Η Volkswagen στο περίπτερο της στη Γενεύη έχει φέρει από ένα Golf R και Scirocco R ενώ παράλληλα ανακοίνωσε ότι το Beetle πλέον θα είναι διαθέσιμο με τον 1.200αρη TSI με τα 105 άλογα αλλά και με τον 1.6 TDI κινητήρα απόδοσης 105 και 160 ίππων, με αρχική τιμή στη Γερμανία και στις δύο περιπτώσεις να κοστίζουν 16.950 ευρώ. Με τον 1.2 TSI το Beetle καταναλώνει 5.9 λίτρα/100 χλμ με 137 γρ/χλμ με τελική ταχύτητα 180 χλμ/ώρα. Με τον 1.6 TDI χρειάζεται 4.5 λίτρα/100 χλμ με 119 γρ/χλμ με τελική ταχύτητα 180 χλμ/ώρα. Με ένα ντεπόζιτο 55 λίτρων θεωρητικά μπορεί να έχει αυτονομία 1.222 χλμ.
Σε ότι αφορά τις πωλήσεις του ομίλου, το VW Group ανακοίνωσε ότι πούλησε τους πρώτους 2 μήνες του έτους 1.29 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+7.7% σε σχέση με το 2011) ενώ μόνο τον Φεβρουάριο πούλησε 642.300 αυτοκίνητα (+15.1%). Η Volkswagen πούλησε 818.800 (+8.0%), η Audi 202.700 (+8.5%), η Skoda 147.500 (+11.6%), η Seat 44.800 (-12.2%) ενώ τα επαγγελματικά της VW πούλησαν 79.700 (+8.9%). Αναλυτικότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
Strong rise in deliveries for Volkswagen Group
- 1.29 million vehicles delivered in period to February – 7.7 percent rise
- 15.1 percent increase to 642,300 units in month of February
- Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Satisfied with Group’s performance – will remain vigilant over the coming months”
Wolfsburg, 09 March 2012 – Global vehicle deliveries by the Volkswagen Group in January and February 2012 rose by 7.7 percent to 1.29 (January-February 2011: 1.20)* million units. On a world automotive market which was up by roughly 6 percent, Europe’s largest automaker therefore extended its market position further and won market share. The month of February was particularly satisfactory, with vehicle deliveries totaling 642,300 (February 2011: 557,900; +15.1 percent)* units. “We are very satisfied with the Group’s noticeably positive performance. However, we will remain vigilant over the coming months in spite of this clear upward trend and are keeping a very close eye on the markets – especially in Western Europe”, the Group Board Member for Sales, Christian Klingler, said in Wolfsburg on Friday.
The Group brands delivered a total of 532,700 (526,000; +1.3 percent) vehicles on the overall European market in the period to February. 281,200 (302,200; -7.0 percent) customers took delivery of a new vehicle on markets in Western Europe (excluding Germany), which are characterized by uncertainty at the moment. On the home market of Germany, Europe’s largest automotive group grew deliveries to 162,300 (157,300; +3.2 percent) units. The company once again reported strong growth in Central and Eastern Europe, where 89,200 (66,500; +34.2 percent) vehicles were delivered to customers.
The Group announced encouraging delivery figures for the Asia / Pacific region in the first two months of the year, handing over 451,200 (394,600; +14.4 percent) vehicles to customers there, of which 397,400 (350,600; +13.4 percent) units were delivered in China, the largest single market. In India, deliveries increased by 23.1 percent to 19,800 (16,100) units.
Deliveries also continued to develop well on the American continent. In January and February, the number of vehicles sold in the North America region increased by 25.7 percent to 110,100 (87,600) units, of which 76,000 (55,700; +36.5 percent) units were delivered in the USA. The Volkswagen Group handed over 146,200 (145,400; +0,6 percent) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period.
Outline of developments at Group brands
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 818,800 (758,100; +8.0 percent) vehicles to customers worldwide in January and February. The brand developed particularly well in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 35,800 (21,900; +63.6 percent) units were handed over. In the North America region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 83,500 (64,600; +29.2 percent) vehicles, while deliveries in the Asia / Pacific region ran at 333,200 (301,200; +10.6 percent) units.
Audi sold 202,700 (186,800; +8.5 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to February. Deliveries by the premium brand from Ingolstadt developed particularly well in North America where 21,900 (18,800; +16.2 percent) models were handed over to customers. 69,700 (51,000) vehicles were delivered in the Asia / Pacific region over the same period, an increase of 36.7 percent.
ŠKODA delivered a total of 147,500 (132,100; +11.6 percent) vehicles in January and February. The Czech automaker reported particularly strong gains in Central and Eastern Europe, delivering 37,900 (32,400; +17.1 percent) units there, and in the Asia / Pacific region, where 45,500 (40,700; +11.9 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers.
SEAT sold 44,800 (51,000; -12.2 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to February, mainly as a result of shrinking markets in Western Europe. In contrast, deliveries by the Spanish brand in Germany increased by 3.7 percent to 7,400 (7,200) units, deliveries in the UK rose to 3,500 (3,200; +9.7 percent) units, and deliveries in Mexico increased to 3,400 (3,000; +13.4 percent) units.
Deliveries by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for the period to February rose by 8.9 percent to 79,700 (73,200) vehicles. The brand reported particularly good sales in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 6,200 (4,100; +52.8 percent) vehicles were delivered, in the South America region, where 21,500 (21,200; +1.6 percent) units were handed over to customers, and in the home market of Germany, where deliveries ran at 18,200 (15,500; +17.8 percent) vehicles.
*) expected figures; excluding MAN and Scania
New Volkswagen Beetle now with entry-level engines
Great driving fun with small displacement and low fuel consumption
Wolfsburg, 08 March 2012 – Just in time for spring, Volkswagen expands the range of engines for the Beetle: As of now, a 77 kW / 105 PS diesel engine (TDI) and a 118 kW / 160 PS (TSI) petrol engine are new in the programme.
Europe’s most successful automotive brand banks on fuel-efficient and agile downsized engines with small displacement, direct injection and charging. Thanks to this technical equipment, the 1.6 TDI Beetle needs only 4.5 l/100 km (equivalent to 119 g/km CO2) and achieves a maximum speed of 180 km/h. Fully fuelled (55 litres), the Volkswagen thus has a theoretical driving range of 1,222 km. In practice, it means that the Beetle 1.6 TDI on its way from Lisbon to Frankfurt on the Main—straight through Portugal, Spain, France and Germany—would have to be filled up just once. The old Beetle slogan: “It runs and runs and runs …” thus takes on a completely new meaning.
With the 1.2 TSI (77 kW / 105 PS), the entry to the world of Beetle engines is marked by a charged petrol direct-injection engine. Its key performance data: 5.9 l/100 km or 137 g/km CO2,180 km/h top speed. The top engine is currently a 2.0-litre TSI with 147 kW / 200 PS that has a combined fuel consumption of 7.7 l/100 km (equivalent to 179 g/km CO2) and accelerates the Beetle to 223 km/h.
Despite its sophisticated powertrain technology, the Beetle is an affordable car. The Beetle 1.2 TSI with 105 PS starts at 16,950 euros. The well-known suitability for day-to-day use as a full-fledged 4-seater, the high quality and safety standards with a solid basic equipment are on board as inherent features of the new Beetle.