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When will the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R come out?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
2022 Volkswagen Golf R in futuristic room

2022 Volkswagen Golf R Anticipated Release Period

Excitement levels are running high for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R. It’s no surprise; after taking a brief hiatus after the 2019 model year, the performance- and track-oriented take on the Golf hatchback is now poised to return better than ever. As a result, many eager customers keep asking us over and over again here at Elgin Volkswagen: when will the 2022 Golf R be released?


What is “Project Trinity”?

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Side profile of a silhouette of a mysterious vehicle

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?”


How is Volkswagen Disposing of EV Batteries?

Friday, February 26th, 2021
A plaque stating when the EV battery pilot recycling program started and who is running it

Volkswagen Group Components Starts Recycling Pilot

Have you ever wondered what happens to old electrical car batteries? Do you wonder if these batteries are being properly disposed of? Well, Volkswagen has been tinkering around with this idea and has created a battery recycling pilot in Salzgitter, Germany. This program has much to offer the world of recycling with the goal of recovering raw materials from used lithium-ion batteries. This blog will cover how these batteries are being recycled and how many batteries are expected to be recycled this year.


Did Volkswagen recently change its logo?

Thursday, January 21st, 2021
VW logo adorning front of Volkswagen vehicle

The Volkswagen logo has been around in its basic form for 70 years. However, stylistic changes have been made to the way it’s presented to keep up with the latest trends. When did Volkswagen most recently change its logo?


What’s the difference between the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4?

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 side profile

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?


Is the Volkswagen Golf being discontinued?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Blue 2021 Volkswagen Golf on highway

Future of the Standard Volkswagen Golf in the United States

Though its not as zippy as the performance-oriented Golf GTI or Golf R, the standard Volkswagen Golf has a storied history and an enduring base of dedicated fans. This model continues to be a terrific value, bringing delectable Volkswagen styling to a highly practical, endearingly fuel-efficient machine.

However, while we’ve been hearing an array of exciting news about the upcoming Mk8 models of the Golf GTI and Golf R, things have been rather silent regarding an eighth-generation Golf. Is Volkswagen discontinuing the standard Golf?


How will the Taos be different from the Tiguan?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Volkswagen Tiguan and Volkswagen Taos, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo

2022 Volkswagen Taos Vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen has recently announced a new SUV to be added to its lineup: the Volkswagen Taos. Alongside the Volkswagen Atlas, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Volkswagen Tiguan, and new Volkswagen ID.4, that brings the total current number of VW SUV models up to five.

The Volkswagen Taos is classed as a compact SUV, just like the Volkswagen Tiguan. So that brings us to the question: what’s the difference between the VW Taos and the VW Tiguan?


What changes are coming to the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan?

Saturday, September 26th, 2020
The number 2022 floats over a tiger and iguana, symbolizing the 2022 VW Tiguan

A Look at the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior and Exterior

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan was recently unveiled, and it’s got us pretty darn excited. Though there is a lot that’s still not known, a fair amount of alterations, specifically on the visual and technological front, have been revealed. So, what changes can drivers expect on the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan?


Where does the Volkswagen Taos get its name?

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Bridge stretches across a canyon in Taos, New Mexico

Inspiration for the Name of the Newest VW SUV

Volkswagen has excited many with their announcement of a new SUV that will slot under the Tiguan in the same manner that the Atlas Cross Sport slots under the Atlas. The Volkswagen Taos, as it’s known, was designed specifically to appeal to the North American region. It makes sense, then, that Volkswagen tried to choose a name that would also resonate with American customers.

So what exactly is, “Taos?” Where did Volkswagen get the idea for this name?


Why is Volkswagen shortening its warranty?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Two humans smile inside a Volkswagen Golf, likely reflecting on their excellent warranty coverage.

Volkswagen Warranty Changes 2020

All things must pass; unfortunately, the People First Warranty from Volkswagen is not exempt from this universal truth. The 6-year/72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty was renowned for the three years of its existence as the industry’s best. So why is Volkswagen discontinuing it now? (more…)

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