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Future of VW Style Coming in All-new Arteon

Combines Luxury Space With Hatchback Versatility

Volkswagen recently unveiled it’s all new flagship sedan, the Arteon, which the company says is the future of the company’s styling philosophy. The design is based on a concept GTE released in 2015 and will replace the CC in the company’s lineup. “The car looks simply great – it arouses emotions and creates desirability,” according to Volkswagen executive Dr. Elmar-Marius Licharz. “Many of the details of the show car have made it into production.” The Arteon will first be released in Europe, then eventually make its way to the United States. Stay in touch with Chapman VW Tucson for an arrival date.

Fastback Design Provides Large Cargo Space

When compared to the CC, the VW Arteon is wider, longer and the sloping fastback design makes room for a real hatchback trunk. With the rear seats folded down, it provides up to 55 cubic feet of cargo space. A shoulder line runs the entire length of the car, delivering both aerodynamic performance and an aggressive look that’s in concert with the Arteon’s sporty nature. Although the engine choices haven’t been announced for the U.S., Europe’s version of the Arteon will offer six potential choices paired with either a seven or six-speed transmission. VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive will be available, providing greater control on the track and in inclement weather. “It’s the perfect car for people who appreciate great style and great value for money,” according to Licharz. “That is how we are challenging premium car makers without becoming one ourselves.”

No Lack of Technology in Arteon

As you might imagine, a new vehicle in the 21st century will be loaded with modern technology. The Arteon certainly isn’t lacking in that department, featuring VW’s 12.1-inch digital cockpit that works together with a heads-up display to provide vital vehicle information in the driver’s line-of-sight. A 9.2-inch touchscreen powers the navigation, information and entertainment functions of the vehicle, utilizing gesture controls. The new VW Arteon also features an emergency assist system that will engage when the driver is ill or unconscious. It takes over control of the vehicle, moving it to the emergency lane and during on the hazards lights before stopping. Along with the full-size Atlas SUV, the Arteon is another exciting new vehicle coming from this vaunted German automaker. Check in often with Chapman VW Tucson to see when the new sedan will be available for a test drive.

Website Helps You Get to Know Your VW

Get the Inside View on Model of Your Choice

Pick a VW, any VW, and by heading to you can get all the information about the features, performance and components that make your VW one of the most popular vehicles in America. If you’re thinking about buying a new VW, you can go to Chapman VW Tucson and inspect the inventory, or you can narrow the choices down by getting a 360-degree view of any interior at the Know Your VW website. This remarkable technology lets you look up, down and sideways, zooming in on the bits that interest you the most. Click on the attached pointer and the website will take you to a short video explaining the functionality of a specific feature.

We Get It, There’s a Lot of Info

Modern Volkswagens are packed with so much technology that its hard to get a grasp of all of it during the delivery process. Although the pros at Chapman VW Tucson are happy to see you again to go over any information that may be fuzzy, it could be quicker for you to head to the Know Your VW website and click on any of a number of videos from how to set your clock to linking your phone to the Car-Net App-Connect System. You can watch the video as many times as necessary until you get the features down. Videos are available for all VW models from 2013 through this year.

Lost the User Manual? Head to the Web

Sometimes between the car, the house and the garage, a user manual can get misplaced. When that happens head to and get your hands on a quick start guide for all the models. Another function of the website is the Bluetooth Compatibility Checker. If you’re thinking of getting a different phone and want to know if Bluetooth will work with your VW, just go to the checker and enter in the information on your model VW along with the type of phone. You’ll know within seconds if that phone is compatible.

What if You Still Have Questions?

So you’ve watched all the videos and there are still a couple of questions that aren’t clear. You can always head back to Chapman VW Tucson where the sales pros are happy to take as much time as necessary to explain all your vehicle’s functions. Another option is to head to the Know Your VW website and click on the “Live Chat” button where a customer care representative is available seven days a week.

Large SUV Coming to America this Spring

Make sure and stay in touch with Chapman VW Tucson to be the first to take a test drive of the mighty VW Atlas SUV. This new addition to the full-size, three row SUV marketplace is designed to let people explore their adventurous side, while still providing a dependable family and cargo hauler for every day needs. The Weekender edition of the Atlas is a throwback to the old Vanagon and camper popup classics, with a pop-up cargo carrier of its own on the roof. The Urban Loader cargo box is small and sleek when empty, then expands to create a 17.7 cubic foot carrier that’s perfect for camping and outdoor adventure gear.

Pet Divider Keeps Animals Safe

The new Atlas Weekender edition also has a pet-friendly divider behind the second-row seats, making sure your animals can safely come along for the ride. The second row also includes a tablet mount for hands-free electronic use. VW’s media control software allows you to link the tablet to the infotainment system to play both audio and video. The Atlas Weekender also includes a tough trunk liner that also covers the back seat, all-weather mats, wheel locks and splashguards. The Weekender comes on the Atlas SEL Premium trim level, which includes a powerful 3.6L V6 engine and VW’s technologically advanced 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Make Your Life Big Again

Tired of crowding into tiny crossover or so called SUVs, then trying to unfold yourself once you arrive at your destination? The VW Atlas is designed to let you think big again, with plenty of room for seven adults and up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space. A variety of seat configurations let you haul all sorts of combinations of people and stuff, making you the most popular driver on the soccer team. The ability of the second row seat to fold and simultaneously slide forward makes getting in and out of the third row a breeze.

Technology Abounds in Atlas

Starting with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit that lets you control what vehicle information you want to see, the VW Atlas has the latest in automotive technology. An 8-inch touchscreen display provides an easy view of all your communication, entertainment and navigation functions. The Driving Mode selector lets you fine tune the control of your new Atlas depending on your mood and driving conditions. Choose between Eco, Normal, Sport and Custom. See all the technology in action soon when the new VW Atlas arrives at Chapman VW Tucson.

VW Car Names Have Unique Origins

A Bug by Any Other Name is Still a Beetle

When the iconic VW Beetle first appeared in Germany it was called the Kafer (German translation of Beetle). Since then it has kept that name, although its most common nickname is the Bug. Danish people have come to know it as the “Bubble,” while the French call it “coccinelle” (ladybug). The Thai people may have the most unusual name for the Beetle with the descriptive “turtle car.” Whatever you call it, you can test drive the most iconic Volkswagen of all by taking a drive to Chapman VW Tucson.

Manager’s Horse Inspires Golf

The Golf is one of the most popular VW models ever, and some think the little hatchback is named after a strong wind. Golf is actually the German name for a Gulf Stream weather pattern, but other people think the Golf was named after a purchasing director’s horse. “My horse was the namesake of the Golf – it stands for top-class, elegance and reliability,” said Hans-Joachim Zimmerman. Golf was a good choice compared to some other alternatives, including the “Blizzard” and “Caribe.”

Touareg Named After Desert Nomads

The Touareg, which is the largest of the VW SUV family until the Atlas shows up on the lot at Chapman VW Tucson, not only has the most difficult name to spell, but also an interesting origin. It is in honor of a tribe of Berber nomads who make their life in the challenging conditions of the northern Sahara. Called the Tuaregs, this tribe is also called the Indigo people because the blue clothing they wear stains their skin a bluish hue. The Tiguan, VW’s more compact SUV, is a combination of the names of the Tiger and Iguana. The Tiguan has the raw strength and nimbleness of the tiger, along with the adaptability of the iguana.

Wind a Popular Source for VW Names

Although one can debate the source of the Golf name, there is no doubt when it comes to the Jetta, Passat and Scirocco. The Jetta is based on the German translation of “jet stream,” while the Passat comes from “passatewinde,” the German word for trade winds. Scirocco is a powerful warm wind that is native to the Sahara desert. Other VW names come from Greek mythology, including Eos and Phaeton, a god and goddess. The soon-to-be-released Atlas, VW’s entry into the large SUV market, is named after the Greek figure that was strong enough to hold up the entire sky.

Golf Remains a Legend in Urban Mobility

Little Hatch Among Best Reviewed Autos

Although the Beetle is the most iconic member of the Volkswagen family, it’s safe to say that if you’re looking for the unsung star of German automaker lineup it has to be the Golf. The Golf consistently earns outstanding reviews from such media notables as Motor Trend and Car and Driver magazine, securing what seems to be a permanent place on the latter’s “10 Best” list. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for utility, sportiness, agility or just something that’s fun to drive, the Golf’s wide lineup of siblings can fill the bill. Check out the entire Golf inventory today by taking a trip to Chapman VW Tucson.

Golf Full of Surprises

The first surprise for some people who are looking at the VW Golf  is the wide selection of different models available. Choose the base Golf hatchback for a fun vehicle with great gas mileage and a ton of utility. For a little more power and performance, step up to the Golf GTI and Golf R. The Golf SportWagen and Alltrack are relatively new options that provide a bit more room with the same sassy character of the little hatchback. The base Golf comes with a 1.8L TSI engine that delivers a snappy 170 horsepower. The power steps up to 210 horses with the GTI and jumps to 292 horsepower when you choose the Golf R. VW engineers didn’t just amp up the power for those two models, they also made significant changes to the suspension so the little Golf provides excellent handling and control.

High Tech Features Abound

With VW Car-Net App-Connect, staying in touch with the outside world is as simple as plugging in your phone. You can access a limited number of apps to stream music, map your destination, answer calls or send a text message. If you don’t want to take the time to plug your phone or MP3 player in, no problem, the Golf is outfitted with Bluetooth technology so you can wirelessly stream your favorite music. Keyless access and push button start means you never have to take your keys out of your pocket, a convenient feature that also adds to your personal security.

Rearview Camera Adds to Safety

When you head to Chapman VW Tucson to check out the Golf lineup, make sure and ask about the entire suite of safety features available with the VW Golf. One of the most important features is a rearview camera system that illuminates your path when backing up, protecting toys, kids and whatever else may be in your path. Driver assistance features help you avoid collisions by alerting you to a possible problem, then taking action if you fail to respond.