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16 Oct 2013
10:00 am

Volkswagen innovation

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Volkswagen will bring innovation to the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show with a display of fascinating products and interactive exhibits.

The main theme of the Volkswagen’s stand is innovation which will be presented through different interactive exhibits on the stand. This will include alternative mobility and Think Blue touch tables, Think Blue Photo Booth and Dynaudio Soundball.

The highlights on the stand will include the new Golf BlueMotion and iBeetle. The new Golf BlueMotion, which is one of the most fuel efficient cars in its segment, is powered by the 2.0 litre new direct-injection turbo diesel engine with 81 kW power output.

It has a claimed fuel consumption of 3.2 litres/100 km and carbon emissions value of 85g/km.

The iBeetle is a special edition that is based on a full integration of the iPhone into the Beetle.

That means the iPhone is fully capable of communication with the vehicle and exchanges data back and forth.

The iBeetle uses a specially developed docking station and a unique app called “Volkswagen Car-Net The Beetle”. This makes the Beetle the first model in the Volkswagen Group in which the iPhone will become an integrated component.

The innovative interface is a standard feature of the newly conceptualised iBeetle. The interface is compatible with the iPhone 4/4s and new iPhone 5/5s.

In total Volkswagen’s will be exhibiting 18 cars in Hall 6.

The exhibits will also include the special edition Scirocco GTS as well as an exciting, high tech concept car which provides a glimpse of the future of the Volkswagen brand.