Dealership History



Volkswagen of Downtown LA is part of Lithia Motors, Inc. which was founded by Walt DeBoer in 1946 as a Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealership in Ashland, Oregon. Following Walt's death in 1968, Walt's son Sid along with Dick Heimann, grew the business to include 5 stores and 19 franchises in Southern Oregon. In December 1996, this collection of dealerships was transformed into Lithia Motors, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE stock symbol-LAD).

As part of the Lithia family of auto retailers, Volkswagen of Downtown LA has access to a nationwide inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. Located in the heart of Los Angeles since 1959, we have an expert staff committed to customers and community.

As one of the flagship dealerships of our group, Downtown LA Volkswagen has been at the forefront of bringing the quality, safety and prestige associated with one of the world's best known brands to clients all over Southern California. In fact, since opening at our current location in 1959, no other dealer has delivered more new Volkswagen vehicles to its clients than Downtown LA Volkswagen.

Regardless of our size or volume of business, we have not forgotten that the main focus of our business is still our clients. We want you to feel like you are part of our family and look forward to building long lasting relationships with each of our clients for many years to come.

You most certainly have plenty of options when it comes to purchase or lease of your next vehicle and servicing or purchasing accessories for your current one. However, we hope you join our long list of satisfied clients and experience what being a regional leader while focusing on the needs of our clients means to every member of our family. We consider ourselves lucky to be a part of your life and part of the Los Angeles historic landscape as we are one of the first Volkswagen dealers in Los Angeles.

Located in the heart of the city, we are a 15 minute drive from Carson, Culver City, Alhambra, Santa Monica, Hollywood, West Holywood, West LA, Glendale, Pasadena and Beverly Hills. We are not only the Volkswagen dealership with the best practices but we are also conveniently located.

Please phone or email us to arrange a test drive. We look forward to helping you find the perfect Volkswagen.

About Volkswagen of Downtown LA - Your Los Angeles Volkswagen Dealer

Our team at Volkswagen of Downtown LA would like to thank you for visiting our website!

We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Located in Los Angeles, California, the staff at Volkswagen of Downtown LA will help you find the Volkswagen vehicle you want. At Volkswagen of Downtown LA, we offer a searchable online inventory of new Volkswagen cars in Los Angeles, along with well-maintained pre-owned cars by today's top manufacturers. Come on in and take a test drive! Our sales staff will help you find that new Volkswagen or quality used car that you have been searching for.

For years, the finance staff at Volkswagen of Downtown LA has offered expert advice for those seeking an affordable Volkswagen car loan or lease. Our service doesn't just stop there. Los Angeles customers can come in and take advantage of our knowledgeable Volkswagen car repair technicians and a fully-stocked inventory of Volkswagen auto parts.

Whether you are looking for a Volkswagen, or a pre-owned car or truck, Volkswagen of Downtown LA is here to help. If you don't see what you are looking for, click on CarFinder and simply fill out the form. We will let you know when vehicles arrive that match your search! If you would rather discuss your options with our friendly sales staff, click on Directions for interactive driving directions. We are conveniently located at 1900 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90007. You can also reach Volkswagen of Downtown LA any time by filling out our contact form or calling us at 1-888-876-1074. The entire staff at Volkswagen of Downtown LA looks forward to serving you!

Please speak with our friendly staff for more information.
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