Archive for December, 2016

Los Angeles Area New Year’s Eve Events

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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2016 New Year’s Eve Events in Santa Monica, CA

The holidays are here and to end the holiday season is New Year’s Eve where people celebrate the beginning of a new year. Whether you are bringing in the new year with family or friends, New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration and if you are planning a visit to the Santa Monica area or live in the area and are looking for 2016 New Year’s Eve events to bring in the new year then you are in luck. Take a look at one of these events going on in the area below and from all of us at Volkswagen Santa Monica, we hope that you have a safe and Happy New Year.   (more…)

2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine Options

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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The Volkswagen Passat proves that performance and affordability can go together. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is offered with two engine choices. All trim levels of the 2017 Passat come standard with the turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine which is rated at 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder engine receives an EPA estimated 23 city mpg and 34 highway mpg and it is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. Available on the SE and SEL Premium trims is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel economy lowers slightly to 20 city mpg and 28 highway mpg for the V6 engine.   (more…)

2017 VW Top Safety Pick Ratings from IIHS

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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What 2017 Volkswagen Models are the Safest?

It was a big year for Volkswagen as they had six 2017 models earn the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick, vehicles must 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 that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention. The 2017 Top Safety Pick+ 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.   (more…)

2016 Holiday Events near Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Now that it is officially December, the holidays are in full force and while we may not get snow or below-zero temperatures in the Santa Monica and Los Angeles areas, there are plenty of fun holiday events and activities going on in the area to get us in the holiday spirit. From shows, Christmas lights, and other great events see what 2016 holiday events and activities are going on in the Los Angeles area.   (more…)