Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Technology’ Category
Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept Design and Features
If you are looking for a vehicle that stands out from the automotive crowd, the new Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze convertible SUV concept may take the cake. A new concept design that takes aim at expanding the Volkswagen SUV model lineup with top-down flair, the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is one of a kind. After a debut at the Geneva International Motor Show the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept design and features leave us hoping and dreaming that the convertible SUV will join the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan in the Unites States. (more…)
What is Volkswagen 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive?
Whether your goal is track-tuned performance or a more confident drive in adverse weather conditions, all-wheel drive will prove to be a valuable asset. When you choose the Volkswagen model lineup, that means the dynamic Volkswagen 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive system. Many car shoppers here at Karen Radley Volkswagen often ask — what is Volkswagen 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive? Take a closer look at how 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive works and how it can benefit you on the road or track. (more…)
What is Volkswagen Gesture Control Technology?
Technology is always a focus of the automotive industry and the Volkswagen brand has taken steps to cement its status as an industry leader. Amid the excitement of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the German-engineered brand drew plenty of attention with the unveiling of new Volkswagen Gesture Control technology that is set to go to production.
Take entertainment and information gathering to the next level with this new system and find answers to the question — what is Volkswagen Gesture Control technology? With this system implemented in the performance-tuned Volkswagen Golf GTI, you can combine performance and next-generation technology. (more…)
Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept Design
When you explore the Volkswagen model lineup, you will find no shortage of German-engineered precision, turbocharged powertrains, frugal fuel economy and refined interiors. These elements are hallmarks of the Volkswagen brand and have gone a long way towards making Volkswagen a cornerstone of the automotive industry. With that being said, a true off-road-ready option has been lacking.
With the debut of the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept design, Volkswagen engineers have found a way to combine all of the signature Volkswagen elements. Based on an already impressive 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan design, the new hybrid concept promises plenty of off-road thrills. (more…)
VW BUDD-e Concept Electric Driving Range and Performance
The Volkswagen brand lineup has joined the industry move towards clean energy and zero-emissions technology with the unveiling of the all-new Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept design. Built around new Volkswagen Modular Electric Toolkit architecture, this futuristic new concept blends innovative technology and Volkswagen heritage with a design reminiscent of the iconic VW Bus. Featuring next-generation technology and a host of interconnected elements, this new technology represents the future of automotive. To illustrate the quality of this new technology, we have created an overview of the VW BUDD-e Concept electric driving range and performance. (more…)
2016 Volkswagen Best Features
With the 2016 Volkswagen models set to arrive at dealerships sometime in the next few months, now’s a great time to highlight some of the incoming class’s most promising features.
The App-Connect feature will allow smartphone users to integrate their mobile devices with their vehicles. This will increase drivers’ attention to the road, as they will be able to access important information from their phone without having to take their eyes off the road. Volkswagen is adopting three interface options for drivers: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®—to ensure the maximum number of smartphone users are able to use the system. Google Maps will provide voice navigation. Additionally, several third-party apps, such as Skype and Spotify, will also be made available. Volkswagen is also developing its own apps for App-Connect. This comes as part of Volkswagen’s expanding Modular Infotainment Platform (MIB II). (more…)
Next-Gen VW Car-Net Enhances Connectivity and Smartphone Integration
It is safe to say that Volkswagen models and the innovative features that have made the German-engineered automobiles so popular are among the best in the industry. From the fuel-efficient TDI Clean Diesel power platform to the comprehensive Volkswagen Car-Net interface, the Volkswagen model lineup delivers everything you could want from your next car. Expect that level of excellence to be upgraded and available with the release of upcoming 2016 Volkswagen models.
With the implementation of the next-generation Volkswagen Car-Net interface, you will now have in-car access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and even more integrated features. Next-gen VW Car-Net enhances connectivity and smartphone integration, taking it to new levels and dividing it into three key categories — Security & Service, Guide & Inform and App-Connect. Accessible through the vivid touchscreens and intuitive controls of the Modular Infotainment Platform, Volkswagen Car-Net will completely upgrade your Volkswagen driving experience. (more…)
Cost of Ownership is Lower for Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel Models
All too often, the only thing car shoppers look at is the initial purchase price and maybe a few specifications in the brochure, but there is far more that goes into ownership than that. When making a car-buying decision, it is important to consider fuel costs, maintenance costs and insurance costs before you make your final decision. One aspect that often gets forgotten during the process is the cost of fuel over the years and in that regard, diesel-powered Volkswagen models like the Guinness World Record holding 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI are among the best. A recent study performed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows that the cost of ownership is lower for Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models by an impressive margin. (more…)
How Does the New Volkswagen Car-Net App Work with the Apple Watch?
Unless you live in a cave in a remote corner of the world, you have more than likely heard of Apple products and you may even have an iPhone, iPod, iPad or even all of the above. If you fit into this category, you likely heard about the recent release of the Apple Watch and its incredible functions, features and connectivity. For Volkswagen owners, that may not seem like a groundbreaking innovation, but with the new Volkswagen Car-Net app now available for Apple Watch users, it is a whole new ballgame. Explore the Car-Net app and get answers to the question — how does the new Volkswagen Car-Net app work with the Apple Watch — right here at Karen Radley Volkswagen in Woodbridge, VA. (more…)