vehicles have been ordered in September by customers in Germany using the environment and sustainability bonus.
Exhibition for employeesPreparations are running at full speed: Volkswagen is preparing an exhibition especially for staff to display the brand’s latest models. It starts on October 5 – just a few days after the IAA. Visitors will be able to take a look at the many new additions to the product portfolio at the Markenhochhaus (Brand Tower) in Wolfsburg from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday until October 26. The T-Roc (above), the Atlas, and the Tiguan Allspace will be on display along with the Golf Sportsvan and the Arteon. Cars with alternative drives, such as the e-Golf and the Passat GTE, will also be exhibited.T-Roc 2.0 TSI (140 kW/190 hp): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.5 to 8.4 (urban), 5.8 to 5.7 (motorway), 6.8 to 6,7 (combined), CO₂ emissions in g/km: 155 to 152 (combined), efficiency class: D to C
Trainees support AutoMuseum
The Volkswagen AutoMuseum in Wolfsburg has expressed its gratitude to four Volkswagen trainees and three trainers for their support. Pia Berkeczi and Ira Kagelmann (above, left to right) worked alongside Dennis Köther and Moritz Henniges to produce, under the watchful eyes of Daniel Nehlich, Stephan Bareis, and Nikolaos Nikolitsis, stands and bases for approximately forty engines and gearboxes for an upcoming show at the AutoMuseum.
New T-Roc now ready to orderOnly a few weeks after its world and trade fair premiere, customers can place orders for the new T-Roc. The crossover, which was much praised by the press, is available as an entry-level model (1.0 TSI engine with 85 kW/115 hp) starting at €20,390. In addition to the basic engine, a 2.0 TSI with 140 kW/190 hp and a 2.0 TDI with 110 kW/150 hp will also be available when ordering starts. The T-Roc is the first Volkswagen SUV that can be ordered with a two-tone paint job, with the roof (including A-pillars and mirror caps) in a contrasting color to the body.
T-Roc 1.0 TSI (85 kW/115 hp): Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.1 to 6.0 (urban), 4.6 to 4.5 (motorway), 5.2 to 5.1 (combined), CO₂ emissions in g/km: 118 to 116 (combined), efficiency class: B
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.
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.
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.
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.
Employees at the Polkowice site volunteered their time to fix up a common room at the hospital in the neighboring town of Głogów. They also equipped it with furnishings and toys. Their employer, Volkswagen Motor Polska, provided financial support for the volunteer project. The idea to renovate the common room originally came from employee Dagmara Pytel (second from right) from the logistics department.
Polo presales have started
Curtains up for the new Polo: It’s now possible to order the new edition of the popular small car in Germany. The sixth generation is making its debut with a new design, more space, and assistance and comfort systems that were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes. The price of the new Polo starts at €12,975 for the 1.0 liter engine version with 48 kW/65 hp.
Number of the week
1,586 young women and men will be starting their vocational training at ten sites
of Volkswagen AG in Germany on September 1.
The survey for the 2017 Mood Barometer has been expanded by one block. It now includes one question each on the topics of integrity and cooperation in the Group. Employees can submit their assessment of whether they are able to behave with honesty and integrity in their team. They also have the opportunity to evaluate how well the companies in the Volkswagen Group work together. This year for the first time the survey is taking place in the fall instead of spring, from October 23 to November 19. You can find further information at www.stibam.de.
Number of the week
2.9 million vehicles were delivered to customers by the Volkswagen brand in the first half of 2017.
Small lids, big impact
Employees at Wolfsburg have been helping in the fight against polio. They have deposited around 550,000 plastic caps from bottles, Tetra Paks, and juice and milk cartons in 19 collection bins. By early July, their efforts had yielded 1,100 kilos of caps, reports Michael Schmecht (left), a coordinator with Volkswagen’s Pro-Ehrenamt volunteer organization. The money paid for the plastic caps by recycling centers will cover the cost of 1,100 polio vaccinations. The logistics will be handled by the Rotary Club as part of their community work. The collection campaign continues until 2018.
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