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When it comes to urban legends, the VW Golf might not be up there with the scuba diver who was dropped in the middle of a forest during a firefight or the one-armed man with a hook who only seems to come around during kids’ camping trips. However, when it comes to delivering a fun drive in a vehicle that’s built to haul people and a surprising amount of stuff, the Golf has proven itself more than capable of being the perfect urban commuter vehicle. As a fun hatchback, the Golf is surprisingly affordable with a peppy 1.8L turbo engine that delivers 36 mpg on the highway. It comes loaded with technology and a list of positive reviews that would make a super model blush. See why the Golf remains at the top of many “best cars” lists when you visit Chapman Volkswagen in Scottsdale.

Choose from Two Trim Packages

Although the Golf includes a lineup that offers a racing version, electric version and two wagons, the base Golf delivers four trim packages that are designed for people on a budget who demand a great driving experience. The base S model starts at just $19,895, yet still comes with a leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, rear view camera and a 6.5-inch color touchscreen infotainment system. Heated side mirrors and sporty 15-inch Lyon wheel add to the amenities. You’ll stay connected to the outside world with the Volkswagen Car-Net suite of services. The Wolfsburg edition starts at $21,595, but for that little bit of extra money you receive a ton of extra features. Open the sunroof on nice days or to let the stars in at night. Don’t worry if there’s a bit of a chill in the air, the heated front seats will keep you toasty. It also has V-tex leatherette seating surfaces, push button start, keyless access and autonomous emergency braking to help you avoid collisions. Both models have a long line of accessories to help you personalize your new VW Golf. Choose the upscale SE or SEL and you get an automatic transmission standard. Automatics are optional on both the S and Wolfsburg editions.

Get 0 Percent for 60 Months

Customers who qualify for financing through Volkswagen Credit can buy the 2017 VW Golf with 0 percent financing for up to 60 months. You need to take delivery by January 2, 2018, but consider a new Golf with a big red bow as the perfect Holiday gift for that someone special. Take some time to swing by Chapman Volkswagen in Scottsdale soon and take a test drive.

New Battery has Increased Energy Capacity

As part of the VW Golf lineup, the e-Golf is an attractive alternative for eco-conscious consumers looking to reduce emissions. For 2017, the e-Golf has increased range thanks to the new 35.8 kWh lithium ion battery. The new e-Golf now has an EPA-estimated ability to go 125 miles on a charge, up significantly from 83 miles last year. When using a 240V charging system, the new e-Golf can go from completely drained to a full charge in less than six hours. The DC Fast Charging option allows the battery to get an 80 percent charge in less than an hour. Take a visit to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale to learn more about the new VW e-Golf.

New Motor Delivers More Horsepower

VW has also created a new electric motor for the 2017 e-Golf that ups the horsepower from 115 to 134. The 85 kW electric motor also generates 214 pound feet of torque for quick acceleration on its way to a top speed of 93 mph. The EPA estimates the new e-Golf will get up to the equivalent of 111 MPG on the highway and 126 MPG in the city. That equates to an estimated fuel cost for the average driver of $550 per year. The new e-Golf will be showing up at dealerships later this spring.

Golf Family Offers Something for Everyone

Starting with the base VW Golf hatchback, the Golf is the most popular model in the VW lineup, offering a little something for everyone. The base Golf is sporty enough for most people, offering an energy-efficient commuter that’s fun to drive. Move up to the Golf GTI and Golf R and you get increased horsepower and performance for people who still think driving is something to enjoy. The Golf SportWagen offers more room for families with the same great handling, while the all-new Golf Alltrack is an alternative off-road option for those with an adventurous spirit.

Alltrack Delivers with “All-wheee” Drive

As Volkswagen likes to say, the new VW Golf Alltrack delivers a fun off-road performance with “all-whee” drive. The patented VW 4Motion all-wheel drive system kicks in when you need it for traction, then disengages on smooth roads so you get the maximum fuel efficiency possible. Features such as Hill Descent Control keep you in charge when coming down steep inclines. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters let you quickly change gears while concentrating on staying between the boulders. Head to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale today to look over the entire VW Golf lineup, then test drive the one that’s right for your needs.

Golf R Touch Concept

Golf R Touch Concept Debuts at CES 2015

Volkswagen made a big splash at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held recently in Las Vegas. With a concept version of the 2016 Golf GTE headlining the revolutionary VW technology developments, the future of the brand looks both bright and fun indeed! In the Phoenix area, Chapman VW of Scottsdale is excited to start sharing some of these intuitive, innovative with tech-minded motorists.

With its history of industry-leading technology innovation, Volkswagen is dedicated to improving the driving experience. And although the new features introduced at CES are certainly fun new bells and whistles, each has been designed to improve safety, convenience and even performance. VW drivers live life on the go and, in the near future, they’ll enjoy an unprecedented level of connection with the world as well as with their vehicles.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show, held each January, is the world’s largest stage for the introduction of radical innovation and new technology. The VCR, CDs, HDTV and smartphones all made their debut at past CES events. This year, the Internet of Things, wearable tech, “smart home” and automotive interconnectivity were the hot topics. The wonks at CNET latched on to the Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept hatchback introduced at CES 2015, raving about its revolutionary features.

The Golf R Touch has gesture-controlled functionality as well as autonomous parking capabilities. One of the revolutionary “hands-off” systems that represent the future of motor vehicles, the Golf R Touch has eliminated physical switches, replacing that functionality with proximity sensor-driven gesture controls and capacitive systems. CNET’s reviewer demonstrated by opening the sunroof with a simple hand gesture.

The dual-screen infotainment system, with both touch and gesture capabilities, brings the vehicle’s information system and controls to the driver’s fingertips. Steering wheel controls, while having the appearance of individual buttons, are actually integrated into one singular touchpad, reducing the number of required components. Haptic feedback technology is integrated into the seats, providing the feeling of a high-end subwoofer and speaker system. Dynamic smartphone and app integration provide additional capabilities not seen before in vehicle technology.

The future is here and Volkswagen is leading the industry in intelligent vehicle technology. And although many exciting innovations and improvements are on the horizon, the full line of VW vehicles available today feature countless exhilarating advancements and connectivity. Visit Chapman VW today and check out the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI models.

Golf R Touch app

Golf R Touch App

2015 VW Golf, Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 2015

2015 VW Golf, Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 2015

The VW Golf models, including the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and 2015 Golf GTI, have been named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, in a nearly unanimous judges’ vote. With its triple threat of exterior style, interior amenities and unparalleled performance, it’s no surprise to VW fans. In Scottsdale and the Phoenix area, you can find this year’s hottest ride at Chapman Volkswagen.

Newly updated, the seventh generation Golf beat out such venerable competitors as the BMW 2 Series, the Honda Fit, Hyundai Genesis, Lexus RC, Mercedes S-Class and the 2015 Ford Mustang. In all, Motor Trend evaluated 23 different vehicles in six individual categories. Categories include appearance, efficiency, acceleration, interior amenities and two behind-the-wheel tests conducted on the track and under normal roadway conditions.

The Car of the Year award, in its 66th year, recognizes the best new or radically redesigned car for the model year. The first COTY award, then awarded to a manufacturer rather than a specific model, went to the 1949 Cadillac V8 engine cars. Motor Trend also awards a Truck of the Year and an SUV of the Year. This prestigious award is memorialized with the “Golden Calipers” trophy.

The Golf’s design was deemed by the judges to be sleek and sporty, with no superfluous lines or gimmicky details, making it visually appealing to both young consumers and those with a more mature outlook. The impressive interior was noted for its touchscreen display, outstanding instrumentation, classic and luxurious trim and great seats.

The line was similarly praised by judges for its efficiency. The Golf’s outstanding fuel economy was lauded but Motor Trend really appreciated the electric and diesel versions of the model, especially because neither version made the judges feel like performance or fun had been sacrificed for economy. In fact, the judges commented that it was difficult for them to distinguish the e-Golf from the combustion-powered versions of the model line.

But, ultimately, it was in the category of engineering excellence that the Golf line truly shone brightest. The judges attributed their accolades in great part to the new Volkswagen MQB modular front engine and front wheel drive architecture. This revolutionary set-up takes almost 200 pounds off the overall curb weight, allowing for a roomier body, more cargo space, and more head-and leg room.

High praise from Motor Trend’s review: “No matter which Golf variant we jumped into, we emerged with smiles on our faces. And while each obviously catered to different priorities, they all share the same solid build quality, taut structure, and remarkable ride that make them feel like a premium vehicle in an entry-level segment.”

If you would like to experience the COTY in person, you can find the entire Volkswagen Golf line at Chapman VW, serving Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

2015 VW Golf Family

2015 VW Golf Family