Mumbai: Volkswagen, the German automaker will be premiering an array of models at the Geneva Motor Show 2008.
The highlight of Volkswagen's showcase will be the completely re-engineered Scirocco, an all-round sports car. Also on display is the Golf TDI Hybrid, a concept car that runs on 3.4 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres.
The 150-PS Passat Estate TSI EcoFuel will also be showcased as a world premiere. Others in the league will be Sharan BlueMotion, Golf Estate 4Motion (the four-wheel-drive) and the Passat CC.
Scirocco made its debut 34 years ago. Today, the vehicle has room for four adults making the sports car an every occasion vehicle. It has a selection of four high-torque, low-consumption TDI and TSI engines of between 90 kW / 122 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. This new sports car features numerous technologies including an adaptive chassis control.
Golf TDI Hybrid is a concept car that boasts of consuming no more than 3.4 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres. It can either be operated in internal-combustion mode or in a combination of TDI and electric motor. The vehicle runs only on emissions-free electric power with an automatic stop-start system which will switch off diesel operations during traffic.
The Passat Estate TSI EcoFuel is run by has110-kW / 150-PS TSI engines. The vehicle is likely to be launched in the market sometime during the year-end.
Volkswagen will be offering the Golf Estate in a version with permanent four-wheel drive. Coupled with a fuel-efficient, high-torque TDI engine with 77 KW / 105 PS, the Golf vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 185 km/h and consumes just 6.0 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres. Golf Estate TDI 4Motion is permitted to tow as much as 1,500 kilograms on gradients of up to twelve per cent.
The latest model in Volkswagen's BlueMotion campaign in 2008 is the Sharan BlueMotion. Driven by 103-kW / 140-PS TDI engine complete with a diesel particulate filter, it has a low average fuel consumption of 6.2 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres reducing the CO2 emissions from 177 g/km to 159 g/km.
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