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The VW Golf family will welcome another member when the 2017 Golf Alltrack goes on sale later this year. The Alltrack model will come only with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive, which means every trim will have some serious off-roading capabilities. The Alltrack is shaping up to be an appealing alternative for those family-vehicle shoppers who want to ditch the crossover craze but still want a little insurance when they head off the pavement. (more…)
As crossovers and small SUVs continue to rise in popularity among new-car buyers, Volkswagen has recognized the need to expand its crossover offerings. A redesigned 2017 Tiguan with an available three-row-seating configuration should debut this year, and two smaller crossovers modeled on the T-Roc and T-Cross Breeze concepts are coming soon, too. A redesign for the midsize Touareg is also in the works, and the T-Prime crossover will enter the premium full-size SUV class in the US in 2017, according to VW’s action plan. (more…)
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the advanced safety and convenience features on new vehicles these days. Are we getting closer to a fully-automated “self-driving” car? Maybe. For now, we have Volkswagen Driver Assistance Features, which use combinations of radar, sensors and cameras to help you drive better and safer. Preventing costly and dangerous accidents is a priority for everyone – learn more about what the available Driver Assistance Features on the 2016 Passat are in our guide. (more…)
Volkswagen will be expanding its small crossover offerings in the near future, beginning with the launch of the new Tiguan later in 2016. Two brand-new crossover models will follow and fit in beneath the Tiguan in terms of size. The T-Roc will settle into the Golf class, and the T-Cross will represent the smallest crossover available from VW. Read more about the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Engine Specs to find out what the first VW crossover convertible could offer! (more…)
Early in January 2016, Volkswagen debuted the all-electric “BUDD-e” minibus concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And while many of the features inside the BUDD-e are indeed futuristic, the concept’s modular toolkit featuring a flat battery is something VW has officially greenlit for production. Read on for more information about the Volkswagen BUDD-e release date! (more…)
As the range of crossover SUV sizes and shapes only becomes more expansive, Volkswagen has kept its offerings somewhat conservative, focusing on the siblings Tiguan and Touareg — a compact and a mid-size SUV, respectively. VW’s SUV offerings currently fit right in with other automakers’ standard SUV lineups; what could one or two smaller crossover vehicles bring to the VW family? What are the VW T-Roc and T-Cross? Who does VW hope to compete with? Will the Volkswagen T-Cross crossover have all-wheel drive? Join us as we take a closer look at VW’s future crossover plans. (more…)
Many automakers are featuring their latest innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month — Volkswagen included. After a difficult end to 2015, VW needed to start off 2016 with something exciting, not only for VW fans, but also for the larger automotive world. Read more about the Volkswagen BUDD-e concept and the Volkswagen BUDD-e concept electric range here.
First Look: VW electric car concept to be unveiled at CES
If you’re wondering about the Volkswagen engine distinctions, you’re definitely not alone. VW engineers some of the most affordable yet responsive powertrains available in the world, and that fact is the result of a long and well-maintained mechanical pedigree. So, what is a GTI engine and how is it different from what’s under another automaker’s hood? (more…)
Navigating the automotive industry can be difficult, especially if it’s your first time buying a new car. If it has been a while since you looked at new vehicles, you may notice numerous updates to safety and design language that are foreign to you. As part of our series of tips for new car shoppers, we’re looking into what active vs passive safety features are and how to recognize them. (more…)
App-Connect is part of the WV Car-Net family of services that connects you to the world outside your vehicle when you’re in the driver’s seat. Car-Net is your entertainment, navigation, weather, security and service hub 24/7, and App-Connect is the specific interface that allows you to take full advantage of your phone’s features safely when driving. If you’re interested in learning more about what VW App-Connect is and does, read on!