Posts Tagged: Volkswagen

New Volkswagen Beetle
By April 22, 2011 Read More →

New Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen presented the new Beetle, which is now characterised by a self-confident and dominant sportiness. The new car is 1808 mm wide (84 mm wider), 1486 mm tall (12 mm lower) and 4278 mm long (152 mm longer). This has resulted in entirely new proportions. The gain in length meant that the roof could be […]

Road Test: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4XMOTION
By April 11, 2011 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4XMOTION

The 2011 Touareg looks all-new, but you can still easily recognise it as a Touareg. Compared to its predecessor, the second generation Touareg is wider, but the roof line is dropped closer to the ground for better aerodynamics. These changes make the new Touareg look sportier and same time a bit smaller, but actually the longer wheelbase and greater total length provide even more room inside the cabin. At the front there is now a narrower grille opening that connects to the headlight housings with U-shaped LED running lights and Bi-Xenon headlamps. At the rear the the taillights have new L-Design. The new front end design and smaller frontal area has significantly improved Cd value. Touareg has also dropped some weigth which results in better fuel economy. The new Touareg is 208 kilograms lighter in the base version than the previous model, still the body torsional rigidity has improved by five prosent.

Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition
By February 1, 2011 Read More →

Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition

Second Volkswagen SUV concept presented at the first Qatar Motor Show (26 – 29 January) was the Touareg Gold Edition. Certain areas of this SUV are upgraded with 24-carat gold. On the outside, they include the custom designed 22-inch wheels, roof rails, protective guard strips and window frames, mirror caps and parts of the air […]

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar
By January 28, 2011 Read More →

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar

At the first Qatar Motor Show (26 – 29 January), Volkswagen is presenting two exclusive SUV concept cars for the first time. The first on is rally car for the road. It’s a genuine rally motorsport vehicle, like the one that was still touring South America in the Dakar Rally two weeks ago and was […]

Golf R coming to America
By December 22, 2010 Read More →

Golf R coming to America

The European Golf R is simply the most powerful Volkswagen sports performance vehicle ever built. The car delivers the ultimate Volkswagen driving experience with dynamic handling, refined road manners and unprecedented power for a Golf. It is Volkswagen’s performance halo vehicle, and at the request of VW enthusiasts, the company is bringing it to the […]

Parallel full hybrid technology from Bosch goes into series production
By June 23, 2010 Read More →

Parallel full hybrid technology from Bosch goes into series production

The hybrid variants of the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne S, which recently went into production, feature hybrid technology supplied by Bosch. This is the first time that either of these models has been available as a parallel full hybrid. As well as key components such as the power electronics and electric motor, Bosch is […]

Road Test: 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD
By March 23, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD

If you want Volkswagen Golf with a GTI looks and diesel engine, then your choice is GTD. GTD has sport bumpers, black grille with GTD logo, tinted rear lights, rear spoiler, chromed exhaust pipes, 17″ light alloy wheels and it is lowered by 15 mm compared to the standard model. With all these details even the diesel engined Golf looks like a much sportier car. Actually, the only differences between GTD and GTI are the grill trims, which are red in the GTI and chromed in the GTD. Another thing what makes a difference between these two cars are the dual exhaust pipes, which are side by side in the GTD. While in the GTI they are on different sides of the car. Last and probably the hardest detail to notice are the brake calibers, which are red in the GTI and boring steel grey in this GTD. Well, all you need to fix this is a paint can. Otherwise these two cars look very much alike. Inside the car there are sporty front seats with the classic Jacky-pattern. The ceiling is upholstered in black cloth, and in the doors and in the dashboard there are black striped trims. The three-spoke GT steering wheel is leather-upholstered, as well as the shift knob and the handbrake handle.