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Volkswagen Announces Changes and New Technology Features for 2022 Model Year Vehicles

2022 Volkswagen Taos front profile

New 2022 Volkswagen Model Technology Features 

Over the years, the auto industry has been increasingly offering more innovative new technologies that help keep you and your passengers connected and entertained while on the road. Volkswagen is at the forefront of this new technology push and is giving drivers everything they want and need while on the road. For the new 2022 model year, Volkswagen is introducing an incredible list of high-tech features to many of the new vehicles in its lineup. From touchscreen displays and digital monitors to hands-free features and connectivity options, you’ll find all the technology features you could ever want in a new 2022 Volkswagen vehicle in Encinitas, CA. Keep reading to learn more about some of the technology features you can find in a new 2022 Volkswagen model. 

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Advanced New Features and Capabilities Added to Next Generation Volkswagen Car-Net System at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

woman on her phone in her garage with a new VW SUV outside

What’s New for the Next Generation VW Car-Net System?

Big things are coming for the 2020 model year and toward the top of that list is the next generation Volkswagen Car-Net system – which boasts a slew of advanced new features and capabilities that make it even more helpful out on the road, and off of it, than it already was. When it debuted during the 2014 model year, the Volkswagen Car-Net system was truly revolutionary. Once the 2020 model year hits, it can be called nothing less than futuristic. And that leads us to one question – what’s new for the next generation VW Car-Net system? Well, we’re going to find that out right here as we go through the major updates to the system one by one. Read the rest of this entry >>

Spektrum Program for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf R Spektrum ProgramWhen it comes to choosing the perfect, just-for-you Volkswagen Golf R model, the list of available colors to sort through just got longer.* New for the 2019 model year, the VW Spektrum Program offers an unmatched, rainbow-bridging array of 40 special order-only, custom exterior colors (plus 5 standard ones at no additional charge) for the VW Golf R. The hues come in everything from a Viper Green, Oxide Red, Violet Touch Metallic, Nogaro Blue Pearl, to a Copper Orange Metallic.

Golf R Spektrum Program 40 Colors

Of course, the colors we wear, the colors we like, and the VW shade we choose says a little something about how we want the world to view us. Spektrum hues are designed to complement your unique personality.

2019 Golf R Custom Colors

The MSRP for VW Spektrum colors is $2,500, and build and delivery time is approximately two to four months from time of factory acceptance of special order. Orders can be placed at a later time, but you can visit our dealership to view real-life paint samples of each VW Spektrum color.

*Exterior color options will vary based on model, trim level, and package combination and may increase price. Special order colors subject to additional delivery time. See dealer for details.

LA Auto Show

We’re very excited to share what we saw at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show! Volkswagen revealed a lot of goodies for the upcoming year. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store.

Atlas - Kurkuma Yellow Metallic

Volkswagen Atlas (Kurkuma Yellow Metallic)


This is the highly anticipated brand new mid-size SUV model called the Volkswagen Atlas. The Atlas is the first Volkswagen to feature third row seating with adventure-loving families in mind. Featuring an impressive 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space with second and third row seats folding down, smart technology Driver Assist features including Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor, the 7-passenger Atlas is full of big ideas.


Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Atlas (Pure White)


Atlas - Platinum Gray

Volkswagen Atlas (Platinum Gray)


It comes standard with a Volkswagen digital cockpit display with Car-Net® App, and selectable driving modes from Eco to Sport to cover all types of terrains.

Atlas - Interior

Volkswagen Atlas (Interior)


One of our very favorite cars we saw at the LA Auto Show was the stunning 2017 Bottle Green Beetle. To say the least, it really caught our eye.

Bottle Green Beetle

2017 Volkswagen Beetle (Bottle Green Metallic)


We had to fight off a swarm of viewers to get this close, but it was worth it for the view.

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2017 Volkswagen Beetle (Bottle Green Metallic)


Volkswagen revealed the Passat GT Concept car at the Auto Show and the crowd couldn’t have been more excited. This new sporty look for the Midsize sedan is focused on performance – boasting a V-6 powered engine and 280 horsepower, it packs quite a punch! This model was based on a high demand specifically in the American market.  Black roof and black mirror caps contrast the white Passat body perfectly. Inspired by the Golf GTI, the Passat GT Concept mimics qualities like the hatchback and honeycomp grille with red accents. Though not officially approved for release as of yet, we’re betting we’ll see this model shining in many VW showrooms very soon.

Passat GT concept car

Volkswagen Passat GT Concept


On site, we were able to view the official #PinkBeetle Rally Car that Scott Speed used to win the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. It was surreal seeing it in real life, instead of watching it race on tv by the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team. Dare I say, we were starstruck!

#PinkBeetle Rally Car

Volkswagen #PinkBeetle Rally Car


Here’s what it looked like in action.

Image Source:, 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship


We had a blast at the LA Auto Show and cannot wait to see these models in the showroom this year!

Why 2016 Jetta Sport holds the key to your heart

Why 2016 Jetta Sport holds the key to your heart

The sleek, newly designed 2016 Jetta Sport has so much to offer, even cupid would be jealous. Here are some important qualities to look out for in a potential Valentine.


Let’s face it – looks do matter. And with Ceramique and Titan Black two-tone V-Tex sport leatherette seating surfaces, the Jetta 1.8T Sport has style and fitness all dialed in. You won’t hesitate to be seen together cruising the beach.

Jetta Sport 2016 Interior

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Full of Surprises
Wouldn’t you like to be swept off your feet this Valentine’s Day? Sport Suspension, Heated Power Side Mirrors, Rear Spoiler, Black Alloy Wheels, Multi-function Steering Wheel, are just a few great features you can expect. There’s just enough mystery to keep you coming back for more.

Jetta Sport Body

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Rear View Camera ensures that your sweetheart will always be looking back.

2016 Jetta Sport Side Mirror

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Good with Directions
Built-in touchscreen navigation ensures that you make it to the right destination, on time, and looking sharp. You won’t ever have to argue about stopping to ask for directions along the PCH again!

2016 Jetta Sport Navigation

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Stays Connected
With the Car-Net App-Connect, you can access your smartphone apps safely from the touchscreen on the dash, with music, mobile maps, text messages, and other apps. Stay connected, without making yourself “too available”.

2016 Jetta Sport App-Connect

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Passion for Music
Equipped with 6 speakers, SirriusXM Satellite Radio, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD Memory card reader, and Bluetooth technology with audio streaming, you will never be bored. That’s music to your ears.

2016 Jetta Sport Speaker

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Eye for Beauty
Sees you for who you really are – a catch! Halogen reflector foglights help you see clearly in any situation so you decide when it’s time to put on the brakes or to move forward.

2016 Jetta Sport Foglight

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In today’s busy world, convenience is key. Or keyless. Jetta Sport’s Push-Button Start makes it so you can easily decide when to start and stop. It’s about time you are in control when it comes to your love life!

2016 Jetta Sport Push-button Start

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Room for all your baggage
In your 40’s, have 3 children still in school, and trying to put yourself out there in the San Diego dating world? No problem! There’s room for everyone – and all the baggage that comes with it.

2016 Jetta Sport Trunk

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Hopeless Romantic
Nothing says “I Love You” like the tornado red Jetta Sport. Champagne and rose petals not included.

2016 Jetta Sport at Herman Cook VW

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These days, qualities like these are far and few between. It makes us all want to dreamily ask “Will you be my Valentine?”. If you were curious if the new 2016 Jetta Sport is the right one for you or not, don’t worry, it is.

Stop in today at Herman Cook Volkswagen to take a 2016 Jetta Sport for a test drive and let the sparks fly! Or you can check it out here.