With no U.S. team, who will you vote for in the FIFA World Cup

By blogsadmin | Posted in Video on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 2:37 PM
Men in Belgium Soccer Jerseys sitting in vehicle with quote about Belgium having the biggest electronic dance festival

VW Jump on the Wagen commercials

We VW Jump on the Wagen commercials won’t lie. Soccer isn’t always the top sport on our radar here at Volkswagen of South Mississippi. Worldwide, though, it’s one of the biggest sporting events. Sadly, the U.S. team didn’t make the cut to play this year. Volkswagen seems to be full of ideas, though, with the VW Jump on the Wagen commercials featuring soccer fans from different countries welcoming U.S. residents to consider their own teams. Who will you vote for? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Volkswagen of South Mississippi Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack different from the SportWagen?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf Alltrack, VW Golf SportWagen on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 9:01 PM
Red 2018 VW Golf Sportwagen next to white 2018 VW Golf Alltrack

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs Alltrack

Most automakers don’t offer one station wagon, let alone two. We know there are plenty of shoppers out there who struggle to decide between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs Alltrack, and it’s easy to see why. With both models stemming from the same Golf family and design, these two do have quite a bit in common. Picking out the exact differences may be a touch difficult, but we’re here to help. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen begins adding start-stop systems to save on fuel

By blogsadmin | Posted in Features and Technology on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 5:14 PM
Volkswagen Automatic Gear Shifter with text asking what engine start-stop does

What does VW engine start-stop do?

Did you know the windshield wiper was invented in 1903? Yet, when you look at the Model T, that’s not a feature you frequently see present. It’s clear that necessities and “bonus features” can sometimes be a matter of perspective. The car stereo came about in the 1930s, but these days Bluetooth is considered a standard for most automakers. As the years pass, the expectations grow. We wouldn’t be surprised if engine start-stop is the next to make this list. For the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, the system has made its way to the second trim level. So, what does it do? Read the rest of this entry »

The performance Golf R could be even more powerful next redesign

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf R on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 9:16 PM
2018 VW Golf R Rear End

400-horsepower 2020 Volkswagen Golf R

Here’s a segment that wasn’t competitive for far too long: The hatchback. Volkswagen never stopped producing its Golf and even offered the Golf R starting in 2015, when most other automakers were still staying away from the practical body style. Now we’re seeing quite a lot of options in the lineup, even when it comes to hot hatches. VW has a title to fight for, which is why it’s exciting to see the news that the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R could be upgraded to offer 400 horsepower from the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you get into your Volkswagen if the key remote isn’t working?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 4:14 PM
Two hands holding different styles of Volkswagen key fobs

How to enter VW when key fob battery is dead

We rely quite a lot on technology in our everyday lives. Long before telephones, there was no way for people to communicate without sending letters. Talk about being disconnected compared to today’s world where we carry a phone in our pockets. We love the convenience when everything is working fine, but when our technology fails us we find ourselves wondering what was so wrong with manual controls. In the case of your vehicle, you might find yourself stumped when the battery is dead in our key fob. Well, now how do you enter your VW? Don’t worry, there is a way. Read the rest of this entry »

What has VW cooked up for SOWO 2018?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Concepts on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 2:54 PM
Volkswagen Concept cars lined up on road from SOWO

Volkswagen Enthusiast Fleet 2018

One of the more complicated aspects of the automotive world is the fact that there are major car shows, like the New York International Auto Show, where a variety of brands flaunt their current lineup and unveil concept vehicles or upcoming redesigns. Then we have other shows like SEMA, where production vehicles are modified with performance parts. Enthusiast meets, like SOWO, are typically something like the latter, but on a smaller scale. Still, there are times when automakers surprise us with interesting concepts. That’s just what Volkswagen did with its latest enthusiast fleet at the 2018 SOWO at Hutchinson Island, Savannah GA. Read the rest of this entry »

Find out why you “Betta Getta Jetta” with the new VW commercials

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Jetta on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 9:11 PM
2019 Volkswagen Jetta Rear Blue Silk Color

2019 VW Jetta Remixed Ad Campaign

The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is soon arriving in dealerships. It’s expected as early as next month, and we know we’re not the only ones excited. A fresh appearance, new features and even a lower price tag are just some of the highlights of the upcoming model year. To help build the hype it deserves, VW has started a new “remixed” ad campaign for the model. Here are just a few reasons why you “Betta Getta Jetta.” What do you think? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Volkswagen of South Mississippi Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Memorial Day activities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 6:17 PM
Memorial Day in D'Iberville MS text next to guy draping American flag at dusk

2018 Memorial Day Events D’Iberville MS

Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us, and for many, that means grilling out and enjoying some sunshine. The only question is how you plan to go about doing it. Here at Volkswagen of South Mississippi, we have some ideas. Here are some 2018 events that can keep you entertained in the D’Iberville, MS area. Read the rest of this entry »

VW could finally be releasing a Golf GTI TCR to the public

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf GTI on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 2:41 PM
Golf GTI TCR Red and Gray

Official Golf GTI TCR Concept Production Vehicle Images

The GTI Meet at Wörthersee has come and gone, which means we now have official images of the Golf GTI TCR Concept we were promised. This is a concept we’re especially excited about, not just because of the huge following the GTI model has, but because it was hinted that the vehicle could go into production. Jürgen Stackmann of Volkswagen AG said the mode is  “a study” but that by the end of this year the brand wants to “make this GTI vision come true.” This sounds to us like the meet was an opportunity to glean interest in the potential model. Read the rest of this entry »

Car-Net provides more for its Security & Service package

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW News on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 8:52 PM
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Features

Three new features in Volkswagen Car-Net

These days we’re more connected than ever, so it only makes sense that we’d want this to apply to our vehicles as well. Most of us use apps for everything from making groceries to monitoring our credit scores. Having a computer in our pocket helps in so many ways, so why shouldn’t it also help us monitor one of our most expensive purchases? This is where Volkswagen Car-Net comes in and it offers more value than ever with three new features added to an already extensive package. Read the rest of this entry »