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The Most Fuel-Efficient 2018 VW Vehicles

As drivers become more and more conscious of rising fuel costs, they’re starting to look for vehicles that will help them live a more fuel-efficient lifestyle. Just like switching all the light bulbs in your house to LEDs, switching to a fuel-efficient 2018 VW vehicle is an easy way to make a big impact. Not only can fuel-efficient cars save you time and money at the pump, they also produce less greenhouse gases, help conserve the earth’s natural resources and contribute to a healthier planet.

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The 2018 VW Atlas Makes Even Everyday Adventures More Enjoyable

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From its muscular exterior to its standard turbocharged engine, there’s a lot to love about the brand-new VW Atlas. But besides its bold good looks and responsive powertrain, the Volkswagen Atlas is crafted to enhance your everyday commute with its roomy cabin, high-tech amenities and available active safety features. Here’s everything that Atlas offers to turn up the fun on every drive.

Well-Appointed Interior

Branded as a family SUV, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers three rows of seating. That means you can seat up to seven passengers comfortably or reconfigure the second- and third-row seats to take full advantage of the 96.8 cu. ft. of cargo space. For your driving comfort, Atlas features diamond-quilted-design cloth seating surfaces and a multi-function steering wheel. And if you opt for the available Climatronic 3-zone automatic climate control, you can set your very own temperature preferences separate from your passengers’.

Non-Stop Entertainment

You supply the road map, and the 2018 VW Atlas will bring the tunes. Provided as a standard feature, Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect lets you harness the power of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Easily view and interact with your favorite apps on the 6.5-inch color touchscreen when you connect a compatible device. Want to put a little more boom in your drive? Seek out the optional 480-watt Fender Premium Audio System for concert-quality sound.

Peace of Mind

Get a second set of eyes to watch the road with the VW Atlas’s nine available driver assistance features. For instance, when driving along the highway, the optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) helps you maintain a set distance from the car in front of you. Backing out of a parking spot? The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can help with that, too. Opt for the available Rear Traffic Alert, which alerts you to vehicles approaching your path while in reverse and can even brake to help prevent a potential collision.

Test-Drive the All-New Atlas

At Trend Motors Volkswagen, we offer a large selection of 2018 VW Atlas models. Browse our inventory online, or stop by during business hours at 221 US-46 in Rockaway, NJ to get behind the wheel of this midsize SUV.

How to Choose the Right Model for the Right Vacation

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From the bustling streets of New York’s concrete jungle to the captivating wildness of Yellowstone National Park to the seaside splendors of Cannon Beach, there’s nothing quite like packing into a vehicle and hitting the open road. A classic American tradition, the road trip is revered by drivers from all walks of life. Whether you prefer exploring uncharted territory or lively metropolises, Trend Motors Volkswagen has a full range of new 2019 and 2018 VW vehicles tailored to you.

For the Cross-Country Traveler

You just got gas in Randolph, NJ. Next stop? San Francisco, California. If you’re an avid explorer who plans to put some major miles on your odometer, you need a car that can go the distance. For the cross-country traveler, we recommend the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, Jetta offers an EPA-estimated 30 city mpg and 40 highway mpg. That means you can go farther for less.

For the Family Vacationer

Between your life partner and five kiddos, you don’t just want a family vehicle – you need one. For the family vacationer, we recommended the brand-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This midsize SUV offers three comfortable rows of seating with enough room to fit three child seats in the second row. There are 17 cupholders for all your family’s sippy cups, bottles and snacks, and you can opt for the panoramic sunroof, so even the third-row passengers can spend time looking at the skies.

For the Off-Road Adventurer 

Known for its punchy, thrilling performance, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent choice for the off-road adventurer. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the standard 184-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine delivers 221 lb.-ft. of torque to tackle any off-road terrain. Make sure to pick a trim with the available 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, which features Off-Road Mode to maintain traction and stability on challenging road surfaces, like mud, sand and water. It also comes with an Off-Road Custom Mode, allowing you to tailor steering and other options to your own preferences.

Hit the Road

Before you head out on your next vacation, check out all the 2019 and 2018 VW vehicles to find a car or SUV tailored to you. Contact Trend Motors Volkswagen today to test-drive your next ride.

What You Need to Know About the “Betta Getta Jetta” Campaign


All across the country, the hype for the 2019 Jetta is mounting, and here at Trend Motors Volkswagen, we’re excited to announce that it’s finally arrived. Redesigned and re-engineered, Jetta is entering its seventh generation as a sporty, yet cool-headed, compact sedan. And with its arrival comes the “Betta Getta Jetta” campaign, going on now through September 2018. To kick off the campaign, which will put the focus on Jetta’s bold style and performance with cool tunes and a vehicle-inspired look via social, digital and broadcast ads over the summer months, here are some of the top features that Jetta has to offer.

Meet Jetta’s Remixed Design

Whether you’re admiring Jetta from the front window of your home or sitting behind the wheel, you can’t help but notice the sleeker and more comfortable design. On the outside, Jetta sports LED headlights and Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), as well as LED taillights, offering a more refined sense of style.

Inside, you can relax in the driver-focused interior. Available customizable interior ambient lighting lets you select one of 10 colors to set the mood, while the optional power panoramic sunroof brings in natural light. No matter the time of year, the optional heated and ventilated seating surfaces raise your driving comfort to a whole new level.

What about Tech?

Along with a completely redesigned interior and exterior, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta received some welcome tech updates as well. Perhaps the most notable, Jetta is the first VW to get the available BeatsAudio sound system. In other words, you now get a whole sound studio right in your vehicle. You can also opt for the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which displays speed, fuel economy, route guidance and more on a 10-inch screen. Plus, it’s totally customizable.

If that’s not enough tech for you, there’s the standard VW Car-Net App-Connect. This infotainment system lets you plug in your compatible smartphone and access apps via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink on the touchscreen display.

Get a Jetta

Buy or lease a new Jetta today, and receive the People First Warranty, which provides coverage for six years or 72,000 miles (whichever comes first). Come see the 2019 Jetta in person by visiting Trend Motors Volkswagen at 221 US-46 in Rockaway, NJ, or contact us online to learn more about this redesigned compact car.

The Volkswagen I.D. vs. Tesla Model 3: Experts’ Insight

Volkswagen ID Review in Rockaway NJ - Trend Motors VolkswagenOf the more than 20 electric vehicles (EVs) that Volkswagen plans to release by 2025, a Golf-sized sport utility vehicle — VW I.D. — attracted the most attention.

There isn’t much to write about the I.D. because it is planned for release more than two years from now. However, many experts have compared it to the Tesla Model 3.

Designed to attain the highest safety standards in every category, Model 3 cars deliver 220 miles of range while starting at $35,000 and can get from zero to 60 mph in less than 5.1 seconds. They come with Tesla’s driverless autopilot features and are fitted with necessary hardware to improve several functions through over-the-air updates. The cars also feature regenerative braking, a technology Tesla uses to harvest energy from the brakes to boost battery life.

VW I.D.’s Are Just As Functional, But Cheaper And More Futuristic

The VW I.D. and Tesla Model 3 are very similar. Both are electric cars designed with the driverless concept in mind. Both are equipped with features that enhance driver and passenger comfort and safety. And both try to minimize energy wastage, always saving any excesses in the battery.

However, while the Model 3 is designed for today, it Volkswagen has one eye on the future with its I.D. There are a few clear-cut differences between the Model 3 and the I.D., including:

  • The I.D. concept

As the name suggests, the VW I.D. is built on the idea of giving each VW driver an ID. The ID is an individual profile in which the personal seat, air conditioning settings, sound system settings, your favorite radio stations and songs, exterior sounds, the type of lighting and many other details are saved. The profile can be securely accessed via the cloud, allowing the car to identify users by their smartphone and know exactly who is getting behind the wheel.

  • Range difference

The 168-horsepower I.D. will have a range of 175 to 265 miles. Going by Tesla’s recent statement, the Model 3, has a range of roughly 215 miles.

  • I.D.’s cost $8,000 less

The four-door I.D. is expected to be up to 25 percent cheaper than Model 3. During the Automobile Forum 2017 in Germany, Thomas Sedran, Volkswagen head of Group Strategy, disclosed the I.D. will cost $7,000 to $8,000 less than the Model 3. Considering that Model 3 prices start at $35,000, it is expected VW I.D.’s will sell at about $28,000.

Trend Motors will be among the first to have the I.D.’s in stock when they are released. In the meantime, feel free to browse our new and pre-owned e-Golf and e-Up EVs.

Myths About Buying a New Car

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Car buying is a major investment. As such, when buying a new car, you need to be on top of your game. Have a budget and stick to it and only buy from a recognized dealer.

Additionally, it’s important to steer clear of common myths and misconceptions about car buying. Trend Motors has been in the industry a long time and we’ve heard many myths that could derail the buying process and possibly even cost you more in the long run.

You’ll get a better deal if you’re paying in cash

There is a common belief out there that if you’re paying in cash, then the dealer will take you more seriously and might even give you bigger discount. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Unless a manufacturer is offering cash only incentives, dealers are traditionally more inclined to finance the vehicle because they make more money when you finance or lease.

Things work better if you bring your own financing

Again, this is way off the truth. Bringing your own financing isn’t very different from paying in cash. The dealer’s commission may increase if they arrange the financing giving them more incentives to help you.

A lower price means you’re getting the better deal

It isn’t uncommon for buyers to think that a lower price means they’re getting a great deal. Don’t just focus on the price of the car, instead consider the whole deal (down payment, interest rate, term) when looking at the cost of the car.

You’re likely to get a better deal at the end of the month

This is sometimes true. If you come in at the end of the month when a manufacturer’s agent needs just that one sale to hit a certain target, they are likely to accept a lower offer than normal. The problem is that most agents hit their targets early within the month and some don’t even work with targets. In these two latter cases, no matter the time of the month, the price will remain the same.

All-New 2017 VW CC R-Line Executive – A First Look

A First Look at the 2017 VW CC R-Line Executive

If you were a fan of the 2016 Volkswagen CC lineup, you’ll be an even bigger fan of the 2017 Volkswagen CC. This sporty coupe has gone back to the drawing board and emerged with two enhanced, feature-packed models – the Sport and the R-Line Executive. Blending style, performance and technology, the R-Line Executive has quickly risen through the ranks and taken the top spot as the premier trim. This sophisticated sedan boasts a four-door coupe design, a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine and a bold, yet refined, R-Line body for a sharp look.

2017 VW CC R-Line Executive Rockaway NJ - Trend Motors Volkswagen

R-Line Executive Top Features:

– R-Line sport bumpers and side sills
– 18” Montauk wheels
– Premium leather seating
– Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter
– Adaptive Cruise Control
– Multi-function sport steering wheel with paddle shifters

Sporty. Sleek. Sophisticated.

Carrying over from the 2016 models, the R-Line Executive comes standard with 18” Montauk alloy wheels with a split-spoke design and a gloss-black grille. However, the 2017 trim features a more aggressive front fascia and more pronounced R-Line side sills, plus an eye-catching dashboard, giving the 2017 VW CC R-Line a sportier vibe. Under the hood, a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed DSG automatic transmission offer greater urgency and an engaging driving experience with 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque.

Innovative And Smart

The 2017 VW CC R-Line Executive sedan has been fine-tuned with features, such as Lane Assist, which alerts you when you drift into another lane and helps get you back on course, and Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses sensors to detect the distance between you and the car in front of you and maintains this distance automatically. The touch-screen navigation has also received an upgrade with a 6.33” display, voice control, two SD card readers, a USB port, AM/FM/HD Radio and a proximity sensor that kicks in when your hand approaches the screen for advanced and seamless interactivity.

Stay Connected

The biggest upgrade to the 2017 VW CC R-Line Executive comes in the form of the MIB II infotainment system, which allows you to use Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Plus, the Volkswagen Car-Net connected car suite links to your compatible iPhone, Android device or computer to stay connected to the vehicle. Remotely unlock doors, get help in an emergency, set speed and boundary alerts and more to help ensure that you and everyone else in your family get home safely.


Whether you’re looking for a luxury sedan packed with the latest features or searching for a sporty four-door coupe that looks as stunning as it is entertaining to drive, the 2017 VW CC R-Line boasts the technology and curb appeal to set it apart from the pack.

The Future of Volkswagen with New Models and Electric Cars

With the VW Atlas arriving next spring and the rollout of local MEB (Modular Electric Model) manufacturing scheduled to begin in 2021, the TRANSFORM 2025+ program announced last month is only the tip of the iceberg for Volkswagen. Focused on forging an industry-leading role in e-mobility and connectivity, Volkswagen is repositioning itself and implementing a multi-step program to set a course for the next 10 years and beyond. Revealing ambitious strategies for restructuring and a return to sustainable, profitable growth, VW is anticipating the development of the industry’s most dominant digital ecosystem by 2025.

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Volkswagen: Moving People Forward

With plans to roll out more economy cars in world markets, such as India, South America and Russia, Volkswagen aims to become the top volume distributor through a realignment strategy and a uniform global brand system. In North America, Volkswagen is focusing its efforts on developing large SUVs and sedans to evolve from a more niche supplier into a large-scale producer.

Coming Soon

Arriving in the spring of 2017, the seven-passenger, three-row VW Atlas is the latest addition to the US lineup. Built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the midsize SUV features an eight-speed automatic transmission and will be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine or a 3.6-liter VR6 engine. Aggressively styled, the front fascia boasts a corporate grille design and domineering LED headlights, while the rear incorporates dual exhausts for a sporty look. With Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning and Park Steering Assist, the 2018 VW Atlas comes loaded with high-tech safety features to drive you forward.

Later in 2017, the rollout of the second-generation Tiguan crossover is scheduled to hit the US market. With plans to push the Touareg upmarket, Volkswagen is in the works to develop three additional SUV models, including the production version of the T-Prime GTE Concept, as well as a sub-compact crossover and a compact model.

Electric Cars On The Horizon

In an initiative to refocus their brand core, Volkswagen is set to begin local production of electric vehicles in 2021. Backed by massive investments in e-mobility, connectivity and electric infrastructure, VW aspires to become the heart of the automobile market by 2025, with a plan to sell a million electric cars per year. As stated by Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen brand’s Board of Management, “Our future electric cars will be the new trademark of Volkswagen.” With efforts to ensure secure, sustainable mobility, Volkswagen is prepared for a swift journey into the future.

Additional sources:
1. Volkswagen media services press release

Buying vs leasing 2017 Volkswagen models

Why are there so many more VW leasing deals?

Buying vs leasing 2017 Volkswagen models

If you’ve been seeing our great deals here at Trend Motors, you maybe have noticed that most of the highlights are leases. But isn’t it better to own a car? Today we’re talking about the benefits of buying vs leasing 2017 Volkswagen models. You may find that your opinion on which option is the smartest may change by the end. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What’s changing for the 2017 VW Passat?

2017 Volkswagen Passat trim level updates

It feels like only yesterday that we were writing about all the changes that were coming to the 2016 Passat, but time moves quickly in the automotive world. Since the Passat did have a refresh for 2016, you can’t expect it to look much different for the upcoming model year, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any changes. Today we’re looking at the 2017 Volkswagen Passat trim level updates. Read the rest of this entry >>