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VW Celebrates 20 Years of Thrills with Special Edition Golf R

VW Celebrates 20 Years of Thrills with Special Edition Golf R

Can you believe it’s already been two decades since the Golf R debuted? The sports-tuned hot hatch has provided many drivers with adrenaline-pumping experiences on winding roads — including here in Memphis, Tennessee. To celebrate the anniversary of the car’s R version, Volkswagen has announced the Golf R “20 Years” edition. This special version is a must-have for VW fans and collectors, as it’s limited production this year will make it hard to obtain after it’s released to the public….

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Volkswagen to Resurrect the Scout as an All-Terrain Electric Truck & SUV

Volkswagen to Resurrect the Scout as an All-Terrain Electric Truck & SUV

The International Harvester Scout was a beloved utility vehicle that still has an ardent fanbase even decades after its production ceased. The open-top, all-terrain SUV was built here in the U.S. in Indiana and was a groundbreaking model for its time. Now it’s time for the Scout to return and shake things up once gain. This time, it’s Volkswagen that will be producing the Scout for 21st century drivers as an electric vehicle. A few years ago, Volkswagen purchased the…

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Volkswagen Brings Back Iconic Microbus as ID. Buzz

Volkswagen Brings Back Iconic Microbus as ID. Buzz

Are you disappointed that you missed out on the groovy, free-spirited 1960s? Do you wish you could’ve taken a road trip with your friends to concerts across the U.S. in an iconic Volkswagen Bus?  Well, you’ll have your chance to experience the Swinging Sixties in the 21st century. Volkswagen is resurrecting its beloved T1 Microbus as an all-electric vehicle for cargo and passenger transportation. The new ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo will provide zero-emission, sustainable transportation for drivers of…

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Introducing the All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Introducing the All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Building on the success of the next-generation Jetta and the popularity of the performance-oriented Golf GTI and Golf R, the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI makes a triumphant return to the lineup. The new Jetta GLI features an even bolder design than even the redesigned Jetta and exhilarating performance to match. “Volkswagen has long been synonymous with small, sporty cars,” said Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “The redesigned 2019 Jetta proved once more that its combination of design,…

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Understanding The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Understanding The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

You’re likely aware of the dangers of driving drunk or buzzed and driving while distracted, but driving while sleepy can be equally as dangerous for you and others on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths were caused by drowsy driving in 2013, and the Centers for Disease Control notes that this may very well be an underestimation. The dangers of drowsy driving are real, and knowing how to make…

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Debuts

2020 Volkswagen Passat Debuts

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat recently debuted at the North American International Auto Show, and it’s already turning heads. The new model has been totally restyled, making a bold, fresh first impression. On top of that, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat offers even more in the way of driver-assist technologies and smart technology, making it more appealing than ever. New exterior features include a bold, updated grille and a sweeping “tornado” line. The new roofline calls to mind a sporty coupe, giving…

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Volkswagen Car-Net App Adds Siri Integration

Volkswagen Car-Net App Adds Siri Integration

The Volkswagen Car-Net® mobile app will now offer Siri functionality for users with Apple devices running iOS 12. If you use VW Car-Net® on your iPhone, you can now interact with Siri and ask her to perform functions like lock or unlock your vehicle, check your estimated mileage, and remotely stop or start your Volkswagen. “We are constantly looking at innovative ways to make VW Car-Net® more convenient and relevant for our customers,” said Abdallah Shanti, EVP, Global Chief Information Officer…

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Earns Place on Wards 10 Best UX List

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Earns Place on Wards 10 Best UX List

The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was named to Wards 10 Best UX list. This award is given to vehicles that demonstrate superior user-friendly features and enjoyable technology experiences. The Jetta stood out for its simple displays, easy phone pairing, and a long list of standard and available technology and driver-assist features. WardsAutos editors noted that even with its affordable price, “the new Jetta employs upscale materials and leaves no indication that shoppers on a budget need to settle for less….

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Drivers

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Drivers

If you have kids, you know how much they look forward to Halloween each year. What can be more fun than dressing up in a costume and walking through the neighborhood getting candy? If you will be doing any driving on Halloween night, we have a few trick-or-treating safety tips to keep in mind. When driving through neighborhoods, drive slowly and cautiously. Children are excited and can act unpredictably. Take extra time at intersections looking for kids trying to cross…

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Volkswagen Donates a 2019 Arteon to Charity

Volkswagen Donates a 2019 Arteon to Charity

Volkswagen took part in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Charity Drawing during Monterey Car Week in August, donating a 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium R-Line® for a lucky grand-prize winner. Proceeds from all tickets sold at the event benefitted the Natividad Foundation, based out of Salinas, California. “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…

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