Get to know the 2020 Jetta before it arrives to the Team Gunther VW showroom

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at 8:16 PM
A right profile photo of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta.

What’s new for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta?

The Volkswagen Jetta ranks as one of the most recognizable and well-regarded sedans in the automaker’s lineup. In fact, VW has sold more than 17 million Jetta sedan worldwide since it was introduced to customers in the late 1970s. As for what’s new for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the automaker is making some subtle but significant changes despite the fact that the vehicle was radically redesigned last year. The 2020 Jetta will still ride on the manufacturer’s award-winning MQB chassis architecture which continues to offer enhanced interior space in addition to newly available connectivity technology. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see when the 2020 VW Jetta arrives at the Team Gunther Volkswagen showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Gunther Volkswagen offers an early peak at an all-new crossover SUV

By Product Expert | Posted in News, Volkswagen Atlas on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 6:35 PM
A photo of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport at a VW facility.

What is different about the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport?

When the original Atlas crossover SUV was delivered to the Team Gunther Volkswagen showroom, it signaled the beginning of a new era for the automaker’s lineup of crossover SUVs. For the new model year, VW is proving its customers can never have too much of a good thing with its newest vehicle platform. So, what is different about the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport? The all-new member of the Atlas family does more than share a name with the original Atlas, it was also developed and built in the same Tennessee-based facility specifically for American customers. However, this is where the paths of the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport and the inaugural Atlas crossover SUV. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the new VW Atlas Cross Sport before it arrives this spring. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen keeps introducing new logos for future models

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, News on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 7:31 PM
A photo of the R-Line badge that is being introduced by Volkswagen on Oct. 11.

New Volkswagen R-Line logo

It’s no coincidence that the most successful companies have the most memorable logos. In the automotive industry, Volkswagen has one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. The automaker has revised its graphic identity to something cleaner and more modern. This would be a lot for any company to undertake, but the new Volkswagen R-Line logo really shows how the manufacturer is committed to change. As a global automotive force, the R-Line badge will appear on different vehicles in different markets around the world. In North America, VW will only be applying the new R-Line logo on one vehicle, let’s take a look at what we know right now. Read the rest of this entry »

VW updates application capability for 2020 class of new vehicles

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, News, Technology on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 6:36 PM

What new features does Volkswagen Car-Net offer?

If you’ve been following Volkswagen news over the waning days of summer, you might have heard about its successful launch of its first all-electric vehicle that is only going to be available in Europe and in other markets. While this was disappointing to those of us on this side of the pond, the Team Gunther VW product experts are still confident that we’ll be getting something similar soon. In the meantime, our product team is focused on learning more about the new technology that will be debuting with the automaker’s class of 2020 sedans and crossover SUVs. So, what new features does Volkswagen Car-Net offer? The biggest change to the suite of VW connectivity services is the availability of an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot but the Car-Net system will also feature a few new applications. Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

Historic VW Type 2 Microbus gets second life through restoration project

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, News on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 6:31 PM

Jenkins VW Type 2 Bus photos

Volkswagen has undertaken a new advertising campaign titled, ‘Drive Bigger.’ The thrust of it is that if we change our thinking a little, small acts of kindness can have a major impact on those around us. These Jenkins VW Type 2 Bus photos tell a story from the pre-Civil Rights Era, where Esau and Janie B. Jenkins took this idea to the extreme using for 30 years. Esau Jenkins bought a VW Type 2 bus in 1945 to help get kids to school on Johns Island, South Carolina. That effort grew to help more people as he added stops to help his neighbors get to work. The bus wore the Jenkins’ famous phrase, ‘Love Is Progress; Hate is Expensive.’ That simple slogan is timeless and something that everyone could stand to embrace in our daily lives. Check out these photos that were taken when a team was getting the famous vehicle ready for an upcoming restoration project. Read the rest of this entry »

Look, but don’t touch, VW ID.3 not slated to come to America

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, News on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 8:20 PM
A photo of the Volkswagen ID.E electric hatchback on display in Germany.

Is the Volkswagen ID.3 coming to America?

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show has officially got underway in Germany, the original home of Volkswagen. Those in attendance are getting the first official look at the Volkswagen ID.3. As soon as the product experts working in the Team Gunther VW showroom saw this information dump, they were very quick to ask, ‘Is the Volkswagen ID.3 coming to America?’ Unfortunately, no, this innovative platform will not be coming to U.S.-based dealerships like ours. However, the technology that is being used by the ID.3 will likely be used in the near future. Let’s take a look at this vehicle and what it could mean to you. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re looking to help Hurricane Dorian victims, here is how you can do it

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Information, News on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 9:20 PM
A stock photo of people handing out emergency supplies

What needs to be donated for hurricane relief near Boca Raton, FL?

Hurricane Dorian has left a nearly unimaginable level of destruction in its path on Abaco Island and Grand Bahama Island. Cutler Altier, the brother of Team Gunther Volkswagen’s Ashley Gunther, has taken it upon himself to deliver as much aid to those affected as possible, as quickly as possible. Altier has set up a GoFundMe page and a pair of locations to collected what needs to be donated for hurricane relief near Boca Raton, FL. News reports coming from The Bahamas have been filled with imagery of floods and a wholly destroyed infrastructure. Anything people can spare is going to be helpful. Here is everything you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen eyes major changes to a very common convenience feature

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 5:46 PM
A photo of two people working on math equations on a white board.

How safe is keyless entry technology?

Keyless entry is one of those features that was nothing short of revolutionary when it debuted but has become so commonplace in vehicles that people are shocked when it’s not available. If you’re wondering, ‘How safe is keyless entry technology,’ a few Team Gunther Volkswagen product experts have some good news. While the current generation of technology is as safe as possible, what’s coming next is very exciting. VW is partnering with a company to develop ultrawideband (UWB) technology that will not only make keyless entry a truly hands-free experience, but it will also make it almost impossible for the signal to be stolen. There isn’t a whole lot of information available about how UWB and Volkswagen vehicles will work together. However, this video does shed a little light on the subject. Take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2019 Jetta can offer freedom to new drivers and peace of mind to their parents

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 6:22 PM
A rear quarter photo of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta on the road.

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta a good car for new drivers?

Getting one’s driver’s license is among the biggest milestones of a person’s early life. It’s the first real sense of independence they get and the first real taste of responsibility they have to manage. For parents, it’s among the most terrifying times of their lives. If you’re in the market for a new car and you plan on sharing the vehicle with someone who just got their license, you may want to know, ‘Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta a good car for new drivers?’ Well, according to one of the most influential consumer advocacy publications in the country, the 2019 Jetta is the best car to have if your teen driver is going to be using it. Let’s see what they loved so much. Read the rest of this entry »

We would have called it the ‘Lightening Bug,’ VW calls it the I.D. BUGGY

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, News, Technology on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 4:41 PM
A photo of a classic dune buggy and the I.D. BUGGY on the beach.

Will the I.D. BUGGY go on sale?

If you’ve been paying attention to the Team Gunther Volkswagen Blog, you may know that the automaker is making a major effort to electrify its entire lineup. In that same vein, you may have also heard that VW has shut down production of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle as well as some other fan favorites. If the absence of the ‘Bug’ makes you a little sad, you might be able to turn that frown upside down if the I.D. BUGGY actually goes into production. So, will the I.D. BUGGY go on sale? We can’t answer that question either way right now, but more information could be available following Monterey Car Week. This new concept vehicle offers a powerful electric motor and classic dune buggy body lines made out of modern materials. Let’s take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »