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2017 Volkswagen Golf Technology and Infotainment
Something really exciting is happening in the world of Volkswagen infotainment, and VW has finally given us a sneak peak into the updates that are taking their most successful model, the Volkswagen Golf, to the next level! Among new changes to the Golf such as engine options, design style, and driver assist system, the most notable update is the completely new generation of infotainment systems that can be operated by gesture control, a world’s first for the compact car segment.
Connect to your vehicle in more ways than ever before with Volkswagen Car-Net, an intuitive smartphone app that allows you to keep a closer eye on your vehicle. Whether that be tracking your teen who is borrowing your car, monitoring your vehicle’s health, or scanning the parking lot for your lost VW, you are always in control with Car-Net. Keep reading for a more in-depth look at all the support you can get from VW’s Car-Net.
Calling it a concept may be a bit of an understatement, as Volkswagen’s first dedicated electric car is set to be available for purchase in 2020. Focused on the future, the new Volkswagen I.D. is an attractive and tech-heavy electric vehicle that can go up to 373 miles on a single battery charge all while emitted zero emissions. Giving consumers a tangible glimpse into fully automated driving, the Volkswagen I.D. is the product of VW’s new “Think New” strategy, which focuses on mobility innovation.
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.