Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen TV ad March 2013 with Dennis Lunde and Diane Lunde Phoenix AZ
Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen TV ad March 2013 with Dennis Lunde and Diane Lunde Phoenix AZ
Volkswagen unveils a turbo-diesel plug-in hybrid that could return incredible fuel economy.
BY JAKE HOLMES
foolishly, we neglected to put a man on the scene—is a plug-in hybrid boasting triple-digit fuel economy. It builds on prior super-high-efficiency concepts from VW, namely the 1-Liter that debuted in 2002 and the L1 concept that appeared in 2009. The former used a tiny diesel engine and was designed to travel 100 kilometers on a single liter of fuel, hence the name; the L1 added a plug-in hybrid system in pursuit of a more marketable approach to the same goal.
Like the L1, the XL1 uses a two-cylinder turbo-diesel. Displacing 800 cc, it is rated at 47 hp and 89 lb-ft of torque and transmits power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed DSG transmission. The electric motor pitches in with 27 hp and 74 lb-ft, and can work in parallel with the diesel or drive the car independent of it. Fully charged, the XL1 can travel up to 22 miles on electric power, and Volkswagen predicts a fuel-economy rating of 261 mpg in hybrid mode. Performance credentials include a claimed 11.9-second 0-to-62-mph run and a governed top speed of 99 mph.
Less Size, More Lightness
Riding on an 87.6-inch wheelbase and measuring 153.1 inches long, the XL1 has a footprint similar to that of the Mazda 2. But its Lamborghini Gallardo–like height (just 45.5 inches) helps create a slippery drag coefficient of 0.19. The unusual body design was largely influenced by the L1 concept, with a bubble-like greenhouse and sharply tapered rear end that help achieve the outstanding Cd. Two large scissor doors swing up from the A-pillar for easy—and showy—access. The cockpit has two bucket seats, with the passenger seat mounted slightly farther back than the driver’s.
The body is built from carbon fiber, with further weight gains realized by using magnesium wheels, ceramic brake discs, and aluminum suspension components. As a result, the XL1 tips the scales at a skinny 1753 pounds, with just 406 of those accounted for by steel or iron parts.
Present and Future
Volkswagen says the XL1 is “still very much a concept,” but this series of concepts is moving in a very deliberate direction: VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has promised a production version of the 1-Liter by 2013. We’re just wondering how well oil-rich Qatar receives the idea of a 261-mpg car. Next year, we’ll be sure to send someone to the show.
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Independently owned and operated by Dennis Lunde, we are home to the 7-day money back guarantee on our new and used cars. This guarantee is just one example of how we aim to be the premier VW dealer in Phoenix, AZ.
New Volkswagen Vehicles at Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen
Come visit us today and find a great selection of new Volkswagen cars including the Jetta, Passat, and Beetle. Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen has the best selection of new Volkswagen cars in Phoenix. In addition to our wide selection of new Volkswagen vehicles we also offer a large inventory of used vehicles for your choosing. If you need financing you can apply online or give us a call at 866-308-5059. Be Happy in a new Volkswgen!
Volkswagen Service and Parts in Phoenix
Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen offers the most experienced and dedicated Volkswagen service departments in Phoenix. We have ten technicians, including one of the few VW Master Techs, in the valley with 41 years of experience. Our parts manager has been with Volkswagen for 17 years. You won’t find a better destination for Volkswagen service in Phoenix than you will at Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen. We also offer a large selection of genuine Volkswagen parts as well.
You can schedule all your service appointments online and also order any parts you need.
Here at Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen we have the brand new Jetta with push button start and lots of leg room. Test drive this amazing car and fall in love with it! Stop by today to find the best selection of the Volkswagen Jetta in Phoenix.
The Passat comes with dual climate control and best-in-class leg room. The Passat features a multi-function steering wheel, heated front seats, and full Bluetooth capabilities to keep you in control and comfortable for all your journeys in Phoenix.
Directions to Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen
For directions please check our map. For those coming from Phoenix, view our map from Phoenix. If you have any questions for your VW dealer in Phoenix contact us via e-mail or by calling 866-308-5059.
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Published on Jan 24, 2013
The History of Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen
Since September 2003 Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen (formerly Saturn of Arrowhead Sept 2003-Feb 2010) has been providing the area with a wide selection of new and used cars. Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen also offers a fresh approach to buying a vehicle with a Fair Market Price displayed in every vehicles windshield every day, just like we have done since Dennis Lunde opened the Saturn Franchise at this location seven years ago.
After the announcement that General Motors would discontinue the Saturn brand by October 2010, many Saturn retailers were left wondering what to do next. Dennis Lunde of Saturn of Arrowhead, however, saw this announcement as an opportunity and quickly applied for and was awarded the Volkswagen franchise for the Peoria area.
At Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen we sell Volkswagens with the Fair Market Price posted on every vehicle. This selling philosophy has been very appealing to customers looking for not only a great price, but a great experience when buying a vehicle.
Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen is part of the Rydell Group, a dealer group based out of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Collectively, the Rydell Group currently has over 60 locations representing more than 100 franchises with over 2000 employees. The dealerships are located in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Arizona and California.
The Rydell Group is recognized as being the largest dealer group in the U.S. operating under a common philosophy, but not under common ownership. What this means is every Rydell dealership is independently owned while operating under the same business philosophy.
Our parent company was founded by Leonard Rydell (1913-2000) who started in the car business in the 1940′s in Montgomery, Minnesota. In 1954, at Chevrolet’s request, he moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota to operate the Chevrolet dealership. Leonard had many strongly held business and personal philosophies that served him well. These philosophies, known as “Leonardism’s” have been written down and guide our group through our daily business and personal decisions.
Along with his love for hunting, fishing and flying, Leonard was actively involved with the Rydell Group with his son Wes until his passing in April of 2000 at the age of 86. Wes Rydell has been involved in the automotive industry since the early 1960′s and has won many awards for his efforts including being named President of the Chevrolet National Dealer Council.
The uniqueness of our organization really is in the way we continue to grow our dealer group.
Our vision statement truly supports what our organization is all about.
“To be so effective that we are able to be helpful to others.”
Wes Rydell is all about doing just that. Wes is committed to helping every employee reach their fullest potential. Every one of our 60+ current locations is owned and operated by someone who has “grown up” within our organization while learning our operating philosophy. Our dealers have started in a Rydell store at almost every position including detailers, reconditioning department managers, service technicians, parts department managers, finance & insurance department managers, sales consultants, used car managers and sales managers.
The Rydell Group is the only dealer group in the country to consistently provide the opportunity for its employees to own their own dealership 100%.
Wes Rydell and the Rydell name are recognized by the manufacturers as being an industry leader in customer satisfaction and sales volume. It is through the ongoing success in these areas by our individual dealerships that continues to nourish and breed this recognition for the Rydell name, thus providing Rydell the opportunity to help their employees achieve their dreams in the automotive industry.
We Will Buy Your Used Vehicle
Call and ask for our used car manager: 866-308-5059
Trying to sell or trade your car can be a major inconvenience and hassle. Running ads, endless waiting, phone calls at all hours of the night, strangers coming to your house…who needs those headaches? Here at Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen in Phoenix we’ve made selling your used car extremely simple: stop by and get a free, no obligation cash offer on your vehicle. No other Volkswagen dealer in Phoenix offers more for your vehicle.
Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen is dedicated to providing the widest and the best selection of used cars in Phoenix. To do that we’re always looking to expand our
inventory by purchasing used vehicles. If you’ve got a vehicle you’re tempted to sell we’d love to take a look at it and make an offer. Again, there’s no obligation from getting an offer from us.
If you have questions please give us a call and ask for our used car manager.
Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen | Phoenix’s Premier VW Dealer
Click this link to submit information. http://www.peoriavw.com/we-buy-used-vehicles
2013 Volkswagen Passat, Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen- http://www.peoriavw.com/ you will love this CANDY WHITE 2013 Volkswagen Passat, equipped with a 5 Cyl. engine and an automatic transmission with only 10 miles. enjoy an exceptional 31 miles to the gallon on this great car with features like navigation system, alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, heated driver and passenger seating, power sunroof, heated outside mirrors, power driver seat, auto-dimming mirrors, halogen headlights, and much more. Enjoy the drive and have peace of mind in this 2013 Volkswagen Passat. see us at Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen today!
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Our 2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 SEL has been in the Motor Trend fleet for roughly six months. So far, our Car of the Year champ has racked up a little over 15,000 miles. Most recently, I took my wife and newborn up to Laguna Seca for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. I’ve done the drive more times than I count and in more cars than I can remember. Normally I am in a sportier hardware. I’ve driven an Audi TT and R8, a Porsche Cayman and Cayenne, a whole fleet of high-tech hardware for Best Driver’s Car and even my own 911SC.While it was certainly easy enough to fill the cargo space of something like an R8 with bags for two, this time we had bags for three. You might think a 20-pound person would travel pretty light, but in reality, parents are little more than Sherpas for their babies. The Passat’s mammoth trunk was filled with a pack-and-play (essentially a folding baby condo), a stroller, a pile of diapers, and associated paraphernalia, and while his clothes are small, a lack of food handling finesse means up to three ensembles a day are mandatory. A haul that would have required driving two Caymans didn’t even fill the Passat’s trunk to capacity. While I have certainly gotten there quicker during previous trips, I am not sure I arrived in more comfort. After a couple of hours I needed to adjust the seat, normally a bad sign on a 350-mile trip. Surprisingly, however, after the one adjustment I was all set for the rest of the drive. Not only is the Passat’s interior comfortable, but, thanks to its straight-line stability and typical German suspension tuning, half a day’s drive drops you off at your destination ready for action without needing a nap.Some of the back roads around Monterey are an enthusiast’s dream, with winding switchbacks and rollercoaster elevation changes. Sadly, the opportunity to really enjoy these roads is limited by traffic and a local police department that salivates months in advance of the motorsports gathering. The few opportunities we had to enjoy the roads reaffirmed my previous thoughts on the Passat’s handling. The linear steering makes flowing left-right combinations as fluid as mercury, snaking a line without jerking or throwing the car. There isn’t a dead spot in the center that makes for a definite transition from one direction to the other like in some cars. The progressive brake pedal means you can squeeze into the brakes and settle the front end down, and more important, allows you the lift out of the stoppers without the front end popping back up and throwing the weight off the front contact patches. The only real complaint with the Passat’s back-road prowess is still in the decidedly pedestrian rubber soles.
The weekend road trip made me appreciate the Passat even more than before. While I can’t wait to drive the new 1.8t coming next year, I was impressed with the mid-30 MPG mileage the five-banger returned on the road trip. Most of my mileage is still in town driving around L.A. and Orange County, so overall mileage still looks slightly low. I might need to make a few more road trips to swing the average closer to an actual combined number as well as put some wear on the tires as an excuse to get something more aggressive.