Archive for the ‘New Models’ Category
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EPA-Estimated Trim Ranges and Fuel Economies
The range provided by the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 differs from trim to trim. As a result, customers often ask us here at Elgin Volkswagen: how much range does each trim of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 provide?(more…)
Unique Feature of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4: Sit to Start
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is playing a role in ushering in an exciting new era of technology: that of the electric automobile. In addition to an excellent electric powerplant, Volkswagen has loaded this SUV with unique, cutting edge technological features, some of which were not possible with gasoline-powered vehicles.
One of these new innovations is the Sit to Start function. We at Elgin Volkswagen are really excited about it, as are a lot of drivers. Check out the Volkswagen ID.4 sit-to-start function, along with some other nifty new gizmos, in the video below!(more…)
New Volkswagen Platform and Technology Announcement
Volkswagen is making waves throughout the automotive world again with whisperings of a new cutting-edge undertaking on the way, simply termed, “Project Trinity.” This name doesn’t give much indication as to what the project actually entails, but it sure sounds exciting. What exactly is “Project Trinity?”(more…)
Some view electric vehicles as an expensive amenity that they don’t believe they can afford. That perception is not so far off; many current EV models and brands (such as Tesla) sell at luxury-level price points.
To remedy this issue, Volkswagen has made it its mission to kick off its EV lineup with an electric car “for the people.” The Volkswagen ID.4 has a reasonable starting price, which gets even better once one factors in federal and state EV rebates, along with severely reduced fuel and maintenance costs. How much does the Volkswagen ID.4 cost to own?(more…)
Volkswagen ID.4 Regenerative Braking Vs. Coasting
The Volkswagen ID.4 is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason: the model is the brand’s first all-electric SUV and first electric world car. In its effort to be the ultimate electric vehicle for the people, the Volkswagen ID.4 utilizes an array of existing electric car technology as well as freshly developed innovations.
One element falling into the former category is regenerative braking. Regenerative braking, which is utilized in many current EVs, causes a vehicle’s brakes to apply gradually and automatically the moment one takes their foot off the accelerator. The electricity generated by the braking friction is then used to recharge the battery.
The downside, for some, is that regenerative braking takes away a vehicle’s ability to coast. Does the Volkswagen ID.4 use regenerative braking?(more…)
Volkswagen is on the cusp of unleashing its own electric revolution onto the masses. Leading the “charge” (pun intended) are two similarly named machines: the Volkswagen ID.3 and Volkswagen ID.4. Besides one notch on the number line, what sets these two models apart?(more…)
Upgrades and Changes to the Volkswagen Arteon for the 2021 Model Year
The latest incarnation of the Volkswagen Arteon is another step forward for this recently birthed addition to the VW wheelhouse. It still boasts the traits that the model is known for, including its undeniable styling and unique bodywork that’s caused some onlookers to mutter “avant-garde.”
Not only is its exterior exciting, but its inside is roomy and comfortable. The back boasts generous cargo room; don’t tell anyone, but this model is actually a hatchback wearing a clever disguise.
For 2021, Volkswagen has added a decent array of changes to the Arteon. What’s new?(more…)
Looking at Mk8 on the 2022 Golf R
If you’ve been looking at the upcoming Golf R, you’ve probably also come across the moniker “Mk8.” In fact, Volkswagen likes to toss it around pretty freely- they must really like the sound/look of it. What does this mysterious label refer to?(more…)
Legions of drivers are just about going wild for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, and it’s no wonder why: the hotly anticipated performance hatchback promises to be the most advanced vehicle to bear the Golf nameplate so far.
Advanced performance, however, can mean different things to different people. For some, all-wheel drive is an essential element of truly top-tier motoring. Will the 2022 Golf R come with all-wheel drive?(more…)