Archive for the ‘VW Features & Technology’ Category
Best fuel economy for 2016 VW models
If there’s one good thing we can say about fall and winter, it’s that the gas prices drop dramatically. The summer season seems to get everyone out and driving about as there are plenty of events to attend, but it can be hard on those who have a long daily commute. If you’re looking to upgrade from an old car and you have your eye on Volkswagen, you may be wondering about which 2016 VW models offer the best fuel economy. (more…)
What is the Volkswagen T-Prime GTE plug-in hybrid?
It was just two weeks ago that we heard the news that Volkswagen would be bringing another SUV concept to an auto show. So far this year we saw the T-Cross Breeze in Geneva back in early March, and before that Volkswagen tantalized us with the Tiguan GTE Active back at the NAIAS in January. Volkswagen has repeatedly indicated that the SUV lineup will expand in upcoming years, introducing as many as three new options to the lineup and updating both the Tiguan and Touareg. Naturally, we thought this update of the Touareg would be the next unveiling, since it is the standing luxury option in the lineup, but instead we were introduced to the T-Prime concept. So what is the Volkswagen T-Prime GTE plug-in hybrid and why should you be excited about it? (more…)
DSG automatic transmission in 2016 VW models
Some of the best things that can be found in vehicles are features you may not even know to ask for. One of our favorite examples is the DSG automatic transmission in 2016 VW models. While you’re browsing through the list of conveniences, one of the things that make the driving experience smoother often gets overlooked. If you haven’t been researching some of our sportier models, you may not even know the DSG exists. (more…)
Which Volkswagen models have all-wheel drive?
When winter weather hits hard, we all think of ways that could make the driving experience just a little less nerve-wracking. There’s nothing quite so scary, and a bit embarrassing, as getting your car stuck. That, and who wants to spend extra time shoveling out a car that just can’t handle a little bit of sludge. This time of year, we have quite a few shoppers asking us which Volkswagen models have all-wheel drive, and we have a few options for you. (more…)
Why should I buy the VW e-Golf Touch?
There will always be those who embrace technology and those who are resist new things. Why can’t we have manual windows and locks and go back to a basic radio? Sometimes the reason for new technology centers on security reasons, and sometimes it’s consumer demand. As journalists jump on the topic of CES 2016, some consumers are asking, why should I buy the VW e-Golf Touch? We mean, of course, when the technology comes out. Gesture control technology may sound complicated in such a tight space, but as we’re seeing it’s just a slice of what’s happening with the new infotainment system. (more…)
Volkswagen BUDD-e electric van concept features
For those itching to see some futuristic technology outside of the movies, the best place to look tends to be car shows and events like the Consumer Electronics Show, which is centered on the idea of showing the world what technology is currently being developed. CES isn’t all about cars, but automakers who do participate are expected to bring concepts that wow. With the array of Volkswagen BUDD-e electric van concept features we’ve been seeing this week, we think VW has done a fantastic job. (more…)
VW autonomous technology and self-driving cars
There are those who truly love cars, and then there are those who see them as a means to an end. You need to get where you’re going, and a car is the most convenient way to get there. For car enthusiasts, the idea of an autonomous vehicle could mean the end of driving as we know it, which isn’t desirable. For those who see it merely as a form of transportation, the idea of fewer driving risks, lower insurance premiums and extra time to read a book or get some work down all seem like great benefits. While there is a lot being said about the driverless vehicles, the reality is that VW autonomous technology and self-driving cars are still something to expect far into the future, though innovations do exist. (more…)
Features of Volkswagen hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles
On some level, we all probably realize hybrid, and eventually electric, vehicles are the wave of the future. Oil isn’t a renewable resource, and it only makes sense for us to find a way to power our transportation that is both cheaper and better for the environment. This brings us to electric vehicles, which aren’t practical for many lifestyles, and hybrids. There are many features of Volkswagen hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, but their availability is still missing in the U.S. market. (more…)
Connecting your phone to Android Auto in Volkswagen models
Aside from the Eos and Touareg, there is no model within the VW lineup that can be mentioned without talking about the new MIB II infotainment system, and with that the many features associated with the App-Connect functions found on the higher end systems. What you’ll want to know to get started enjoying things like navigation, radio apps and your phone features is how to go about connecting your phone to Android Auto in Volkswagen models. (more…)
Standard automatic emergency braking in Volkswagen
Just like every industry, automotive advertising puts quite a bit of focus on the latest and greatest features offered in select models. We say select because while the commercials will likely show cars parking themselves and performing operations at the sound of an actor’s voice, it’s often the case that the impressive features come at a premium, and not everyone wants to pay a premium. Now some key players in automotive safety are pushing automakers to take the premium away from driver assistance features, which could mean standard automatic emergency braking in Volkswagen models. (more…)