Volkswagen Debuts 2021 Arteon Big Sur Concept

Volkswagen has added the 2021 Arteon Big Sur concept to its 2021 Enthusiast Fleet. This model gets its inspiration from the beautiful California coastline, emphasizing the adventurous nature and sleek design of the Arteon.

The 2021 Arteon Big Sur concept has a forest green wrap inside and out, giving it an eye-catching look. Rotiform’s all-green Golf R that debuted at SEMA in 2019 served as the inspiration for this color. The 20-inch Rotiform TUF-R cast monoblock wheels with Continental Tire Extreme Contact DWS 06 Plus 245/45 R20 tires add boldness to the look as well.

The California-based team that created the concept initially began with a 2021 Urano Gray Arteon SEL Premium R-Line. It took just under a month for the team to transform this sedan into the 2021 Arteon Big Sur concept. The car gained a coilover suspension to have a lower and stronger stance as well as custom front splitters, a spoiler, and side pieces. The team utilized a Voomeran Lower Valence body kit for the foundation.

“It was more of an aesthetic design makeover than a performance upgrade,” said Rory Stramer of FMS Automotive. “We wanted to keep it in the boundaries of something someone could feasibly achieve and ensure that someone who had the means and interest in achieving this vehicle could.”

The 2021 Arteon Big Sur concept and other models in the 2021 VW Enthusiast Fleet will make appearances at different enthusiast events in the U.S. If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the Arteon, be sure to schedule a test drive at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.

2021 Arteon Big Sur Concept - Lewisville, TX

VW ID.4 Is the Most Affordable AWD EV in the US

Volkswagen has revealed that the all-new ID.4 is the most affordable all-wheel-drive EV in the U.S. This means you can make the switch to the eco-friendly, stylish, and high-tech SUV without having to break your budget.

Not only does the ID.4 AWD have a low starting price, but each ID.4 model is eligible to receive a Federal tax credit. In addition, the SUV comes with free unlimited public DC fast charging on the Electrify America network for three years.

Volkswagen ID.4 | Lewisville, TX

The ID.4 AWD has a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor on its rear axle and an asynchronous electric motor on its front axle. The former delivers 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque, while the latter produces 107 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. When they are combined, the system reaches 295 horsepower.

The ID.4 AWD uses the rear motor in everyday driving situations and only engages the front motor in tricky scenarios, like when wheelspin occurs. Customize your rides with the Driving Mode Selection as well, which features Comfort, Custom, Eco, Sport, and Traction modes. Come rain or shine, the SUV is easy to handle and keeps its grip on the road.

For more details on the all-new ID.4 and when you can get behind the wheel of this innovative SUV, contact our team here at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.

Volkswagen Jetta Named Great Car for Recent College Grads

Volkswagen Jetta Named Great Car for Recent College Grads | Lewisville, TX

The Volkswagen Jetta was named among Autotrader’s top 10 Great Cars for Recent College Graduates, further establishing the popular sedan as an excellent, budget-friendly daily driver.

According to Autotrader, a car must offer stylish looks and high-tech features to appear on its annual list. It also must be affordable and have a combined fuel economy of at least 30 mpg — something the Jetta manages easily. The 2021 model, for example, gets up to 41 mpg on the highway.*

The publication specifically recommended the Jetta from model years 2016 to 2018, which are nearly as efficient. “The 2016 model year is a good spot to begin your search because that’s when the Jetta got a standard touch-screen infotainment system and USB port plus a new turbocharged base engine,” explained the Autotrader editors.

Certainly, the Jetta is a great introduction to any buyer to the Volkswagen brand. It has lively handling characteristics and a spacious cabin and trunk that belie its compact dimensions. When you’ve just graduated from college and need an affordable car to drive to work, it’s tough to beat a used Jetta.

Visit Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas, for a closer look at our used inventory and to test drive the awesome VW Jetta!

*30 city/41 highway mpg (2021 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

The Volkswagen Bus is Back — and It’s Electric

The Volkswagen Bus is Back, and It’s Electric | Lewisville, TX

When Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz concept electric vehicle, which was clearly inspired by the iconic second-generation Volkswagen Bus of the 1960s and 70s, it was met to near-universal acclaim. Now, VW says it plans to make a production version of its electric prototype, which will go on sale in the U.S. in 2022.

“Our goal is clear: we want to make the fully electric, fully connected car a bestseller around the world,” said Volkswagen chairman Dr. Herbert Diess. “The iconic car of the electric age must be a Volkswagen.”

The future electric VW Bus, like the brand’s other I.D. concepts, will ride on the new Modular Electric Drive platform, which is designed to maximize the potential of future electrification technologies. Though it’s informally known as a bus because of its exterior design, the I.D. Buzz concept is more like a stylish minivan or SUV with exceptionally flexible interior arrangements.

It has three rows of ultra-configurable seats, including front seats that can be turned to face the back of the vehicle. This is made possible by a fold-away steering wheel, which is just one of many innovations introduced by the I.D. Buzz concept. Other features include pop-up laser scanners in the roof and an augmented reality-enabled head-up display.

Whenever the I.D. Buzz goes into production, you can count on finding it at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.

Electric Volkswagen ID.4 Is World Car of the Year 2021

Electric Volkswagen ID.4 Is World Car of the Year 2021 | Lewisville, TX

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV is on its way to the U.S. in late 2021, and when it arrives it’ll already have won some serious hardware. After input from more than 90 international journalists representing 24 countries, the VW ID.4 was named the World Car of the Year 2021.

This is the 17th year for the World Car of the Year awards and at the virtual award ceremony, the judges recognized the VW ID.4 for its driver-assist technologies as well as its status as an electric vehicle. The jury also appreciated that VW will be maintaining its software with over-the-air updates. The standard ID.Light assistant, which communicates things like vehicle charge and turn signals using a bar of colored LED lights, was also singled out for praise.

“The World Car of the Year award marks a great success for our entire ID. team,” said Thomas Ulbrich, Board Member for Development at the Volkswagen brand. “We have succeeded in developing a car that starts the system change to e-mobility in the world’s most important segment — compact SUVs — and offers excellent everyday usability. We are making innovative electric mobility in the volume market something that can be experienced by everyone.”

Volkswagen hopes to build and deliver about 150,000 VW ID.4 vehicles this year in the U.S., China, and Europe. To learn more about its availability in the area, contact us at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.

Volkswagen ID.BUZZ Electric Microbus Slated for U.S. Debut in 2023

Volkswagen ID.BUZZ Electric Microbus Slated for U.S. Debut in 2023 | Lewisville, TX

According to Volkswagen CEO Scott Keogh, the Volkswagen ID.BUZZ is coming to the United States. Keogh said earlier this year that “the reaction’s been huge” to the ID.BUZZ electric Microbus since its debut in 2017, and that will lead to a production version coming stateside in 2023.

Keogh told Automotive News in January that 2023 will mark the long-awaited return of the Microbus to America.

“I wish it was coming next year,” Keogh said. “It’s not going to come quite as soon as that; it’s going to be a little bit later than that.”

But when it does arrive, the Volkswagen ID.BUZZ will almost certainly have been worth the wait if you’re a fan of the classic Microbus. The ID.BUZZ concept that debuted in 2017 boasted 369 horsepower from its dual-electric motors — a far cry from the 30 horsepower of the first VW Bus sold in America back in 1950. On top of that, the 111-kilowatt-hour battery pack enables a maximum range of around 300 miles, making it a great choice for groovy road trips.

Speaking of groovy, the ID.BUZZ looks the part with a chic look that’s inspired by the classic Volkswagen Microbus. The two-tone V-nose, sloped windscreen, and rectangular windows all hearken back to an American classic associated with road trips and making memories.

The all-new Volkswagen ID.BUZZ looks poised to help a new generation of adventurers when it arrives sometime in 2023. Until then, keep your eyes and ears on the Lewisville Volkswagen blog for more updates.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Arrives at Lewisville Volkswagen

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Arrives at Lewisville Volkswagen | Lewisville, TX

Last fall, we announced that the all-electric future of Volkswagen had arrived with the upcoming ID.4 electric SUV. That future is now well and truly here — the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is now available at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.

The first electric SUV for everyone, the new ID.4 is an all-around dynamo. With a bold look that’s future-forward yet distinctively VW, the ID.4 is unmistakable and unmissable. It’s also exceedingly luxurious and futuristic on the inside, boasting cool features like ID.Light and a level of quality that earned it a spot among Autotrader’s Best Car Interiors Under $50,000. And with space for four passengers and 64.2 cubic feet of max cargo volume, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is as versatile as it is groundbreaking.

If you’re struggling with range anxiety, worry not with the ID.4. The ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition both boast an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles, giving you more than enough power to cover most daily driving needs.* On top of that, you get three years of complimentary access to Electrify America’s expansive network of DC Fast Chargers, where you can recover about 60 miles of range in as little as 10 minutes.**

And if you’re asking yourself whether the 2021 ID.4 is fun to drive, just remind yourself that it’s a Volkswagen at heart. But don’t take our word for it. You be the judge. You can reserve your Volkswagen ID.4 through Lewisville Volkswagen and schedule a test drive to experience this revolutionary EV for yourself.

*2021 ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition EPA estimated total range is 250 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

**ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition equipped with fast charging capability maximum rate of 125kW. Based on charging at a 125kW or higher charger. Charging times will vary and depend on a variety of factors, including ambient temperature, charger type, battery condition and initial state of charge, vehicle condition and others. Frequent and consecutive fast charging can permanently decrease battery capacity.Top of Form

Talking Cars Are No Longer Science Fiction Thanks to the VW ID.4

Talking Volkswagen ID.4 | Lewisville, TX

Many outdated depictions of life in modern times would have you believe that our vehicles should be commuting through the clouds and making appointments on our behalf. While we’re still a few years out from flying cars, Volkswagen’s new ID.4 lets you communicate with your vehicle in ways previously unheard of.

Though you won’t be having conversations with your Volkswagen any time soon, VW introduced a sophisticated dash light feature into the new ID.4. The dash light fixture is comprised of 54 miniscule LED lights that illuminate in different hues to communicate vital information to the driver and passengers.

When you sit in the driver’s seat of the ID.4, the dash light row will display a series of blue and white LEDs to welcome you and indicate that you are free to commence your drive. Upon standing up to exit the car, the ID.4’s light bar displays the reverse color scheme to wish you well.

Volkswagen also included a number of other dash light communications, including alerts for incoming phone calls, safety warnings, battery charge level, and navigation. Many more messages are expected to be rolled out.

Interested in trying out this futuristic tech for yourself? Give Lewisville Volkswagen a call today to reserve your VW ID.4.

Car Maintenance Tips for Spring

Car Maintenance Tips For Spring | Lewisville, TX

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get your car ready for the warmer temperatures and road trips that lay ahead. To help you get your vehicle in tip-top shape, the service technicians at Lewisville Volkswagen have put together some helpful spring car maintenance tips.

Check your alignment and suspension

Texas experienced an unprecedentedly cold winter this year, which can put stress on your vehicle’s suspension and alignment. Bring your vehicle in to Lewisville Volkswagen to have your struts and shocks inspected.

Inspect your wiper blades

After dry, frigid winter temperatures, your windshield wipers might be too worn to keep April showers out of your vision. Stay safe and make sure your wiper blades are free of cracks or tears. If you spot damage, it time to replace them.

Top off your fluids

As the weather starts to warm up, make sure your engine fluids are appropriately full. If you run out of coolant, your engine could overheat during Texas’ trademark scorching summers.

Monitor tire pressure

Tire pressure fluctuates in tandem with temperature changes, which becomes problematic during spring’s indecisive weather. Stay safe by checking to make sure that your tires are inflated to a PSI within the manufacturer’s suggested range,

If you’d rather leave this maintenance to the pros, call Lewisville Volkswagen to schedule a spring tune up.

Volkswagen Begins Battery Recycling Pilot Project in Salzgitter

Volkswagen Begins Battery Recycling | Lewisville, TX

Volkswagen has started a project that will ultimately benefit both the environment and communities around the world, including our own Lewisville, Texas. Their goal: create an in-house, circular process in which more than 90 percent of their EV batteries is recycled.

When Stella Konietzko, a doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Braunschweig, wanted to investigate ways that lithium, cobalt, steel, and aluminum could be recovered, she invited Volkswagen Group to participate in the project. After years of research surrounding lithium ion recycling protocols, the project group selected the LithoRec process, which is being tested as part of Volkswagen’s pilot program.

As part of the circular economy, components of lithium ion batteries can be recovered and used to make new batteries. Volkswagen aims to recycle these raw materials, as well as reuse the batteries elsewhere after their first life cycles are complete. Since a normal car life cycle is between 200,000 to 300,000 kilometers, the battery can still be useful later on. 

The pilot program at Volkswagen’s Salzgitter factory represents the start of a process that is economically and ecologically sustainable. This project will ultimately provide Lewisville Volkswagen and our customers with better, cleaner, and more efficient vehicles in the future.