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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.

New Changes for Volkswagen in 2017

March 20, 2017 lacarguy Uncategorized 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.

2017 tiguan

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.

Passat R-Line Bring Performance to Families

March 9, 2017 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , , ,

Few people associate Volkswagen with sporty vehicles, and the Passat (while sporty and somewhat powerful) is probably one of the last vehicles that you would think to bring to the track. It looks pretty tame after all. The smart people at Volkswagen saw the potential of the Passat though, and decided that it deserved to go fast and to get enthusiasts excited about driving again.

Passat R Line

Top Notch Media

The R-Line comes with a 6-speaker audio system hooked to a very capable media setup as standard. You’ll enjoy USB connectivity, satellite radio, voice controls, and a slew of cool safety features when you opt for this upgraded performance Passat. That alone is enough for some buyers to consider going for this variation of the Passat.

Power without the Cost

The Passat R-Line is an interesting model from the lineup because it’s relatively affordable, but it packs that turbo power in as well. That means if you want a high-powered car that’s fun to drive around, the R-Line makes a lot of sense. You’ll get a 1.8 liter turbo-four engine that pumps out 170 HP and 184-lb.-ft. of torque. That’s not an insane level of power, but it’s certainly enough to make it a fund drive and to give you a reason to want to slam on the accelerator now and then.

A Pure Joy to Drive

There’s a lot to love about the Passat R-Line, but the best thing about the vehicle is how it handles on roads. The car hugs the ground, it whips around corners with ease and it has very precise steering. It feels a lot like a top-notch sports car in terms of handling, and that’s all you could really ask for out of a performance sedan.

Slight Exterior Enhancements

The R-Line also receives a few changes on the outside to make it look sportier. There’s the air intake to help power the turbocharger. There’s also grille, bumper and trim enhancements that all make it clear that it’s an R-Line edition of the Passat.

Interior Improvements

When you climb inside the Passat you’ll notice right away that there are special trim and doorsill sections specifically for the R-Line Passat. Not only that but the car is equipped with V-Tex leatherette seats that are heated up front.

Overall the Passat R-Line is a high-performance version of the sedan that’s much more enjoyable to drive around. It offers a lot for the sub 25k price tag that it comes with, and is an obvious choice for drivers that need a sedan, but want better performance out of it at the same time.

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat Gets Top Safety Marks

July 5, 2016 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , , ,

One thing that owners are always looking for in a family vehicle is the safety ratings. That goes doubly true for a family sedan, which is why it’s so important to pick up a car that’s got top ratings. Fortunately for Volkswagen fans, the 2017 Passat is one of those vehicles.

2017 Passat Front Crash Test

 

Scoring Top Marks

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) gave the 2017 Volkswagen Passat a top rating of five stars. The organization tested the vehicle on things like rollover, side impact and front impact to be sure that it can stand up to harsh crash conditions. The vehicle flew through the tests with ease.

It received a five star rating on the side crash test, and four star ratings on both the rollover and front crash tests. These high scores show that the vehicle can take a hit effectively and leave the passengers within doing well.

Standard Safety Equipment

The Passat also comes loaded with plenty of high quality safety equipment. Of course it comes with things like antilock brakes, and an Electronic Stability Control system, but it also has a rearview camera, autonomous emergency braking and a forward collision warning system. These are not so common on vehicles and they hardly ever come as standard equipment. That means no matter which version of the Passat you decide to go with, you’re going to enjoy utilizing all that equipment as you drive around.

More Safety Tech

If you decide to pick up the R or SE models of the Passat, you’ll enjoy even more advanced safety features without having to add on any additional packages. These version of the Passat come with a blond spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert. The system will ensure that you know when drivers are passing you, so that you don’t actually change lanes into a vehicle that’s coming up on you quickly.

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a highly rated vehicle that’s worth picking up if you value your safety. Not only is it one of the safest sedans out there according to the NHTSA, but it’s also a decent value that comes with a lot of other worthwhile features. The IIHS hasn’t rated the vehicle yet, but it’s worth mentioning that the 2016 Passat that’s built on the same platform received the highest rating available from the organization last year when it reviewed it.