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Tiguan Enjoys Best August Sales

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Compact SUV Scores Record Month

With sales totaling more than 3,300 vehicles, the compact Volkswagen Tiguan had a record month in sales for August. The 4.3 percent increase meant the Tiguan joined the GTI sporty hatchback (9.1 percent), the e-Golf (19.2 percent) and trusty Jetta (6.5 percent) as the vehicles in the Volkswagen lineup to show a sales increase from the same time last year. It was also the best August ever for the GTI, which continues to get rave reviews from the auto industry experts for its fun-to-drive personality. Test drive any vehicle from the Volkswagen lineup to experience the benefits of German engineering by making a visit to Chapman VW Tucson.

Versatile Tiguan Serves Many Needs

Whether you need a people hauler for the daily school run or need an efficient vehicle that can take you to remote camping spots, the VW Tiguan is a stylish compact SUV that delivers. Get the available 4MOTION all-wheel drive to help get you out of sticky situations on the trail or help keep you in control when icy roads and inclement weather spoil your commute. With interior features like leather seats and trim, available touchscreen navigation, steering wheel controls and a 40/20/40 folding rear seat, the Tiguan puts you in the lap of luxury while providing a configurable vehicle to fit your varying hauling needs. A premium Fender audio system turns your Tiguan into a rolling concert hall, helping you enjoy your drive whether its just to the grocery store or a cross-country trip.

Experience the Fun of Driving GTI

With new models rolling in, now’s the time to save some money on the Internet’s darling hatchback, the Golf GTI. Reviewers across the web love the GTI for its incredible handling, powerful performance and overall ability to serve every driver’s needs while still hitting the fun factor out of the park. By delivering 220 horsepower, a top speed of 134 mph and still providing 34 mpg out on the highway, the GTI continues to make Car and Driver magazine’s “10Best” list. Lauding the transmission’s “lightning quick shifts” and “superior acceleration,” the editors at Car and Driver give the GTI five out of five stars.

Driver Assistance Features Boost Safety Factors

Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and GTI have a number of available driver safety features that will help you and your passengers get to your intended destination unharmed. From blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control to a parking sensor that keeps you from bumping into obstacles, the new VW technology is set to take the automaker, and its customers, safely into the coming decades. Explore what VW is all about by making a visit to Chapman VW Tucson.

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The Volkswagen GTI is one of the best-known budget performance cars sold in America. For more than 25 years, Volkswagen has been taking its entry-level, economy car-based two-door hatchback model and turning it into a GTI by adding a more powerful engine and brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, and special interior and exterior trim pieces. The result is a practical car that’s also fun to drive and desirable among backyard and professional tuners. The VW GTI aftermarket community and online following are among the strongest on the sport-compact scene.

Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 200 horsepower. The turbo inline-4 pairs with a six-speed manual transmission for purists or a dual-clutch automated manual transmission to ease the pain of congested commutes.

If you are in the market for a Volkswagen in Tucson, you will find that there are two main trim levels: base and Autobahn. The base GTI’s standard equipment comes standard 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear roof spoiler, fog lights, heated outside mirrors, heated washer nozzles, full power accessories, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a trip computer, air-conditioning, heated front sport seats, plaid cloth upholstery, split-folding rear seats with a center pass-through, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and iPod integration.

The base GTI can be fitted with the Convenience and Sunroof package, which adds different 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, multifunction steering wheel controls, a touchscreen interface for the stereo and an in-dash CD changer. The GTI with Sunroof and Navigation adds adaptive xenon headlights, LED running lights and a touchscreen navigation system. The range-topping GTI Autobahn includes the above features, plus unique 18-inch wheels, partial-leather seating, keyless ignition/entry and a premium sound system.

However, if these features aren’t enough, you may consider modifications. If that is the case, there are some things that you may want to think about. It is important to keep in mind that some modifications may void your warranty and if you ever decide to sell your modified GTI, your resale value may be lower than a stock car. Also, some dealers will not work on a heavily modified car because they are unfamiliar with the parts. Every time you change your car you take the chance that something will not be quite right or a minor problem may become more prominent. It is good practice to make sure the car is working right before you modify it. Furthermore, keep in mind that modifying your car my cause your insurance rate to increase partly because modified cars are more likely to be stolen.

For more information on the Volkswagen GTI, visit Chapman Volkswagen.

 

CC Sedan Makes Style Affordable

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Midsize Car for Those Who Like Flair

If you like a bit more style and panache in your mid-size sedan, now’s the time to head to Chapman VW Tucson and take a closer look at the Volkswagen CC sedan. CC stands for “Comfort Coupe” and there was never a more apt description for an automobile. From its finely tuned suspension to the upscale use of materials in both the interior and exterior, the CC delivers a level of sophistication normally reserved for more expensive brands. The VW CC comes in three different trim levels, starting with the 2.0T, moving up through the R-Line and culminating with the V6.

Now is the Time to Buy

Volkswagen is moving out the 2016 models to make room for the 2017 lineup. Special incentives on the CC include a $339 36-month lease on the CC Sport, or 0.9 percent financing for 72 months plus a $1,500 cash credit. The first two trim packages come with a 2.0L engine that delivers a hefty 200 horsepower while still earning 32 mpg on the highway. The V6 model comes with, you guessed it, a V6 engine that measures out at 3.6L and generates 280 horses. The V6 also comes with all-wheel drive and a ton of standard features that provide the ultimate in luxury.

Massage Anyone? Interior Built for Staying Power

If you frequently go on long trips or just have trouble finding a car that feels comfortable, give the Volkswagen CC a try. One available feature you don’t see on many cars in this price category is a massage function for the driver’s seat. While you’re busy relaxing, take a look around the cabin and notice the richness of the available leather  or crank open the panoramic sunroof to let Mother Nature bathe you with light. An available composition media touchscreen puts you in easy command of a limited number of smartphone apps, as well as providing hands-free communication and navigation.

CC Offers Appealing Bone Structure

Get past the beauty of the exterior design and the luxurious interior and you’ll be glad to know you and your passengers are protected by a sturdy safety cage that directs energy away from the cabin in the event of a crash. An Intelligent Crash Response System has the ability to react quickly if a collision occurs. It can disable the fuel pump, unlock doors and turn on your four-way flashers. Adaptive air bags react with the appropriate response depending on the severity of the wreck. See all the safety features and take a test drive today by heading to Chapman VW Tucson.

Golf 1.8T Automatic Passes Test of Time

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Magazine Proclaims Marriage Built to Last

Like many relationships, the courtship between a driver and a new car starts out with the honeymoon phase but eventually goes downhill as the squeaks and rattles start to add up and the payment book never seems to get much thinner. Car and Driver took a Volkswagen Golf 1.8T TSI for an extended evaluation last year and it’s safe to say the bloom is not off the rose. The magazine’s editors first evidence of its love for the car came when it named the Golf to its 2015 10Best Cars list. Judges loved the “comfortable front seats, its premium cabin materials and look.” Now some 40,000 miles later, the Golf is as popular as ever with staffers, filling the bill both on long road trips and just commuting around the city. Take the Golf for a test drive by visiting Chapman VW Tucson.

Golf Takes Extended Road Trip

When Car and Driver takes a vehicle for an extended evaluation, frequently staffers have to be begged to use it on long road trips. No such problem with the Golf, which was the vehicle of choice for many drivers. “Road trippers appreciated the Golf’s comfortable suspension tuning, seemingly laser-guided steering, and quiet interior, which performed convincing impressions of a bigger car,” according to the Car and Driver review. The Golf saw more of the USA than many Americans, having visited Michigan, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia and Massachusetts. Powered by the 1.8L turbocharged engine, the Golf scored up to 36 mpg on the highway and a very respectable 29 mpg combined city and freeway driving.

VW Engineers Golf to a High Standard

Even after a number of different drivers subjected the Golf to the abuse of rough road conditions, even rougher driving, and inclement weather, the overall evaluation is that the little hatchback is a fun car to drive while still providing plenty of comfort. “The whole car seems engineered to a standard, not a price, a perception reinforced every time you open or close on of its solid-feeling doors, or wrap your fingers around the steering wheel contours shaped to perfectly accept human digits,” one editor wrote. Many reviewers agreed that if they had to pick just one car, “the Golf would be on their short list. As an automobile, it’s pure marriage material.”

Driver Assistance Features Available on Golf

If you’re looking for a safe hatchback to take on long trips or just deliver the kids to school, you can’t go wrong with a Volkswagen Golf. The entire VW suite of driver assistance features is available on the Golf. These sensor and camera-driven features warn you of an upcoming crash and even take action to help you avoid the wreck. Head to Chapman VW Tucson for a complete explanation of how all this new technology will help keep you and your precious cargo safe.

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From Golf to Passat, All Earn Top Safety Pick Plus

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives their highest award, the Top Safety Pick Plus, to five of the cars in an automaker’s lineup, you know safety is a high priority. Volkswagen is celebrating that award being placed upon the 2016 Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen, Jetta and Passat. When outfitted with the sensor-driven Front Assist safety feature, all five vehicles passed the IIHS tests with flying colors. Volkswagen has a large selection of driver assistance safety technology that will help you get your family and friends to the intended destination without injury. Get a thorough explanation of how they all work with a trip to Chapman VW Tucson.

Front Assist Avoids Rear-end Collisions

With the Forward Collision Warning System that is part of Front Assist, your vehicle will warn you if it senses a possible collision with the car in front. If you fail to react, the Autonomous Emergency Braking system will help stop the vehicle. Adaptive Cruise Control is another feature that not only helps you avoid a collision, but will apply the brakes if necessary when you’re tooling down the highway. When you get too close to the car in front, it will slow down to maintain a safe distance, then resume normal speed when space is available. Lane Assist is another feature that warns you if you seem to be drifting in and out of your lane. This is a common problem on long road trips, especially at night when drivers become weary.

Monitors Alert When Obstacles Threaten

Both Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert issue an audible warning when a vehicle, pedestrian or some unknown object are in the way of your movement. Blind Spot Monitor picks up movement when you are attempting to change lanes, helping you avoid those cars that are hidden in that unseen spot near the rear quarter panel. Rear Traffic Alert picks up vehicles and pedestrians that might come across your path as you back up. Along with alerting you, this system will also apply the brakes if necessary.

VW Car-Net Offers More Safety and Security

VW Car-Net, the connectivity service that provides streaming music, hands-free connectivity and navigation, also offers safety and security features for your peace of mind. Along with providing a way to find your lost car through your smartphone, it also calls for help if there is a collision or other emergency and provides a detailed health report on your car. Check out the entire VW inventory and get a thorough explanation of all the safety features by taking a trip to Chapman VW Tucson.