H Volkswagen παρουσίασε στην έκθεση του Πεκίνου το Lavida το οποίο βασίζεται πάνω Αμερικάνικο Passat και μηχανικά θα είναι διαθέσιμο με 3 κινητήρες των οποίων τα χαρακτηριστικά δεν ανακοινώθηκαν. Η entry-level έκδοση διαθέτει ABS, ESP και μπροστά αερόσακους. Παράλληλα, η VW παρουσίασε στο Πεκίνο τα E-Bugster Speedster, το Beetle R Concept, το Cross Coupe Concept και τα Tiguan R-Line, Scirocco R και CC 3.0-λίτρων V6, τα οποία θα ξεκινήσουν να πωλούνται στην Κινέζικη αγορά. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
Shanghai Volkswagen reveals the New Lavida in a world premiere
To the point: Auto China 2012
- Wolfsburg / Beijing, 23 April 2012 – New Lavida – new member of the Lavida family makes debut in Beijing
- CC – world premiere with 250 PS V6 engine
- Cross Coupé – concept car with TDI plug-in hybrid consumes just 1.8 l/100 km
- E-Bugster – Asian premiere of the Beetle Speedster concept with E-drive
- Tiguan R-Line – best-selling SUV in new sport dress
- Scirocco R – 255 PS coupé with four-cylinder turbo engine
- Phaeton Exclusive Concept – the most elegant Volkswagen of the year 2012
- Volkswagen Accessories – launch of latest accessories programme in China
Shanghai Volkswagen is presenting the New Lavida in a world premiere at Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23 April to 2 May). Launched in June 2008, the Lavida has quickly taken charge in the A-class car market. Cumulative sales volume of the Lavida topped 700,000 units in January 2012. After four years, the New Lavida is making its appearance as a new member of the Lavida family. Similar to the New Passat, its completely restyled body reflects the current Volkswagen ‘design DNA’. The face of the New Lavida has clean styling, and its body lines are sharp. Its overall styling fully embodies powerful, contemporary and sporty design principles.
FAW Volkswagen is showing is showing the CC V6 with a 184 kW / 250 PS six-cylinder engine in a world premiere. In addition, Volkswagen is showing two pioneering concept cars – the Cross Coupé (SUV with TDI plug-in hybrid) and E-Bugster (speedster with electric drive), the Tiguan R-Line (SUV with sporty, customised exterior and interior), the Scirocco R (188 kW / 255 PS top version of the coupé model series) and the Phaeton Exclusive Concept (with leather interior of the Italian ‘Poltrona Frau’ label).
The New Lavida
The Lavida is offered in three engine versions and four equipment lines. The base version already comes equipped with such standard safety features as ABS, ESP and front airbags. The Lavida is systematically designed to meet the needs of Chinese consumers, and it brings together the most advanced technologies, a timeless design, a good amount of space and the high manufacturing quality and excellent price-to-performance ratio that people have come to know from Volkswagen.
The New Lavida, like the previous model, is designed to extend its position at the top of the highest volume segment of the Chinese market – the hard-fought A-segment – and to further solidify Volkswagen’s successful position there. In the future, our corporate strategy will continue, systematically, to bring German know-how, styling and engineering into harmony with Chinese culture and the preferences of car buyers in China in cooperation with local partners.
CC 3.0 V6
FAW Volkswagen is now extending the range of the sporty CC with a V6 version. Conceptually, this Volkswagen makes its mark outside of the mainstream in a new and refreshing way. The positioning of the CC 3.0 V6 as a sports model at the top of the series is underscored by its 184 kW / 250 PS (at 6,300 rpm) six-cylinder engine; the same is true of its maximum torque of 310 Nm (at 3,300 rpm). The CC 3.0 V6 accelerates to 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds and is electronically limited to its top speed of 250 km/h. This contrasts with a moderate rate of fuel consumption of 9.4 l/100 km. The CC V6 is combined with an automatic 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard.
The aim of research – regardless of the area of research – is always to identify solutions that point the way to the future. In December 2011, it was the Cross Coupé – a research vehicle from Volkswagen – which, with a fuel consumption value of just 2.7 l/100 km (equivalent to 62 g/km CO2), proved that an SUV could be extremely fuel-efficient despite its high performance and all-wheel drive system. This plug-in hybrid concept was driven by two electric motors and a turbocharged petrol direct injection engine (TSI). However, research also means exploring the limits of what is feasible. And this is exactly what Volkswagen has done once more. The result: an even more fuel-efficient Cross Coupé, which attains a sensationally low combined fuel consumption of 1.8 l/100 km in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) utilising a turbodiesel direct injection engine (TDI) and two electric motors. This is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 46 g/km. Noteworthy here is the fact that the Cross Coupé is a powerful SUV with a top speed of 220 km/h, 225 kW / 306 PS of power (system power) and a kerb weight of 1,858 kg.
The Volkswagen E-Bugster is a two-seat Beetle speedster with an 85 kW electric drive (Blue-e-Motion). The model name of concept car is a play on the words ‘Bug’ (the American nickname for the ‘Beetle’) and the second syllable of ‘speedster’. At the same time, it is a tribute to the Ragster that was presented in Detroit in 2005: a New Beetle as a speedster with a flat soft-top (folding roof).
The E-Bugster has an electric heart that beats towards the future; it weighs just 80 kg. The energy for driving the electric motor is stored in lithium-ion batteries housed in a space-saving location behind the front seats. Their energy capacity of 28.3 kWh enables a range of at least 180 km in the city. Thanks to a quick-charge function, the battery modules of the E-Bugster can be ‘refuelled’ within 35 minutes at charging stations designed for this purpose. The zero emissions drive system accelerates the Beetle from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10.8 seconds.
Volkswagen R GmbH is now upgrading the bestselling Tiguan SUV for its Chinese customers. R-line packs were conceptualised for the exterior and interior based on the dynamic ‘Track & Style’ equipment version; they may be ordered in combination with the 125 kW / 170 PS TSI engine. Especially prominent features are the R-Design bumpers and dynamic 19-inch alloy wheels. A 19-inch dynamic suspension boosts sporty performance. In the compact SUV’s interior, R-line details include ‘Vienna’ leather for the seats and a multifunction steering wheel with aluminium accents and an R-line badge.
In its version for the Chinese market, the Scirocco R, conceptualised by Volkswagen R GmbH, outputs 188 kW / 255 PS and develops a maximum torque of 330 Nm. These key parameters let the Volkswagen sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. However, its gains in dynamic performance (and convenience) are not at the cost of increased fuel consumption. In fact, the opposite is the case, as shown by a combined fuel consumption of 8.1 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 189 g/km.
The XDS transverse differential lock, first introduced in the Golf GTI, is a standard component of the Scirocco R technology pack, as is a six-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). 18-inch alloy wheels (‘Talladega’ type) and 235/40 tyres are also delivered on the Scirocco R at no extra charge.
Bi-xenon headlights with static cornering lights perfectly illuminate the street; in daylight hours, LED daytime running lights enhance safety. Dominating the rear are a roof-edge spoiler and a black glossy diffuser. These two components decrease lift at the rear axle. Harmoniously integrated into the overall design are the chrome oval tailpipes of the double-flow exhaust system.
Phaeton Exclusive Concept
Poltrona Frau, a renowned company that has been in business for exactly 100 years, is one of the world’s top sources for fine leather craftsmanship. Poltrona Frau is actually a furniture manufacturer. However, the brand’s leathers are not just limited to exclusive furniture items; they can also be found in automobiles, aeroplanes and yachts. As a tribute to the centennial of the Italian company, Volkswagen has now upgraded its flagship with leather from the Poltrona Frau company: the Phaeton Exclusive Concept. The full leather interior (‘Agata’ type) implemented in this concept car is one of the most luxurious that has ever been fitted in an automobile.
News from Volkswagen Accessories
For the first time ever, Volkswagen Accessories is showing its latest creations to the Chinese public. On display at the Volkswagen booth are accessories and clothing articles from the R and R-line Collections, the Beetle Collection and the Children’s Collection. In addition, model car fans will marvel at the large selection of new miniatures, available in 1:18, 1:43 and 1:87 scales.
VOLKSWAGEN AT THE 2012 BEIJING MOTOR SHOW
E-Bugster: Volkswagen lifts the lid on electric mobility
Volkswagen is lifting the lid on the E-Bugster concept car at the Beijing Motor Show, which opens its doors to the press on Monday 23 April. The E-Bugster made its debut as a coupé at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but this time the electric concept’s hard-top has been removed, giving the best hint yet of the look of the future Beetle Cabriolet, and also showing the potential for Volkswagen’s future all-electric drivetrains.
An electric motor provides the E-Bugster with 85 kWh (115 PS) of power, which can propel it from 0 to 60 mph in 10.9 seconds, and yet offers a range of at least 110 miles from the 28.3 kWh lithium-ion batteries. If the E-Bugster needs a top-up, a fast-charging function allows complete recharging in just 35 minutes from a specialist DC source, or slower charging from an AC source such as a 230-volt domestic outlet.
The E-Bugster also charges itself as soon as the driver’s foot leaves the accelerator pedal, when kinetic energy is transformed into electricity and stored in the battery. Applying the brakes increases the intensity of regeneration, a function that is indicated to the driver in the instrument panel. Other instruments include driving range and battery state indicators, and a meter that shows how much energy the driver is requesting via the accelerator pedal.
The E-Bugster’s speedster look is created partly by a 90 mm lower windscreen, and also by the distinctive shape of the panel that covers the lithium-ion batteries behind the seats. Both front and rear bumpers have been substantially modified from those of the production Beetle. At the front, LED daytime running lights at the outer edges of the central air intake form a C-shape on the left that is mirrored on the right – a signature of Volkswagen’s electric vehicle concepts. At the back, reflectors take the place of LEDs.
At 4,278 mm long and 1,838 mm wide, the E-Bugster is the same length as a standard Beetle but 30 mm wider. Beneath the flared wheel arches sit 20-inch alloy wheels with 235/35 tyres.
►Cross Coupé: diesel-electric hybrid makes Chinese debut
Also making its Chinese debut is the Cross Coupé concept. This diesel-electric hybrid was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show and promises a combined cycle figure of 1.8 litres per 100 km (around 157 mpg) and emissions of just 46 g/km of CO2. This is possible thanks to a drivetrain consisting of a turbodiesel direct injection engine and two electric motors, which together produce 306 PS (225 kW) of power. That’s enough to propel the 1,858 kg Cross Coupé to a top speed of 220 kmh (137 mph).
The Cross Coupé is built on Volkswagen’s new modular transverse matrix (MQB). This revolutionary platform standardises certain parameters across models (such as the distance between the accelerator pedal and the front axle), but makes many other parameters variable, creating huge flexibility for developing a wide range of models. This means it is as easy to make a Cross Coupé that uses a petrol-electric hybrid system as a diesel-electric hybrid, or to use combustion engines alone, or electric power alone for example.
The Cross Coupé uses many elements of the new MQB modular toolkit: MQB front and rear SUV suspension, plus the new 190 PS TDI EA 288 engine, in this case mated to a six-speed DSG transmission. Added to this is a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery in the centre console, plus a 40 kW electric motor at the front and an 85 kW motor at the rear. Together, these can propel the Cross Coupé from zero to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds.
The 2.0-litre TDI engine alone provides the Cross Coupé with 295 lbs ft of torque (400 Nm) from just 1,600 rpm, while the front E-motor provides 133 lbs ft (180 Nm) and the rear E-motor a further 199 lbs ft (270 Nm) The drive system can provide a maximum of 516 lbs ft (700 Nm) at any one time. This helps give the Cross Coupé the performance of a sports car, but with efficiency greater than that of a city car.
In pure electric mode, the Cross Coupé can cover up to 45 km (28 miles) at speeds of up to 120 kmh (75 mph). If the TDI is needed (for example if the battery’s charge is depleted), it seamlessly re-engages within fractions of a second. So that in theory, the Cross Coupé’s 55-litre fuel tank gives it a range of 1,287 km (800 miles).
The Cross Coupé is a concept vehicle, and there are no plans to put it into production.
►New Lavida: new version of one of China’s best-sellers
Making its world premiere at Beijing is the New Lavida, presented by Shanghai Volkswagen. This redeveloped and completely restyled saloon follows in the footsteps of its highly successful predecessor, the Lavida, which launched in June 2008. Since then, over 700,000 of these A-segment saloons have been sold, making the Lavida among the best-selling vehicles in Chinese automotive history.
New Lavida is offered with a choice of three engines and four equipment lines. Standard equipment includes ABS, ESP and front airbags. It is not available in Europe.
►CC 3.0-litre V6
FAW Volkswagen is expanding the CC line-up with this new V6 version. It is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 producing 250 PS at 6,300 rpm and torque of 228 lbs ft (310 Nm) at 3,300 rpm. A six-speed DSG gearbox helps the CC to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 7.4 seconds, while fuel economy is 9.4 litres per 100 km (around 30 mpg).
►Tiguan R-Line, Scirocco R and Phaeton Exclusive Concept
Also making their Chinese debuts in Beijing are the Tiguan R-Line, Scirocco R and Phaeton Exclusive Concept. The Tiguan R-Line offers stylish looks to match the performance of the 170 PS TSI engine, including R-Design bumpers, 19-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension and ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery for the R-Line sports seats.
The Scirocco R is similar to the model available in the UK, but for China the engine produces 255 PS and maximum torque of 243 lbs ft (330 Nm), where the UK version offers 265 PS and 258 lbs ft (350 Nm).
The Phaeton Exclusive Concept, which made its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011, was developed with Poltrona Frau, an upmarket Italian company that is one of the world’s top sources for finely crafted leather upholstery.