Archive for the ‘VW News’ Category

What is the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet?

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
2020 VW T-Roc Convertible exterior side view

New Volkswagen Convertible Crossover Enters Production

Volkswagen has had a few convertibles over the years. The Golf, Jetta, and Beetle have all had a cabriolet model at some point in their history. Nowadays though, Volkswagen no longer has a convertible model, as the Beetle faces its last production year in 2019. At least for the knowable future. In its place, Volkswagen recently announced the production of the T-Roc Cabriolet.

But what is the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet? (more…)

New Volkswagen Electric Car Revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show

Thursday, November 28th, 2019
ID. SPACE VIZZION concept

Volkswagen Announces New “Pure-Aerodynamic” Electric Crossover-like Vehicle

The Los Angeles Auto Show started up a few days ago and will continue until December 1. There will have been many extraordinary reveals once everything is said and done, without a doubt. However, one of our favorites took place before LAAS even got underway. Right before LAAS started, Volkswagen announced its seventh concept car in the electric vehicle series set to go into production within the next few years.

Here’s the details on the new Volkswagen electric car revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (more…)

What’s new for Volkswagen Car-Net® in 2020?

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Family in VW vehicle using wifi hotspot.

2020 Updates for Volkswagen Car-Net® Feature

Car-Net® is a mobile service offered for Volkswagen vehicles. It lets you do things like start, lock, and monitor your car all from your smart phone. It’s a great feature. Unfortunately, it was only available on a few 2019 Volkswagen models.

Apparently Volkswagen wasn’t happy with the selectivity either. They’ve decided to completely revamp the service and give it a soft relaunch for the 2020 model year.

Let us show you what’s new for Car-Net® in 2020. (more…)

Custom Volkswagen Models on Display at SEMA

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
2019 Volkswagen Jetta by Jamie Orr profile view

Best Volkswagen Models Shown at SEMA

The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association Show in Las Vegas is always a hub of new and innovative technologies. Auto enthusiasts are a big part of what makes the show so exciting. This year, fans of Volkswagen models went above and beyond to make the brand’s everyday models into striking examples of style and technology. Here at Karen Radley Volkswagen, we’ve put together some images from our three favorite Volkswagen models on display at SEMA.  (more…)

Are there any major changes for the 2019 model year?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
2019 Golf GTI Rabbit Edition

2019 Volkswagen model lineup updates

We’re already halfway through the month of September, and yet the only 2019 model that has arrived so far is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. If you’ve been holding out wondering if there will be any major model updates in the lineup for the upcoming year, details are finally out. Most are subtle, but there are a few shocking and sad bits of news. (more…)

The 2019 VW Passat won’t have a V6 engine option

Friday, September 14th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen Passat Silver Color Option

Is VW discontinuing the V6 engine?

For those of us who have been on the road long enough, we can remember when the V6 engine was the go-to option. After all, it had a lot more power than 4-cylinder counterparts and gas prices weren’t such a big concern as they are today. Nor were we as environmentally aware. Of course, back then turbocharged engines weren’t widely available, so the choice was very much about power or fuel economy. It’s true that the VR6 engine found in VW is still more potent than many turbo options, though not all, but it simply isn’t as fuel-friendly as turbo options. So, does this mean VW will be discontinuing the V6 engine? (more…)

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

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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. (more…)

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

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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. (more…)

Volkswagen reveals the new 2019 Arteon at CAS 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Side profile of the 2019 VW Arteon

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Photo Gallery 2018 Chicago Auto Show

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show is going on right now, and while there are plenty of highlights, including the presence of the previously-announced 2019 Volkswagen Jetta redesign, our attention is centered on one thing: the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Seeing is believing, so we’re showing you a full gallery of 2019 Volkswagen Arteon images from the two models present at one of the biggest auto shows in the Midwest. (more…)

Volkswagen puts the people first with new warranty coverage

Monday, October 9th, 2017
6-year72,000-mile VW People First new car warranty

6-year/72,000-mile VW People First new car warranty

Here in America, Volkswagen has often been seen as a brand that offers a unique European pedigree, so the brand’s roots may not be as obvious. The name, “Volkswagen,” is translated to mean, “the people’s car.” Where “volks” means people and “wagen” means car. The new VW People First warranty gets its name from the concept that the people, owners, come before the car. What better way to put the people first than by offering a 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty? (more…)