VW gets upbeat grooves in new 2019 Jetta commercials

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Jetta on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 2:03 PM
2019 VW Jetta parked on a city street

Volkswagen Totally Remixed Betta Getta Jetta Ad Campaign

It’s not exactly hard to get excited for a new car, since most of us don’t get to drive a new one every day(unless you work in a dealership, and usually we’re the passengers). Still, even more exciting than “new” is when a car has undergone a complete redesign. VW is certainly celebrating the upcoming 2019 Jetta with a new Betta Getta Jetta ad campaign that highlights how the model is “totally remixed.” What do you think of these peppy commercials? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the New Century Volkswagen Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen debuts a fleet of concept cars at SOWO

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW News & Events on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 11:44 AM
Volkswagen Debut 2018 Enthusiast Vehicle Fleet at SOWO The European Experience

2018 SOWO Volkswagen Concept Cars

Summer is almost here, which is why we’re seeing more and more concept vehicles. We consider the winter months to be more of “car show season” in the sense of big automotive redesigns or production model reveals, but enthusiast meets are more popular in the summer when you can go out and join together. This year, Volkswagen attended SOWO: The European Experience. This meet is held on Hutchinson Island in Savannah and is a great place to see modified production vehicles. VW brought five of its own concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

Ceremonies and things to do over Memorial Day Weekend

By blogsadmin | Posted in Area Events on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 1:52 PM
Man laying flag with text saying Memorial Day in Glendale CA

2018 Memorial Day Events Glendale CA

War may not be your favorite thing to have learned about in history class, but think about how much tougher it was for those who had to live through it. Not everyone managed to make it through to see victory. Memorial Day is but a small way to honor and thank those who helped create our independence and maintain it over the year. If you’re wondering what events and observances are being held for the 2018 Memorial Day holiday in the Glendale CA area, here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

This racing-inspired Golf GTI could go into production

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf GTI on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 1:57 PM
Golf GTI TCR Red and Gray

Official Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Debut 2018 Wörthersee Meet

We recently showed some design sketches that VW had leaked of a potential Golf GTI TCR the brand planned to unveil at the 2018 Wörthersee Meet. Well, the GTI-based festival has now started, and the official debut of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has taken place. Here’s what we know. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Car-Net adds new features to Security and Service suite

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Features & Technology, VW News & Events on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 11:51 AM
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Features

VW Car-Net Valet Alert, Curfew Alert and Parking Information

When it comes to safety and security, our automobiles may just be something we’re more concerned about than our homes. After all, it’s very easy to damage a vehicle, it happens every day, because we venture out into the world. Wear and tear makes can be hard to monitor, but Car-Net provides some reassurance to VW drivers. Now the suite of available features is expanding for those who subscribe to the Security and Service package of features. Being added this month are three new features: Valet Alert, Curfew Alert and Parking Information. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Prototype Design Sketches

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf GTI on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 1:37 PM
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Prototype design sketch

Wörtherseetreffen 2018, or the Golf GTI meet that we frequently refer to as Worthersee for the location in which it takes place, is about to start. Running from May 9 through May 12, “Worthersee Treffen” is the absolute biggest VW meet every year. This GTI Meet has taken place every year since 1982, and each spring it gets bigger and bigger. Naturally, Volkswagen is proud of the event and an active participant, and 2018 will be no different. Ahead of the event, the brand has flaunted some design sketches of a new concept prototype that is said to be “pre-production.” Read: It could become a production model. The Volkswagen GTI TCR is a “touring car racing” version of the GTI and flaunts an engine that could offer up to 286 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Here are the early design sketches ahead of its unveiling. Read the rest of this entry »

How has the VW Jetta changed over the years?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, VW Jetta on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 8:35 AM
1982 and 2019 Jetta

MKI vs MKVII Volkswagen Jetta

When we look at a fresh redesign, we often think in terms of how the model has improved over the very last of the previous model year. How is the 2019 VW Jetta different from the 2018 VW Jetta? Though there are some obvious changes, they aren’t nearly as abundant as when you compare the first generation to the latest. Today we’re looking at the differences between the MKI vs MKVII Volkswagen Jetta. We’re talking 1980 vs 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

How do you know if you need to change your coolant?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, Service Center, Tips & Tricks on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 10:55 AM
Volkswagen Engine Coolant Lamp

How to check engine coolant in Volkswagen

When it comes to fluids, coolant can be a confusing thing for those who aren’t familiar with automotive maintenance. After all, we tend to call it coolant in the summer, and then antifreeze in the winter. It’s true: They are the same thing. The difference is that the liquid you associate with preventing your engine from overheating on the dog days of summer likewise prevents your engine from seizing up when things get a bit chilly outside. Except here in California, we don’t normally experience temperatures that would have us consider this. Without major seasonal changes, maintenance is often something we have to schedule in order to remember. Today we’re talking about how to know when your engine coolant needs to be changed and how to check it. Read the rest of this entry »

A fresh look at the officially unveiled VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Supercar

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW News & Events on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Front end of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Photo Gallery

Volkswagen recently unveiled the I.D. R Pikes Peak, a supercar that is fully electric. It’s not important in the sense that you can expect the supercar to become widely available, but because it’s one large step forward for the world of electric vehicles. With the model officially shown to the world, here is a photo gallery to highlight the model before the race on June 24, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

How potent is the engine in the VW Golf GTI?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf GTI on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 8:25 AM
Rear end of a white 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Specs

You know the Golf GTI as the original hot hatch. It’s a model that has been a staple in the VW lineup for more than four decades. For every person who loves the quirky and whimsical style of the VW Beetle, there’s a Volkswagen fan whose first thought is going to be the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This model year is better than ever, as is to be expected. Performance specs have truly been mastered to provide the best boost for your bucks. Read the rest of this entry »