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2019 Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen T-Roc R is a performance-laden 300-PS crossover

Customers seeking a hardcore version of the Volkswagen T-Roc can finally flash a smile. This comes after the German carmaker unveiled a performance version of the high-riding crossover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R. Sales of the new T-Roc are expected to commence by the end of the year.

The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R was developed by Volkswagen R, a wholly owned independent subsidiary of VW. The carmaker has been using the letter R – indicating its link to motor sports -- since the Golf R32. Now, the T-Roc R is privilege to have inherited the letter, making it the first crossover since the Touareg R50 to bear the initial.

To indicate the performance potential of the new Volkswagen T-Roc R, it features a specially redesigned radiator grille with a polished silver anodized aluminum band on the underside. The radiator grille also bears the “R” logo while the bumper boasts of a sporty design as finished in the vehicle color. Integrated into the front bumper are vertically arranged daytime running lights,

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Volkswagen unveils fully autonomous, A.I.-laden I.D. Vizzion Concept

As early as 2018, Volkswagen already has a clear vision of its sedan offering for the year 2030. As an embodiment of that vision, the German carmaker is presenting at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show the all-electric I.D. Vizzion Concept, a four-door sedan boasting of full autonomy and artificial intelligence.

Joining the I.D. compact, I.D. Crozz SUV and I.D. Buzz microbus in the carmaker’s I.D. family, the I.D. Vizzion Concept offers level 5 autonomy, with operations directed through voice and gesture. It is capable of learning, as made possible by artificial intelligence. Volkswagen will launch the I.D. Family at the start of the next decade, bringing into the market new electric vehicles featuring visionary designs and long driving ranges.

On the exterior, the all-electric sedan by VW, envisioned for 2030, looks like a typical four-door model of today. In terms of dimensions, it measures 203.3 inches in length, 76.7 inches in width and 59.3 inches I height. Thanks to the fact that the I.D. Vizzion has a long roof and wheelbase (122.0 inches) as well as short front and rear overhangs, the concept offers more space than current premium sedan in the market.

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VW displays self-driving Sedric Concept at 2017 Geneva Show

For the Volkswagen Group, the future of mobility will be automated driving and this is why at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, it has revealed its first ever self-driving car dubbed as the Sedric.

Not only will this be a self-driving model but it will have automated driving of Level 5, which is the highest stage when it comes to automation. In addition to being fully autonomous, this car is 100% connected and runs on pure electricity. With just the press of the OneButton, it can immediately move and then collect the passengers. Just to show how smart it is, it can independently perform all of the needed driving tasks. Being automated, it means there are no cockpit, pedals, or even, steering wheel.

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller shared that the brand and Audi have been the pioneers when it comes to autonomous driving and the brand hopes to highlight this claim by having a more proactive role in forming the next evolutionary stage. He added that Volkswagen believes not only in the future of this technology but also of its long-term potential.

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2017 Geneva Motor Show stages Volkswagen’s 70 Years of the Bulli

The Dutch Volkswagen importer’s journey didn’t just end in Wolfsburg. In celebration of Volkswagen Bulli’s 70th anniversary, the German brand brought the VW Multivan special edition to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Known to many as the Volkswagen Kombi, the Bulli came into production in the 1950s. After seven long decades, Volkswagen is celebrating the utility vehicle’s anniversary with “70 Years of The Bulli”. A big celebration certainly awaits it after it was discovered by its founder seventy years ago in 1947.

The Kombi’s storied past begun when Ben Pon, a Volkswagen importer from Netherlands came to VW’s Wolfsburg plant for a visit. After he saw the plant’s runabout vehicle, the Plattenwagen soon became his inspiration to create the Transporter. The rest as they say is history.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is commemorating the founding of Ben Pon’s prodigious project at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland with the Bulli special edition Minivan. There, Volkswagen showcases a model based on the latest generation Transporter.

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The long wait is over for the newest offering from German carmaker Volkswagen – the new Volkswagen Arteon. This new four-door grand tourer (gran turismo) is making its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Subbing in for the Volkswagen CC four-door fastback, the new VW Arteon – in terms of size -- will be slotted above the VW Passat and below the China-only Phideon sedan. Its dimensions are 4,862 mm in length, 1,871 mm in width and 1,427 mm in height as well as a wheelbase of 2,841 mm. This means that the Arteon is around 9.4 cm longer, 4 cm wider and 2.8 cm lower than the Passat.

Its wheelbase is also 5 cm longer than that of the Passat. Although both the Passat and the Arteon are underpinned by the same platform -- Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) – the latter offers more legroom and more cabin space enough to comfortably accommodate up to five occupants.

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The Volkswagen Tiguan is considered by many as the most successful SUV to come out of Germany. It is estimated that about half a million customers have chosen the Tiguan, which comes in either the all-wheel drive version or the front-wheel drive variety. Despite releasing the second generation model last year, Volkswagen is pushing out another version -- the Tiguan Allspace.

While this variant will be part of Volkswagen’s display during the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, it will not be the first time for customers to see this SUV. Indeed, it has been showcased not only in North America but also in China. However, this will be the first time it will be shown in Europe.

For many SUV customers, the main consideration is space and the Allspace does not disappoint. In fact, it has an overall length of 4,701 mm (an increase of 215 mm). In addition, the wheelbase is now 2,790 mm instead of the standard 2,681 mm, an addition of 190 mm. While this means that it is still shorter than the Touareg, the change in dimensions is enough to satisfy many SUV customers. As such, five passengers can sit in comfort inside and with the extra room, additional seats can be installed to increase the count to seven.

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Volkswagen unveiled its all new Volkswagen PHIDEON luxury saloon at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. However, the new luxury car will be only available at the Chinese market initially -- a move that has dismayed car enthusiasts who were looking forward to driving this latest super luxurious saloon offering from the German manufacturer.

The new Volkswagen PHIDEON is an elegant five-metre four-door saloon, and is more upscale than the Passat and Magotan models. Although the car was designed and developed in Germany, Volkswagen announced that the new PHIDEON will only be available to the Chinese market in the third quarter of this year with no indication when the luxury car will be available to other markets.

According to the company, Volkswagen’s Chinese counterpart – SAIC Volkswagen – was deeply involved in the development of the car. SAIC Volkswagen lent its extensive experience in knowing the latest customer trends as well as its technical expertise.

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Volkswagen has unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show the T-Cross Breeze concept, the first compact SUV with an open top. The T-Cross Breeze features dimensions of 4,133 mm (162.7 inches) in length, 1,798 mm (70.8 inches) in width excluding door mirrors, and 1,563 mm (61.5 inches) in height when the soft top is closed.

It also has a long wheelbase of 2,565 mm (101.0 inches) with short body overhangs. Comparatively, the T-Cross Breeze is slightly longer than a CrossPolo and is wider than existing cars in the Polo class. Moreover, passengers in the T-Cross Breeze also sit higher up.

Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, remarked that the T-Cross Breeze serves a preview for the most compact SUV that the carmaker is planning to build. He added that the T-Cross Breeze will serve as the “nucleus” of a new SUV and convertible design in the compact sector.

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Volkswagen just upgraded its smallest car offering and the new Up will surely excite its customers with the amazing customization options now available for this city car.

Set to be launched in Europe this summer, the second generation Volkswagen Up will be available with new body panels, new wheels, a host of new customization options, new colours, a new infotainment system, completely redesigned interior and even new engines.

That was quite a mouthful of new features that it can be forgiven if you would think it’s an entirely new car. The Volkswagen Up is the undisputed leader in the small car category in the European market, having bested its rivals for five years in a row now.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled the latest generation long-wheel base version of the Caddy -- the Caddy Maxi Life-- at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. The fourth-generation Caddy Maxi Life targets to continue the success of the previous generations, and will be 32 cm longer wheelbase than the standard wheelbase variant.

This will allow the Caddy Maxi Life to offer two rows of seats in the passenger compartment while providing up to 530 liters of cargo space. But there is more. The vehicle features a backrest of the third row bench seat that can be folded down and a second row bench seat that can be folded forward. This configuration gives rise to more cargo space.

Not only that, the second and third rows of seats can be removed entirely to offer a cargo space of up to 3,700 liters. When only the third row seat is removed, storage space is extended to 1,350 liters. The Caddy Maxi Life literally offers an additional 848 liters of cargo space than offered in the standard Caddy Life that has its rear seats removed.

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The 2015 Geneva Motor Show saw the premiere of the Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE, a vehicle that previews the upcoming Passat CC. The four-door, four-seat concept shows a progressive design and looks just like an exclusive sports car. The concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive, which includes a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine as well as two electric motors.

The total output delivered by the plug-in hybrid drive is 380 hp (279 kW), while combined fuel consumption is just 2.0 litres per 100 km and average CO2 emissions are just 46 g/km.. The petrol engine and front electric motor deliver the power to the front wheels, while the rear electric motor powers the rear wheels via an electronic proshaft.

Although Volkswagen didn’t offer any specs, we expect the concept to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 5 seconds, while top speed would be limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h. Using just the electric motors and the energy stored in the lithium-ion battery, the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is able to offer an all-electric range of 50 km or 31 miles.

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Volkswagen’s Sharan MPV has just received some technical updates and will be shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. According to the German carmaker, the new Sharan will be available with a wide range of infotainment system that guarantees full connectivity to plenty of smartphones, but also with numerous convenience and assistance systems.

As a result, the 2015 Sharan arrives with standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as well as optional assistance systems such as ambient traffic monitoring system Front Assist with integrated City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), but also the 3rd generation of Park Assist and the Blind Spot Monitor.

The engines are now up to 15 percent more fuel-efficient and all conform to the Euro-6 emissions standard. The Sharan is available with two TSI petrol engines that produce 150 hp (110 kW) and 220 hp (162 kW), which means that the power of the strongest petrol engines is increased by 20 hp (15 kW).

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The 2015 Geneva Motor Show will open its doors in March but Volkswagen was eager to show us the first ever Golf GTD Estate. This means more space for the passengers and the same 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that produces 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque. According to Volkswagen, the 2015 Golf GTD Estate is able to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, while combined fuel consumption is 64.2 mpg or 4.4 l/100 km.

When it comes to design, the vehicle shows brand new GTD bumpers, the well-known honeycomb radiator grille, as well as smoked rear lights and flared sills. The design is completed by the 17-inch Curitiba alloy wheels, black roof rails as well as by the dual chrome tailpipes.

Moreover, the Golf GTD Estate features as standard bi-xenon headlights, sports suspension which lowers the vehicle by 15 mm and progressive steering, which gives a sharper response during high-performance driving.

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We must admit that we were not too impressed by the sketches, but the new VW T-ROC Concept looks pretty good especially when it gives a preview of a possible SUV range. According to Volkswagen, the T-ROC is a Golf-format concept car positioned a step down from the Tiguan.

Following the CrossBlue (USA), CrossBlue Coupé (China) and also Taigun (India) concept cars, Volkswagen is once again giving a look ahead to possible future SUV models.

The T-ROC Concept’s front end is dominated by the LED headlights and by the LED fog lights, which resemble those found on the Nissan Juke. The T-ROC follows a new design line and interior style. What’s really interesting is that the middle section of the roof consists of two halves that with just a few flicks can be taken off and stowed in the boot.

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For the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen prepared the all-new T-Roc Concept, a new SUV described as “one down from the Tiguan in the Golf format, for more than just urban driving”. Got that?

Moreover, the T-Roc Concept combines the talents of an AWD SUV with the light summery air of a convertible. That’s because the new concept comes with a middle section of the roof that consists of two halves, which can be removed with just a few hand movements and stowed in the boot. According to the official press release, the T-Roc Concept is 4,179 mm long, 1,831 mm wide and 1,501 mm tall. As expected, the concept car uses the new modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform introduced on the Golf 7.

Thanks to the new platform, the SUV weighs just 1,420 kg. The wheelbase is 2,595 mm. Regarding the design, the team led by Walter de Silva and Klaus Bischoff created a new design line and we expect to see it on the upcoming models from Volkswagen. As you can see, the concept car features a distinctive 3D radiator grille designed with large honeycomb-shaped openings, high-gloss black trim strip with a knife-sharp look, while on the sides it is bordered by the dual LED headlights. We have to admit that the front end looks pretty interesting although some of you might say that Volkswagen was inspired a little bit by the Nissan Juke.

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Gold has officially become the model that offers a full range of conventional and alternative powertrains, with the addition of the 2014 VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid. Set to make its world debut next month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Golf GTE is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI engine that delivers 148 hp but also by an electric motor rated at 101 hp.

The electric motor takes its power from a high-voltage 8.8 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that weights 265 pounds and can be charged from a socket located behind the VW logo in the radiator grille. The hybrid system found on the Golf GTE delivers a total output of 201 hp and a maximum torque of 258 lb ft or 350 Nm. Using a six-speed DSG automatic transmission developed especially for hybrid vehicles, the Golf GTE sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds and has a top speed of 135 mph or 217 km/h.

Fuel consumption is low as the Golf GTE needs only 1.8 liters of fuel to travel for 100 km and emits only 35 g/km of CO2 (157 mpg UK or 130 mpg US). As a result, it has a range of 940 km or 584 miles.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering its e-Co-Motion concept vehicle, an electrically powered city delivery van, as the possible solution to growing cities and the need to reduce gas emissions. Around the world, cities are getting bigger and this means that the demand for transport solutions is increasing. But there’s the matter of stricter CO2 standards.

In addition, numerous big cities are imposing vehicle access restrictions to avoid smog and fine particulate pollution. Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Spokesperson of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, gave a presentation of this city delivery van.

This vehicle exclusively uses electric drive systems. The electric drive unit is attached to the rear axle along with a single-speed planetary gearbox to attain big wheel turning angles at the front axle. This makes this vehicle become highly maneuverable – an essential feature for city operation.

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After we saw the Golf 7 Variant and the Golf 7 Variant TDI BlueMotion, Volkswagen decided to show us at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show the Golf Estate/Variant Concept R-Line. As expected, the new Golf Estate Concept R-Line highlights the dynamic potential of the new body version of the Golf.

For those who don’t know, this is the first time an R-Line package is introduced on the Golf Estate/Variant. The concept features a customized front end which include a new front bumper, new side sills, a new rear bumper with integrated black diffuser and chromed tailpipes, but also a roof spoiler. The exterior design is completed by the 18-inch R-Line wheels.

The already wide track of the new Golf Estate (1,549 mm in the front, 1,520 mm in the back) and the 18-inch wheel with 225/40 tyres used for the concept car make for a sporty appearance of the rear end, which is in no way inferior to a new Golf GTI or GTD.

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Volkswagen is unveiling the production version of the Golf BlueMotion at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The Golf BlueMotion is displayed alongside another of VW’s newest creations, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. The five-seater Golf BlueMotion bears all the traditional attributes of the Golf: safety, practicality and comfort as well as combined fuel consumption of 88.3 mpg on the combined cycle and carbon dioxide emissions of just 85 g/km.

This represents a 15-percent improvement over the previous-generation Golf BlueMotion, which has a carbon dioxide emissions figure of 99 g/km.

Original Golf BlueMotion, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, returned at that time a class-leading 62.8 mpg with emissions of 119 g/km.

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The all-new Golf 7 Estate/Variant made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. According to the official press release, the 2013 Golf 7 Estate is with up to 105 kg lighter than its predecessor and for the first time, Volkswagen is offering this model as an extremely fuel-efficient TDI BlueMotion, but we will talk about this new model a little bit later.

As you can see from the photos, the new Golf Estate is a sporty, yet elegant vehicle that promises to combine the low fuel consumption values and yet dynamic driving performance with great versatility.

The vehicle offers a booth volume of 605 litres (its predecessor offered 505 litres). Loaded up to the front seat backrests and under the roof, the new Golf Estate offers a cargo volume of no less than 1,620 litres (predecessor: 1,495 litres).

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