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VW’s 2020 Lineup:  New Trims and Technology

VW says most 2020 model-year VWs get next-generation Car-Net telematics and in-car Wi-Fi.  Wireless phone charging is available.  Nearly all VWs feature Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert.  Trim structures simplified.

VW’s People First warranty is out.  A four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty with two-year covered maintenance takes its place.  The Beetle, Golf SportWagen and Alltrack are extinct.

2020 Passat

Vehicle Specifics

Golf Value Edition:  Wi-Fi, keyless entry with pushbutton start, heated seating, panoramic sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels. 

GTI:  FA, BSM, RTA now standard, as is Wi-Fi.  The Autobahn pack adds automatic climate control, Fender Audio, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Light Assist.

Jetta:  SEL and SEL Premium include wireless charging.  SE and SE R-Line offer a cold weather pack with heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and remote start. 

GLI:  Autobahn trim adds wireless charging and adaptive dampers.

Passat:  Refreshed for 2020 with increased engine torque and new torque converter.

Tiguan:  FA, SA, RTA standard on all five trims, wireless charging on SE and higher trims, new R-Line Black features 20-inch black wheels, black bumper accents, Park Distance Control and black headliner.

Atlas: The seven-trim line features Wi-Fi, the SE w/Technology and R-Line trims offer PDC and Easy Open Liftgate.  SE w/Tech models and higher get 20-inch wheels.  SEL Premium upgrades to 21-inch wheels.

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About the Volkswagen Club of America

The VWCA (Volkswagen Club of America) is a not-for-profit hobby club for owners and enthusiasts of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Founded in 1955, the Club has followed the evolution of Volkswagen from the early air-cooled Beetle to the latest models to roll off the assembly line. We are not owned by, affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen of America, the Importer. The Club is operated and managed solely by volunteer members who contribute their time and energy in pursuit of our motto, "to help Volkswagen and Audi owners enjoy their cars to the fullest." Read about the club's history.

Membership has its benefits!

Let us count the ways...

  • Discounts on Parts, Accessories, and Labor at our Friends of the Club dealers and vendors
  • Receive our bi-monthly VW Autoist magazine
  • Discounts on merchandise at the Club Store
  • Post classified ads online and in the VW Autoist - FREE!
  • Participate in family-oriented club events
  • Participate in VW forums - get all your questions answered or talk about your VW with other enthusiasts!
  • View the entire Autoist online
  • Post pictures of your beloved VW on this site!



Latest VW Autoist

Emotional rescue

Who would be crazy enough to drive a 36-year-old VW 3,000 miles over two weeks . . . with no A/C or other contemporary car creature comforts? Our Cliff Leppke, of course. He had a ball.