The Volkswagen, abbreviated VW AG, is Europe’s largest carmaker. The Group includes, among other things the brands Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge and Scania. As the tenth Porsche brand is to be built by 2011 in the Group.
Volkswagen launched the new Golf GTE 2014 in Geneva earlier this month. It’s a hybrid plug-in version equipped with items that normally characterises the powerful Golf GTI.
Volkswagen Golf GTE is the second member of VW’s hybrid family.
Like any hybrid, VW Golf GTE has two engines: a 1.4 liter internal combustion engine that produces 148 bhp and an electric motor of 101 bhp. The two form a hybrid engine of 201 bhp and are able to launch the Golf GTE from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. The real special feature of this model is its maximum torque of 350 Nm, superior to other equivalent models in the segment. The Golf GTE can be driven in 100% electric mode up to a speed of 130 km/h.
Volkswagen Golf GTE’s battery can be fully charged from the outlet in just three and a half hours while it’s autonomy is 50 km in 100% electric mode. Overall, the total autonomy is around 940 kilometers, according to official estimates.
Sales for the new Golf GTE will begin in the summer with first deliveries set for later this year.
Volkswagen confirmed the launch of the new generation Phaeton, a model with a career spanning 12 years back, and will be the promoter of completely new technology .
The Geneva Motor Show was a new opportunity to reconfirm the launch of Volkswagen’s flagship model, but VW refused to provide details about the release date .
The current model was introduced in 2002 , and after 12 years of work and a lot of facelifts the time has come to say farewell.
The new Phaeton will be the most expensive model and will have to meet a number of key features to be called technological peak in Wolfsburg. Neusser claims that the new Phaeton “will be a leader in the segment, very refined and comfortable.”
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut of the Scirocco model, Volkswagen will unveil in March, at the Geneva Motor Show, a new facelift. Volkswagen Scirocco gets a new look, an improved interior and more powerful engines.
There are a number of aesthetic and mechanical changes designed to bring a much needed fresh air into this model with a career spanning almost six years.
Five new colors
On the aesthetic level, the facelift brings slightly redesigned headlamps with LED daytime lamps and bi-xenon lights, a modified spoiler and a new grid aligned to the current brand philosophy. The back also comes with new optical blocks, LED’s, a restyled bumper and a different tailgate. All the changes will be adapted to the Performance R version as well.
Future customers will have a choice of five new colours for their new VW Scirocco 2014: Pyramid Gold, Urano Grey, Flash Red, Pure White and Ultra Violet. They come bundled with a new set of alloy wheels with new design.
Even more powerful engines, now with start-stop
Talking about the engines, the main novelty is the presence of a start-stop system as standard. The only exception is the Scirocco R and his 280 horses. In addition to more consumption efficient units , Volkswagen has decided to also increase the power available.
Therefore , the 1.4 TSI engine receives three horsepower to reach 125 , while the 2.0-liter TSI , suffers three versions of power 180, 220 and 280 bhp.
2.0-liter diesel can also be ordered with new resources : 150 and 184 horsepower.
All engines are offered with a manual gearbox, while the dual-clutch DSG is available in the entire range , except for the 1.4 TSI.
Sales of the new Volkswagen Scirocco facelift will be launched in Europe in mid-August.
Volkswagen Europeans prefer to present its new model town three weeks before the Show in Frankfurt. Serial version of Up! will be presented in Paris, an event exclusively for Volkswagen.
Volkswagen will launch the smallest model in its range later this summer. The model is born from the concept Up! but will not be released at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as expected all European journalists, but in a special event to be held in Paris on August 22.
VW Up! will be released, so three weeks before the most important auto show of autumn, the German manufacturer prefers to draw attention to his model other than do other producers who launches news in Thessaloniki. The event will take place at the Grand Palais, on the banks of the Seine, Volkswagen announced its claims thus directly in Paris, the capital of a country in which moedlele Class A are highly appreciated.
The new segment of the mini from Volkswagen will be built at its plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, where they will be assembled, also future “brothers” of concern that will carry logos Seat and Skoda. First issue VW model city will be the three-door, five-door version will see the daylight later in 2012. Later in 2013, Volkswagen will release the mini-van and a version of the model, then all the scheduled launch electric version. According to preliminary information from the market, the series version of VW Up! (which could be called Lupo) will immediately launch two three-cylinder engines: 1.0 and 1.2 TDI 60 hp 74 hp.
U.S. Volkswagen has officially announced the recall of 71,043 units, showing problems with the electrical system. Basically, if you use the horn the engine could stop.
North American division of Volkswagen has announced a recall of 71,043 units for the new-generation Jetta. The German model has an electrical system problem, a problem that could cause the engine to stop when the driver uses the horn.
Volkswagen has decided to recall all copies produced during the service in March 2010 – March 2011 to reconfigure an electrical path that connects the alarm and horn. German manufacturer said that so far there have been no accidents or other types of injury, recall being one purely preventive.
Americans affected by the recall Customers will receive a letter immediately after announcing the problem and schedule an authorized service car.
Volkswagen will exhibit at the Los Angeles Auto Show the revised version of the Eos. The facelift brings a number of timid aesthetic changes, an improved interior and more efficient engines.
Volkswagen will present today at the Auto Show in Los Angeles a revised version of the Eos, already anticipated by a set of official images and more preliminary information.
German model starts at a California salon economic reasons, the U.S. market is responsible for the largest volume of units convertible model. Global launch will be followed in January by placing on the European market and in March the U.S. market.
As expected, Eos Volkswagen takes specific design guidelines, be content with timid aesthetic changes that are felt more in the front. Here the lights have been redesigned in the style of the Golf and Passat, the grid was replaced and the lights have got a set of LED lights.
Profile of the new Eos is individualized by wheels with new design, with dimensions of 16, 17 and 18 inches, all alloy. Changes were made and the timid, the rear lights have also received LED lights and bumper was also redesigned, like the front.
Inside, the Germans have opted for chrome as standard for a reconfigured Ambience Pack for a special Nappa leather, capable of reflecting sunlight to a greater extent, the shift lever and a redesigned, if DSG transmission.
In Chapter technology and comfort, publicly proposed a facelift Eos folding roof in 25 seconds, which can be controlled via remote, which comes standard with a widescreen option, designed to ensure an abundant inner light, even when the car is covered.
Passengers will have a color display with touch function, a new adaptive lighting, keyless access and starting, and the new parking assistant, famous Volkswagen range.
More efficient engines
If the United States Eos will be offered with one engine, drive 2.0-liter TSI gasoline engine, 200 horsepower and DSG in Europe will provide customers convertible three gasoline and diesel.
Entry-level version will be powered by the 1.4 TDI 122 horsepower capable of delivering 200 Nm at 1,500 revolutions yet. Unit direct injection provides a maximum speed of 198 km / h and a fuel consumption of 6.6 liters. This engine can be ordered with BlueMotion Technology package, which comes with a number of technical changes designed to reduce average consumption figure to 6.2 liters.
The next level of power offered by VW 1.4 TSI engine is guaranteed for 160 horsepower and 240 Nm, delivered at 1,500 revolutions also. Resources are sufficient to ensure a maximum speed of 217 km / h, without compromising on the consumer, which stops at 6.8 litres/100 km.
The most powerful petrol unit will be the 2.0 liter TSI engine, ready to offer 210 horses and 280 Nm at 1,700 rotations, enough to guarantee a maximum speed of 238 km / h and a consumption of 7.1 litres/100 km. The list will include an optional DSG for this engine, which promises a fuel consumption of 7.5 litres/100 km and a maximum speed of 236 km / h.
Diesel fans will have to settle for only a 2.0-liter TDI unit and 140 horses, which offers 320 Nm and 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers, 0.3 liters less than in the old ways. The engine can also be ordered with BlueMotion Technology package, which reduces consumption to a value of 4.8 litres/100 km, ensuring the same top speed of 207 km / h. Of course, there can reverse a DSG will increase fuel consumption by up to 5.7 liters for the standard version, or up to 5.3 liters, if BlueMotion version.
The germans from Volkswagen arrive a bit later at the electricity party, but they get there with a version of the VW Golf that develops 114 hp and 270 Nm.
The continuous power is provided by the vehicle’s engine and will power a 67 horsepower and the max speed of e-motion Blue Golf will be 135 km / h. According to Volkswagen’s maximum speed that is more than sufficient for the needs of ordinary users of electric vehicles, which will be used mainly in urban areas.
E-motion Blue Volkswagen Golf has three operating modes, each with its own power and speed limitations. This model will provide a Comfort level, where the maximum power is 114 hp and a top speed of 135 km / h, while the German model will limit how Range to 67 hp and 105 km / h. Normal mode will offer a balance between the two situations, maximum power is automatically managed and top speed is limited to 135 km / h.
Golf’s version of the electric batteries have a capacity of 26.5 kWh and weighed 315 kg. At present, those batteries will provide a range of 150 kilometers, but technology in the future should increase at a higher level. Blue Golf e-motion will be the second serial electrical model of Volkswagen by e-Up!.
German manufacturer launched an accessories package for the Touareg R-Line. SUV receives a personalized interior, sport suspension and new wheels.
Volkswagen today announced the first R-Line package customization for the new generation of the Touareg. Seen as a simple accessory kit and not as a sports version, the package comes with a number of Germans important changes inside the SUV.
The look of the exterior will remain unchanged, except the rims, which will be offered with a new design and 20 inch sizes. Aerodynamic accessories and other aesthetic details of the sporting body will probably come later, with the launch of full kit.
Thanks customization package Touareg receives more than R-Line logo exterior and interior door sill inserts a new sport steering wheel with three spokes, leather and heated. List of extras continues with the gear shifter, the pedal and grip the aluminum, heated seats and Nappa leather two-tone, 12-way electrically operated. R-Line kit comes with a sports suspension setting.
Already launched on the German market, package customization is expected in other European markets over the next two months. The price for the V8 version is of 2760 euros, while alternative V6 3485 euros out of pocket. Plus there is the option, which costs 3355 euros and 8085 euros V8 for the V6 version.
After Scirocco and Golf, Touareg sport may have its own version R. The propulsion system will be an electric hybrid V8.
After Volkswagen launched during performance division R for stronger versions of its models can be part of a separate line for sportiness road enthusiasts, presenting the Scirocco of Golf R and R appear to satisfy thirst for completing the range German. Well, the news coming from Germany is interesting in this respect, the Volkswagen thinking to develop an R version of the new generation Touareg.
Touareg R but is not simply a performance model and so, but will incorporate the latest technologies developed within the VW Group, the hybrid default. According to preliminary information, the propulsion system of the German model will include a 500 hp turbo V8 unit (50 more than the previous Touareg W12) which will work in parallel with the electric motor devices found in the current Touareg V6 Hybrid. Interestingly, the latter power will be limited to 47 horsepower, as is the version already on the market but will grow to be able to move to 100% electric model requires 2.2 tonnes.
Porsche engineers will create a platform that will be used for future sports models from Volkswagen. It will be called MBS and can accommodate both engines installed longitudinally and transversely placed engine.
German publication Automobilwoche announced that Porsche will develop platforms for future sports models from Volkswagen. It seems that specialists in Stuttgart will take a standard modular platform called Platform, which will place directly above the front axle and the engine will be used for both transverse engine models and models with engine located longitudinally. The new platform will be used next MSB Porsche Cayenne and the second generation of the Panamera. Later, this platform will come and Bentley, but the model will be used was not disclosed.
Martin Winterkorn, head of Volkswagen Group, believes that the use of platforms on Porsche and Volkswagen would bring them “a few years before the” competition. The folks at Volkswagen have examined future opportunities during June and have determined that Porsche is more appropriate than the Audi Sport development of future models of the mark in Wolfsburg. In the first stage, rumors announcing a central engine model from Porsche, which was carried on a platform MMB.
So far, those are platforms used Volkswagen models with engine located MQB transfers or platforms for models with propeller located MLB longidudinal. The acronym comes from Modularer Querbaukasten MQB, while MLB is from Modularer Langsbaukasten. The new platform will be called MSB, which is the acronym of Modularer Standardbaukasten.