Driven by Devin: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

A classic icon has received numerous modern updates in the past decade while still retaining its old charm. This year however… this year the 2016 Beetle has stepped up its game. Big time.

For starters, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle has brought with it three new color options to its already diverse variety. Silk Blue Metallic, although not new to the Volkswagen brand, is newly placed on the Beetle, while a new Dark Bronze Metallic has been introduced. But perhaps the most exciting color option added is quite unique and spicy…

Habanero Orange Metallic.

This fiery addition is quite orange as you can see below and although it has a reddish tinge, it is certainly distinguishable from Tornado Red. The ‘metallic’ makes it even spicier by adding in metal flakes to make the orange really sparkle. The boldest Beetle color next to Yellow Rush, this color is not for the conservative; while driving the short distance that I did, it attracted quite a few chasing eyes.

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 2016 Beetle Convertible in Habanero Orange Metallic. Trim: SE, Engine: 1.8T, Wheels: 17″ Turbine, black leatherette interior.

2016 trim levels have expanded a bit, with a Wolfsburg Edition, S, SE, SEL, TDI SE, TDI SEL, R-Line, R-Line SE, R-Line SEL, Dune (special edition coupe model), and Denim (special edition convertible model), and been renamed for clarity.

The 2016 Beetle has been updated both externally and internally. It still pays homage to its classic ancestor with bubbly curves and a happy smile, but has been substantially modernized. A lower and flatter roof line has been established along with a more upright windshield. Paint colors and wheel styles are in abundance, with 17″, 18″, or 19″ sizes offered depending upon trim level. As always, it is available in a coupe or convertible.

The Beetle comes with a 1.8T or 2.0T engine. For those with a greater taste for style, a turbocharged 1.8L with a six speed automatic is offered at a lesser price than its turbocharged 2.0L counterpart (with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG auto), which is for the more speed oriented. Regardless of the engine, the 2016 Beetle is pretty quick and responsive with good acceleration and braking, smooth shifting, and a comfortable ride.

It is worth noting that Volkswagen has introduced a Beetle 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition (listed above). The Wolfsburg takes over as the base Beetle model, while still packing in the features.

The interior of the Beetle remains as clean and simple as ever, keeping true to the Beetle style. V-tex leatherette seating is standard, complete with a leather wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and e-brake. And heated seats! Heated seats come standard at every trim level as well.

The biggest changes to the 2016 Beetle lineup are technology based as Volkswagen has integrated its Modular Infotainment System (MIB II) system and Car-Net connectivity systems -Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink- into 2016 models at SE and above trims. All trim levels, however, now come with either a 5″ or 6.3″ touchscreen, which is cleaner and easier to use than before.

Looking for features standard in all trim levels? Bluetooth, a 8-speaker sound system, USB/auxiliary ports, climate control, power adjustable heated mirrors, cruise control, multi-function display, variable intermittent windshield wipers with heated washer nozzles, and keyless entry are your basic options.

I think it is safe to say that no matter the trim, the 2016 Beetle packs in some serious options and technology. Of course, the higher the trim the wider selection of features, but that’s a different story (and probably a future review). But for now, you’ve read the jist of what the 2016 Beetle has brought to the car game, and it’s quite a bit.

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The SE trim level comes standard with a rearview camera, Car-Net, 6.3″ touchscreen AM/FM/HD radio and CD player with USB and auxiliary, 8-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, voice control, SiriusXM, power adjustable heated mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, push button start, TPMS, and more.

Check out the gallery below! If you are interested in your new Beetle options, contact us at Volkswagen of Naples!

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12th Annual Cars On 5th Show

Where do you go to see the biggest horse gathering in town? Why, the 12th Annual Cars On 5th presented by the Naples Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America, of course.

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By 8am Saturday morning, 5th Avenue South was lined with more horsepower than you’ve ever seen in one block.

The annual show is the biggest Naples has to offer where you can go to see some of the rarest cars and biggest gatherings of one car brand. Supercars dominate the show with classics, imports, domestics, and the occasional bike sprinkled in. And puppies. Puppies everywhere.

We were setup with our partners Audi Naples showing off our beloved Classic Beetle and 1963 Double Cab, a new 2016 Silk Blue Metallic Beetle Convertible, a new 2016 VW Golf GTI manual, and a new 2016 Touareg- all of which you can come see in our showroom!

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There were too many Ferraris, Porsche’s, and Corvettes to count, but several stood out; like this Slant Nose Porsche below, a Porsche 918 Spyder, a green Ferrari 458, a gorgeous white Ferrari Testarossa, a new Ferrari 488, 2 Porsche GT3’s and a GT3RS, several model year C1 Corvettes, and a rare Ferrari 512i BB. While these three brands dominated, Lamborghini was represented well with the showing of a rare 1967 350GT, a new Aventador Super Veloce, a Diablo, a Murcielago, a 50th Anniversario Aventador, and a few others. It’s impossible to point out every sweet car there, but a Koenigsegg CCX, Alfa Romeo 4C & 8C, several Ford GT’s, a 1974 BMW 2002 Factory Turbo, a Mercedes Benz 300SLR, a Noble M400 race car, and a Porsche Carrera GT are some worth mentioning. And we can’t forget the familiar faces of a widebody bagged Challenger and a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth Edition.

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Vendors from around town and even farther out were set-up showcasing cars including Naples Motorsports, NUR Performance, Lamborghini Sarasota, Naples Luxury Imports, and Black Horse Motors.

As always the show was a hit, drawing in thousands of people, and dare I say, even more were in attendance this year than last! Needless to say, we are already looking forward to next year!

Lease VS Buy

When it’s time for your next vehicle, you’ll find yourself facing more decisions than simply “what make/model do I want?” The majority of us will end up financing rather than paying cash, but that raises a very important question; should you lease or buy?

The answer is not the same for everyone, so Volkswagen of Naples has created this nifty infographic exploring a few basic questions you should be asking yourself before making this decision. That’s not all there is to it, though, so let’s get a little more in-depth with the advantages and disadvantages
VW Lease VS Buy-2Leasing

When you lease a vehicle, you will end up with a lower monthly payment with less money due at signing than you would if you took out a loan to purchase the same vehicle. This is because you are essentially renting the vehicle for 2-4 years, so you are only paying for the portion of the vehicle that you plan to use. This is great especially when you are considering something brand new as it allows you to get a vehicle that would otherwise be out of your price range.

The lease agreement does have a disadvantage for some people depending on their driving habits. In your lease, you agree to driving up to a certain amount of miles per year (usually up to 15k/year). If you go over these miles at the end of the lease, it can cost you. If you tend to drive a lot, you should consider buying. Another thing that can be held against you in a lease is excessive wear and tear, however, Volkswagen offers several insurance packages for a small fee to protect you from any unpleasant financial surprises at the end of your lease.

Keeping with financial implications, leasing is great for people who can claim their vehicle as a business expense. When tax season rolls around, remember that leases are deductible! You can’t write off the purchase of a vehicle, but you can with a lease.

Leased vehicles belong to the bank. At the end of your lease term, you do not own the vehicle as you would with a loan when purchasing a vehicle. You then have the option toturn in the vehicle and walk away,
purchase your leased vehicle and make it yours, or lease a brand new one! If you like to have the latest and greatest technology and a brand new vehicle, this is perfect for you! Leases generally last 2-4 years and you can get a brand new vehicle once your term is up. You also do not have to deal with the hassle of selling or trading in your vehicle when you are ready for a new one. Depreciation is not your problem!

Leases can rid you of negative equity. Do often find yourself owing more than what your vehicle is worth with every purchase? It can sometimes seem like you’ll never get out from under it – but fear not! If you have great credit and are willing to make higher payments for a few years, you can rid yourself of this negative equity by rolling it into a lease. Your payments will be high for the next few years, but once your lease term is up, you can turn it in and you will not have any negative equity to speak of! It was all absorbed by the lease.

There is one downside to this – you cannot simply turn in your lease whenever you please. You are locked into the contract for the term that you signed for, and it can sometimes be very difficult and expensive to get out early. If you need the ability sell your vehicle at a moment’s notice or keep it for a very long period of time, then leasing might not be for you.

Buying

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room right off the bat: depreciation. Yes, your vehicle depreciates. Its value goes down as soon as you buy it. For this reason, purchasing a lightly used pre owned or a Certified Pre Owned VW can be the most cost effective option – but let’s admit it. There’s nothing quite like that new car smell, and some of us simply cannot resist.

When you purchase a vehicle, unlike leasing, the vehicle is yours to do with as you please. This doesn’t just play on the feeling of ownership; it does have some very important advantages and disadvantages. If you suddenly need to get rid of your vehicle or get something else, buying gives you flexibility to do so. For example, say you purchase a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and a few months later you find out that you are expecting a little bundle of joy. A small convertible will no longer suit your needs, and you’ll need to opt for something larger like a Passat or a Tiguan SUV. Since you purchased rather than leased your Beetle, you can simply trade it in for something that better suits your needs – and you may even have some positive equity to play with!

The other side of this advantage is that you can keep your vehicle for as long as you want! Some of us tend to get attached and like to keep our vehicles for a long time, and sometimes even pass them down to our children. Buying allows you to do this…. Or not! The choice is yours, and you can decide when you’re ready.

Another advantage is no mileage restrictions! Since the vehicle is yours, it does not matter how much or how little you drive. You can drive cross country whenever you feel like it!

It is important to talk about credit scores too. To lease, you must have excellent credit. If you are concerned about your credit score, or if you already know that it’s on the lower side, then buying will likely be your best bet. Whichever route you take, as long as you keep up with your payments, you can improve your credit score thanks to your new car!

We hope that this was helpful to you! If you have further questions or if you are ready to buy or lease your new Volkswagen, please stop by Volkswagen of Naples or call us at (866) 364-0242.

2015 Volkswagen GTI: First Drive & Review

Volkswagen of Naples announces $500 Discount on New 2012/2013 VW with Competitive Trade-In

$500 Discount on New 2012/2013 VW with Competitive Trade-In

Summer Sizzle Conquest Discount

Current vehicle owners of 2004 + Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai or Kia will receive a special bonus of $500 off the purchase or lease of  any new 2012 or 2013 Volkswagen models when they trade in their existing eligible vehicle. More about the beetle. More about the CC. More about the Eos. More about the GTI. More about the golf. More about the golfr. More about the Jetta. More about the Jetta SportWagen. More about the Passat. More about the Routan. More about the Tiguan. More about the Touareg 2.

National Offer|Offer ends July 2, 2012

Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 incentive toward the purchase or lease of any new, unused 2012 or 2013 model year Volkswagen to individual purchasers or lessees who own and trade-in as part of the new vehicle purchase or lease any 2004 or newer model year Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai or Kia vehicle.  Offer is not transferable and applies only in the U.S.  Limit one per customer.  Not redeemable for cash; discount will be applied to new vehicle purchase or lease.  Offer will be reimbursed to dealer and requires dealer participation. This incentive may be combined with certain other national offers; other conditions may apply.  See your participating VW dealer for full program restrictions and details.  ©2012 Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of Naples, located in beautiful Naples, Florida, is your leading new and used Volkswagen dealer serving Southwest Florida including all of Naples, Naples Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates, Copeland, Goodland, Everglades City, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.  We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers’ needs. Feel free to browse our new and pre-owned inventory online, www.vwofnaples.com, to request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

Volkswagen of Naples Service Department is proud to be the only dealer in South West Florida to offer “Service While You Sleep”. This elite service will allow our customers the option of dropping off their vehicle on their way home from work and picking it up in the morning.  For your convenience, our Service Department hours include nighttime service offered until 3am along with a complimentary shuttle.

Volkswagen of Naples is conveniently located and easy to find

  • Traveling from Bradenton, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs or Venice simply go South on I-75 to exit 105 (Golden Gate). Take Golden Gate west towards the Naples Airport to Airport Pulling Road.  Go south on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile, just past Radio Road on your left hand side.
  • Traveling from Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami, Pembrooke Pines, Hollywood, Hallendale, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, or Boca Raton simply go West on I-75 to exit 101 (Collier Blvd -951).  Take Collier Blvd South to Davis Blvd. Go west and follow Davis Blvd. to Airport Pulling Road.  Go North on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile on your right hand side.

Contact Information

Volkswagen of Naples

www.vwofnaples.com

601 Airport Rd., S

Naples, FL 34104

Sales:

1-866-364-0242

Service:

1-866-352-6629

Parts:

1-866-314-8395

Ten good reasons to have a dealership service your car

 

Today’s new cars and trucks need a special kind of care. By going to a franchised new-car dealership. You can expect quality service and avoid unnecessary maintenance and repairs.

1. QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS

Many dealership technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Usually they specialize in only one make of vehicles – yours.

2. TOP-NOTCH TRAINING

You can be assured that dealership technicians have current technical and product information. This generation of cars needs the computer skills, electronics and continuing education that your manufacturer provides to the dealership technicians who service your car.

3. STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

Dealers have access to specially designed service tools and the finest in modern diagnostic system to use in servicing your car.

4. HELPFUL HOT LINES

You benefit from a vast data base of current technical information available to your dealer. Technicians can usually call the manufacturer’s hot line which provides instant inside information about your specific model car.

5. THE RIGHT PARTS

With original equipment replacement parts manufactured for your exact model car or truck, you’ll be assured of the right look, the right fit, and the same original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality you originally purchased.

6. PROTECTION FOR YOUR INVESTMENT

Since you’ve probably spent about $15,000 or more on your new car, you won’t want to rely on anyone other than top professionals. Your new car dealership helps you keep your car in top performance condition.

7. COMPETITIVE PRICES

Check their prices. They’re probably better than you think. Competition has forced many dealerships to lower their prices – especially on simple maintenance such as oil changes and tune-ups.

8. SOLID GUARANTEES!

Because reputations depend on customer satisfaction, many dealerships guarantee repairs for periods appropriate to individual automobile conditions. You’ll also get available manufactures’ guarantees on original equipment replacement parts.

9. PERSONAL CONVENIENCE

In an effort to earn and keep your business, many dealerships have extended service hours to include nights and weekends, opened express lines for routine maintenance and repairs, and started to provide guaranteed delivery times for work completed. Many also offer transportation or “loaner” cars while repairs are being made.

10. POSITIVE SATISFACTION

More than ever before, your dealership wants to please customers by combining superior customer service with quality work at a fair price. Because their business depends on it, dealers are making your satisfaction their priority.

Volkswagen of Naples, located in beautiful Naples, Florida, is your leading new and used Volkswagen dealer serving Southwest Florida including all of Naples, Naples Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates, Copeland, Goodland, Everglades City, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.  We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers’ needs. Feel free to browse our new and pre-owned inventory online, www.vwofnaples.com, to request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

Volkswagen of Naples Service Department is proud to be the only dealer in South West Florida to offer “Service While You Sleep”. This elite service will allow our customers the option of dropping off their vehicle on their way home from work and picking it up in the morning.  For your convenience, our Service Department hours include nighttime service offered until 3am along with a complimentary shuttle.

Volkswagen of Naples is conveniently located and easy to find

  • Traveling from Bradenton, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs or Venice simply go South on I-75 to exit 105 (Golden Gate). Take Golden Gate west towards the Naples Airport to Airport Pulling Road.  Go south on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile, just past Radio Road on your left hand side.
  • Traveling from Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami, Pembrooke Pines, Hollywood, Hallendale, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, or Boca Raton simply go West on I-75 to exit 101 (Collier Blvd -951).  Take Collier Blvd South to Davis Blvd. Go west and follow Davis Blvd. to Airport Pulling Road.  Go North on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile on your right hand side.

Contact Information

Volkswagen of Naples

www.vwofnaples.com

601 Airport Rd., S

Naples, FL 34104

Sales:

1-866-364-0242

Service:

1-866-352-6629

Parts:

1-866-314-8395

 

 

 

Volkswagen of Naples Reports VW Revs Up Profits and Pressure on GM

As annual profits go, Volkswagen hit it out of the park, as reported this week by CNBC.com News.

In fact, the record profit the German automaker announced at its annual meeting on Monday will have a lot of people wondering why it made nearly triple the amount of money GM did last year Overall, VW posted a net profit of $20.1 billion dollars with annual revenue surging 26% to $207.1 billion. Yes, some of the VW profit was helped by a revaluation gain on the options it holds to buy a remaining 50.1% of Porsche. Still, the staggering 58% jump in operating profits shows just how successful last year was for VW.

Compare those figures with General Motors. GM made $7.6 billion last year. By all accounts, it was a fantastic year for GM, especially coming just two years after bankruptcy. But with VW breathing nipping at the heels of GM to become the world’s largest automaker, its worth comparing GM and VW. And for that, one figure stands out. In 2011, VW made approximately $55 million every day while GM made approximately $21 million.

So why the difference? Both automakers are racking up sizable profits in China. And while GM made the bulk of its money in the U.S., VW continues to struggle here. By comparison, Volkswagen is still profiting in Europe while GM lost $700 million in that continent. One key differentiator between GM and VW is the strength of their luxury divisions. Cadillac is largely a North American brand, just starting to grow overseas. For Volkswagen, there is a portfolio of strong earnings contributors including Bentley and Porsche. And then there is Audi. It generated more profits for VW than any other brand. Audi’s operating profit last year surged by $2.6 billion.

In 2011 VW sold 1.3 million Audi vehicles around the world. It was the 16th best-selling brand of the year. Cadillac? GM sold just under 200,000 last year, making it the 52nd best-selling brand in 2011. Watch Audi over the next two years. It will be a key player in Volkswagen’s stated goal of eclipsing GM to become the world’s top automaker. In terms of profit, the German automaker has already far exceeded GM.

Volkswagen of Naples, located in beautiful Naples, Florida, is your leading new and used Volkswagen dealer serving Southwest Florida including all of Naples, Naples Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates, Copeland, Goodland, Everglades City, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.  We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers’ needs. Feel free to browse our new and pre-owned inventory online, www.vwofnaples.com, to request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

Volkswagen of Naples Service Department is proud to be the only dealer in South West Florida to offer “Service While You Sleep”. This elite service will allow our customers the option of dropping off their vehicle on their way home from work and picking it up in the morning.  For your convenience, our Service Department hours include nighttime service offered until 3am along with a complimentary shuttle.

Volkswagen of Naples is conveniently located and easy to find

  • Traveling from Bradenton, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs or Venice simply go South on I-75 to exit 105 (Golden Gate). Take Golden Gate west towards the Naples Airport to Airport Pulling Road.  Go south on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile, just past Radio Road on your left hand side.
  • Traveling from Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami, Pembrooke Pines, Hollywood, Hallendale, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, or Boca Raton simply go West on I-75 to exit 101 (Collier Blvd -951).  Take Collier Blvd South to Davis Blvd. Go west and follow Davis Blvd. to Airport Pulling Road.  Go North on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile on your right hand side.

Contact Information

Volkswagen of Naples

www.vwofnaples.com

601 Airport Rd., S

Naples, FL 34104

Sales:

1-866-364-0242

Service:

1-866-352-6629

Parts:

1-866-314-8395

 

 

Volkswagen of Naples Reports Reports 42.5 Percent Increase in February U.S. Sales

Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported 30,577 units sold in February, a 42.5 percent increase over prior year sales and best February since 1973.

– Best February sales results since 1973 with 30,577 units sold –

Passat named Top Family Car by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com amidst sales momentum –

  • February sales total 30,577 units, a 42. 5 percent increase over prior year sales
  • Passat, the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, sold 8,189 its best month since August 2001
  • Tiguan sold 2,280 units, its best February ever
  • Jetta Sedan achieved 11,694 units, up 11.4 percent versus the prior year • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales in February, up 54.6 percent versus the prior month

“February’s strong sales of 30,577 units and back-to-back record months reflects the increasing consumer confidence in the marketplace and strong interest for our products,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “With escalating fuel prices, we anticipate increased demand for our full-range of fuel efficient vehicles, particularly our TDI Clean Diesel models, to continue into the spring selling season.”

The Passat, recently named the #1 Family Car for 2012 by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, continues to be a success in the competitive mid-size sedan segment with 8,189 units for the month of February.

Jetta sedan remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 11,694, its best February ever. The 2012 Beetle sold 1,303 units. The TDI Clean Diesel Coupe was unveiled this month at the Chicago Auto Show; it will go on sale late summer 2012.

The Tiguan continued strong sales with 2,280 units sold, marking the best February ever. The Touareg vehicles saw an increase in sales with 65.1 percent with 723 units sold.

Volkswagen’s high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales in February, a 54.6 percent increase versus the prior month.

Volkswagen of Naples, located in beautiful Naples, Florida, is your leading new and used Volkswagen dealer serving Southwest Florida including all of Naples, Naples Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates, Copeland, Goodland, Everglades City, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.  We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers’ needs. Feel free to browse our new and pre-owned inventory online, www.vwofnaples.com, to request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

Volkswagen of Naples Service Department is proud to be the only dealer in South West Florida to offer “Service While You Sleep”. This elite service will allow our customers the option of dropping off their vehicle on their way home from work and picking it up in the morning.  For your convenience, our Service Department hours include nighttime service offered until 3am along with a complimentary shuttle.

Volkswagen of Naples is conveniently located and easy to find

  • Traveling from Bradenton, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs or Venice simply go South on I-75 to exit 105 (Golden Gate). Take Golden Gate west towards the Naples Airport to Airport Pulling Road.  Go south on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile, just past Radio Road on your left hand side.
  • Traveling from Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami, Pembrooke Pines, Hollywood, Hallendale, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, or Boca Raton simply go West on I-75 to exit 101 (Collier Blvd -951).  Take Collier Blvd South to Davis Blvd. Go west and follow Davis Blvd. to Airport Pulling Road.  Go North on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile on your right hand side.

Contact Information

Volkswagen of Naples

www.vwofnaples.com

601 Airport Rd., S

Naples, FL 34104

Sales:

1-866-364-0242

Service:

1-866-352-6629

Parts:

1-866-314-8395

Volkswagen of Naples shares family values: Volkswagen Passat named 2012 top family car

Kelley Blue Book’s KKB.com names the Volkswagen Passat “Top Family Car”. The Editors at the prestigious website single out Passat as the number one family-hauler, from a field of 10 cars

The 2012 Passat can add yet another accolade to its growing roster of awards: It has been named by Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com as the number-one pick for its 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 list. Each year, the expert editors at kbb.com choose 10 vehicles that they feel address a wide selection of typical familial concerns, ranging from safety, comfort, child-friendliness and favorable consumer ratings to potential out-of-pocket costs during the car’s first five years of ownership.

The Passat—starting at $19,995, with class-leading rear-seat legroom and parent-friendly standard features like Bluetooth® technology and dual-zone climate control—represents a tremendous value for any modern family. And, with the option of a TDI® Clean Diesel engine that gets an EPA estimated 43 mpg on the highway and a range of up to 795 miles when equipped with a manual transmission, the Passat can also be an eco-conscious family-hauling machine.

In naming the Passat their number one pick, kbb.com editors said: “Crafted specifically for the American market—it’s even built in Chattanooga, Tennessee—the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is both larger and cheaper than the model it replaces. But the European driving dynamics and interior feel remain, making the new Passat a uniquely well-rounded family sedan and our best family car of 2012.”

“We’re flattered to have the Passat recognized as the best family car of 2012 by the editors at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, a company that is highly regarded by both the automotive industry and consumers,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Such acknowledgement further validates our efforts to make it the first affordable, midsize German-engineered car for the American family. And it’s built in America!”

Volkswagen of Naples, located in beautiful Naples, Florida, is your leading new and used Volkswagen dealer serving Southwest Florida including all of Naples, Naples Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates, Copeland, Goodland, Everglades City, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.  We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers’ needs. Feel free to browse our new and pre-owned inventory online, www.vwofnaples.com, to request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

Volkswagen of Naples Service Department is proud to be the only dealer in South West Florida to offer “Service While You Sleep”. This elite service will allow our customers the option of dropping off their vehicle on their way home from work and picking it up in the morning.  For your convenience, our Service Department hours include nighttime service offered until 3am along with a complimentary shuttle.

Volkswagen of Naples is conveniently located and easy to find Traveling from Bradenton, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs or Venice simply go South on I-75 to exit 105 (Golden Gate). Take Golden Gate west towards the Naples Airport to Airport Pulling Road.  Go south on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile, just past Radio Road on your left hand side.

Traveling from Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami, Pembrooke Pines, Hollywood, Hallendale, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, or Boca Raton simply go West on I-75 to exit 101 (Collier Blvd -951).  Take Collier Blvd South to Davis Blvd. Go west and follow Davis Blvd. to Airport Pulling Road.  Go North on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile on your right hand side.

Contact Information

Volkswagen of Naples

www.vwofnaples.com

601 Airport Rd., S

Naples, FL 34104

Sales:

1-866-364-0242

Service:

1-866-352-6629

Parts:

1-866-314-8395

 

 

Volkswagen of Naples Reports VW reveals the Beetle TDI Clean Diesel at the Chicago Auto Show

At this year’s Chicago Auto Show Volkswagen announced that a TDI Clean Diesel model of the 2013 Beetle that will be available this summer at Volkswagen of Naples.

The 2013 Beetle TDI is the first TDI Clean Diesel Beetle we’ve offered since 2006, but we think you’ll agree that it was worth the wait. It’s the most fuel-efficient Beetle yet, with a predicted fuel economy of 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Besides its excellent efficiency, what sets this model apart is what’s under the hood.

The Beetle TDI makes the most of Volkswagen’s innovative 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine, which puts out 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. That’s great news for your right foot, because all that extra torque equals substantially more responsive driving.

We don’t use the term “Clean Diesel” lightly. Like our other TDI models, the Beetle TDI features an exhaust system with a particulate filter and no less than three catalytic converters: one for oxidation, one for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and one for hydrogen sulfide. For those of you who aren’t chemistry a major, that means that engine emissions are reduced. For that, we can all breathe easier.

The Beetle TDI will be available in three trim levels, including a TDI with Sunroof and a TDI with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation. All three levels are very nicely equipped, with standard features like power windows with one-touch up/down; cruise control; V-Tex Leatherette seating; the Kaeferfach secondary glove box; Bluetooth®; a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with audio controls; three auxiliary gauges; Keyless entry with push-button start; and a Media Device Interface with iPod® cable.

For more information and availability of the (Think) Blue Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel Beetle, please contact Volkswagen of Naples at 866-364-0242, or visit their dealership in Naples Florida.

Volkswagen of Naples, located in beautiful Naples, Florida, is your leading new and used Volkswagen dealer serving Southwest Florida including all of Naples, Naples Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates, Copeland, Goodland, Everglades City, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.  We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience
satisfying our customers’ needs. Feel free to browse our new and pre-owned inventory online, www.vwofnaples.com, to request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

Volkswagen of Naples Service Department is proud to be the only dealer in South West Florida to offer “Service While You Sleep”. This elite service will allow our customers the option of dropping off their vehicle on their way home from work and picking it up in the morning.  For your convenience, our Service Department hours include nighttime service offered until 3am along with a complimentary shuttle.

Volkswagen of Naples is conveniently located and easy to find
Traveling from Bradenton, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs or Venice simply go South on I-75 to exit 105 (Golden Gate). Take Golden Gate west towards the Naples Airport to Airport Pulling Road.  Go south on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile, just past Radio Road on your left hand side.

Traveling from Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami, Pembrooke Pines, Hollywood, Hallendale, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, or Boca Raton simply go West on I-75 to exit 101 (Collier Blvd -951).  Take Collier Blvd South to Davis Blvd. Go west and follow Davis Blvd. to Airport Pulling Road.  Go North on Airport Pulling Road approximately one mile on your right hand side.

Contact Information

Volkswagen of Naples

www.vwofnaples.com

601 Airport Rd., S

Naples, FL 34104

Sales:

1-866-364-0242

Service:

1-866-352-6629

Parts:

1-866-314-8395