Geneva (Switzerland), 3. Marz 2009 – no carmaker can currently remove the sales crisis. Even Volkswagen suffers, but at high levels as many competitors. The company currently scores with saving technology, albeit so far only in the conventional area: a hybrid does not still exist, but with the TSI motors and the dual-clutch gearbox called DSG is the car maker’s successful trendsetter.
The good mood likes the stakeholders at the Geneva Motor Show this year harder, but VW did not take it yesterday to effectively present his news on the Geneva bean – the show is a duty. We were on the spot and have captured the first impressions of the premieres of the Group brands VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti.
Polo with variable loading floor
The absolute highlight was undoubtedly the new VW Polo, who is from development board DR. Ulrich Hackenberg was driven on the bean. The family etchness to Golf VI is absolutely. The car should offer no gimmicks and no gimmicks, but "polo pure". However, the security has been improved: ESP is now series and the body should also endure a crash. With an entry-level price of 12.150 euros the small car is only insignificant more expensive than the process, rally hackenberg. But for us, the large surprise on the new polo of the variable loading floor, which improves the usability of the trunk.
A4 Allroad and Bio-Bentley
The most important novelty from Ingolstadt present Audi boss Rupert Stadler: The A4 Allroad Quattro. Many elements from the upper class are supposed to stuck in the high-laid avant. And with the 2.0 TDI Genugen 6.2 liters Diesel for 100 kilometers, promised Stadler. In the top floor, however, the Bentley Continental Supersports. According to trademark chief Franz-Josef Paefgen, he is not only the most fastest, but also the most environmentally friendly Bentley – the luxury coupe uses bioethanol as fuel. No organization at the Murcielago SV, the Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann presents. The two letters stand for "Superveloce", which means in German highest speed. Tempo ensure 670 hp and above all the very low power weight of only 2.3 kilos per horsepower.