VW I.D. CROZZ 302-horsepower EV crossover
What will the automotive world look like in 10 years? Anyone who has already been driving that long, or longer, knows that things change a lot in a decade. Most of those changes likely seem subtle, aside from nicer interiors and more “gadgets.” Fuel economy has improved, but in smaller segments, the changes haven’t been so entirely dramatic. The next ten years are predicted to be much more dramatic, both because the internal combustion engine is expected to be by and large replaced by electric motors, along with the potential for self-driving technology to become mainstream. Heading this change for Volkswagen? The VW I.D. CROZZ, a 301-horsepower EV crossover, has recently been announced with an expected 2020 launch. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Whenever a new model year starts, the biggest question is always whether anything has changed. After all, one of the key reasons to choose a new model rather than pick from our wide selection of pre-owned inventory, or even outgoing new inventory, is for new features. So in comparing the 2018 vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf, are the changes significant? Read the rest of this entry »
Is Volkswagen discontinuing the Touareg?
Some models in the Volkswagen lineup are iconic and it would be a bit shocking to see them go. The Golf GTI? We’d be stunned. The Volkswagen Passat? It’s a staple. Then there are other models that just never quite hit the must-have lists, but the reason is obvious. The Volkswagen Touareg has always been a crossover that is aimed at shoppers looking for premium options within a non-luxury brand. Clearly, it’s a niche vehicle. With the VW Tiguan now sized up, and the VW Atlas offering a full-size choice, is Volkswagen discontinuing the Touareg? It seems likely. Read the rest of this entry »
What’s included with the 2018 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition?
How is an automaker to capture the attention of drivers if nothing changes? Volkswagen has long shown it’s a brand well-aware of the competitive nature of the industry, which is why we’re always excited to see new things unveiled year-after-year. In the case of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta, the new Wolfsburg Edition trim is a fresh option. Here’s what’s included and what else to expect for the 2018 VW Jetta. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Volkswagen Sign then Drive Event North Charleston SC
Even though we try to tell ourselves the holidays are distant as long as Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet. The reason? We don’t want to think of the work and expense that goes into the season. Even Thanksgiving involves not just a day of cooking, but a grocery list that’s a foot long. All of this means pinching pennies until the new year, for many of us, so it’s not the ideal time to make a big purchase. That’s why around this time every year, we host the Volkswagen Sign then Drive event here at Stokes VW of North Charleston SC. For the 2017 year, this event has already started and runs through November 30. Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen track-ready all-electric race car
It’s not that we aren’t impressed when an automaker creates a fantastic concept car that promises to be fast and electric, but many times it’s never actually made. Or if it is made, it doesn’t prove its merit. Not in a real way. What’s a real way? A vehicle that competes in a race. Volkswagen has now hinted at development of a track-ready all-electric race car. If electric cars are known for one thing, it’s typically not speed. Can VW do it? Read the rest of this entry »
Which apps work on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?
When it comes to infotainment, nothing is quite as sought after these days as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Simply put, these interfaces allow your touchscreen system to operate much like the smartphone you’re already accustomed to. The benefits are obvious, as each automaker’s individual system can have a learning curve. Your smartphone? You’ve been learning it for years. Naturally, we don’t want you to be watching YouTube videos or updating your Facebook while on the road, so both smartphone systems are stripped down to only allow apps that make sense use while driving. So which apps do work on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay? Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen 6 years/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty
They say the customer is always right, but we’ve all had times when customer service has failed us. The worst is when a product fails just past the warranty coverage date. You can’t fault the company, but you have the lingering feeling that your purchase should have lasted longer. Volkswagen has decided that what it means to truly put the people first is to provide coverage that is far more reasonable for how long you expect to drive your new car. Starting in 2018, there’s a new People First Warranty – a bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts for 6 years/72,000 miles, whichever comes first. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Trick-or-Treat times North Charleston SC
If we all start brushing our teeth now, can we prep them for what’s to come? We know that’s not how dental health works for either ourselves or our children (but is it really so bad when it’s just your baby teeth?), but we can all dream. Isn’t that the point of the holiday, to dream? Your children get the opportunity to be a superhero and save the world, take a trip back to the old west as a cowboy or even turn into a ghoulish creature. Imaginations run wild, and it’s hard to keep your kids from doing the same thing when they realize ringing doorbells inevitably leads to a bag full of treats. So when should you head out with the little ones? Here are the 2017 trick-or-treat times for the North Charleston SC area. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, and CC performance specs
Since you don’t often see a sedan pulling a trailer, some people don’t really pay attention to the performance of the new mid-sized vehicle they’re thinking of buying. However, when you’re looking for a high-performance vehicle, like any of the 2017 Volkswagen sedans, it can be helpful to know exactly what the specifications are for the vehicle you’re looking at. Read the rest of this entry »