What would you like to see Utah do with it’s VW Settlement money?

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Utah will be receiving approximately $35 million dollars as part of the VW Tdi Emissions settlement. According to KSL.com Donna Kemp Spangler, the communications director at the Utah Department of Environmental Equality, says that Utahns can help decide where the large settlement goes.

Utah’s portion of the money will be used to offset the nitrogrn oxide emissions from the approximate 7,000 Volkswagen, Audi, and Porche automobiles. The agency has hinted at the money going to projects such as FrontRunner technology upgrades to reduce emmissions. Governor Herbert has also allocated $7.87 million for the replacement of diesel school buses from a separate 2016 partial settlement for VW violations of unfair trade, deceptive acts, and consumer protection laws.

You can read more about the settlement and how it effects Utahns by clicking HERE at the DEQ website. You can also read more about the most recent update by Liesl Nielsen at KSL.com.

From the DEQ Website:

Public Input

Beginning November 1, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will seek public input on which eligible vehicle/equipment categories should be included in the final Environmental Mitigation Plan (EMP) for the State of Utah. The public comment period will go through November 30, 2017.

The public is encouraged to use the interactive calculator (Excel) to learn which categories will achieve the needed NOx reductions while staying within the funding limits.

Reviewing the advisory committee’s suggestions is also encouraged. The public is invited to comment on their recommendations as well.

At the end of the public input period, the public’s selections and comments will be summarized and made available on this website.

You can watch the DEQ recently held a Facebook live session below:

Utah VW Classic Pre Show Party 2017!

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Join VW Southtowne, Utah Transporter Association, and Bumblebees KBBQ food truck on September 15th from 6-8pm for the Utah VW Classic Pre-Show party! Bring your new and classic VW’s to hang out with fellow VW lovers, at VW Southtowne, the night before the Utah VW Classic Car show in Riverton on September 16th.

**Bumblebees KBBQ DID sell out last year so come early and bring your $$!

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August Year- End Utah VW Clearance Specials

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Year-End Clearance is here at VW Southtowne, already!
Take advantage of clearing out last years 2017 models to bring in new 2018 models!
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*40% off select vehicles. All prices use the greater of either lease or purchase incentives, include trade credit for vehicles with KBB value 9.5K and higher. Also includes $1000 VW loyalty cash. Requires dealer-arranged financing. On approved credit. See dealer for details.
 
**2006 and newer vehicles only. Cannot be combined with any other offer like negative interest rate or 40% off promotion. Excludes high-line vehicles.

 

+Negative interest rate applies to well qualified buyers who are approved at 1.9% for a purchase of one of our new cars for 60 or 72 months. Must finance at least 85% of the price. We will cash you back 2.8% of your loan on select models. Cannot be combined with Model-End Clearance pricing or special leases or trade-offers. See dealer for details.

SOCK IT TO COLD FEET: SOCK COLLECTION

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FACT: Socks are the clothing item that wears out the quickest.

FACT: Socks are the #1 requested and least donated item for homeless shelters.

What do you do when your socks are wet from the snow or rain? You walk in your house and take them off and either change them or put on slippers. While we have the luxury of doing that, the men, women, and children that are homeless, do not.

VW Southtowne is collecting socks for The Road Home and local shelters!  We will “match a pair” for every pair that we take in from December 13th to January 13th

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VW Southtowne wants to make sure that the toes and soles of the Utah homeless are warm this winter.

Please spread the word and help us keep those feet dry!

We will have a drop box at the front of our store until January 13th, 2017!

Thank you for your warm heart this winter.

 

2016 Utah VW Classic Pre-Party!

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We at, VW Southtowne, are always so excited to host the pre-party for the Utah VW Classic and 2016 was no different! We hosted about 30-35 VW’s at VW Southtowne in front of our store and had Bumblebee Korean BBQ serve their amazing food. It was SO good, they even sold out!! (if you missed out you can visit their store on 7962 S State in Midvale)

We want to thank the Utah Transporter Association for allowing us to host here and for all the VW’s that show up each year!

Next year we will have a new parking lot, which means more space! (that is the idea anyway)

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Kids Eat Utah Food Drive Update!

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Just an update to our story from last month!!

We were able to fill almost all of the tent during the month of December for the Kids Eat Utah Organization. The food that we took in on collection from our employees, our vendors, and our customers will go to fill backpacks so kids that participate in local Boys and Girls club program won’t go hungry on the weekends.

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Did you know 1 in 5 kids doesn’t know where their meal is coming from on the weekend??

We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve our community.

VW Southtowne is proud to partner with the Kids Eat Utah Organization for the month of December. We are going to fill the tent on our showroom floor to provide weekend meals for kids that participate in the Boys and Girls club program in the Salt Lake Valley.  We look forward to supporting this great organization and thank you for your support!

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KIDS EAT! UTAH FOOD DRIVE

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VW Southtowne is proud to partner with the Kids Eat Utah Organization for the month of December. We are going to fill the tent on our showroom floor to provide weekend meals for kids that participate in the Boys and Girls club program in the Salt Lake Valley.  We look forward to supporting this great organization and thank you for your support!

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