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Volkswagen: Das Auto. Part II

Volkswagen Fastback






The Volkswagen Fastback is a compact car which was manufactured by the Volkswagen in the period from 1961 to 1973. The Fastback was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1961. The VW Fastback was to replace the Notchback in the UK market. In other markets the number of customers preferring the older Notchback was higher than foreseen, and in the end, both the Notchback and the Fastback body shapes were issued until July 1973. This small car was really popular in its time, cause its attractive design and compact size. This car is second to none and can be easily recognized in the traffic.

Volkswagen Fox





The Volkswagen Fox is known as a reliable city car. The most popular version is a 3-door body “hatchback”. There is also a version of the crossover (CrossFox), as well as the model of the minivan – the Suran, the SpaceFox, the SportVan or the Fox Plus depending on the market. This suggests that the Fox uses a unified platform. Despite the fact that its size segment corresponds to B class, due to the low price of the Volkswagen Fox is positioned in the segment A. This car is perfect for the urban. This compact car has an attractive appearance similar to the Volkswagen Golf but it is smaller. This car is a great choice for those who need a nimble car that can be easily parked in any place.
Volkswagen Golf





For nearly 40 years, the Volkswagen Golf remains a trendsetter in the classroom. But in the XXI century, it is difficult to keep the status of leader – the competitors come on all fronts. No wonder that on the new, seventh-generation Golf engineers worked so meticulously. The legendary Volkswagen Golf was first introduced to the world in 1974. The car was awarded the original name in honor of the Golfstrim. The Golf is the most successful model of the German auto giant and one of the best selling in the world. This car marked the beginning of a whole class of vehicles, which was named in its honor. Modest plastic trim, angular design are payed off by the average front-wheel drive (extremely rare at the time), a wide range of petrol and diesel power units and the choice of body types.

Volkswagen Golf GTI




The VW Golf is not just the successor of the glorious tradition of mass urban car has created by a great Ferdinand Porsche with its “Beetle” – it pleases its numerous fans in the seventh generation in a row. The GTI has always been one of the top, except for a limited and extreme R32. It is important that owners always appreciated the VW Golf GTI for its driving performance. After all, back in the mid 80-s of the last century in Europe mistakenly believed that the future is for small urban compact cars with a powerful engine. In the mid-90, the Golf II GTI, with its 115 hp was considered to be a standard, now the GTI has 210 “horses” under the hood, just waiting for the moment to break free. The Golf GTI is a modern, powerful, comfortable and spacious car with a spacious interior and luggage compartment, able to go quite fast, not only in urban “traffic jams”.
Volkswagen Jetta





The Golf gets a body with a separate trunk and a new name the Jetta in 1979. The driving force is the engine of 1.0 liter. In March 1984, there is a sedan with the name of the second generation Jetta, to unify with the Golf II. Structurally, the Golf and the Jetta are so close that they can be considered as cars from the same family. The Jetta was the younger brother of the popular VW Golf which differed with its body type (sedan with a trunk of 500 liters), a form of headlights and grille facing. The Jetta was in the footsteps of the Golf for a long time, but in 1993, the VW Vento has replaced the Jetta, so the model was removed from production. The Volkswagen Jetta is a modern, stylish and reliable car.
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia






One small, but bright spots in the mosaic of the Marshall Plan to revive Europe became a sports car Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. It not only owes its birth to the memorial plan, but a small coupe birthday fell just in the month and year when the five-star General was awarded the Nobel Prize. In 1950, the first prototype XX 500 was ready, then the second one appeared, it was the K-310, and a third received a proper name the Chrysler D’Elegance, in 1953, was shown on Autosalone in Turin. According to highly credible legend, the first two prototypes were owned by the Chrysler, but none of them has gone on serial production. From the third prototype Americans refused because it is too “European” design, and intellectual property rights have moved to Ghia. The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was introduced during the Paris Autoshow in 1954. The sales started in 1955.
Volkswagen Passat






The Volkswagen Passat is considered as one of the most popular and beloved cars in Europe. In 1973 the new model was established, it was to be assigned the index 511, but it was decided to stay on its own behalf, the Passat, by analogy with the atmospheric phenomenon that determines the climate on the planet. Founder of a new family is considered the Passat as “people’s car”. It offers numerous variations with engine capacity from 1.3 liters to 2.0 liters. The Passat has a front-wheel design with a longitudinal engine layout, spacious enough comfortable lounge with a good level of comfort. Wheel suspension can also be characterized as sufficiently reliable. It provides good directional stability. The VW Passat has a lot of fans all over the world.

Volkswagen Vanagon






The Volkswagen T3 is the third generation of the well known Volkswagen Transporter. It is known under different names all over the globe. The Caravelle  or Transporter in Europe, the Microbus in South Africa, and finally as the Vanagon in North and South America. This van can boast of low fuel consumption, high reliability and long-term warranty. The Volkswagen Vanagon is an excellent work “horse” you can always rely on. Diesel and petrol engines offered by the manufacturer are working at maximum efficiency and economy. This vehicle is perfect for commercial purposes due to its reliability and spacious interior. Even now you can often see this vehicle in the traffic.

Volkswagen Type 4






The Volkswagen Type 4 is a family of car with the engine installed on the rear side, produced from 1968 to 1974. Consisted of two models: the VW 411 and the restyled VW 412. The Variant has a rare body type – wagon with the engine in the back. The car had two trunks: one in front and the second – behind. This design with two load carriers provides a large total space. In addition the rear seats can be folded, further increasing the total amount of space for luggage. The car was an attempt to get rid of the image of the manufacturer of cheap and primitive vehicles by going to a higher class of midsize family sedans. It was the first “Volkswagen”, which had a bearing body, four doors, fully automatic transmission, hydraulic clutch and front suspension type “McPherson”.

Volkswagen Transporter






The Volkswagen Transporter is a multifunctional vehicle for the commercial purpose. The Transporter attracts buyers, primarily with its practicality and  versatility. The volume of the cargo compartment and load capacity are directly dependent on the wheelbase and roof height of the model. Thanks to substantially vertical sidewalls, the use of the free space can be much more efficient. Dashboard of the Volkswagen Transporter features excellent ergonomics and designed to trifles. This van has a thermal glazing and air conditioning in basic configurations. The range of power units installed on the Volkswagen Transporter is quite wide and includes various modifications of petrol and diesel engines in volume of 2.0 liters. Also the Transporter is released as the Transporter Chassis and the Transporter Kombi.

The Tiguan





The Tiguan is the first compact crossover made by the Volkswagen. Its name was created by combining of the words “tiger” and “iguana”. The vehicle was awarded with an athletic appearance. Designers did a great job to create a very harmonious and attractive appearance. The long hood line, direct-pillars, wide wheel arches. The platform was borrowed from the Volkswagen Golf. The Volkswagen Tiguan is available in three trim levels: Trend & Fun, Sport & Style, Truck & Field. The first two complete different from the third with form of the front overhang. Road pastors option is designed for use in a metropolis and has limited off-road ability, the maximum angle of entry is limited to 18 degrees, while the off-road version Truck & Field can conquer the slopes up to 28 degrees. Sport & Style variant focuses on sporty driving thanks to the spring and damper tuning.

Volkswagen Thing






The Volkswagen Type 181 is a four-door convertible and at the same time off-road, military vehicle created by the Volkswagen in 1968. It was developed especially for the West German Army. This vehicle 181 was also sold to under the name Thing in the US market. The West German government needed an inexpensive, light, durable transport vehicles that could meet their basic needs. So, the thing was considered as the European variant of the Jeep. And it was able to meet all the requirements of the government. It went on serial production.  This vehicle can boast of reliability in combination with great performance. It can handle any off-road without any problems.