Archive for the ‘Volkswagen News’ Category

Volkswagen Built an I.D. BUZZ Cargo Van for Nike Blue Ribbon Sports

Friday, November 1st, 2019
Classic Volkswagen Bus and Volkswagen I.D. Buzz with Nike Blue Ribbon Sports styling

Most people are probably are unaware of this, but Volkswagen indirectly played a small part in the founding of Nike, with the footwear and sports apparel company starting out of the back of a Volkswagen Bus in the 1960s with the name Blue Ribbon Sports. To commemorate this and to celebrate the re-opening of the first Blue Ribbon Sports store in Santa Monica, California, Volkswagen built a custom I.D. BUZZ Cargo Van with Blue Ribbon Sports styling enhancements. (more…)

What is the Volkswagen “Jenkins’ Bus?”

Friday, October 11th, 2019
Two images of workers restoring the iconic Volkswagen Jenkins' Bus

Few nameplates can match the cultural significance of the Volkswagen Bus (a.k.a. Type 2 Bus), with it playing an integral role in America culture, especially during the 1960s. This includes the “Jenkins’ Bus,” a Volkswagen Type 2 Bus used by civil rights pioneers Esau and Janie B. Jenkins to provide transportation for people in their community. (more…)

Volkswagen Owners Take the Treffen Highway 1 Cruise Along the Pacific Coast

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Volkswagen vehicles driving on the Pacific coast for the 2019 Treffen Highway 1 Cruise

Volkswagen owners both young and old are like a big family, with many sharing a common bond with their love and enthusiasm for VW models ranging from the classic VW Bug and VW Bus to modern iterations like the Tiguan and Atlas. Recently, hundreds of VW owners joined together for an adventure along the Pacific coast from Canadian to the Mexican border for the annual Treffen Highway 1 Cruise, enjoying the spectacular scenery and the companionship of fellow VW enthusiasts. (more…)

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and SportWagen Models Are Coming to An End

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
White 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and red 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and SportWagen Production Ends December 2019

Volkswagen of America has announced that the production of both the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Volkswagen Golf SportWagen will end after the 2019 model year. Due to the rising demand in SUVs across America, Volkswagen will end production of these two Golf models in December of this year. Learn more about the VW Golf Alltrack and SportWagen and the end of their production below. (more…)

Final Edition Beetle Will End the Beloved Beetle Lineup

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Stonewashed Blue 2019 Beetle Final Edition and Safari Uni 2019 Beetle Final Edition in Parking Lot

2019 Beetle Final Edition Design Features and Specs

All iconic vehicles come to an end at some point and to honor the final model year of the beloved Volkswagen Beetle two specials edition models will join the lineup for the last time. After three generations, Volkswagen has decided to cease the production of the Beetle, a classic icon. The 2019 Beetle Final Edition will be available in coupe and convertible body styles and both will offer SE and SEL trim options. Learn more about what to expect from the new Beetle with this guide to the 2019 Beetle Final Edition design features and specs.

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VW works with HP and GKN to 3D print parts

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Volkswagen 3D printed gear knobs

How long until cars are 3D printed?

It may seem obvious that 3D printing would become a key part of manufacturing in any industry, but the development is slow simply because 3D printing itself is slow. Or at least it has been. Volkswagen is working with HP and GKN Powder Metallurgy to produce a 3D printer that can create parts at a pace of 50 times what the current technology is capable of. So, how long until cars are 3D printed? It still won’t be any time soon, but this is a start. (more…)

Romain Dumas drive the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak to victory

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak and I.D. BUZZ

How well did the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak do?

There has been a lot of build up for Volkswagen to the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The event is one that VW doesn’t typically enter. Hasn’t entered, in fact, since the late 1980s. To come back after three decades and claim victory seemed like a bold goal. Well, it seems VW surpassed that goal. Just how well did the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak do? (more…)

Volkswagen is looking to make a comeback at Pikes Peak

Monday, April 30th, 2018
Front end of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Twin-Engine Electric Vehicle

No one would deny that Volkswagen is active in motorsports, but there’s one race the brand has opted out of since it failed to take first place in the late 1980s: The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Not only is VW changing its tune and participating in the 2018 race, but the automaker built the I.D. R Pikes Peak specifically to take on the EV record. This twin-engine, fully-electric vehicle is a supercar that produces 680 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque to get a 0-60 acceleration time of 2.25 seconds. It’s effectively producing Formula One figures, but is that enough to break the record. (more…)

What Kind of Car is the Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION sketch

If you have been following our blogs, you may have seen that Volkswagen is on the brink of turning the automotive world on its head through their intuitive I.D. vehicles. This family of futuristic models are poised to bring about a change in how we see mobility thanks to autonomous driving capabilities that are currently not found anywhere else. The latest piece of the I.D. puzzle is the Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION, recently introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show. Read more about it below!
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Volkswagen Sign then Drive Event at Carter VW of Ballard

Friday, November 10th, 2017
Volkswagen Sign then Drive Event at Carter VW of Ballard Flyer

The end of the model year is almost here and you know what that means! Time to make room for new 2018 inventory by offering our drivers a plethora of savings and the ability to choose a new Volkswagen and drive right off the lot with no money down. If you are in the market for a Volkswagen and have been waiting for the perfect time to lease, now is the time to head over to Carter VW and choose the Volkswagen of your dreams!

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