Volkswagen Magazine



News and premières from exhibitions and shows. In Geneva, Volkswagen presented the Golf GTE, Scirocco, four Polos and a glimpse into the future. 

1 short & sweet:
Golf GTE highlights.

1. With its first plug-in hybrid – the Golf GTE – Volkswagen is the world’s first carmaker to feature all drive types in a single model line: petrol, diesel, natural gas, electric and plug-in hybrid drives.

2. The Golf GTE’s average consumption is 1.5 l/100 km – equivalent to 35 g/km CO2. On electricity alone, it can go up to 50 kilometres – the total range is 939 kilometres.

3. The Golf GTE goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds. 

4. With just the electric motor supplying the power, the Golf GTE can hit 130 km/h. And with the full power of the TSI, it tops out at 222 km/h.

5. At the touch of a button, it’s a zero-emission vehicle in “E Mode”, or a real dynamo in “GTE Mode”.

2 enhancement times four for the Polo.

TSI BlueMotion, TDI BlueMotion, BlueGT and CrossPolo – each of these four new variants of the top-seller cuts a fine figure. The new Polo TDI BlueMotion consumes just 3.1 l/100 km, making it the most economical five-seater with a diesel engine. The Polo TDI BlueMotion can travel an amazing 1,400 kilometres on a single tank of fuel. The Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation now puts out 7 kW (10 hp) more (110 kW). And the CrossPolo boasts some dazzling new colours, features and interior materials.

3 rock ’n’ roll! the T-ROC celebrates world premiere.

SUV in a new dimension: the T-ROC concept car. The SUV is powered by a 135 kW (184 hp) turbo diesel direct injection engine and features three drive modes: “Street”, “Offroad” and “Snow”. Parameters for the 4MOTION drive, 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), ABS and Hill Start and Hill Descent Assist are changed depending on the mode. The 2.0-TDI engine consumes 4.9 l/100 km. The body was based on the Modular Transverse Matrix system. Lightweight construction means the T-ROC weighs just 1,420 kg.

4 stronger, sportier, more economical: Scirocco.

The Scirocco debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1974. Now Volkswagen is presenting the icon in the 2014 version. The six turbo direct injection engines belong to the latest generation of Volkswagen four-cylinder engines. All comply with the EU 6 emissions standard and are up to 19% more economical. All Sciroccos now feature power up to 162 kW (220 hp), a start-stop system and a recuperation mode. All engines generate greater power in spite of lower consumption. The greatest leap was made by the new Scirocco 2.0 TSI with 132 kW (180 hp) – previously 1.4 TSI with 118 kW (160 hp) – and the 280 hp Scirocco R, previously 195 kW (265 hp).