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Re: VW Constellation - school me (Boxer2100)

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That may well be the biggest VW emblem since the original Type II.

Anyone have a part number on that?

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Re: VW Constellation - school me (Kafer Wolf)

The smaller one is powered by the 1.8t and can pull more than any truck in it's class. The larger one is powered by the 2.0t and can pull more than anything period.
 

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Re: VW Constellation - school me (BMGFifty)

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The smaller one is powered by the 1.8t and can pull more than any truck in it's class. The larger one is powered by the 2.0t and can pull more than anything period.

 

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Re: VW Constellation - school me (WD-40)

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Anyone have a part number on that?

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i suppose you're joking, but cip1.com has the bus emblems for sale. 70 bucks i think
 

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Re: VW Constellation - school me (stock60)

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VW invests US$ 436.3 million in Brazil to export to the Middle East and South Africa
The resources will be invested in expanding the heavy vehicles factory, located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in the Southeast region of Brazil, to sell to the two destinations. The multinational's hit in the Arab market will be the new truck Constellation, which will initially be exported ready and later semi-dismantled for finalisation in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The deal with the emirate was signed last year, as was reported by ANBA.

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Recife - Volkswagen Trucks and Busses, subsidiary of the German giant in Brazil, announced yesterday (19), in the city of Resende, in the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, an investment worth US$ 436.3 million in Brazil to set up an exports platform to the Middle East and South Africa. The expansion of the industrial plant, installed in Rio de Janeiro since 1997, will create a new work shift (directed exclusively to exports), with a physical enlargement of 20%. The new hit by Volkswagen in the Arab market will be the Constellation line, vehicles with cargo capacity of above 43 tonnes.
The Constellation line of trucks is formed by the models VW 19.320 Titan Tractor, VW 17.250 and VW 24.250. "The development project for this new line involved more than 200 professionals and consumed more than 7 million kilometres in tests in South America, Africa and Europe," says Roberto Cortes, CEO at Volkswagen Trucks and Busses, which manufactures trucks 25 models and nine different bus chassis for the domestic market, as well as specific products for other countries. In the Constellation line project alone some US$ 283.6 million were invested.
For the while, the VW trucks will be exported ready to the Middle East. As of next year, however, they will be shipped in semi-dismantled modules for the final assembly in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. As was reported by ANBA in December 2004, a trade agreement signed between Volkswagen and the emirate's state-owned company Mubadala Development Company foresees an industrial unit with the capacity of manufacturing up to 3,000 vehicles per year, with an investment of 40 million euros (almost US$ 50 million, by the current exchange values).
Still according to the Volkswagen Trucks and Busses CEO, the industrial plants in Resende and Abu Dhabi - to which another will be added, in the future, in South Africa - will be responsible for meeting the demand in the entire southern hemisphere of the planet. "These three units will answer, in the next five years, for the exports to 30 countries," reveals Cortes.
Constellation
The new line of trucks Constellation was born out of the association between German and Brazilian engineers. The highlights are the daring design and comfort unknown up to now in the category. The new bunk cabin and the high ceiling have a modern design, functional attributes and a great number of items that ensure convenience in the series vehicles. Inside the cabin, a 1.95 metre tall person can stand upright and may rest comfortably in a 2 metre-long bed.
Entirely designed in digital stations at the Volkswagen Design Centre in Wolfsburg, it offers strict ergonomics standards, due to the use of new technological tools. The great size and strength of the lines of the cabins make out of the Constellation a vehicle of easy recognition, even at a distance. At night, the headlights' exclusive design differentiates the model.
 

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VW Commercial Vehicles is a little-known division of VWAG here in the U.S. We still rely on American companies (ie. Mac, International) though foreign companies are working their way in (ie. Volvo, Mitsu trucks), so its not impossible in the future.
http://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/
"Apparently, VW also makes cars" haha
 

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Re: VW Constellation - school me (Kafer Wolf)


The first information has appeared regarding the new range of heavy trucks, named Constellation, from Volkswagen Caminhoes e Onibus of Brazil. Reports translating the original Portuguese launch announcement have indicated that this family of vehicles will be exported to the Middle East and Africa, in addition to replacing the highly successful Titan range in the domestic Brazilian market.
Initial Middle East shipments will be in Completely Built Up format but assembly of SKD packs is planned to commence in the Abu Dhabi plant of the Mubadala Development Company during 2006. At the end of that year, manufacture will also reportedly commence in South Africa, "for the Southern Hemisphere" but also, presumably, in right-hand-steer configuration.
Volkswagen of South Africa has already announced its intention to become a player in the local truck market and at the end of September launched its initial Brazilian-sourced three-model "Volksbus" passenger-carrying line-up. Clearly, the new Constellation range will play an important role in the local effort although the initial product range, as announced in Brazil, only covers power ratings up to 225 kW and this will surely need to be extended for the power-hungry South African market.
In the past, the Brazilian VW operation has used engines from MWM and Cummins in its medium and heavy commercial products but a recent local announcement states that power units from International Truck and Engine Corporation will also be used in the range to be marketed in South Africa.
The new Constellation product differs from its predecessors most visibly in respect of the all new cab design that was developed in a co-operative project between Volkswagen Brazil and its German parent. The earlier Titan range was fitted with a low-profile cab which shared an obvious family resemblance with the last generation of rear-engined Kombi minibuses and vans. The distinctive new forward control design appears high and squarish, in the modern idiom, and the range now includes, for the first time, a sleeper option. The cab design is claimed to offer 1,95 metres of interior standing space, plus a 2-metre bunk length.
Volkswagen has been reported as having a serious ambition to become a global player in the truck market. Using a Brazilian base as a springboard for such an objective is certainly a unique approach. Questions have been raised over VW's continuing substantial shareholding in Scania and many would argue that this relationship could be a powerful facilitator in achieving these ambitions. However, no sign of Scania involvement in VW's latest truck initiative has been forthcoming up to now.
Clearly, Volkswagen has the resources to fulfill its ambition but the major challenge will be to avoid the long - and expensive - learning curve which has beset almost every other major vehicle manufacturer which has set out to become a credible player at the heavy end of the market.
As mentioned in the accompanying article, Volkswagen of SA recently launched its three-model 'Volksbus' passenger line-up in South Africa. The launch was a grand affair with nimble dancers and Brazilian faire adding an international flavour to the proceedings.
While FleetWatch does not cover the bus market, we were there to see another piece of the jig-saw puzzle being slotted into place leading to the compilation of the eventual full picture which will see VW competing right up into the heavy segment of the local market. The launch of the Volksbus range is VW's first real step into the bigger vehicle segments - and there is more to come.
The fact that the company has serious intentions for this market was given added credence via the presence at the bus launch of three of the big chiefs of the organisation's world-wide operations whose leadership will influence future outcomes. (See accompanying photograph).
"Congratulations on your buses but when are we going to see the trucks," is what FleetWatch asked of them. Almost in unison, the reply came: "Next year. For sure you will see them here next year." Watch this space. Next year is not far off from here.

 




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