VW takes electric concept across the pond for record-setting performance

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 8:31 PM
A photo of the VW ID R Pikes Peak car.

Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak sets another race record

You might have thought you were done hearing about the VW ID R Pikes Peak electric concept vehicle. But you would be wrong. Over last weekend, driver Romain Dumas set another track record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, beating the existing record by more than three seconds. The Goodwood track might not be as high as the one the ID R dominated in Colorado, but the race in the United Kingdom was also hotter and presented a different set of challenges. However, that didn’t stop Dumas from posting a time of 43.05 seconds during a qualifying run on July 14. Like the performance at the Race to the Clouds, the ID R’s mark was the best for any vehicle in the competition, not just for its class. Check out the video the automaker shared below. Read the rest of this entry »

Now you have no excuse not to have a good salad for lunch

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events & Activities on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 8:59 PM
A stock photo showing the available options at a farmer's market.

Farmers’ markets and self-pick produce farms Amherst, OH

One of the best parts about this time of the summer is that there are a lot of places to find fresh fruits and vegetables – and who among us doesn’t need to eat more of those? If you’re looking for some new farmers’ markets and self-pick produce farms near Amherst, OH, the team at Spitzer VW is here to help. A small group of our teammates made a new year’s resolution to eat better. As a part of that effort, they expanded their search for fresh food to a few placed outside the most obvious places in town. We asked them to give us their recommendations, this is the list. If you need a new Volkswagen vehicle to help you get everything home, we’ll be there to help with that too. Read the rest of this entry »

A new VW SUV is one the horizon, we’re just not sure which one

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 7:43 PM
A photo of the Atlas Cross Sport concept vehicle.

Is the Volkswagen T-Cross coming to the United States?

There is a lot of exciting things happening throughout Volkswagen’s global presence. We have spent a fair amount of time discussing how the automaker is planning to introduce a fleet of vehicles that will be powered by batteries. A new VW teaser image has been popping up around the internet lately. It is an artist’s conception of a new small crossover SUV. Not a lot is known about it, but we might be able to make a few educated guesses about what we may be seeing in the future. So, is the Volkswagen T-Cross coming to the United States? That’s hard to say at this point and our usual sources are a bit divided on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »

VW reexamined everything when it come to the 2019 Jetta. Even the cup holders

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 8:06 PM
A photo of the interior of the 2019 VW Jetta showing its larger cup holders.

How many cup holders are in the 2019 VW Jetta?

From the years 1980 to 2015, the amount of time spent commuting work has risen from 21.7 minutes to 26 minutes. A graph provided in a Washington Post article shows that this trend has been steadily rising with few if any signs of slowing down. With that in mind, isn’t it going to be important to be as comfortable as possible? Volkswagen thinks so, and that is why so much care and attention to detail went into to constructing the interior of its newest compact sedan. If you’re wondering how many cup holders are in the 2019 VW Jetta, you might not be asking the right question. For the record, the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has four cup holders available, but that isn’t the most important thing. Read the rest of this entry »

VW takes specialized Jetta to Bonneville Salt Flats to see what it can do

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Jetta on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 6:18 PM
A left profile photo of the 2019 VW Bonneville Jetta

How fast will the 2019 VW Bonneville Jetta be?

Fresh off of its successful run at the annual “Race to the Clouds” in Colorado, Volkswagen will be heading a bit farther west to show off another special vehicle. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most exciting arrivals of the new model year. If you liked our series of blogs about the Pikes Peak race, you’ll love what you learn about the upcoming competition on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah in August. The car that the automaker is bringing to the competition is a specially-prepared version of the new version of the popular sedan. So, how fast will the 2019 VW Bonneville Jetta be? We don’t know many specifics at this point, but the team has their eyes firmly locked on the class record of more than 208 miles per hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen sets new high-water mark for performance at Pikes Peak

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 8:53 PM
A photo of the VW Pikes Place car breaking through the clouds at the annual race.

Did VW break the Pikes Peak race record?

It seems like a lifetime ago since we were first sharing the teaser images for the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak electric concept car. When the automaker’s team competed at the June 24 event, they were probably confident they would have a strong showing, but they had no idea they would actually achieve so much. Did VW break the Pikes Peak race record? You bet, they did. Driver Roman Dumas recorded the top overall time in “Race to the Clouds,” besting the previous mark set by Sebastien Loeb by 16 seconds. This new record isn’t only for the vehicles competing in the same class as the I.D. R Pikes Peak car from VW, this also includes cars with conventional drivetrain technology. Read the rest of this entry »

VW concept vehicle shows rest of the field it’s serious about winning

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 4:26 PM
A photo of the VW ID R Pikes Peak car making a turn on the track.

Qualifying time for VW concept vehicles leads its class

After months of teasers, previews and general excitement, the Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak concept vehicle will be competing in the annual “Race to the Clouds” on Sunday (June 24). It shouldn’t be terribly difficult to understand that the team is going to want to get as familiar as possible with the course as well as their purpose-built equipment. If the practice session from earlier this week is any indication, driver Roman Dumas is in position to succeed after pushing the VW ID R Pikes Peak concept vehicle to the top qualifying time in its class of three minutes, 16.083 seconds. In fact, Dumas’ time was more than 11 seconds quicker than the next closest racer – who was driving a car with a combustion engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you ready to start grilling? This might be useful information

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:16 PM
A stock photo of a steak cooking on a grill.

What do I need to start cooking on the grill?

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer but according to the calendar, we have to wait until June 21 this year. Getting family and friends together for a cookout is a wonderful American summer tradition. Like any new hobby, everyone needs to start somewhere. If you want to start barbecuing, you may be asking around about what you need to start cooking on the grill. A team from Spitzer Volkswagen got together to help you get started with places to find anything you might need. If you a new VW sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV to help you get everything together, be sure to stop by the showroom today. Read the rest of this entry »

VW racing tech provides possible look at future EV battery charging

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Technology on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 7:21 PM
A photo of the VW racing team recharging the concept car's batteries.

How fast will Volkswagen electric cars recharge their batteries?

It is just over a week before Volkswagen competes in its first Pikes Peak “Race to the Clouds.” This is the first time the automaker will have an entry in the race in 30 years. Over the past couple of months, we have brought you as much information as we can about the car that will be competing under the VW banner in Colorado Springs. What really makes the posts about the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak concept car relevant, is that it gives us a glimpse of the future. Another news release from the manufacturer may shed a little light on how fast Volkswagen electric cars will recharge their batteries. The Pikes Peak race presents a few interesting challenges that aren’t likely to affect many consumers. This race will be an excellent test bed for future equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

IIHS announces crash test scores for Volkswagen Atlas, rivals

By blogsadmin | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 8:42 PM
A right profile photo of the 2018 VW Atlas.

How safe is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been available for sale or lease at Spitzer VW for a while now. In that time, we have quickly learned that the new crossover SUV is incredibly capable and flexible. After the most recent round of evaluations that have been released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we now know how safe the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is. To be sure, the IIHS does its best to put vehicles through a grueling set of tests – leaving them little more than hunks of scrap metal. It may seem like a waste to destroy a vehicle like this, but it’s a necessary sacrifice. Let’s take a look at how the 2018 Atlas scored in comparison with other similar vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »