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Press releases

  • 04/27/18
    Models

    Three world premieres: Volkswagen presents progressive hybrid, natural gas and diesel systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium

    Volkswagen will be enhancing its model range by an innovative spectrum of completely new drive systems. These include affordable mild hybrid drives with 48V technology, new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants and what is currently the world's most cutting-edge natural gas drive. Volkswagen has now announced initial facts as part of the Vienna Motor Symposium (26 to 27 April). The technologies showcased in Vienna as world premieres form a vital part of the progressively aligned Volkswagen drive strategy. It involves the combination of state-of-the-art petrol, diesel and natural gas engines, new hybrid systems and purely electric drives. With this combination, Volkswagen will among other things meet the CO2 fleet emissions target of 95 g/km prescribed in the EU as of 2020.
  • 04/25/18
    Technology

    Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

    Volkswagen is to launch an electric version of its globally best-selling vehicle – the Volkswagen Golf, offering a sustainable, efficient and powerful alternative. The introduction of innovative, new hybrid systems in the eighth generation of Golf vehicles marks a new era for the brand with regard to drive technology. In the future, Volkswagen will gradually electrify almost every vehicle in its range of models. The company is offering a first look at the future of electrified drive systems as part of the International Vienna Motor Symposium – one of the world’s most important congresses on the automotive technology of today and the future.
  • 04/26/16
    Technology

    Hannover Messe 2016: Volkswagen, a partner in the SLAM research project, unveils the "Golden Test Device"

    Volkswagen is working with partners from industry and science on the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy's SLAM research project ("Fast charging network for road axes and metropolitan areas"). The aim is to establish a research network focussing on plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by means of quick charging stations on key traffic routes and intersection points to enable the onward journey. Such a charging infrastructure is an important step towards promoting electric mobility in Germany. A central component of SLAM is the "Golden Test Device" prototype co-developed by Volkswagen which will be unveiled at the Hannover Messe industrial trade show (25 - 29 April).
  • 01/11/16
    Models

    World premiere of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept in Detroit

    At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Volkswagen is presenting the Tiguan GTE Active Concept. The concept car is based on the new Tiguan, and it showcases the technical capabilities of the modular transverse matrix. The primary goal was to create a synthesis of plug-in hybrid technology and maximum off-road performance. 
  • 01/12/15
    Models

    North American International Auto Show in Detroit: World premiere of the Cross Coupé GTE 

    At the start of every new year, automotive experts come together at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. This year, Volkswagen's presentation is focusing on the striking Cross Coupé GTE. With the world premiere of the five-seater SUV concept car, the carmaker from Wolfsburg is offering a further preview of the latest SUV model series that is fitted with a sporty and economical V6 plug-in hybrid drive for the first time.
  • 09/28/14
    Models

    The World Premiere of the Passat GTE

    Ten important facts about the world premiere of the Passat GTE: 1. The Passat GTE is the first plug-in hybrid by Volkswagen offered both in saloon and estate versions. 2. The new Passat GTE is front wheel-driven and develops a maximum system output of 160 kW / 218 PS. 3. With a sufficient battery charge and up to a defined minimum outside temperature, the Passat GTE always starts in the all-electric "E-Mode". 4. The Passat GTE can cover a distance of up to 50 kilometres in the electric "E-Mode" and thus with zero emissions. 5. The driving range with a full tank and fully charged battery is over 1,000 km. Paris-London-Paris without refuelling. 6. The standard fuel consumption in accordance with NEDC fuel consumption* is under 2.0 l/100 km (analogous to less than 45 g/km CO2). 7. The Passat GTE has a top speed in Hybrid mode of over 220 km/h; driven in all-electric "E-Mode", 130 km/h. 8. Standard: LED headlights, "Composition Media" infotainment system, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking. 9. The Passat GTE will be available with the optional digital and interactive Active Info Display. 10. The design of the Passat GTE was customised. One of its identifying features is the C-shaped LED daytime running light.
  • 11/20/13
    Technology

    World premiere: The new twin up! – concept car with a plug-in hybrid

    World premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show: twin up! sets new record for a four-seater with 1.1 l/100 km fuel consumption Innovative city specialist utilises plug-in hybrid system of the pioneering XL1 twin up! covers up to 50 kilometres in all-electric driving with zero emissions

Background Reports

  • 05/04/18
    Models

    Leading the way – The new Touareg

    A fusion of technologies: Assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow for a new level of safety and performance Digitalised cockpit: Displays of the instruments and infotainment system merge into a new “Innovision Cockpit” Night becomes day: “Nightvision” and new “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlight” ensure increased safety in the dark Lighter and bigger: The aluminium-steel body of the new Touareg weighs 106 kg less and the luggage compartment has an additional 113 litres
  • 01/10/16
    Models

    SUV world premiere – the new Tiguan GTE Active Concept

    Volkswagen concept car combines maximum efficiency with a powerful all-wheel drive system New infotainment system of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept has gesture control