Happy 4th of July from Herman Cook VW!

By mandirs | Posted in Holiday, Special, Volkswagen on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 7:35 AM

This 4th of July, we’d like to give thanks for the most precious gifts of hope, peace, and freedom. We wish you a wonderful Independence Day filled with special love of family and friends and little sparkle in your heart!

4th of July HCVW

Click here to see where to watch the fireworks this 4th of July in San Diego.

Herman Cook VW Named A 2018 Top Rated Dealer by CarGurus

By mandirs | Posted in Award, Car Buying, Latest News on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 10:27 AM

CarGurus Top Rated Dealer 2018 Herman Cook VW

Herman Cook Volkswagen has been named a 2018 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer! This annual CarGurus award is a testament to our dealership’s outstanding customer service and reflects the industry’s highest average ratings. The award recognizes a select group of car dealers with the highest ratings from shoppers who have submitted reviews through the CarGurus platform. Each of the dealers receiving the award provides exceptional customer service as expressed in their customers’ online reviews.

We are excited our dealership was recognized in this exclusive category of top performing dealers who share our commitment to building a transparent car buying experience. We are honored to have been able to provide you with excellent service that exceeded your expectations, as we truly appreciate and value the feedback from our customers. Thank you for helping us become a 2018 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer!

CarGurus Top Rated Dealer 2018

Take a look at our CarGurus listing and be sure to visit us when you are looking for a New or Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen!

Atlas Named 2018 Best Three-Row SUV For Families by Parents Magazine and Edmunds

By mandirs | Posted in Atlas, Award, Family on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 11:09 AM

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been named Best Three-Row SUV in the 10 Best Family Cars for 2018 list by Parents magazine and Edmunds. Volkswagen’s midsize SUV has been praised for spaciousness, driving dynamics and the People First Warranty.

ATLAS Named Best Three-Row SUV

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The People First Warranty

*6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and newer VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.

Editors at Parents magazine praised the Atlas for third-row legroom, the six-year or 72,000 mile warranty and ease of maneuverability. “We rated the steering 5 out of 5,” said Dan Edmunds, head of vehicle testing at Edmunds (but no relation). “It drives a lot smaller than it is.”

2018 Atlas Interior Legroom

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“We are so proud to be named one of the 10 best cars for families by Parents magazine and Edmunds,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The 2018 Atlas was designed and assembled in America specifically with American families in mind. Three rows of highly configurable seating with the latest tech features and Volkswagen’s trademark style and driving dynamics is definitely a winning combination.”

2018 VW Atlas 3 Row Seats Folded

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To compile the annual list, Parents and Edmunds first looked at safety ratings, narrowing contenders to the 109 that were a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or received a 5/5 star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration. Edmunds rated the mechanics of each of those vehicles, and Parents installed car seats and looked for family-friendly features in the 20 finalists.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 3rd Row Seating

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The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was introduced as the brand’s first three-row SUV. Designed specifically for the American family, the 2018 Atlas is available with two engine options—a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6—and in five trim levels: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium. Atlas also offers 4Motion® all-wheel drive on a variety of trims and is assembled in Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Atlas Named 2018 Best Three-Row SUV

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For more information about the 10 Best Family Cars for 2018 list by Parents magazine and Edmunds, please visit Parents.com/BestCars.

Volkswagen Memorial Day Deals

By mandirs | Posted in Holiday, Special, Volkswagen on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 10:19 AM

As we remember and honor our fallen heroes, we’d like to take a moment to thank all those who have served.

Volkswagen Memorial Day Deals

A holiday weekend is three days. The joy of a great deal is forever. Stop by Herman Cook Volkswagen this Memorial Day weekend to get yourself into a shiny new Volkswagen! View our Memorial Day offers here.

The ALL-NEW 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Has Arrived!

By mandirs | Posted in Jetta, Latest News, New Car on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 11:50 AM

It’s here! The highly-anticipated TOTALLY RE-MIXED 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has just arrived at Herman Cook Volkswagen! The All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has been completely redesigned for a tasteful, sportier, and sleeker look and feel. BETTA GETTA JETTA. View our inventory here.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Has Arrived at Herman Cook VW!

Stop by today to see it for yourself or schedule a test drive!

Volkswagen College Grad Program

By mandirs | Posted in Latest News, Special, Volkswagen on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Through the Volkswagen College Graduate Program*, qualified recent graduates can get a $500 Contract Bonus** when purchasing or leasing a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Volkswagen Credit.

Volkswagen College Graduate Program

The Volkswagen College Graduate Program* offers a $500 Contract Bonus** for qualified college graduates who lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Volkswagen Credit. Proof of employment, graduation, and other documentation required. View our inventory here. National Offer | Offer ends January 2nd 2019

*College Graduate Program is subject to credit approval and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who graduated from a U.S. or Canadian accredited college/university no more than 24 months prior to credit application. Applicant must be employed in a full-time permanent position or have a written commitment from a future employer. References, proof of income, copy of degree or official transcript, and contact information for college/university required. Credit history is not required, but existing credit must be in good standing and have no previous derogatory credit. Program good from January 3, 2018 to January 2, 2019. Program not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW. **Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 Contract Bonus when customers eligible for the College Graduate Program lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through participating dealers and finance the lease or purchase through Volkswagen Credit from January 3, 2018 to January 2, 2019. Excludes Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. May not be combined with VW TDI programs (79L and 81R). Subject to credit approval by Volkswagen Credit. Bonus must be applied toward customer lease or purchase and is not redeemable for cash. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Dare To Compare

By mandirs | Posted in Jetta, New Car on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 12:05 PM

See for yourself how the All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta compares to the 2018 Toyota Corolla, 2018 Honda Civic, and the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. BETTA GETTA JETTA. Click here to RSVP to our 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Launch Party on Wednesday, May 9th at Herman Cook VW and be part of the first reveal of the exciting 2019 Jetta Launch!

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Dare To Compare

The new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta reflects years of exacting design work by a dedicated team that had to anticipate American market trends, meet a host of engineering requirements and eventually craft a look that can appeal to millions without going stale and it must stand out.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line

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Klaus Bischoff, head of design for Volkswagen says the new 2019 Jetta is “much more emotional, more progressive and more innovative,” adding: “Volkswagen design is always about going in new directions.”

You’re Invited! 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Launch and Pizza Party

By mandirs | Posted in Event, Jetta, Latest News, Re-Design, Volkswagen on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 10:52 AM

2019 Jetta Launch Party Invite

Join us as we welcome the Newly-Redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at Herman Cook VW! Based off the award-winning MQB platform, the 2019 Jetta has been redesigned for a tasteful, more premium look and feel. Fun to be in, Smart to own, and Designed to move forward. Stop by after work for a first look at the newest version of Volkswagen’s historically best-selling model, enjoy some pizza and light refreshments, meet with our product specialists, and take the new Jetta out for a Test Drive!

RSVP To This Event By Calling Us At (760) 753-6256 and let us know how many will be attending in your party. We’ll see you on May 9th!

$500* Military & First Responders Bonus

By mandirs | Posted in Special on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Qualified Military & First Responders can get a $500* Bonus when purchasing or leasing a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle. If you are serving in the military or as a first responder, bring this flyer in to Herman Cook VW today!

Military and First Responder $500-Bonus Flyer

Proof of military service or first responder employment and other documentation required. The Military & First Responders Program offers a $500* Bonus for qualified Military and First Responders who lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle. Offer ends January 2nd 2019.

*Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 Military and First Responders Bonus for qualified active duty U.S. Military service members, U.S. Military Veterans (Veterans must be within 24 months of active duty), U.S. Military retirees, First Responders (Police Officer, Sheriff/Sherriff?s Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter (career or volunteer), EMT, Paramedic, 911 Dispatcher/Operator) and their family household members who purchase or lease a new, unused MY14-MY18 Volkswagen model (excluding Golf R) through participating dealers from January 9, 2018 to January 2, 2019. Proof of military/first responder eligibility and residency of family household member (if applicable) required. Bonus applied toward MSRP and is not available for cash. Fleet customers are not eligible. One bonus per VIN. Eligible customers may receive this bonus on up to two Volkswagen vehicles per year. See your local Volkswagen dealer or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW. ©2018 Volkswagen of America, Inc.

5-Seat Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak Truck Concepts World Debut

By mandirs | Posted in Auto Show, Concept, Latest News, New Model Announcement, Volkswagen on Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Volkswagen is about to ignite the next stage of global SUV strategy. Volkswagen has debuted a new version of the Atlas SUV at the 2018 New York International Auto Show: the Atlas Cross Sport concept.

Atlas Cross Sport Concept

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The new Atlas Cross Sport concept is a five-seat version of the midsize SUV that went on sale in the U.S. in 2017 as a seven-seater. The near-production concept car features a coupe-like profile, an even sportier stance, and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with 355 horsepower and an anticipated 26 miles of all-electric range. The actual production vehicle is scheduled to launch in the U.S. market starting in 2019, and will be built alongside the Atlas and the Passat sedan in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Powertrain

Atlas Cross Sport Concept Back

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The Cross Sport earns its name under the hood. It’s a plug-in hybrid, combining the production 276-hp 3.6-liter VR6 in today’s Atlas with a pair of electric motors, one on each axle, and an 18-kWh lithium battery pack. At full acceleration, the system is anticipated to produce 355 hp, enabling a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds. An example of how flexible the MQB  (modular transverse matrix) vehicle architecture can be with power sources. The Atlas Cross Sport PHEV concept can be driven in any of five modes: ‘E-Mode’, ‘Hybrid’, ‘GTE,’ ‘Off-road’ or ‘Battery Hold / Battery Charge’. The advanced 4Motion all-wheel-drive system has seven drive modes, from “Eco” and “Comfort” to “Snow and “Sludge & Sand.” The plug-in hybrid system is designed to power the car up to 26 miles on electric energy alone, or be switched into a sport “GTE” setting for unleashing all 494 ft-lbs of torque from the system. There’s even an off-road system that powers the rear axle with electric power only even if the main battery is depleted – ensuring the rear wheels have maximum torque for tough conditions.

Design

Atlas Cross Sport Concept Grille

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The concept vehicle is 190.8 inches long, 68.3 inches tall and 79.9 inches wide. The profile of the Atlas Cross Sport concept combines powerful proportions with sleekly raked C-pillars, as well as short front and rear overhangs. The roof spoiler, which has black side fins, is another distinctive element. The way that the character line transitions directly into the wide, flared wheelarches serves to emphasize its power and presence. The rear wheelarch on the driver’s side features the ‘filler cap’ for connecting the charging plug for the lithium-ion battery; the one on the other side houses an actual fuel filler neck. The 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, which are shod with 285/40 tires, have high-gloss polished spokes for a truly premium look. The vehicle features a low sill height of 33.3 inches for ease of loading.

Interior

Atlas Cross Sport Concept Interior

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The interior offers a modern take on everything that owners demand from SUVs today, from touch-screen entertainment systems to ample cargo space behind the rear bench seat. The 10.1-inch infotainment system touchscreen is seamlessly integrated with proximity sensors and gesture control. The layout of the graphics changes depending on which driving profile is selected— ‘Snow,’ ‘Sport,’ ‘On-road’ or ‘Off-road’. The 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit has a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels, enabling sophisticated and interactive graphics. The Digital Cockpit display can be reconfigured to show information on driving, navigation and assistance functions as necessary. The driver can also transfer data shown on the touchscreen, such as telephone contact images or CD covers, to the display. As with the infotainment system, a touchscreen is used for climate control settings, including those for the seat heating and ventilation.

While a few details will change when the production version arrives in 2019, the newest VW family member will still be ready to become an American classic of its own.

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The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak pickup truck concept also made its surprising world debut yesterday at the New York International Auto Show. A dual-cab, short-bed pickup truck, the Tanoak concept shows the flexibility of the award-winning MQB platform that the Volkswagen Atlas uses.

Atlas Tanoak Truck Concept

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Named after a species of tree native to the Pacific Coast in the U.S. (and grows up to 135 feet high), the Atlas Tanoak is the first pickup based on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture. Although there are currently no production plans for the Atlas Tanoak, Volkswagen is keen to gauge the reactions of buyers and media, since pickup trucks are one of the biggest volume segments in the U.S. The MQB architecture is one of the most innovative and flexible technical platforms in the automotive world, spanning vehicles from the European Polo subcompact all the way up to the Atlas midsize SUV. The Atlas Tanoak concept shows that MQB can potentially stretch even further.

Drivetrain

Atlas Tanoak Truck Concept Back

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The Atlas Tanoak concept uses Volkswagen’s 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The engine provides power to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and the 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system with Active Control. This lets the driver select from various on- and off-road modes within seconds for optimal grip on dry, wet, slick or unpaved surfaces. For tougher off-road use, the pickup also has a mode that provides a low-range gear reduction. Either on- or off-road, the Atlas Tanoak rides on newly designed 20-inch wheels that wear 275/55 tires. The vehicle will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

Design

Atlas Tanoak Truck Concept Grille

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Although the Atlas Tanoak is based on the production SUV, the pickup is completely redesigned. Up to the B-pillar, there are similarities, but the frontal treatment is more rugged, in keeping with a pickup truck’s mission. The headlights and front bumper, using round LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), were redesigned and extend into the side profile. Additional redesigned components include: the engine hood that is significantly raised in middle; the entire grille unit including LED headlights; and the bumper. The Tanoak concept is 214.1 inches long, some 15.8 inches longer than the Atlas, which makes it a large midsize pickup by U.S. standards. The concept vehicle is 79.9 inches wide and 72.6 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 128.3 inches, 11 inches longer, and nearly 2 inches higher than the Atlas seven-seater.

Typical for a pickup, the back of the Tanoak is defined by its low-hinged tailgate. When opened, the 64.1-inch long, 57.1 wide, and 20.9 inches high cargo bed is lengthened by an additional 26.1 inches, effectively extending it to 90.2 inches. Normally, the rail is fixed by the back of the cab, but it can slide the length of the bed and thus doubles as a carrier for things like canoes and ladders. This allows for easy transport of cargo such as bikes or surfboards with the tailgate in place, and ATVs and dirt bikes with the tailgate down. The spare wheel is located under the cargo bed, making it accessible even when fully loaded. The lower part of the rear body is designed both as an underbody shield and a diffuser. Above each exhaust tailpipe sits a rugged towhook.

Interior

Atlas Tanoak Pickup Truck Concept Interior

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The Atlas Tanoak concept is designed as a very spacious five-seater. Sporty, contoured seats are used in front, which offer very good lateral support during tough off-road duty. The same applies to the rear seating, with the passengers in the second row sitting on individual seats that match the ergonomic and design quality of the front row. The majority of functions, including the air conditioning, are operated digitally in the Tanoak. The touchscreen infotainment system is positioned high up for easy operation, almost alongside the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Both these screens and the controls for the air conditioning merge to form a digitalized cockpit environment. Ambient lighting integrated into the instrument panel and the roofline console immerse the interior in yellow or blue light at night, depending on whether the vehicle is in Off-road or City mode.

The Atlas Tanoak will remain a show car, but depending on public reaction, VW could consider a fresh look at the American pickup by introducing a Volkswagen truck to the U.S. market.

Atlas Family Concepts

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Both the Cross Sport and Tanoak 5-seat concepts are based off the award-winning MQB platform and would be a warm welcome to Atlas model family!