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2018 Volkswagen Passat engine options 

Monday, February 12th, 2018
white volkswagen passat on rural road

It was announced at the Detroit Auto Show last month that the new Passat will have an enhanced engine option. Finally, right?! Midsize sedan drivers everywhere long for the day that their favorite model comes out with strong engine options and Passat lovers won’t have to wait too much longer. Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and to see what we mean by “enhanced”. 

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Does the 2018 Volkswagen Passat have at GT engine option? 

Oh, a “GT” engine? You like the sound of that, don’t you? The letters ‘G’ and ‘T’ go together better than ‘P’, ‘B’, and ‘J’. Well, our answer is y-e-s. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat will be available with a GT engine. The specifications are as follows: 

  • 3.6 liters 
  • Six cylinders 
  • 280 horsepower 
  • 258 lb.-ft. of torque 

A GT engine is a big deal because it is somewhat seen as a checkpoint when measuring the prestige of a sedan. As a larger model, drivers tend to expect a solid performance from the Passat. Past year’s models have lived up to those expectations, but 2018’s GT engine is sure to blow away the prospects of the past. Some other new additions to the Passat GT include R-Line cues like a honeycomb grille and R-Line bumper. This gives the car a new look to go with its improved performance. Throw in LED headlights, dark taillights, and dual exhaust and you have a whole new car. Even with its R-Line pieces, the GT is not replacing the R-Line trim in the lineup.

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The Passat GT should arrive at dealerships by the start of summer 2018. Its expected MSRP will be $29,940. Interested drivers should contact Neftin Volkswagen for more details and keep up with dealership news. Talk to our sales staff to find out how you can be one of the first to know about the Passat GT when it arrives in Thousand Oaks. 

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Give a Volkswagen for Christmas, maybe?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Hey, maybe you’re feeling extremely generous this holiday season. Now is as good of a time as any to get a new Volkswagen, for a couple reasons. For starters, it’s the Christmas season! It’s also in the heart of the Volkswagen Sign Then Drive Event. Keep reading for more information.  (more…)

Volkswagen Unveils Limited Edition #PinkBeetle for Fall 2016 Launch

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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How to Get a Pink Volkswagen Beetle

Seeing how the Beetle is such a unique and fun car to drive, many drivers want to get their new Beetle in a color that matches its adventurous spirit. White, silver and black are certainly fine, but it can be a lot of fun to drive a Beetle painted in bright, vivid hues. And of all the colors out there, many drivers wonder how to get a pink Volkswagen Beetle.


Volkswagen Produces the Most Powerful GTI Ever for Its 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
vw golf gti clubsport s exterior design features

VW Golf GTI Clubsport S Performance and Nurburgring Time

News about a 40th anniversary edition of the Golf GTI has been out for some time, but Volkswagen recently revealed some exciting information about what will be the most powerful production GTI ever built. This comes during the model’s official debut at the GTI event at Lake Worthersee and after the vehicle broke a Nurburgring record. We have all the news you’ll need about the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S performance and Nurburgring time.


Volkswagen Unveils Plug-In Hybrid SUV Concept at 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
exterior design on the vw t-prime concept gte

New Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid SUV Concept Specs

Volkswagen has been producing some great concept models lately, and now they have another one called the T-Prime Concept GTE. This new Volkswagen plug-in hybrid concept’s specs certainly are impressive, leaving us hoping that we might see a similar production model at some point in the future.


Volkswagen Previews New SUV Series With Unveiling of Convertible SUV Concept at the Geneva Motor Show

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Will Volkswagen Produce a New Convertible Crossover SUV?

Will Volkswagen Produce a New Convertible Crossover SUV?

The reveal of VW’s T-Cross Breeze concept at the Geneva Motor Show have many of us wondering if Volkswagen will produce a new convertible crossover SUV. It’s certainly fun to think about, but could it really happen?


Volkswagen Modular Electric Toolkit Explained

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
What Is the Volkswagen Modular Electric Toolkit

What Is the Volkswagen Modular Electric Toolkit

Is there any vehicle out there that drivers want to see resurrected more than the VW microbus? Well, recently Volkswagen has revealed the Budd-e concept at CES 2016, and it could be the start of new efforts in electric mobility through the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB). So, what is the Volkswagen Modular Electric Toolkit?


The Passat Arrives for the 2016 Model Year With New Upscale Design and Infotainment

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
What's New on 2016 Volkswagen Passat

What’s New on 2016 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen has finally revealed the 2016 Passat, the last of the Volkswagen models to release for the 2016 model year. We have all the information you’re going to need to know about what’s new on the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this may be the best Passat yet.


Hollywood Actors Discuss a Party Using App-Connect Infotainment in New VW Commercial

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Who Are the Actors in the Volkswagen Party Commercial

Volkswagen certainly has a knack for putting out memorable ads and commercials. This was recently displayed in an advertising campaign for the new MIB II infotainment system, which allows for smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. One commercial contains a few familiar Hollywood faces discussing an upcoming party. As exciting as the technology may be, you probably aren’t the only one who has seen the commercial and asked, who are the actors in the Volkswagen party commercial?


Volkswagen Reveals New Volkswagen Golf Race Car Variant

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
New Volkswagen Golf Race Car Engine Specs

New Volkswagen Golf Race Car Engine Specs

Volkswagen has announced that it is developing its first racing car based on the seventh generation Golf model. It’s no surprise that the Golf, with it’s thrilling driving experience, was chosen to be redeveloped into a racing concept car, and the new Volkswagen Golf race car engine specs have equipped the vehicle to hit the tracks.