VW to take on Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with new EV Supercar

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen I.D., VW News on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car turning around track

What is the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak?

Volkswagen isn’t an automaker that is one to shy from a challenge, but there’s one race the brand hasn’t participated in for decades: the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Taking place in Colorado Springs, CO, this event isn’t a regular race. Instead, participating brands are challenged to make the fastest time while climbing 4,720 feet. Does your current car seem to struggle up steep hills? Then imagine this. It isn’t so much about racing others, as simply achieving a goal. Many participants fail to even make it to the end. This is why the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak supercar is such an important announcement for the brand’s motorsports division. VW it out to prove not only that it can break a record, but also that EV technology has advanced quite a lot in the last few years. Read the rest of this entry »

Some of our favorite Mother’s Day Brunches

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 9:15 AM
Mother and daughter holding hands and walking down a trail

2018 Mother’s Day Brunches Washington D.C.

Moms out there know that parenthood doesn’t end when a child comes of age. It lasts long past the turning of a calendar that says your child is now an adult. From teaching you to tie your shoes, to helping you sort through the ins and outs of your first mortgage, Mom has always been there to give you solid advice and help with life’s lessons. For all that, there’s just one day a year dedicated to saying thank you. For those in the Washington D.C., here are our top choices for 2018 Mother’s Day Brunches. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen releases the starting MSRP for the 2019 Jetta

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 1:25 PM
2019 Jetta side profile

Official U.S. pricing 2019 VW Jetta

Cost isn’t everything, but it sure isn’t something to snub your nose at either. Though the Volkswagen Jetta has always been one of the most affordable options in the lineup, there’s always a concern when a redesign occurs that the price will skyrocket. After all, the research and development that goes into a rebuild is costly for any company, and new features also tend to raise the price. Fortunately, the official U.S. pricing has been revealed, and the starting cost is actually going down. Read the rest of this entry »

What features are there for the 2018 VW Golf?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 10:19 AM
Side profile of gray 2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Golf hatchback standard features

Though the 2018 Volkswagen Golf remains a practical option thanks to its hatchback design, it’s been overlooked recently simply because there has been so much excitement in the VW lineup. This compact vehicle, though, remains the perfect solution for many individual drivers and even small families thanks to a potent engine for its segment and a low starting price. The only question for many is what the standard features are, especially since the Golf now has just two trims. Read the rest of this entry »

VW making a new pickup truck?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Concepts on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Side profile Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak

2018 NYIAS VW Atlas Tanoak concept pickup truck

Up until this year, Volkswagen was a brand known exclusively for its small, but high-quality models. That’s changed with the larger VW Atlas and VW Tiguan, but the brand is noticeably missing from a segment that is near and dear to hearts of many Americans: The pickup truck. We’d like to say that’s all about to change with the introduction of the VW Atlas Tanoak at the 2018 NYIAS, but that depends on you. At this time, the model is merely a concept as VW gauges whether consumers are interested in the German automaker throwing its hat into the ring. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 VW Arteon will have an R-Line Option

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Arteon on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 12:15 PM
2019 Volkswagen Arteon with R-Line package

2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line Appearance Package

We’ve seen a host of new models coming in all at once here at Karen Radley Volkswagen, and what we enjoy most is just how much more aggressive the styling is becoming. You already know each VW model has a turbocharged engine, so shouldn’t the exteriors reflect the power? VW thinks so too, which is why the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, an already chiseled model, will have a sportier R-Line appearance package. Here’s what we know. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring savings specials have arrived at Karen Radley Volkswagen

By blogsadmin | Posted in Sales and Incentives on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 9:32 AM
Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas driving down highway with Smile It's Spring sales banner text

Smile it’s Spring sales event Washington D.C.

The weather is starting to heat up, which means it’s time for our cabin fever to end. As spring has arrived, we think more and more about where our travels could take us over the course of the spring and summer seasons. If you’re driving an older model, though, you might also be considering your options, especially if you need to upgrade your space. Now is the time to go for a test drive, as your Washington D.C. dealership, Karen Radley Volkswagen, has launched the Smile it’s Spring sales event. Read the rest of this entry »

The Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept was officially unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Concepts, Volkswagen I.D. on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 2:34 PM
First design image of Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept

Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION Level 5 Autonomous Driving

A few weeks ago, Volkswagen revealed that the I.D. VIZZION would be shown at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Well, now is the time for more than just design sketches. The automaker has provided complete details of its vision for the concept vehicle, and it’s ambition. We’re not only talking Level 5 autonomous driving, where passengers have no control over the vehicle, but biometric scanning and even A.I. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI really a hot hatch?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Golf GTI on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 1:57 PM
White 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 VW Golf GTI Performance Specs and Engine Horsepower

They say that the Volkswagen Golf GTI was the model to coin the term “hot hatch,” though it certainly wasn’t the first hatchback to prove it has a little more power under the hood than appearances might indicate. The funny thing is, to modern drivers at least, the original Golf GTI here in North America offered just 90 horsepower. These days, that wouldn’t be considered a lot of ponies. Today, we’re looking at the performance specs and engine horsepower of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Does it offer the performance you’d expect from a vehicle with such a long heritage? Read the rest of this entry »

VW is expanding its lineup of future I.D. models

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen I.D., VW News on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 2:51 PM
Purple red and black sketch of VW ID VIZZION

Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

[Update: Complete I.D. VIZZION highlights]

The future of mobility is clear: Self-driving cars. Volkswagen knows it, and that’s why all concept cars at this time are focusing on just that. It should be autonomous and electric, with goals that center on improved range and innovative technology. We’ve already seen a variety of I.D. concept vehicles, but another will soon head to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The new Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept is a full-size sedan that VW is projecting will be completely electric, self-driving and available in 2025. Read the rest of this entry »