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.

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.

How to Take Better Care of Your Volkswagen in 2021

Take Better Care of Your Volkswagen | Lewisville, TX

Have you neglected maintenance tasks on your Volkswagen recently? Are you driving aggressively or pushing your VW to its limit? What about washing and waxing — when was the last time you cleaned and polished your car? With 2021 on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start taking better care of your VW sedan or SUV.

Drive more carefully

It’s easy to become aggravated behind the wheel, but doing so has negative effects on your Volkswagen. The faster you brake and the more aggressively you accelerate will wear your car out much faster. This year, exercise patience behind the wheel and be gentle with your car. It’ll preserve the engine, tires, and brakes. Speaking of tires…

Monitor the tires

Every month in 2021, check your Volkswagen car’s tires for proper inflation, cracks, bulges, damage, or signs of wear and tear. The pavement around Dallas and Fort Worth can be hazardous and damage your car’s tires, so it’s important to catch any problems before they become emergencies. Plus, the temperatures can rise and fall dramatically throughout the year here in Lewisville, and those fluctuations can cause your tires to deteriorate more.

Wash and wax regularly

The Texas heat, pollutants in the air, and debris on the road can severely damage your Volkswagen’s exterior over time. Give your sedan or SUV a protective shield with a thorough wash and re-waxing every couple months.

Schedule an oil change

Clean, fresh oil protects your engine, helps it run well, and promotes fuel efficiency. This year, check the quality of your engine’s oil every month and refer to your owner’s manual for recommend oil change intervals. A change in season is a great reminder to schedule an oil change at Lewisville Volkswagen.

We want you to get the most value out of your VW and keep it running well for as long as possible. Our trained service technicians are happy to give your VW sedan or SUV a check-up and tune-up to help you start 2021 off right. For all your Volkswagen maintenance needs, contact Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.

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.

Safety Features in the Passat and Jetta

Passat and Jetta Safety Features | Lewisville, TX

If you’re looking for a reliable daily driver in Lewisville, Texas, look no further than the Volkswagen lineup of sedans. Models, like the 2020 Passat and Jetta, have durable designs and loads of helpful safety tools so you can have peace of mind, even when driving in rush-hour traffic.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

The Passat and Jetta each come with the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which slows down the sedans after a collision.* Accordingly, this technology helps prevent you from getting into a second collision.*

Forward Collision Warning

Another standard feature, Forward Collision Warning uses visual and audible alerts when there’s a possible rear-end collision with the vehicle in front of you.** If you don’t act to prevent the collision, Automatic Emergency Braking will apply the brakes.**

Lane Keeping System

Available Lane Assist can detect if you’ve drifted out of your lane without turning on your turn signal.** It can even keep your sedan in between detected lane markings.** When you do put on your turn signal, the Blind Spot Monitor will warn you when a car is in your blind spot so you know when to switch lanes.*

With all these safety technologies and more, the VW Passat and Jetta are able to protect you and your passengers on the road. Take these models out for test drives at Lewisville Volkswagen to try out their safety tools and other innovative features.

*The features discussed are designed to help mitigate the effects of certain collisions, and are not a substitute for attentive driving. Please see Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

**Driver Assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details and important limitations.