2020 Volkswagen Passat, American version, cruises along a wet highway.

How do I use the infotainment system in the 2020 Volkswagen Passat?

2020 Volkswagen Passat Infotainment Features Video Guide Compilation

As the name implies, the infotainment system inside the 2020 Volkswagen Passat boasts plenty of gizmos aimed at providing both information and entertainment to all. From navigation to smartphone connectivity, this system will help you get where you want to go while providing you with useful and/or entertaining content along the way.

The multitude of features on hand can be a bit intimidating at first glance, however. That’s why we’ve compiled all the helpful videos below, courtesy of Volkswagen USA! Get watching, and find out how to make the most of the technology inside the cockpit of your 2020 Volkswagen Passat.

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2020 Volkswagen Passat, American version, cruises along a wet highway.

Where is the 2020 VW Passat made?

Having just entered its second generation for the 2020 model year, the North American incarnation of the Volkswagen Passat continues to enjoy a fervent fanbase. And that dedicated group has had to welcome a host of new acolytes to the fold, thanks to the nigh-irresistible attraction of the redesigned vehicle’s fresh exterior styling, additional standard safety and technology, and upgraded infotainment setup.

When gazing on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, whether online or in-person, many find themselves wondering: where does this work of art come together? Where is the 2020 Volkswagen Passat built?

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A hybrid car is embodied in a cloud over Chicago as a government entity gives it money

Are there incentives/benefits for hybrid and electric vehicles in Illinois?

Hybrid, PHEV and EV Incentives in the Land of Lincoln

Driving a hybrid or electric vehicle is good for the environment, and as such, governments have been known to encourage these vehicles’ adoption via special incentives. The federal U.S. government does so, and we’ll get into that later. But states sometimes do too. Are there any Illinois-provided incentives or benefits for drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles?

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A woman meditates and experiences an expansive oneness with the cosmos

Where can I go for group meditation in the Elgin area?

Meditation Centers in and around Elgin, Illinois

Meditation was traditionally used in ancient India as a practice to bring the mind to full enlightenment and freedom from the cycle of birth and death. While it’s still used for that purpose, westerners have come to accept that the practice has a multitude of immediately tangible benefits as well. So whether you’re pursuing total satori or just a more balanced, focused mind with which to confront daily life, the meditative practice has a lot to offer.

In the Elgin area, we’re lucky to have a great selection of meditation spots to check out. Peruse the selection below for some of our favorites! Thanks for reading, and happy sitting.

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Is outdoor recreation safe in Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic?

Outdoor Recreation in Illinois during COVID-19: Safety and FAQs

Summer is in full swing, and it would certainly be a shame to miss the whole thing cooped up indoors. But missing things is a concept we’re getting quite used to in 2020, as our typical way of life remains heavily disrupted thanks to COVID-19. Though the disruption is certainly a bummer, irresponsible actions leading to contraction and spread of the virus would be far worse.

With this in mind, is it okay to exercise and enjoy oneself outdoors during the current pandemic?

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