Volkswagen unveils future proofing plans to improve their cars and business
Volkswagen has introduced a host of new technologies to improve drivers experience while taking them closer to their aim of becoming the world's most sustainable carmaker.
Volkswagen has set the goal of becoming the world's most sustainable carmaker by the year 2018. Compared to their baseline figures for 2010, the Group wants to reduce energy and water consumption, waste generation and emissions, including CO2 emissions, by 25 per cent in all of its business areas.
In its products, Volkswagen is counting on electric mobility, zero-emission and plug-in hybrid models, on continually more fuel-efficient combustion engines and gearboxes, progressive lightweight design, pioneering aerodynamics and efficiency in every conceivable area.
Along with the drive systems, automotive infotainment systems are also changing faster than ever, because the vehicle and the Internet are growing and merging together.
Volkswagen has revealed their latest innovations including a new 10-speed DSG, improved connectivity, plus the latest start stop technology, lightweight design and many more also on their list.
Since the first Volkswagen dual-clutch gearbox was introduced in 2003, the DSG has developed into an international success. The reasons are obvious: no other automatic shifts faster, and no other automatic operates more fuel-efficiently. Now Volkswagen is presenting a newly developed 10-speed DSG for engines with up to 550Nm of torque. The highly efficient layout of its gear steps contributes towards further lowering of CO2 emissions.
In parallel with the theme of sustainability, Volkswagen is also driving the integration of maximum interactivity in all vehicle classes, which achieves a new dimension in comfort and convenience.
Volkswagen are also introducing new engines, including the 237bhp bi-turbo diesel of the new Passat also make saving a pleasure. With a power density of 118bhp per litre of displacement. It is the most powerful of any four-cylinder TDI that has ever been put into production. The fuel consumption of the saloon which has a top speed of 149 mph is a low 53.3mpg.
by: Becca Chaplin