A technology update for the 2016 Tiguan

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan has hit our lot. In anticipation of the redesigned model to be released sometime in the next couple years, VW spiced up the last year of its first generation charmer.

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VW’s all-new MIB II modular infotainment system is the first of its kind, and brings a pretty big update to the Tiguan’s technological specs. It involves a larger 6.3″ Touchscreen LCD with improved graphics and the ability to phone-mirror with software like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

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All trim levels of the 2016 Tiguan now all come standard with USB and Auxiliary ports and SD card slots, which is a vast improvement over the previous VW specific hookups that required additional adapters for smartphones.

Also standard is a push button start, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Higher trim levels also offer navigation, Sirius radio, and a power panoramic sunroof.

These upgrades may not seem like much on the outside, but as far as internal technology goes, they’re pretty major. Plus everyone is using their phones for music and navigation these days. These upgrades make that easier and more efficient.

Check out our website’s inventory to see all your Tiguan options and grab one before they disappear!


September: National Guide Dog Month

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Pets are a major part of most people’s lives – even those who don’t own any. It’s human nature to perk up and get excited when you see someone walking with their dog down the street. Every so often you’ll cross a dog wearing a service vest with a message asking that you do not touch.

It is unclear exactly when dogs started to become trained for the purpose of assisting the blind and people with various other disabilities to allow them to live more independently. These days it’s not uncommon to see these service animals at work or at the very least, signs at building entrances allowing service animals to enter.

guide dogIt can cost upwards of $40,000 to raise and train just one guide dog. National Guide Dog month was established in 2008 to increase awareness and as a fundraising effort for non-profit organizations that train and match guide dogs to their human companions.

There are training schools all across the US and the world. You can learn more about these organizations at the International Guide Dog Federation website (click HERE). The closest organization to us is Southeastern Guide Dogs with locations in Palmetto and St. Petersburg, FL. You can learn more about what they do, how you can help, and donate online by clicking HERE.

VW of Naples has always been pet-friendly, and we tip our hats to the exceptional dogs who are more than companions, but also hard workers who never take a day off.