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Page 1 Volkswagen Type 3 Production: 1961 – 1973 2,542,382 built Assembly: Wolfsburg, Germany later Emden Germany and São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil and Clayton, Australia Successor: Volkswagen Passat Body style: 2-door notchback sedan 2-door fastback sedan 2-door station wagon 2-door panel van (Australia) Engine: 1.5 or 1.6L H4 Transmission: 4-speed manual 3-speed automatic Wheelbase 2,400 mm (94.5 in) Length 4,225 mm (166.3 in) Width 1,605 mm (63.2 in) Height 1,475 mm (58.1 in) Curb weight from 880 kg (1,940 lb)

Type 3 launched in August 1961 at the Frankfurt Motor Show Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA). (IAA). 2011 Shannons Day of the Volkswagen - 4th December - McCallum Park

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PO Box 175

Ray Willis

Victoria Park


(08) 9375 3082


Western Australia 6979 31 610 140 537


(08) 9342 8703


(08) 9342 8703

Richard Hines




Richard Hines




(08) 9342 8703





Jamie Barrett



Jason Phillips


Currently grouped under


(08) 9332 6919


Rod McSwain



(08) 9332 6919


Rod McSwain

Karla Paget, Dave Moore, Patrick Spiteri


―Events Coordinator‖ Ray Willis Colin Seth, Merrick Paget,


Tina Moore

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Advertising: Please send your ‗for sale‘ or ‗wanted‘ adverts by mail or email to the Editor before the publication deadline.

Normally one event will be nominated as the club run each month. Some months will have more than one event. Not all events attended by the club will be club organised. Please note that non-members are welcome to come to the club organised events. If you have any friends you would like to accompany us, please bring them along. If you have any ideas or suggestions for club organised events give a Committee member a call or an e-mail and the committee so we can put it on our calendar. The VW Events Calendar is at page 6 and lists the upcoming events and club runs for some months in advance in chronological order.

Fees: Members - 1/4 page adverts are free. Non-Members - 1/4 page adverts are $5.00 Please contact the Editor to find out about commercial advertising in the magazine, inserting flyers or advertising on the website. Publication Deadline: The ViaWest magazine‘s deadline for articles for the next issue is September 25 Disclaimer: The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Volkswagen Club of WA (Inc), its Committee or members.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at John Hughes Volkswagen in Victoria Park, starting at 6:30pm. Committee meetings are open to all members and invited guests.


Currently the club has...

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Bridgette Dittrich Monica Shepherd Ida Dew Paul Negus Silvana Vogiatzakis Natalie Grinbergs Richard Baxter James Woodward David Lambert Kate Waters Graham Tibbs Lynette Dittrich Carlene Cullen Alex Robinson Matt Tregear

The Club (contd) ................. p 4 A word from the Editor ........ p 5 VW Event Calendar ............ p 6 Club Run October ............... p 7 2011 Day of the VW ............ p 9

149 memberships

to the following members for


The Club ............................. p 2

Welcome to new members

Happy Birthday


VW Club Plates................... p 9

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Hannah Reilly Ken Storrs Francis McKinnell David Moore David Williams John Terpu Melanie Verbunt Elise Anne Marshall Craig O'Brien Peter Summerfield Carly Annison Erin Annison Clare Lempriere Shane Williams Sue Churack Emma Wheatley / Stoney Martin Shaw Graham Duxbury Anthony Ruyg Cathrine Seth David Glasfurd Sven Joensson Denise Mason / Larkin

VW Type 3 ......................... p 10 2011 AGM .......................... p 11 Crossword Solution ............. p 13 Volkswagen News  New Jetta ..................... p 8  2012 Golf ...................... p 12  NILS ............................. p 12  VW Up! ......................... P 15  20 yrs in China.............. p 17 FRONT COVER: 50th Anniversary of the Type 3...launched August 1961...the focus of the 2011 Day of the Volkswagen

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Shannons Day of the Volkswagen

This year‘s show will be held on Sunday 4th December. We have decided to keep the show in the same vicinity, and with the help of the Town of Victoria Park, we have the use of McCallum Park. We have taken on board feedback from previous shows and the actual show hours will be shorter, starting later in the morning and still finishing mid afternoon. The 2011 Day of VW will be celebrating “50 Years of the Type 3” with extra trophies for that class this year. We have the details on our website, including a location map. The flyers and posters will be available and distributed as soon as they are printed. As unusual we will need volunteers on the day to help share the load around and let everybody, club members and committee, some time to enjoy the day. If you would like to help on the day, please let the committee know. If you have any ideas or know of any businesses that may be interested in attending also let the committee know. Shannons Insurance are once again our sponsor and we thank them for their long and continued support.


/12 Membership Renewals Yes, the renewals are out. Please return it by the 14th September for entry into the draw for a FREE membership for 2011/12. The draw will be held at the AGM on the 14th September.

While the club constitution states that memberships must be paid by 30 September, to participate at the Annual General Meeting for committee nominations and voting you will need to be a paid up member before the start of the AGM. The fees for 2011/12 are a flat $50 for all membership types, with an additional levy of $10 if you wish to have a hard copy of the magazine posted to you from the October 2011 issue onwards. The renewal has an explanation attached with it for your information. Ray Willis, Editor, President and Event Coordinator

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indicates a club run

This Month Wednesday 3rd

August 2011 ALFRED’S of GUILDFORD 7pm cnr of Meadow & James St Guildford

Wednesday 10th


Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ John Hughes Volkswagen, Victoria Park Sunday 14th


Contact: Richard Hines 9342 8703

Meet at the Midland Centrepoint Car Park at 10 a.m. Wednesday 24th


Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ Wangara Volkswagen, Wangara

September 2011 Wednesday 7th

ALFRED’S of GUILDFORD 7pm cnr of Meadow & James St Guildford

Wednesday 14th


Contact: Rod McSwain (08) 9332 6919

See page 11 Wednesday 28th


Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ Wangara Volkswagen, Wangara

October 2011 Wednesday 5th

ALFRED’S of GUILDFORD 7pm cnr of Meadow & James St Guildford

Wednesday 12th


Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ John Hughes Volkswagen, Victoria Park Sunday 16th


Contact: Dave and Louise Beckley

See page 7 Wednesday 26th


Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ Wangara Volkswagen, Wangara

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2011 VW Club Anniversary Hills Road Trip DATE: SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER MEETING POINT: FAST EDDY’S CANNINGTON TIME: 9:00am for a 9:30am sharp departure For those unaware, the club‘s anniversary date is around 16th October and until recently the club has had an Anniversary Kruize to celebrate the date. This year, members Dave and Louise Beckley have planned a Hills Road Trip for the club to celebrate our anniversary and to re-generate the annual event. The start point will be Westfield Shopping Centre car park near Fast Eddys.

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Those that wish to, can have an early start with a coffee or breakfast with a newspaper at Fast Eddys before 9:00am. The rest need to be at the departure point by 9:00am for a 9:30am sharp departure. The Hills Road Trip will take us on a leisurely tour through the Darling Scarp visiting some scenic locations, a couple of wineries and an orchard before arriving at our destination for lunch. We may pre-order at Fast Eddys to have our food ready when we arrive. Time will allow us to do some wine-tasting and if you like them, buy some wines. The orchard sells fruit, cider and jams. There is also an opportunity for morning tea or coffee at one of the stops. We will arrive for lunch around 1:00 -1:30pm, after which you return home at your leisure via your own route. More information in the next issue of the ViaWest and keep a look out on the ‗Events‘ calendar. There will be limited numbers, so a RSVP maybe have a think about it ...and pencil it into your calendar if you wish. Look out for the door prize...

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New Generation Jetta The New Generation Jetta Is Here: Larger And More Comfortable, Sustainable And Dynamic, And With A Bold New Styling The new Jetta is an entirely new vehicle. The appearance of its fully galvanised body shows this most emphatically. The new Jetta impresses as an independent vehicle and makes great strides forward in both concept and styling. The new model is 4.74 metres long, 1.47 metres tall and 1.78 metres wide. This makes the Volkswagen 19 centimetres longer than the previous model. The inter play of its exterior dimensions generates a powerful ratio of proportions. In parallel, the new Volkswagen ―Design DNA‖ sharpens its style. This has resulted in clear precise lines and athletically muscular surfaces, which give the sedan an elegant and dynamic style.

in details and – as a common conceptual thread – self-explanatory controls.

Designers and engineers have also crafted the interior right down to the last detail; now, the five-seater‘s quality and perfection in details clearly go beyond class boundaries. The extended wheelbase of the five-seat Jetta has enabled a rear seating layout that is appreciably more comfortable. ComJust like its exterior styling, the highquality impression made by the interior pared to the previous model, legroom has increased significantly. bridges the gap to the next highest class, significantly increasing the JetGerman engineering and craftsmanta‘s lead over its rivals. Inside, the new ship ref lect the highest level of quality Jetta offers an unparalleled perfection

and efficient technology and the new Jetta is a prime example of this. The new Jetta will be offered with the choice of TSI direct injection petrol and TDI turbo diesel power plants, all which are perfectly matched with either manual or Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmissions. As with every Volkswagen, the Jetta is offered with a comprehensive network of safety components. Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), six airbags, front safety optimised head restraints to reduce whiplash, heightadjustable head restraints for all three rear passengers comes as standard in the Jetta. Also standard, and for the first time in a Jetta, is the special Crash Impact Sound Sensor (CISS) system. This system detects crash intensity and ensures that the airbags deploy to their proper positions faster than ever. The new Jetta addresses the automotive challenges of our time better than the vast majority of the competition − with a remarkably comfortable interior, a stylish and powerful design, and maximum efficiency. (Continued on page 12)

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"50 Years of the Type 3" The Shannons Day of the Volkswagen is the biggest show of the year in the WA Volkswagen Calendar. Each year it is held on the first Sunday in December - for 2011 that is the 4th December. We thank Shannons Insurance for their continued support and sponsorship of this event for over 10 years now.

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sented for that class this year – the 2011 Judging Category List will be posted closer to the event. The Volkswagen Type 3 was introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, Internationale AutomobilAusstellung (IAA) and the line-up eventually included the notchback, wagon and fastback as well as the Type 34 Karmann Ghia.

The 2011 Shannons Day of the Volkswagen has moved to McCallum Park. A shorter The 2011 Shannons Day of the show will see gates open Volkswagen is open to both members from 10:00am to 11:30am for and the public, to show their VW's or to entry with the show running come along and have a look. It is not from 11:00am to approx. restricted to VW branded vehicles, as 3.00pm on the day. Trophy all vehicles belonging to the VW family presentations commence (Karmann Ghia, Audi, and Skoda to 2:00pm, at the conclusion of name a few) are welcome! which gates will re-open for exiting. Gates locked for the The 2011 Shannons Day of the Volkswagen will celebrate “50 Years safety of all patrons at the show. of the Type 3” and we would like to see as many Type 3s as we can at the Vehicle entry is $10, while show. Additional trophies will be prethe public can come have a

End of VW Club Plates ? About 9 years ago the club came up with the concept of having its own identifying club plates. Since then the club has sold a number of plates to members and they are proudly displayed on their cars.

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look for free. There will be a Show and Shine, a new vehicle display, a swap meet and a show bag for the first 100 cars through the gate. The day will include a raffle, kids activities and of course refreshments - a coffee van, sausage sizzle and ice cream van. So come along and help make the Shannons Day of the Volkswagen in WA the best in the country!



sell enough plates we may be able to stop the retirement altogether.





We need to sell 10 sets of club plates by 4th December...Shannons 2011 Day of the Volkswagen...the last day for sales...maybe!































The fate of the VW Club

We have now received a letter from plates is now with you the Department of Transport our members! (Government of WA) that they intend to retire our club plates because of In an effort to make it easier for the club members to afford our club plates, falling sales. the club has decided to discount the DPI has introduced a minimum sales plates to $300 per set…yes you requirement of ten(10) sets of plates save $15 per set. per annum. This is less than what the plates cost Unfortunately one of the reasons for the club, we cannot make them any falling sales is the continual price hikes cheaper. by the department. Currently priced at You can contact the club at any time $315 per set of plates. for an application form and information At present the club has gained an ex- sheet or just to discuss your ideas. tension of time to be able to give you, our club members at least one more Some plate samples are on the right. chance to buy our club plates. If we

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Volkswagen Type 3... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The model received a facelift in 1970, when a 115 mm (4.5 in) noselengthening added 1.5 cu ft (42 L) to the luggage capacity.

The range launched in August 1961 with two models: the Notchback featuring ponton, three-box styling in a notchback saloon body, Volkswagen offered the and the Karmann Ghia 1500 Type 3 in a lower trim level (also known as the Type 34

Karmann Ghia) with a coupé body. The first Variant (known as the Squareback in the USA) with an estate body followed in 1962. The Fastback, or TL version, a fastback coupé, arrived in August 1965, at the same time the 1600 engine was introduced. Two convertibles were announced with the original models, but did not enter production. Volkswagen of America began importing the Type 3 beginning for model year 1966 in the "Squareback" ('Variant' badges were not used in the US market) and "Fastback" but not the Notchback configurations.

in Europe, marketed as the 1600A trim level. In the US, and for 1973 only, Volkswagen offered two trim levels of the Type 3 Fastback in the USA, marketed as the Type 3 Sedan and Type 3 Basic Compact. The Basic Compact featured reduced content, including limited color and upholstery availability and without belt line chrome, clock, electric rear window defogger — and with painted frames around the vent windows, a black cardboard front trunk liner over the gas tank without a liner on the sides of the trunk or over the firewall, plain vinyl door panels without door pockets and rubber mats in lieu of interior carAt the end of 1967, the Type pet.[citation needed] 3 'E' (Einspritzung) became the first German automobile Production ended in 1973 at in series production with the Wolfsburg plant, with electronic fuel injection production moving to VW's (Bosch D-Jetronic) as stand- new Emden plant, which ard equipment. was later retooled in 1973 to

build the first generation gine's displacement would Passat. The Wolfsburg plant eventually increase to 1.6 L was retooled to build the (1584 cc). Golf. It used a similar transmisEngine and drivetrain sion to the Beetle but with higher ratios. Unlike the The Type 3 was initially Beetle (Type 1), the Type 3 equipped with a 1.5 L (1493 engine and transmission cc) engine based on the airunit was mounted into a cooled 1200cc flat-4 found subframe (which contained in the Type 1, but given a the complete rear suspen69mm stroke it became the sion), in turn rubberbasis for the 1300cc and mounted to the floorpan and 1600cc engines that folbody, thereby isolating vilowed in the later Beetle bration and road noise from (Type 1) and Volkswagen the passenger space. Type 2 T1 and T2.[citation

needed] While the long block remained the same as the Type 1, the engine cooling was redesigned by putting the fan on the end of the crankshaft instead of on the generator. This reduced the height of the engine profile, allowed greater cargo volume, and earned the nicknames of "Pancake" or "Suitcase" engine. The en-

The original Volkswagen 1500 used a single sidedraught 32mm carburetor. In August 1963 VW introduced single- and twin-carburetor versions, respectively the Volkswagen 1500N, rated at 45 PS (33 kW; 44 hp), and the 1500S, 54 PS (40 kW; 53 hp) which had highcompression (8.5:1) domed pistons and twin down(Continued on page 11)

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Date: Wednesday 14th September Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Location: John Hughes Training Facility in Victoria Park 22 Teddington Street, Victoria Park (Next to ―Office Choice‖)

This is an invitation to ALL MEMBERS. The AGM is a forum for any ideas YOU have for the club in the coming year. It is also YOUR opportunity to vote for YOUR committee, or to stand for election to a committee position. Come along and have a say in YOUR club. See agenda outlined in the July ViaWest. Tea and Coffee provided. (Continued from page 10)

draught 32mm carburetors for more power. The Type 3 engine received a larger displacement (1.6 L) for 1966 (August '65) and in 1968 became the world's first volume production car to feature electronic fuel injection — pioneered by Bosch. The Bosch D-Jetronic system was offered on the Volkswagen 1600TE & LE version (E designating "Einspritzung" or "injection" in German). A similar Bosch injection system was used in the later Type 4 VW 411 and available for the Volvo P1800. Also introduced for 1968 was a fully automatic transmission.

sion was upgraded to double jointed CV joint semi trailing arm suspension (sometimes called IRS by VW enthusiasts to differentiate it from the previous swing-axle type), a design feature that previously appeared on the VW Type 2 in 1967.

Like the Type 1, The Type 3 offered both front and rear luggage areas, with greater volume and easier rear cargo accessibility via a rearopening boot (trunk) lid. In all four variants (Karmann Ghia, Notchback, A notable advance from the Type 1 to Squareback and Fastback), the engine the Type 3 was the front suspension was located under a panel in the rear — although similar to the Type 1, it trunk. The Type 3 also featured wall-to was the first Volkswagen front suspen-wall carpeting, and was available with sion to incorporate transverse round air conditioning in the US. torsion bars, as opposed to the Type 1's torsion leaves. The Type 3's torsion The original Type 3 with 5-stud wheels bars are cross-mounted in the lower used twin leading shoe drum brakes at tube, so that each individual torsion the front. In August '65 (the '66 model bar spans the full width of the car, the year) these were replaced by disc upper tube containing an anti-roll bar brakes, coinciding with the introduction that connects the upper trailing links to of the Fastback and 1600 engine. Theeach other. In 1968 the rear suspense have 4-stud wheels with 8 cooling

slots. Rear brakes were always leading/trailing shoe drums. Australian production The Type 3 was manufactured at Clayton in Victoria, Australia from 1963 in sedan, station wagon and panel van body styles, with the latter featuring black wood interior paneling and no side windows. Following the cessation of all local manufacturing by Volkswagen Australasia in 1968, the Type 3 was assembled from CKD kits by Motor Producers Limited at the same Clayton facility through to 1973.

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Volkswagen’s MY 2012 Golf Bluetooth and Media Device Interface Now Standard Equipment on Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen‘s Model Year 2012 Golf is here and is offering more technology as standard than ever before. Further increasing its competitive edge in the small/medium car segment, Model Year 2012 Golf and Golf Wagons (Trendline and above) will now be fitted with Bluetooth phone connectivity as a standard feature. In addition, Volkswagen‘s Media Device Interface (MDI) will also be offered as standard equipment on Comfortline variants and above. In short, new Volkswagen Golf 90TSI Trendline and Golf Wagon 90TSI Trendline models will include the convenience of Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming and phone book display. Golf 118TSI Comfortline, 103TDI Comfortline, GTD, GTI and R models, along with Golf Wagon 118TSI Comfortline and 103TDI Comfortline models, will feature Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming and phone book display as well as MDI which is supplied with a USB connection cable, all as standard equipment. Anke Koeckler, managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, commented: ―We are pleased to be able to offer this added extra as standard to our already competitively priced Golf range. Not only is the Golf one of Australia‘s safest and most award-winning vehicles, it is now even better value to own.‖

Volkswagen Presents Latest Efficiency Technology

therefore also fulfil the future EU6 emissions standard effortlessly. High efficiency does not exclude driving comfort: even when running on just two cylinders, the 1.4 TSI with its excellent engine balance is still very quiet and low in vibration.

Cylinder shut-off is active whenever the engine speed of the 1.4 TSI is between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm and its torque is between 25 and 75 Nm. This applies to nearly 70 per cent of the Worlds first cylinder shutoff system in driving distance in the EU fuel econofour-cylinder TSI my driving cycle. As soon as the driver presses the accelerator pedal suffiAt the beginning of 2012 it will already ciently hard, cylinders 2 and 3 are rebe ready: Volkswagens latest efficienactivated unnoticed. Volkswagen uticy technology, cylinder shut-off, will lises information from the gas pedal debut in the new 1.4 TSI engine. This sensor to detect the drivers mode of is another large step for Volkswagen driving. If the driving exhibits a nonin terms of saving fuel in its models. uniform pattern e.g. while driving in roundabout traffic or in a sporty style Volkswagen is the first manufacturer in the world to implement cylinder shut on a country road shut-off functionality is suppressed. -off on a four-cylinder TSI engine in high-volume production. The primary goal of the high-tech system is to significantly reduce fuel consumption by temporarily shutting off two of the four the Future of Commuting from Volkswagen cylinders during low to mid loads. In fact, cylinder shut-off reduces fuel NILS, a single-seat electric concept consumption of the 1.4 TSI by 0.4 litre vehicle that offers a glimpse of a new per 100 km in the NEDC driving cycle. form of minimalist mobility, has been When the Stop/Start functionality is unveiled ahead of its public debut at integrated, which deactivates the enthe Frankfurt Motor Show later this gine in neutral gear, the savings effect month. This concept car – which feaadds up to about 0.6 litre per 100 km. tures an aluminium space frame, wing

Meet NILS…

The greatest benefits of the cutting edge technology are realised while driving at constant moderate speeds. At 50 km/h, in third or fourth gear, savings amount to nearly one litre per 100 km. This new fuel efficient TSI will

doors and free-standing wheels – has the dynamic performance of a sports car, yet travels silently, and with zero emissions. (Continued on page 14)

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20 Beetle off-roader 22 The Club Magazine is --- West

23 1950s/ 60s VW sportscar (initials) 24 Dutch Beetle importer (first name backw ards)

26 Audi or 'Auto -----' 27 The Thing by another name

30 Pre 60s turn indicator 31 A yellow special edition beetle, the --- Bug

32 Dr --------, VWs chief from September 1949 35 After the split rear w indow s came the -----

36 Dr Ferdinand -------, VW pioneer 39 The four rings

40 The Type 2 became better know n as the ----42 A VW model, a polar w ind

43 Spanish VW

18 Literally translated as 'bucket-car' 19 Those famous initials

21 Not right hand drive (initials) 23 Builders of the Beetle cabriolet

25 United States of America (backw ard initials) 27 The Trekker by another name

28 Which country called the Beetle a 'Fusca'? 29 The flat four motor

31 Home of the SEAT 33 The Club's monthly outing

34 A WWII military Beetle w as the ----------- w agen 37 A VW model, Italian for w ind

38 A VW model, a Balkan breeze 41 Beetles do not need this for cooling

42 Volks has turned English 44 Production of the 'New Beetle' began here


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44 A Kafer, a Fusca, w e all know it as the ------

VW family vehicle.

11 The Type 166 had a propeller 17 Birthplace of Volksw agen

15 Pre-1967 Beetles w ere --- volts 16 Wagen in German is --- in English

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Can you find the deliberate crossword error? ‌‌...Solution in next month's Via West

Early Beetles had ---- w indscreens


The top of the range model used to be


13 Open w heel racers, formula --14 Part of the Wolfsburg emblem

Herbie No.53


Everything is alright

The US Golf is vermin in Australia



1961 - 1973. The ---- 3








The German freew ay is the ----bahn




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The NILS project is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, and is designed to be both technically realistic and economically supportable. ―NILS anticipates the future. The goal of the NILS project is to research a technically concrete and economically feasible vehicle concept for micromobility which restructures individual transportation to make it more efficient and environmentally compatible based on electric drive technology,‖ said Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management and Head of Development for the Volkswagen Brand. With a range of 65 kilometres and a top speed of 130 km/h NILS would be the ideal vehicle for the majority of commuters in Germany. According to the German Bureau of Statistics, 73.9 per cent of all commuters residing in Berlin and Munich cover less than 25 kilometres on their way to work. Cars have always been mirrors of their times – their design styles and technological standards reflecting a particular era – and NILS is no different. It uses emissions-reducing electric drive technology to fulfil the specific requirements of commuters. In Germany, for example, about 60 per cent of all commuters travel by car, according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics; of these over 90 per cent travel alone. Zeroemissions vehicles like NILS will offer these frequent drivers a new ecofriendly mobility solution. NILS is a very compact car that re-

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Page 14 hours) or at an electric vehicle charging station. The socket is located at the back underneath the rear lighting module.

The centrepiece of the electric drive system is the lightweight 19 kg electric NILS has the same basic layout as a motor together with its transmission Formula 1 race car, with the driver in and battery. Energy management is the middle, the engine in back, and via a high-voltage pulse inverter, which free-standing outboard wheels. The 17 – together with the 12-Volt DC/DC -inch alloy wheels are equipped with converter for the vehicle electrical sys115/80 (front) and 125/80 (rear) tyres tem and the charger – forms an inteoptimised for low rolling resistance. gral drive unit. All drive unit components are located compactly in an aluThough its inspiration may come from minium housing at the rear of NILS; Formula 1, the styling has its origins at drive is to the rear wheels. the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, Berlin. Designer Thomas The motor, battery and all other comIngenlath, the centre‘s director, said: ponents are so compact that there is ―NILS was designed to make a visual still space for a small but practical statement and transport a vision of the bootspace. The body-coloured area automotive future to the present. I am above the rear lighting module swings especially pleased that we managed to upward, revealing space suitable for implement the concept of the two glass items such as a case of drinks and a wing doors. This allowed us to create bag. large transparent surfaces and simulOptimal weight distribution helps to taneously to make entering and exiting ensure that NILS allows drivers not the vehicle very comfortable, even in only to commute with zero emissions, the most cramped of parking spaces.‖ but also to have fun while doing so. Because NILS is so compact and light- The lightweight NILS drives like a goweight (460 kg), it is a lot of fun to kart. The steering is purely mechanical drive. It has a top speed of 130 km/h, (the low weight means power assisand can accelerate to 100 km/h in less tance is unnecessary), while the electhan 11 seconds. This is achieved us- tric motor produces its maximum ing an electric motor with a reasonably torque of 130 Nm from standstill, via a small 15 kW nominal power and short- one-speed transmission. Suspension term peak power of 25 kW. A lithiumis by double wishbones front and rear; ion battery supplies the electric motor while ESP (Electronic Stabilisation with energy. The battery capacity (5.3 Programme) helps to tame any overkWh) enables driving ranges of up to exuberance on the part of the driver. 65 km, depending on the style of drivSafety is of course even more iming. A battery of this size is relatively portant than fun, and NILS is fitted with inexpensive, and can be charged eian automatic distance control system. ther via a conventional 230-volt electriThis uses radar sensors to scan the cal outlet (maximum charging time two space in front of the vehicle over a distance of about 200 metres and uses brake interventions to ensure that the distance to vehicles in traffic in front of the car does not drop below a specified minimum value. The system can even automatically brake the car to a stop, depending on the situation. Not only are the four disc brakes used to brake; electric traction by electric motor and battery regeneration can be used to brake as well. Last but not least, Front Assist is integrated in the automatic distance control system. This continually active system warns the driver of a potential collision; at speeds below 30 km/h, automatic braking can avoid a collision under some circumstances. (Continued on page 15)

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The instrument cluster is a seven-inch TFT display. The vehicle‘s speed is shown digitally in the middle, while energy flow is represented by bars. Another graphic display offers information on the driving range. The second central instrument is a mobile multifunctional device like the one used in the new up!: the Portable Infotainment Device (PID). It is snapped into the A-pillar to the right of the instrument cluster. Via touchscreen, the driver controls functions related to Navigation, Radio, Media, Telephone, Trip computer and – to pre configure the driving range – ‗Eco. The PID computes the expected driving range, then it not only displays the route on the map display, but also the radius and thereby the destinations that can be reached using the current battery charge.

sheet aluminium. Extruded aluminium is used in the side sills, the transverse profiles and the front and rear car secInitial facts: The new up! – a small tions. The front and rear side body are Volkswagen with great potential aluminium. Parts made of highstrength plastic include the bumpers up! offers maximum space and superb and the trim panels on the side sills. functionality over 3.54 x 1.64 metres The frames of the wing doors consist up! debuts as first car in its class with of three main elements: an inner secCity Emergency Braking To save on weight and costs, certain tion, a crash reinforcement section Wolfsburg, 21 August 2011 functional elements and controls do and an exterior part. When closed, Volkswagen has redrawn the map of without electrical assistance. The side they offer optimal crash safety. The mirrors, for example, are adjusted door windows are made of lightweight, the small car world. The goal: to develop a small car with charisma, a manually. The heating and ventilation scratch-resistant, layered polycarsmall car with maximum space on a system has full electronic control, and bonate, while the front window is minimal footprint, a small car with the there is seat heating. Located to the made of laminated safety glass. most fuel-efficient engines or an elecright of the steering column is the moThe headlights are striking bi-xenon tric drive, a small car with intuitive infotor start-stop switch; this round switch modules, while the indicator lights and tainment and operating systems, a is also used to select D, N or R. daytime running lights are white and small car with the safety of a large car. The aluminium space frame body was yellow LEDs. In the acrylic glass of the The result is the new up! It measures designed to be a highly effective safe- rear lights – integrated in the rear seca short 3.54 metres and is a specialist ty cell. The body in white is produced tion like small wings – the light generfor everyday urban living that was from extruded aluminium, cast alumin- ated by LEDs is routed via transparent thought through to the last detail. This ium and sheet aluminium. The roof semiconductors which (appropriately car – like the larger Polo and the even frame together with the door mounts, for an electric vehicle) consume minilarger Golf – will appeal to people of a roll bar, the bootspace and the front mal amounts of power. all ages and mobility wishes. bulkhead consist of high-strength Affordable for everyone. In launching the up!, Volkswagen is not only putting a new car in motion; it is also redefining the parameters of customisation and financing. This means that along with clearly delineated equipment lines on the up!, new features will be offered such as up! boxes – e.g. box sets for shopping, long trips or for children on board. The up! will have an infotainment system that owners can tailor to their personal profiles using apps. And because a small car needs to be affordable, a new financing model known as AutoCredit2 that is exclusively tailored to up! buyers will offer greater financial freedom thanks to its flexible configuration options. And for many people, this will make the goal of driving a safe and economical new

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car more attainable than ever. Like the Beetle back in the 1950s, one could say that the up! is once again "democratising" car driving. Launch in December. The up! will first be launched in the European market. It all starts in December. There are 3 versions for different budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level car, move up! the comfort-oriented one and high up! the top version. Directly at the car‘s market launch, there will also be 2 independent models based on the high up!: the up! black and the up! white. New generation of engines

design. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand says: "If the goal is to maximise space, the ideal form for a small car would be a rectangular box. In the up! we were able to sculpt such a box with a clean and powerful design that does not lose sight of space utilisation." The front end of the up! reveals much about the car‘s character. Klaus Bischoff: "The face is unmistakably that of a genuine Volkswagen, but with a very independent personality. Naturally, the familiar styling characteristics of our brand face can also be found on the up! – Dimensions and styling for the world‘s the emphasis of horizontal elements metropolitan areas and the connection of the grille and headlights to form a band, the accents Extremely long wheelbase. With its noted 3.54 metre length and 1.64 me- created by small angles and the chartre width, the up! is one of the smallest acteristic light signature of the headlights. But more than on any of the four-seat cars. The Volkswagen is 1.48 metres tall. Its overall length con- other models, the up! definitely shows a smile. The up! is simply appealing, sists of conspicuously short body First small car with City Emergency overhangs and a very long wheelbase and it appeals in a simple way!" Braking (2.42 metres) – a body layout that fully Uncompromisingly good use of interior Stops automatically. An important new utilises the space available in the new space 4.2 l/100 km with petrol engine. Debuting in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder petrol engines. They output 44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS. Combined fuel consumption as a BlueMotion Technology version (including a Stop/Start system): 4.2 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4.3 l/100 km (75 PS). Both of these 1.0-litre engines emit less than the 100 g/km CO2 limit. A natural gas engine with 50 kW / 68 PS with the same basic configuration will follow. Its combined fuel consumption of 3.2 kg/100 km (natural gas) is equivalent to a CO2 value of 86 g/km; as a BlueMotion Technology version the natural-gas powered up! even attains a low CO2 value of 79 g/km. There are also definite plans for an up! with an electric drive for the year 2013.

safety technology system is the optional City Emergency Braking. It is automatically active at speeds under 30 km/h, and it uses a laser sensor to detect the risk of an imminent collision. Depending on the vehicle‘s speed and the driving situation, City Emergency Braking can reduce accident severity by initiating automatic brake interventions – and possibly even avoid a crash. So far, the up! is the only vehicle in the segment to be offered with an emergency braking function for city driving.

Small giant. Space utilisation in the car is exceptionally good, because of its wheelbase – one of the longest in the segment – combined with an engine that is mounted well forward. Although the driver, front passenger and 2 rear passengers are travelling in a small car, it is by no means a cramped vehicle. On the contrary. Consider the boot: 251 litres are significantly more than is typical in the vehicle class of the up! When the rear seat is fully folded, cargo space even increases to 951 litres. These two values show that in its interior the up! will be a giant among small cars. (Continued on page 17)

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An interior design that is fun Lots of interior colour. Essentially, the up! interior has a very clean and wellorganised layout. The new Volkswagen also offers numerous clever and detailed solutions, fun styling and a level of quality that will enhance the market segment. Especially high-end is the Dash Pad, an instrument pad extending crosswise in front of the driver and front passenger. Depending on the equipment line, either decor paint or one of the 5 body colours is used in the interior. up! boxes – small things that make a big difference The developers of the up! asked themselves whether everyday living with the car could be structured in a simpler and friendlier way. Their answer was a decisive yes! Because it is often the small things that make a big difference. And that is how the idea of the up! boxes came about. Small, lightweight boxes for a wide variety of situations and needs. Take the "kid box", for example, that was designed for parents with small children; it includes a bag for the thousand small items that are essential with small children; and of course a toy to cuddle with and a lunch box for the obligatory snacks. Other up! boxes will be called the "city box" and the "travel box". And their names are their agendas.

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Volkswagen celebrates 20 years of partnership with FAW in China

Page 17 home of China and to create new jobs. We have laid the right foundations with targeted investments of €10.6 billion in capacity expansion and innovative and emotional vehicles." The People‘s Republic of China has been the Group‘s largest sales market since 2009, FAW-Volkswagen is a leading manufacturer in the country‘s automobile industry. The company produces Volkswagen and Audi brand vehicles as well as parts and components at its plants in Changchun, Chengdu and Dalian. With an evergrowing model range that today includes vehicles such as the Golf or the long-wheelbase Audi A6, FAWVolkswagen is targeting annual production in excess of one million units for the first time in 2011.

Apart from the joint venture with FAW, Volkswagen also operates a second joint venture in cooperation with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). In total, the Group with More than 15,000 skilled jobs created its Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands employs over 40,000 people at in two decades its production sites in China and is Winterkorn: Further growth in ―second aiming to sell more than two million home of China‖ expected vehicles for the first time this year.

Wolfsburg / Changchun, 26 August 2011 - One of the Chinese automotive industry‘s success stories began twenty years ago: In 1991, Volkswagen and First Automotive Works (FAW) set up the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. Some 4,500 guests celebrated the joint venture‘s 20th anniversary yesterday evening at a ceremony in Changchun. FAW-Volkswagen is currently one of China‘s largest automomaps + more – the Portable Infotainbile manufacturers and has built five ment Device (PID) million vehicles since operations beMobile Information. For the first time in gan. The anniversary vehicle, a ―New a Volkswagen, the maps + more sys- Magotan‖, left the assembly line in tem is now being offered, a mobile Changchun this week. The company Portable Infotainment Device (PID). In expects annual production to top the the economically priced up!, this is a one million mark for the first time this system that is equally economical and year. was developed to organise the navigation, telephone, information and enter- At the ceremony in Changchun Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of tainment areas. In cooperation with Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Navigon, one of the world‘s leading looked back on 20 exciting and sucsuppliers of navigation systems, a special solution was tailored to the up! cessful years of cooperation. The FAW-Volkswagen joint venture is towhich is affordable for all buyers – maps + more. The user simply snaps day one of the largest and most innovative car manufacturers in China. the PID into place above the centre "Together with our partner FAW we console. Unlike many other similar have played a decisive role in shaping systems of this type, maps + more mobility in China and created more melds with the car‘s network of systhan 15,000 jobs," Winterkorn said. tems much better: navigation, tele"Alongside our strong partners we are phone and infotainment can now be aiming to grow further in our second controlled and viewed via the PID

FAW-Volkswagen: Key facts 1988: Start of cooperation with First Automobile Works (FAW) in China Licensed production of Audi 100 begins 1991: "FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd." founded in Changchun, Changchun plant built 1995: AUDI AG incorporated into FAW -Volkswagen as the third shareholder 1996: FAW-Volkswagen Sales Company founded 2004: FAW-Volkswagen‘s second plant opened in Chengdu, "Volkswagen FAW Platform Company Ltd." and "FAW Engine (Dalian) Company Ltd." founded 2007: Volkswagen FAW Engine in Dalian begins production 2011: Capacity expansion at FAWVolkswagen in Chengdu begins 2011: Construction of a new FAWVolkswagen plant in Foshan gets underway

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