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Archive for April, 2017

When the all-new VW Tiguan and Atlas show up on the Chapman VW Tucson showroom floor later this year, they’ll bring with them America’s best SUV warranty. The 2018 Tiguan and Atlas will have a 6-year/72,000-mile transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty that far exceeds any competitor’s coverage. “We specifically designed and built the all-new Atlas and Tiguan for American customers. This warranty further addresses the needs of American buyers head-on,” according to VW America CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken. “We’re confident in the reliability and workmanship of these SUVs and we want our customers to be confident in their purchase. We believe this warranty will lead to reduced cost of ownership for Volkswagen owners.”

Includes Coverage on Engine, Transmission and All-wheel Drive

The 6-year/72,000-mile warranty not only includes components such as air conditioning, electronics and basically anything between the two bumpers, but also the expensive powertrain, including the engine, transmission and all-wheel drive system. Most competitors only offer a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty with powertrain coverage up to 5 years and 60,000 miles. Aside from providing much longer coverage, Volkswagen allows owners to transfer their warranty to a new owner, adding resale value to the Tiguan and Atlas.

New Tiguan Longer Than Predecessor

The 2018 Tiguan is almost 11 inches longer than the previous model, offering flexible seating for five with a second row that’s easily adaptable for people or cargo. “The new Tiguan demonstrates how we plan to give American customers the usability and versatility they demand without sacrificing style or Volkswagen’s trademark driving dynamics,” Woebcken said. The new Tiguan offers a whole suite of driver assistance technology, designed to help avoid collisions. Optional 4Motion all-wheel drive gives you complete control during the worst driving conditions. The new VW Tiguan is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver the best performance and fuel mileage.

Full-size Atlas Built in Tennessee

The all-new VW Atlas full-size SUV is built at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, boosting the local economy and providing hundreds of jobs. The new Atlas is roomy and powerful, designed to quench the American thirst for big SUVs. “This is the biggest and boldest Volkswagen we have ever built in the United States, delivering the distinctive design and craftsmanship we’re known for, now with room for seven,” Woebcken said. See the new Tiguan and Atlas for yourself and take a test drive this fall when they arrive at Chapman VW Tucson.

Owning VW Means You’re Part of the Club

There are few automakers that have created more iconic masterpieces where owners want to be part of a club than Volkswagen. The GTI is a prime example, where one of the largest gatherings of VW owners occurs every year at Worthersee, a tourist location in Austria. Since 1981, VW GTI owners have been gathering here to celebrate all things GTI, renting out all accommodations for miles around, and gathering to share VW stories, make new friends and share a passion for all things Volkswagen. You can find your passion for German engineering by taking a trip to Chapman VW Tucson.

VW Club of America Launches in 1955

What was originally a club for owners of the Beetle, the VW Club of America began in 1955 and eventually expanded to allow owners of other Volkswagens to join. Members of the club gather several times a year across the nation to swap parts and stories, admire each other’s VWs, showcase driving skills and make new friends. The literal translation of Volkswagen is the “People’s Car,” an appropriate moniker for a vehicle that brings so many people together.

Arizona Bus Club Dedicated to Transporter

The Arizona Bus Club is a family-oriented organization that’s dedicated to enjoying, preserving and showing classic examples of the VW bus. The group offers many events during the year, camping in the desert and mountains and even the California coast. Every year the group restores a bus and raffles it off in the September Jerome Jamboree. A camping trip to Four Peaks is scheduled this spring, with a Northern Arizona Trail Bash slated for May 5-6. For more information, visit the ABC website.

Arizona VW Club Welcomes All

The Arizona Volkswagen Club primarily focuses on off-roading, although it would welcome volunteers to head up street and drag racing divisions. While it would probably be more fun if you have a VW, they welcome anyone to come check out the events. The “400 Miler” run is coming up in mid-May, where participants will trek over 400 miles of off-road trails starting out on Four Peaks and heading to the Mogollon Rim and then back to Cave Creek. Another run in Flagstaff is scheduled for July 4th, which you can check out here. If you don’t already have a VW, the new Golf Alltrack makes a great choice for off-roading. Check it out today at Chapman VW Tucson.