is the area the Volkswagen brand’s trade fair booth covers at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, which runs through September 24. That is the equivalent of half a soccer field.
It's not just her parents who are pleased: On Children’s Day, Volkswagen Argentina held a drawing and painting competition for the children of its employees. The theme was “The car of the future.” Girls and boys aged 4 to 12 took up their pens and paper with enthusiasm. The contest concluded with a celebration at which all the pictures were displayed. Pablo Di Si (above right), the president of Volkswagen Argentina, presented the awards to the young winners.
Our cars for our employees
The Volkswagen brand is preparing an exhibit of new cars especially for its employees. It opens on October 5, just a few days after the end of the International Motor Show. Visitors to the Markenhochhaus (MHH) – the “Brand Tower” – in Wolfsburg, will be able to view genuine stars from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. until October 26. SUVs like the new T-Roc and the Tiguan Allspace can be seen along with cars with alternative drives, like the e-Golf and the Passat GTE. The updated version of the Golf Sportsvan and the Arteon (above), the brand’s flagship vehicle, complete the exhibit together with a member of the GTI family. The Polo GTI recently celebrated its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt. In order to provide a trade fair atmosphere in Wolfsburg, too, the brand will be showing the films that are currently still being shown at one of the most important car exhibitions in the world.
Arteon 2.0 TSI (206 kW/280 hp): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.2 (urban), 6.1 (motorway), 7.3 (combined), CO₂ emissions in g/km: 164, efficiency class: C
New production line managers
Since the beginning of the month, two of the four Volkswagen brand production lines have new bosses. Andreas Krüger (50, above left), previously responsible for the pre-series center, heads the Volkswagen brand’s Small production series. In this position, he succeeds Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert (60), who is retiring on October 1. The new head of the Mid- and Fullsize production line is Stefan Gies (54, right), previously head of chassis development. He takes over from Elmar-Marius Licharz (47), now responsible for the Group’s new Finance Digitalization department. Gies’ successor as head of chassis development is Friedrich Eichler (57), who was previously head of aggregate development.
of all vehicles worldwide are SUVs. By comparison, ten years ago the figure was just 14%.
Arteon – safer than almost all
With a full five stars, the new Arteon has received top grades in the latest Euro NCAP crash-test. The Arteon achieved the best results in occupant protection. The experts from the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) were also
impressed by the assistance systems, which are standard equipment on the Arteon. Pedestrian protection was particularly rewarded: the emergency braking function that reacts to pedestrians received the highest score that the independent European consumer protection agency has ever granted a vehicle in the upper mid-range segment.
Arteon 1.5 TSI Evo, 110 kW / Arteon 2.0 TSI, 140 kW / / Arteon 2.0 TDI, 140 kW: These vehicles are not yet on sale and therefore not subject to the requirements of the Directive 1999/94 EC.
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