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  • 10/24/17
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    Personalisation – individual settings on demand Arteon, T-Roc, Golf & Co. "recognise" their drivers

    People are different. Some are tall, others are short; some like loud rock music, others may prefer classical; some actually freeze in summer, while others are too warm even in winter. If a number of people share one and the same car, each change of driver involves setting, altering and adjusting preferences. Now Volkswagen is putting a stop to all this. "Personalisation" in the true meaning of the word is the key here: the individual settings are allocated to a user name – Driver1, for example – and the respective car key activates them automatically. The personalisation function is already available for the new T-Roc and Arteon as well as all versions of the current Golf, Touran, Tiguan and Passat. As soon as these Volkswagen models are fitted with the feature known as driving profile selection and/or (depending on the model) with a memory function for the driver's seat, personalisation is also included.
  • 10/18/17
    Models

    Let the sunshine in! The panoramic sunroof is a re-interpretation of the legendary folding soft top

    The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing colour, and fall is making its appearance. Despite the season, a lot of Volkswagens are still bright as in summer. There is a tradition here. Ever since the company's early years, intelligent roof systems have been capturing the light of the sun even in wintertime. As early as in 1950, Volkswagen began to offer the Beetle with a folding sunroof. In the mid-1990s, this roof concept was refined in the Lupo and Polo with electrically actuated versions. Today, transparent panoramic sunroofs are experiencing a boom. They are available for all Volkswagen models – from the small up! and new Polo to the large Touareg and new Arteon.
  • 08/30/17
    Models

    Bye bye, hay fever! Volkswagen's "Air Care Climatronic" cleans the air

    Happily driving along, everyone in the car is in a good mood. Summer landscapes, forests and meadows pass by outside. But then the tranquillity is shattered by a shrill sneezing from the passenger compartment; the children rub their eyes and now the driver is sneezing, too. Trees, grass, pollen. Hay fever. These are all typical summer ordeals. According to the German Allergy Sufferers and Asthma Association (DAAB), about 20 per cent of all Germans will develop a pollen allergy in the course of their lives. One of the numerous allergy triggers are fungal spores, which are often present in outdoor air in the summer and autumn. In the light of this, Volkswagen has developed a special automatic climate control system, which prevents these pollutants from entering the car: "Air Care Climatronic".
  • 09/28/15
    Models

    Launch of the new Passat GTE and Passat Alltrack

    Volkswagen is extending its Passat range, adding the GTE and Alltrack. These models are available immediately at German Volkswagen dealers.
  • 07/22/15
    Models

    Innovative head-up display for the new Passat

    One of the highlights of the eighth Passat generation is the new head-up display. It projects relevant trip data and alerts onto a high-quality slide-out pane positioned directly in the driver's field of vision. This technical innovation can now be ordered as an option for the whole Passat range – Passat Saloon, Passat Variant, Passat Alltrack and Passat GTE – at a price of € 560².
  • 07/13/15
    Models

    New Passat GTE** launches as saloon and Variant***

    The Volkswagen continues to electrify! Following the Golf GTE*, comes the next high-volume model with a plug-in drive system: this time the German carmaker is electrifying the new Passat GTE. Its launch marks the debut of a new generation of business and family cars – zero-emission vehicle and long-distance touring car all in one. A Volkswagen that combines the present and the future. A car that boasts not only one of the most progressive drive systems of our time, but also an array of innovative assistance and infotainment systems that is ground-breaking in the segment of large family cars.
  • 10/01/14
    Models

    Volkswagen Group Night in Paris: World premieres of the XL Sport and the new Passat GTE

    On the evening before the Paris Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group is presenting its key new products under the motto "Les images de marques". In the world premiere of the XL Sport, which is a highly efficient sports car concept, the Volkswagen passenger car brand is impressively demonstrating how high-tech developments lead to synergies across brands. At the same time, the Passat GTE is celebrating its world premiere at the Group Night.
  • 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.

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