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If you’ve test driven one of the new vehicles that we have here at Lindsay CADILLAC, then the following announcement will come as no surprise to you: the 2013 ATS and XTS were nominated for Ward’s ’10 Best interiors’ list, with the XTS making the final and exclusive cut.

Every year, this list is compiled based on vehicles’ ergonomics, value, material selection, and a variety of other qualities that are key components of a well-designed and comfortable cabin.  The XTS is actually the biggest vehicle that you’ll find in our showroom, and it gives backseat passengers a remarkable 40 inches of legroom.  This is a few inches more than is found in the back of the top German vehicles in this class, and they did not go unappreciated by the voters.

User-friendliness and human-interface connectivity were important aspects that were considered when making this list, and the brand’s CUE user-interface technology, which is standard on all models, did not disappoint the judges.  It has seven technologies that are industry-firsts, including capacitive-touch control, and the dashboard boasts a 12.3 inch reconfigurable instrument cluster with four different customizable themes.

The interiors of both of these vehicles are sure to excite even the most tech savvy driver, and the impressive variety of comfort and styling options don’t hurt, either.  In order to fully appreciate all that they have to offer, we think you need to test drive one or both of them, so if you’re in the greater Chantilly or Alexandria areas, don’t hesitate to stop by our showroom to take one for a spin.  We’re conveniently located at 1525 Kenwood Avenue Alexandria, VA 22302 and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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If you’ve ever been on a road trip with your buddies, a visit to the mountains for a family camping getaway, or even drove your new Volkswagen around the Fairfax, Dulles, and Reston area, you know there many moments that go un-captured. Volkswagen is partnering with Google to bring drivers “Volkswagen Smileage“, a social media app that gives you the power of recording and sharing your journeys, no matter how big or small.

Smileage lets users share their experiences on the road through photos, videos, and other social commentary shown with interactive maps. At Lindsay Volkswagen, we are particularly familiar with how much you all love talking about your cars and the great places you bring them, and now with Smileage, doing so is easy!

So how does it work?

The smart phone-based application works when a driver signs into his or her Google account onto their phone, which must be synced with their Volkswagen. The app measures the fun factor (or smileage) of each journey based on factors like weather, traffic, location, time, and social interactions. For example, your smileage may be higher on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon cruise, but lower on a chilly early Monday morning commute to work.

When it comes to documenting your travels, “Trip Mode” lets you name the journey, tag passengers, and add photos or videos to the map. This is a super fun way to share a family vacation with the grandparents or “tag along” with the kids on their trips.

Volkswagen Smileage is safe to use as well and does not allow any driver interaction while on the road, but instead works in the background.

Smileage will be available on Android phones to start, but we can expect access on all smartphone devices in the coming months. In the meantime, get your smileage meter off the charts with a visit to 22455 Cedar Green Road in Sterling, VA to check out our new and used Volkswagen inventory. As for more updates on the auto brand’s advancement of car technology? Just subscribe to our blog!

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At this month’s New York Auto Show, Consumer Reports gave the 2014 CTS sedan the title of Best Luxury Car.

To earn this honor from the highly regarded publication, the CTS had to best its top German and Scandinavian competitors, but with its complex sheet metal styling and LED lights, it was without a doubt the most beautiful vehicle on the showroom floor.  Its bold looks are based on the brand’s Art and Science design philosophy, which strikes the perfect balance between aesthetics and cutting-edge engineering.

The new CTS has a lighter chassis than those of previous model years, which means it packs a powerful punch while still being fairly fuel efficient thanks to a variety of engines, including:

  • A 272 horsepower 2.0-liter Turbo engine
  • A 321 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine
  • The all-new CTS VSport, which pumps out an incredible 420 horsepower

This new CTS shines inside as well, with an infotainment system that meets all of your driving needs and safety features that protects the driver and passengers alike, such as Automatic Parking Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, and Forward Collision Alert.

The reveal of this new CADILLAC has us incredibly excited for what the brand has in store for the future, and when this redesigned sedan arrives at our 1525 Kenwood Avenue Alexandria, VA 22302 location, we’ll let you know right here on our blog.

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Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles, a local auto dealer offering a wide range of quality new and pre-owned vehicles, will host a VW Enthusiast Weekend in style by giving away a number of gifts for those who have demonstrated their loyalty to the storied brand.

This enthusiast event, taking place April 20-21, commemorates more than 50 years of excellence provided by the Lindsay Group which includes the Volkswagen brand. As part of the event, Lindsay VW is searching for those in the Northern Virginia area who own a 1963 VW model, including the Beetle, Squareback, Fastback or Transporter and are willing to put their car on display.  Other vintage models are welcome and encouraged to join in on the fun!

“For those of us at Lindsay Volkswagen and VW dealerships around the world, it’s not just a job – it’s a passion,” said Jerry Holloway, General Manager of Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles. “This great event will be a fun and interesting walk down memory lane, showcasing the quality that VW has always brought to the marketplace. We look forward to seeing all of the old models, and invite those in the area who have a 1963 VW to share with us for this exciting celebration.”

The VW Enthusiast Weekend and the Lindsay 50th Anniversary Event at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles hopes to include as many 1963 VW models on-site as possible.  If you or someone you know owns a vintage VW model, please contact us!  There will be prizes awarded to the VW enthusiasts in attendance, including gift bags, gift cards, Driver Gear and VW apparel.  Refreshments will be provided.  RSVP now and share with your friends – click here.

Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles serves all of Loudoun County, including Sterling, Ashburn and Leesburg, as well as Fairfax, Herndon, Reston, Tysons Corner and the surrounding areas, with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all purchases. The auto dealer recently received Platinum honors from the 2012 Wolfsburg Crest Club, one of the highest designations a VW dealership can receive. It has also been named the number one Volkswagen dealer in Virginia in both overall sales and customer satisfaction index (CSI).

“Complete satisfaction is always our top priority, and we love having the opportunity to meet with our friends and neighbors through great events like this very special VW Enthusiast Weekend,” said Holloway. “Even if you don’t own one of these vehicles or are completely new to the VW brand, we invite you to come out and enjoy a fun day.”

Lindsay VW of Dulles, part of Lindsay Auto Group, is located at 22455 Cedar Green Road in Sterling, VA. Learn more by visiting http://www.lindsayvolkswagen.com. For those looking to share their 1963 or otherwise vintage VW automobile during the VW Enthusiast Weekend, please contact Jerry Holloway at jholloway@lindsaycars.com or 703-880-8080.

 

About Lindsay Auto Group:

The Lindsay Automotive Group has been an important part of the Washington, D.C. metro area. Three generations of the Lindsay family have been involved in the daily operations of the dealership family, which now includes Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, Lindsay Ford of Wheaton, Md., Lindsay Chevrolet of Woodbridge, Lindsay Collision of Springfield, Va. and Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles in Sterling.

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If you’re a long-time reader of the Lindsay CADILLAC of Alexandria blog then you know how great we think the 2013 CADILLAC ATS is.  This “North American Car of the Year” award winner is both stylish and leading the industry in one critical area: driver visibility.

Safety is a major concern for our customers in the greater Chantilly area when they are searching for the perfect new CADILLAC vehicle, and the designers of the new ATS took accident avoidance into consideration when creating it.  We’ll let David Leone, executive chief engineer for the brand, explain: “Smart design and the use of advanced materials like ultra-high strength steel help provide ATS drivers with a clear view of the road ahead and advanced technologies help extend their vision around the car. Our ability to execute good visibility based on robust scientific methods will be an important tool in the development of [CADILLAC models] to come.”

When designing the vehicle, the American luxury brand had to find the right balance in styling, aerodynamics, structural stiffness, and safety, and the ATS nails it.

Want to come check out this award-winning car for yourself?  Swing by our 1525 Kenwood Ave Alexandria, VA 22302 location today and we’ll set you up with a test drive so that you can experience all that it has to offer.  If the CADILLAC ATS isn’t the right fit for your budget or needs, we have plenty of other great new and used vehicles that you can take for a spin.

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Remember our last blog post about the Volkswagen Golf‘s running to be the World Car of the Year? Well the New York Auto Show has come and gone but it’s ok, because our beloved hatchback left with the 2013 World Car of the Year trophy in tow.

We’re particularly excited because the victory marks the second consecutive year that Volkswagen has scored the most prestigious title in the auto industry, as well as the fourth time since 2009. Seems winning just runs in the VW family!

We think the World Car Awards jurors said it best when they noted, “Honed over seven generations since its original launch in 1974, the Volkswagen Golf is as close to the perfect hatchback design as any car company has come yet. Right size, but spacious, practical and comfortable inside, the latest Golf has been brought up to date with a fresh if evolutionary design, a range of new engines, plus an impressive list of equipment and safety features. What’s more, it’s fun to drive. If ever there was a car for everyman, the Golf is it.”1

The 2014 model will offer three engine options and with its reduced weight and more aerodynamic body, it will also have improved fuel-efficiency. The Golf also wows with its major technology advancements, including Lane Assist, which detects and alerts drivers when they drift out of their lane, and Dynamic Light Assist, which prevents blinding oncoming traffic with high beams. However, we won’t be seeing this new Volkswagen in stateside showrooms like ours at Lindsay Volkswagen until 2014.

On the bright side, we do have a current Volkswagen Golf model waiting for you. With a comfortable ride, excellent handling, a lively engine, and confident high-speed performance, what’s not to love? Take a spin in a car crafted by the same auto maker who brought us this year’s World Car of the Year. Contact our experts with your questions or just see us right here at 22455 Cedar Green Road in Sterling, VA

Source:1 http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/28/volkswagen-golf-named-2013-world-car-of-the-year/

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When drivers in the greater Chantilly area are shopping for a luxurious, performance-driven car, they always stop here at Lindsay CADILLAC of Alexandria to check out our wide selection of new vehicles.  Some people crave exclusivity in addition to quality and style, though, and today we have an exciting announcement: CADILLAC recently unveiled a special edition of the CTS-V COUPE that will have a limited run of 100 models.

This unique version of the CTS-V COUPE has been dubbed the Silver Frost Edition and it looks like the few who can get behind the wheel of it are in for a real treat.

The sedan will have a supercharged V8 engine that can produce 556 horsepower and 551 lb.-ft. of torque.  The exterior is painted in an exquisite 30-gloss clearcoat and Silver Frost matte paint that is so delicate the manufacturer recommends that it is only hand washed.  Style-wise, it boasts a few different options, including yellow or red Brembo brake calipers, high polished or satin graphite wheels, and a suede-covered steering wheel and shift knob.

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This car’s exclusivity means that we may not see it cruising the streets around our 1525 Kenwood Ave Alexandria, VA 22302 location anytime soon, but the brand is also preparing a more widely available Stealth Blue package for CTS and V Series models.  Like the Silver Frost Edition, it has a unique paint job and will definitely turn heads.

We’re still waiting to learn more details about these special editions, and once we do, you can be sure we’ll share the information right here on the Lindsay Cadillac Blog.

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