Thursday, June 14, 2012

The VW Karmann Ghia: One of the World’s Most Beautifully Designed Products

The 22nd Annual Parowan, Utah Car Show was held on June 2, 2012 on Main Street. Over 50 vintage cars were featured including a stunning red 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.  

Built in Germany from 1955 – 1974, less than 500,000 Karmann Ghias were produced including  the 2 door coupe and the 2-door convertible body styles.  The Type 14 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia like this one was listed as one of the world’s most beautifully designed products by American designer Walter Dorwin Teague. Of course, Strong Volkswagen carried Karmann Ghias back in the day.

The restored convertible Karmann Ghia featured in these pictures is owned by Debbie J of Parowan who approved the printing of these photos.  She bought it 5 years ago and proceeded to restore the Karmann Ghia to its current mint condition.  

The car has been entered in three car shows since its restoration and won best in its class at a Moapa, NV car show. The gorgeous red car also won First Place in Special Interest Cars in the Parowan Car Show featured in this blog.

Have you ever owned or dreamed of owning a VW Karmann Ghia?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May DAZE Sales Event at Strong Volkswagen

April showers brought May flowers and more! As the Memorial Day holiday approaches and May rapidly comes to an end, Strong Volkswagen brings you even lower monthly lease payments for a limited time only on the 2012 Jettas S, the 2012 Passat S, and the 2012 Tiguan S! With payments as low as $89 per month, depending on your down payment, you can walk away with a new car. 

If you prefer to purchase, 0% APR financing for up to 66 months is available for qualified borrowers on some models along and you receive an Apple iPad with every new VW leased or purchased.  So come into Strong VW today for the details on the May DAZE sales event and drive away in your new Volkswagen.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Twilight Zone Blog: Is the VW Hover Craft Real?

Reports about and a VW Hover Car have gone viral on the web! A product of the “People’s Car Project” in China, the Hover Car is displayed in a concept video that has sparked the imagination of the world. Designed by customers to use electromagnetic levitation to float just above the road, the recommended car also contains distance sensors that prevent collisions with people, other vehicles, and buildings.

Reports about and a VW Hover Car have gone viral on the web! A product of the “People’s Car Project” in China, the Hover Car is displayed in a concept video that has sparked the imagination of the world. Designed by customers to use electromagnetic levitation to float just above the road, the recommended car also contains distance sensors that prevent collisions with people, other vehicles, and buildings.

This imagined silver disk-shaped car is a two-seater with a joystick for maneuverability. The fact that it has no wheels allows the idea car to move easily in all directions including spinning on its own axis. Best of all, the Hover Car does not use fuel and produces no emissions! Remember, this car is NOT REAL. It is an idea! But the concept video is so convincing some people believe the car is operational today. Take a look at the full video here. (The video is in Chinese but the visual is pretty fun).

If the VW Hover Car were real, would you want one? How would you change it? In the meantime, why not check out the actual new cars available at Strong Volkswagen!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweepstakes Trip to Germany for the Ultimate Golf R Fan

Strong Volkswagen is excited to announce the Golf R Ultimate Fan Experience! Inspired by the all-new 2012 Golf R Hatchback, Volkswagen is sponsoring a fabulous seven-day, six-night trip for 2 to visit Wolfsburg and tour the Autostadt and Volkswagen AG headquarters.  Luxury accommodates and $750 in cash really sweetens the deal! The winner will also travel to Nürberg in September 2012 where they will drive the Golf R on the legendary Nürburging Motorsports Complex with instructions from professional drivers.  The trip includes travel to Berlin an exclusive sightseeing package.

Schloss Charlottenburg is the largest existing palace in Berlin.

Valued at $15,000, this sweepstakes is open to anyone 25 years or older through two options.  The first option offers fans the chance to tell what they love about the Golf R and describe why they are the ultimate fan in 256 words or less.  Then submit your statement  through the  Golf R Drivers Forever iPad® app. Alternatively, you can enter the sweepstakes by mail.  Take a look at the details and rules.  Don’t procrastinate; all entries are due by May 14, 2012. The randomly selected winner will be chosen on or around May 28, 2012.

The sweepstake was created to celebrate the new 2012 Golf R, Volkswagen’s most powerful performance vehicle ever sold in the U.S. and to loyal VW fans of the Golf R. The 2012 Golf R comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylindar, 256 hp engine with 243 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission means you can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.  Available in 2- and 4-door models, the estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.   

Good luck with your entry. Germany, here I come!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Strong VW Celebrates 57 Years Volkswagen Sales & Service

In the history of car dealerships, 57 years is a long time to be in the automotive sales business. But the fact is, 2012 marks the 57th anniversary of Strong Volkswagen in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

L. H. Strong was selling Hudson-Studebaker’s in the 40s and 50s when he saw an opportunity that he couldn’t pass up. Volkswagens became available in the U.S. in 1955 and Strong became an authorized dealer and began selling and servicing Volkswagen cars that same year.
Strong Volkswagen was one of the first of eleven VW dealers in the nation. Because of his vision, L. H. Strong brought the highly respected VW brand to the Salt Lake Valley and his business would ultimately include Audi and Porsche vehicles.

Dave Strong managed the business for his father and won countless sales and service awards, making Strong the dealership with the highest customer loyalty rating in the country. Dave was awarded the prestigious "TIME Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year" award in 1996 and was a top ten finalist for the national first place dealer.  

As business grew, Strong Volkswagen realized they needed two locations and Strong Volkswagen moved from the original location to its current site in 2001.  Now in its 3rd generation as a family owned and operated business, Strong VW continues to realize record sales and service recognition awards.  “As always, we enjoy the loyalty and friendship of so many of our customers who make Strong the leading Volkswagen dealership that we are today,” stated Brad Strong, General Manager.

Check our website for special Strong Volkswagen anniversary promotions and watch this video for more about our historic dealership.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Strong VW: Now Featuring the 2013 Volkswagen CC

Can you believe we are just a few months into 2012 and Strong VW already has 2013 Volkswagen CC’s including the Sport Plus and Sedan models on our lot?  With a new exterior design including LED taillights, coupe styling and options such as a rear-view camera, park distance control, and adaptive front-lighting, the 2013 CC puts the S in sophistication.

But Volkswagen didn’t just stop with the exterior; the interior boasts dual-zone automatic climate control, 5-passenger seating, a multi-function steering wheel, and self-dimming rear-view mirror.  Under the hood, you’ll find an optional six-speed DSG® transmission with Tiptronic® for fast gear changes. With an available 3.6 L V6 engine, your new CC has no shortage of power. Combine that power with the 4MOTION® all wheel drive system and you are ready for almost any terrain!

Strong Volkswagen is thrilled with the new 2013 CC with advanced technology options including touchscreen navigation, an advanced sound system, Bluetooth technology® and more.  As always, Volkswagen always shines in the area of safety and the new 2013 CC is no exception. Hurray in today for a test-drive; we believe you will be impressed with the look, performance, and available options of the 2013 CC.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Strong VW Special: The Easter Bunny is for Big Kids, Too

Do you remember the days when you woke up to find what the Easter Bunny left you in your Easter Basket?  Chocolate melt-in-your mouth eggs were personal favorites.  And then there was the egg coloring and egg fights to see who had the toughest egg. Don’t forget about peeps snuggled down there in the Easter grass.

Well just because the Easter Bunny doesn’t visit you any more doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice Easter! Right now at Strong Volkswagen, we are giving away two Apple® iPads when you buy a new VW from us.  Check out our weekly specials today and see how you can save on your new Jetta, Passat, GTI or other VW model today!

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