Geneva, Switzerland – At the Geneva auto show, Volkswagen will unveil the new Scirocco and Golf TDI Hybrid, among other vehicles.
The new Scirocco coupe is designed to be an affordable sports car, says Volkswagen Group’s Chairman of the Board of Management, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn. “What we have done with the Scirocco is to put the kind of sports car in our showrooms that people have dreamed of owning. A dream that a good deal of motorists – in spite of all the high-end engineering we have integrated – can actually afford.”
The Scirocco will be launched Europe-wide in late summer with prices in Germany starting at 21,750 euros; other countries will follow over the course of the next year.
The Golf TDI Hybrid combines a high-tech diesel engine, an electric motor and 7-speed DSG transmission. The concept car consumes no more than 3.4 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres, says the company. The full-hybrid Golf TDI Hybrid runs in internal-combustion mode, in mixed operation, or electric power only. Power transmission to the front axle is managed by a 7-speed DSG gearbox. In city traffic, an automatic stop-start system will switches off the turbo-diesel when the vehicle is stationary.