Commonwealth Cars Hosts a 72 Hour Summer Sale in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA August 15, 2012 – Commonwealth Audi and CommonwealthVolkswagen are hosting an exciting 3-day summer sales event this weekend.  Orange county customers will have the opportunity to get unheard-of-deals on every model in stock. “This is a great chance for Santa Ana drivers to find their favorite Audi model at an incredible price,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall.  “If you are in the market for a new car, this is definitely the time to buy!” For three days only, customers can take advantage of special pricing on select Audi and Volkswagen models at the Commonwealth Auto Mall in Santa Ana, California.  The th th event will be hosted Friday August 17through Sunday August 19. Both dealerships will feature a great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles currently in stock. Top models are expected to sell quickly, so customers are encouraged to stop by early to have access to the best inventory selection. Commonwealth Audi and Commonwealth Volkswagen will also be accepting all trade-ins during the event.  Special appraisers will be on site throughout the weekend to ensure customers get the maximum trade-in value for their cars. “The Penske 72 Hour sale provides a unique experience for [...]

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Audi Sets New Technology Standards for Luxury Market

Santa Ana, CA July 31, 2012 - Audi gives drivers the power to connect to the world around them in a way they never have before.  Now available on select models at Commonwealth Audi in Santa Ana, California, Audi Connect brings the internet to the car.   “With Audi Connect, drivers can access real-time information they need to make informed decisions on the road,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall. Powered by Google Earth™, Audi Connect keeps drivers continuously connected to the most updated information and unprecedented navigational functions.  This partnership makes Audi the first luxury brand to provide drivers with Google Earth™ satellite imagery.   Drivers can also commence real-time information from Audi Connect with a few quick, easy cues - allowing on-demand access to everything from local fuel prices and news to traffic, weather, and points of interest. ”Audi connect helps drivers not only stay updated with current traffic and road conditions, but saves them time and money by helping them search for the lowest fuel prices in Orange County and avoid reported road closures or traffic jams due to accidents or construction,” says Crandall. Audi also connects drivers to another U.S.-first technology with Audi Wi-Fi hot spot.  [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:34:29+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Audi Sets New Technology Standards for Luxury Market

Commonwealth Audi Expects 2013 Audi A3 Next Fall

Santa Ana, CA July 31, 2012 - Commonwealth Audi in California has announced that the 2013 Audi A3 is slated to appear in its Santa Ana show room next October.  A preview of the 2013 Audi A3 will be available to Audi fans at the Paris Motor Show this October, and the model will be available for purchase one year from then. “The 2013 Audi A3 has a lot of new features to offer drivers and will definitely make an impression,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall.  “We are excited for the upcoming preview and to prepare for its arrival next year.” The 2013 Audi A3 will be available in a five-door Sportback and a four-door small sedan.  The new version uses the new VW Group MQB architecture.  With this new design, the front axle moved slightly forward giving the front passenger increased legroom.  In the recent development of the A3, a primary goal has been to lower the overall weight and the new models have dropped over 100 pounds.  Because of Audi’s space frame aluminum-steel construction, much of the front end components of the compact segment now consist of aluminum, making the A3 much lighter. Every model is [...]

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Volkswagen Jetta Ranked among Kelly Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars in 2012

Santa Ana, CA June 29, 2012 - Volkswagen has once again made the popular list.  The expert editors from Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information, have named the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. In this annual list published by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, the editors ranked the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta #10 out of the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. The economy is at a near-standstill and gas prices are through the roof, but regardless of financial constraints or economic hardships, the simple fact remains that car shoppers want their new ride to be cool. That is why now, more than ever, kbb.com’s annual list of the 10 Coolest Cars under $18,000 is in tune with the times, providing a great selection of cars that are not only affordable, but also fun. “While there are many affordable new cars available today for less than $18,000, the list gets much more narrow and exclusive when you view it through the difficult-to-describe lens of what is cool,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book had lots to say about the 2012 [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:15+00:00 June 29th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Volkswagen Jetta Ranked among Kelly Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars in 2012

Fender-Inspired VW Beetle Coming Fall 2012

Santa Ana, CA June 29, 2012 - Volkswagen is introducing a limited edition Beetle that is sure to please car enthusiasts and music fans across the world.  Volkswagen has recently taken their Fender-inspired Beetle from concept car to production vehicle which was revealed at an automotive trade show in Germany on June 1, 2012. The Volkswagen Beetle is based on the legendary Fender guitar and will be a limited-edition model that will be available in the United States sometime in the fall of 2012. “We are excited to share this news with our California Volkswagen fans,” says Commonwealth Volkswagen General Manager, Mike Westbrook.  “This is sure to be a one-of-a-kind Beetle.” The Fender-inspired Volkswagen Beetle made its initial debut showing as a concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.  The finished production model was just unveiled at the 2012 Auto Mobil International automotive trade fair.  Featuring a high-gloss black finish, red-framed windows, leather roof, and chrome exterior finishes, the care exudes rock-star charisma.  It has an instrument bar as well as a pad on the dash made of the two-tone wood design pattern used on Fender guitars.  The VW Beetle is also equipped with the award-winning Fender Premium Audio [...]

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Commonwealth Audi Celebrates Santa Ana Grand Opening

Santa Ana, California, 15 May, 2012 – Commonwealth Audi will be celebrating the opening of their all-new world-class facility located in Santa Ana, California in June.  Invited guests will be treated to entertainment, refreshments, and speaking guests include Senior Executives from Audi of America and Penske Automotive including Roger Penske. “We are very excited to present our all-new dealership to the Audi fans of Orange County,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall.  “This has been a great collaboration for both Audi of America and Penske Automotive, and everyone at Commonwealth Audi is proud to be able to provide an even better car buying and Audi service experience to southern California.” The cocktail event will be held the first week of June.  Guests will be invited to participate in an all-access tour of the new dealership and can enjoy regional cuisine and live music throughout the night.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place with Senior Executives from Audi of America and comments will be made from Penske Automotive Owner Roger Penske. Since 1989 the Commonwealth Audi family has provided Orange County with a friendly and familiar car buying experience that resonates far beyond the dealership.  In January of 2010 [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:34:54+00:00 May 15th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Commonwealth Audi Celebrates Santa Ana Grand Opening

Audi and Volkswagen Host Weekend Garage Sale Event in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, California May 13, 2012 – Commonwealth Audi and Commonwealth Volkswagen will be hosting a 3-Day Garage Sale event next weekend where customers can take advantage of special pricing available on hundreds of Audi and Volkswagen models. “This is an unprecedented event for our dealerships,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall.  “We will have the largest selection of inventory ever at the best prices of the year so it is definitely a great time to shop.” Audi and Volkswagen will both offer hundreds of new and pre-owned vehicles at special low pricing that must be cleared from inventory.  Deals will be available on all models including the award-winning “2012 Car of the Year” Volkswagen Passat, the eco-friendly Volkswagen TDI line-up, and popular new Audi models including the award-winning Audi A4 and Audi A6.  Customers can also shop the vast inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles from Audi and Volkswagen or other pre-owned vehicles. All trade in vehicles will be welcome at the event.  Special appraisers will be on location to get customers the maximum trade-in value. The event kicks off Friday May 18th and runs through Sunday May 20th.  Customers are encouraged to call ahead to set an appointment [...]

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Commonwealth Volkswagen Introduces the New VW Beetle TDI

  Santa Ana, California, April 27, 2012 – Commonwealth Volkswagen announced they will be getting the new 2013 VW Beetle TDI clean diesel that was recently introduced from Volkswagen.  The new model is slated to hit showrooms later this year, and is causing lots of excitement in the meantime. “Volkswagen continues to prove its commitment to providing innovative green technology, and fans of the VW Beetle will definitely appreciate this exciting new TDI model,” says Commonwealth Volkswagen General Manager Mike Westbrook. The 2013 VW Beetle TDI is the latest in the new line-up of green cars introduced by Volkswagen this year.  Featuring innovative clean diesel technology, the VW Beetle TDI is the most fuel-efficient Beetle to date, boasting an average of 29mpg in the city and 39mpg on the highway.   Thanks to a turbocharged direct-injection 2.0 clean diesel engine, the new Beetle will get 140hp and offers 236lb-ft of torque.  Fast and controlled, the new VW Beetle TDI definitely did not compromise power for efficiency. “We are excited to get the new VW Beetle TDI in stock so California fans can take it out on a test drive and experience the difference for themselves,” says Westbrook. The 2013 VW Beetle [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:17+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Commonwealth Volkswagen Introduces the New VW Beetle TDI

VW Jetta Hybrid Coming to Orange County

  Santa Ana, California, April 27, 2012 – Commonwealth Volkswagen is excited to announce to California drivers that Volkswagen will be introducing the VW Jetta Hybrid as the newest member of the VW green car line-up.  The 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid will feature the latest in Volkswagen hybrid technology for a more fuel-efficient driving experience. “We know our customers are going to be very excited about the new VW Jetta Hybrid,” says Commonwealth Volkswagen General Manager Mike Westbrook.  “This is something Jetta lovers have been waiting for, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it this year.” The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid comes from the Think Blue program which is dedicated to providing innovative sustainable mobility solutions.  The VW Jetta Hybrid features a turbo-charged gasoline engine paired with a zero-emissions electric motor.  The result is clean energy that enhances fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.  This new Jetta is reported to get an average of 45mpg, which is a full 20% higher than its gasoline-only cousin. “This is going to be a great addition to our current hybrid line-up,” says Westbrook.  “It offers the best of both worlds for Jetta fans who love the performance and styling of the VW [...]

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The 2012 VW Beetle Comes to Orange County

Volkswagen Beetle is redesigned for 2012, and will be available at Commonwealth Volkswagen in Orange County. Santa Ana, California, April 26, 2012 – California Volkswagen fans can now view the newly redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in Orange County.  Commonwealth Volkswagen of Santa Ana is proud to present the latest addition to Volkswagen’s 2012 line-up in their showroom and invites VW fans to come experience it for themselves. “The new Beetle combines all the great features of the classic VW Bug with a more modern design complete with all the latest VW technology,” says Commonwealth Volkswagen General Manager Mike Westbrook.  “Customers are sure to be impressed with how great the new Beetle looks and drives.” Translated as “The People’s Car”, Volkswagen continues to stay true to its history of developing automobiles that offer great reliability and performance at an affordable price.   The 2012 VW Beetle will be available in a 2.5L 5 cylinder engine that produces an impressive 170 horsepower.  The model provides drivers with an improved fuel economy of 10% over previous VW Beetle models and averages 22mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the freeway.  In addition to impressive performance and fuel economy, the 2.5L model also offers [...]

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