Archive for the ‘Volkswagen News’ Category
Automotive shoppers have a plethora of choices in the compact SUV segment — but a model that stands out from the pack is the outstanding 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, with its sleek styling, excellent performance, roomy and versatile interior, and advanced multimedia and driving assistance technologies. The automotive experts at Cars.com agree, for the site gave the “Best Compact SUV of 2019” award to the 2019 Tiguan. (more…)
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 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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.