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Volkswagen is German for “the people’s car” and it is just one of many unusual VW names associated with the entire lineup. All names fit each vehicle. Read on to find out about Volkswagen model names and their meanings, questions we’re often asked at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield.
Originally named “The Volkswagen Type 1,” the Beetle eventually adopted its current name based on its classic design. Käfer is the German word for Beetle. In production since the 1930s, it was once the best-selling vehicle of all time. The Beetle also has some other nicknames in different languages: “Blaben” or Bubble in Danish and “Coccinelle” for Ladybug in French.
The VW Golf is one of the most popular families of hatchbacks and wagons in the industry, but the story behind its name is odd. It would be logical to assume the name comes from the German word for the Gulf Stream ocean current. However, it appears that the name was taken from a VW executive’s horse. (more…)
Best Volkswagen Models to Start the School Year Right
Are your kids heading back to the classroom in a few weeks? Or are you a teacher who is gearing up for the new school year? Either way, you know that now is the time to shop for new school gear, including new clothes, new shoes, new boxes of crayons and new notebooks. Another item that you should add to your school shopping list is a brand new Volkswagen. Starting off the new school year in a new Volkswagen will not only make heads turn, but also help you and your family progress through the school year more successfully. While we love all of the Volkswagen models equally, we have picked out a few options that will make teaching and learning fun. (more…)
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Range and Fuel Economy
As the technology advances, electric and hybrids vehicles are becoming more and more impressive. One of the cars at the forefront of this new class of vehicles is the Volkswagen e-Golf. The latest version of this car has just been revealed, and the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf range and fuel economy numbers are the best they have every been. (more…)
Which 2017 Volkswagen models offer the best fuel economy ratings?
Fuel economy ratings are the most important for many shoppers considering a new car. Volkswagen is offering a lineup of vehicles that includes several models that offer impressive fuel economy ratings. By pairing many of their vehicles with turbocharged engines, Volkswagen is able to provide an impressive combination of fuel economy and performance. So which 2017 Volkswagen models offer the best fuel economy ratings? (more…)
2017 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2017 Ford Focus ST
Hot hatchbacks have become the go-to car for drivers looking to get a little extra bit of fun out of their commute. These peppy small cars offer turbocharged performance, but with the practicality of a compact hatchback design. The Volkswagen Golf R has long been one of the top contenders in this class. But there are other contenders here to challenge the Golf R. Looking at the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R vs the 2017 Ford Focus ST will help us learn more about two of the popular hot hatchbacks. (more…)
How much legroom is there in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf?
For tall drivers, there’s nothing worse than being crammed in a compact car during long drives. Having enough legroom can be a big deciding factor for many people looking to get behind the wheel of a new vehicle. But just because you’re on the taller side, doesn’t mean that smaller, compact vehicles aren’t a comfortable option for you. Models like the 2017 Volkswagen Golf offer plenty of legroom for both front and second row passengers, making it a great option for tall drivers looking to conserve garage space. (more…)
2017 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition
The 2017 model year is shaping up to be a big one for Volkswagen. Not only is the line welcoming new editions like the 2017 Golf Alltrack, but current models are receiving upgrades of their own. Among the Volkswagen models getting new features is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, which will be adding an all-new Wolfsburg Edition trim level. (more…)
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack NHTSA 5-star safety rating
Volkswagen can add another vehicle onto its growing list of award-winning vehicles as the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack joins the rest of the Golf family with its newly awarded NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which conducts the New Car Assessment Program looked into multiple aspects of vehicular safety when assessing the Alltrack, which excelled across all fields. (more…)
2016 Volkswagen Golf trim levels
A truly versatile vehicle that’s ready to take on whatever the road throws at it, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf is available in a variety of different builds and trims to help you get behind the wheel of the exact model that’s right for you. Whether you like the quick and easy access of a four-door build, or the sleek and sporty look of the two-door hatchback, the 2016 VW Golf has multiple trim options for you. (more…)
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack specs and features
Since the first announcement that it would be arriving stateside, VW enthusiasts across the country have been anticipating the US debut of the production-version of the all-new Golf Alltrack. Now that the hatchback has finally made its appearance, we here at Speedcraft Volkswagen are happy to finally have some information on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack specs and features to share with you! (more…)