Category: Volkswagen

Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius & VW Golf TDI nominated for "Green Car of the Year".

October 8, 2009 lacarguy Audi, Diesel Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Pacific Audi, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Santa Monica 0 Comments

The Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf TDI have been nominated for "Green Car of the Year." We'll be rooting for all three since we carry all three models at   We have the 2010 Prius in stock at Toyota of Hollywood and Toyota Santa Monica.  Pacific Audi will carry the A3 TDI very soon and VW Santa Monica and Pacific VW are looking forward to seeing their first TDI Golf soon.

Five cars nominated for 'green' honors | | The Detroit News
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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Named 2009 Green Car of The Year

November 21, 2008 lacarguy Diesel Vehicles, Green Auto Technology, Volkswagen 0 Comments



Jetta and Jetta Sportswagen Clean Diesels now in stock at!!!


The 2009 Jetta TDI clean diesel has been awarded the 2009 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal. The editors at Green Car Journal nominated five vehicles that represented the year’s best-of-the-best 2009 green vehicles, and today announced that they have chosen Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI clean diesel as the best-of-the best and awarded it their 2009 Green Car of the Year.

“It is a tremendous honor to have our Jetta TDI awarded Green Car of the Year,”said Stefan Jacoby, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “We believe our Jetta TDI’s truly offer a no compromise alternative fuel driving experience that provides our customer the best of both worlds—excellent fuel efficiency combined with a dynamic driving experience. With more than 8,000 units already sold since its mid-August market introduction, it’s clear that a Volkswagen clean diesel is what the people want.”

“The Volkswagen Jetta TDI rose to the top as Green Car Journal’s 2009 Green Car of the Year® for some very important reasons,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and editor of “Hybrids have dominated the discussion of environmentally positive vehicles in recent years. The highly fuel efficient, 50 state emissions certified Jetta TDI shows that advanced clean diesel has arrived and is poised to change this dynamic. With its affordable price point, refined ride and handling, and high fuel economy, the Jetta TDI shows that hybrids now have a strong competitor in the marketplace.”

Both Volkswagen dealerships have both the diesel sedan and sportwagen in stock. View the inventory of both dealerships using LAcarguy's inventory tool.

Volkswagen Clean Diesel Jetta Qualifies for Federal "Green Car" Tax Credit

August 22, 2008 lacarguy Diesel Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, New Cars, Volkswagen 1 Comment


Owners of the new, clean burning Jetta TDI and Jetta Wagon TDI qualify for a $1,300 federal income tax credit!!

We are excited to announce that both Pacific Volkswagen and Volkswagen Santa Monica now have both the diesel wagon and sedan in stock.

The clean burning diesels have been rated at 30mpg city, 41 mpg on the highway in a test that the government acknowledges wasn't designed to properly rate diesels and tends to understate actual mileage. A test commissioned by VW showed better numbers of 38 miles per gallon in the city and 44 on the highway.


Sanyo, VW to develop lithium-ion batteries

May 28, 2008 lacarguy Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Volkswagen 0 Comments

Associated Press
Sanyo and Germany’s Volkswagen AG will develop lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles as global automakers race to develop more environmentally friendly technology, Associated Press reports. 

Japanese electronics maker Sanyo Electric Co. said Wednesday it will invest 80 billion yen ($769 million) to expand production by 2015 of such batteries, with plans to start mass producing them in a Japanese plant by next year, making 15,000 to 20,000 batteries a year.  The deal with Volkswagen, announced Wednesday, follows a 2006 agreement between Sanyo and Volkswagen agreed to work together in nickel metal hydride batteries, now used in most gas-electric hybrids like Toyota’s Prius.  Sanyo already provides nickel metal hydride batteries for Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co

Volkswagen Santa Monica Presents "Girls Night Out"

May 21, 2008 lacarguy Volkswagen 0 Comments

The General Manager of Volkswagen Santa Monica, Sean Homayoun, cordially invites you to Volkswagen Santa Monica’s 1st Annual “Girls’ Night Out”

Wednesday May 28th from 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner served, Valet Parking & Complimentary Vehicle Inspection by our Volkswagen trained Technicians.

This free and entertaining evening will prepare you with information about your vehicle’s maintenance, how to change a tire, and car care tips for today’s busy woman!

UBS Financial Services Inc. will be on hand to discuss the ever changing financial climate for everyone’s benefit.

Prizes of unspeakable value and a chance to win a Day Spa gift certificate.

Reserve your space(s) now by calling (310) 309-8817 or email

Limited seating.

Reservation deadline is May 25th .

Volkswagen Santa Monica

2440 Santa Monica Blvd.

Volkswagen's Carbon Neutral Project

March 13, 2008 lacarguy LAcarGUY Sustainability, Volkswagen 0 Comments

The Carbon Neutral Project is a partnership with designed to start addressing the issue of carbon emissions. With the help of, we’ll be making it easy for anyone who already owns a Volkswagen to determine their vehicle’s carbon output and take action toward offset right away. And to kick-start the project, Volkswagen will offset the carbon emissions for one year of every new Volkswagen purchased in the US from September 1, 2007 thru January 2, 2008. The contributions of the full Volkswagen community will be put toward re-forestation of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley as the chosen means of carbon neutralization. Some have even started calling it the VW Forest. We’re excited to get this project up and running. So let’s get going.