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Volkswagen at the 2008 Moscow Motor Show

Wolfsburg, GERMANY – At the Moscow International Motor Show (08/26 to 09/07) Volkswagen is presenting the largest range of models ever shown in Russia under the VW label. Marking its debut on the strongly growing Russian market are the Tiguan and the new Passat CC.

SUV bestseller: dynamic Tiguan launches as younger brother of the Touareg

A sign of just how significant the Russian market is for Volkswagen is demonstrated by the Tiguan; effectively immediately, this younger brother to the Touareg will also be manufactured at the new Kaluga plant near Moscow. The Jetta and the Passat are already being produced there. And indeed with the same precision and quality typical of Volkswagen. In Russia, the Tiguan is being offered in the versions “Sport & Style” and “Track & Field” (off-road version with larger front approach angle). A 110 kW / 150 PS strong 1.4 TSI is being offered on the entry-level versions of both variants. Its top speed of 192 km/h contrasts with a very low average fuel consumption of 8.4 liters fuel per 100 kilometers. The top model, the Tiguan 2.0 TSI (125 kW / 170 PS), is 200 km/h fast. Nonetheless, its average fuel consumption of 9.1 liters is also pleasantly low.

In parallel to extending production at Kaluga to new car lines, the dealer network is also being continually expanded according to plan. Frank Wittemann, Director of the Volkswagen Brand in Russia: “Our long-term goal is to expand our network from 63 currently active dealers to about 120 businesses. Not only are we focusing on metropolises such as Moscow or St. Petersburg, but we are also looking at regional sites. This year we will enlarge our sales network by another 17 dealers.”

Four-door coupé: Passat CC in 300-PS version with standard all-wheel drive

For the first time in Russia, Volkswagen is also presenting the new CC – the third variant of the Passat series that has enjoyed success across the globe. Background: with more than 15 million cars built, the Passat and the Passat Variant rank among the really big successes in automotive history. Now Volkswagen is extending the model range of this car line by adding a third dimension: the Passat CC. Its fully independent body design, an interior that has sporty individually sculpted seats in the rear too, impressive powertrain systems and technological highlights worthy of the luxury class, meld together to create a vehicle that continues to be unique in the Passat’s market segment. The Passat CC is an elegant sedan and a dynamic coupé simultaneously. The concept and design of this Volkswagen are defining fresh, new directions beyond the mainstream.

At its launch in Russia, the 4.8 meter long Volkswagen will be offered with two gasoline direct injection engines as well as a turbo-diesel. The gasoline engines output 118 kW / 160 PS (TSI) and 220 kW / 300 PS (V6). As a TSI the Passat CC is 222 km/h fast and consumes just 7.6 liters of fuel. The Passat CC V6 is electronically limited to 250 km/h; its fuel consumption is 10.1 liters. The turbo-diesel (TDI) develops 103 kW / 140 PS, consumes just 5.8 liters of diesel and delivers a top speed of 213 km/h. Standard equipment aboard the top V6 model: 4Motion full-time all-wheel drive and DCC adaptive chassis control, both new, and the efficient DSG dual-clutch transmission.

Key facts about the Volkswagen brand and a look at the Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group, with headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, is the world’s third largest car manufacturer. In Western Europe, nearly every fifth new car (19.5 percent) originates from the group. Eight brands from six European countries belong to the Volkswagen Group: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Each brand has its own unique character and operates independently in the market. The Group’s product lineup extends from clever small cars to luxury class automobiles.

The Group operates 48 production plants in thirteen European countries and a further six countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Around the world, more than 329,000 employees produce almost 25,400 vehicles or are involved in vehicle-related services each working day. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in more than 150 countries. The goal of the group is to offer attractive, safe and environmentally friendly vehicles that set world class standards in their classes.

Note:

All data and equipment contained in this press release apply to models offered in Germany, and – if so noted – in Russia. They may differ in other countries. All information is subject to change or correction.

TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG or other companies of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and other countries.

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