The 2023 Models of VW Are Arriving! Here’s What to Expect
Sizing Up Volkswagen Vehicles from Different Years
When shopping for VW cars for sale, you have to ask yourself a lot of questions to narrow down your selection.
“Do I want an SUV or sedan?”
“How much storage do I need?”
“Should I pay a little more for a higher trim level?”
These are all common questions that come up during the shopping process. We see it all the time and do our best to assist customers in helping them find what they want, even if they’re not sure what they want.
However, the end of the calendar year brings up one additional question: “Do I want a new VW for sale or the newest VW for sale?”
Here at VW SouthTowne – your local Volkswagen dealer here in Utah – we’re fully stocked on 2022 models, but we’ve also got 2023 model year Volkswagen vehicles being delivered to our lot. Naturally, customers want to know what the difference is between a 2022 and a 2023 model year of VW.
To give you some clarity, we’re going to break down the notable changes you can expect on VW cars for sale. If you plan on visiting a Volkswagen dealership, this should help make the shopping process go smoother.
Major Changes Are Coming to the VW ID.4
The VW ID.4 is probably the Volkswagen vehicle that gets the most amount of press coverage. After all, it was the very first EV offering from Volkswagen and was the winner of the 2021 World Car of the Year Award. Those two things got drivers and reviewers alike excited about the possibilities of an all-electric Volkswagen vehicle, and it just so happens to be one of our bestselling VW cars for sale. The future-forward design, comprehensive feature and infotainment package, along with the generous max driving range of 275 miles on a single charge (Pro model) make the VW ID.4 one of the most popular EVs in the industry.
So, what’s changing in 2023? Industry publications are reporting that a new entry-level trim of the VW ID.4 is to be released at a lower price point. It’s being estimated this new trim will cost approximately $35,000, which is about $2,500 less than the current baseline trim.
There’s also a change happening in production so that customers can take advantage of the tax credit (up to $7,500) on new electric vehicle purchases per the Inflation Reduction Act. The caveat is that electric vehicles must be assembled on U.S. soil to be eligible for the tax credit, which is why ID.4 production is being shifted to a plant in Chattanooga, TN.
Domestic manufacturing of the VW ID.4 is going to make owning an EV more affordable than ever while also improving the shipment of vehicles around the country. When people pre-order the 2023 VW ID.4, they should experience far less of a wait time compared to the old overseas shipping method.
What’s Changing with the Other Models of Volkswagen Vehicles
Changes to vehicles come in many different varieties. Sometimes a vehicle gets a full tip-to-tail redesign. Other times, the changes are minimal, usually focusing on updating features and making cosmetic upgrades. For 2023 Volkswagen vehicles, there are no comprehensive redesigns but there are some noteworthy changes and updates. Let’s break this down by vehicle model.
2023 VW Golf GTI and VW Golf R: The VW Golf has always been a mainstay in the hot hatchback category. They’re speedy, fuel-efficient, and a thrill to drive. The big thing happening with the VW Golf GTI is that it will be available in a limited release 40th anniversary edition to celebrate its long legacy. Not to be outdone, the VW Golf R is also getting a special edition release to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Some notable upgrades that will be added in include LED headlights, LED fog lights, and active cornering lights.
2023 VW Arteon: For the upcoming year, the Arteon will be released in three different trim levels with a slightly expanded feature package on the base trim level. LED fog lights, LED headlights, and heated steering wheel are among the new features.
2023 VW Jetta: Considering that the Jetta just went through a major redesign recently, don’t expect any huge sweeping changes for a while. The Jetta will remain the slick sedan that values affordability and fuel economy. For the 2023 model, expect to see remote start included on its SE trim.
2023 VW Tiguan: Another case of a Volkswagen vehicle that just went through a recent redesign. Big changes won’t be happening anytime soon for the Tiguan. For the 2023 SE R-Line model, the Tiguan will now include 19-inch black alloy wheels.
2023 VW Taos: As a relative newcomer to the lineup of Volkswagen vehicles, it’s far too soon to be thinking about any huge redesigns for this subcompact SUV. For the 2023 version, some new features will be thrown in, which include front assist, rear traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.
2023 VW Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport: The two biggest SUVs in the stable of Volkswagen vehicles are getting a relatively big upgrade. VW Digital Cockpit Pro will be included on the Technology model trims of the 2023 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport.
Looking for a Volkswagen Vehicle Near You? Visit VW SouthTowne in Utah!
Now that you know more about the new VW cars for sale and what’s changing, the next step is for you to visit your local Volkswagen dealer so you can test drive them for yourself. The best way to figure out which new VW for sale is the right fit for you is getting behind the wheel. Visit us today at VW SouthTowne, and we’ll be happy to let you take any of our cars for a spin.
Not in the market for a new Volkswagen vehicle? No problem!
As the leading Volkswagen dealer here in Utah, we carry a wide variety of used cars and certified preowned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. You can also find great deals on VW products and services in our specials section.
VW SouthTowne is conveniently located at 11000 South 290 West in South Jordan. You can also contact us by calling (801) 988-5825, or you can email us directly using the contact form on our website.
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