Volkswagen PH website reveals model lineup
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Volkswagen is about to make its long-awaited return to the Philippines on September 27 via a brand launch event, with a public event to follow on September 28-29 at the Greenbelt Park. To highlight what the German brand has in store for the Philippine market, VW has just launched its new website, www.volkswagen.com.ph
The website was constructed in compliance with VW’s global standards, following a standard design. The presentation of models, variants, specifications and features is done in a logical, relatively easy-to-navigate setup. Highlighted are the brand’s German technology, innovations, and a link to the international YouTube channel.
And of course you will find das autos, or the cars. As first reported in August, the initial VW lineup will be comprised of five models:
-Beetle compact hatchback in Basic 1.2 TSI Manual Transmission (MT) and Design 1.4 TSI Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
-Jetta compact sedan in Trendline 1.2 TSI MT and 2.0 TDI MT. Six-speed manual in the 1.2 and five-speed manual for the 2.0. Six airbags are standard.
-Touran compact MPV in Trendline 1.2 TSI MT and Comfort Line 2.0 TDI DSG. Flexible seating for seven, standard ESP and hill hold control, available six airbags
-Tiguan compact SUV in Trendline 1.4 TSI MT and Trendline 2.0 TDI DSG. 1.4 comes with start-stop and regenerative braking, adaptive chassis control on the 2.0, standard ESP on both variants
-Touareg large SUV in 3.0 V6 TDI Automatic Transmission. 243hp, 550 Nm from the turbodiesel V6, 8-speed automatic, nine airbags, ESP, adaptive chassis control and regenerative braking.
TSI is the designation for Volkswagen’s direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engines. These combine small displacement with relatively high power delivery, a pairing that should equal good fuel efficiency with adequate performance. Turbocharged diesel power is denoted by the TDI variants. DSG means a dual-clutch transmission with multiple shafts designed to deliver seamless power while shifting through its gears; it can be left in automatic mode.
Coming soon will be a microsite that will contain details on the big VW event on September 28-29. The microsite will also have information on how customers can get the chance to win a brand-new Volkswagen Beetle.
The website is a solid announcement that Volkswagen is back and determined to deliver the complete customer experience.
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