A very special car
The anniversary vehicle has hit the road in Norway. The Golf GTE, which rolled off the Wolfsburg assembly line in August and was celebrated as the 150-millionth Volkswagen, has been delivered by the brand to a customer in a town near Oslo. The new owner, Turid Sedahl Knutsen, made an informed decision when choosing a Golf with Plug-In-Hybrid. She says: “It’s wonderful to have a climate-friendly alternative in the Golf GTE.”
Golf GTE: Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.8 to 1.6 (combined), power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.0 to 11.4 (combined), CO₂ emissions g/km: 40 to 36 (combined), efficiency class: A+
is the speed reached by the Golf R with the new Performance package.
Small things for small change
The brand is continuing to develop the new Economy Service it offers customers in Germany. The partner network will be expanded from the current number of around 300 companies to more than 400. Volkswagen’s Economy Service is specifically targeted at customers with cars less than four years old and offers them attractive prices for services that are frequently requested. Volkswagen is announcing the expansion of the service brand with a marketing campaign and the slogan: “Because small things should only cost small change.” What is meant here are typical repairs such as fixing chips in the windshield or replacing a flat tire. With Volkswagen’s Economy Service these repairs are done where needed for an affordable price. The focus is on wear-and-tear repairs, inspections, vehicle check-ups, wheels and tires, and glass repair. “Interest from our customers and partner companies is great. That’s why we’re expanding the service we offer,” says Jan Bures, head of Service Germany.
Golf Sportsvan available for order
The update provides more assistance systems, such as passenger recognition, the traffic jam assistant, and a new generation of information systems. The brand has also expanded features offered as standard equipment with LED taillights, “composition color” radio, and drowsiness detection. Even with these upgrades, the base price of €20,475 for the model with an 1.0 TSI engine of 63 kW/85 hp hasn’t changed.
Cool school notebooks!
The children of employees at Volkswagen Slovakia can now show off not only by earning good grades. Since going back to school this fall, they’ve been doing their homework in special notebooks with images that show scenes from Production.
The unusual design is the work of a Slovakian illustrator, who was supported by employees working in production at the plant in Bratislava. This is where Volkswagen makes the up! and its electric brother the e-up!, along with the Touareg and the Touareg with hybrid drive.
The notebooks were designed not only to look nice, but also to provide information. In the inside of each notebook there is, for example, a description of how a car is built at Volkswagen Slovakia. And the version for older students features useful information about the Dual Academy in Bratislava.
employees at the Wolfsburg site took part in the company-wide NEXTWORK job fair to find out about opportunities within the company. The next job fairs are already in the planning stages.
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