Volkswagen is the people’s car. In order to get more people driving Volswagen concentrated on building affordable models and this was an astute policy. With its distinctive bubble shape, the Beetle is technically known as the Volkswagen Type 1. This simple looking car was certainly more advanced than anything else in its class. We all know that Volkswagen made great cars but when they were first brought to America only two were sold during the first year. Thanks to some nifty advertising from Doyle Dane Bernbach sales increased dramatically. With that success, the company developed similarly affordable yet well-engineered compact models and the Beetle gave birth to the Volkswagen Polo. This sportier model was the precursor to the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf of which there are so many different versions. I would consider leasing a Volkswagen as I would want the flexibility of trying all the different models and upsizing to the larger SUV.
The modern sleek upgrade on this classic design is perfect for the young or young at heart driver. With a 2.0L inline four-cylinder, 16V, turbocharged/intercooler, TSI engine that boasts an impressive 184 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm maximum torque you know you are in for a smooth ride. Who would have imagined this car would have cruise control, Composition Color 5″ touchscreen sound system, MP3/WMA-compatible CD player, AM/FM radio, and SD memory card reader. With its blindspot monitor and rear traffic alert, it has some great safety features too,
Quite simply the best car in its class. All models have the same impressive engine specs but the range of safety features are impressive from Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist to Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist this car is a safe bet. The electronic e-Golf boasts 125 miles between charges so going green is really an option for the modern driver. It will be a valid option for the person who leases from Volkswagen especially in the New York area.
For generations of Volkswagen Golf fans, the opportunity to drive a larger car from the same company is enticing. Billed as a family SUV this seven-seater has room for a large family. With a panoramic sunroof running over most of the car it gives it the feel of a convertible when you open it up. It has an impressive five-star safety system including an automatic post-collision braking system so your car will slow down even if you can’t. It is fitted with a host of preventative features including the 4MOTION® with Active Control system that adjusts power distribution to cope with the conditions on the road.
The evolution of Volkswagen is as impressive as the choice it affords us. With sporty sedans such as the Passat or the roomy Golf SportWagen, you have a difficult choice to make notwithstanding the models reviewed here. This company has taken its first model and grown with the market. If you want to drive around New York your only choice is to drive a Volkswagen.