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Concept Cars Hybrids

Volkswagen Shows All-Electric E-Bugster

Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle has been redefined for the 21st century. Now, it has been further reinvented as a concept car for the future: the pure electric E-Bugster.

The name “E-Bugster” is a combination of “E” for electric, “Bug,” the American nickname for the Beetle, and “speedster,” which typically describes an open-top two-seater. The E-Bugster concept sports the typical speedster profile of shallow windows and a dramatically cut-down windshield.

At the heart of the E-Bugster is an electric motor that makes 114 horsepower (85 kW) and 199 pound-feet of torque. A lithium-ion battery enables the car to go more than 100 miles in zero emissions driving. Stored under the trunk floor, the battery weighs 695 pounds. The battery is recharged via a plug interface located underneath the hood’s VW logo and can accommodate all three types of available chargers: Level 1 (120V), Level 2 (240V), and, where available, Level 3 (quick charge, 80 percent charge in 30 minutes). Holistically, Volkswagen calls the electric drive unit used in the E-Bugster “Blue-e-motion,” and it will be found in future products such as the Golf Blue-e-Motion. read more »

Passenger Cars

2012 VW Eos to be Revealed Next Month

Volkswagen of America today released the first images of its significantly enhanced 2012 Eos hard top convertible.  The vehicle features an updated design and has been enhanced with numerous new features. The new Eos will be unveiled to the public for the first time on November 17 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with market introduction in early spring of 2011.

Clearly structured and horizontally contoured, the appearance of the new Eos follows the code of the Volkswagen design DNA. Extending now between the new headlights is a radiator grille consisting of three shiny black louvers. From behind the Eos stands out through its reworked, two part LED rear lights with a fiber optic technology system and redesigned rear bumper with diffuser. read more »

Passenger Cars

Volkswagen Showcases All-New 2011 Jetta

Volkswagen of America showcased its all-new 2011 Jetta as part of a weeklong international driving presentation held in San Francisco, CA.  The all-new 2011 Jetta delivers sophisticated style, precision German engineering and Carefree Maintenance, all at an extremely accessible starting price of around $16,000.  Unveiled recently in Times Square, New York, the all-new 2011 Jetta offers best-in-class rear legroom and features clean lines, refined side architecture and premium style combined with Volkswagen’s trademark precision German engineering.  The all-new 2011 Jetta sets a new standard in its class and will be available in the U.S. in October.

The all-new 2011 Jetta has been completely overhauled, inside and out.  Its new wheelbase and exterior length are significantly bigger than its predecessor – resulting in superior performance, more space and greater comfort.  At 182.2 inches long, 57.2 inches tall and 70 inches wide, it is more than 2.9 inches longer than previous Jettas.   read more »

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