Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion concept (2)

H Volkswagen στο Detroit παρουσίασε επίσης το Passat BlueMotion Concept. Είναι βαμμένο στο Reef Blue μπλε μεταλλικό χρώμα, ενώ διαθέτει νέα μάσκα και πίσω αεροτομή. Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν δίχρωμες επενδύσεις, μαύρε γυαλιστερές λεπτομέρειες και carbon πινελιές.

Εστιασμένο στην απόλυτη οικονομία καυσίμου, το Passat BlueMotion concept μας δείχνει πόσο οικονομικά μπορούν να είναι τα μη υβριδικά αυτοκίνητα.

Κινητήριο σύνολο είναι ο 1.400άρης TSI βενζινοκινητήρας απόδοσης 150 ίππων και 249 Nm ροπής. Διαθέτει άμεσο ψεκασμό καυσίμου, σύστημα Start/Stop και το σύστημα Active Cylinder Management, που απενεργοποιεί δύο από τους κυλίνδρους του αυτοκινήτου, όταν αυτοί δε χρειάζονται πχ. στις μικρές ταχύτητες. Επίσης, το DSG κιβώτιο έχει ρύθμιση που αποσυμπλέκεται αυτόματα από τον κινητήρα όταν αφήνεις το πόδι σου από το γκάζι, αφήνοντας έτσι το αυτοκίνητο να κυλά χωρίς μηχανικές τριβές. Εξαιτίας όλων των παραπάνω η VW ανακοινώνει για το Passat BlueMotion concept μέση κατανάλωση 5,6 λίτρα, νούμερο που φαινομενικά είναι εφικτό να πλησιάσεις.

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις η Volkswagen ανακοίνωσε πως στο εργοστάσιο της στη πόλη Puebla του Μεξικό ξεκίνησε η παραγωγή της έβδομης γενιάς του Golf. Το εργοστάσιο έχει δυναμική 700 αυτοκινήτων ημερησίως, με το Golf να ξεκινά εμπορική πορεία στην αγορά της Αμερικής από το καλοκαίρι.

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Golf production in Mexico marks another milestone for Volkswagen Group in North America

  • Mexican Secretary of Economy, Dr. Guajardo, and Volkswagen CEO, Prof. Dr. Winterkorn, inaugurate production of the new Volkswagen Golf at the Puebla plant
  • The Volkswagen Group is investing US$7 billion in new products and modern production facilities in North America in period to 2018
  • Volkswagen de México celebrates 50th anniversary

Production of the new Volkswagen Golf1 commenced today at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico. The facility is to build further models from the Golf family for the North America region going forward. Dr. Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexican Secretary of Economy, Rafael Moreno-Valle, Governor of the State of Puebla, and Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, inaugurated Golf production on the occasion of the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Volkswagen de México. 700 guests from politics and industry attended the celebrations.

“Volkswagen de México has a proud history and a promising future. One car in particular is a symbol of that: The new Golf”, Prof Dr. Martin Winterkorn said in Puebla. “The start of Golf 7 production will give Volkswagen a big boost in the North America region. And it underscores our commitment to Mexico as an automotive location. That is further confirmed by the US$7 billion our Group will be investing in North America in the period to 2018.”

The intelligent lightweight construction of the Golf, the “World Car of the Year 2013”, is based on the technological innovations of the Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB), and the vehicle will be exported from Mexico to the USA and Canada. The new Volkswagen Golf will hit North American roads from mid-year as it continues its global success story. Volkswagen has invested some US$700 million in new production plant and modern infrastructure for the Golf in Puebla. The first Golf sedan to be built in Mexico is a red Golf GTI2. Production of further derivatives such as the Golf station wagon for the North and South America regions will begin during the course of the year. Golf production at the Puebla plant has a design capacity of 700 vehicles per working day.

CEO of Volkswagen de México, Andreas Hinrichs, underscored the major significance of the Puebla location for Volkswagen: “Our Puebla factory is today one of the Group’s highest exporters and one of its largest plants worldwide. Over 10 million vehicles have already been shipped from here to customers all over the world.”

In addition to the new Golf, the Puebla plant also builds the coupe and cabriolet versions of the Volkswagen Beetle plus the Volkswagen Jetta. In terms of technology, these models also belong to the Golf class and are to be adapted to the structure of the Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB) in the medium term. Furthermore, Volkswagen began manufacturing modern TSI engines at the Silao engine plant in early 2013. The Audi facility in San José Chiapa will strengthen the Volkswagen Group’s production network in North America from 2016.

The vehicles manufactured in Pueba and the engines produced in Silao are built in accordance with the state-of-the art environmental standards of the Volkswagen brand’s “Think Blue. Factory.” program. This program aims to optimize resource efficiency at all Volkswagen plants and to continually improve the environmental compatibility of the production process.

50 years of success unite Volkswagen and Mexico. Volkswagen began exports to Mexico back in 1954. 50 years ago, on January 15, 1964, the Wolfsburg-based company founded an import, production and sales company called “Volkswagen de México S.A.” The Beetle began rolling off the assembly line at the new plant in Puebla in 1967, with production of this model only finally coming to an end in 2003. Alongside the Bulli, the Beetle motorized Mexico for decades.

In 1997, Puebla became the only plant in the Volkswagen Group to build the New Beetle, exporting the model all over the world. Production of the fourth Jetta generation commenced at the same time. Both models lent key growth momentum to export business at Volkswagen de México. From 1964 to the present day, the Volkswagen Group has already invested a total of US$8 billion in Mexico.

Note: Images of the inauguration event are available from from approx. 9.00 p.m.

1 Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 8.1-7.5 / extra-urban 5.4-5.1 / combined 6.4-6.0;

CO2 emissions combined, 149-139g/km / efficiency class: D-C

2 Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 8.1-7.5 / extra-urban 5.4-5.1 / combined 6.4-6.0; CO2 emissions combined, 149-139g/km / efficiency class: D-C