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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 [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:34:12+00:00 August 17th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Commonwealth Cars Hosts a 72 Hour Summer Sale in Santa Ana

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:14+00:00 June 29th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Fender-Inspired VW Beetle Coming Fall 2012

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:18+00:00 May 13th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Audi and Volkswagen Host Weekend Garage Sale Event in Santa Ana

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:17+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on VW Jetta Hybrid Coming to Orange County

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:16+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on The 2012 VW Beetle Comes to Orange County

Volkswagen Helps Drivers Save on Fuel Costs

California temperatures are beginning to climb, and as the start of summer fast approaches, many California residents are gearing up for warm days at the beach, rides along the coast, or holiday picnics with friends and family.  Unfortunately, as temperatures begin to climb, summer gas prices also rise, often causing frustration at the pump. Thankfully, Volkswagen offers drivers lots of options for saving on fuel costs, so people can spend their money on enjoying the season and making memories rather than filling a tank. Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel Volkswagen has always been at the forefront of innovative green technology when it comes to designing cars.  As one of the first auto makers to integrate low-sulfur clean diesel engines in 2003, they have been paving the way for more eco-friendly vehicles for the last decade.  Capable of roadway fuel efficiency ratings of 25mpg and higher, TDI vehicles run on low-sulfur diesel and can save drivers a substantial amount on fuel costs.  Volkswagen TDI models include the VW Jetta TDI, the VW Golf TDI, and the VW Passat TDI which was recently named as one of the “Top 5 Green Cars” for 2012 by Green Car Journal. Volkswagen Hybrid In addition to [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:16+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Volkswagen Helps Drivers Save on Fuel Costs

2013 Volkswagen CC Entices Drivers with Sporty Performance and Style

Volkswagen knows it’s a beautiful thing when you can have your cake and eat it too, and they have enabled car buyers to do just that. The VW CC pleases coupe lovers and sedan buyers alike by blending the best parts of both styles to create a sporty vehicle that features power, control, and comfort. Volkswagen CC Comes to the USA The Volkswagen CC made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and since then, it’s been a great option for car shoppers looking to get the convenience of a sedan but the sporty look and feel of a coupe. And while the VW CC is a great car, Volkswagen has taken upon them to come out with an even better version for the 2013 year model. And while they planned on unveiling the new version of the CC at this year’s 2012 LA Auto Show in California, this good looking model just could not be contained any longer so VW broke it out ahead of schedule. So, without further ado, we present to you the all-new 2013 Volkswagen CC: The 2012 Volkswagen CC features a new and improved front grill and more athletic rear end with a redesigned trunk.  The front headlamps are set [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:18+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on 2013 Volkswagen CC Entices Drivers with Sporty Performance and Style

Volkswagen Classics Still Going Strong

Volkswagen has been engineering unique cars since the early 1900s, and has earned a loyal following over the last 80 years. Volkswagen Vintage automobile favorites such as the VW Beetle or VW Kombi have developed a strong association with a free-spirited lifestyle and continue to excite Volkswagen fans today.  Originally known as the VW Type 1 and VW Type 2, both vehicles are common collector’s items for nostalgic owners looking to restore the original beauty of the vehicle or to customize by adding their own unique touch. The Volkswagen Beetle The Volkswagen Beetle was developed in the 1930s and became popular following the war in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  The VW Beetle was first called the Volkswagen Type 1 but was commonly referred to as the beetle in German and the name stuck.  The Volkswagen Beetle gained in popularity through the late 1950s into the 1960s and has since become a pop-culture staple of that decade.  Collectors today often work to restore vintage VW Beetles to their original glory or update them with custom touches including unique custom paint, updated audio systems, or innovative custom interiors.  These classics are popular at vintage car shows and auctions and have [...]

By | 2017-04-29T05:03:15+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Volkswagen Classics Still Going Strong