Initially made famous by the Beetle (designed by Ferdinand Porsche), Volkswagen was founded in 1937. The German company owns Audi, Bugatti, Skoda, Lamborghini, SEAT and Porsche. Over the last decade in Australia, the company has grown its market share and is currently in 9th position.
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In 2014 the VW Golf 90TSI Comfortline won the Best Small Car under $35,000 category. Volkswagen’s engineering improved the way the car drives which was one of the winning aspects for the Golf. The Comfortline is powered by the renowned VW 1.4 litre turbocharged 90kW engine with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed direct shift automatic transmission.
The Comfortline led its class in standard features, some of which were rain sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control, low tyre pressure indicator, alloy wheels and a reversing camera. The interior of the car has excellent functionality and ergonomics, with a strong feeling of quality workmanship.
Also standard across the range are Volkswagen’s driver fatigue and multi collision braking systems. The driver’s inputs are monitored by the driver fatigue system. The system also monitors general driving characteristics and steering movements and will sound an alert if the system assesses behavioural changes in driving. The multi collision braking system will mitigate the potential of a second collision occurring after the initial incident by continuing to brake the vehicle after an airbag deployment. A five-star ANCAP crash test rating complements the efforts by Volkswagen to make the Golf a safe vehicle.
The Green Vehicle Guide gives the Golf a 4.5 star emissions rating and fuel consumption is very good.
The Golf is almost sports-like in its performance, but does not have the heavy fuel usage. The Golf is lighter, safer and more powerful, as well as more fuel efficient and more spacious. Its sales success will no doubt continue.
The new Audi TT has as one of its main features a timeless racing profile with highly-tensioned bodywork and bold lines.
On the inside there is a wonderful display of all essential information right in front of the driver. The display is clear and attractive with the technology of the new Multi Media Interface and Audi virtual cockpit. Awarded the ‘Design Innovation of the Year’ by the German Design Council at the 2014 Automotive Brand Contest, the Audi TT focuses unashamedly on the driver. The dashboard has a high-resolution 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster which is configured to present information in a classic or modern layout. This is controlled by the intuitive MMI touch system or the multi-function sports steering wheel. The MMI touch system uses a touchpad instead of a joystick. This means the driver can stay focused on the road by allowing for blind typing – the driver just writes naturally with a finger on the touchpad. This is located next to the steering wheel and in front of the gear shift.
There are, as an optional extra, technologically advanced headlights – the all new Matrix LED headlights. These headlights are capable of a number of light combinations. They look amazing but they do not ever dazzle oncoming traffic.
The 2.0 TFSI quattro can reach speeds of up to 250 km/hr and will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 5.3 seconds, as a result of the hard-launching ability of all-wheel drive. The turbocharged engine maximises performance and efficiency and is a very impressive piece of engineering. The S tronic automatic transmission ensures almost instantaneous gear changes.
Audi is assisting a team of German and Austrian engineers from the Part-Time Scientists by providing technical support to a private lunar mission. Audi is providing its knowledge in a number of areas, including robotics, piloted driving and quattro all-wheel drive for the unmanned lunar rover which is due to be sent to the moon in 2017. The mission is the result of a competition being conducted by the Google Lunar XPRIZE, which is a $US30 million competition to ‘challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.’ The winning team will successfully land a robot on the moon and explore at least 500 metres of the surface, transmitting hi-resolution video and images back to earth. The vehicle will be known as the Audi lunar quattro and Audi is supporting its development with its expertise in the areas of lightweight construction, e-mobility, quattro permanent all-wheel drive and piloted driving.
Audi’s technological advances are legendary. For an Audi service Sydney experience come and visit BWA Auto.
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