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Herman Cook VW Named A 2018 Top Rated Dealer by CarGurus

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

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!

The ALL-NEW 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Has Arrived!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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

Friday, May 11th, 2018

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.

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

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

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!

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

Friday, March 30th, 2018

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!

Sneak Peak of the All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Monday, March 12th, 2018

We’d like to introduce to you the All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta! Fun to be in, Smart to own, and Designed to move forward.

All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Coming Soon!

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Based off the award-winning MQB platform, the 2019 Jetta has been redesigned for a tasteful, more premium look and feel. Set for a Summer 2018 release date, it’s sportier and sleeker with dynamic lines and taut surfaces combined to form an elegant, yet athletic silhouette.

2019 VW Jetta Back

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The entire interior has been rethought and refreshed with more interior space. High quality soft-touch materials throughout and new trapezoidal design elements give the vehicle an upscale, yet modern feel. It even has an available BeatsAudio® 400-watt premium sound system!

2019 Jetta Interior

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A driver-oriented Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with the infotainment screen located high on the dashboard gives the interior of the all-new Jetta a modern look and makes vehicle information easily accessible to the driver. The Jetta’s technology upgrades extend beyond the cabin to include a comprehensive suite of available top-notch driver assistance technology.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Digital Cockpit

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A larger infotainment screen features an updated design and upscale amenities. It combines high-tech features with everyday usability and refined fit and finish.

2019 Jetta Infotainment Screen

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The 2019 Jetta will be powered by Volkswagen’s 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine, making 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, the highest in the compact sedan class.

Sneak Peak 2019 Jetta

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The body has been reshaped, creating a longer wheelbase, wider track, and bigger wheels. New low rolling-resistance tires that, while slightly larger than the tires on the previous model year Jetta, reduce resistance by up to 25 percent with superb handling.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Tire

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Expressive LED headlights come standard on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

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Kasi couldn’t believe how spacious the trunk is!

2019 Jetta - Kasi Inside Trunk

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will be available in S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels. An R-Line trim will join the launch lineup and features sportier styling, exclusive interior and exterior design elements, R-Line badging, and the XDS® electronic differential.

2019 Jetta SEL Badge

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The all-new 2019 Jetta raises the bar in the compact sedan class, with bold design, innovative technology features, and a transferable, 6-year/72,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The warranty provides coverage for six-years or 72,000-miles (whichever occurs first), and the warranty can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout the remainder of its duration.

The People First Warranty

The sneak peak of the highly-anticipated All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will have us reaching for the sky when it is released this summer!

2019 Jetta Under Palm Trees

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Volkswagen Press Conference – 2018 North American International Auto Show

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

New things are coming our way! Find out what’s in store for Volkswagen this year at the at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Volkswagen Press Conference on January 15 demonstrated Volkswagen’s heavy impact on the 2017 North American market, introduced an innovative 2018 lineup, and celebrated the world premiere of the newly redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

North American Invernational Auto Show

New things are coming our way. Find out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit!

Posted by Volkswagen on Monday, January 15, 2018

 

The star of the show was the live global debut of the seventh-generation 2019 Jetta, an all-new model built from the acclaimed MQB chassis. A new chiseled, yet classic, look will wrap around a driver-centric interior, powered by an efficient turbo engine. This next-level Jetta, coming to our showroom in Q2 this year raises the bar in the compact sedan class, with bold design, innovative technology features, and a transferable, 6-year/72,000-mile New Vehicle Limited People First Warranty. The 2019 Jetta offers a bolder design, more interior space than the outgoing model, the latest safety features, and cutting-edge technology.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta World Premiere

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In addition, Volkswagen unveiled the sporty 2018 Passat GT Special Model at the Auto Show. This limited-run model combines a powerful VR6® engine with a lowered suspension and more than 20 sporty design enhancements to create the most aggressive looking Passat yet. Set for a Q2 release, the Passat GT features include standard LED headlights, honeycomb grille, GT badge, black spoiler, two-tone 19-inch “Tornado” wheels, 6.3-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, and America’s best People First Warranty, bumper-to-bumper new vehicle limited warranty coverage for six-years or 72,000-miles (whichever occurs first).

2018 Volkswagen Passast GT

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We can’t wait to introduce these new models to our showroom later this year!

SDSU Men’s Basketball Team Welcomes A New 2018 VW Atlas

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball team at San Diego State University Brian Dutcher is participating in our courtesy car program. For over 25 years, the college team has used a Herman Cook VW courtesy car for driving the players, hauling equipment, and other transport needs for the team.

SDSU Men's Basketball Team Welcomes A New 2018 VW Atlas

This year, bigger was better to fit the 7 ft. tall players comfortably. Just the job for the 2018 VW Atlas, Volkswagen’s newest 7 seat SUV. Click here to see the Volkswagen Atlas for yourself. Go Aztecs!

VW Atlas Featured In Encinitas Magazine

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has a featured spot in the new issue of the Encinitas Magazine.

Check out their full October November 2017 issue here.

Introducing the 2018 Atlas Encinitas Magazine

Encinitas Magazine Cover October November 2017

Join Us At Our 2018 Tiguan Launch Party!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

2018 Tiguan Launch Party September 23, 2017

Click here to see what we have in stock. We hope to see you there!