21 November 2005
World premiere of the Volkswagen CrossPolo at the 38th Essen Motor Show. The striking design of the four-door vehicle with a large tailgate makes it a practical and robust lifestyle statement. This attractive and progressive Volkswagen has running gear raised by 15 millimetres, new 17-inch alloy wheels, robust bolt-on parts in a contrasting colour and re-designed bumpers in off-road style. The interior of the versatile CrossPolo is characterised by special upholstery fabrics, sport seats and chr
10 November 2005
The new special Sharan Freestyle model shines in all respects: Elegant chrome, aluminium décor and silver trim inserts give the MPV a sporty look. The optional “Fun & Action” package with bicycle rack, cooler box and sports bag is an ideal extra for all sports and leisure fans.
All details have been coordinated in the Sharan Freestyle: The bumpers and side skirting have chrome strips and the rear trim is chrome-look. There are also matching chrome roof rails and chrome inserts on the
03 November 2005
The Touareg R GT is nothing less than the pure essence of a high-performance luxury SUV. What was formerly a 2005 model with a V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission is now a 500-horsepower road-carver that doubles as a luxurious limousine. Like the other R GT models on display at SEMA, the Touareg has an HPA-built twin-turbocharged V6 under the hood, special chassis enhancements, a KW Variant 3-way coilover suspension, and a high-performance braking system supplied by Brembo.
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