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Archive for January, 2018

Get in touch and stay in touch with Chapman Volkswagen for a chance to drive and buy the new VW Passat GT, a limited run edition recently unveiled at the Detroit North American International Car Show. Designed by VW’s engineering facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the new GT is a unique take on the R-Line trim package, with special accents and features both inside and out. “The Passat GT illustrates how the North American Region can shape Volkswagen vehicles specifically for the U.S. market,” according to VW chief engineer Dr. Matthias Erb. “Combining a local perspective with our global engineering expertise allows us to create vehicles that meet the needs and desires of customers here.” Expect the new Passat GT to arrive at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale sometime this summer.

Powerful Engine Paired With Sport Suspension

The new VW Passat GT is powered by the 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine that also produces a healthy 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine mates up with a sport-tuned suspension, offering phenomenal handling and a more aggressive stance. The GT comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission that you can let seamlessly shift through all the power ranges, or you can take matters into your own hands and use the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for a little more dynamic driving experience. Even with all the power and sports car handling excitement, the VW Passat GT still earns an EPA estimated 28 mpg on the highway, making it the perfect dual-threat car for your daily commute and weekend adventures.

Design Unique on Inside and Out

The exterior of the Passat GT is unique from other models starting with LED headlights and daytime running lights. While it does have the same bumper as the R-Line model, a honeycomb grille, red accent line and GT badge all set this vehicle apart. The black roof is also unique to the GT, as are complimentary black window and door trim, as well as black mirror caps. The two-tone 19-inch wheels are broken up by the bright red brake calipers. A rear spoiler and LED taillights provide a rear exclamation point to the designer’s vision. Slip inside the new Passat GT and you’ll be surrounded by black and gray. The seats are made of black leatherette with gray inserts. Contrasting stitching provide a nice sophisticated touch. The Composition Media infotainment center utilizes a 6.3-inch touchscreen to control all your music and communication. Pricing for the limited edition VW Passat GT starts at $29,090. For a chance to own one of these special models, get in touch with Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

If you’ve been dying to see the latest version of the VW Jetta, the company is taking the wraps off the latest incarnation of one of its best-sellers on its Facebook page this Monday, January 15. Since its introduction to the United States almost 40 years ago, the Jetta has proven very popular, with more than 3 million units sold. In the popular compact sedan market, the Jetta has risen to the top thanks in large part to its German engineering, European style and phenomenal handling. It also hasn’t hurt that the Jetta has been one of the most affordable entries in its category. Stay in touch with Chapman Volkswagen to see when you can get your hands on the 2019 Jetta.

Built on New MQB Chassis

Volkswagen is increasing efficiency by having many of its vehicles share the MQB chassis, which allows for quick swapping of different parts. The all-new Jetta will also be on that chassis, enjoying the benefits of a new suspension system and more interior room. The 2019 Jetta focuses on the driver, with an interior designed for people who still enjoy taking a car out on the open road. Powered by a turbocharged, efficient engine, the 2019 Jetta will offer the best in both power and fuel efficiency. See it for yourself this Monday at 10:05 eastern time when it makes its first appearance.

2018 Models Ready to Roll

If you can’t wait for the 2019 Jetta to show up on the dealer lot, Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale has a large inventory of 2018 models just waiting for your test drive. With four-corner independent suspension helping you stay in control on the highway and an estimated 40 mpg on the highway thanks to the mating of a six-speed DSG transmission with a turbocharged engine, the little Jetta offers the best of performance and efficiency. The base Jetta comes with a 1.4L engine, but you can also choose models with a 1.8 or 2.0L engine if you’re looking for a bit more power. When all other sedans seem to look and drive alike, the VW Jetta stands out because of its styling, efficiency and fun-to-drive factor.

Plenty of Tech AND the Best Warranty

If the styling and handling aren’t enough to convince you to buy a Jetta, consider the modern technology that goes into this sedan, as well as the industry’s best warranty making sure that technology will stay working.  With an infotainment system second to none that offers streaming music and hands-free communication, the Jetta is a pleasure to drive. Long after the initial thrill of owning a new car is gone, the People First Warranty will make sure you have many trouble-free miles. The Jetta is covered for up to 6 years or 72,000 miles. That’s double the warranty of most competitors.

The sporty R-Line package that has proven popular on other Volkswagen models over the years is now being offered on the VW Tiguan. The Tiguan dressed out in all its R-Line finery was introduced at the recent Los Angeles auto show and will go on sale at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale in the first quarter of 2018. The package includes 19-inch Trenton alloy wheels for the SEL model and 20-inch Braselton wheels for those choosing the Tiguan with the SEL Premium trim package. Also included in the R-Line package are front air intakes in the special front bumpers and a diffusor at the rear, unique badging and body color side skirts and wheel extensions.

R-Line Features Prominent on Interior

The cabin of the new VW Tiguan with the R-Line appearance package is also unique from other models. It sports a logo when the Modular Infotainment Platform audio and communication system starts up, as well as a dynamic badge on the steering wheel, black headliner, R-Line logo on the stainless steel door sills and stainless sport pedal covers. The R-Line package utilizes the standard 2.0L turbocharged engine that, when coupled with the eight-speed automatic transmission, provides some thrilling driving dynamics. Advanced 4Motion all-wheel drive is also available on the R-Line models. The R-Line also comes with Park Distance Control for both the front and rear on the SEL model. That feature is already included on SEL Premium models.

Tiguan Named Best Compact SUV

Cars.com named the redesigned 2018 Tiguan the “Best Compact SUV of 2017.” “The 2018 VW Tiguan impressed the judges with its roominess and value,” according to Cars.com editor-in-chief Jennifer Newman. “The cargo capability is top of the class, making this small SUV a huge advantage for shoppers concerned about getting the most room for the money. The Tiguan is is also a great option for families, earning the highest possible marks in the Cars.com’s Car Seat Check.” Along with providing value and interior room, all the models were tested on available driver assistance features and ease of child-safety seat installation. “We are delighted that the 2018 Tiguan has been recognized by Cars.com as one of the best compact SUVs on the market,” said VW VP Derrick Hatami. “Every aspect of the Tiguan is designed to cater to the needs of American drivers and their families – from standard driver assist technologies to an optional third row-and this award validates the All-new Tiguan is a serious competitor in this segment.” Swing by Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale to check out the entire Tiguan inventory and inquire about an actual date when the new R-Line models will make an appearance.