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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.

 

The VW Golf GTI is the hot hatchback that not only maneuvers nimbly through city traffic, but is a hoot to drive out on the open road. Now in its seventh generation, the combination of a sport suspension, turbocharged 2.0L engine and your choice of a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission makes this athletic five-door sport machine the envy of others on the road. The Golf GTI is consistently one of the best-reviewed, and most affordable, sports cars on the planet. See yours today and take a test drive at Chapman VW Tucson.

2.0L Motor Both Powerful and Efficient

There’s no turbo lag when you tromp on the accelerator of the Golf GTI as the 2.0L engine kicks in with more than 200 horsepower and a scintillating 258 pound-feet of torque. Unlike other turbos, when you finally do stop at a gas station you only need to use regular unleaded fuel in your new GTI. Gas stations will be the least of your worries, as this peppy sports machine earns a very efficient 34 mpg out on the highway.

Choose from Four Different Models

The VW Golf GTI offers four different models for various needs and budgets. The base model is the S which includes a driving mode selector and the VW-Car-Net App Connect in its $25,595 starting price. Move up just a bit to the sport model and you not only get 20 extra horsepower, but also upgraded brakes, Bi-Xenon headlamps and keyless access with push button start. The SE, starting at just over $30,000, delivers a Fender Premium Audio System and leather seats. The Autobahn model, named for the famous German high-speed highway, is the top of the mark, with adaptive chassis control, touchscreen navigation and a 12-way power driver’s seat. All the Golf GTI models are equipped with the same dynamic chassis delivering superb control for aggressive conditions.

Hot Hatch Outfitted for Safety

With B-pillars made from advanced thermoform steel and a rigid safety cage that directs energy away from the cockpit in the event of a crash, the VW Golf GTI is engineered for safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the GTI its highest 5-star rating, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the vehicle a Top Safety Pick. Every GTI model includes an automatic post-collision braking system that helps bring you car to a stop in the event of a wreck, keep the damage to a minimum. Check out all the safety features and see just how fun a Golf GTI is to drive when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.

Based on meeting owners’ expectations and desires, the AutoPacific consulting firm has awarded the VW Jetta with the Ideal Vehicle Award for 2017. The award is based on a survey of more than 50,000 vehicle owners in the United States. AutoPacific quizzed owners on what they would change about their vehicles, honoring the vehicles that required the least amount of change. “The Volkswagen Jetta has been a best seller for the brand, and the AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award is a testament of how much Jetta owners love their vehicles,” according to VW VP Hendrik Muth. “our planners, designers and engineers work hard to ensure every last detail in the Jetta delivers on what buyers want in a compact vehicle, so we are truly honored by this recognition.” To see if the Jetta is the ideal vehicle for your transportation needs, visit Chapman VW Tucson today and take a test drive.

Jetta Comes in Five Trim Levels

The compact VW Jetta sedan comes in five different trim levels, offering a variety of features and prices. The lowest price S model is anything but basic, starting at just $17,895 with standard features such as LED daytime running lights, a color touchscreen infotainment system and rear-view camera. Move up a bit to the SE and the package includes keyless access, push-button start, VW Car-Net App-Connect and blind spot monitoring. Both those models are powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine that earns 40 mpg on the highway. The SEL and Sport offer a bigger 1.8L turbocharged engine, which delivers 20 more horsepower while still achieving 35 mpg on the highway. The SEL has dual-zone climate control and autonomous emergency braking, while the Sport celebrates the joy of driving with a sport suspension, fog lights and a rear spoiler. The VW Jetta GLI is the most powerful model in the lineup with a 2.0L turbo engine that produces 210 horsepower. It has premium amenities such as a Fender audio system, multi-function steering wheel and large 18-inch wheels.

Safety is Key with Jetta

The VW Jetta received the highest rating possible from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Parts of the exterior body panels are made with special high-strength alloy steel to help with the vehicle’s sturdiness. Crumple zones in the front and rear help absorb the energy in the event of a crash, protecting the occupants. In case there is a collision, the Intelligent Crash Response System turns off the gas pump, activates the hazard lights and unlocks the doors. See all the features that make the VW Jetta an ideal vehicle when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.

The VW Jetta offers a midsize sedan that delivers a dynamic driving experience in five different trim levels. Starting at just $17,895, the Jetta proves you don’t have to break the bank to get features such as LED Daytime Running Lights, a killer composition color touchscreen infotainment system and a rear-view camera. Of course, if you want to spend a little more the Jetta offers a version with up to 210 horsepower that will serve as a peppy commuter during the week and a fun weekend adventure vehicle. Check out the entire VW Jetta lineup and take a test drive or two when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.

GLI Offers High Performance Turbo

If you’re looking to get the most out of your daily drive, it’s essential to take a look at the Jetta GLI. Starting at just a tick over $27K, the GLI has the most horsepower in the vehicle lineup, thanks to a 210 horse 2.0L turbocharged engine. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission for those who want to get the most out of each time behind the wheel, but a 6-speed DSG automatic is also available. Even with all that horsepower, the VW Jetta GLI still earns a 33-mpg highway rating from the EPA. It comes with a sport suspension setup for supreme handling. The price includes all the popular VW creature comforts, including navigation, a premium Fender audio system, keyless access with push-button start and a multi-function sport steering wheel.

SE Provides Near-hybrid Fuel Numbers

For numbers that rival that of a hybrid without the additional cost, take a look at the Jetta 1.4T SE. Powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine, this version of the Jetta gets 40 mpg on the highway. It also includes popular VW features such as push-button start and VW’s Car-Net App-Connect so you can hook up your smartphone to play music, listen to podcasts and stay in touch with the outside world. Heated front seats, blind spot monitoring, a sunroof and leatherette seating surfaces are just a few of the amenities that make the SE a popular choice at a starting price of just $20,895.

Sport Model a Celebration of Style

From the halogen fog lights to the rear spoiler, the VW Jetta Sport offers a splash of dash to people looking for a little excitement. A 1.8L turbocharged engine provides the power while still earning 35 mpg on the highway. Sport suspension smooths out the bumps and straightens out the corners, while a multi-function steering wheel puts controls at your fingertips. Test drive the Sport when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.

Looking like a cross between the old micro bus and a modern space ship, the I.D. Buzz electric vehicle from Volkswagen was named the 2017 Concept Truck of the Year at the recent North American Concept Vehicle of the Year festivities. Judges were wowed by the innovation that turns an old design into an energy alternative vehicle that may be showing up in the future on the showroom of Chapman VW Tucson. “We are proud that the I.D. Buzz was chosen as the 2017 Concept Truck of the Year, and that Volkswagen has been given this honor for the fourth time,” according to VW VP Abdallah Shanti. “Volkswagen will lead the world in the shift to electric mobility, and the I.D. Buzz demonstrates the kind of innovative design and engineering that’s a trademark of VWs past and future.”

Demonstrates Electric Power on Larger Vehicle

The I.D. Buzz is similar in size to the now extinct VW Bus, showing that it is possible to use electric power on larger vehicles. Constructed on the new Modular Electric Drive Matrix that VW pioneered, the I.D. Buzz offers plenty of interior room for large families. All the electronics and batteries are located in the floor, allowing for maximum use of interior space. The I.D. Buzz has a maximum range of 270 miles, proving that engineers are continuing to conquer the dreaded “range phobia” that has limited electric vehicle sales in the past. The I.D. Buzz also has other futuristic technologies, including a retractable steering wheel and lighting that actually communicates with pedestrians.

Recognizing Innovative Design

The North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards recognize those automakers who take risks to advance the automotive industry in terms of engineering, style and response to consumer needs. Automotive journalists serve as volunteer judges to rate entrants, which must not be scheduled for immediate production. There is a production preview category to award a model that is intended to be manufactured in the near future. The awards are intended to help shape the future of the automotive industry.

Plenty of Innovative Models to Buy Now

While the I.D. Buzz is not yet available for sale at Chapman VW Tucson, there are plenty of innovative models for sale. From the new VW Atlas full-size SUV and the redesigned Tiguan to the Golf Alltrack, VW continues to push the bounds of engineering to provide efficient, powerful vehicles that are fun to drive. Take some time to visit Chapman VW Tucson and inspect the inventory of the modern VW lineup.