June VW Utah Specials are HERE!

Standard

VW Southtowne is bringing back MSRP! We have also extended our service hours to offer more convenience! VW Southtowne is now Utah’s premier and largest used car lot. Offering all makes and models there is something in the used car department that can fit your vehicle needs.

VW Southtowne is also now selling 2018 VW Atlas, but hurry in they are going fast!

vw utah msrp buy back

VWAtlas Utah Specials

vw tiguan utah specials vw jetta utah specials

vw passat utah specials

utah used car specials service vw utah special

+Lease disclaimer: 48 month lease. $5 down. $5 a month for 5 months. Tax, title, license, state, and dealer fees extra. On approved credit. Pictures for display purposes only. While supplies last. Must be in dealer stock. MSRP 2006 newer models. excludes high-line models. Deductions made for 2017 business mileage allowance per IRS rules. Minus damage and any manufacture incentives Must finance 90% through Volkswagen Lee’s Summit. APR financing on approved credit through VCI at $16.67 per month per thousand financed. 10,000 miles/year. See Dealer for Details.

The 2018 VW Atlas is coming!

Standard

Originally announced as a concept in 2013, the Cross-Blue transformed into what VW owners will know as the 7-passenger Atlas. In 2014 the Volkswagen Atlas was green lighted. It took buildling a whole new division of the Chattanooga factory to get VW’s FIRST 3rd-row SUV moving and we are proud to announce the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will be driving into dealers soon!

Volkswagen Southtowne had two client advisors head to Colorado and Arizona for training on the 2018 VW Atlas. Here is a sneak peak of what will be arriving in dealerships, hopefully by the end of April! (stay tuned)

 

2017 IIHS Top Safety Picks include six Volkswagen Models

Standard
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.

See VW Southtowne’s IIHS Top Safety Pick Models by clicking HERE

follow us on twitter @vwsouthtowne and on Facebook at Volkswagen Southtowne

VW 3.0L TDI Update 12.20.2016

Standard

12.20.2016

VW announces that they have come to a settlement for those waiting to hear about their 3.0L diesel Volkswagen and Audi’s. Judge Breyer ruled on 80,000 3.0L, which includes newer 3-liter vehicles — such as the 2013-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, 2013-2015 Audi Q7, 2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne, and 2014-2016 Audi A6 quattro, A7 quattro, A8, A8L and Q5 — a fix is possible, so buybacks won’t be offered. There will be about 20k models that will be bought back because the fix is too complicated and the other’s will be offered a fix.

cthql0gweaatrhd

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco announced it will include the option of a buyback for at least 20,000 vehicles and will give all the car owners substantial compensation on top of any repairs or a buyback. Breyer didn’t include any numbers in his announcement.

The 2.0L buybacks are in full swing.

To read more from the AP click HERE

VW LSR Beetle IS the World’s Fastest Beetle!

Standard

This is pretty cool and it’s even in our back  yard!

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE LSR RUNS 205.122 MPH AT BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, BECOMING THE WORLD’S FASTEST BEETLE

Sep 19, 2016

Automobile magazine contributing Editor Preston Lerner scorches across the salt in Volkswagen of America’s Beetle LSR

volkswagen_beetle_lsr_6484

Herndon, VA (September 19, 2016) – Volkswagen of America, Inc., today announced that its specially tuned Volkswagen Beetle LSR, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI® gasoline engine, has achieved 205.122 mph over a flying mile—the fastest speed ever recorded for a Beetle. The car was driven by Automobile magazine contributing Editor Preston Lerner on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, at the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA) 2016 World of Speed event.

To achieve the horsepower needed to run above 200 mph at Bonneville, while adhering to Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) G/BGC rules, the powertrain was specially modified by THR Manufacturing, based in Santa Paula, Calif. With new turbochargers, pistons, camshafts, connecting rods, and head modifications, it produced 543 horsepower and 421 pound-feet of torque at the wheels: at the flywheel, that would be more than 600 hp and nearly 500 lb-ft.

“We are completely thrilled with the Beetle LSR’s performance at Bonneville,” said Dr. Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The Beetle is not the most aerodynamic car in our portfolio, so running 205 mph is a testament to the power that can be made from the EA888 TSI four-cylinder engine. This feat truly underscores the sporty and pugnacious spirit of the Beetle.”

Obviously, the Beetle had many other changes. The suspension was lowered, special Salt Flat wheels and tires fitted, a limited-slip differential added to aid traction, and the interior was stripped and outfitted with full safety equipment, such as a rollcage, racing seat and harness, and a fire suppression system. Plus, to help slow the car down, the Beetle was fitted with a pair of parachutes.

“Exceeding 200 miles per hour in the Beetle LSR was a serious thrill,” said driver Preston Lerner, a contributing Editor at Automobile Magazine. “We had enough power to go even faster if the salt hadn’t been so sketchy. But seeing 208 miles per hour briefly on the digital readout was an experience I’ll never forget.”

Volkswagen’s stock Beetle R-Line® coupe model features a EA888 turbocharged and direct-injection 2.0-liter TSI engine that makes 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque (achieved using premium fuel), enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds and to reach an electronically governed top track speed of 130 mph. The engine delivers peak torque from as low as 1700 rpm, giving smooth, effortless acceleration in all the gears. The R-Line comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but a dual-clutch DSG® six-speed automatic transmission is optional.

VW Emission Settlement Update

Standard

Volkswagen is about a month out from the final court approval hearing (October 18th). There hasn’t been much in updates since the original press release in June. We wanted to provide you with contact information, as the dealerships are unable to answer specific questions at this time. VW Dealerships have been instructed to direct customers to the VW Diesel Emission Settlement hotline, 844-98CLAIM(25246). This hotline will be able to answer your questions regarding updated information and what you need to do for your TDI.

There are some new tools on the vwcourtsettlement.com page. This includes a couple of instructional videos, such as how to use the online portal. There is also an updated timeline. Don’t forget to go through the steps and make sure you are registered so you can get up to date information regarding your VW TDI. There is no information regarding the 3.0L models yet.

vw tdi emission timeline

 

 

We know there are many of you that want to sell. Just a reminder: If you owned an eligible vehicle on June 28, 2016 and sell, trade or otherwise transfer ownership of your vehicle before the Court grants final approval of the Class Action Settlement, you will lose your rights to any benefits under the Class Action Settlement.

 

 

VW Utah MSRP End of Year BUY OUT

Standard

VW Southtowne’s MSRP specials are back to send out the 2016’s and bring in the new 2017 VW models!

utah-vw-newspaper-ad

DISCLAIMERS
+Lease disclaimer: 48 month lease. $1999 due at signing as down payment. Tax, title, license, state and dealer fees extra. On approved credit. Pictures for display purposes only. While supplies last. Must be in dealer stock. Must finance through Volkswagen Southtowne. See dealer for details.

**Sales price disclaimer: includes whichever is greater – the lease or purchase incentives. Includes $500 old age credit. Car must be 180 days or older.

*APR financing on approved credit through VCI at $16.67 per month per thousand financed. Cannot be combined with any other offer.