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New Volkswagen Chassis Readies Vehicles for Autonomous Driving

New Volkswagen Chassis Readies Vehicles for Autonomous Driving

Modern vehicles are digital products as much as they are mechanical ones. They rely heavily on precise software and computerized systems to operate effectively. That’s why Volkswagen has been busy developing cutting-edge software-driven technologies for its models. Recently, the automaker shared how it’s been expanding its driving systems by creating a revolutionary new chassis and a new steering system. The new Volkswagen chassis aims to use software to improve comfort and stability on the road for all future-generation models in…

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Volkswagen Introduces In-Car Wi-Fi That Lets You Choose Carriers

Volkswagen Introduces In-Car Wi-Fi That Lets You Choose Carriers

Having the ability to access the internet when you’re riding in the car has been hugely beneficial for many drivers here in Memphis, but there is one major limitation that comes with this convenience: being restricted to using only the one wireless carrier that the automaker permits. Volkswagen wants to free its customers from that limitation by providing the freedom to select your preferred carrier when paying for an in-vehicle hotspot. Here’s how VW is doing that. Data plans for…

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Volkswagen Breaks Ground in Tennessee on Battery Engineering Lab

Volkswagen Breaks Ground in Tennessee on Battery Engineering Lab

As some automobile manufacturers continue to move towards electric vehicles, Volkswagen makes its latest commitments right here in our state of Tennessee. This past November, Volkswagen broke ground in Tennessee on a new Battery Engineering Lab. The lab is being erected at the Engineering and Planning Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Volkswagen Chattanooga is working on an expansion on its electric vehicle production and has a battery pack assembly facility under construction. This Chattanooga plant forms the center for all…

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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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Take a Peek at the All-new Volkswagen Atlas SUV

Take a Peek at the All-new Volkswagen Atlas SUV

It’s official: the upcoming new SUV model from Volkswagen will be named the Atlas. VW officially unveiled the all-new Volkswagen Atlas SUV at the Santa Monica Pier in California at the end of October. This new SUV will be built right here in Tennessee and is designed specifically for the American market. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will have three rows of seating for up to seven passengers and will come with a full suite of available driver assist features. Buyers…

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VW Golf Drag Car Boasts 600 HP

VW Golf Drag Car Boasts 600 HP

Most drivers tend to love the incredibly expensive, insanely powerful, sleekly designed supercars, but what if we told you that a VW Golf could outrun them? If you’ve already laughed at the mere thought of that happening, we have a video that you need to watch. YouTuber Gumbal took a standard Golf and switched out the engine to create the ultimate VW Golf drag car. The VW Golf drag car had its standard four-cylinder engine switched out for a 2.9-liter…

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What Do Your Vehicle Warnings Indicators Mean?

What Do Your Vehicle Warnings Indicators Mean?

We’ve all been there. You’re driving along, ABBA’s greatest hits blaring from your stereo, without a care in the world, and then all the sudden, one of the Vehicle Warning Indicators lights up on your dash. Now you have a couple of options. You could place a small square electrical tape over the icon. Out of sight, out of mind. But then you’d be ignoring a really great preventative maintenance tool from workings its magic. Instead, why not learn what…

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Volkswagen Golf R Named a “2016 All-Star”

Volkswagen Golf R Named a “2016 All-Star”

The Volkswagen Golf R has always been a standout in versatility and style. But the 2016 Golf R has finally been recognized for its excellence. Automobile has named the Golf R to its 2016 list of All-Stars. Automobile—a leading automotive lifestyle magazine—awards vehicles to this list every year based on style, class, importance, and desirability. This list is quite prestigious, and Golf R scored the honor being on it for the first time. “Volkswagen Golf R wowed us with its…

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Passat Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

Passat Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

Volkswagens should never be underestimated, especially concerning their safety. And the brand proved this when the 2016 Passat was named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus. On the 2016 Passat, there’s new front and rear styling that has given it that top safety score. The mid-sized sedan received the top score of “good” across all areas of testing. These wins include the small front overlap crash, the most difficult testing area, as well as an advanced rating for front crash prevention….

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