Category Archives: Touareg
Those looking to place an order for a 2012 car today is the day! . Keep in mind that dealers can no longer ask for “custom” orders. Cars ordered today will be built in August and delivered in Sept.
A few notable items:
– Touareg executive can not be ordered at this time
– 2012 Jetta orders wont start until next month
– First order for 2012 Routan
– Tiguan, Passat and Beetle join the new MBO ordering system based on overall dealer preferences not individual cars request.
All orders MUST be in by close of business on Friday, June 24, 2011.
Awesome problem to have but a problem non the less. Global demand for the Touareg has taken VW by surprise and already exceeds capacity at the plant. As far as the Jetta goes VW can’t make them fast enough. A production increase is in the process for the Jetta and VWoA is hoping to grab as many Toureg as possible. Those hoping to snatch a TDI will have as much luck as those looking for a iPad 2.
The unfortunate events in Japan have caused VW phase out the rear view cameras on most of its cars. VW will not install rear view cameras in the following models: CC Lux Plus, Lux Limited, and VR6, Touareg, and Tiguan SEL w/Premium Nav. VW is working on finding a new supplier and has created alternate configurations for the models mentioned above. The Routan is not affected.
Here is a model by model breakdown of my recommendations:
Jetta: No reason to wait for a 2012 unless you want an S model with a sunroof
Golf: Get a 2011 model unless you REALLY want a TDI with the new LED daytime running lamps
Tiguan: Tiguan is getting a facelift so check out the new 2012 model in person before making a decision. However, The 2012 gets 29 MPG!
CC: 2012 is nice but you can score 0% on a 2011!
Routan: 2012 model won’t be out till late fall and there are awesome incentives on the 2011s right now
Touareg: Too rich for your blood? wait for 2012 and there is a new less expensive (not by much) trim level coming
GTI: wait ONLY if you are shopping for an Autobahn package with the new wheels and LED DRLs
Jetta SportWagen: Get a 2011
EOS: its new and fresh for 2012
Audi made LED DRLs popular and since many have jumped in the bandwagon with weird and tacky looking LEDs. For 2011 VW added LED Daytime Running Lamps to the Touareg and for 2012 6 more cars will get them:
– 2012 EOS
– 2012 Golf TDI
– 2012 GTI
– 2012 Golf R
-2012 Tiguan SEL
-2012 Beetle Turbo
Look for these built in christmas lights to show up in cars around July of this year.