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Volkswagen Changes in 2017

March 20, 2017 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , , ,

There’s a lot of new changes coming down the pipeline for Volkswagen in 2017, and as a fan of the brand it makes sense to stay on top of what’s coming up. Here’s an overview of what enhancements you’ll see in the Volkswagen lineup, what’s pretty much staying the same and what new releases are going to come out in 2018.

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The Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is going to benefit from a bunch of new changes this year, making it worth taking a look at if you’re planning on getting a new compact vehicle. The car will be offered with a Wolfsburg Edition trim. The GTI variation will now come with the Sport trim as well, giving you more power options to choose from. The e-Golf is receiving more power and a range enhancement and the Golf model is going to receive a whole host of updates in 2018 with an improved model.

The Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is always one of the more reserved vehicles that don’t receive too many changes in a model year. This year a Pink limited edition Beetle is being added for buyers to consider. There’s also going to be more aggressive bumpers on the 1.8T models of the Beetle.

Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan gets a whole host of changes for the 2017 year of the vehicle. It will now come standard with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine across the whole range of vehicle. There’s a Wolfsburg and Sport trim of the vehicle available now, additional standard features were added to the vehicle and both the R-Line and SE trims were removed entirely.

The Passat

While many VW vehicles are sitting still, the Passat is receiving a host of changes. The R-Line trim is getting more standard features, and both auto braking and forward collision warning are becoming standard throughout the lineup.

The Touareg

The Touareg is a popular SUV sold by Volkswagen and it’s getting some notable changes in 2017. For starters there will no longer be a Lux trim version of the vehicle, and a Wolfsburg trim option has been added. Just like the Passat it’s getting standard auto braking and forward collision warning. The vehicle will also be completely redesigned for the 2018 model year, so keep your eyes opened for that.

Overall this is a year for some notable changes to the Volkswagen lineup, but the 2018 model year is the one with the most dramatic changes on the way. There will be a new model for the Touareg, Tiguan, and the Golf.

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is Surprisngly Improved

December 19, 2016 lacarguy Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , ,

Well the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is now out, and it’s a more exciting vehicle than you might realize. Not only did it receive a bunch of enhancements at the base, mid-range and top-range models of the vehicle, but it’s just as enjoyable to drive around as the outgoing model, and arguably even more powerful and capable as well. If you’re looking for a solid performer that looks nice, offer decent efficiency and plenty of speed, the 2017 Jetta is worth considering.


Exciting New Changes

Quite a few new changes have come about going from the 2016 Jetta to the 2017 model year, and it’s these changes that might have some Volkswagen owners considering making an upgrade. The base trim of the vehicle or the S received more enhancements than any other. If you’re the type of person that buys the very basic version of a vehicle, you’ll love all the enhancements that you get without having to pay for an upgrade.

Both a rearview camera and LED daytime running lights are included on the base now. The car also comes with two-tone cloth seats and 16-inch standard wheels. The cold-weather package and a set of 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels are available for the base model as an upgrade as well, if you would like to enhance the vehicle further.

If you’re the type of buyer that likes to go with a mid-range model of a vehicle, the latest Jetta gets a bunch of enhancements in that range as well. The car comes with a Car-Net app connect system installed and can handle a bunch of connected services. The vehicle also comes featuring a sunroof and leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob. There is the helpful blind-spot monitoring system as well as a keyless access system and push-button start to make this version of the Jetta much more tech-savvy than the last.

At the top of the range are a few notable improvements that you won’t find on last year’s model. Rain sensing wipers help keep the view clear, while dual-zone climate control makes keeping the cabin comfortable a bit easier. The car also comes with a built-in nav system, autonomous emergency braking and forward collision warning, and an adaptive cruise control package. To top it all off it’s more powerful with a 1.8 liter 170-hp TSI engine that can really move.

Vehicle Highlights

Now that you know all the changes to expect with the 2017 Jetta, let’s do a quick overview of the car and what is nice about it. The latest Jetta is one of the quickest and most enjoyable little sedans on the market for the price, and it’s a good solid value for a driver that likes a car that knows how to handle and is fun to drive around. The base model car comes with a compact little 1.4 liter turbocharged engine that puts out 150 HP and a whopping 184 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s more than enough power to zip around town, but if you want even more you can boost all the way up to a 2.0 liter engine that’s features in the Jetta GLI that puts out over 200 Hp during regular use. There isn’t too much turbo lag in the vehicle, though you’ll notice it from time to time. The 2017 Jetta is remarkably smooth and the standard 5-speed clutch handles gear shifts remarkably well.

Overall the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid performer and one of the best values for a sedan so far this year. It’s compact, efficient and pretty darned powerful for a car featuring a four-cylinder engine.