Techno Classica 2023: Volkswagen celebrates 50 years of the PassatVolkswagen will make its return to the Techno Classica this year. The world’s largest classic car fair will be an opportunity for Volkswagen Classic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Passat using the slogan “Immer wieder neu” (“Always reinventing itself”). The year 1973 saw the launch of the Passat, a brand new model family equipped with a water-cooled engine. It was the start of a global success story that continues to this day. To mark this milestone, five specially selected Passat exhibits will be on show in Essen.
Season-opener: Volkswagen Classic showcases Italian elegance in BremenThis year’s classic season opens with a genuine highlight for Volkswagen: from 31 January to 02 February, Volkswagen Classic is celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Karmann Ghia Type 14 at the Bremen Classic Motorshow. Italian elegance combined with solid Beetle technology – represented by the last Type 14 Coupé ever made.
Volkswagen at the Techno Classica 2017: the best of both worldsThe world's biggest show for classic automobiles is opening its doors: at the Techno Classica, which is being held from 5 until 9 April in Essen, Volkswagen Classic is presenting two different themes on one stand this year. ‘Driven by the future' is showcasing prototypes and small-scale production runs of vehicles with electric drive systems. The exhibits, some of which are being shown in public for the first time, tell an ‘electrifying' story. Volkswagen began conducting research into alternative drive technologies more than 40 years ago. In the second themed area entitled ‘You better look twice', visitors can look forward to sports classics with the ‘wow effect' under the bonnet: on show are fast production models from the 1970s and 1980s, whose mighty horsepower potential only becomes evident upon closer inspection.