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.

2021 Arteon Big Sur Concept - Lewisville, TX

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.

Volkswagen Taos Will Have Fuel-Efficient Engine

Volkswagen Taos | Lewisville, TX

The all-new Volkswagen Taos is set to arrive at dealerships in the summer of 2021 and feature a new fuel-efficient engine. This engine is the latest example of the automaker’s continuing innovation of technology and is another milestone as the automaker strives for excellence in engineering.

The Taos comes with a new variant of the EA211 turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is currently standard on the Jetta. For the Taos, this gasoline engine grows from 1.4 to 1.5 liters as well as delivers 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The powertrain has a modified version of the Miller cycle, closing the intake valves early in the induction stroke to improve fuel economy. A high-pressure injection system with a maximum of 350 bar, a map-controlled cooling module, APS coated cylinder liners, and Variable Turbine Geometry technology further enhance efficiency.

On front-wheel-drive models, the engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission with a Sport mode. All-wheel-drive models have a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission, making for smooth drives no matter where you venture around Lewisville, Texas.

The new engine of the VW Taos is just one of the many innovative features that will make the model stand out in the competitive compact SUV segment. If you’d like to test-drive this model after it makes its way to Lewisville Volkswagen, be sure to give us a call.

The Future is Now: Meet the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4 | Lewisville, VW

Volkswagen forges ahead into an all-electric future with the all-new 2021 ID.4. As the first-ever electric SUV from Volkswagen, the ID.4 delivers everything you expect from the iconic brand. In addition to premium styling, a comfortable interior, exhilarating performance, and all the latest tech, the new ID.4 gives you the power to embrace a future without environment-harming emissions.  

Range anxiety is a thing of the past thanks to the Volkswagen ID.4. The ID.4 Pro and 1st Edition, both set to arrive at Lewisville Volkswagen in early 2021, boast a VW-estimated 250 miles of maximum driving range.* They also include three years of complementary fast charging through Electrify America. Using one of Electrify America’s DC fast-charging stations around Texas, you can expect to recharge your car’s battery from 5 to 80 percent in as little as 38 minutes.

But above all else, the futuristic ID.4 is a Volkswagen at heart. The ID.4 Pro and 1st Edition put out 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque and leverage strong yet lightweight construction to deliver engaging performance. This electric compact SUV also delivers a look that’s future-thinking yet distinctively Volkswagen, and its spacious and intelligent interior make it an ideal choice for family road trips.

The new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is one of the first major steps in its Transform 2025+ strategy. Over the next four years, Volkswagen will invest more than $13 billion in electric mobility worldwide, resulting in even more exciting electrified vehicles to come. That investment includes $800 million for the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Tennessee to help jumpstart domestic production of the ID.4 in 2022.

You can build and reserve your all-new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 today. With a $100 fully refundable deposit, you’ll be one step closer to a bolder and more exciting tomorrow. For all of your VW needs today and tomorrow, contact Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas. We’ll help you find the SUV of your dreams.

2022 Tiguan Updates Include New Look & Digital Technology

Volkswagen Tiguan | Lewisville, TX

Did you know that the Volkswagen Tiguan is the most popular Volkswagen model in the world? In 2019, Volkswagen manufactured more than 910,000 Tiguan units, with over six million produced since 2007. To continue the successes of this compact SUV, Volkswagen is giving the Tiguan a comprehensive update for the 2022 model year that will include new styling, more technology, and greater comfort.

On the outside, the 2022 Tiguan has a completely new front end that will make it resemble other VW SUVs like the larger Atlas. All trim levels will also come with new wheel designs. The updates continue in the cabin with a new digital multifunction steering wheel and a restyled dashboard layout.

Advanced technology will be one of the main focuses of the updated Tiguan. Each one will come with either an 8.0- or 10.25-inch touch screen as well as the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit interface. The latest generation of the brand’s modular infotainment system (MIB3) comes standard and features a multi-phone pairing ability, natural voice control, and Car-Net® App-Connect capabilities.

Helping you to stay comfortable on chilly winter mornings in Texas, the 2022 Tiguan will come standard with heated front seats. If you are excited about these new updates, the 2022 Tiguan will make its debut here at Lewisville Volkswagen in the fall of 2021. Contact us to be notified when it arrives.

The Hidden Meanings of Popular Volkswagen Model Names

Volkswagen Lineup | Lewisville, TX

While some brands name their cars boring combinations of letters and numbers, Volkswagen puts a lot of thought into choosing the right names for its models. Whether it is a classic model like the Beetle or the new Atlas SUV, here is some history behind how these names were chosen.

Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas is named after a legendary Greek titan whose job it was to hold up the sky. The Atlas is a strong seven-passenger SUV, making it a perfect choice for this larger-than-life name.

Jetta

If the name Jetta makes you think of motion, then it is doing its job. The Jetta was based on the German word for jet stream and follows a wind motif in its design.

Tiguan

Another VW SUV is the Tiguan. This model’s name was chosen with the help of the German people through a magazine poll. From the choices Namib, Rockton, Samun, Nanuk, and Tiguan, the people chose Tiguan, which is a portmanteau of tiger and iguana — fierce and exotic.

Beetle

Perhaps the most iconic Volkswagen of all is the Beetle. Its official name was the Volkswagen Type 1, but it was quickly dubbed the Käfer, the German word for Beetle, due to its round shape. This became its official model name and what the world calls it 70 years later.

You can find all of these models new or used here at Lewisville Volkswagen in the lovely city of Volkswagen, TX. Visit us to take a test drive.

Refreshed Volkswagen Tiguan Coming Next Year

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan | Lewisville, TX

The most popular Volkswagen model is about to receive a major update. The refreshed Volkswagen Tiguan SUV will arrive with upgraded technologies and new looks both inside and outside.

This refresh should help Volkswagen continue the sales success of the Tiguan, which sold more than 900,000 units last year and has notched over 6 million sales since its 2007 debut.

On the outside, the 2022 Tiguan will gain a newer, sportier front-end design. LED headlights and taillights are likely to come standard.

The cabin is in line for a new design, too, including a redesigned steering wheel, increased usage of premium materials, and available multicolor ambient lighting. Expect a more horizontal orientation and a wider touch-screen design for the dashboard. From there, drivers will be able to access the new MIB3 infotainment system, which will include Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and other digital technologies.

The Tiguan will also come with a wider range of available safety technologies, such as road-sign recognition, traffic-jam assist, and advanced lane-keeping assist with lane centering.

In the U.S., the Tiguan will continue to be offered with a standard 2.0-liter turbo engine and a choice of five-seat or seven-seat configurations. Here at Lewisville Volkswagen, we anticipate having the refreshed Tiguan in stock in Lewisville Volkswagen in Texas when it arrives early next year. In the meantime, find the popular current Tiguan in stock now.