+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.
SIX VOLKSWAGEN MODELS EARN 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK RATINGS FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
Dec 8, 2016
Jetta earns TSP+ rating, Golf 4-door and Passat models earn TSP
Herndon, VA (December 8, 2016) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that several of its 2017 models have earned 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):
- The 2017 Jetta, when equipped with optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Bi-Xenon headlights, has earned TOP SAFETY PICK+
- The 2017 Volkswagen Golf 4-door, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI 4-door and Golf SportWagen, when equipped with optional Front Assist, have earned TOP SAFETY PICK
- The 2017 Passat, featuring standard Front Assist, has earned TOP SAFETY PICK
The 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award is issued to vehicles that have earned good ratings in IIHS tests evaluated in five categories: frontal impact moderate overlap; frontal impact small overlap; side impact; roof strength; and head restraints. It must also offer an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention.
The 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating is issued to vehicles that have met all of the TOP SAFETY PICK criteria and must offer headlights that earn at least an acceptable rating for visibility and lack of excessive glare.
“At Volkswagen, we strongly believe that the latest advanced driver assist technologies can be delivered without being in the premium segment,” said Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy. ”The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings awarded to a variety of Volkswagen models compliments our ongoing commitment to offering these features .”
Volkswagen’s Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking system (Front Assist) driver assistance system uses one or more radar sensors combined with a camera to help monitor the distance of traffic ahead of the vehicle. Within physical system limits, Forward Collision Warning helps alert the driver of critical front-end collision situations, both acoustically and visually by a clear warning symbol in the instrument cluster above 19 mph, and, if necessary, braking is initiated to slow the vehicle in the system speed range. If the driver fails to apply the brakes, the system autonomously applies them; if the pedal is engaged but the driver brakes too lightly, the pressure is increased by the system (targeted braking). Front Assist is optional on 2017 Jetta and Golf models and standard on the 2017 Passat.
Other available driver assistance features on the 2017 Jetta, Golf family and Passat include: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, an active Lane Departure Warning system (Lane Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), and Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist), High Beam Control (Light Assist), and Bi-Xenon headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS). Availability depends on model and trim.
All Volkswagen models offer a combination of both passive and active safety systems that are engineered to meet or exceed current crash regulations. The 2017 Jetta, Golf models and Passat are equipped with the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard.
IIHS launched its front crash prevention rating program in 2013 to help consumers sort through the maze of available technologies and zero in on the most effective systems. For more information on IIHS, visit www.iihs.org. All IIHS ratings are available at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings.
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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
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.
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)
VW Southtowne’s MSRP specials are back to send out the 2016’s and bring in the new 2017 VW models!
*APR financing on approved credit through VCI at $16.67 per month per thousand financed. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
We are just two days from the annual VW Classic Car Show presented by the Utah Transporters Association! Join VW Southtowne on the 16th from 6-9pm where we will be hosting many of these VW’s at the dealership 11000 S Frontage Road in South Jordan, Utah. Food will be available for purchase from the Bumblebee’s KBBQ & Grill truck!
If you haven’t been it is such a fun sight to see. Over 200 VW’s from around the western U.S. drive into Riverton City Park on September 17th. From 9-2pm over 200 VW’s will grace the lawn at the park for a good cause!
VW Southtowne MSRP Buy Back on 2006 and NEWER vehicles. Deductions made for milage (up to max of the 2015 milage allowance), manufacturer incentives, and any vehicle damage. Not valid on high line vehicles. Lease requires $3999 down plus tax, title, license, state registration, and dealer fees. Financing through VCI on approved credit. Cannot be combined with any other offer. See Dealer for more details.