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Volkswagen Helps Restore the Iconic VW “Light Bus” from Woodstock

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Volkswagen Light Bus parked near the ocean

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…)

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and Passat Win Vincentric Best Value Awards

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Side view of cream-colored 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen brand has plenty of things going for it, but one standout quality that runs throughout the model lineup is the excellent value of the vehicles, with luxurious styling and premium features offered at an affordable price. This is backed up by the Vincentric’s Best Value in America Awards that were recently announced for the 2019 VW Beetle and 2019 VW Passat. (more…)

Can I Buy a Volkswagen Bus?

Friday, February 1st, 2019
I.D. Buzz next to surfer

The Volkswagen Bus is an icon of the Boomer generation and a nostalgic reminder of adventures and life on the road. But where can you find a Volkswagen Bus for sale today? You’ll find lots of new Volkswagen models and pre-owned vehicles for sale near Brentwood at Volkswagen Santa Monica — but you’ll have to wait a bit for the all-new Volkswagen bus to go on sale. See what we know so far, and stop by our dealership in Santa Monica for more details! (more…)

Where can I see the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car?

Monday, January 14th, 2019
VW ID R Pikes Peak Race Car on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car, which features an all-electric powertrain, achieved a record-breaking run at last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. From now until February 1, 2019, visitors to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles can see the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak in person. (more…)

VW Employees Pack Meals for Children for 2018 VW Summer of Service

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
VW Employees Volunteering with Generosity Feeds

In addition to producing innovative and high-quality cars, Volkswagen has devoted much time and resources into giving back to the community, including the annual Volkswagen Get Involved Summer of Service. For this year’s Summer of Service, Volkswagen employees around the United States volunteered with Generosity Feeds, in which they packed over 35,000 meals for impoverished children. (more…)

Volkswagen I.D. R Sets Record for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Volkswagen ID R Race Car Driving on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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…)

Did any VW models win the KBB 10 Coolest Cars of 2018 award?

Monday, June 11th, 2018
Blue 2018 Volkswagen Golf Driving on a Country Road

The iconic Volkswagen Golf — which has been in production since 1974 — has long been a top choice for the compact car segment, with its pleasing driving characteristics, hatchback versatility, and high fuel economy. The VW Golf has aged well by continuously evolving and improving with each generation, with it retaining its “cool” factor after all of these years. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) recently confirmed this “coolness” when it named it to their 10 Coolest Cars of 2018 list. (more…)

About the VW Blind Spot Monitor

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen Jetta side mirror

Shop New VW with Driver Assistance Packages

Driving around Beverly Hills can be a hike (sometimes literally), but when you have VW driver assistance features like the VW Blind Spot monitor, things are a bit easier. Find out how the VW Blind Spot Monitor works, and take a look at the various models offered with this safety feature and the entire VW Driver Assistance Package.

How VW Blind Spot Monitor Works

The “blind spot” is the area behind the driver on the left and right side of the car that prevents one from seeing another vehicle. The VW Blind Spot Monitor is a special driver assistance safety feature that’s offered on new VW vehicles, which allows drivers to be aware of vehicles in their blind spot.

The Blind Spot Monitor uses two radar sensors, located on the left and right back bumpers of the vehicle. When these sensors detect that an object is located within the range of the driver’s blind spot, it alerts the driver by flashing a “blind spot” LED light warning signal on the left and right side view mirrors. It works alongside Rear Traffic Alert, which can detect oncoming traffic before it enters the range of your blind spot.

VW Driver Assistance Package

In addition to the Blind Spot Monitor, Volkswagen offers a variety of other sonar- and sensor-based safety technologies via the VW Driver Assistance Package, which includes:

  • Front Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Park Pilot

VW Vehicles with Blind Spot Monitor

The Blind Spot Monitor is available throughout the new Volkswagen lineup, including models like:

Stay Safer in Beverly Hills with the VW Blind Spot Monitor

Check out the VW Blind Spot Monitor and the rest of the safety features offers on new VW models at Volkswagen Santa Monica.

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.

What Can We Expect From the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Rear View of Blue 2019 VW Jetta Driving on a Highway

More Volkswagen Jetta News

Updates throughout the vehicle make the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta better than ever. Recent reports from Volkswagen highlight the following changes:

  • New LED headlights and taillights

  • Larger available panoramic sunroof

  • Customizable Volkswagen Jetta interior

  • Available heated and ventilated seating

Explore the pricing of the current 2018 Volkswagen Jetta to get an idea of how much the new model will cost, and then stay up to date on the 2019 Jetta release date .

2019 Volkswagen Tech Advantages

Each model years brings technology improvements in Volkswagen vehicles, and the 2019 Jetta is a big step forward. Explore these available features that are expected in the new model:

  • BeatsAudio: The Jetta is the first VW to include the BeatsAudio sound system in the cabin.

  • Navigation: A dedicated 8” touchscreen navigation display gives you step-by-step directions, and it’ll come in handy when navigating the streets of Santa Monica.

  • Digital Cockpit: A 10” display located directly behind the steering wheel lets you cycle through six different profiles to customize the information you need.

  • High Tech Safety: Adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitor, and automatic high beams all help to protect you and your passengers.

Step Into the Future in the 2019 Jetta

The new Jetta will be arriving at dealerships like Volkswagen Santa Monica sooner than you think. Take a look at these Volkswagen Jetta interior features so you know what to expect:

  • Two-Tone V-Tex Seating: V-Tex combines the durability of synthetic upholstery and the high-class looks and comfort of leather. For 2018, it can be had in a smart two-tone design.

  • Ambient Lighting: Switch up the mood with customizable 10-color ambient lighting, with red, blue, neutral, and many other colors.

  • Larger Sunroof: The available power panoramic sunroof has been expanded for 2018 to let in more light and fresh California air.

Where Can I Find the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta When It Arrives?

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we’re happy to keep you updated on the latest Jetta models. You can even find out if the Jetta or the Passat is better for your needs. We’re located at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd., so stop by today to hear the latest news on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

 
*2018 model shown. See dealer for details.