Check Out These Cool Volkswagen Taos Accessories

2022 VW Taos | Lewisville, TX

The Volkswagen Taos is already a practical, well-equipped model, but you can make this crossover even better with exclusive aftermarket accessories. Aiming to make the Taos even more suited to each driver’s unique lifestyle, the automaker has released more Volkswagen Taos accessories for you to purchase — including the Basecamp® accessory line that’s new for the 2022 Taos.

Here are some of the coolest Volkswagen Taos accessories you can order through Lewisville Volkswagen.

Basecamp® Styling Components package

Made by Air Design®, this appearance upgrade package gives the Toas a rugged look. The kit includes fender flares, side door skid plates, and a special Basecamp® badge. Plus, the components come with a warranty of three years or 36,000 miles.

Urban Loader® attachment

This sizable roof storage container is expandable and can hold almost 80 gallons of contents at full size. The Urban Loader® gives you more space for your messy or spare cargo when you’re taking a camping trip in the Great Plains of Texas.

MuddyBuddy® floor liners

Providing more protection for your vehicle’s carpeting than regular rubber mats, floor liners are custom-shaped to fill the footwells seamlessly. MuddyBuddy® floor liners for the VW Taos have raised edges that contain mud from your shoes and falling rainwater from leaking to the carpet underneath.

You can order these accessories and many others for your VW Taos SUV through Lewisville Volkswagen. Plus, our service technicians will install them for you to ensure they’re mounted properly.

2022 VW ID.4 Pro Fuel Economy & Range Announced

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 | Lewisville, TX

When you drive an electric vehicle, fuel economy is everything. You don’t want to be stifled by a limited driving range or poor MPGe performance — especially here in Lewisville, Texas.

Volkswagen knows how important performance is for electric and non-electric cars alike. Known for its stellar engineering, the automaker applied its performance prowess to the 2022 VW ID.4 Pro to achieve exceptional fuel economy. The result is an EPA-estimated range of 280 miles.[1]

This all-electric range is an increase of 20 miles over the 2021 ID.4 Pro model, letting you now travel further in this eco-friendly SUV. According to the EPA, VW ID.4 Pro fuel economy rates translate to 121 MPGe in city driving, 102 MPGe in highway driving, and 112 MPGe in combined city/highway driving.[1]

By extracting more efficient performance from every bit of charge from the 82kWh battery, Volkswagen has been able to increase the travel potential for the VW ID.4 Pro—while still achieving 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque.

For even more power bolstering your electric SUV, opt for all-wheel drive. The drivetrain adds an asynchronous electric motor on the front axle in addition to the permanent-magnet synchronous motor in the rear. The result? A combined peak of 295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque.

See how fun and freeing driving an electric vehicle can be here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area when you visit Lewisville Volkswagen and test-drive the 2022 VW ID.4.

[1] 2022 ID.4 Pro EPA estimated total range is 280 miles. EPA estimates: 112 combined city/highway MPGe. 2022 ID.4 Pro S EPA estimated total range is 268 miles. EPA estimates: 106combined city/highway MPGe. 2022 ID.4 AWD Pro EPA estimated total range is 251 miles. EPA estimates: 101 combined city/highway MPGe. 2022 AWD ID.4 Pro S EPA estimated total range is 245 miles. EPA estimates: 95 combined city/highway MPGe. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

6 VW Models Make 2022 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List

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Every year, Car and Driver names the top vehicles in the automotive industry and recognizes them for their quality, innovation, and enjoyability. It’s a major feat for an automaker to be recognized multiple times in the same year, yet that’s what Volkswagen did!

Six Volkswagen models were honored on the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List for 2022: the Mk8 Golf GTI hot hatch, turbocharged Golf R hatchback, ID.4 electric SUV, Taos small crossover, Jetta GLI compact sedan, and three-row Tiguan. For the Golf GTI, this is its 16th time making it into the highest echelon of the ranking, the Car and Driver’s 10Best list. All of these models were recognized as outdoing their competitors in their respective segments.

Although all of these models have very different designs and highlights, they all had similar underlying characteristics that Car and Driver judges recognized, including leading safety features, enjoyable driving dynamics, smart packaging, and great value. The editors mentioned highlights like the sporty handling, practicality, and smooth ride on many of their verdicts for these models.

If you’re interested in owning any of these acclaimed Volkswagen models, check out what Lewisville Volkswagen has in stock. We have a large inventory of new and used Volkswagen models, including these top Car and Driver choices.

How to Maintain a Car Not Driven Often

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With more and more workers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area having remote jobs, there’s a good possibility that you’re one of these people who doesn’t drive their car as often as they used to. Working from home in Lewisville can be great for your mental health, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the vehicle parked in your driveway. Here’s what you should do to properly maintain a car that’s not driven often.

Rotate and Protect the Tires

Being parked for a prolonged period puts a lot of pressure on your car’s wheels, especially the tires. This can cause them to form flats spots or weaken their integrity. Roll your vehicle slightly backward or forward every few days to shift which area of the tire is carrying the weight. If you plan on not driving your car for a long time, raise it on jack stands.

Keep the Battery Charged

An unused battery has the potential to steadily lose its charge since it relies on the engine running to juice it back up. Without that, your car’s battery will need something else to keep it charged. We recommend connecting it to a trickle charger, which can keep the battery full when it’s not in use.

Keep the Oil Fresh

Just because you’re not driving your car doesn’t mean the engine oil is staying unblemished. The fluid can still become contaminated over time simply by resting in the motor and coming in contact with the gunk and metal surfaces in there. Make sure you’re still scheduling an oil change at Lewisville Volkswagen every six months at least.

Schedule a service appointment with your vehicle at Lewisville Volkswagen so it’s always ready to drive when you need it.

Volkswagen Unveils Enhanced 2022 Jetta and Jetta GLI

Jetta GLI | Lewisville, TX

If you’re a new grad looking for an affordable first car that combines sportiness with practicality, look no further than the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta lineup. The refreshed 2022 Jetta and Jetta GLI have new standard features and styling while retaining the cool factor that the Jetta sedan is known for. Learn more about the 2022 Jetta lineup from Lewisville Volkswagen.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta

New for 2022, the Jetta is powered by the same 1.5-liter turbocharged engine found under the hood of the VW Taos. That engine pumps out a mighty 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque — impressive figures for a compact sedan. The 2022 Jetta also has a new trim level — Sport — to replace the R-Line model. The Jetta Sport is designed to offer sleek styling and performance-focused features at an affordable price point. Standard features on all 2022 Jetta models include Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with 8-inch display, Volkswagen Car-Net®, new wheel designs, rhombus cloth seats, autonomous emergency brake, and blind-spot detection.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The 2022 Jetta GLI retains the same engine from the 2021 model: a 2.0-liter mill that produces a whopping 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It has a new honeycomb grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, red crust seating accents, haptic touch steering wheel, IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance technology, wireless device charging, and a BeatsAudio® premium sound system. You can also opt for the black optic package for even more style.

The 2022 VW Jetta and Jetta GLI are scheduled to reach U.S. dealerships, like Lewisville Volkswagen, sometime in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept Demonstrates VW Performance Potential

Atlast Cross Sport GT Concept | Lewisville, TX

Here at Lewisville Volkswagen, we’re always looking forward to the next exciting thing that VW has to show off. The latest thing to catch our attention is the Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept, which the automaker revealed recently. This specially tuned version of the Atlas Cross Sport shows that the SUV can be as sporty and athletic as the brand’s performance sedans are.

The Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept started as a 2021 Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium R-Line model that was built over in Tennessee at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant. After its initial assembly, the crossover was meticulously tuned and upfitted by a team of modification specialists.

Sporty additions to the SUV include 22-inch wheels, Yokohama Advan Sport tires, and XTA plus 3 Coilover Kit from ST Suspension, front performance brakes, and even specially branded springs. You’ll also notice the attractive look the Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept has Eisvogelblau-color exterior paint and gloss black trim. This wasn’t an overnight achievement. The entire process took multiple months to complete.

This one-of-a-kind version of the Atlas Cross Sport isn’t available for purchase by the public and won’t enter production, but you may be lucky enough to see the SUV when it tours the U.S. — perhaps it will pass through the Dallas-Fort Worth area near Lewisville. Or, you can own your own Atlas Cross Sport that you can customize to your liking when you do business with us at Lewisville Volkswagen.

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.

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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.

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.

What’s So Great About the Volkswagen Arteon?

Volkswagen Arteon | Lewisviile, TX

The Volkswagen Arteon combines practicality and a bold design, making it a fun-to-drive, spacious, and capable hatchback to drive in Lewisville, Texas. Why is the Arteon getting so much praise? Here’s a look at its highlights.

The latest audio and connectivity features

The new MIB3 infotainment system in the 2021 VW Arteon is easy to use and boasts seamless smartphone integration via wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability. The system utilizes enhanced voice recognition, allowing you a safer way to make calls and sift through entertainment options. The capacitive-touch sensor on the system’s touch screen lets you zoom in and swipe for a more responsive experience.

Impressive space

The attention-getting VW Arteon sets itself apart from its sibling, the Passat, thanks to its expansive cargo space. The 2021 VW Arteon boasts 27.2 cubic feet of space behind the second row. Cargo space increases to 55.0 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. The VW Passat maxes out at 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space.

Plenty of sporty options

The latest Arteon is available now for a test drive. It’s available at three trim levels: SE, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line. Each version offers a variety of performance enhancements that make it a joy to drive.

The 2021 Arteon features an updated exterior, interior refinements, and advanced tech that helps keeps you connected, entertained, and on the right path. Find it now at Lewisville Volkswagen.