Audi Urban Concept Live in IAA 2011

Η Audi, σύμφωνα με νέα δημοσιεύματα, ετοιμάζει ένα μικρό αυτοκίνητο πόλης για να ανταγωνιστεί τα Mini Cooper και Fiat 500. Το πρωτότυπο του αυτοκινήτου θα παρουσιαστεί στην έκθεση του Παρισιού τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2016, με το μοντέλο παραγωγής να έρχεται το 2020 και να είναι διαθέσιμο σε δίπορτη και τετράπορτη έκδοση.

Η κατασκευή του θα γίνει πάνω στην MQB πλατφόρμα και θα προσφέρεται με δύο τρικύλινδρους κινητήρες, έναν βενζινοκινητήρα απόδοσης 110 ίππων και έναν πετρελαιοκινητήρα 100 ίππων. Επίσης, εξετάζεται η εκδοχή και μιας αμιγώς ηλεκτρικής έκδοσης που θα αποδίδει είτε 60 kW (82 ίππων, είτε 90 kW (122 ίππων), έχοντας αυτονομία μεγαλύτερη από 200 χλμ.

VW-Changsa-plant-China-2

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, το VW Group εγκαινίασε το νέο της εργοστάσιο στη πόλη Changsha της Κίνας. Είναι το 119στο εργοστάσιο του Γερμανικού κολοσσού παγκοσμίως, και το 20στο στη Κίνα, και σε αυτό θα κατασκευάζονται μοντέλα της VW και της Skoda. Έχει παραγωγική ικανότητα 300.000 αυτοκινήτων τον χρόνο, απασχολώντας 4.000 άτομα. Το εργοστάσιο αποτελεί μέρος της επένδυσης ύψους 22 δισ. ευρώ που θα κάνουν οι Γερμανοί έως το 2019.

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Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle plant in southern Chinese city of Changsha

  • Annual capacity: 300,000 Volkswagen and ŠKODA vehicles
  • Highest state certificate for CO2-neutral production with solar and hydroelectric power

The production of the Volkswagen New Lavida began on Sunday at the new vehicle plant of Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW) in the southern Chinese city of Changsha.

The Volkswagen Group continues to expand its production capacity in China. A further example is the new vehicle plant of Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW) in Changsha, southern China, which was inaugurated on Sunday by Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China. This plant is the Group’s 119th global facility and its 20th in China.

“China is not only the Volkswagen Group’s largest and most important market; it has also become the Group’s second home market. We intend to develop the entire country as a company with local roots, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann emphasized. “The plant in Changsha is a key step in our “Go South” strategy in China. This new facility will bring us nearer to our Chinese customers and also improve the quality of our supply chain.”

The new plant in Changsha is about 900 kilometers to the west of Shanghai. Production of the Volkswagen New Lavida is beginning there after only two years of construction. Other models of the Volkswagen and ŠKODA brands are to follow. The total capacity of the plant is about 300,000 vehicles per year. The plant is creating more than 4,000 new jobs, together with 4,000 more in the neighboring supplier park.

The Changsha plant is the first production facility of the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture to receive the “Triple-Star Green Building Design Award”, the highest state award for environmentally compatible factory design. Thanks to a dry painting system (“E-scrub”), water and energy consumption will be reduced by more than 20 percent. Excess paint particles are filtered out in an environmentally compatible way by an electrostatic precipitator system. In addition, fresh water consumption in production has been reduced by 20 percent compared with conventional processes by using rainwater and recycled production water. Solar facilities at the plant generate more than 10,000 MWh of environmentally compatible power. Further power is generated by local hydroelectric plants. Production at the Changsha vehicle plant will therefore be carbon-neutral.

Volkswagen has been at home on the Chinese market for more than 20 years and is among the country’s western automobile pioneers. In 2014, Volkswagen, together with its two joint ventures FAW-Volkswagen and Shanghai-Volkswagen, delivered a total of about 3.7 million vehicles to customers in China, representing an increase of 12.4 percent over the previous year. With its partners, the Volkswagen Group will be investing more than €22 billion in China by 2019.