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At Clarkdale Volkswagen, we love the VW Alltrack so much that last month, we decided to run an Alltrack photo caption contest.
Mike and Stéphanie won! They were chosen to be Clarkdale’s Alltrack Whistler Weekend Adventurers this past weekend. Their adventure involved picking up brand new VW Alltrack from Clarkdale on Friday afternoon, and then driving it up to Whistler for some on-the-house skiing and accommodation at Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel! Sounds pretty awesome, and according to the amazing photos and videos they took while they were there, it looked pretty awesome too. See below for what we’re talking about. Not only do Mike and Stéphanie have great taste in cars (their own car is a Golf Wagon), but they’re extremely talented to boot!
The VW Holiday Gift Guide is here. If you have a Volkswagen driver or enthusiast on your holiday gift list this year, Clarkdale Volkswagen has you covered. We’ve got tons of VW gifts to fit any budget. Check our website or come on by to see for yourself. Happy Holidays!
Clarkdale VW Holiday Gift Guide:
- VW GTI T-Shirt. From exclusive Volkswagen Collection, designed and decorated in Canada. $17.99
- VW GTI Mug. Perfect gift for all GTI enthusiasts. $5.99
- VW Bus Lunch Bag. A retro, stylish lunch bag for VW fans big and small. $24.99
- “Rockin’ Van” T-shirt. From exclusive Volkswagen Collection, designed and decorated in Canada. $17.99
- 1:25 die-cast Volkswagen Van “Samba”. Perfect addition to any VW enthusiast’s collection. $25.99
- “Christmas Bus” Holiday Mug. Limited Edition. $12.99
- Clarkdale Volkswagen’s DasCard. The perfect gift card for any VW driver or enthusiast. Pre-paid maintenance, cool VW accessories, detailing center or even a down payment towards a new VW, the DasCard can be put towards anything!
- Volkswagen Base Carrier from $366.10, and Snowboard/Ski Attachment from $207.03. Fits any VW model, just in time for winter adventures!
- VW Winter Wheel packages. Safety, style and security. Packages from $799
- 2017 VW Golf Alltrack. AJAC’s “Best New Large Car of 2017” award winner, the Alltrack is the ultimate gift for the whole family. Standard 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive provides optimal traction and driving dynamics to you and yours anywhere you want to go this winter.
Happy holidays from all of us at Clarkdale Volkswagen!
The VW Alltrack and SportWagen are finally here.
On Thursday, November 10 we are celebrating these all new wagons. You are invited!
During this special event:
- The new VW SportWagen in all its trim levels and the incredible new VW Alltrack will be available for test drives.
- Our team will be here to answer all your questions about the 4MOTION AWD system.
- You will receive a $50 DasCard.
- Anyone who orders a new VW Alltrack or VW SportWagen that evening will receive a factory roof rack free of charge!
We’re pretty excited about this event. We hope you are too. Please RSVP by Thursday, November 3rd here.
At Clarkdale Volkswagen, we’re excited to announce our annual VW Tiguan Clearcut! We made it super easy: One Price = No Hassle.
If you’re in the market for a brand new SUV, during this Sale Event you could save thousands of dollars.
VW Sale Event at Clarkdale Volkswagen | April 12 to 16
Good news, during our 5 Days VW Sale Event, you can take advantage of up to $3,000 Bonus Cash on select new Volkswagen models, as well as finance special rates from 0% for up to 60 months!
AND you’ll receive a $300 Gift Card (Clarkdale’s exclusive DasCard) towards Parts & Service when you purchase a new Volkswagen model during the VW Sale Event.
VW Golf R Special Offer at Clarkdale Volkswagen.
For the first time ever, Clarkdale Volkswagen is having a VW Golf R Sale Event! Being a low volume car, only a few Golf Rs found their way to each VW dealer. But at Clarkdale Volkswagen, we’re very happy to announce that we’ve received a second round of Rs. Just in time for the spring. So if you’ve been thinking about getting a brand new Golf R, now is great time to look at your finance and lease options.
View a short video on the VW Mk7 GTI featuring Adam Niblock, Clarkdale Volkswagen’s assistant sales manager and multiple GTI owner. Adam talks about the Mk7 GTI’s new features, power, performance and functionality.
The 2016 VW Jetta is awesome! It combines an incredibly fuel-efficient engine (1.4 TSI engine) with lots of great tech features to give you the newest in convenience and entertainment. Have you heard of App-Connect? With App-Connect, you can use Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™ or MirrorLink™ to connect your smartphone directly to your Volkswagen. The voice command let you easily search online for songs, directions or even your favourite restaurant in Vancouver.
The 2017 VW All-Track Sportwagon is coming to Vancouver! And you can pre-order it at Clarkdale Volkswagen.
|1 | So what’s the big deal with VW’s 4MOTION AWD system anyway?
4MOTION uses a fifth-generation Haldex AWD system. This system features (take a breath now) “a new electro-hydraulic clutch actuator that uses a centrifugal overflow valve design aimed at accurately distributing power between the front and rear axles, eliminating the need for an accumulator, solenoid valve and filter. It also employs an integrated electronic control unit.” Okay. What that means is the system simpler than the previous 4th generation, while still providing everything it did; namely, split-second calculations that divert power away from wheels with less traction and towards wheels with more traction. This means that under normal driving conditions, the system functions as a regular front-wheel-drive drivetrain for the benefit of fuel economy. However, when things get even a little bit hairy, power in instantly redistributed among the four wheels so as to make things decidedly less hairy.
|2 | Why are 4MOTION and the Sportwagon such a great fit?
People who purchase wagons usually have “versatility” high up on their list of automotive priorities. By adding AWD to the already-versatile Sportwagon, the versatility is veritably off the charts! Roads that used to be off-limits to a wagon are now green-lit! This is great news for anyone who needs the utility of a compact sport utility vehicle, but craves the cornering ability of a sports sedan.
|3 | Besides 4MOTION, does the All-Track Sportwagon offer anything additional over the regular Golf Sportwagon?
Indeed it does! Functionally, the All-Track Sportwagon offers are a raised suspension setup to compliment its AWD drivetrain. Aesthetically, the All-Track Sportwagon features badass 18” Canyon wheels, “All-Track” bading inside and out, and a re-designed bumper and grille with colour-matching side mirrors. It’s also loaded with features inside.
|4 | Why a wagon over a compact sport utility vehicle?
Great question. Both vehicles appear similar on paper, and in fact most people who by a Sportwagon or a Tiguan end up checking the other one out at some point. Both offer spacious seating for five, similar cargo space, and a sporty driving experience. But they are very different! Generally, the Sportwagon is down on cargo space and up on sportiness compared to the Tiguan, and this is often a major factor in the final decision; people who end up going with the wagon tend to prioritize its low-slung sportiness over the Tiguan’s ruggedness and extra cargo space. It should also be said that wagons have a particular image that very often factors into the decision. Wagons are relatively unique compared to more ubiquitous sport utility vehicles, and subsequently, have a more “alternative” image. This is often reflected in the people who buy Sportwagons. And within the enthusiast community, wagons are cherished as the utility vehicle of choice, blending the right amount of utility with the right amount of sportiness, all mixed with a dash of quirkiness. We love it all.
|5 | What engine and transmission combos will be available on the All-Track Sportwagon?
The sole engine option will be the 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder, making 170 hp and 184 ft-lbs torque. As for transmission, initial orders will be limited to automatic, but thankfully a 6-speed manual will be making an appearance later in the year. Hooray!
|6 | Just how “accommodating” is the Sportwagon’s interior?
Well, to put a number on it, 66.5 cubic feet accommodating. That’s with the rear seat folded. But even when three adults are sitting there (which, at 903 mm of legroom, is actually quite comfortable), there’s still 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space. A 60/40 folding rear seat and a ski-pass slot puts the number somewhere in between. So whatever you’re thinking of taking with you, it will probably fit.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the newest member of the award wining Golf family just arrived at Clarkdale Volkswagen! We’re pretty excited to show you this awesome 2015 Golf Sportwagon Highline. The vehicle is for demonstration only so if you’d like to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (604) 872-5431.