Chicago-area campers can find local campgrounds in Cook County, IL!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 2:35 PM
cook county camping grounds near chicago

Where can I go camping near Chicago?

Camping enthusiasts looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Chicago have plenty of options available here in Cook County! Located northwest of Chicago, Cook County is home to a variety of excellent camping grounds, which offer a variety of lodging options. Whether you’re looking to break in your new tent or rent a cabin, there is a great campground near you that’s the perfect fit. Here are some of our favorite campgrounds! Read the rest of this entry »

What colors does the 2018 VW Tiguan come in?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Tiguan on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 2:18 PM
profile view of an orange 2018 VW Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior Color Options

After a redesign for the new model year, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is looking better than ever. Featuring a new body shape and sporty styling lines, the spacious SUV is a sight to behold. Adding to the new must-have vehicle’s appeal is its wide variety of exterior color options. Read the rest of this entry »

Take a look at the different colored ambient lights available in the 2019 Jetta

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Jetta on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 2:04 PM
interior of the 2019 VW Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Interior Ambient Light Colors

There are plenty of features available with the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta that work to improve your driving experience, but few of them work as seamlessly as the car’s interior ambient lighting. With lights placed throughout the interior of the Jetta, drives are in for a futuristic driving experience. And adding to the car’s customizability, the ambient lights can change between a variety of different colors. Read the rest of this entry »

How fast is the new 2019 VW Jetta?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Jetta on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 4:04 PM
full view of a blue volkswagen jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Performance Specs

When you think of the Volkswagen Jetta, performance might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it definitely should be! Behind the wheel of the new 2019 model, drivers can expect a quicker, more dynamic performance ever thanks to the four-door sedan’s new engine configuration. Learn more about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta performance specs below! Read the rest of this entry »

Which offers more space – the VW Tiguan or the VW Atlas?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Atlas, VW Tiguan on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 9:58 AM
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas interior space

Looking for a spacious, family-friendly vehicle that can handle all of the ins and outs of your everyday drive? Volkswagen has a few viable options for shoppers out there. Two of the top models chosen by families are the spacious three-row models, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Read the rest of this entry »

The VW Beetle Rides On Out

By kpernai | Posted in VW Beetle on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 1:12 PM

After three generations, including a dedicated revival starting in the late ‘90s, the Volkswagen Beetle is gearing up for its final ride. Once the current Beetle generation expires in the next couple years, Volkswagen has no plans to revamp or continue the iconic model. But while we’ll soon be able to catch a glimpse of an electric retro-bus in VW showrooms, we’re taking one last look at the VW Dune Beetle before it hits the road for the last time.


One-of-a-Kind Design

While the little Beetle is known for its signature design and shape, the Dune brought a tougher look to the game. Exclusive to the Dune, the model features rounded, bulk bumpers, a whale tail spoiler, sleek black lower body, and revamped air intakes—just to name a few. If you’ve visited our Volkswagen dealership in Elgin to check out the Dune, you’ve seen the boosted ride height, modern LED tail-lamps and lights, and the 18-inch alloy wheels. VW’s Dune’s impact is such because of its contradiction. It may look small, but the model boasts the same idea of long-term adventure that SUVs preach with features ideal for active, explorative drivers.


Contemporary Tech


Even with a tried-and-true design, the Dune is packed with state-of-the-art tech. Take advantage of the 6.3-inch touchscreen, CD player, USB connection, and Bluetooth. Plus, drivers can individualize their ride with automatic climate control, a large skylight, rearview camera, around-view monitor for parking assistance, and the Fender audio system. In short, this ride’s got you covered.


Small But Mighty


The Dune is home to a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pushes 174 horsepower and 184 pounds-foot of torque—and the front-driven wheels can handle it. The six-speed auto transmission makes for a smooth, powerful ride that helps reach the 26 city and 34 highway MPG its known for.


The  VW Beetle is iconic for many reasons, but the Dune stands out as one of the brand’s most popular models for its diversity and reliability. Becoming a Beetle fan? Now’s the time to head to Elgin Volkswagen Dealer to get your hands on the Dune before its parked for good. Stop in today to see our selection of new and pre-owned vehicles near Elgin, IL. Come see the Elgin VW team and have us help you find your next vehicle!

The Apple and VW Collaboration You’ve Been Waiting For

By kpernai | Posted in Volkswagen Innovation on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 10:31 AM


Get ready, the collaboration you’ve been waiting for is in the works. As an industry-leader in tech innovation, it’s no surprise that reports are coming out about a possible collaboration between Apple and Volkswagen. The goal? To take Apple’s self-driving car project to the next level by turning existing T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for Apple employees.


The Beginning Works


The New York Times report explains that the entire Apple car team is fully committed to getting the shuttle service up and running, though can’t confirm plans of what will come after. Though here at Elgin Volkswagen, we suspect that the powerhouse mash-up will lead to many more modern projects in the future. And while we’ve known that Apple’s vision for self-driving cars began last year with a few other partnerships in mind, it was no doubt Volkswagen’s similar dedication to pushing the boundaries that led to the partnership.


What We Know So Far

Start getting excited! As the partnership continues, so will the details on what the service will look like. What we know so far is that the shuttle service project, proposed to be developed in the not-so-distant future, is known as PAIL (Palo Alto to Infinite Loop, the name of the street the company’s previous main campus was situated on), and VW will be the company providing Apple with those said vehicles.


Can’t wait?

If you happen to be in the Palo Alto area, you may be able to spot the Apple prototypes cruising around the area. In the meantime, stop by Volkswagen Dealer Elgin to take your pick of some of VW’s very best. It’s an exciting time to be a VW buyer, the future is looking bright with refreshing tech and innovative plans in the works.


Stop on in at 2630 Auto Mall Dr. in Elgin, IL 60124 to see our selection of new Volkswagen and pre-owned vehicles nearby! We are happy to help you find your future Volkswagen model and look forward to serving you!


What Colors Does the 2018 VW Atlas Come In?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Atlas on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 4:12 PM

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior Paint Color Options

Spacious and sporty, it’s no surprise that drivers are turning to the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Offering power and versatility, this practical three-row SUV is a must-have for drivers in the Elgin, IL area. Adding to its widespread appeal is the stylish good looks of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, which can be credited in part to its seven distinct exterior color options. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2018 Atlas SUV Outmatches its Smaller Siblings

By kpernai | Posted in VW Atlas on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:05 AM

To put it simply, we do it bigger here. Even when it comes down to our own models, Volkswagen is always in the drawing room crafting up bigger and better vehicles than our lasts to serve up only the best in our field. And over the past few years, Volkswagen has been transitioning from transverse engine models to our top-of-the-line MQB construction. The latest to make waves? The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.


Out of all the 2018 Volkswagen models for sale, the Atlas is a commanding SUV whose sheer size beats out similar competing models—almost with a six-inch difference! But it’s not all about looks here. The VW nameplate has stolen the spotlight for its dependability and attraction to American families over older models like the Tiguan and Touareg.


An Attractive, Functional Design


The 2018 Atlas boasts a sleek, cohesive design with rounded, hefty features and pristine proportions to evoke a sense of movement and speed. Unlike the smaller Tiguan, the Atlas feels sophisticated without losing the familiar and accessible look of a standard SUV.


Inside, the Atlas is roomy, inviting and on par with competitors like the Highlander and Pilot. Take advantage of high-tech features with blind spot monitors, radar adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The Atlas offers comfortable seating and a steering wheel and column positioned at an easy, natural angle for smooth driving.


And those family roadtrips? The Atlas is here to accommodate the whole family with plenty of room in both the rear and front rows with second-row shift control depending on your needs. And if you’re bringing a tow trailer along for the ride, the SUV boasts a tow range from 2000 – 5000 pounds.


Fresh Engineering and Dependable Drive


Don’t let its size fool you, the Atlas offers strong fuel economy and sleek engineering. The V6 all-wheel drive is rated 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 19 combined and the four-cylinder is rated at 22 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 24 combined. Under its hood, the Atlas is home to a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder like its Tiguan sibling—just with 50-hp more. For those seeking a more unique construction, there is an option for a 3.6-liter VR6 with the signature narrow VW layout. With 276-hp and 266 pounds-foot of torque, the power matches the strength and stature of the 4500-pound Atlas.



Ready to make your new Volkswagen purchase? Search for a “Volkswagen dealership near me” and let our automotive specialists at Elgin Volkswagen help you find your dream car. Stop in today at 2630 Auto Mall Drive in Elgin, IL 60124 or give us a call at (877) 797-6424. We look forward to serving you!

Things to do for Father’s Day near Chicago

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Happy Father's Day written over the image of father holding son walking on a beach

Father’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Father’s Day is coming up, and we know it can be a difficult thing to plan for. That’s why we’ve put together a list of great activities for the whole family or for just you and your dad to enjoy. Take a look at our list and start planning your Father’s Day 2018 in Chicago.

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