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If you were in your 20s in the 1960s, chances are you either were someone with a flower in your hair or you knew someone who wore a macramé vest over a tie-dyed shirt and smelled of incense. Chances also are that one of the people in your group drove a cute little VW Beetle, adorned with peace symbols and “make love, not war” bumper stickers. As a simple car designed for people who needed some reliable transportation on a budget, the Beetle has evolved over the years. You still see some adorned with flower stickers, but the 2018 VW Beetle is a far cry from what you drove in the 60s. With a peppy turbo engine, both heating AND air conditioning and the modern technology that today’s drivers crave, chances are you’ll go wild when you look over the new VW Beetle inventory at Chapman VW Tucson.

Same General Shape with Modern Design

The 2018 VW Beetle is generally the same shape as that one you remember from your youth, but modern design touches such as a rear spoiler, large alloy wheels, sport style bumpers and Bi-Xenon headlights bring the little Bug into the 21st Century. The interior pays homage to the vehicle’s lineage, with retro gauges that use modern technology to provide the essential vehicle information you need. A vintage glovebox design is another reminder of days gone by, but a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, available V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces and customizable ambient lighting are all modern features that bring the Beetle up-to-date.

New 2.0L Engine Provides More Pep

For 2018, the VW engineers rolled out a new 2.0L turbocharged engine that would run laps around your old 1960s Beetle. With 174 horsepower and 184 pounds of torque, you’ll have no problem accelerating past trucks or merging onto a crowded freeway. The engine is not only powerful and fun, but it delivers 33 mpg on the highway. The only reason to stop on a road trip will be for a bathroom break or to pick up more incense.

Power to the People First Warranty

Another good reason to consider the VW Beetle as your next vehicle is the new People First Warranty that offers bumper-to-bumper coverage for 6 years or 72,000 miles, whichever comes first. That’s double the coverage of most manufacturers, showing Volkswagen has the confidence in the materials and craftsmanship of its entire lineup. Take some time to see what you’ve missed in the transformation of the VW Beetle by taking a test drive at Chapman VW Tucson today.

One of Volkswagen’s most popular, and simple, sales events is going on now through November 30 at Chapman VW Tucson. The concept could not be easier: You visit the lot, pick out the vehicle of your dreams, take a test drive and then sign a few papers before taking the vehicle to a loving home. Aside from taxes and fees, there is no money due at signing. That means no down payment, no security deposit and in the case of a lease, no first month’s payment. The VW Sign and Drive Event is just one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season.

Lease the Best Way to Get More Vehicle

If you’ve never considered a lease before, it makes sense if you like to change vehicles every three years or so. During the VW Sign and Drive Event, you can get very low payments on some of VW’s hottest models. If you need a sedan that’s both sporty and efficient, consider the compact Jetta or mid-size Passat. Qualified customers can lease the Jetta for just $259 a month and the Passat for only $309 a month with no money down. If you need an SUV, consider the totally redesigned Tiguan S with 4Motion all-wheel drive for just $299 a month. Have a big family? The three-row Atlas is the talk of the SUV world with its technical innovations and enormous size. Qualified lessees can lease one today through November 30 for just $399 a month with no down payment, no security deposit and no first month payment.

How About Zero Percent Interest?

If the Sign and Drive Event doesn’t motivate you to buy a new VW, how about the possibility of free financing? The remaining stock of many 2017 VW models on the Chapman VW Tucson lot is offered at zero percent financing for 60 months to qualified buyers. That includes the 2017 Jetta, Passat, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen, Tiguan, Golf Alltrack and Touareg. The 2018 Atlas and Tiguan are offered at just 1.9 percent APR. All offers are good through November 30th and dependent on approved credit.

People’s Warranty for the People’s Car

Volkswagen translates to the “People’s Car,” and now the company offers a warranty to match. The People First Warranty is the best coverage in the industry, offering peace of mind on most VWs bumper-to-bumper for six years and 72,000 miles. That’s double the coverage of most auto manufacturer’s, taking care of repairs as the result of a defect in material or workmanship. It shows that VW has the faith that is products are truly best for the people. Take advantage of these offers when you head into Chapman VW Tucson before the end of November.

Volkswagen continues its dedication to the sport of racing while exercising some innovation as it develops an all-electric car for the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. The goal of the all-wheel drive electric vehicle is to set a new electrified record when it reaches the peak at 14,000 feet above sea level. Developing this all-electric race car is just another step in the company’s goal of becoming the leading producer of electrified vehicles by the year 2025. “The Pikes Peak hill climb is one of the world’s most renowned car races. It poses an enormous challenge and is therefore perfectly suited to proving the capabilities of upcoming technologies,” said VW board member Dr. Frank Welsch. “Our electric race car will be equipped with innovative battery and drive technology. The extreme stress test posed by Pikes Peak will give us important feedback that will benefit future development, and it will showcase our products and their technologies.” Keep up to date with the ever-changing technology of the Volkswagen brand by visiting Chapman VW Tucson.

Celebrating 50 Years of Baja Racing

It might surprise some people to know that VW has been a major player in a completely different kind of racing for the past five decades. This November marks the 50th year that VW has participated in Baja desert racing in the United States and Mexico. The company uses “Baja Bugs” and other cars utilizing Beetle running gear to combat some of the toughest terrain on the desert. One of the most famous types of vehicles competing in the early races was the Meyer Manx dune buggy that utilized Beetle running gear to victory in a 950-mile race in 1967. This year the SCORE Baja 1000 will be a 1,200-mile race that runs across some of the most grueling terrain in the southwest. Conquering that course many times has given Volkswagen the racing confidence to attack Pikes Peak.

Last Pike’s Peak Try was 1987

It’s been 30 years since Volkswagen attempted the Pike’s Peak run. The entrant back then was a twin-engine Golf that barely missed completing the run. VW Motorsports engineers and designers are hoping for a better result this time. “It is high time for a rematch,” said Sven Smeets, VW director of the Motorsports division. “The project car is also an important milestone in our new motorsport orientation. Our team is literally electrified about taking on this incredible challenge.”

People’s Car Gets People’s Warranty

While all this news about electrified innovation is certainly interesting, what might be most applicable to today’s car buyers is the recent announcement about the “People’s Warranty.” On most new models, VW now offers a comprehensive 6-year/72,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty. That’s double the warranty provided by most competitors. See why VW has such confidence in its entire lineup when you visit Chapman VW Tucson and take a test drive.

There are a lot of choices on the market when it comes to compact SUVs and crossovers, but few provide the engineering, performance, efficiency and quality of drive that comes with the totally redesigned VW Tiguan. The 2018 Tiguan features an exterior with powerful lines that make it ready to claim the mantle as boss of hauling people and stuff. Inside, the attention to detail, use of quality materials and craftsmanship make it a pleasure to own and drive. Now backed with the People’s Warranty, a six-year/72,000-mile security blanket of coverage, the Tiguan really has no competition. Check out the new king of the concrete jungle when you take a trip to Chapman VW Tucson.

Challenging Roads No Problem

Just because the VW Tiguan offers a smooth, comfortable ride, don’t expect your driving experience to be dull. The Tiguan can play nice with others when it has to, turning your daily commute into more of a pleasure cruise. Once the road, or trail, becomes more challenging, just slip into the optional 4Motion all-wheel drive and let the Tiguan distribute the power between the rear and front wheels as needed. If you’re taking a trip up to the Snow Bowl and run into some icy roads, just switch into snow mode and the engine will restrict itself from providing too much power so the wheels don’t slip. Off-road mode keeps you in control when the pavement ends, enabling hill descent control to take steep declines at a safe pace.

VW Digital Cockpit a True Breakthrough

The VW Digital Cockpit is an option you should seriously consider in the new Tiguan, allowing you to store up to four different driver profiles for varying displays of information. This 12.3-inch display sits in place of the traditional speedometer and gauges, letting you keep all vital information, including navigation, in line-of-sight with the road. The VW infotainment system works with compatible smartphones to let you utilize a limited number of apps for hands-free phone calls or to stream music or podcasts.

Longer Wheelbase Means More Room

Although the VW Tiguan is technically in the compact SUV category, the new design features a wheelbase that’s 10 inches longer than the 2017 model. That means more room for legs, shoulders and stuff. Fold the rear seats down and you have 73.5 cubic feet of cargo room, which is plenty for those occasional runs to the big box store or to finally convince your spouse to pick up a big screen TV. From the design to the engineering to the comfort, the 2018 VW Tiguan is built for people who enjoy driving. Take a test drive today when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.

The Volkswagen brand is looking up, with almost 600,000 vehicles across the globe delivered in September 2017, an increase of about 8 percent compared with the same period last year. For the year-to-date, about 4.5 million vehicles have been sold worldwide, which represents a 3 percent increase. The United States showed a 33 percent increase from September to September. “September was indeed a record-breaking month for the Volkswagen brand. It was the strongest month for deliveries in the history of Volkswagen, not only worldwide, but for the individual markets of China, Canada, Chile, Poland, Sweden and Slovakia as well,” said Jurgen Stackmann, VW board member. “There are also clear signs of an upturn in the home market of Germany; current orders are well above the previous month. The clearly positive dynamic for the brand continues in all regions.” See what all the excitement is about when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.

Jetta Sales Strong in U.S.

Along with strong sales from the new Atlas and redesigned Tiguan, the Jetta accounted for the biggest sales bump in the U.S. Total Jetta sales were up 45 percent from the previous year, despite the fact that the Jetta SportWagen became the Golf SportWagen. VW sold more than 12,000 Jetta sedans in September 2017 in America. The new large SUV Atlas also had a strong showing with almost 4,100 delivered in September across the U.S. in its first year of existence. Tiguan sales were up by more than 1,000 units and the Beetle Convertible had a 32 percent sales increase. The total Golf family also experienced a 24 percent increase for September, buoyed by the 100 percent increase in sales of the SportWagen and a 21 percent rise in GTI sales.

New People First Warranty Will Boost Sales Further

Look for sales to continue to rise into the 2018 model year as VW announces the People First warranty that provides bumper-to-bumper coverage on most VW models for up to 6 years or 72,000 miles. “Volkswagen has always been the people’s car and with the People First Warranty we’re putting our customers first,” according to VW CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken. By bringing the right cars, at the right time and making the offer very competitive, we believe we’re in the position to grow in the U.S. Market. Now’s a great time to pick up a new VW with the Model Year End event at Chapman VW Tucson. Low lease rates and up to $5,500 off the MSRP of select VWs equal the best deals of the year.