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  • Volkswagen and Hamburg extend strategic mobility partnership

    The strategic mobility partnership between the Volkswagen Group and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is to be extended. The focus lies on support for e-mobility, innovative mobility services, intelligent transport networking and the use of self-driving vehicles. The aim is to bring about a lasting improvement in inner city quality of life through innovative mobility solutions. In concrete terms, this means that under the second phase of the partnership, WeShare is to be launched in Hamburg from spring 2020, following on from its successful premier in Berlin; the service will consist of an all-electric fleet of e-Golf and e-up!, to be joined by the ID.3 at a later date.
  • 09/01/17

    Goodbye to cold feet: Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom connecting home and automobile

    Still on the road, and yet already busy at home. Although it sounds like a paradox, it is actually quite simple. At the IFA 2017 international consumer electronics exhibition beginning today, Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom are demonstrating how drivers can connect with their homes via their vehicle's infotainment system. Starting this September, they will be able to control certain household devices right from within the vehicle.
  • 08/28/17

    Sportier, larger, more connected and personalised – the new Polo launches with a digital cockpit for the first time   

    - Sixth generation Polo to continue success story: With more than 14 million units sold worldwide to date (including derivatives nearly 16.5 million units), the Polo is one of the most successful vehicles in its class. - Optimised package due to MQB: Longer and lower in height than the previous generation, the new Polo is also larger inside. Length: 4,053 mm (+81 mm), wheelbase: 2,548 mm (+92 mm), cargo capacity: 351 litres (+71 litres). - Thanks to MQB, Polo sets standards in its class:  Features such as Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, ACC, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and LED headlights are otherwise only familiar from higher vehicle classes. - First Polo with digital instruments: The second generation of Active Info Display celebrates its world premiere in the new Polo. - Polo appeals with emotional and charismatic design: : The new exterior is marked by expressive dynamism with a masculine front end. - The luxury of choice: Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, GTI, Beats and lifestyle packages result in a broad range of versions. - Polo sets standards in personalisation: 14 body colours and eight dashpad colours offer almost limitless possibilities. - Natural gas for the first time: The engines output between 48 kW / 65 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. New highlight in the Polo: TGI (natural gas) with 66 kW / 90 PS. - Attractive pricing: New Polo launches with four doors and Front Assist as standard at a price of 12,975 euros (Germany).

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06/13/19

The new Passat: interview with the project leader

Presales for the new Passat have started. A young team has taken the task of perfecting the successful mid-range model. The outcome is something to be proud of.

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