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An Electric Volkswagen Car Takes On Pikes Peak

Monday, June 18th, 2018

When you visit Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, you won’t just find vehicles that are reliable. The cars on our lot are also pretty capable. A model like the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta will offer a great driving experience for years to come, and you’ll be surprised at just how far you can push our vehicles. That’s why we’re sure that even an all-electric Volkswagen I.D. vehicle can tackle the legendary Pikes Peak.

Romain Dumas recently got the chance to drive the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak prototype. This all-wheel drive racecar weighs less than 2,500 pounds and has been designed with aerodynamic performance in mind. Two electric motors power this unique vehicle, giving it a total output of 680 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. That means that this vehicle can go from zero to sixty-two miles per hour in just over two seconds. Not bad for a green car.

This model is meant to set a brand new record for electric vehicles on the Pikes Peak course. The previous record for this 12.42 mile, 156-turn course was around eight minutes and fifty-seven seconds. The car that set that record back in 2016 produced nearly 1,600 horsepower, but Volkswagen engineers are going a different route. Instead of raw power, they are focusing on weight savings and aerodynamics. We’ll get to see if the I.D. R Pikes Peak racecar can set a new record for green vehicles later this month.

If you’re looking for a new Volkswagen vehicle that offers the kind of performance you can depend on, visit our Volkswagen dealership near New Haven, CT. While the cars on our lot may not be built for Pikes Peak, they’ll serve you well on your commute or a fun summer road trip. We hope to see you soon!

Unique Volkswagen Concepts on Display at SoWo

Monday, June 11th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen Atlas near Branford, CT

At Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we know that our cars have some passionate fans. They don’t just pay attention to the typical Volkswagen models. They want to see incredible custom vehicles that really set themselves apart. That’s why there’s events like SoWo: The European Experience. The Volkswagen brand recently showed off some interesting concepts that should impress auto enthusiasts of all kinds at this gathering in Georgia.

SUVs are hot right now, so a custom model based on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas had to make an appearance. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanner Foust SEMA Concept was customized by a former rallycross driver, with massive off-road tires, new lights, and massive fender flares. This SUV is ready for any terrain. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Abstract Concept also made an appearance. It sits lower than the typical model and comes equipped with a new exhaust system and a carbon fiber steering wheel.

Of course, some customized sedans were also on display at SoWo. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has been redesigned for a new model year, and the R-Line SoCal edition offers a few exterior touches that set it apart. The white paint scheme has some stripes that should remind you of the second-generation Volkswagen Jetta, but what really stands out are the small touches of a shade called “tennis ball green” on the wheels, mirrors, and roof. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line Highlight is also easy to spot, with a yellow-green paint job, new wheels, and a new suspension. It was great to see some of these custom vehicles, and we can’t wait to see what else the Volkswagen brand will come up with.

So when you’re looking for a capable, dependable car or SUV, visit our nearby Volkswagen dealership serving Branford, CT. Our expert dealers will make it easy to find a new or pre-owned vehicle that suits your budget and driving needs. We look forward to assisting you!

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Tech Spotlight

Friday, May 25th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen Golf-R

Here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we know that we sell some capable vehicles. One of them is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. The Volkswagen Golf has always been versatile, with specialized versions for every kind of driver. This particular variant of the iconic hatchback is focused on performance, but it also offers some cutting-edge tech that all drivers can appreciate.

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R offers some unique features, like the new Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. The traditional instrument cluster needed a refresh, and this bit of new technology accomplishes that job perfectly. It displays all of the info you need in perfect HD.

An eight-inch touchscreen makes it easy to access your favorite features, like navigation. You’ll also appreciate App-Connect, which allows you to plug in your smartphone and use a wide variety of applications. There’s no messing with cumbersome interfaces here. Just the apps you know and love, in a car that’s fun to drive. The Volkswagen Golf R is also compatible with SiriusXM®, and all of your favorite radio shows and songs will sound great coming through a premium Fender® audio system.

Naturally, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R also comes equipped with advanced safety technology. A rearview camera makes parallel parking easier and backing up safer. You’ll also find features like Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Autonomous Emergency Braking. This performance hatch keeps you safer, no matter where the road takes you.

If you’re in the market for a new model that offers an intriguing mix of performance and technology, visit our Volkswagen dealership near Hamden, CT and ask about the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. Our Volkswagen dealers will be happy to answer any of your questions. We hope to see you soon!

Save on New Volkswagen Cars this Memorial Day

Monday, May 14th, 2018
2018 VW Atlas near Branford, CT

We’re already celebrating Memorial Day here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven. If you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle, now’s the time to finance or lease. Whatever features you’re looking for or type of vehicle you prefer, we’ve got an offer for you here at our Volkswagen dealership.

Right now qualified drivers can lease the 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S with an automatic transmission for $189 per month for 36 months. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S with an automatic transmission can be leased for $139 per month for 36 months. If you want to take advantage of either offer, just put down $2,999 down at signing. Most 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Volkswagen Jetta models can also be financed at a zero percent APR for sixty months by qualified buyers. Find the perfect dependable car for your commute right now!

If you’re looking for a larger vehicle, we have some reliable SUVs that you’ll love. Whether you’re looking for advanced capabilities or the perfect family vehicle, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is sure to impress. Lease the S trim level with an automatic transmission for just $279 per month for 36 months, with $3,299 due at signing. Select models can also be financed at a promotional rate. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is also available. Finance select trim levels at a 1.9 percent APR for up to sixty months right now, or lease the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION for $259 per month. No matter what you’re looking for in a new car, we’ll help you find it!

So visit our Volkswagen dealership near New Haven, CT and celebrate Memorial Day with us. Our Volkswagen dealers will make it easy to find a new or pre-owned model that suits your budget or driving needs. We look forward to seeing you!

A Unique New Engine for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Volkswagen Golf near Branford, CT

Here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we’re always excited to see what changes are coming to our favorite vehicles in a new model year. One car that’s popular right now is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf. This stylish hatchback is ready to take on just about anything, and now we’ve learned that it’s going to be a little bit greener for 2019.

The big change coming to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf is an all-new engine that’s the first of its kind. A 2.0-liter diesel engine that uses mild hybrid tech will be one of the available options on this new Volkswagen model. It’s called the EA288 Evo, and it’s been outfitted with a starter generator and a lithium-ion battery. Together, they can reduce fuel consumption and cause a decline of ten grams per kilometer in carbon dioxide emissions. This car is fun to drive and it ends up reducing your carbon footprint. We’re sure that this is something many drivers can get behind.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is getting greener, but it’s also becoming a little more powerful. This new engine will put out somewhere between 134 horsepower and 201 horsepower. The engine is even lighter than the previous model’s, which can mean even more impressive performance. Similar engines could end up making their way to other models in the Volkswagen lineup. If you’re looking for the latest green technology, a Volkswagen dealership should always be your first stop. And like previous versions of the Volkswagen Golf, you know that the 2019 model will offer plenty of options to choose from.

When you’re looking for dependable cars that are always improving, visit our Volkswagen dealership serving Branford, CT. We’ll make it easy to find a new or pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle that suits your budget and driving needs. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!

What to Know About Leasing at Executive Volkswagen

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
VW finance center near Hamden, CT

When you find a new car that you love here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, you can decide to buy it or lease it. How do you know which option works best for you though? We’re always ready to answer your Volkswagen financing questions, so let’s take a close look at the leasing process and see how it could work for you.

When you lease a new car the kind of lease agreement you get depends on your credit. When you see special offers advertised, the small print is that you generally need to have a credit history that’s relatively free of blemishes. You’ll make a payment at lease signing and then you’ll make monthly payments over the course of your lease, which generally lasts from two to four years.

A lease agreement for a new Volkswagen model usually includes a few extra clauses that you should pay attention too. Chief among them is a mileage limit. You can only drive a leased car a certain amount each year. A common limitation is 12,000 miles. Going over means extra fees. On the other hand, some lease agreements cover some routine maintenance costs. That can make the cost of leasing more predictable than the cost of buying a new model.

When your lease is all done, simply bring your vehicle back to our dealership. You can buy it or lease another new Volkswagen model. One of the biggest advantages of leasing is getting access to the newest features and tech, so many drivers opt to lease a newer vehicle. Whatever you decide, we’re ready to help you!

So when you’re ready to lease a new Volkswagen model, visit our Volkswagen dealership near Hamden, CT. We’re ready to answer your questions about new vehicles or lease agreements. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!

A Capable Volkswagen Pickup Truck Concept

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

When you shop for a car here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, it’s easy to find a particular kind of vehicle. We have unique hatchbacks, stylish sedans, and capable SUVs on our lot right now, and one of them is perfect for you. One thing we don’t sell is a pickup truck, but the Volkswagen brand recently gave us a glance at what that could look like at the New York Auto Show. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concept is an innovative take on the pickup truck.

You probably guessed based on its name, but this new Volkswagen concept is based on the Volkswagen Atlas SUV. It’s the first truck to be built on the MQB platform and it’s actually quite a bit longer than the Volkswagen Atlas is. It would fit nicely into the midsize pickup truck segment. Another thing you’ll notice about this concept is that it sits higher above the ground, which means that it has some off-road aspirations. That factor and a spacious cargo bed could make this model ideal for outdoor adventures.

The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak looks a bit more rugged than the SUV its based on thanks to some new headlights, a redesigned bumper, and a raised engine hood. It looks more dynamic than the typical pickup truck. Inside you’ll find room for five passengers and some advanced technology, including the Digital Cockpit display. This concept truck also offers some serious power, with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that can put out more than 270 horsepower. If this concept becomes a production model, we’re sure that many drivers will be taking an interest in it.

If you’re a driver in New Haven, CT and you’re wondering “Where can I find a Volkswagen dealer near me?” you need to visit our dealership. We’ll help you find a new or pre-owned car that you’ll love. We look forward to helping you find a dependable Volkswagen model!

The Volkswagen Arteon Gets the R-Type Treatment

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
2019 VW Arteon near Hamden, CT

At Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we’re always excited to see a new Volkswagen vehicle. One model we’re really looking forward to is the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. This car will be placed above models like the 2018 Volkswagen Passat in the lineup, and now we’ve learned that an R-Line version of this vehicle is actually in the works.

The R-Line package will be available on every trim level, ranging from the SE to the SEL Premium. This option will change the appearance of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon in a few ways. You’ll notice exclusive wheels and some new black design cues, like a new rear spoiler and air intakes. Inside you’ll get shift paddles and some new metallic touches. Of course, exclusive badging that show that this is a Volkswagen R-Line vehicle are also a part of the deal. This is a stylish model that will stand out, no matter where the road takes you.

This sporty appearance package is perfect for the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. This four-door coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo engine that can put out 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and you can also add in 4MOTION® all-wheel drive on every trim level. This model is going to be fun to drive, no matter what the weather outside looks like. Add in the in-car tech and safety features you’ve come to expect from the Volkswagen brand, and that makes for a new vehicle that you should definitely keep your eye on. We can’t wait to see the Volkswagen Arteon for ourselves when it arrives later this year.

So whether you’re looking for a new sedan or a pre-owned Volkswagen car, visit our Volkswagen dealership near Hamden, CT. We’ll help you find the perfect vehicle and we can answer your questions about upcoming models like the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. We hope to see you soon

Volkswagen Cars Get Greener

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we know that more drivers are looking for greener cars lately. We also know that the Volkswagen brand is going to lead the way in that regard. We covered some of the unique concepts its engineers have displayed in recent years, but now we know more about their specific plans and a new multi-billion dollar effort.

Recently, it was announced that the Volkswagen Group wants to introduce a new electric vehicle nearly every month. This will naturally include some new Volkswagen cars and SUVs. At least some of the models introduced in the next year or so will be fully-electric models, but we can expect to see some new plug-in hybrid vehicles as well. The unique SEDRIC concept, a boxy car with a futuristic look, could also go into production as the Volkswagen brand makes an effort to stay ahead of the latest mobility trends.

It has also been announced that the brand will spend $24 billion on electric vehicle efforts. That number could rise even higher as it introduces more electric cars, looks for better ways to build batteries, and expands production of green vehicles to more than a dozen factories worldwide in the next few years. In addition to new models, we can expect to see an electrified version of every Volkswagen model by the end of the next decade. The successors to your favorite vehicles, from the 2018 Volkswagen Passat to the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, could all get a little greener. We can’t wait to see what kind of new advances the Volkswagen brand can come up with!

So keep an eye on our blog for the latest news about green Volkswagen cars, and then visit our Volkswagen dealership near Hamden, CT. Our Volkswagen dealers will make it easy to find a new or pre-owned vehicle that suits your budget or driving needs. We look forward to meeting you!

The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Concept

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

At Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we’re always excited to learn more about a new Volkswagen car. Whether it’s an updated version of an old favorite or a new concept car, we love to see what kind of direction the Volkswagen brand is heading in. One reveal that recently attracted attention was the I.D. Vizzion concept, which could help usher us into an autonomous vehicle future.

This concept sedan is unique for a few reasons. Like many of the I.D. concepts we’ve seen so far, it’s a completely electric model. This sleek vehicle is powered by two electric motors with a total power output of 302 horsepower. It would also have a range of more than 400 miles on a single charge, which should go a long way towards eliminating range anxiety for most drivers.

What sets this electric vehicle concept apart, however, is its interior. You’ll notice that it’s lacking some of the features you’ve come to expect from every vehicle. You might be wondering what we mean by that. Is there a steering wheel? Are there pedals? The answer to both questions is no.

The I.D. Vizzion is a Level 5 autonomous car, which means that it handles every single aspect of driving all on its own. It doesn’t need human intervention at any point. This innovative model will serve as a showcase for the Volkswagen brand’s latest self-driving car technology and it will rely on gesture and voice controls for accessing the infotainment system’s features. This is the concept car of the future and we can’t wait to see if this kind of tech arrive in production vehicles.

So if you’re looking for new cars that offer the most advanced tech, visit our Volkswagen dealership near New Haven, CT. We’ll help you find a vehicle that comes equipped with all of the in-car features that you need. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!