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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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Memphis November Events

Memphis November Events

November is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to start choosing what events you’ll attend before the holiday season truly begins. There are plenty of events taking place during the month of November here in Memphis which means it’s time to start planning! Here are some Memphis November events that you should check out as recommended by us here at Gossett VW Porsche. Indie Memphis Film Festival – Take in a movie directed, produced, and performed by upcoming actors…

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What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

Most drivers know that horsepower is a good standard to judge how fast a car is but what about torque? What does a car’s torque mean? That’s a question many drivers interested in performance vehicles find themselves asking and the answer can get rather complicated. Fortunately, we at Gossett VW Porsche have a simplified answer of what a car’s torque actually means. Put simply, power is how fast something can reach a certain point while torque is the ability to…

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Bicycle Safety Rules to Follow This Summer

Bicycle Safety Rules to Follow This Summer

No matter how some drivers resent it, summer is the time of bicyclists. Even if you have a car, you may want to take your bike out for a ride periodically, or even switch over to bicycle transport entirely. If you’re going to be on your bike a lot this summer, follow these bicycle safety rules to keep yourself and others safe. Before you go out on your bike, check it for mechanical problems. Underinflated tires, faulty brakes, and tangled…

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Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

After a long, blissful period of gas prices consistently below two dollars, they’re starting to go back up again. It’s a shame, but there are ways we can conserve fuel without going back to the bank-breaking fill-ups of yesteryear. Here are some quick tips on saving gas as prices shoot up this summer. First of all, slow down. That’s really the easiest way to save gas. Cars get their best mileage around 60 mph, which is part of why we…

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Continuously Variable Transmission Explained: The Key to Efficiency

Continuously Variable Transmission Explained: The Key to Efficiency

If you’ve been car shopping recently, you’ve probably seen the abbreviation “CVT” on some new models. This stands for a “Continuously Variable Transmission,” an old technology made new. Capable of drastically increasing fuel economy, this new technology is taking over the industry. Let’s explain Continuously Variable Transmission. According to Autotrader, a CVT works by using a pair of cone shaped pulleys and a high-strength belt in lieu of a gearbox. While in a traditional transmission it has to shift into…

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