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  • 03/14/19

    New Golf Variant TGI natural gas model now available to order

    Volkswagen’s natural gas strategy continues to gain ground: only recently available to order, the Polo TGI and Golf TGI are now joined by the Golf Variant TGI1) with eco-friendly natural gas engine. The new model now boasts three natural gas tanks – instead of just two as before – once again increasing the already long range of the CNG drives. And there’s no need to compromise on space either to accommodate the three tanks on-board, as the natural gas tanks are integrated as a space-saving underfloor solution. At the same time, the additional tank increases the range in natural gas mode by up to 80 kilometres compared to its predecessor. You’ll now also reach your destination faster, as the bonnet conceals an overhauled, powerful 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 96 kW (130 hp). This engine is primarily powered with compressed natural gas (CNG) – the petrol tank is smaller as a result and thus only serves as a backup.
  • 02/01/19

    Volkswagen gives some gas with new TGI models

    Volkswagen has completely overhauled its natural gas models and is equipping its Polo and Golf TGI with a third natural gas tank. This allows the Polo TGI to now travel up to 60 kilometres further in pure CNG mode than its predecessor. The gain in range in the Golf TGI is up to 80 kilometres. In the Golf, a new 1.5 litre TGI four-cylinder engine with 96 kW / 130 PS ensures that none of the driving pleasure is lost. Driving with natural gas significantly reduces CO2 emissions because the combustion of CNG generally produces less CO2. An even better CO2 balance can be achieved by fuelling with biomethane or e-gas. Biomethane is extracted from plant residues; e-gas is produced from surplus green energy (power-to-gas), which are added to the fuels.
  • 04/27/18

    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.
  • 02/17/17

    Volkswagen voluntarily issues workshop recall for natural gas models up to and including model year 2014 as a precautionary measure

    To increase customer satisfaction, Volkswagen is extending the exchange of natural gas fuel tanks as a voluntary and precautionary measure to include the following natural gas models: Touran (model years 2011 to 2014), Passat (model years 2011 to 2014) and Caddy (model years 2011 to 2012).
  • 05/31/16

    Volkswagen recalls Touran EcoFuel to service

    Volkswagen has issued a global recall for approx. 5,900 Touran EcoFuel vehicles from model years 2005 to 2009, of which approx. 3,800 are in Germany. The campaign will replace the front gas bottles at service centres as a precautionary measure. On some of these vehicles, the outer skin may possibly no longer provide the necessary corrosion protection due to damage caused by external influences. Fitting will be carried out at authorised Volkswagen service centres.

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