Archive for April, 2018

Volkswagen Previews: VW Atlas Pickup Concept

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Concept

If you’re a driver near Culver CIty who likes the sophistication and engineering of Volkswagen vehicles but has pickup utility needs, then there could soon be reason to celebrate. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is a Volkswagen Pickup concept that recently debuted at the New York Auto Show, and a production model could be in the works and coming to your VW dealership in Santa Monica soon.

About the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak

Based on the same design and platform as the Volkswagen Atlas — which already serves up impressive towing and performance — this Volkswagen Atlas pickup concept riffs on VW style to accommodate drivers in the American market who need truck capabilities. While the Atlas Tanoak is a concept model right now without a full list of features and specs, here are some of the important specs we have so far:

  • 214.1-inch length

  • 128.3-inch wheelbase

  • 50.4-inch width

  • 9.8-inch ground clearance

  • 3.6L V6 engine with 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque

As of this time, Volkswagen hasn’t released any official towing or payload numbers for the Atlas Tanoak, but we can likely expect it to meet or surpass the 5,000-pound towing capacity of the current VW Atlas SUV.

VW Atlas Family

It appears that Volkswagen in in the midst of developing plans for a full lineup of Volkswagen Atlas models. In addition to the current midsize SUV and VW Atlas Tanoak concept, there is also a 5-seater concept version of the Atlas called the Atlas Cross Sport, which is expected to be released for production sometime next year.

Stay Up to Speed on the Latest Volkswagen News

FInd out everything that’s coming for Volkswagen before it arrives to drivers in Beverly Hills by following the VW Newsroom at Volkswagen Santa Monica.

If you’re a driver near Culver CIty who likes the sophistication and engineering of Volkswagen vehicles but has pickup utility needs, then there could soon be reason to celebrate. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is a Volkswagen Pickup concept that recently debuted at the New York Auto Show, and a production model could be in the works and coming to your VW dealership in Santa Monica soon.

About the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak

Based on the same design and platform as the Volkswagen Atlas — which already serves up impressive towing and performance — this Volkswagen Atlas pickup concept riffs on VW style to accommodate drivers in the American market who need truck capabilities. While the Atlas Tanoak is a concept model right now without a full list of features and specs, here are some of the important specs we have so far:

  • 214.1-inch length

  • 128.3-inch wheelbase

  • 50.4-inch width

  • 9.8-inch ground clearance

  • 3.6L V6 engine with 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque

As of this time, Volkswagen hasn’t released any official towing or payload numbers for the Atlas Tanoak, but we can likely expect it to meet or surpass the 5,000-pound towing capacity of the current VW Atlas SUV.

VW Atlas Family

It appears that Volkswagen in in the midst of developing plans for a full lineup of Volkswagen Atlas models. In addition to the current midsize SUV and VW Atlas Tanoak concept, there is also a 5-seater concept version of the Atlas called the Atlas Cross Sport, which is expected to be released for production sometime next year.

Stay Up to Speed on the Latest Volkswagen News

FInd out everything that’s coming for Volkswagen before it arrives to drivers in Beverly Hills by following the VW Newsroom at Volkswagen Santa Monica.

Come Celebrate the Launch of the All-New 2019 VW Jetta!

Friday, April 20th, 2018

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Launch Party Santa Monica CA

The iconic Volkswagen Jetta received a pleasing redesign for the 2019 model-year, with a sleek new look, improved performance, and a wealth of new features and technologies. We invite you to join us at Volkswagen of Santa Monica on Friday, April 27th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm as we celebrate the launch of all-new 2019 VW Jetta! (more…)

What is the release date of the 2019 VW Atlas Cross Sport?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
Side View of Red Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been a resounding success, as American consumers have enjoyed its spacious and comfortable interior, smooth ride, impressive driving dynamics, and advanced multimedia features. Building off of the success of the Atlas, Volkswagen is planning on releasing a 5-passenger version: the VW Atlas Cross Sport. (more…)

Understand Your Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Schedule in Los Angeles

Monday, April 16th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen Golf driving by Mural

The Volkswagen Golf maintenance service plan helps keep your car running smoothly from Venice to Silver Lake. Let’s go over what you need at each of your scheduled services — from oil changes to brake pad replacement — through 150,000 miles:

 

10,000 Miles

20,000 Miles

30,000 Miles

40,000 Miles

50,000 Miles

Engine Oil Change Your engine oil and oil filter will be changed, and the following will be checked: Engine Oil Change Your engine oil, oil filter, and dust and pollen filter will be changed, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked, plus:
Engine Oil Change
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Automatic headlight control
 
Front and Rear Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
  Battery  
Sunroof and Panoramic Sunroof
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
  Brake Pads  
Ball Joints, Wheel Bearings, Axles, Coupling Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Stabilizer Bushings
 
  Brake Fluid      
 
Coolant Level and Frost Protection
     
 
Engine and Engine Compartment Components
     
  Transmission      
 
Exterior Lighting
     
 
Headlight Washing System
     
  Horn      
  Second Battery      
 
Service Interval Display
     
 
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
     
  Tire Pressure      
  Tire Repair Kit      
  Tires      
 
Windshield Wiper/Washer System
     
  Wiper Blades      

60,000 Miles

70,000 Miles

80,000 Miles

90,000 Miles

100,000 Miles

Your engine oil, oil filter, and air filter and snow filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked. Engine Oil Change Your engine oil, oil filter, and dust and pollen filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked, plus: Engine Oil Change
Your engine oil and oil filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked.
  Engine Oil Filter Change Ball Joints, Wheel Bearings, Axles, Coupling Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Stabilizer Bushings
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
  Brake Pad Check Front and Rear Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
Brake Pad Check
 
  Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable) Interior Lighting
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
    Ribbed V-belt    
   
Sunroof and Panoramic Sunroof
   
    Underbody    
    Transmission    

110,000 Miles

120,000 Miles

130,000 Miles

140,000 Miles

150,000 Miles

Engine Oil Change Your engine oil, oil filter, and air filter and snow filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked, plus: Engine Oil Change Your engine oil and oil filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked.
Engine Oil Change
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Ball Joints, Wheel Bearings, Axles, Coupling Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Stabilizer Bushings
     
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Front and Rear Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
     
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Coolant Pump Toothed Belt Check
 
Interior Lighting
     
  Ribbed V-Belt      
 
Sunroof and Panoramic Sunroof
     
  Underbody      

2018 Earth Day Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Santa Monica Earth Day Events Title and the Santa Monica Pier at Sunset

Whether it be the majestic mountains, the serene forests, or the expansive oceans, our planet has so many natural wonders that leave us in awe. Show your appreciation for it at these 2018 Earth Day events and activities in Santa Monica. (more…)

What do the Volkswagen Model Names Mean?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan Cars.com Car Seat Check Honor Roll Award

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we’ve got a wide inventory of vehicles with distinct names in our Venice area showroom, but what do they mean? Volkswagen, itself, means “the people’s car” in German, and speaks to the popularity of this brand. Many of the current model names also have interesting, unique meanings:

  • Beetle: This iconic VW vehicle received its current name from its unique shape resembling the bug — although most don’t know it was originally called the Volkswagen Type 1.

  • CC: The recently retired VW CC is one of the more straightforward VW names, meaning “Comfort Coupe”.

  • Eos: This convertible is named after the Greek goddess for dawn, since the convertible offers unbeatable views of our mountainous skyline.

  • Golf: The Golf is named for the natural occurring Gulf Stream.

  • Jetta: This name translates to “jet stream,” hinting at its sporty performance.

  • Tiguan: This spacious SUV’s name comes from a combo of “tiger” and “leguan”, which means “iguana” in German.

  • Touareg: This VW SUV was named after the nomadic Tuareg people of the Saharan desert — encouraging you to go on adventures to new destinations.

Find the Volkswagen That Best Fits You

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we have a great selection of new and used Volkswagen models for drivers from Culver City to Silver Lake and throughout the surrounding LA areas. Contact us to schedule a visit to our showroom, so you can test drive these Volkswagen models and learn about how to finance your new vehicle.

April 2018 Volkswagen Specials Santa Monica CA

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Volkswagen Smile It's Spring Title, 2018 VW Atlas, and 2018 VW Tiguan

Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we take great pride in giving VW shoppers in West Los Angeles great deals throughout the year. However, with our Smile It’s Spring Sales Event, the savings are even greater, with low prices, low financing rates, and favorable lease terms on many of our new Volkswagen models. Be sure to act fast, for these specials end on April 30, 2018. (more…)