VW Touareg 24 Carat Gold Wrapped – To tempt prospective customers, the king of oil from the Middle East, Volkswagen AG to introduce a special variant Touareg wrapped in 24 carat gold. The car is exhibited at the Qatar Auto Show 2011.
Precious metals that coat the wheels or rims 22 inches, the roof rails (roof rails), the protective side, glass frame, mirror house, and partly on the suction line. Then combined again with white “Magic Morning”. Touareg to cling!

In the interior, gold layer also decorate almost every room, ranging from opening the door, emblem on the steering wheel, gear lever, until the frame LCD screen in the main panel. No mention is price. However, in the United States the highest normal price U.S. $ 58 251. Because the gold price also continues to climb, it could be this Touareg to twice the standard price.

VW Tiguan New Models – Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan leaked the new look 2012 (facelift) through its official website in German. Funnily enough, after being successfully downloaded a number of media, the images disappear from the page address (site) and show the message: 404 error message. This might be one of VW’s strategy to create consumer interest, or they do not accidentally uploaded on the official website.

The new Tiguan is a combination Passat Touareg 2012 and 2011 and it looks more slender than the previous model. The changes seen in the straight-line grille, bumper and headlights design (headlight) new.
Design changes are more fresh and pleasing to the eye to be a plus separate Tiguan 2012. But, the form and character that are too similar to the two brothers make VW difficult to catch the consumer segment. Moreover, the Tiguan is positioned as a premium SUV with a large enough market segment.

VW Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV) XL1 – Volkswagen AG introduced the super-efficient concept car called the Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV) XL1, not at the auto show in Detroit (United States) or in Geneva (Switzerland), as the mecca of the world automotive industry, but in the international exhibition inaugural United Arab Emirates, Qatar Motor Show 2011.

XL1 is a result of the development of the two previous models. The first model was made in 2002 called the 1-Litre diesel engine with a power capacity of 300 cc of 8.5 PS. Dimension is also much smaller, such as length of 3470 mm 318 mm shorter than XL1.
The second model, followed in 2009 by the name of L1. The form is still similar, just longer to 3813 mm, width of 1,200 mm but still lost the same 1-Litre of 1.250mm. The technology is different, this one carrying the hybrid plug-ins. So, diesel engine capacity of 800 cc (39PS) combined with an electric motor 10 kW.
While the third generation is called the XL1, stick with 800cc two-cylinder diesel engine-powered TDI 48 PS and hybrid plug-ins. Only electric motors 20KW (27PS). Called super-efficient because the fuel consumption of 0.9 liters to a distance of 100 km or 1 liter to 111.1 km.
In terms of dimensions, most bongsor XL1 (3,888 x 1665 x 1.156mm) with scissor doors (gullwing). Cars equipped with limiting velocity (speed limter) 159.3 km (99 mph). Acceleration 0-100 km / h reached in 11.9 seconds. Then, the electric motor can only dibesut to 35 km per hour.
VW claims will not be mass produced XL1 and still keep it as an experimental model. But, really the technology that brought XL1 not very recent, and very probably mass produced. We’ll see next steps!

VW Up Blue E-motion – Volkswagen is reportedly set to immediately produce the final data efficient cars, blue Up e-motion. VW’s Up is a small car – a prototype was introduced in 2009 – with fuel consumption claim of 40.3 km / liter (KPL).

The news reported by Autocar UK who claims to obtain an internal source leaked from VW. Explained, cars will use a machine XL1 – VW’s latest prototype efficient cars on display at the Qatar Motor Show towards the end of January.
He further, Up will use 2-cylinder TDI engine, 800 cc 47 PS-powered, assisted by an electric motor 26 PS. Engine block is made of aluminum with a wall of plasma-coated cylinder. This machine is equipped with sophisticated balancer shaft to smooth the spin machine. To move the power of the engine and electric motor used in the transmission 7-speed double clutch.
VW Blue Up e-motion will not rely on batteries as its main energy source. The battery is only used to rotate the electric motor when the car is stationary or the way of helping the car accelerates.
To make it more efficient, regenerative brake technology is added to convert kinetic energy into electricity plus a new feature called “pulse starting”, stop-start system that works more smoothly. As a result, when the electric motor spinning – when the main engine off – start the engine working again, the driver did not know it.

VW Golf Blue-e-motion (Electric-Powered) – Manufacturer Volkswagen AG, reckless enter “tiger cage” automotive industry, namely Japan, relying on the Polo hatchback that has been crowned as the best car of 2010. Only, Polo offered no gasoline engine, electric-powered but they call Golf Blue-e-motion. Launch planned for the next three years or in 2014.

Gerry Dorizas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen of Japan, said, in addition to electricity Golf, VW was preparing a city car E-Up! who also have a power source nonbensin. Demand for environmentally friendly cars in the State Sakura makes VW’s need to maneuver a new marketing strategy.
“VW attempt to anticipate the passenger vehicle market predictions (Passanger car) powered hybrid this year reached 14 percent of the total market,”explained Doriaz.
Principals from Germany continued to pursue his goal as the largest carmaker in the world to shift the dominance of Toyota and General Motors in 2018. Go to the environmentally friendly car segment must be done by VW considering market trends slowly toward eco life.
VW, continued Doriaz, attempt to offer the Golf Blue-e-motion and E-Up! with prices as competitive as possible. The reason, VW Touareg hybrids have been launched into the Japanese market, January 2011, but because the price is too high, at 8.98 million yen (USD 942.8 million) per unit, the marketing was less successful.
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