2017 #PinkBeetle Limited-Edition Available at VW of Downtown LA

By paulthompson | Posted in New Volkswagen, News on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 10:09 PM

The first vehicle ever to officially be named as its own hashtag, the exclusive run of #PinkBeetle models will be available in coupe and convertible configurations and will go on sale in the Fall. Pricing of this value-oriented limited-edition model will be announced closer to launch.

#PinkBeetle

The 2017 #PinkBeetle will be offered in limited quantities across the United States. With a 1.8-liter turbocharged direct-injection TSI® engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, #PinkBeetle produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and is poised to become an immediate automotive trending topic.

Offered in its own unique shade of Fresh Fuchsia Metallic paint, the special edition Beetle model’s eye-catching paint is contrasted by gloss-black mirror caps and black running boards. Coupes are fitted with 17-inch multi-spoke Linas aluminum-alloy wheels, while #PinkBeetle Convertible models feature the 18-inch five-spoke Twister design. Both coupe and convertible versions have Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED taillamps and LED rear license plate lighting as standard.

Interior design features of the #PinkBeetle include a black dashpad with surrounding pink accent and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. The Pink Club cloth seats are reminiscent of the signature plaid inserts of the GTI, replacing the classic design’s red striping with a perfectly-matched pink hue. Standard equipment includes Volkswagen’s MIB II infotainment system, which serves as the foundation for the VW Car-Net® App-Connect suite of features. App-Connect technology enables smartphone integration through three major platforms—Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®—allowing seamless connectivity for compatible devices.

#PinkBeetle

The #PinkBeetle is fitted with Volkswagen’s Composition Media infotainment system that has a 6.3-inch screen with a capacitive touch sensor (similar to smartphone and tablet technology) to enable gesture controls like swiping and pinch-zooming. MIB II also features a proximity sensor, which detects when a hand is nearby and automatically switches its display to allow easier selection of specific features. USB and Bluetooth® connectivity for compatible devices is standard, along with a rearview camera and a 3-month trial of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Other standard equipment includes heatable front seats and KESSY® Keyless access with push-button start.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – Now at VW of Downtown LA

By paulthompson | Posted in New Volkswagen, News, Volkswagen Golf on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 10:04 PM

The Golf Alltrack, the eagerly awaited derivative of the Golf SportWagen, marries that vehicle’s practicality and fun-to-drive nature with the capabilities of 4Motion® all-wheel drive and rugged exterior styling. The Alltrack offers an affordable yet upscale alternative to existing all-wheel-drive wagons that are on the market.

The Alltrack uses Volkswagen’s powerful yet fuel-efficient 1.8-liter TSI® turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine, which makes 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The TSI engine will initially be offered with a six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission, with a six-speed manual transmission available later in the model year. The latest generation 4Motion all-wheel-drive system features a fast-acting center differential. Golf Alltrack will be available in three trims—S, SE and SEL—and will be in dealer showrooms in October.

Exterior

The Golf SportWagen body shape is immediately evident in the Alltrack, but there is absolutely no mistaking the two. Despite the overall length and width remaining roughly the same at 180.2 inches and 70.8 inches, the overall height has been increased because ride height is elevated by 0.6 inches. This change in proportions helps to make for a bolder, more capable appearance without compromising the pillars of Volkswagen design DNA—tight, crisp lines and understated-yet-modern surfaces.

2017 GOLF ALLTRACK

From the front, the Alltrack’s rugged character becomes even more apparent, with a redesigned bumper and added underbody guard, a matte-aluminum low-profile radiator grille crossbar extending into the headlights, a lower silver crossbar that incorporates standard foglights and unique black honeycomb grilles.

The Alltrack’s profile also provides differentiation from the SportWagen, with body cladding on the side sills and around the wheelarches that carries over to the lower areas of the redesigned bumpers. Unique accenting can also be seen in the silver roof rails, Reflex Silver side mirrors and lower window chrome molding. A panoramic sunroof is standard equipment on SE and SEL grades. Also obvious from the side are the standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy “Valley” wheels (18-inch “Canyon” on the SEL) and the impressive ground clearance of 6.9 inches.

2017 GOLF ALLTRACK

At the back, the Alltrack sports dark-red taillights and a new bumper that is highlighted by dominant silver underbody protection, matching the style of the side sills and incorporating chrome exhaust outlets on either side. “Alltrack” and “4Motion” badging also make it clear this is a distinctly different vehicle than its Golf brethren.

In addition to the standard foglights and LED Daytime Running Lights (all trims) with automatic headlight activation (SE and SEL only), a Driver Assist & Lighting Package is available for the Alltrack SEL that adds automatic headlight adjustment and replaces the halogen headlights with Bi-Xenon units.

Interior

Inside, the Alltrack offers the same spacious 94.3 cubic feet of passenger volume as the SportWagen, as well as 30.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats and 66.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Headroom also remains the same at 38.6 inches, as does the front and rear shoulder room of 55.9 and 53.9 inches and front and rear legroom of 41.2 and 35.6 inches.

2017 GOLF ALLTRACK

Despite having the same measurements, there are some notable differences that make the Alltrack’s upscale cabin stand out. V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces—including a unique “Marrakesh” brown color option—are standard equipment across the line, along with heatable front seats. A 12-way power driver seat is standard on the SEL trim. The unique interior equipment of the Alltrack adds a black headliner, a 4Motion-branded chrome strip on the center console, stainless-steel door kickplates with the Alltrack logo, and custom aluminum-look pedals.

In addition to the expansive interior space, driver controls are positioned to help optimize ergonomics and usability. The seat position, height of the shifter and the spacing between the pedals are fine-tuned for increased driver comfort. This driver-centric design focus is evident from the center stack, which is angled towards the driver, a feature frequently seen in premium luxury or performance vehicles. Ambient lighting further highlights this upscale character, as well as the use of premium materials throughout, such as the soft-touch plastics and leather-wrapped handbrake, shifter knob and multi-function steering wheel.

An equal amount of attention has been paid to helping to optimize comfort and convenience throughout the lineup. The Alltrack comes equipped with a long list of modern comfort, convenience and entertainment features, including power windows, locks and mirrors, rearview camera, Bluetooth® technology and Volkswagen Car-Net® Security and Service. KESSY® keyless access with push-button start is standard equipment on SE and SEL trim levels, as is the Fender® Premium Audio System, while Climatronic® automatic dual-zone climate control is standard on SEL models. The Alltrack S is equipped with an eight-speaker audio system.

As standard equipment across the Alltrack line, the MIB II infotainment system not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features available in the automotive industry today. The Composition Media unit is standard in S and SE trims, while the Discover Media navigation unit is found in the SEL trim. Both MIB II units are anchored around a 6.5-inch, 800×480 capacitive color touchscreen display with proximity sensor.

The Alltrack SEL also features the Discover Media unit, which upgrades the 6.5-inch touchscreen with 2.5D Navigation, one-shot voice destination entry, predicts possible destinations based on often used routes, and Destination Entry with Quick Search and Auto-complete, and Car-Net Guide & Inform.

Compatible smartphone integration is a key part of this system, offering users the ability to run certain smartphone apps directly on the vehicle’s display through services like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirroLink®. Alltrack’s infotainment system also offers AUX-in, SD card and USB multimedia interfaces with Apple iPhone® and iPod® compatibility, as well as a rearview camera display and Bluetooth technology with audio streaming for compatible phones. Other features include the ability to sync two phones simultaneously, along with a JPEG viewer, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, HD Radio and support for lossless audio file format (Free Lossless Audio Codec FLAC).
Security & Service. With the Car-Net Security & Service suite, owners can access their VW remotely through vw.com/carnet as well as a smartphone app, providing access to the features available from virtually anywhere your mobile device is connected to wireless internet.

Available security related features include Automatic Crash Notification, which can automatically notify an operator who can contact first responders in the event of an collision; Manual Emergency Call, a feature that allows for quick access to customer specialists at the touch of a button; Roadside Assistance, for added peace-of-mind in the event of trouble on the road; and Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, which uses VW Car-Net Security & Service to assist law enforcement with locating your vehicle in the event that it is stolen.

In addition, Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service offers layers of convenience, such as remote vehicle access, remote door lock and unlock, remote honk and flash (of lights), last parked location information, and remote status check (doors and windows).

The Car-Net Security & Service also offers Family Guardian, a suite of features that help families. Features including speed alert, which can notify the owner of the vehicle when the preset maximum speed limit is exceeded; and boundary alert, which can alert you if the vehicle has traveled outside of a pre-set virtual boundary.

Diagnostics and maintenance information is also available through VW Car-Net. A Vehicle Health Report allows Volkswagen customers to check to see an overview of vehicle diagnostics. When it’s time for scheduled service, Car-Net Security & Service can not only alert the customer, but also provide a simple way to schedule a dealer visit. It can even identify the closest dealer in case you need a recommendation.

Customers purchasing new Volkswagen models equipped with Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service connected vehicle services (not including App-Connect) will receive a no-charge trial for six months after purchase. To extend the benefits of this connectivity system, customers can choose from a number of Volkswagen Car-Net payment options: 1 year, for $199; 2 years for $378; 3 years for $540; or, month-to-month, for $17.99.

Guide & Inform. Car-Net Guide & Inform offers an enhanced navigation and infotainment experience for Volkswagen customers. Volkswagen has incorporated technologies that enhance existing navigation offerings while adding an additional level of information that empowers owners.

Satellite navigation is refined with Car-Net Guide & Inform, which incorporates several layers of information right onto the screen. MIB II-equipped Volkswagen models with in-vehicle navigation systems feature real-time fuel prices, sports scores, movie information and weather data as part of the three month SiriusXM Travel Link trial. Volkswagen customers will also enjoy real-time traffic information and a complimentary three-month SiriusXM Traffic trial.

Customers purchasing new Volkswagen models equipped with Volkswagen Car-Net connected vehicle services (not including App-Connect) will receive a no-charge trial for six months after purchase. To extend the benefits of this connectivity system, customers can choose from a number of Volkswagen Car-Net payment options: 1 year, for $199; 2 years for $378; 3 years for $540; or, month-to-month, for $17.99. App-Connect can be used free-of-charge and is not included as part of the subscription-based services. Car-Net Guide & Inform services are provided by SiriusXM, and following the three-month trial period of SiriusXM Travel Link and SiriusXM Traffic, customers can contact SiriusXM at www.siriusxm.com to learn how to initiate paid subscriptions to these services.

Powertrain

The Alltrack shares its 1.8-liter TSI engine with other members of the seventh-generation Golf lineup. This four-cylinder gasoline unit is a member of the latest EA888 engine family, utilizing turbocharged induction and direct fuel injection to help achieve excellent efficiency while still delivering impressive power. Output is rated at 170 horsepower at 4500 rpm and a stout 199 pound-feet of torque beginning at just 1600 rpm.

Across all grades, Alltrack is launching with a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. A six-speed manual transmission will be available early in 2017 on the S and SE trimlines. Regardless of transmission, power is routed to all four wheels via the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

Also unique to Alltrack is a large 14.5-gallon fuel tank, which offers a greater range for adventure than SportWagen’s 13.2-gallon tank. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 30 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.

4Motion all-wheel-drive system

One of the Alltrack’s key features is the 4Motion permanent all-wheel-drive system. The latest-generation 4Motion system is activated before any wheelspin occurs, helping eliminate nearly all traction losses. The system achieves this by using an advanced control function based on specific driving conditions. When operating under a relatively low load or when coasting, the front wheels are driven and the rear wheels are decoupled, which can help save fuel. However, the rear wheels can be engaged in fractions of a second whenever necessary via the center differential, which is activated by an electro-hydraulic oil pump.

A control unit continually calculates the ideal drive torque for the rear wheels and controls how much the multi-plate clutch should be closed by activating the oil pump. The oil pressure increases the contact pressure at the clutch plates in proportion to the torque desired at the rear axle. So, the amount of pressure applied to the clutch plates can be used to continuously vary the amount of torque going between the front and rear wheels, up to a maximum of 50 percent at the rear axle.

In addition to the center differential that acts longitudinally, electronic differential locks (EDL) that are a function of the electronic stability control system act laterally. The system can briefly brake a wheel that is slipping, enabling uninterrupted and stable transfer of drive power to the wheel on the opposite side.

Chassis

As a member of the modern Golf lineup, Alltrack is built on the same MQB chassis architecture as the rest of the line. The unitary construction chassis has two solid-mounted subframes with bolt-on front fenders, and utilizes new technologies such as laser clamp welding, which produces “wobble seam” welds in a wave pattern to help maximize strength in a limited space, offering up to four times the strength of a traditional spot weld.

The stamped steel body and chassis boasts a large percentage of high-strength, hot-formed steel. This technology, along with the use of newly developed ultra-high-strength steels, allows much of the chassis and body to be constructed from thinner and lighter parts without any loss in strength. Additionally, thanks to the use of selective thickness for parts, a single component can be tailor-rolled to have as many as 11 zones of varying thicknesses.

Thanks to the extensive use of modern construction techniques and high- and ultra-high strength steels, Alltrack’s chassis manages to remain lightweight despite its upscale features and enhanced crash structure. Throughout the car, incredible attention to detail has optimized components—such as the seats, air conditioning system, and even the electrical architecture—to help save weight.

The Alltrack has its own, unique suspension tuning, with a ride height that is raised by 0.6 inches. Up front, a strut layout uses coil springs, telescopic dampers, and an anti-roll bar, with a multilink arrangement with coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar at the back.

The Golf Alltrack’s braking system features 11.3-inch vented front discs and 10.7-inch solid rear discs with standard three-channel ABS with electronic brake pressure distribution. The rack-and-pinion steering features electric power assist and features a 13.6:1 ratio that allows for 2.76 turns from lock to lock and a vehicle turning circle of 35.8 feet.

The Alltrack features a unique Driving Mode Selection that enables an Off Road Mode setting. This driving profile alters the ABS system and accelerator pedal character and activates the hill descent function, helping Alltrack deliver exceptional performance off the beaten path. The available Off-Road HMI that is part of the navigation system displays compass, steering angle, and altitude when driving off-road.

Alltrack is also equipped with the XDS+® Cross Differential System—a feature originally developed for the performance-oriented GTI model. This technology acts somewhat like an electronic substitute for a traditional mechanical limited-slip differential, working by actively monitoring data from each wheel sensor. If the suspension becomes unloaded, the system automatically applies braking to the driven inside wheel as needed to help reduce understeer (the tendency for the front wheels to run wide). This not only helps stability, but can also help improve handling and cornering performance.

Safety

Like the rest of the Golf line, Alltrack provides an intelligent combination of both passive and active safety systems. The 2017 Alltrack has been given a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

A standard feature on all 2017 Alltrack models is the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. This builds on the premise that a collision is rarely a single, instantaneous action, but rather a series of events that follow the initial impact—the most significant of which can cause additional collisions. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System addresses this by applying the brakes when a primary collision is detected by the airbag sensors, thus helping to reduce residual kinetic energy and, in turn, the chance of additional damage.

The Alltrack also includes Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System that shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and switches on the hazard lights if the car is involved in certain types of collisions. All Alltrack models are equipped with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

Driver Assistance Systems

The Alltrack S and SE are available with the Driver Assistance Package (MSRP $845) that adds Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), and Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist). The Alltrack SEL can be equipped with the Driver Assistance & Lighting Package ($1,995), which includes the above-listed systems and adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Lane Departure Warning system (Lane Assist), High Beam Control (Light Assist), and Bi-Xenon headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS).

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses forward facing radar to maintain a set speed while helping maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front. The driver sets the speed and the desired spacing via buttons on the multifunction steering wheel and can use the accelerator, brake pedal, or steering wheel to cancel or override the ACC function. All system messages appear in the central multifunction display.

When the roadway ahead of the vehicle is empty, the system maintains the set speed. Alltrack models fitted with automatic transmissions and ACC can match the speed of a vehicle in front and come to a stop, as well as resume ACC control after the driver presses the accelerator pedal or the “resume” button on the steering wheel. On manual transmission Alltrack models, the ACC ceases to operate below 19 mph.

Within physical system limits, Forward Collision Warning helps warn the driver of critical front-end collision situations, both acoustically and visually by a warning symbol in the instrument cluster, and, if necessary, Autonomous Emergency Braking is activated to slow the vehicle if the driver fails to brake. If the brake pedal is applied but the driver brakes too lightly, the brake pressure is increased by the system.

If there is an indication that the vehicle is unintentionally straying from its lane, an available Lane Departure Warning system can actively countersteer to help keep the vehicle in the lane above 40 mph. The system’s camera can recognize visible lane markings (one side can suffice) and, using a special algorithm, calculates the risk of the car leaving the lane. If the driver takes their hands off the wheel for a defined period of time, or the vehicle crosses a lane marking without use of a turn signal, the system countersteers and later provides an audible warning and a visual signal in the instrument cluster, asking the driver to take over steering.

The system works in the dark and/or in fog, but will not engage if it cannot properly detect lane markings. If the turn signal has been set before crossing a lane marking, the Lane Departure Warning system will not engage or give a warning. The driver can “override” the system at any time by applying minimal force, and is not relieved of responsibility to make conscious driving decisions.

Park Distance Control uses ultrasonic sensors located in the front and rear bumpers to monitor a range of up to five feet in front or behind the vehicle. The system is activated when reverse gear is engaged or below a speed of 9 mph and helps provide guidance when parking or in tight situations. The system has audible and visual warnings when the car starts to approach parked cars or static objects from the front or rear.

Park Assist can automatically steer the car into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces in reverse. After pressing the Park Assist button – once for parallel and twice for perpendicular – the driver only needs to activate the accelerator pedal and brake once a gear is selected.

The driver can override or deactivate the steering assistance at any time by turning the steering wheel, disengaging reverse gear or pressing the button. Below 25 mph, the system can scan both the left-hand and right-hand sides of the road, for example in a one-way street, for any parking spaces as it drives past. By activating the turn signal, the driver stipulates which side of the road they wish to park on.

Limited Warranty

2017 Golf Alltrack models are offered with Volkswagen’s standard five-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) powertrain limited warranty and three-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) new vehicle limited warranty.

Model Line-up

Destination on all Golf Alltrack models is $820

Alltrack S

$25,850 with manual transmission (late availability)
$26,950 with automatic transmission

Alltrack SE

$29,430 with manual transmission (late availability)
$30,530 with automatic transmission

Alltrack SEL

$32,890 with automatic transmission

 

$0 Down Lease | $0 Down Jetta | $0 Down Tiguan | $0 Down Passat | VW of Downtown Los Angeles

By daviderickson | Posted in New Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Tiguan on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 3:20 AM

$0 Down Lease at Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles

Take advantage of these Zero Down Memorial Day deals at Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles on the 2016 Jetta, Passat and Tiguan. $0 Security Deposit, $0 Due at Signing includes $1000 Memorial Day Bonus. Excludes: First Payment, $625 Acquisition Fee, DMV and Tax. Expires 5/31/2016 See the Memorial Day Volksagen Zero Down leases on the new 2016 Volkwagen Jetta, Passat and Tiguan.

 

$0 Down VW DTLA Jetta Lease Example

2016 Jetta S 1.4T S with Automatic Transmission

$0 Down Lease for $149/mo + tax*

*Lease for $149 + tax per month for 36 months. Based on MSRP of $19,870  for Automatic Transmission. Residual Value $10,531.10.  $5,364  total of payments. Security Deposit Waived. $0 due at signing from customer + $1,000 Memorial Day Bonus**. Excludes: First Payment, $625 Acquisition Fee, $80 Documentation Fee, Sales Tax, Title, and License Fee. 30,000 total miles, with 20¢ per excess mile. Closed-end lease offered on approved above average credit with VCI, excludes TDI and Hybrid Models. Two (2) at this offer GM322083, GM354913

**$1,000 Memorial Day Bonus for purchase or lease of new, unused 2015 or 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat and Tiguan gas  and hybrid model vehicles.

Offer Expires 5/31/2016

$0 Down VW DTLA Tiguan Lease Example

2016 Tiguan S 2.0T

$0 Down Lease for $179/mo + tax*

*Lease for $179 + tax per month for 36 months. Based on MSRP of $26,025. Residual Value $15,094.50  $6,444 total of payments. Security Deposit Waived. $0 due at signing from customer + $1,000 Memorial Day Bonus**. Excludes: First Payment, $625 Acquisition Fee, $80 Documentation Fee, Sales Tax, Title, and License Fee. 30,000 total miles, with 20¢ per excess mile. Closed-end lease offered on approved above average credit with VCI. Two (2) at this offer GW599925, GW600443

**$1,000 Memorial Day Bonus for purchase or lease of new, unused 2015 or 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat and Tiguan gas and hybrid model vehicles.

Offer Expires 05/31/2016

$0 Down VW DTLA Passat Lease Example

2016 Passat S 1.8T with automatic transmission 

$0 Down Lease for $219/mo + tax*

*Lease for $219 + tax per month for 36 months. Based on MSRP of $23,580 for Automatic Transmission. Residual Value $11529.7  $7884  total of payments. Security Deposit Waived. $0 due at signing from customer + $1,000 Memorial Day Bonus**. Excludes: First Payment, $625 Acquisition Fee, $80 Documentation Fee, Sales Tax, Title, and License Fee. 30,000 total miles, with 20¢ per excess mile. Closed-end lease offered on approved above average credit with VCI. Two (2) at this offer GC009812, GC017834

**$1,000 Memorial Day Bonus for purchase or lease of new, unused 2015 or 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat and Tiguan vehicles.

Offer Expires 05/31/2016

 

Zero Down Lease at Volkswagen Downtown Los Angeles: Serving Los Angeles, Hollywood, Culver City, Santa Monica, Glendale and the San Fernando Valley. Don’t miss these zero down Volkswagen deals at Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles 213-222-1296 www.vwofdtla.com

 

VW College Grad Program Update

By daviderickson | Posted in Featured, News on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Important Change to Volkswagen College Grad Program | VW of Downtown Los Angeles

Volkswagen has made a change to their College Grad Program. VW no longer offers the first payment for approved College Grad new car lease or finance applicants, but instead provides a $500 bonus (offer ends August 31, 2016 and not redeemable for cash). This $500 Bonus is only available for approved College Grad applicants.

As a reminder approved college grad applicants receive VW Credit Premium Rates on New and Certified VW’s as well as premium rates on leasing.  No credit history is required, however any established credit must be in good standing with no previous derogatory credit.

Required Documentation to Bring to Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles

  1. Copy of proof of income & full time (permanent) employment.
  2. Copy of Degree or Transcript & Contact info for your College or University.
  3. 4 Personal References (name, address and phone)
  4. Proof of Address (lease agreement, utility bill or gov doc such as drivers lic)
  5. Drivers Lic.

Are there any catches to the College Grad Program? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Your monthly payment may not exceed 25% of your monthly income
  2. Your eligible for this program once per degree
  3. No credit history required; however, established credit must be in good standing with no previous derogatory credit.
  4. You need to be within 6-months of graduation or have graduated within the past 24-months.
  5. If you haven’t started your job yet, but have a job offer letter VW will consider this

Call or stop by VW of Downtown Los Angeles Today!

213-222-1296

www.vwofdtla.com

 

 

Volkswagen Downtown Los Angeles Nominated for Best Auto Dealer

By daviderickson | Posted in News on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 9:41 PM

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles Nominated for Best Auto Dealer

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles has been nominated as a Best New and Used Car Auto Dealer by the Downtown News in their annual “Best Of” awards.

The “Best Of” awards online voting is open from May 9th through May 31st 2016.

To place your vote go to www.votebestof.com

Winners will be announced on July 25th, 2016

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles is honored to receive this nomination.

 

www.vwofdtla.com | 213-222-1296

 

 

 

Best way to buy a used VW in Los Angeles

By daviderickson | Posted in Used Volkswagen on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Certified and Used Volkswagen – Los Angeles

Having your heart set on a used Volkswagen is exciting, but finding the right car VW can cause some degree of buyer anxiety. At Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angele we do our best to make finding the perfect VW as worry free as possible.

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles will typically have about 50 Used VW’s with about 80% being World Auto Certified Volkswagens. What is a World Auto Certified VW?

Think of a Certified VW as a Brand New Way to Think About Used Cars!

Certified Volkswagen Benefits – Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles

  • Certified Volkswagen Tech performs a 112 Point Inspection on your VW
  • 24 hour road side assistance
  • 2 year or 24,0000 limited warranty (if there is still new car warranty left on your Certified VW this will kick in AFTER that expires giving you even more coverage)

Shopping Tools at VW of Downtown Los Angeles

Be sure to view our inventory of used and certified Volkswagens on our site or in person. If you’re at home looking to narrow your selection we try our best to give you all the tools to explore your next VW.

  • Up to 18 images of each car for sale
  • Youtube Videos of many of our cars like this one

  • A PureCars Report which gives you 3rd party data comparing our VW to many other VW’s including a free copy of the CarFax Report.
VW of Downtown Los Angeles Shopping Tools

VW of Downtown Los Angeles Shopping Tools

 

Call or Visit VW of Downtown Los Angeles Today!

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Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles Wins Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award

By daviderickson | Posted in News on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Los Angeles, CA – Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles, a top 10 VW dealer in the country has won the Edmunds.com Five Star Dealer Award for 2016 making this the 4th Five Star Dealer Award in a row and one of the only Volkswagen dealers to win the award every year since its inception.

The award recognizes car dealers who earned the highest overall ratings for customer satisfaction in Edmunds.com dealer “Sales Rating.”

“Congratulations to all the winners of the Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award for upholding the longstanding tradition of putting the customer first, earning excellent reviews from their community for providing thoughtful, personalized experiences that truly help people get where they need to go,” says Edmunds.com CEO Avi Steinlauf.

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles is no stranger to awards having just been the recipient of the coveted 2015 Wolfsburg Crest Club Award from Volkswagen for outstanding sales and service.

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles also continues to be the number one ranked dealer in the “Best VW Dealer” category for the Los Angeles area on Yelp.com.

“Our team here continually asks each other as well as our customers – what is the one thing we could do just a little bit better? Taking these tidbits of ideas, internalizing them and re-organizing them into our daily processes makes the business of helping people and wowing them along the way a pretty easy one,” says VW of DTLA General Manager Roger Chammas. “I’d like to thank Edmunds for this award as well as our customers and team members.”

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles Wins 2015 Wolfsburg Crest Club Award

By daviderickson | Posted in News on Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 4:14 AM

VOLKSWAGEN OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES WINS prestigious 2015 WOLFSBURG CREST CLUB AWARD

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles ranks among the nation’s top Volkswagen dealers-

Los Angeles, CA (March 02, 2016) — Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles has won the coveted 2015 Wolfsburg Crest Club Award for outstanding sales and service.  Garnering this prestigious award means that Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles has met the highest standards for customer satisfaction, parts sales, new vehicle sales, certified pre-owned sales, and service excellence.

Membership in the Wolfsburg Crest Club is not easy to attain. It requires a Volkswagen dealer to meet exemplary benchmarks in operating standards, new vehicle sales, certified pre-owned sales, parts purchases, pre- and post-sale customer satisfaction indexes, financial statement submission, and Volkswagen Academy employee certification.

In 2015, Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles once again rose to the challenge and currently ranks among the top 10 Volkswagen dealerships in the U.S.

“Winning The Wolfsburg Crest Club Award for the 5th time demonstrates to Volkswagen of America something our customers and team members at VW of Downtown LA have known for many years, which is we strive in every customer interaction to provide a stellar out of this world experience that is so uncommon and so unexpected that it must be experienced again and again,” said General Manager Roger Chammas. This is a zero-sum game and our aim is to continue to consistently exceed expectations for our customers.”

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles was founded in 1959 and is located at 1900 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90007.

 

VW Foreign College Student Plan

By daviderickson | Posted in Finance on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 5:29 AM

If you’re a Foreign College Student in Los Angeles Volkswagen has a plan just for you even if you don’t have a Social Security number or credit history in the United States (however any established credit must be in good standing with no previous derrogetory items).

This program is available to Foreign students currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year accredited U.S. college or university pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral or Nursing (RN or LPN) degree. Under this program qualifying applicants may either finance or lease a new Volkswagen or finance a Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen. The contract length however is limited to the to anticipated graduation date on the I-20 form.

To begin the approval process under the Foreign College Student plan please apply in-person or online at VW of Downtown Los Angeles.

Here’s a list of the required documentation that have ready:

  1. Current I-20 Form
  2. Copy of Visa (Types: F1 or J1)
  3. Copy of US Social Security Card (if you have one)
  4. Copy of 3-months of bank statements
  5. Contact Info for your school (typically Registrar’s info)
  6. Proof of address (lease agreement, utility bill, etc.)
  7. US Drivers License

It typically takes about 2-5 days for the approval process to be completed. The turn around time largely depends on how easy it was for VW Credit to verify with your school that you are currently enrolled.

If you have any questions please call or stop by today! Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles | 213-222-1296

*VW Foreign College Student Stipulations subject to change.

Volkswagen Dealer Los Angeles

By daviderickson | Posted in New Volkswagen, Used Volkswagen, Volkswagen Service on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 7:49 PM

Volkswagen Dealer Los Angeles | VW of Downtown Los Angeles

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles was established in Los Angeles in 1959. We’re located at 1900 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 between USC and the Staples Center. If you live, work or study in Los Angeles Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles is the only Volkswagen Dealer located in Los Angeles. As one of the oldest Volkswagen dealers in the country Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles knows how to service your Volkswagen.

Why Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles?

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles not only has the family owned touch you’d expect from a small home town car dealer where you are known by your name when you call or visit, but also the pull to get things done as a top 10 Volume selling Volkswagen dealer in the country. If you’re new to Los Angeles or the Volkswagen brand VW of Downtown Los Angeles is your top choice for a Volkswagen Dealer.

See what other car shoppers have to say about VW of Downtown Los Angeles

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles is rated the best VW Dealer in Los Angeles on Yelp.

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles has won the Edmunds 5-Star Dealer Award for the past 3-years in a row.

How to Find VW of Downtown Los Angeles

Getting to Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles is easy from any part of Los Angeles or the surrounding communities. We’re located in Downtown Los Angeles off the 10/110 inter-exchange as well as just a few steps from Blue and Expo train lines.

Click here for Direction to VW of Downtown Los Angeles

or Call 213-222-1296