Why do Pugi Volkswagen Employees Wear Red on Fridays?


Come into Pugi Volkswagen in Downers Grove, IL on any Friday, and you’ll find every single one of our team members are wearing red. Why, might you ask? Because Pugi Volkswagen supports our servicemen and servicewomen, and we love to show it.

R.E.D Fridays were created in 2005 in Canada by an email chain, and spread by word of mouth, TV, and the media, R.E.D is an acronym for “remember everyone deployed”. The campaign spread across Canada and into the United States in order to show our heroes they are supported and appreciated.

Volkswagen Jetta Named one of’s “10 Coolest Cars of 2017” in Downers Grove, IL

2017 VW Jetta in Downers Grove, IL 

Sporty driving dynamics and high-quality craftsmanship earned the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” list. The sixth-generation Jetta has been Volkswagen’s best-selling models for years, and that continues with the 2017 edition.

The longstanding criteria that determines the list of “10 Coolest Cars” is a vehicle that is not only fun to drive, but also fun to own. While this may seem subjective, Kelley…

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Debuts New 2.0L TSI® Engine in Downers Grove, IL

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan in Downers Grove, IL 

Arriving at Pugi VW in Downers Grove, IL in the late summer 2017, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by the most advanced version of the brand’s EA888 four-cylinder engine. The all-new updated version of the 2.0L TSI® engine offers an improved combination of power, efficiency, and responsiveness. TSI stands for “Turbocharged Stratified Injection”, and uses turbocharging and direct fuel injection to improve performance.

The brand new third generation engine was developed with…

New Bumper-to-Bumper Transferable Warranty on Two 2018 Volkswagen SUVs

The all-new 2018 VW Atlas and 2018 VW Tiguan are set to hit Volkswagen dealerships over the next few months, and with them comes an incredible offer that has never been available to drivers before: the best transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty. This warranty is for six years/72,000 miles and is transferable beyond the first owner. It also surpasses the coverage offered with any other comparable SUV currently on the market today.

Which components does the Volkswagen bumper-to-bumper warranty cover? All engine, transmission, and 4MOTION all-wheel drive parts are covered on both the 2018 Atlas and Tiguan. If you decide…

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Named ‘Concept Car of the Year’ by Popular Mechanics

First introduced at the North American International Auto Show in January, the VW I.D. BUZZ concept turned some heads with its throwback styling and incredibly modern design and features. The editors at Popular Mechanics were particularly fond of it because they’ve named it the ‘Concept Car of the Year’ as part of the magazine’s annual Automotive Excellence Awards, which recognizes the best in automotive design, execution, and technology.

Based on the Volkswagen MPV Microbus, the I.D. BUZZ borrows its platform design and has created a vehicle so unlike any other van or SUV, concept and production…

Pugi Volkswagen - Atlas Launch Event

Are you anticipating the release of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV? Come celebrate the latest inductee to the VW lineup during the Atlas Launch Event at Pugi Volkswagen! The event will take place on Friday, May 19th from 5-9 P.M. At this event, you can take a first-hand look at the new VW Atlas. Our staff will give demonstrations to show you how all of its great features work and answer all of…

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Prices and Trims Announced

The wait is finally over for those who have anticipated pricing, trim level, and feature reveal for the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, VW's latest SUV. The Atlas is based on Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture and comes with many of the same VW features you love, plus some new and exciting ones as well. Take a peek below for a quick look at each 2018 Atlas trim level:

2018 VW Atlas Trim LevelStarting MSRPAvailable Features
Atlas S (Late availability)$31,900
  • 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine
  • 18-in. aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Rearview camera
  • Atlas S Launch (Limited availability)$33…

    Volkswagen Driver Assistance Features

    While many drivers consistently practice safe driving habits, like checking their blind spot and using their turn signal, an unsafe situation can sometimes occur outside of their control. That's where Driver Assistance features step in. Volkswagen Driver Assistance features support cautious drivers by making their journey safer than ever before.

    Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring

    A radar sensor will detect a pedestrian in the vehicle's path and alert the driver to prevent an accident. Should the driver fail to brake properly, additional braking pressure is applied. If the driver fails to brake at all, the brakes will automatically…

    First Look at the New 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

    Fans of the VW Tiguan will be excited for the all-new 2018 model. Completely redesigned for the modern driver, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan features updated styling, added interior space, and the best technology VW can offer. Whether you're ready for a weekend of adventure or heading off to work, the new VW Tiguan has something for everyone. Perfect for young families. Confirmed features for the next-gen Tiguan are as follows:

    Vibrant exterior colors

    Good Housekeeping Names Golf GTI Best New Compact Car

    Although the Pugi Volkswagen team already thinks the new Golf GTI is an excellent car, it's still a great honor to be recognized by one of the leading publications in America. Good Housekeeping magazine recently named the Golf GTI as the Best New Car in the compact vehicle category. The experts at Car and Driver magazine and Good Housekeeping teamed up to rate vehicles on their value, safety, handling, interior design comfort, and onboard technology. To give each model a fair shot, these vehicles were driven more than 1,200 miles on test tracks and open roads, and the…


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