2019 Volkswagen Jetta release date
The VW Jetta has been a popular option in the lineup since the 1980s, and it remains one of the top choices. There’s only one problem: It hasn’t been redesigned since 2010. Now is the time, and the model is coming this year as a 2019 model year. So when is the official release date for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? The automaker says it is coming to the U.S. in the second quarter of 2018, so sometime between April and June. If we were to guess, we’d expect a June release as that’s around the time that the VW Atlas was released last year. Here are the key details of the redesign. Read the rest of this entry »
Are dual-clutch DSG automatic transmissions better?
If you’re the average driver, you likely think of transmissions in terms of automatic or manual. Possibly even a continuously variable, or CVT, if you’ve been following the latest automotive trends. Then you get to models like the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, which offers a six-speed dual-clutch DSG and you’re likely wondering how that is different than a regular automatic transmission and is it really any better? Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity
When did the utility leave sports utility vehicles? At some point our view of full size SUVs seemed to have switched from off-road ready and highly capable models to vehicles that are akin to a robust and stylish minivan. We’ve seen models that were once considered the ultimate in off-road capability suddenly become expensive luxury models. Part of this is due to consumer demand, but what if you want both? An SUV can be perfectly spacious and convenient for your family life, while also packed with features that make it the ideal model when it’s time to take the boat to the lake. Does the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offer enough towing capacity for your needs. Let’s explore the new model. Read the rest of this entry »
How to replace Volkswagen windshield wipers
It’s the little things that can ruin your driving experience, and sometimes you won’t notice until you’re already on the road. One such thing is your windshield wipers, which have the important function of providing you with visibility when it rains. How do you know when it’s time to replace them? If they’re leaving streaks behind or squeaking, that’s a good indicator. Assuming you drive as much as the average motorist, you can also predict that you should be getting new wiper blades every six months. How do you replace the windshield wipers when the time comes? Read the rest of this entry »
What to expect for the seventh-generation VW Jetta
The North American International Auto Show, also known as the Detroit Auto Show thanks to its location in the city most known for its automotive manufacturing history, will take place from Jan. 13 to 28, 2018. Big things are naturally expected, including the big unveiling of the seventh generation VW Jetta. The Jetta hasn’t been redesigned since 2010, despite many refreshes to its appearance, upgrades in features and various new options when it comes to the powertrain. All we know for sure right now is that the vehicle will have a new appearance, which somewhat resembles the Passat in the grille and hood, with a little bit of Arteon inspiration in the front bumper. What do you think of the artistic renderings? Read the rest of this entry »
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Trims
Just a few short years ago, the Golf GTI had different options for a boosted engine. Now, the model comes standard with the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Horsepower has received a 10-hp boost to 220, making the model better than ever. Aside from the new People First Warranty and addition of the start-stop system on DSG-equipped models, other changes to the 2018 Golf GTI are primarily seen through additional fresh features on higher trims. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ Full-Electric Crossover SUV
There’s concept cars, and then there’s the vehicles we see in showrooms. Most models will start off as a concept, but there are too many concepts to count that never come close to being released. For this reason, we often see auto shows as a display of what could be, and only the most practical features every come to fruition. Which is why the announcement that the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ, a full-electric crossover SUV, will go into production for a 2020 launch is exciting. The model, which features a variety of advanced driver assistance tech, will likely not offer quite what the concept did, but there’s still plenty to be excited for. Read the rest of this entry »
How does wax help maintain car paint
The reason behind washing your car is probably obvious, especially if you have a darker exterior paint. Dirt and grime obviously build up and make your vehicle look a bit gross. That, and debris can scratch and wear off your coatings. Cleaning? Got it. But do you really need to wax your vehicle? We look at how wax helps to maintain car paint and why you should make sure to coat your VW after every wash. Read the rest of this entry »
Will the VW Beetle become an electric car?
As everyone knows, the automotive world is constantly changing. A model that was once a favorite can easily become discontinued if it isn’t modified and updated to offer all the latest features and a modern design. The Volkswagen Beetle, which continues to appeal for its throwback to the start of the brand, seems to stick out in a market that is on the brink of a change over from internal combustion engines to hybrids and electric vehicles. Will the VW Beetle become an electric car, or does it face extinction? Read the rest of this entry »
How much does the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta cost?
Though we’re excited for models like the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, we all know VW has a long history with sophisticated compact models. A popular choice for those looking for a non-premium sedan with an upscale feel is the Volkswagen Jetta. For the 2018 model year, the Jetta gains a new trim level, along with an updated warranty. With new benefits, you’re likely wondering how much the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta costs. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »