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Goodbye Touareg, Hello Atlas

New Volkswagen Atlas in Rockaway NJ - Trend Motors VolkswagenArriving in the U.S. for the first time during the 2004 model year, the luxury, five-passenger Volkswagen Touareg has had a long run on our shores. But as Volkswagen works on expanding its SUV lineup, you may have heard that the Touareg has been discontinued in the U.S. for 2018. Have no fear ­– the all-new Atlas is here to take its place.

Introducing the VW Atlas

With 12 trims to choose from at a wide range of price points, the 2018 VW Atlas should have no trouble filling the void left by the Touareg. Seven seats and 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space come standard, giving your passengers plenty of room to relax and enjoy the ride and offering lots of space to store your precious cargo. Dual-zone manual climate control improves airflow to all three rows of seats, while App-Connect allows you to plug in a compatible smartphone to access apps, play tunes and make calls from the touch-screen display.

Both the 2.0T and V6 models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode, making the Atlas one fun SUV to drive. While the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is a standard feature, you can upgrade to the V6 engine to deliver an impressive 276 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. And when weather conditions get tough, you’ll be able to gain better traction and stability with the available 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system with Driving Mode Selection.

If those features weren’t enticing enough, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers a host of available features – like a power panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, hands-free Easy Open liftgate, heated front and rear seats, leather seating surfaces, keyless access, driver assistance features and much, much more.

Wave Hello to Your New Atlas at Trend Motors Volkswagen

Although the Touareg was dropped from the U.S. lineup, you probably won’t even notice that it’s gone with the exciting new 2018 VW Atlas. To schedule a test drive of this feature-packed, midsize family SUV at Trend Motors Volkswagen­, contact us today.

Saying Goodbye to the Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen Eos History in Rockaway NJ - Trend Motors VolkswagenThe idea that all good things must come to an end is a common sentiment, and it’s hard to argue – especially when you take the Volkswagen Eos into consideration. While the convertible wasn’t a smash hit, it attracted its fair share of dedicated fans. Read on to learn about the history of this sleek, yet short-lived, ride.

The Beginning

The VW Eos made its debut in 2006. While its physical styling elements were relatively subtle, it offered the unique appeal of being a two-door, hard-top-only convertible with room to seat four passengers. Select Eos models also offered a sunroof built into the vehicle’s top. This intriguing design attempted to blend Volkswagen’s trademark clean looks with a touch of luxury.

The Middle

Following its introduction, the car received only a handful of updates over the years. Come 2010, for example, the vehicle was equipped with Bluetooth – now a staple in most new vehicles – as well as a multifunctional steering wheel. The front fascia of the Eos, which had remained more or less the same since it first hit the streets, finally received an overhaul with the vehicle’s 2012 model. Eventually, a panoramic sunroof – these sunroofs take up most of the vehicle’s top – was added in 2014. Soon after, Volkswagen announced that it would discontinue the vehicle for good after a steady decline in sales.

The End

In celebration of the model’s relatively short life, VW created the Final Edition, which was offered as a mid-level trim in 2015 to acknowledge that the Eos was on its way out. But as it turns out, this Final Edition wasn’t quite the end. VW elected to offer a 2016 model at a lower price than the previous year in an attempt to entice buyers one last time.

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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.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Updates in Rockaway NJ - Trend Motors Volkswagen

VW cuts trims for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 VW Jetta changes and updates

With every new model year comes changes to the Volkswagen lineup. This only makes sense, as they company adjusts for what consumers prove they want. This year the 2017 VW Jetta changes and updates center on trim level cuts and additional available and standard features. You’ll find easier access to driver assistance safety features, which help prevent collisions. You can find the full details on what to expect, and help you decide if it’s worth the wait. Read the rest of this entry >>

Limited-Edition 2017 Volkswagen Pink Beetle availability

When is the 2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle Limited-Edition model coming out?

Limited-Edition 2017 Volkswagen Pink Beetle availability

When it comes to customizing a vehicle, no model within the VW lineup gets quite so much love at the Beetle. It’s not only the first model ever released from the automaker, but it has the most unique appearance. You can find plenty of modified versions of it both from enthusiasts and from Volkswagen itself. Those who aren’t “car people” still like to have unique options available to them without having to perform detail work themselves, which is why VW often releases Special Edition Beetles in limited quantities, ensuring only so many are on the road. This year the Beetle Dune and Denim Convertible are attractive options, but we know there are plenty of people wondering about the Limited-Edition 2017 Volkswagen Pink Beetle availability. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 VW Touareg plug-in hybrid powertrain and features

Will the next Touareg feature a plug-in hybrid model?

2018 VW Touareg plug-in hybrid powertrain and features

Update: T-Prime concept shown in Beijing

Maybe it’s too early to speculate on the latest Volkswagen offering, what with the Beijing Auto Show a full week away, but VW has offered us just enough to get our imaginations going. In just 10 bullet points, we learned of an SUV that promises to be the most advanced yet for the luxury segment, and puts a clear emphasis on digital functionality. Naturally, we’re guessing this model is going to be a 2018 VW Touareg plug-in hybrid, with the powertrain and features pointing toward a new generation for the model. Read the rest of this entry >>

VW SUV T-Cross and T-Roc concepts at Geneva Motor Show

Will Volkswagen be unveiling the T-Cross at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show?

VW SUV T-Cross and T-Roc concepts at Geneva Motor Show

It seems that 2016 is the year when Volkswagen is going to be revealing the most changes and innovations we’ve seen in a while. So far the BUDD-e has already been unveiled as a concept that flaunts the potential for improved electric vehicle options, while the e-Golf Touch adds on practical gesture control that we expect to see available in upcoming production models. Now we’re hearing rumors of a new subcompact SUV from Volkswagen, and rumor has it the VW T-Cross and T-Roc concepts will both be at the Geneva Motor Show. Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Beetle Dune and Beetle Convertible Denim launch

VW to launch new Beetle models for 2016

2016 Beetle Dune and Beetle Convertible Denim launch

If you’ll just take a moment to think back to April, you’ll recall we talked in great detail about Volkswagen at the NYIAS. It was probably one of our most picture-heavy posts, as there were many big reveals at that auto show. While we showed you the variety of color options that were shown as special edition choices, there wasn’t much information on whether the vehicles would actually be made available. That’s changed, and the 2016 Beetle Dune and Beetle Convertible Denim launch are set for as early as the first quarter of next year. Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 VW Passat technology and updates

VW reveals the 2016 Volkswagen Passat refresh

2016 VW Passat technology and updates

Finally, finally, we get new information on the 2016 Volkswagen Passat. While other automakers let out bits and pieces of information leading up to a release, VW likes to stay silent, waiting for a big reveal. For many of the models in the 2016 lineup, not much has changed as far as looks are concerned, but the same isn’t true for this midsize offering. Some of the 2016 VW Passat technology and updates are sure to impress, but it’s the new design that will first catch the eye. Read the rest of this entry >>

Could the 2017 VW Tiguan have third row seating?

Could the 2017 VW Tiguan have third row seating?

Third-row seating in the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Let’s be honest, one of the harshest parts of falling in love with Volkswagen is realizing just how many models we don’t get to see here in the U.S. market. Whether we’re pondering anniversary editions of the GTI, which never seem to make it to our shores, or we’re crossing our fingers over the Golf R400, the question of whether or not a new model will come to America seems to constantly be on our tongues. We understand why VW is hesitant to bring new models to our market, but they automaker has been noticeably lacking in option for one very important segment: the SUV. Yes, the Touareg and Tiguan are both excellent options, but the former appeals almost exclusively to the luxury-minded crowd and the latter is in need of a redesign. Which is just what it will be getting for the next model year. Not much has been revealed about exactly what we’ll be getting, but a serious rumor is flying around about third-row seating in the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. Read the rest of this entry >>