Volkswagen Introduces Updates for 2021 Including MIB3 Infotainment System

MIB3 Infotainment System | Lewisville, TX

For the 2021 model year, the Volkswagen lineup is getting a tech upgrade. VW is introducing its new MIB3 infotainment system, which is available in the latest Atlas, Passat, and Tiguan models at Lewisville Volkswagen.

The new MIB3 system comes with multi-phone pairing capabilities, advanced voice recognition software, and wireless App-Connect. All models equipped with MIB3 will come standard with an illuminated USB-C input connector.

If you listen to satellite radio, you will love the new SiriusXM with 360L system that is part of the MIB3 interface. This new interface delivers both satellite radio and streaming content, including more than 10,000 hours of on-demand content.  Each 2021 model comes with a three-month trial to this new service.  

Another connected update for the 2021 model year is a new Travel Assist feature. This offers a partially automated hands-on driving experience. It uses the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist systems to help you steer, accelerate, and brake. The system adapts to traffic flow and uses lane markings to keep you on track.

A new safety feature for 2021 is Emergency Assist. This feature can help bring the vehicle to a complete stop if you become incapacitated. It monitors your attentiveness while you drive by checking your hand input on the steering wheel. If it does not detect any input, it will try to alert you with audible and visual warnings. If you do not respond, it will slow the vehicle to a stop in your lane.

These are some of the great additions coming to the 2021 Volkswagen cars and SUVs at Lewisville Volkswagen. Buy or lease one of these new models to get the latest VW tech features in Lewisville, Texas.

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How to Protect Your Car’s Paint from the Sun in Lewisville, TX

Protect Your Car's Paint From The Sun | Lewisville, TX

Here in Texas, the hot sun can be scorching during summer and cause damage to your car. Without proper protection, your car’s paint can fade when sitting in the sun day after day. With just a little work, you can help protect your paint from intense sun damage. Here’s what our service experts at Lewisville Volkswagen recommend doing.

Wash it seasonally

Washing your car every couple months can help remove dirt and bird poop that can damage the clear coat and paint underneath. Be sure you park your car in a shaded area while washing so the soap and dirty water do not dry before you can rinse it off. Normally, you only need to scrub it seasonally, unless it gets particularly dirty.

Add some wax

After washing it, apply a fresh coat of wax to provide another layer of protection against the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Park in the shade

Parking in the shade not only gives your car’s paint a break, but it can keep the interior a little bit cooler. Try to find a parking spot that will be in the shade when you return to your car.

Cover your car

At home, park in your garage or car port whenever possible. If you don’t have one, invest in a fitted car cover to protect your car from the elements.

If your car’s air conditioning or engine are acting up during this sweltering summer, bring your car to Lewisville Volkswagen’s service center. We’ll be happy to check it out for you.

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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.

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3 Beautiful Lewisville Parks You Have to Visit

Beautiful Lewisville Parks | Lewisville, TX

Summer is hot here in Texas, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay indoors. If you are looking for hiking trails for families or the best picnic spots around, there are a lot of nearby parks a short distance from Lewisville Volkswagen. These Lewisville parks are great places to enjoy nature.

LLELA Nature Preserve

The nature preserve at the Lewisville Lake is our favorite place to explore the outdoors. Whether you are looking to spend the day on the water kayaking or taking your family for a casual hike, the nature preserve is ready to greet you.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

This beautiful state park is a scenic place to spend the day outdoors. Your family can cool off at the beach, go horseback riding, camping, or ride your bikes along the many paved trails. For a quieter experience, spend some time birdwatching or fishing.

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Located in nearby Plano, TX, this 200-acre preserve has some great amenities for your family to enjoy. It features hiking and biking trails, picnic pavilions, a playground, restrooms, and even Wi-Fi on site to keep you connected. It’s a great place to chill on a lazy afternoon.

If you want an adventurous, eco-friendly vehicle to take you to these nature spots nearby, check out the Jetta or Tiguan at Lewisville Volkswagen.

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Spring Clean Your Car With These 5 Tips

Spring Cleaning Your Car | Lewisville, TX

Spring is almost upon us, and that means it’s the perfect time of year to give your vehicle a good once-over. If you’re aching to get outside and spring clean your car, consider these tips from your friends at Lewisville Volkswagen.

Clean out clutter

The first step is to throw away trash and remove anything you’ve been leaving in your car that doesn’t belong there. This gives you a good place to start cleaning the interior.

Scrub and vacuum

Vacuuming the floor of your car can only do so much if you have dirt and debris in the nooks and crannies. Take out the floor mats and give everything a good scrub before breaking out the vacuum.

Use the right soap

Did you know dish soap can wear away your car’s shine? Avoid wear-and-tear by using a soap formulated specifically to wash cars.

Window cleaner last

Because of dirty water running down the sides of the car, windows have a tendency to get dirty again during the cleaning process. Save them for last, and clean both inside and out with a window cleaner.

Catch up on maintenance

It’s not enough to keep your car clean. You have to keep it running, too. Don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into Lewisville Volkswagen’s service department. Our skilled technicians can do any routine maintenance and a full mechanical inspection.

For more helpful car tips, contact Lewisville Volkswagen today!

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Volkswagen Debuts All-New Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI | Lewisville, TX

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.

For more information on the all-new VW Golf GTI, contact Lewisville Volkswagen today!

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Introducing the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport | Lewisville, TX

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 emergency braking.

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.

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Welcome To Lewisville Volkswagen’s Blog

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Welcome to the new Lewisville Volkswagen blog. We’re happy you found us!

Lewisville Volkswagen is located in Lewisville, Texas, right outside of Dallas. We are open Monday-Saturday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for sales and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for service (closing early at 5 p.m. on Saturdays). We offer a massive inventory of new Volkswagen vehicles, as well as a wide range of used models from various automakers. If you are looking for a new or used vehicle in Dallas, Texas, or just need some routine maintenance, we recommend checking us out!

Here at Lewisville VW, we offer

  • A no-pressure sales environment where our sales staff is committed to transparency and helpfulness.
  • One of the largest inventories in the area.
  • Great prices on tires.
  • Genuine OEM-certified parts for Volkswagen service.
  • Factory-trained technicians.

Check in to our blog regularly to find out what is going on in the Lewisville community; we’ll talk about great seasonal events and fun things to do. We will also highlight updates about the Volkswagen brand and vehicles that will be arriving to, or are already on, our showroom floor. On top of that, we will be writing about vehicle maintenance, driving tips, and other DIY topics related to car ownership.

On behalf of everyone at Lewisville Volkswagen, welcome to our blog. We look forward to hearing from you and doing business soon.

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