There’s no feeling quite like it. From the robust quality and value crafted into every little detail. To the confidence of 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive. To superior handling and smart functionality. To even that “thunk” you get whenever you close one of our sturdy doors. It’s all signs of the German engineering infused into every VW model. Why VW? That’s why.
What Makes a VW a VW?
German design that delivers on both style and functionality
Many things make a VW a VW. But one of our most iconic is our clean, German design. From our distinctive exterior lines to our intuitive interior details. Everything is designed with purpose. So while you’re feeling good on the road, you’re looking good too.
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Standard LED lights: Our LED headlights are brighter, bolder and more energy efficient than halogen and other non-LED options. It’s because we build everything with the precision of German design, even our headlights.
Rear Seat Pass-through: Our Taos, Tiguan, Golf R, Golf GTI, and ID.4 come equipped with a pass-through – an opening in the back of the trunk specifically designed to fit longer items like skis and hockey sticks, making storing your equipment a breeze.
Easy Open: We’ve added a convenient feature to the Tiguan, ID.4, Atlas, and Atlas Cross Sport. A simple kick will now open their tailgates, allowing for easy access even when your hands are full ¬– adding even more German functionality to our vehicles.
German engineering made accessible
There’s nothing quite like German engineering. Power. Precision. Design. It’s all there. But that sort of quality usually comes at a premium. With a Volkswagen, you get German engineering at accessible prices.
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The “THUNK” of the door: If you close the door of a VW, you’ll hear a solid “thunk”. Every time. It’s that satisfying sound that shows how every VW is made with a tight seal and robust materials, making it built to last. It’s a constant reminder that your vehicle is designed with stability and quality in mind. All that from a single sound.
Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG): The Golf GTI, Golf R, and all-wheel-drive Taos are equipped with a dual-clutch gearbox that allows for both smooth and fast gear changes in a few hundredths of a second. It’s faster, sportier, and more fuel efficient. Talk about a win.
A full suite of available driver assistance features
Our driver assistance technology is designed to help keep you in full control*. Whatever you need assistance with on the road, your VW is there to help.
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Area View 360°: The Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, and Tiguan have available cameras that give you a 360° view of the vehicle, providing full awareness of your surroundings, even all your blind spots.
Lane Assist: Our vehicles come with available Lane Assist, an innovative system designed to gently steer you back into your lane if it senses you’re starting to drift.
Travel Assist: Our Travel Assist combines our adaptive cruise control and Lane Assist features – to help you control your accelerator, braking, and steering. If you need a guiding hand on the road, your VW has your back.
Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor): This innovative system is designed to alert you if it detects a vehicle in your blind spot. So not only do we have your back on the road, we’ve got your sides too.
Superior handling that’s incredibly fun to drive
What makes a VW fun to drive? It’s something you can feel. With superior handling and 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, you’ve got yourself one exhilarating ride.
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Designed to handle the Autobahn: We pride ourselves on the performance built into every VW model. That’s why they’re engineered to handle the Autobahn – Germany’s legendary highway system known for sections with no mandated speed limit. To ensure that our vehicles aren’t just fun to drive, but made to handle all roads.
4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive: Many of our VW models come with All-Wheel Drive, designed to keep you confident on the road. No matter the conditions, it’ll keep you in control with sure-footed traction.
Safety features designed to help keep you secure
Volkswagens are designed with a suite of active and passive safety features*. We’ve been honoured to be awarded 5 Stars by the NHTSA for vehicles including the 2022 and 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, the 2021 Jetta, and more. Also, vehicles like the 2021 Tiguan and ID.4 have been IIHS Top Safety Picks.
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Self-drying brakes: Whenever you turn on your windshield wipers, it’s not just your windows that get clean. Your brake pads will start periodically drying themselves as long as you’re driving over 80 km/h, allowing for better braking capacity on wet roads.
Safety cage: For maximum protection in the event of a crash, every VW is outfitted with crumple zones designed to absorb crash energy, backed by a safety cage that helps distribute force away from the driver and passengers.
Intelligent Crash Response System: In the event of a collision that deploys the airbags, our vehicles are designed to automatically turn off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and activates the hazard lights.
Automatic Post-Collision Braking: Not every collision brings a car to a stop. That’s why our vehicles automatically slow down after certain types of collisions, helping reduce the chance of any additional impacts.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Monitoring and maintaining proper air pressure in your tires helps keep you safer on the road. That’s why our vehicles alert you to a loss of tire pressure, so you can always know when to add air.
Six stability-enhancing systems: Every VW is designed with six different stability-enhancing systems that maintain stopping power during a hard-braking situation, adjust your engine throttle, apply corrective forces to the wheels that need them most, and more. When it comes to safety, your VW does it all.
Top-of-the-line technology that keeps you connected
German design meets world-class tech. We fill our VWs with the digital technology you need for almost any given situation. From our VW Digital Cockpit Pro, to Park Assist, to our intuitive Car-Net®, and more – you’re always connected.
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Parking Distance Control with Park Assist*: Our vehicles come with available front and rear sensors that are designed to help you park by using audible beeps to warn you when you’re close to hitting something. Also, if equipped, our cars can even automatically steer into those tough-to-master spaces. It’s parking made easy.
Innovative rearview cameras: Being in control also means knowing what’s going on behind you at all times. That’s why select vehicles have innovative rearview camera features. Like the Tiguan, with its rearview camera nozzle that dispenses wiper fluid to keep it clean. As well as the Golf R and GTI, with their hidden all-weather rearview cameras tucked behind their VW badges, which flips up to reveal the camera whenever the car reverses.
Automatic rearview wipers: When going in reverse, select models will have their rearview wipers start automatically if it’s raining. Now that’s convenient.
KESSY – keyless access with push-start button: Our KESSY keyless access automatically detects the fob on your body and locks/unlocks the door when you press down on a button on your VW door handle. It’s that easy.
VW Digital Cockpit Pro: Select vehicles come equipped with a customizable digital instrument display that’s configurable to your own preferences, showing all the information you need. Like speed, navigation, fuel, phone connectivity, and more.
Car-Net®**: This mobile app ensures that you’re connected to your VW even when you’re not in your vehicle. Use it to conveniently control certain features, remotely start your engine, lock and unlock your doors, and activate your lights and horn. All the power is at your fingertips.