Volkswagen unveils four new models
Volkswagen CC R-Line: customised with sporting flair inside and out
Scirocco GTS: coupé debuts with uncompromisingly sporty looks
Beetle Fender Edition: sound system, chrome wheel rims and bi-xenon
CrossPolo ‘Urban White’: top spec and classy mother of pearl paintwork
Wolfsburg / Leipzig, 01 June 2012 - At Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig (2nd-10th June) Volkswagen is showcasing no less than four new models from the CC, Scirocco, Beetle and Polo ranges.
The new R-Line version of the Volkswagen CC combines sporty performance and elegant looks. Features include bodywork elements specifically designed for the car, exclusive alloy wheels and customised interior trim. The new Scirocco GTS makes its case with pure dynamic energy, as striking bodywork in the style of the 70s and 80s underlines its anything but timid appearance.
The new Beetle Fender Edition is defined by optimum sound quality and strong chrome details, , with its sound system generating 400 watts of music power. The new CrossPolo ‘Urban White’ comes in an exclusive shade of mother of pearl, protected along the wings and around the bumpers by black attachments in a robust off-road look. Volkswagen is showing these new models and a cross-section of the entire model range at the AMI motor show in hall 1.
Volkswagen CC R-Line – World premiere no. 1 in Leipzig
Three months after the launch of the new Volkswagen CC, the exclusive R-Line version of the sports saloon is making its world premiere at AMI. The R-Line’s exterior features include a redesigned front bumper complete with vertical chrome bars painted in gleaming black and bottom radiator grille. Individualised side sills, ‘Mallory’ 17-inch alloys (five double spokes) and a further chrome element integrated into the cover above the fog lights complete the exterior package. The classy Volkswagen CC is characterised on the inside by redesigned door tread plates with R-Line lettering and a leather sports steering wheel with multifunction controls. The radiator grille and steering wheel are also adorned by an R-Line logo.
Scirocco GTS – World premiere no. 2 in Leipzig
It was 30 years ago that the first Scirocco rolled off the production line. The model was typified by a strikingly sporty appearance. Volkswagen is now continuing this tradition with the debut of the new GTS, delivering up to 155 kW / 210 PS. Catching the eye immediately are the coloured stripes on the bonnet, the roof complete with rear spoiler and the tailgate, designed in the style of racing cars of the 70s and 80s. Red brake callipers (210 PS version), custom-designed front and rear bumpers, exposed side sills, body-coloured side trim, wing mirrors colour coordinated with the stripes, burnished 18-inch ‘Thunder’ alloy wheels with black trim, a sporty diffuser and GTS badges on the front wings finish off the sporty exterior to perfection. Inside the car the dominant colours are black and red. With the return of the Scirocco GTS the legendary golf ball gear lever knob is also celebrating its comeback – it wasn’t only a distinctive feature of the first Golf GTI, but also of the 1982 Scirocco GTS!
Beetle Fender Edition – World premiere no. 3 in Leipzig
The Beetle is the first and to date only car in Europe that can be ordered with a sound system from guitar and amp makers Fender. In 2011, Volkswagen showcased a concept car at the IAA in Frankfurt that was designed to pay homage to the legendary American company. That was the exclusive Beetle Fender. With its powerful looks and no less powerful sound system (400 watts), the concept car thrilled visitors to the show so much that Volkswagen decided to make it into a production car. That vehicle is now making its world premiere at AMI 2012. The new Beetle model can be ordered in two colours: ‘Black Uni’ or ‘Deep Black Pearl Effect’. Black has been chosen so that the Beetle Fender Edition’s many chrome details – including 18-inch ‘Disc’ alloys as standard – are shown off to best effect. The standard specification includes bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The car’s interior also has a very refined appearance. One striking feature is the dash pad. Complete with chrome-plated Fender logo, it is finished in ‘Sunburst’, the two-tone wood design of many Fender guitars. Also included as standard are sport seats, air conditioning and, of course, the Fender sound system with USB interface (media in). The Beetle Fender Edition is being launched this autumn.
CrossPolo ‘Urban White’ – Motor show premiere
At the same time as the car is being launched in Germany, Volkswagen is showing the new CrossPolo ‘Urban White’ at Leipzig. This special model is the only CrossPolo that can be ordered in this classy shade of white, actually called ‘Oryx White Mother of Pearl Effect’. Also exclusively tailored to the new model are the 17-inch ‘Budapest’ alloy wheel rims, available in black or white. The standard bodywork specification also includes black roof rails and wing mirrors, plus tinted rear windows. Contrasting with the white external paintwork, the dominant colour inside the CrossPolo ‘Urban White’ is black. Standard features of this exclusive special edition model include sports seats in a combination of fabric and alcantara, climate and cruise control and the RCD 210 radio/CD system. The starting price in Germany for entry into the world of the new CrossPolo ‘Urban White’ is €18,975 (with 70 PS petrol engine).