a 6.3-inch touch-screen display, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The CC can be additionally equipped with high end features like a power tilting panoramic sunroof, paddle shifters, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

The Volkswagen CC is a conservatively styled, German made machine that appeals to anyone looking for simplicity and effectiveness in their commute. The 4 door sedan starts at a competitive msrp of $36,075- an exceptionally feasible price for such a well-equipped car. If youre interested in additional information or a test drive- we will happily oblige you here at our site!
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2017 Volkswagen Beetle

The iconic Beetle stands against the winds of change, and retains its unique charms generation after generation. This year, the Beetles design is a tribute to the original- with retro interior styling and an overall refreshing simplicity. The 2-door hatchback is available in seven trim levels; including iconic limited edition models and a powerful R-Line that are certain to broaden the appeal of this unique car.

With the exception of the performance oriented R-Line model, all of the bugs will be equipped with a 1.8 L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The peppier R-Line possesses a more robust 2.0 L turbo engine with an output of 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with 6 speed automatic transmissions.

Your standard Beetle may look delicate; but this bug is protected by seven stability-enhancing systems and comes standard with Intelligent Crash Response System, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Traffic Alert, and Park Pilot. The 2017 Beetle upholds a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA (out of a possible five stars).

 The Beetle offers variety and customization like no other car; it’s sold as a coupe and convertible, offers a vast color scheme, can be badged with your nickname of preference and has custom ambient lighting in the cabin. For the particularly stylish driver, Volkswagen introduces us to the limited edition #PinkBeetle and Beetle Dune; two very distinctly styled bugs that are sure to catch quite a bit of attention. The #PinkBeetle sports a Fresh Fuchsia Metallic paint job and quaint pink plaid seats, while the Dune gets a slight lift, bigger wheels and an adventurous design reminiscent of the Baja bugs of the 70’s.

Although the bugs stature may seem minute, the interior offers plenty of space for passengers of all sizes. The leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel and straightforward control center with an upgraded touchscreen display make for seamless cabin navigation and connectivity. The interior is plush and comfortable overall and features an air of nostalgia that emanates from heritage inspired touches like the retro-modern gauges and the Kaferfach glovebox.

Volkswagen clearly understands the importance of staying true to your roots. The iconic Beetle design, fundamentally unchanged for over 20 years, continues to withstand the test of time and gracefully retain its relevance in the market.

Interested in learning more? Visit us at our site to schedule your test drive or to receive additional information/updates on the new Volkswagen Beetle.
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2017 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2017 Jetta is Volkswagens versatile compact car that offers a spirited engine lineup with radical acceleration and excellent gas mileage. Whether you lean towards prominent efficiency or exciting performance, the Jetta offers an engine to suit your tastes without any major compromise. Jetta S and SE models come with a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers good acceleration and great efficiency, while the Jetta SEL uses a larger, 1.8-liter turbo-4 that has more punch yet still offers good fuel economy.

Considering Volkswagens origin as the catalyst economy car in Germany, the Jettas conservative and sensible overall design is quite apt. The classic Volkswagen design is straightforward and efficient, and the Jetta isn’t trying to convince anyone of anything. The impression of the Jetta is confidently left to be had from the actual experience, rather than any perceived aesthetic.

The Jetta may be compact, but the cabin provides much more space than similar compact vehicles and offers generous trunk space as well. Jetta seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Heated leatherette seats and a power-adjustable driver’s seat are optional. For installing car seats, the Jetta’s standard LATCH system includes lower anchors on both outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all three rear seats.

Infotainment is provided by a 5-inch color touch-screen system that incorporates AM/FM/CD player with SD and USB ports, and Bluetooth phone connectivity. For $3,000 more, the SE model includes power sunroof, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, larger touch-screen display with phone app features, faux leather seating, push-button start and premium wheels.

If you’re looking for a safe, economical commuter and want more than a lethargic sedan, you should buy the Volkswagen Jetta. All of its engines are turbocharged, with outstanding fuel economy from the base four-cylinder and exhilarating acceleration from the top-line Jetta GLI. Though the Jetta is categorized as a compact car, you’ll get almost as much passenger and trunk space as a midsize car. Regardless of the evident value, the Jetta’s starting price is below the average cost of a compact car.

You can schedule your test drive with us or get updates on the new Jetta here at our site.

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2018 Atlas

Volkswagon first introduced the 2018 VW Atlas concept at the CrossBlue concept preview back in 2013. The Atlas is an entirely new 3rd row SUV- the largest and most U.S. oriented model that VW has released thus far.  After much anticipation, the 2018 Atlas has finally been released in the US. You can expect to start seeing the Atlas’ arrive at VW dealerships this spring.

The 2018 Atlas will be available with two engines; a 238-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the standard offering, but you could opt for the upgraded 280-hp 3.6-liter VR6 for a little more power behind your punch. Each will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. All four-cylinder models will feature front-wheel drive, while the VR6 will be available with VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. The Atlas’s 4MOTION system features a drive-mode selector that offers Snow, Sport, On-Road, and Off-Road settings for maximum control in all driving conditions.

Atlases will feature integration of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. VW’s reconfigurable digital screen that replaces analog gauges, called Digital Cockpit is on the options list, as is a 12-speaker Fender audio system that VW claims is the most sophisticated Fender system yet to appear in one of its vehicles. Also offered will be a slew of driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic alert, and lane-departure warning with steering assist. There’s also post-collision braking, which applies the brakes when a crash is detected, helping reduce the risk of a secondary collision.

The exterior and interior design of the Atlas are both very linear and forthright. The front fascia is wide and square, with a large windshield that’s thankfully unhindered by meddlesome side pillars that you’d often find on a wide body SUV. The standard LED headlights add a welcomed bit of refinement to the otherwise aptly rugged appearance. The spacious cabins overall design in just as candid and simple as the exterior, but that’s not a bad thing. The linear dash and minimal control buttons offer a composed, calm cabin environment that isn’t seen much elsewhere in an SUV. Each row offers a quiet, comfortable ride in exquisitely plush seats.

Volkswagon is taking strides in a refreshing direction by offering a brand new SUV with a lot to offer various lifestyles, and by expressly appealing to the American market. The long awaited release of the Atlas has many SUV deliberators on the cusp of making the switch to an avidly capable vehicle that will suit their unique lifestyle no matter what the current situation may be. If you’re ready to explore a new innovation- one thats nicely catered to you- you’d be wise to check out the Atlas. Get updates and information on Volkswagen- or schedule your Atlas test drive with us- right here!
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2017 Atlas - Weekend Edition

       According to Business Insider’s Ben Zhang Volkswagen has a major problem on their hands. No, we aren’t referring to the widely known emissions scandal that rocked the automotive world last year. The trouble we are referring to is Volkswagens struggle to sell to American buyers. Zhang reported “Through November, the Volkswagen brand managed to move just 286,000 cars — down 10% over last year while representing a minuscule 1.8% share of the US auto market. All the while in Europe and Asia, VW is one of the most competitive brands in the market."

       Some believe the solution is SUV’s. Volkswagen presently has two SUV’s in their lineup – Tiguan and Touareg; but what many believe the automaker needs is a LARGE SUV. Volkswagen heard the cries and they responded by introducing a third SUV to their lineup.

Que the Atlas.

2017 Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition

       Expected to arrive later this year, the atlas entered production at the company's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. Zhang wrote "With three rows of seats and room for seven, the Atlas is expected to be a savior for VW's struggling US business". Until then, VW faces the task of drumming up enough enthusiasm for the vehicle is a US market where seven-passenger SUVs are available in abundance from other carmakers.

       One special version of the Atlas – “the Weekend Edition” is one way Volkswagen is looking to draw excitement for the new SUV. Features like the modern pop-up roof— “Urban Loader cargo box" when empty “offers a sleek, minimized appearance.” Zhang says that “When needed for hauling, it can expand to a 17.7 cubic-foot container.” attached to the already diverse base carrier bars. So why wait any longer? Sign up for updates and be the first to drive the all-new 2017 Volkswagen Atlas!
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2017 Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat hasn’t been given a drastic redesign this year- rather; it’s been thoughtfully preened since its debut to evolve into an unparalleled fit for the family lifestyle. The Passat has reached its zenith of practicality and comfort and stands out as an outstanding choice for families in the market for a car.

Designers sought to instill more emotion into the Passats exterior surfaces with subtle evolution; preserving Volkswagens ethos of purity and keeping the preliminary image intact. The exterior design has been heartened with stronger definition and elegance. Horizontal chrome accents on the front fascia accentuate the now wider and longer hood, marked with sharp, blade-like headlamps.

The sophisticated interior of the Passat is reserved and inviting.  The cabin layout is clean, concise, and laden in quality materials.  The rear space offers ample leg and head room for adults and children alike. This years evolution has predominantly been aimed at minimizing driver distraction whilst increasing convenience and connectivity. The intuitive touchscreen utilizes fluid screen to screen navigation and is large enough to get information at a glance for improved safety and usability.

The two engine options for the 2017 Passat are both reliable and apt to fulfill the role they were envisioned for. The 1.8 L Turbo gets an impressive 23/34 mpg, and offers 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the alternative 3.6 L V6 leverages 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque for a more exhilarating drive. Both engine options offer outstanding performance, strong control, and quick acceleration.

Volkswagen has smartly integrated safety and technology by making connectivity an easy and fluid process.  The new 2017 Passat welcomes USB ports and Bluetooth integration into their repertoire of ample amenities. Standard safety features for this year will include Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Assist, a rear-view camera system, and a multitude of other active safety features. The Passat also boasts an overall 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2017 Volkswagen Passats focus on comfort and safety paired with superior fuel efficiency makes it an excellent choice for any family. For updates or more information on the new Passat, you can find us here.
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TDI Graveyards

                In the wake of Volkswagen’s Dieselgate emission scandal, VW stopped selling the TDI’s and has now started buying back TDI’s as well. There will be hundreds of thousands of VW’s bought back and fixed by the time the dust settles.

                While this is a massive fix, there is logistically a concern on what to do with all the vehicles. There are hundreds of thousands of are in limbo right now, they can’t be driven and they haven’t been fixed. The big question is where you store all these vehicles. Well there are three main places where VW is storing these TDIs. Hundreds of those cars now sit in the abandoned parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions. On the west coast they are baking in the San Bernardino, California sun at a decommissioned Air Force base and are sitting in a port in Baltimore on the east coast.

                The waiting game right now is going on as VW waits to see if they can get the EPA and California Air Resources Board to approve fixes for the cheating cars, or if the company will be forced to send the vehicles to the salvage yard. There is no word of if more of these VW regional grave yards will pop up around the country.

Once a buyback transaction is complete, Volkswagen will remove the vehicle from the dealership and store it at a regional facility. These vehicles will be held until it is determined whether an approved emissions modification becomes available.
-Volkswagen Statement

                Once, Volkswagen TDIs were such good, efficient, torquey, handsome and (mostly) reliable vehicles. They were beloved by owners and enthusiasts alike. If you haven’t figured out what you are going to do with your TDI, make sure to check out your options or contact us now to hear your options.

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The New VW Tiguan


               In the wake of the VW emissions scandal and with the ever falling gasoline prices , Volkswagen released a stretched version of their popular Tiguan crossover at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

                Volkswagen’s new stretched out Tiguan is a direct response to consumers’ interest moving towards crossovers, sports-utility vehicles and pickup trucks amid the low gas prices. VW dealers are adding two vehicles to their lineup because of those demands, the Atlas being one of those and the other being the stretched out Tiguan. The new Tiguan will have third row seating, adding two more seats to the popular crossover.

"I truly believe that this auto show marks a real turning point for Volkswagen in the United States, based on an upcoming strong product momentum with vehicles that are truly tailored to what American buyers want,"
–VW North America CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken

                Nearly 11 inches longer and with 57% more cargo space, the Tiguan is much bigger than its predecessor, by auto industry standards. The vehicle will get optional safety systems that are spreading quickly throughout the industry, such as forward-collision warning, pedestrian monitoring, blind-spot detection and lane-departure warnings. The vehicle will get a 2-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine with 184 horsepower, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive version of the 2018 model-year Tiguan will get third-row seats as standard, while it will be optional on all-wheel-drive vehicles.

                The New Tiguan will be here in 2018 and the Atlas following shortly. No prices have been revealed for either of the new SUVs. While we wait, Check out the rest of our great Volkswagen vehicles and contact us today to set up a test drive.
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