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 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.

The VW ID.4’s Coasting Feature Lets You Brake Naturally

VW 1D.4 Coasting Feature | Lewisville, TX

Volkswagen’s new all-electric SUV is a game changer for the future of electric vehicles. On top of its many unique features, one thing that makes the Volkswagen ID.4 stand out is how it uses regenerative braking by applying a coasting function.

The concept of regenerative braking is common in electric vehicles. When a driver lifts their foot off the accelerator pedal, the system detects the loss of pressure, triggering the recovery of electricity and automatic deceleration. However, the Volkswagen ID.4 functions differently.

Volkswagen designed the ID.4’ braking system to function similarly to a standard gas-powered vehicle. When a driver moves their foot from the right pedal, instead of applying regenerative braking, the ID.4 will coast. The ID.4 does still feature regenerative braking, although it activates when the left or brake pedal is used. This gives the driver a feeling of deceleration similar to that of a gas vehicle.

Volkswagen created the ID.4’s coasting and braking function like this in order to make the driving experience more predictable. By emphasizing predictability, familiarity, and driver comfort, the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV will power the way for electric vehicles in the future by normalizing the experience.

For more information on the exciting ID.4 electric SUV, visit us at Lewisville Volkswagen today.

Volkswagen Announces EV Infrastructure Developments for 2021

VW EV Infrastructure Developmens in 2021 | Lewisville, TX

With the electric Volkswagen ID.4 now hitting the market and many more EVs on the way, VW is setting itself up to have an impressive EV lineup in the future. To make this lineup possible, VW has announced that an array of new EV infrastructure developments are on the way.

Volkswagen Group of America’s Chief Operating Officer, Johan de Nysschen, said, “It’s important that the infrastructure supporting our products continues to grow in the U.S. as we aim to deliver more vehicles designed in the market, for the market at the right time and at the right price.”

At the VW Innovation and Engineering Center California facility located in Silicon Valley, the automaker will install a sizeable charge park. Up to 51 EVs will be able to charge here at one time, making the facility one of the largest charge parks in the Bay Area.

VW is also working to create a new battery engineering lab at the VW Engineering and Planning Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Once the lab is finished, this facility will become the central hub for the production of VW EVs in North America. Additional EV-based expansions will take place at facilities in Arizona, Virginia, and other states.

If you’d like to learn more about the latest VW vehicles or find one for yourself, check out our current inventory at Lewisville Volkswagen.

VW EVs Will Gain the NXP Battery Management System

Volkswagen EV Gains NXP Battery System | Lewisville, TX

With plans to offer multiple electric vehicles in the next few years, Volkswagen intends to add new technologies to these vehicles to make them more powerful. According to the automaker, one of the first innovations it wants to add is the NXP battery management system.

At the NXP Connects developer conference on Oct. 20, 2020, NXP CEO Kurt Sievers revealed that the company would be partnering with VW. The companies will work to integrate the NXP battery management system into the VW MEB electric vehicle platform.

This updated technology will ultimately increase the driving range and battery life of VW EVs. Currently, the VW ID.4 has an estimated range of 250 miles, so you can take daily commutes and small road trips without worrying about charging.* However, with the new system, this range could be even better and the SUV could be even stronger.

Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems at Volkswagen AG, Dr. Holger Manz, also said, “Incorporating a functionally safe battery management system that can scale across many car models makes it easier to achieve the full power potential of a battery, optimized range, and the extension of the battery’s lifetime.”

We at Lewisville Volkswagen are excited about these new VW models and technologies. If you’re interested in learning about the current and upcoming VW models available, be sure to give us a call.

*The 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.