03 November 2005
The answers to those questions might very well be found among an intriguing trio of project vehicles built specially for the SEMA Show. The Jetta R GT, Passat R GT and Touareg R GT are not just flights of fancy branding. The badging on each of these one-offs tells a story of advanced platforms enriched with strategic applications of factory and aftermarket expertise.
HPA replaced the base 2.5-liter engine with a twin-turbocharged, twin-intercooled, 550-horsepower variant of VW’s 3.2-liter,
19 October 2005
The prototype consumes a mere 3.4 liters and has a maximum speed of 230 km/h. The Volkswagen EcoRacer is a Coupe, Roadster and Speedster all at the same time. At the Tokyo Motor Show (October 22nd – November 6th), Volkswagen presents an incredibly economic sports car. The EcoRacer’s average fuel consumption is as low as 3.4 liters and it reaches a maximum speed of 230 km/h.
Thanks to its carbon fiber body, the middle motor sports car weighs a mere 850 kilograms and accelerates in only 6.3
05 October 2005
On October 19th Volkswagen will introduce the new Polo GTI during a world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show. With 110 kW / 150 hp it is the strongest Polo since the series was first introduced thirty years ago. The exterior and interior of the powerful compact deliberately bares a resemblance to the legendary Golf GTI. The Polo GTI will be available in select markets starting spring 2006. The price in Germany will be: Euro 18,950.
The GTI trade name is one of the best known brands in the autom
26 September 2005
Passat customers can now upgrade their vehicle using the “design package” from Volkswagen Individual: the package gives both the saloon and the estate versions an appealing, personal and sporty touch.
The love of the car is often reflected in the details: with dark chrome radiator grille, side window trims and rear lettering in the new “design package” for the Passat, for example. The anthracite-painted 18 inch “Chicago” alloy wheels with five double-spoke design and gloss finish
29 August 2005
At the International Motor Show (Cars) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is presenting a ground-breaking innovation in the development of direct injection petrol engines: The world’s first twin-turbocharged FSI engine – the “Twincharger”. The engine developers at Volkswagen have taken an unusual approach to achieving lower fuel consumption values: Reduction in cubic capacity alongside the combination of an exhaust turbocharger with a compressor.
With the new 1.4 l 125 kW Twincharger engine, Vo
24 August 2005
The performance of the new VW Touareg W12 has been increased through modifications within the engine by 22 kW / 30 PS. At the same time the maximum torque increased from 550 to 560 newton metres, and is now available from 2750 instead of the previously 3000 rpm. The overall effect is an even smoother delivery of power.This powerful character can be found in the Touareg W12 Executive, newly designed by Volkswagen Individual. The exceptional SUV offers a level of powertrain technology and equipmen
24 August 2005
The 2006 VW Jetta GLI is Volkswagen’s answer to drivers who seek the sporty attitude, style and driving dynamics of an Autobahn-bred performance sedan with the everyday practicality of a large four-door compact, all at a solid Volkswagen value that offers a lot of car for the money.
Backed by the promise of Volkswagen’s advanced German engineering and meticulous attention to details, the new GLI infuses the very best of Volkswagen’s unique driving pleasure sought by the automaker’s en
12 August 2005
IAA world premiere: 18 months after the concept C study made its debut at the Geneva Automobile Salon, Volkswagen now presents the series version of its new convertible coupe in the form of the VW Eos. This is the world's first four-seater car with a five-section CSC roof; the folding hard top combines the characteristics of a coupé, sliding and convertible roof, thereby unifying three different car concepts to form a whole.
Consistently new design
CSC design: When closed, the CSC roof cu
09 August 2005
It was the most powerful Golf ever. The VW Golf R32 powered by a 177 kW (241 bhp) engine was first launched in August 2002. Not only was it one of the hottest cars on the road, it also sold like hot cakes: three times as many R32's were sold than originally planned. These are excellent prospects for its successor.
Now comes a new R32 based on the Volkswagen Golf V generation. This time it packs 184 kW (250 bhp) under the bonnet; the permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive again promises excellent
03 August 2005
The Volkswagen Passat, the mid-sized car that forever changed the attitude of owning a “grown up” family sedan and wagon, is ready to take this popular segment to greater heights and was unveiled at one of metro Detroit's premier automotive events during a press conference on August 2, 2005 at Meadow Brook Mansion.
For the first time ever, Volkswagen has chosen the burgeoning Meadow Brook Concours d' Elegance, which has emerged as one of the most renowned automotive events in the world, t
06 June 2005
Pre-production of the new VW Passat Estate has begun. The countdown to the European launch of the sixth new Volkswagen this year is underway: the first VW Passat Estates will be presented at VW dealerships in Germany, the debut market, on 19 August.
Advance sales start on 3 June. Prices start from 22 900 euros including standard equipment such as air conditioning system (Climatic), roof rails, electronic parking brake and ESP.
The VW Passat Estate is one of the most successful in the world
24 May 2005
Volkswagen of America, Inc. revealed its “new” VW Beetle and VW Beetle convertible which has a subtle but stylish new look that fashionably updates, yet maintains, the core emotional appeal of the iconic new Beetle design, first launched in 1998.
The 2006 VW Beetle and the convertible will be launched in September of this year and will come standard with a more powerful new 2.5 liter, five-cylinder engine that creates 150 horsepower (versus the four-cylinder, 2.0 liter that created 115