March 7, 2007

Volkswagen unveils Golf Variant and Passat BlueMotion in Geneva

Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion
Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion. Click image to enlarge

Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen has unveiled the world premiere of its new Golf Variant and Passat BlueMotion, along with an updated Phaeton and two new concept vans.

The Golf Variant (wagon) is the third generation of the model, with more than 1.2 million units built since 1993. The diesel-powered Variant consumes 5.2 L/100 km and features 1550 litres of cargo space; the first cars will be delivered in early summer.

The Passat BlueMotion Volkswagen proves that fuel consumption values are also feasible in a larger car, as it consumes 5.1 L/100 km in sedan and 5.2 L/100 km as the BlueMotion Variant.

The Phaeton V6 TDI, which will be introduced to the market early this summer, fulfills the Euro-5 standard that goes into effect in 2009; only engines capable of reducing particulate emissions to 80 per cent lower than those of the current Euro-4 standard meet the requirements. The new Phaeton also features several new technical features, including front assist stopping distance reduction, side assist for peripheral monitoring, bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a DVD-based navigation system.

Volkswagen also introduced two concept commercial vans, the Caddy Life Edition and the Multivan PanAmericana.

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