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A look ahead: VW + SUVs
Who says all SUVs are the same? Dr. Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy at Volkswagen, talks about how the 2018 Atlas and Tiguan have already become major players in his family’s and neighbor’s lives, and also gives a few insights into how VW is approaching its new SUV lineup.read more
Art that moves, and moves you
Five years ago, Mimi Kvinge quit her full-time job in social work to pursue her passion for painting. And like many young artists who exchange gainful employment for dream chasing, Kvinge was broke. “I was definitely struggling to make ends meet, especially since my paintings were only priced at $30,” recalled Kvinge, 27, of Seattle. “But I was riding on lot of momentum, because I loved what I did so much.” Today, Kvinge has shown that those dreams have proven worth chasing after. Sheread more
The Atlas and Golf Alltrack get their winter pass with 4Motion
About two hours north of Montreal sits a bit of wintery paradise – at least for drivers. Every year, Volkswagen sets up camp outside Saint-Alexis-des-Monts during the snow-bound months to demonstrate the all-wheel-drive prowess of its latest models on snow-covered roads and even the frozen Lac Sacacomie. This year’s outing featured two new U.S. models, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the upcoming Volkswagen Atlas, on hand to demonstrate their version of Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive sread more
Volkswagen’s future cars: Connected, personalized and smarter than ever
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Volkswagen offered three big ideas about where mobility technology will go next. The Volkswagen of the future will have an always-on digital connection with the driver and the world at large. It will come with new, intuitive ways to interact with its passengers. And the technology that makes such steps possible will hit the road sooner than you might expect. “CES stands for progress and for change, and that’s exactly where our focus is,” said Dr. Franread more
4MOTION® at Work
If your vehicle is equipped with available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive, have you ever wondered what’s going on between the all-wheel drive system and your vehicle? Turns out, a lot. The behind-the-scenes engineering and design helps 4MOTION deliver power and control when you’re behind the wheel, helping your Volkswagen drive more smoothly. But the best thing? You probably won’t even notice it. Here’s what’s behind the magic.read more
Parallel Parking Made Easy
Finding a spot to park is now as easy as turning on the available Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist) . Available Park Assist tells you if a parking spot is big enough and steer you right into it. All you have to do is shift into drive or reverse, accelerate, and brake. When you’re driving less than 25 miles per hour, press the Park Assist button and turn on your blinker. Available Park Assist will know which side of the road you want to parallel-park on thanks to your blinker and startread more
It’s Got Your Back and Front
You can’t see what you can’t see. But available Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) can help. Park Pilot uses ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper – and in the front on select models – to warn you about objects and vehicles you’re close to but may not see. Designed to help you while parking, Park Pilot helps alert you if something is close, using both visual and audible alerts. On your touchscreen display, Park Pilot signals where the objects are around you. Depending on vehicle equipment, yoread more
Technology to Help Keep You in Your Lane
Available Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist) helps monitor where you are in your lane and can gently steer you back if you start to drift outside your lane without using a turn signal . Available Lane Assist uses a camera to look ahead and monitor your location within your lane. If your car starts to drift out of the lane and your blinker is not on, Lane Assist can gently help steer you back. The Touareg will even give the steering wheel a little buzz first to alert you, and only steer if yread more
Combining radar with speed and distance calculations, available Forward Collision Warning (Front Assist) can help prevent collisions by alerting you if it detects a potential collision with a vehicle ahead. And if you don’t react, Front Assist can give the brakes a jolt, letting you know that you need to take action. The Front Assist system can even take action if the alerts don’t work. Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) is able to apply the brakes and can help bring you to a completread more
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat: Technology, all grown up
Things that happen “in the blink of an eye” are supposed to be fast. But to keep your family on the road, with available Driver Assistance features the 2016 Volkswagen Passat can assess your surroundings in milliseconds. The Passat offers seven available Driver Assistance technologies to help you protect what’s most important. From available Forward Collision Warning (included in Front Assist) to available Blind Spot Monitor, Volkswagen Driver Assistance features prepare you for the road ahearead more
Rush hour. Simplified.
Cruise control for the modern age. The Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), available on select models, is a responsive system that can adapt to traffic. It helps you maintain a set cruising speed, exactly like you would expect, but when the vehicle in front of you slows down, ACC can slow down your Volkswagen to match its speed. ACC can automatically speed back up when there is no longer a vehicle in front of you. Stop-and-go traffic may have met its match in the advanced Driver Assistaread more