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ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van
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ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched its first fully electric van in the UK with prices for the zero-emission ABT eTransporter 6.1 Developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 combines quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging and high load capacity for the ultimate zero-emissions urban logistics van. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles (132 km) as per the WLTP procedure (world harmonized light-duty vehicles test procedure) with a cargo space of 6.7m3 and payload of up to 1,001kg. Flexible charging options allow for 80 per cent  charge in just 45 minutes. The ABT eTransporter 6.1 delivers a maximum power output of 110PS (83kW), with a 0-62mph time of just 17.4 seconds. The technically-advanced and ...
VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive
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VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveils the e-BULLI concept, an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions on the road. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored. VWCV partner eClassics is planning to offer T1 conversions in the style of the new e-BULLI to European customers. The 43-hp four-cylinder boxer engine gave way in the e-BULLI to a silent Volkswagen electric motor delivering 82 horsepower. With maximum torque of 211Nm, the new drive provides more than twice the force of the original T1 engine from 1966 (101Nm). Power transmission is by means of a single-speed gearbox. The e-BULLI reaches a top speed of 80 mph / 129 kmph (...
Euro NCAP rewards Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system
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Euro NCAP rewards Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system

Volkswagen’s car-to-x communication system becomes the first technology to be rewarded by Euro NCAP in nearly six years. The technology, fitted as standard to the Golf 8 and to future ID models, allows cars to communicate with each other and with properly equipped road infrastructure and emergency vehicles to give the driver advanced warning of local safety hazards. Using ITS-G5 technology, cars equipped with the system can transmit a signal to others if they have broken down or have stopped suddenly and present a safety risk. Other manufacturers are also considering equipping their vehicles with ITS-G5 technology and, in time, it may be possible for drivers to receive advance warning of motorcycles and tractors. Secretary General of Euro NCAP, Michiel van Ratingen, sai...
1959 VW Camper van ‘Holy Grail’ for auction at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre
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1959 VW Camper van ‘Holy Grail’ for auction at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

A super rare 1959 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba Campervan, is set to bring Camper fans flocking to the West Midlands when it goes to auction with Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 10th June.     The rare 23 window model, featuring eight small skylight windows and sunroof, is among the most sought-after of all VW Campers and is considered as the ‘Holy Grail’ among collectors and enthusiasts. The right hand drive, manual example is believed to be one of just a handful on UK roads and today appears just as it did when it rolled out of the German factory in 1959 following a painstakingly detailed restoration. Originally dispatched to South Africa, the Camper spent the first four decades of its life in warmer climes before bei...
Polo GT Sport TSI and TDI launched. Essentially cosmetic updates, no engine tweaks
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Polo GT Sport TSI and TDI launched. Essentially cosmetic updates, no engine tweaks

Volkswagen has launched the Polo GT Sport limited edition model on both variants of the Polo GT i.e. TSI and TDI. The special edition model receives a range of exterior and interior upgrades that enhance sporty stance of the car.   Price-   VW Polo GT TSI Sport edition - INR 9.11 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) VW Polo GT TDI Sport edition - INR 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Whats new? The VW Polo GT Sport is essentially a dealer fitment available at an additional cost of ₹ 20,000 over the ex-showroom price New glossy black spoiler 16-inch Portago alloy wheels Glossy black roof foil GT Sport side foil Leatherette finished GT sport embossed seat covers Two colour options - flash red and candy white ‘GT Sport’ graphics on the sides Engine ...
Volkswagen Beetle LSR hits 328kmph. Sets new speed record
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Volkswagen Beetle LSR hits 328kmph. Sets new speed record

A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record at the World of Speed event at Lake Bonneville in Utah (USA). The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) with a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine (TSI) drove the fastest speed ever documented for a Beetle, reaching 328.195 km/hover a distance of one mile. (more…)
2015 NAIAS Detroit: Volkswagen unveils 5-seater Cross Coupé GTE
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2015 NAIAS Detroit: Volkswagen unveils 5-seater Cross Coupé GTE

Volkswagen has unveiled a new five-seater midsize SUV concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  Called the Cross Coupé GTE, it is a plug-in hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive unit. Powering the Cross Coupé GTE is a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine in combination with two electric motors.  The six-cylinder direct-injection engine (FSI) delivers 280 PS and maximum torque of 350 Nm, while the two electric motors deliver 40 kW and 220 Nm (front) and 85 kW and 270 Nm (rear).  (more…)