Documents to Bring When Buying a Car

By lgrande | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 7:36 PM

Documents to Bring When Buying a CarWhen it comes time to buy your next vehicle, you’ll want to arrive at the dealership prepared with the necessary paperwork. In order to ensure a quick and easy car-buying process, our VW dealership near New Haven encourages you to bring along the following personal documents:

Valid Driver’s License

To drive your desired vehicle off the lot, the dealer needs to know that you’re a legally registered driver. Your license also serves as identification for your check or other form of payment.

Proof of Car Insurance

If you already know which car you’re buying, you should call ahead to set up a new insurance policy. Or, you can call your insurance company while you’re at the dealership to have them email or fax over an insurance card to the dealer. We suggest being prepared ahead of time, if possible, to ensure the smoothest car-buying process.

Current Vehicle Registration For Trade-In

If you’re trading in your current vehicle, you’ll need to provide a copy of your registration to prove that you are the owner and to ensure that ownership can easily be transferred from you to the dealer.

Proof of Residency

If you’re trying to get approved for an auto loan, you’ll need to supply proof of residency. A utility bill will do just the trick to verify that the information on your application is correct.

Want to get the ball rolling on your new purchase? We encourage our New Haven area drivers to utilize our convenient online VW payment calculator. Then, make your way over to our finance center to speak with the experts. We are more than willing to secure you with the ideal payment plan for your lifestyle!

Visit Our VW Dealer Near New Haven for Your New Volkswagen Model

When you’re ready to drive home in a new Volkswagen vehicle, our dedicated sales team will be more than ready to assist you. If you have any questions or comments for our VW dealership, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (855) 250-6818 today!

How to Change the Clock in Your 2019 VW Jetta

By lgrande | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Whether you’re traveling outside of New Haven to a different time zone, or preparing for daylight saving time, you’re going to need to adjust the clock in your 2019 VW Jetta eventually. If you’re unsure how to change the clock on your own, just follow Volkswagen’s convenient step-by-step video. By simply utilizing your Jetta’s infotainment unit controls, you’ll have your clock set in no time!

Executive VW Near New Haven is Here to Help

If you’re still unable to change your VW Jetta’s clock, don’t fret! Our Volkswagen experts at our service center near New Haven are here to help you out.

If you have any questions or comments for our Volkswagen dealer, don’t hesitate to contact us at (855) 250-6818.

2018 VW Atlas Towing and Cargo Capacities

By lgrande | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Whether you’re going camping on a brisk fall day, or getting into gear for a snowy winter, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will certainly amp up your adventures around New Haven. Offering more than enough cargo space and incredible towing capabilities, this SUV is well-equipped for just about any journey.

2018 VW Atlas Towing

How Much Can New Haven Area Drivers Tow in the 2018 VW Atlas?

As you boost the efficient 3.6L V6 engine delivering 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, you’ll have the power to tow up to a whopping 5,000 pounds. Spending the night in the great outdoors? You can ditch the tent and tow your camper along instead. Turn up the fun by bringing your snowboards, kayaks, or ATVs on your big outing. When you get behind the wheel of the Atlas, you can count on endless opportunities for excitement.

Ready to experience the thrill for yourself? Our New Haven area VW dealership carries a variety of new Volkswagen Atlas models for sale for our adventure-seeking drivers.

2018 VW Atlas Cargo Space

How Much Cargo Room Does the 2018 VW Atlas Have?

Inside this midsize SUV, you’ll find plenty of versatile and flexible cargo space for all of your gear. In the rear hatch alone, you’ll find 20.6 cubic feet to store suitcases, sleeping bags, coolers, and more. For your larger items, you’ll be able to easily fold the second and third row down to take full advantage of this VW model’s 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With comfortable and spacious seating for seven, you can count on the Atlas to become your family’s designated vehicle for road trips.

If you’re ready to hit the streets in a new Atlas, our amazing sales team is here to assist you! When you visit our Volkswagen dealership, you’ll be free to browse our impressive lot, check out our current specials, and test drive your favorite models!

For more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (855) 250-6818.

2019 VW Jetta – What’s New

By lgrande | Posted in Uncategorized, VW News on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 6:13 PM

2019 Volkswagen Jetta near New Haven

Take the newly updated 2019 Volkswagen Jetta to the New Haven streets and experience its greater performance, enhanced design, and advanced safety and technology features. This redesigned sedan radiates bold sophistication from its spacious driver-focused interior to its all-new sculpted exterior.

Outside, you’ll notice its sleek coupe-like exterior that features a striking new face. This VW model’s reshaped body consists of a longer wheelbase, wider track, as well as a shorter front overhang. With dynamic lines, taut surfaces, and an all-new silhouette; the Jetta produces an appearance that is both athletic and elegant. Its new exterior features include full-LED lighting, standard aluminum-alloy wheels, and an abundance of sporty design enhancements in the Jetta R-Line model.

Step inside the new Jetta, and you’ll find a roomy cabin with more headroom, knee room, and shoulder room than its predecessor. Its upscale driver-focused interior was designed to make sure you’re always in control. With features like the VW Digital Cockpit, BeatsAudio® system, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats; every ride will be both comfortable and entertaining. This model was meant to instill confidence along every drive when utilizing safety features like Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.

2019 VW Jetta Interior

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Highlights

  • Redesigned coupe-like exterior featuring a bold new face
  • Standard aluminum-alloy wheels and full LED lighting
  • 1.4-liter TSI® engine is paired with six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions
  • Available driver assistance technologies include Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, ACC, Lane Assist, and Light Assist
  • A number of new fabric colors for seats and door panels
  • Available 10-color ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit technology and innovative MIB II touchscreen infotainment system
  • New Jetta R-Line model includes 17-inch wheels, an aggressive rear bumper with dual exhaust, a gloss-black grille, black side mirror caps, and R-Line badging

Take on the New Haven Streets in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Interested in getting behind the wheel of this all-new model? New Haven area drivers can take home one of our 2019 Volkswagen Jetta models for sale today. If you’d like more information on this VW vehicle and its upgraded features, feel free to contact us at (855) 250-6818.

We proudly serve New Haven, Wallingford, and Hamden.

New Green Cars from Volkswagen

By sernaj | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 5:07 PM
VW I.D. CROZZ concept

Here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we’re always on the lookout for updates about new Volkswagen models. One group of vehicles that have attracted a lot of attention lately are the “I.D” models, new green vehicles that will bring the Volkswagen brand into the future. Now we’ve learned that these unique models could end up being made in the United States.

These Volkswagen vehicles are innovative for a few reasons. First of all, every I.D. vehicle is completely electric. None of these cars are going to produce any type of harmful emissions. The Volkswagen brand is leveraging the latest battery technology and investing more than $80 billion in electric vehicle development.

The I.D. Crozz will be the first one to make its debut in official production guise. As the name implies, this will be a crossover model. It could have a driving range of 300 miles, which would go a long way towards alleviating “range anxiety” for many drivers. The second is the I.D. Buzz, a new take on the classic Volkswagen bus.

Both of these models could end up being manufactured in the United States. Volkswagen executives expect high demand for these vehicles from American drivers, so it makes sense to build them nearby. Each I.D. model will be built on the MEB platform, which can be used to build a wide variety of green vehicles. Expect to see vehicles of all sizes eventually join the I.D. lineup. We can’t wait until we get the chance to see these impressive vehicles for ourselves!

So when you’re looking for new cars that innovate, visit our Volkswagen dealership near Hamden, CT. Whether you’re looking for fuel efficiency, performance, or luxury, there’s a model on our lot that you’ll love. We hope to see you soon!

Smile and Drive Days at Executive Volkswagen

By sernaj | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 5:06 PM
2018 VW Atlas in North Haven, CT

Summer is here, which means it’s a great time to hit the road. And why not do that in a brand new Volkswagen vehicle? Here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we have the cars and crossovers that you’ve been looking for. Even better, we’re celebrating Smile and Drive Days right now at our dealership, with new lease offers for qualified drivers.

If you’re looking for a new car, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta S might be right up your alley. This dependable sedan offers a wide range of technology features, including App-Connect. This allows you to use some of your favorite apps, safely of course, when you’re on the road. You’ll also appreciate safety tech like Adaptive Cruise Control and a Blind Spot Monitor. Qualified drivers can lease this model for just $229 per month for thirty-six months.

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat S is also available for lease right now. This midsize car is perfect for your commute, but it’s also roomy enough to make for a great family car. This model has received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, so you can hit the road with confidence when you lease this car for just $239 per month.

If you’re really looking for extra space though, you’ll want to take a closer look at our SUVs. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S is a capable compact SUV that doesn’t feel so compact. It’s been completely redesigned for a new model year, so it’s more stylish and spacious than ever. Lease it for just $249 per month. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is also available. The S trim level with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive can be leased for $329 per month for thirty-six months by qualified drivers. With three rows of seating and the latest driver assistance tech, this new model is perfect for growing families.

So visit our Volkswagen dealership near Hamden, CT and lease a dependable new Volkswagen vehicle today. We’ll make it easy to find a car you love at a price point that you can afford. Come in for a test drive this month!

New Electric Car Plans from Volkswagen Brand

By sernaj | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 5:04 PM
Volkswagen Golf near Branford, CT

Here at Executive Volkswagen of North Haven, we know that many drivers are looking for greener vehicles. Electric and hybrid models have come a long way in recent years, and the Volkswagen brand is working on something that could help them improve even more. A new kind of battery could revolutionize green cars, and one of the brand’s iconic models might even end up getting the EV treatment.

The Volkswagen brand is investing and taking a bigger stake in QuantumScape Corporation, a company that develops batteries. The two firms have been working together for around six years now and they’ve already made some big advances. The goal is to be able to mass-produce solid-state batteries by 2025.

What’s the big deal about solid-state batteries? First of all, they’d offer far more range. By some estimations a solid-state battery would increase the range of a Volkswagen e-Golf model by more than 200 miles. Solid-state batteries also charge faster. New Volkswagen models that are equipped with these batteries would go a long way towards eliminating range anxiety.

We’ve also heard that a new Volkswagen Beetle, built on the same architecture as other electric Volkswagen models, could be in the works. It could end up offering a slightly different body style, while maintaining its classic, iconic look. A new Volkswagen Beetle could even offer rear-wheel drive, like the original. We can’t wait to see what happens to this legendary model.

Keep an eye on this blog for the latest news about Volkswagen vehicles, or visit our Volkswagen dealership serving Branford, CT if you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned car right now. With our expert Volkswagen dealers by your side, you’ll see just how easy it is to find the perfect Volkswagen model. We look forward to assisting you!

An Electric Volkswagen Car Takes On Pikes Peak

By sernaj | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 3:59 PM

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

By sernaj | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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

By sernaj | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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!