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The iconic Volkswagen “Light Bus” rose to fame with its appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Fair. The “Light Bus,” which features elaborate paintings and various spiritual messages and symbols — was recently brought back to life with a three-year restorable project with artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus, who painted the original “Light Bus” and Canadian documentarian John Wesley Chisholm, along with help from Volkswagen Group of America. Check out this video to see the restored VW “Light Bus” in all of its glory. (more…)
Volkswagen envisions a future where toxic fossil fuels and human error are removed from your automotive journey, leaving behind only the pleasure of the voyage. The automaker plans to make that vision a reality with the I.D. Vizzion. The Vizzion is Volkswagen’s sleek, futuristic concept sedan that has neither a steering wheel nor pedals, controlled instead by a smart brain that can navigate the busy streets of Beverly Hills while you sit back and enjoy the ride in comfort and peace.
The Vizzion is the first of Volkswagen’s I.D. fleet designed to be entirely autonomous, featuring level 5 AI technology capable of mapping out your route while monitoring roadways, traffic, and pedestrian movement all without any input from the driver.
That isn’t to say the human element is entirely missing from the Vission, however. The sedan will feature a holographic user interface that allows drivers to input climate control, audio, and other information designed to make the ride more pleasurable, they just won’t have any control over the vehicle’s driving systems, which could be good news for drivers who grow weary in Santa Monica traffic, or those prone to distractions while driving.
The I.D. Vizzion concept is all electric, powered by two motors designed to deliver energy to the front and rear wheels independently. The rear motor – the vehicle’s most powerful – generates 201-hp while the rear power plant creates 101-hp for a total output of 302-hp. Volkswagen will power these electric motors with a 111-kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted in the vehicle’s floor. This design provides more than adequate energy and also gives cabin occupants plenty of room to stretch out and relax – good news since the EPA expects the system to return a driving range of more than 300 miles.
Explore the Possibilities in a New Volkswagen
While it’s unlikely that we’ll see anything like the Vizzion in the US before the end of next decade, the architecture the I.D. line are to be built on will go into production in 2022, providing drivers a chance to get space-age handling in our modern times. To learn more about the new Volkswagen electric cars coming to a Brentwood driveway near you, to see how you can get your hands on a new VW bus, contact an associate at Volkswagen of Santa Monica today.
This year marks the end of an era for Volkswagen, for it’s the last year that the iconic VW Beetle will be produced. As production winds down at the VW Beetle production facility in Puebla, Mexico, the team there undertook an inspiring restoration project of a 51-year-old VW Beetle for a longtime owner in California. (more…)
In order to keep your Volkswagen running strong over the long haul, it’s important to keep it well-maintained. This cause is aided by the VW Car-Net Vehicle Health Report, which provides information on the current status of the vehicle, including warning notices, overdue maintenance events, and information on driver assistance systems. (more…)
Over the past several months, Volkswagen heavily promoted the fully-electric Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car — and for good reason. It is not only is a highly-capable race car, but it also signals the future with Volkswagen’s move to all-electric vehicles. (more…)
Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we realize that you have many choices in your pursuit of a new or used car or for getting your VW serviced. However, we can confidently say that we offer many things that make us stand out from the competition. We’ve been a family-owned dealership since 1974 and we like to treat our customers as if they were family — with the utmost respect and care. Take a closer look at our dealership in the video below. Welcome to Volkswagen of Santa Monica! (more…)
2018 VW Tiguan and Instagram “VW Rule of the Road” Scavenger Hunt
As part of the roll-out of the all-new 2018 VW Tiguan, Volkswagen released the “VW Rule of Road,” which is a unique Instagram experience (@VWRuleTheRoad) that enables users to embark on a 21-day scavenger hunt to chase down the Tiguan and get a chance to win daily prizes for their efforts. Watch this video to see how to play the game. (more…)
SUV shoppers in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades and elsewhere in the Los Angeles-area are in for a treat, for the 2018 VW Atlas recently arrived at Volkswagen of Santa Monica! Boasting a 7-person seating capacity, high-level utility and many advanced technologies, the all-new Atlas is the perfect family vehicle. Watch the launch of the Atlas at our dealership, and if you’d like to get behind the wheel of this highly-capable SUV, then contact us today! (more…)