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T-Roc with „Black Style“ design package
09/20/19

T-Roc with new top-of-the-range engine and more customisation options

Volkswagen enhances the range of special equipment for the T-Roc: the popular, compact SUV is now available to order with a particularly powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine generating 140 kW / 190 PS. Two new design packages are also available for the T-Roc: the “Black Style” equipment package lends the T-Roc more elegance, thanks to many black, contrasting elements; the optional “beats” package includes the first-class “beats” sound system and many highlights in red – on the inside and outside of the vehicle.

Volkswagen invests in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

The Volkswagen Group is now supporting climate protection projects, focusing initially on forest conservation and restoration, especially in the tropics. Projects are certified according to the highest international standards ‘Verified Carbon Standard’ (VCS) as well as ‘Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard’ (CCB) or "Gold Standard".
09/19/19

Volkswagen supports exhibition marking the presentation of the renowned art award “Kaiserring Goslar” to Barbara Kruger

„A contribution to the discourses defining how we live“: A large range of artworks from the renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger will be on view at the Mönchehaus Museum in Goslar, Germany, from 21 September 2019 to 26 January 2020. Volkswagen supports the retrospective which follows the presentation of the Kaiserring Goslar to the artist turning her into a winner of one of the most important international prizes for modern art. The partnership represents an important part of Volkswagen’s commitment to invite a large audience to explore culture in the region.

TRATON hosts Innovation Day in Sweden

When TRATON hosts its “Innovation Day” on Wednesday, October 2, at Scania’s development site in Sweden for international journalists and analysts, it is more than just about showcasing innovations from the three brands. “Innovations are not just about products and technology,” explains TRATON CEO Andreas Renschler. “It is about the particular approach, and how we as a company position ourselves to deliver innovative solutions for our customers and meet the high expectations for a focus on tomorrow and sustainability.” This is because there are few industries going through such a radical change as the transportation industry.

Group deliveries fall in August

In August, there was a drop of 3.1 percent in deliveries by the Volkswagen Group compared with August 2018 to 848,600 vehicles. As expected, fewer vehicles were delivered in Europe compared with the same month last year, when deliveries were especially high as a result of WLTP. 316,500 customers took delivery of a new Group vehicle in Europe, representing a drop of 3.4 percent. In the regions of North America (+3.3 percent) and South America (+3.9 percent), Volkswagen Group deliveries rose compared with August 2018, while the Asia-Pacific region reported a drop of 4.8 percent. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “The Volkswagen Group continued to perform well in a challenging market environment in August, with a slight rise in its global market share. On a positive note, we once again increased our market share in China, our largest market, significantly.”
09/12/19

Breathtaking nature, fascinating technology: The ID.R’s record drive on Tianmen Mountain on video and in a digital booklet

The fifth sensational record of the ID.R: more than a week ago at Tianmen Mountain (China), Volkswagen has once again demonstrated its expertise in the field of electro-mobility and in motorsport. With the fully electric powered ID.R, the pioneer and ambassador of the brand’s ID product family, Volkswagen has set records worldwide on unique roads resp. circuits and underlined the performance capabilities of electric drive. A 56-page digital media booklet now summarizes these records and a gripping video clip looks back on the recent trip to China.

Chancellor Merkel visits Volkswagen at the IAA in Frankfurt

The Volkswagen ID.3 was the center of attention on Chancellor Merkel’s visit to the Volkswagen stand at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, reiterated the entire Group’s commitment to e-mobility: “We want to continue making individual mobility accessible to everyone in future. That means harnessing innovative technologies to make the car cleaner, even safer and climate-neutral. E-mobility is the best and most efficient option for reducing CO2 emissions from transport.”
09/11/19

Automotive Brand Contest 2019: Passat, T-Cross and ID. ROOMZZ are the “Best of Best”

Volkswagen scores highly in all categories of vehicle design in this year’s Automotive Brand Contest. The Volkswagen brand secured a total of six awards in the “Concepts”, “Interior” and “Exterior Volume Brands” categories, in each case taking the “Best of Best” first prize.
09/11/19

Volkswagen rolls out wallbox for everyone

Volkswagen wants to make e-mobility attractive and affordable for as many people as possible. The brand is therefore rolling out a range of wallboxes to coincide with the start of the new ID.3: Going forward, customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles quickly and conveniently at home thanks to the ID. Charger. It offers a charging capacity of up to 11 kW and charges almost five times faster than a normal domestic power socket. This means an ID.3 with a 58 kWh battery can be fully charged in about 6 hours. With a launch price starting at €399, the ID. Charger offers outstanding value for money. Volkswagen estimates that about half of all charging operations for electric vehicles will take place at home.

Stories

09/20/19

Climate change: nine facts

Everyone is talking about climate change. But how urgent is it, and how momentous? Nine important facts – and what Volkswagen is doing to limit global warming.
09/19/19

Certificate trading as best option

Climate Cabinet: Volkswagen favors certificate trading with CO2 pricing and stronger promotion of e-mobility
09/19/19

Finding the right balance between design and construction

The concepts of design and technical feasibility are brought in line using a digital data control model (DDKM). This visual simulation solution makes it possible to calculate and display the latest stages of development in a fraction of a second. This saves time, and with it money. In episode six of “Becoming ID.” with Stefan Langewellpott, Head of Class-A Surfacing and Visualization, we discuss how exciting it was to be the interface between the design and technology behind the new ID.3, and to calculate and physically reproduce in 3D the light, shade and reflections on the car.

Volkswagen Press