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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been a sporty icon in its segment for over 44 years. In 2020, the all-new Golf GTI is getting an eighth-generation remake for the 2021 model year. Volkswagen’s goal when designing the 2021 Golf GTI was to integrate plenty of technology features to keep it on the cutting edge of convenience, entertainment, and connectivity.
The hatchback’s family is also debuting two new siblings for the classic Golf lineup: the hybrid GTE and the more fuel-efficient GTD. While the standard Golf GTI and the GTE hybrid both crank out a spirited 245 horsepower, the Golf GTD instead focuses on commuter-friendly fuel economy at 200 hp.
No matter which model you choose, the Volkswagen Golf delivers the latest in style and design. Interior features like Travel Assist are designed to make the Golf more versatile and convenient, and the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit and 10-inch navigation system enhance the connectivity and interior luxury to an exciting new level.
Standard equipment on the all-new Golf GTI includes features like Lane Keep Assist and the autonomous braking system Front Assist, while drivers looking for more entertainment features will enjoy We Connect and the Press & Drive comfort start system.
In January 2020, Cars.com named the new Volkswagen Atlas the Family Car of the Year. Several factors determine the winner of this award, including passenger and cargo space, safety features, and crash test ratings.
The editor-in-chief of Cars.com, Jenni Newman, said of the
Atlas, “The three-row SUV has a cavernous interior that can easily handle
hauling kids and their car seats, and unlike many of its competitors, the Atlas
has a third row that’s roomy enough for taller teens or adults. It also sports
a sizable cargo area, meaning families don’t have to choose between carrying
people or their stuff.”
For families in the market for a new vehicle, the 2020
Volkswagen Atlas is an excellent contender. The Atlas provides comfortable
seating for as many as seven passengers, and has plenty of room for car seats
and cargo. Depending on your family’s needs, the Atlas is available in seven
unique trims levels. Regardless of the trim level you select, the Atlas offers
standard Wi-Fi® connectivity and a plentiful list of driver-assistance
If you want your loved ones to ride in the 2020 Family Car of the Year, bring them in for an Atlas test drive today at Lewisville Volkswagen.
Volkswagen recently expanded its SUV lineup when it introduced the Volkswagen Atlas three-row SUV to wide success. The Atlas family is now expanding with last October’s unveiling of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport two-row variant of the three-row behemoth.
The new 2020 Atlas Cross Sport starts at just above $30,000
for the base S trim. In total, the Atlas Cross Sport is available across eight
trim levels: S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL
R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line.
Under the hood of the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport S
lurks a turbocharged inline-four engine that can crank out 235 horsepower. The
front-wheel-drive SUV rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and is both guided and
trailed by automatic LED lamps. Other key features include automatic windshield
wipers, a 6.5-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
integration, and safety features like blind-spot monitoring and automatic
Opting for a higher trim level can get you premium features
like heated front seats, a larger infotainment screen, dual-zone climate
control, a power hatch, remote start, adaptive cruise control, turning
headlights, a heated steering wheel, memory seat settings, a panoramic sunroof,
leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and an upgraded sound system.
Be sure to visit Lewisville VW for more information – and an up-close look – at the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.