2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Features and Release Date

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 5:18 PM
Grey 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport parked in front of a stone house

Last month in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen unveiled a sibling for the highly successful VW Atlas. Offering the excellent performance, off-road prowess, interior refinement and comfort, and technological sophistication of the standard Atlas model — but with smaller dimensions for greater maneuverability, as well as sporty styling enhancements, the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport signals the future of Volkswagen SUV design. Read more to find out about its features and release date. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen “Building an Electric Future” Exhibit at the Peterson Automotive Museum in LA

By Product Expert | Posted in Future Models, News, Volkswagen Concepts on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 4:17 PM
Building an Electric Future logo for a Volkswagen exhibit at the Peterson Automotive Museum

Volkswagen is making a major push for automotive electrification, with many electric vehicles planned for the upcoming years. To emphasize its lofty EV goals and to help educate the public on the future of electric mobility, Volkswagen collaborated with the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles for a “Building an Electric Future” exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Thanksgiving Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Events & Info on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 5:09 PM
Happy Thanksgiving title with a basket of bread rolls and a pitcher of juice

Fill up your belly with your favorite Thanksgiving fixings and check out these 2019 Thanksgiving events and activities in the Santa Monica-area! Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Cargo Van for Nike Blue Ribbon Sports in Santa Monica

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Concepts, Volkswagen News on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 3:44 PM
Classic Volkswagen Bus and Volkswagen I.D. Buzz with Nike Blue Ribbon Sports styling

Volkswagen has long had a significant impact on American culture, but most people like don’t realize that this impact extends to one of the most iconic American brands. Nike, which originally had the name “Blue Ribbon Sports,” started its footwear and sports apparel business from the back of a Volkswagen Bus in the 1960s. And now, both companies are coming full circle, as Volkswagen built a custom I.D. BUZZ Cargo Van with Blue Ribbon Sports styling enhancements to celebrate the re-opening of the first Blue Ribbon Sports store in Santa Monica, California. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Configurations

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas, Volkswagen Model Features on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 7:11 PM
Blue 2019 VW Atlas SEL Premium with 4MOTION AWD

Are you in search of a three-row SUV in the Beverly Hills area? If so you will want to consider the family-friendly Volkswagen Atlas. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas configurations have a lot to offer, and Volkswagen Santa Monica has the details.

There are four basic Volkswagen Atlas trim levels, and each is available in a range of configurations. Take a look at our VW Atlas trim comparison to help you find which configuration best meets your driving needs and budget.

VW Atlas Trim Comparison: Find the Right Price

What 2019 Volkswagen Atlas configuration is right for you? There are four main trim levels to choose from. There’s the Volkswagen Atlas S, the Atlas SE, the Atlas SEL, and the Atlas SEL Premium! Many trims offer a variety of additional options, like 4MOTION® AWD, the R-Line Package, or the Technology Package.

Having a difficult time making a decision. This guide can help:

  • Atlas S: $30,895 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 S with 4MOTION®: $34,095 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE: $35,495 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with 4MOTION®: $37,295 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology: $37,295 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology, 4MOTION®: $39,095 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology R-Line: $39,245 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology R-Line, 4MOTION®: $41,045 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL: $41,395 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL with 4MOTION®: 43,195 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL R-Line: $43,345 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL R-Line with 4MOTION®: $45,145 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4MOTION®: $48,395 MSRP*

VW Atlas Trim Levels: Standard Features and Options

Atlas S

The base Atlas S is anything but basic. What can you expect from this well-equipped trim?

  • LED headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Assist
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto®
  • 6.5-inch color touchscreen
  • Dual-zone climate control

If you opt for the V6 engine, the Tow Hitch Package and 4MOTION® AWD come standard.

Atlas SE

A V6 engine is standard on the Atlas SE. You also will be able to take advantage of even more standard features.

  • Climatronic® 3-zone climate control
  • Proximity keyless entry with push-button start
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Four USB ports
  • 8-inch color touchscreen
  • Fog lights

In addition to standard features, you can also customize your Atlas SE with many optional features. You can add 4MOTION® AWD, 2nd-row captain’s chairs, a tow hitch, and much more! Both the Technology Package and the R-Line Package are available.

Atlas SEL

For an even more comfortable ride through West Hollywood, consider the Atlas SEL.

  • Park Distance Control (front and rear parking sensors)
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Standard panoramic sunroof
  • 8″ touchscreen navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Hands-free power liftgate

Most of the Technology Package features come standard here. However, if you like, you can still add on the R-Line Package. You can also upgrade to 4MOTION®.

Atlas SEL Premium

For the ultimate in luxury, there’s the Atlas SEL Premium. Here, you will find a vast array of sophisticated features that will take your commute to the next level.

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated 2nd-row seats
  • 12-speaker premium Fender® sound system
  • Leather seats for the 1st and 2nd rows
  • Overhead View camera
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Parallel park assist

Customize your ride with 20-inch Black 5-spoke alloy wheels, and 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs if you desire.

VW Atlas Packages

Optional VW Atlas trim packages are another way to upgrade your ride. Here are your choices:

4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive

4MOTION® offers the superior control you expect from AWD. It always sends at least 10% of power to the rear axle, so you are ready for anything the road throws your way.

Technology Package

The Technology Package offers remote engine start, an auto dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, and adaptive cruise control. These innovative features add convenience.


Add a touch of style with the R-Line package. Its bold style is sure to gain more than a few admiring glances on the roads of Brentwood.

Take the New Volkswagen Atlas for a Spin

A new VW Atlas for sale at Volkswagen Santa Monica is the perfect choice for your busy family. Set up your test drive to see all that it has to offer today. Contact us with any questions.


*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Future Models, News on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 7:29 PM
2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium silk blue


The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta has been anticipated since the release of the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Although few visual and technological changes are expected, the 2020 Jetta still offers safety and technology upgrades from the 2019 version. Currently, the release date and the pricing for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta remains unknown, however with its similarity to the 2019 Jetta model, the MSRP pricing is expected to be between $20,000 – $29,000. Read our guide to learn about the updates for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and then contact us to shop our Jetta inventory!

2020 Volkswagen Jetta – Safety Features

Part of the redesign for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was an overhaul of its safety features and technology. The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta continues with this tradition by upgrading its Car-Net infotainment system and in-car wifi abilities. Additionally, a cold-weather package will be optional for the SE and SE R trims, and standard in the SEL and SEL Premium trims. The cold-weather package offers drivers in Beverly Hills:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Remote start

The IIHS crash test and emergency braking system ratings for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta are expected to mirror the “Good” and “Superior” ratings of the 2019 Jetta.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta – Performance

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta will offer the same 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the 2019 model. With 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, this standard six-speed manual transmission engine will excel on the roads of West Hollywood.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta – Style

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta took on the competitors by completely redesigning its interior and exterior features, and the updated 2020 Jetta does not disappoint either. Keeping with the 2019 redesign, the 2020 Jetta offers new 17-inch aluminum wheels on its SEL and SEL Premium trims. This is coupled with a streamlined cabin design, removing distracting designs and offering drivers in Brentwood premium comfort and amenities.

See The Entire Volkswagen Lineup at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

Although the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is not available for purchase yet, you can learn about the features offered on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta or read about the release date for the 2020 Volkswagen Passat. Schedule a test drive with our friendly staff today and learn more about everything the Volkswagen Jetta has to offer!

*2019 model shown

October 2019 Volkswagen Specials Santa Monica CA

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 4:13 PM
October Volkswagen Specials title and a red 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Are you shopping around for a stylish and fun-to-drive Volkswagen car or SUV during October 2019? Do you live in the West LA-area? Check out these enticing specials at Volkswagen of Santa Monica! Read the rest of this entry »

“Lawrence B.,” a Volkswagen Owner, Created a VW Car-Fan Event to Benefit the Community

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen News on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 3:25 PM
A family with two Volkswagen vehicles in a driveway

With its esteemed history of producing iconic cars such as the Golf, Beetle, and Jetta, Volkswagen attracts legions of passionate automotive enthusiasts. In this owner spotlight video, “Lawrence B.,” a longtime VW owner, channels his incredible passion for Volkswagen into a car-fan event that benefits his community in South Carolina. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Events Santa Monica CA

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Events & Info on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 9:58 AM
Halloween candy jars and a large quantity of Halloween candy

Are you aiming to have some ghoulish fun in the Santa Monica-area? Check out these local 2019 Halloween and trick-or-treating events! Read the rest of this entry »

Preservation of Volkswagen “Jenkins’ Bus” Honors Civil Rights Pioneers Esau and Janie B. Jenkins

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen News on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 6:03 PM
Two images of workers restoring the iconic Volkswagen Jenkins' Bus

Civil rights pioneers Esau and Janie B. Jenkins worked tirelessly to improve the lives of African Americans, providing transportation for the community with their 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus (a.k.a. “Jenkins’ Bus), helping to ensure children were educated and adults were employed. They also helped adults learn to read, write, and exercise their civil rights, along with giving their community access to financial services with the opening of a credit union. Read the rest of this entry »