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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 www.KnowYourVW.com 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 www.KnowYourVW.com 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.

2018 Tiguan Offers More Spacious Interior

Volkswagen took the opportunity at the recent Detroit Auto Show to unveil an all new 2018 Tiguan, a mid-size SUV that now offers more room to meet the needs of American consumers. “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,” according to VW North American region CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken. “Every detail of the Tiguan has been thoughtfully engineered for our U.S. customers to maximize space and convenience, while retaining its performance, agility, and value. We plan to price Tiguan very competitively with other compact SUVs.” Stay in touch with Chapman VW Tucson to see when the new Volkswagen Tiguan will be ready for a test drive.

Sparkling Design and Refreshed Interior Equal Sophistication

With the new Tiguan based on the VW Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture, VW was able to stretch the wheelbase out 10 inches longer than the current model. The result is not only 57 percent more cargo capacity, but much more legroom for passengers. The MQB design delivers a lower stance with a wider, more aggressive look. Move inside and you’ll see a premium look with available features such as the VW Digital Cockpit and an infotainment system that’s second to none. An eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats and widely configurable second and third row of seating add to the versatility of the new Tiguan.

Driver Assistance Tech Keeps Everyone Safe

VW’s superior suite of driver assistance technology helps make the new Tiguan one of the safest SUVs on the road. Some standard and optional features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning. An automatic post-collision braking system is exclusive to the Tiguan and helps minimize damage after a wreck occurs.

Tiguan Powered by Turbocharged Engine

The new Volkswagen Tiguan receives a refreshed version of the VW 2.0L turbocharged direct injection TSI engine that produces 184 horsepower. The front-wheel drive Tiguan is the standard model, but an optional 4Motion  all-wheel-drive system has different modes to make your driving experience more enjoyable and give the driver more control. Choose from Normal, Snow, Off-Road and Off-Road individual depending on your mood and road conditions.

Car and Driver magazine editors have driven the new Tiguan over a rough course and say it “could accelerate energetically with eminent obedience and unwavering stability, even over rough pavement.” Take the new Tiguan for a test drive yourself when it comes to Chapman VW Tucson later this year.