Celebrating 70 Years of Volkswagen in America

Celebrating 70 Years of Volkswagen in America

In 2019, Volkswagen celebrated its 70th anniversary in the United States with a unique showcase of VW models new and old at the LA Auto Show. What does 70 Years of Volkswagen in America look like? Keep reading for just a small glimpse… Humble Beginnings: The VW Beetle — known then as the Volkswagen Type 1 — was initially brought to New York City in 1949 by the enterprising Ben Pon. Though it initially took him two months to sell…

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Volkswagen Launches 2020 Atlas Cross Sport SUV

Volkswagen Launches 2020 Atlas Cross Sport SUV

The Volkswagen Atlas is a sophisticated seven-passenger SUV. To give shoppers even more options, Volkswagen is now introducing an Atlas Cross Sport version with a striking design and athletic stance. “The Cross Sport allows you to show up — with style, grace, and elegance — without showing off,” said Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen of America. “It really addresses the sweet spot of what Americans are looking for.” Compared to the standard Atlas, the Cross Sport is 2.8 inches shorter and…

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon Wins Wards 10 Best UX Award

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Wins Wards 10 Best UX Award

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has won the Wards 10 Best UX Award that seeks to recognize cars with the best user interfaces. As cars becomes more and more high-tech, there can sometimes be a steep learning curve when it comes to operating its advanced features. This can lead to owner frustration and problems. To help you avoid that frustration, The Wards 10 Best UX Awards recognize the vehicles with the best user-friendly features. The WardsAuto editors tested 23 new vehicles…

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Best Haunted Attractions in Memphis to Check Out This Halloween

Best Haunted Attractions in Memphis to Check Out This Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and Memphis will play host to a number of spooky haunted attractions to mark the season this year. Check out these haunted attractions in Memphis this Halloween season: Haunted Web of Horrors: Located at 2665 South Perks Road, this haunted site boasts five separate haunted house experiences, including Dr. Hackers Asylum and Dark Matter. Experience all five for just $25. You can learn more here. The Mid South Haunted Maze: Located at 7777 Walnut…

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VW Sponsoring First-Ever Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

VW Sponsoring First-Ever Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

About five hours out from Memphis is the great Tennessee city of Chattanooga. And this year, the city is playing host to the inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, sponsored — quite excitingly — by Volkswagen of America. That makes the event the perfect fall road trip destination for any VW fans in the Memphis area. Some of us from the dealership will certainly be going. The event will be held in downtown Chattanooga from Oct. 11-13. The festival will celebrate your…

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Volkswagen “Drive Bigger” Ad Campaign Celebrates Dedication to the Future

Volkswagen “Drive Bigger” Ad Campaign Celebrates Dedication to the Future

With the “Drive Bigger” ad campaign, Volkswagen showcases its dedication to the greater good, committing itself to environmentally friendly innovation, global responsibility, and industry leadership in the years to come. The multi-platform ad campaign debuted this summer to a global audience, demonstrating to the world the brand’s commitment to ensuring that the world is a better place for our future generations. The first Volkswagen ad spot was titled “Something Big” and depicted what “Drive Bigger” is all about. The new…

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Check Out the Volkswagen Tarok Pickup Truck

Check Out the Volkswagen Tarok Pickup Truck

The Volkswagen Tarok pickup truck debuted last year at the Sao Paolo International Motor Show, the perfect location as the truck is currently slated only for the South American market. However, Volkswagen may someday soon bring a compact pickup truck to the United States. To gauge how well it would be received, VW unveiled the new Tarok at the New York International Auto Show back in April. The new Tarok pickup is powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection…

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Volkswagen ID. R Debuts at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Volkswagen ID. R Debuts at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Earlier this year, VW unveiled the all-new Volkswagen ID. R electric race car. The car has been in development for some time, and Volkswagen’s goal is clear with the ID. R: achieve a new record lap for electric vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, a 12.9-mile-long famous race track. “The ID. R’s mission to be the spearhead of the fully electric ID. product family continues in full force,” remarked Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director. “Once again, in 2019, the ID. R…

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Safe Driving Tips to Teach Teens

Safe Driving Tips to Teach Teens

Parents always have a lot to worry about when it comes to their children, and it’s made worse when their children reach driving-age. To help ease your mind when your teen takes to the road, it’s worth teaching them safe driving habits while they practice their driving with you in the vehicle. Here are some safe driving tips to teach teens. No phones: Although it’s tempting to look at your phone while driving, you should instruct your teen to keep…

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Volkswagen Golf Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Volkswagen Golf Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Some vehicles tend to come and go, but the truly special ones stand the test of time. On March 29th, the Volkswagen Golf celebrated its 45-year anniversary of production. Since the launch of Golf production in 1974, a new Golf has been ordered every 41 seconds; in total, the Golf has sold 35 million units globally, making it the best-selling Volkswagen ever. On average, VW Golf sales have hit about 780,000 vehicles per year, pleasing drivers of all stripes through…

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