Family standing in front of a Volkswagen vehicle
Family standing in front of a Volkswagen vehicle
Family standing in front of a Volkswagen vehicle
Family standing in front of a Volkswagen vehicle

Volkswagen isn’t just a car company. It’s a community.

Volkswagen isn’t just a car company. It’s a community.

August 14, 2018

According to the recent Justice League movie: “You can’t save the world alone.” And, really, why would you want to? It’s always more fun to do things with a big bunch of friends. You really don’t even have to be superheroes.

At least, that’s the way we look at it. Last fall, Volkswagen Canada did a special pre-screening of the Justice League movie for Volkswagen Plus members as part of our continuing cinema series. Film fans across Canada got a chance to see the action before anyone else—and that’s especially cool when the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and so many other big names.

Stay tuned for an invitation to our next Drive-In adventure happening across Canada this August!

If you didn’t get a chance to attend our last event, or aren’t yet a Volkswagen Plus member, sign up at volkswagenplus.ca. Volkswagen is an exceptional family, and we like to do fun things together. Check in regularly to see what our next great adventure will be.

A new record!

Last year was a record-breaker for Volkswagen and we have drivers like you to thank!

In 2017, we produced more than six million vehicles throughout the world. With more than 60 models in the international product portfolio, favourites like Jetta, Golf, Santana, Passat and Polo led the way. The Volkswagen brand produces vehicles at more than 50 plants in 14 countries, and we’re always looking to grow and expand our offerings to better serve our drivers. Since series production started with the original Beetle 72 years ago, more than 150 million Volkswagen vehicles have rolled off the production lines.

It was an exceptional year for an exceptional family of drivers, dealers and staff. Thanks again for all your support. We couldn’t have done it without you

Show and Tell

The 2018 Auto shows unveiled an All-New 2019 Jetta, a special Passat GT, the new Arteon and so much more!

Yes, it’s that exciting time of year again—kind of like your birthday, graduation, anniversary and everything else rolled into one… But (probably) with less cake and more rubber.

Yes, we’ve wrapped auto show season in Canada! And this year was definitely full of highlights.

The festivities kicked off at the Salon de l’Auto de Montreal, with a Volkswagen line-up that included the 2018 Atlas, Tiguan and e-Golf, alongside long-time favourites like the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf R, Golf GTI, Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen.

But, what made this auto show one especially worth checking out was the debut of All-New 2019 Jetta. Fans of the popular sedan can look forward to a sleeker, more streamlined body. The all-new interior, meanwhile, feature highlights like our digital cockpit and Beats Premium Audio System—not to mention the Rail 2 Rail sunroof and LED headlights and tail lights. (Way more on that later this issue…)

Also making its appearance in Montreal was the new (and very special) Passat GT. This unique model gets a full makeover—from outside looks to internal performance. It’s lower, more aggressive and offers a tons more energy, thanks to a 3.6-litre turbocharged VR6 engine producing 280 hp mated to a six-speed double-clutch transmission. (Check out page 16 for more.)

Things took a decidedly classy turn as the party moved to Toronto. The International AutoShow saw the premiere our new Arteon—a sleek, full-sized sedan that is as capable and functional as it is sporty and technologically advanced. That’s definitely something to look forward to when it debuts later this year. We highlight the Arteon this issue as well.

It’s definitely going to be a busy and exciting year, so be sure to visit us here, on social and at vw.ca to make sure you’re not missing a thing!

Disclaimer by Volkswagen

  • All prices are MSRP in Canadian dollars. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,950 for the Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport and Tiguan/ $1,850 for the Passat and Arteon/ $1,750 for the Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf, Golf GTI and Golf R/ $1,685 for all other models), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges, where applicable. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only. Some items, such as wheels, may be unavailable on some trim levels when vehicle is built or may not be available in Canada.

    Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods for 2020 and 2021 model year vehicles and are provided for comparison purposes only. Please note that comparisons to seemingly similar vehicles pre-2015 model year will show discrepancies due to the difference in NRCan approved calculation methods for 2014 model year and older vehicles. Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide 2020 and 2021 for estimated fuel consumption figures. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Most vehicles are sold equipped with four all-season tires. For vehicles sold equipped with summer performance tires, note that appropriate all-season or winter weather tires are required for driving during cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. Please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route.

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