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CONTACT US VOLKSWAGEN CLUB OF WA (Inc)

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YOUR COMMITTEE (cont’d) EDITOR:

0407347340

PO Box 175

Ray Willis

viawest@vwclubwa.com

Victoria Park

CO-EDITOR:

Western Australia 6979

Shane Williams

ABN:

31 610 140 537

CONCESSION LICENCE:

TELEPHONE:

(08) 9342 8703

John Vogiatzakis

E-MAIL:

info@vwclubwa.com

CMC LIAISON OFFICER:

WEBSITE:

www.vwclubwa.com

John Vogiatzakis

MAIL:

SOCIAL SECRETARY: YOUR COMMITTEE

(08) 9375 3082 (08) 9375 3082

0402 589 186

Jamie Barrett

PRESIDENT:

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PROPERTY OFFICER:

Ray Willis

executive@vwclubwa.com

Richard Hines

VICE PRESIDENT:

SPORTS ORGANISER:

Jason Phillips

Vacant

SECRETARY:

(08) 9332 6919

PUBLICITY OFFICER:

Rod McSwain

administration@vwclubwa.com

Vacant

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Currently grouped under ―Events Coordinator‖ Ray Willis

MEMBERSHIPS:

GENERAL COMMITTEE:

Rod McSwain

Colin Seth, Merrick Paget , Dave Moore, Patrick Spateri

TREASURER:

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WEBMASTER:

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finance@vwclubwa.com

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VIAWEST MAGAZINE

VOLKSWAGEN EVENTS

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 chrono-

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 JULY 11 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.

Membership and Birthdays Welcome to new members

James Woodward & Corinne Chambers

IN THIS ISSUE

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The Club ............................. p 2 The Club (contd) ................. p 4 A word from the Editor ........ p 5 VW Event Calendar ............ p 6

Currently the club has a very healthy

Club Run July ..................... p 7

116 memberships.

Bran Nue Dae ..................... p 8 New Volkswagen  Golf GTD ...................... p 9

Happy Birthday to the following members for

JUNE 2010

 Ken Johnsen

 Golf R ........................... p 10

 Kim Shurman

Moondyne Festival .............. p 11

 Michelle Dufall

Aussie VW in Alaska ........... p 12

 Raoul Lempriere

Road Test - Jetta ................ p 15

 Robert Gardiner

Volkswagen News

 Peter Doran

 Sophie Glasfurd

 Alexander Beckley

 Steve Hart

 Allie Lafferty

 William Kuenzel

 Amie Churack

 William McCall

 Darren Stoney

 Zahra Stoney

 Eric Matz  Gary Dowse  Kayla Palmer

 Best Van of the Year..... p 17  Polo Saloon .................. p 17  Red Bull ........................ p 18  New Phaeton ................ p 18  New CrossPolo ............. p 20

Happy Birthday to anybody that has a birthday in June and we do not have your date on our records.

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2011 Toodyay Bug-In

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The National 2011 event will be held in and around the town of Toodyay and hosted by the VW Club of WA Inc (Friday 22nd April

to Monday 25th April). The four days of the Bug-In are filled with social get-togethers and events including the mandatory welcoming event on the Friday night; a show and shine; a motorkhana and a presentation dinner. The event will attract people from all states as well as our club members here in WA. Those who do not receive an electronic copy of the magazine will find a copy of the 2011 Bug-In Bulletin enclosed with this magazine. The club website will continually be updated as new information comes to hand. We must point out that the club is NOT booking accommodation. Where you choose to stay is your decision. You will need to book early and bookings must be made through the Toodyay Visitors Centre...see our Toodyay 2011 Brochure. There is also an Accommodation Guide on the website. One of the main things to remember is that if you are contemplating coming along to the Bug-In, booking your accommodation is a priority.

Road trip 2011

The Road Trip is planned to be a 4 ½ day tour that will begin on Tuesday morning 26th April after the Bug-In being held in Toodyay over the Easter weekend of 22-25 April 2011.

It will travel a loop of the South West of WA taking in all the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and feel of everything that the area has to offer in a brief but extensive experience. It will cover a distance of approximately 1050 km with overnight stops in Bunbury (340 km- port), Margaret River (150 km - wine country), Pemberton (200 km - timber country) and Bunbury again (220 km), before finishing in Mandurah (140 km) for a farewell luncheon. Mandurah is 60 kms and 40 minutes south of Perth via the Kwinana Freeway. Ray Willis

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indicates a club run

VW Event

Calendar

This Month Wednesday 2nd

June 2010 ALFRED’S of GUILDFORD 7pm cnr of Meadow & James St Guildford

Wednesday 9th

MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING

Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

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

EVENT COORDINATION MEETING - Bug-In 2011

Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ Wangara Volkswagen, Wangara

July 2010 Wednesday 7th

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

Wednesday 14th

MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING

Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ John Hughes Volkswagen, Victoria Park Sunday 25th #

GERMAN CAR DAY

Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

See page 7 Wednesday 28th

EVENT COORDINATION MEETING - Bug-In 2011

Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ Wangara Volkswagen, Wangara Friday 30th

ANNUAL QUIZ NITE

Contact: Richard Hines 9342 8703

Organised by the Council Motoring Clubs

August 2010 Wednesday 4th

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

Wednesday 11th

MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING

Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ John Hughes Volkswagen, Victoria Park

Wednesday 25th

EVENT COORDINATION MEETING - Bug-In 2011

Contact: Ray Willis 0407 347 340

6:30pm @ Wangara Volkswagen, Wangara

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July Club Run - Sunday 25th German Car Day at Northam All fans of German cars, of any make, are welcome to join us at the annual German Car Day, to be held again this year at Northam, on Sunday 25 July 2010. It will be a drive from Midland to Northam via Gidgegannup. Meet at Centrepoint Shopping Centre car park in Midland between 9:30am and 10:00am for the drive. On arrival in Northam, the cars will be displayed at Bernard Park, by the Avon River. Participants will be able to have lunch at a number of eating establishments in Northam, or bring a picnic lunch. We anticipate that the Shire of Northam will be arranging some other activities for the day. Adjacent to Bernard Park, the Porsche Club will be staging a motorkhana and it's open to any German car. There is a $10 fee for each participating vehicle to be collected at Midland or Bernard Park. A showbag is being prepared for each participating vehicle.

VW CLUB OF WA (INC) MEMBERS While our club members are encouraged to join in the cavalcade organised by the MBCCWA, we have in previous years provided the option of joining our own convoy on the German Car Day. Our departure point will be published in the July magazine. We will meet from 9:00am for a 10:00am sharp departure. A planned route will take us to Northam, about 130 kms. We will be parking in the VW designated area in Bernard Park that has been set aside for us. I hope to see you there on the day! Contact on the day is Ray Willis 0407347340

Mercedes-Benz Car Club of WA (Inc)

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Sat 3rd April - BRAN NUE DAE - Movie Night PHOTOS

Annual Quiz Night 7:00pm FRIDAY 30th JULY HOSTS: FE-FC Holden Car Club of WA VENUE: St JEROMES PARISH HALL, Cnr Troode St & Rockingham Rd MUNSTER $10 a head Tables of 8

 The VW Club of WA is organising tables. If you are interested in attending, please contact: Richard Hines CMC Liaison Officer on (08) 9342 8703 or email to: executive@vwclubwa.com

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Comeback of a Classic: new Golf GTD The Golf model line-up has been growing in leaps and bounds: At the end of 2008, the sixth generation of the bestseller was launched in Europe. Shortly thereafter, in early 2009, the new Golf arrived in Australia. Then, the current Golf GTI was vaulted to centre stage, closely followed by the new Golf Wagon. And now the lineup continues: with the new Golf GTD. Its 125 kW power level makes it the highest-performance production Golf with a diesel engine today. The code letters GTD have revolutionized the diesel market with its turbocharged diesel engine; a diesel that is not only economical but exceedingly sporty too. GTD key performance data: The new Golf GTD is powered by a highly advanced common rail TDI engine with a torque of 350 Newtonmetre, fuel efficiency of 5.5 litres and CO2 emissions of 145 g/km. The GTD sprints from 0km/h to 100 km/h in just 8.1 seconds.

formance. That is why the GTD shows such a clear affinity to the new Golf GTI (155 kW). While the GTI is in a league of its own with an efficient TSI engine that offers the performance of far more expensive sports cars, the Golf GTD is making its debut with phenomenal fuel economy and a range of approx. 1,000 kilometres (with a 55 litre fuel tank).

engine with six cylinders. Just as pioneering is the six-speed DSG gearbox from Volkswagen: Just as on the Golf GTI, on the Golf GTD too there will be an optional dual clutch transmission in place. The Golf GTD with DSG also accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds and consumes just 5.8 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres on average (152/km CO2).

GTD high tech:

GTD exterior:

The car‘s technical ingredients are among the most advanced that the market has to offer. Naturally, the focal point of this high-tech composition is the TDI engine. Its specific torque is 176.4 Newton-metre per litre engine GTD affinities: displacement. In practically any driving The Golf GTD speaks to all diesel fans situation, the 16-valve four-cylinder who value a maximum in dynamic per- engine offers the power of a sports car

The car‘s visual appearance is impressive too. The GTD – equipped with a chassis lowered by 15 millimetres, 17inch alloy wheels and 225 section tyres – shows parallels and once again a similarity to the GTI in terms of its styling and features. Consider the front end, for example: Among the hallmarks of the GTD and GTI are their bumper designs with standard front fog lights in a typical vertical layout. Their headlights and radiator grilles share the same construction as well. In the case of the GTD, the horizontal stripes in the radiator grille – typical of the GTI – are styled in chrome. At the rear, the turbo-diesel also has a diffuser, but it is modified: The diesel Golf can be recognized by the twin chrome tailpipes of its exhaust system in the diffuser. The taillights are also smoked. GTD interior: (Continued on page 10)

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Page 10 ever before and at the same time, it is the most fuel-efficient Golf R of all times. A high-class sports car with compact-class fuel economy.

The data in detail: The Golf R sprints The car‘s interior follows Volksfrom 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 secwagen‘s GT philosophy as well. And onds. The Golf R performs even better this means ergonomics in its purest when shifted with the optional direct form, supplemented by features taishift gearbox (DSG): It leaves the 100lored to the Golf GTD. The ―top sport PRESS RELEASE AND SPECS ON km/h mark behind it in a sensational seats‖ – the same as the ones used in CLUB WEBSITE... 5.7 seconds. The best data: While the the Golf GTI – define a higher stanretired Golf R32 processed 10.9 litres dard. Their long-distance touring and fuel per 100 kilometres, the new Golf racing properties are legendary, as is R only needs 8.7 litres. This translates their styling. In contrast to the GTI, the to a 1.2 litre better fuel efficiency than black sport seats of the GTD are comthe previous model. Accordingly, CO2 plemented by a light grey colour in the emissions are reduced from 259 to diamond stripe pattern instead of red. 201 g/km (manual) and for the autoAnother highlight is the three-spoke matically shifted Golf R DSG, CO2 leather sport steering wheel. And, as New Golf R with 188kW and 8.7 Litre emissions are as low as 197 g/km. on the steering wheel, the parking Combined Fuel Consumption The enormous efficiency gain of the brake grip and gearshift surround are new Golf R is not some magic trick The new Golf R is here. Designed by also finished in leather. The instrurather it is the result of intelligent ment and door trim areas are treated Volkswagen Individual. All-wheel downsizing. Its legendary predecessor with ―Black Stripe‖ gloss-black ac- driven. As the flagship of the model series it is equipped with standard Bi- generated its power from a displacecents. Xenon headlights, LED daytime run- ment of 3.2 litres and six cylinders. In GTD is fully equipped: ning lights and LED rear lights. Shifted the new model, however this is accomplished with four cylinders and 2.0 Furthermore, Golf GTD features in- manually or by optional DSG. At litres of displacement, which equals a 188kW it is the more powerful than clude details such as chrome bezels highly advanced direct injection petrol engine with turbo-charging (TSI). Most noticeable at the fuel pump and on the winding mountain road, this high-tech alliance is superior to a classic six cylinder with multi-point injection.

New Golf R; More Power, Less Fuel:

Proving that even the sound of a four cylinder can leave a strong impression are the fifth and sixth generations of the Golf GTI, also powered by a four cylinder TSI. And the Golf R − and the chrome dual tailpipes of its soundoptimized exhaust system − display a significantly broader "sound spectrum". The TSI's torque characteristic is just as impressive. By comparison, the six cylinder of the previous model developed a maximum torque of 320 Newton-metres at 2,500 rpm. That too was remarkably good however the turbo four-cylinder direct injection engine of the new Golf R, on the other hand, transfers 330 Newton-metres torque at 2,400 rpm and can maintain this peak value up to 5,200 rpm. This means that the new Golf R truly delivers a fascinatingly high level of fundamental dynamic performance. PRESS RELEASE AND SPECS ON CLUB WEBSITE...

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in Alaska

by Greg Wilkinson Email: wilkfam@mtaonline.net You can only imagine the looks I get driving a right-hand drive 1963 VW Bug in Alaska. First, people notice the bright red bug…then suddenly realize I‘m driving it on the ―wrong‖ side (or, as I so often correct them, ―NO, it‘s the RIGHT side!‖) ―Clayton‖ (named after the Clayton Manufacturing Plant in Victoria) was shipped to Alaska in 1980 when a US Navy man returned home from service in Western Australia. The sailor had brought Clayton home with plans to restore him. The bug was parked in his dad‘s backyard in Anchorage, Alaska, covered with a blue tarp, and left there to rot away for the next 20 years. Fast-forward to 2000. After years of wanting to restore an old car, my wife and I finally decided that a VW Bug would be the best option. I had owned a number of VWs in high school and college, my wife owned a Bug when we got married, and we had owned a Karmann Ghia when we lived in

Hawaii. So, continuing the VW tradition just made sense. The next step was to find a Bug suitable for a fairly simple rebuild. Once I started looking around, someone told me about an Australian Bug parked in a man‘s backyard. It seems that many had tried to talk him into selling the Bug before, but without success. Now it was my turn. I explained the situation to the man, and as he shook his head he said, ―Today‘s your lucky day – I‘m tired of dealing with the Bug, and want it out of the yard. Five hundred dollars and it‘s yours.‖ We went out and pulled the tarp off the Bug. Wow, what a rust bucket! Sad thing is — this Bug was probably rust free when it left Western Australia, but 20 years of sweating under a tarp had really done a number on the metal. I opened the driver side door, reached in and turned the window crank, and the window crashed to the bottom of the door! I knew this was going to be a lot more work than I had imagined, but loved the idea of owning the only right-hand drive Australian VW in Alaska. After 20 years of just sitting there the car had sunk up to its pan in the dirt. We hooked-up a tow rope and yanked it from the ground. Twenty years later (Continued on page 13)

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and three of the four tires still held air! We rolled Clayton out to the street, where I removed the flat and took it to a gas station to have it repaired. A half hour later we were rolling on four fullyinflated tires onto the flat bed of a tow truck for the trip home. After a thorough cleaning, gutting the interior, and removing the gas tank we pulled the body from the pan. I‘m sure those in W.A. can appreciate the amount of red dirt that was removed from every corner of the Bug. The amazing thing about the pan was that it was completely rust free! Even the panel under the battery was solid! An Aussie I met years later told me that his uncle worked in the VW plant and claimed that the pans in Australia were built ―extra thick.‖ True? Regardless, it was a sight to behold. We stashed the body at the side of the house and went to work on the pan. Front-end and transaxle were removed and the pan was wire-brushed and coated with Zero Rust paint. The front-end was rebuilt with all new link pin assemblies and new steering box, while the transaxle was replaced by a rebuilt tranny from a 67. All brakes were replaced, along with slave cylinders, a new master cylinder, hard lines and rubber hoses.

The original 1300 engine was replaced with a fully rebuilt stock 1600, all new clutch and pressure plate, and a used gas tank was restored and installed. For the body work, I placed an ad in the newspaper ―Backyard body man wanted to restore a VW bug.‖ I had several offers, some too low, some too high, until a man came along who had the experience and a price that seemed just right. Before hauling the body out to his shop, I took it to a friend‘s shop where I completely sand blasted the body — top and bottom — and had my friend undercoat/seal it. My body man turned out to need all four fenders (skirts), a new hood (bonnet) and a deck lid before he was through. I also had him coat the undersides of everything, including the interior, with truck bed liner. It gives the car a nice solid feel. I installed the interior, cloth headliner with tan vinyl seats and oatmeal square weave carpet. I rebuilt the steering wheel using a two-part epoxy steering wheel rebuild kit. The car was completely rewired with all new wiring, switched to 12-volt, and a hidden stereo was installed in the glove box. The stock wheels were replaced with chrome rims and some used tires I bought from the mechanic who rebuilt the engine. (Continued on page 14)

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Chrome blade bumpers were used in place of the rusted out original ―towelrack‖ bumpers. In May 2003 Clayton was back on-theroad. Clayton had many parts stamped with the original Australia VW symbol — the tire rims, and inside the door handles — but since no one could see them I had decals made with the distinctive VW and two kangaroos symbol and put one on the engine (along side my VB covered coil) and one in the trunk Over the years I‘ve replaced the seat covers with cloth inserts, installed an original right-hand drive correct Bambus shelf under the dash, and mounted a gooseneck mirror on the lefthand side (critical when driving on the right here in the U.S.!) I purchased the blinds for the rear window off eBay Australia. A decent set of ―towel rack‖ bumpers were purchased at a swap-meet. The front turning indicators are motorcycle after-market units. I‘ve replaced the rear tires with wide-whitewalls and will do the same to the front (fake whitewalls are there in the meantime.) I‘ve beefed-up the engine a bit with dual carburettors and tuned exhaust. At car shows I fly an Australian flag from the radio antennae and put the original W.A. license plate out for display. I‘ve met a number of Australians who always enjoy seeing something from home. I‘m always looking for ways to make Clayton even more authentically Australian, so if you have any ideas, please send them along. Clayton is my pride and joy. I only drive him in the summer here in Alaska (May through September) and look forward to that first ride every year, and those funny looks again that tell me, ―Hey, you‘re driving on the wrong side.‖

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range. Once above 3,500rpm the turbo takes over and provides extra power higher in the rev range. These two combine to achieve the 118kW at 5,800rpm and 240Nm of torque at 1,500-4,500rpm and have also given the 1.4 Litre TSI engine the 2009 International Engine of the Year award and Best Green Engine in 2009. The combined fuel economy I achieved on my test was 7.4l/100km, which isn‘t far from the claimed 6.6l/100km, considby Shane Williams ering my country trip to Toodyay and some heavy acceleration combined Unlike Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars, with city traffic/peak hour driving. the VW Jetta isn‘t oversized and slugThe 7 speed DSG (Direct Shift Geargish. box) also helps with achieving the When I was first offered a drive of a great fuel economy as the electroniVW I was told the VW GTi would be cally controlled clutch and gearshift the car I would be collecting. To say I uniquely pre selects the next gear and was excited would have been an un- seamlessly transfers power to mainderstatement, after reading Ray‘s tain traction and acceleration, changgreat Road Test in the last club maga- ing gears within 3-4 hundredths of a zine. second. Even the Millenium Falcon couldn‘t change gear that quick to get Then when that car wasn‘t yet availinto Hyperspace. able to test drive I was offered a VW JETTA, and I had mixed feelings, my This Jetta has all the boxes ticked, basic assumption was it is Golf, but Leather interior and heated seats (all with a boot. Well I can tell you, that electric adjustment for driver), Sat within two minutes of driving this car I Nav, Dual zone climate control aircon , was truly impressed. With its powerful Media Device Interface, six airbags, 118kW, 1.4 Litre TSI Twincharger ABS, EBD, ESP, Brake Assist, Hill (supercharged and turbocharged) en- Start Assist, Optical Parking System gine coupled with the 7 speed DSG with front and rear sensors, Remote gearbox and wonderful fuel economy, opening boot, Multi-Function in dash the time has come where fuel efficient, display, rain sensing wipers, Cruise low emission engines are fun to drive. Control, Bi-Xenon self levelling and cleaning headlights, sports package The high speed mechanically driven including 17‖ Avignon Alloy wheels, compressor (supercharger) is there to front fog lights, sports suspension and eliminate turbo lag low in the rev dark tinted rear side and rear windows. When I remotely opened the boot, it looked cavernous. The lid automatically raises to the open position, which is handy when your hands are full of shopping bags. Other handy features are a pull down handle which holds your shopping bags so they don‘t go sliding around in the boot and a partitioned area on the side, I suspect to hold drink bottles in the upright position. The 527 litre boot is actually larger than a VE Commodore, which is 496 litres. You could fit 2 R2-D2‘s and maybe even a C3PO in the boot. The interior of the Jetta is spacious and very comfortable. With all the drivers controls close at hand it makes driving a pleasure. Like a lot of European the first time you drive one of these cars when pulling out of the (Continued on page 16)

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drive way the windscreen wipers come on? Oh bugger again the indicators are on the left side of the steering wheel. But after a few corners it‘s like second nature. Nearly all controls have electronic adjustment, and a nice red backlight hue. The main instruments, speedometer, tachometer have blue numbering and have nice bright red pointers. The MFD sits right in the centre of the display and also has an easy to read digital display, including speedo, which makes keeping an eye on your speed easy, when not using the cruise control. The cruise control is one of the easiest I have ever used, but the cancel switch is sometimes too easy to push and turn off rather than just cancelling. The leather seats are comfortable and

very supportive, and the heated electronic adjustable driver‘s seat has so much forward and rearward adjustment, anyone from the size of a Ewok to Chewbacca would find a comfortable seating position. I loved my time driving the Jetta, and like many other people pre conceived ideas don‘t fit with anything that VW has ever built. First looks are often deceiving, as in this case, but the proof was in the driving, and oh what a drive. The VW club had a small display at the Moondyne festival in Toodyay on the 2nd May, which is where I drove the Jetta too. And unfortunately my passion for all things VW didn‘t flow through the crowd that day, as I witnessed. The assembled parade of classic VW Beetles and Kombis/ Splitties and other classic cars including MG‘s, Austin‘s, Hotrods, Fords, Chevrolets among others had crowds taking photos of them all day long, but new cars don‘t have the passion or classic appeal. Well maybe in 30-40 years there maybe a few of the now new cars, including the Jetta, in a parade of their own at some country town or Day of the Volkswagen. But for now I enjoyed the drive and experience of a new car, and I look forward to the next club run/day where I can hop back into my 1967 Beetle and again enjoy its charm and character. Thanks to Volkswagen Group Australia and John Hughes Volkswagen for the loan of the car. I look forward to the opportunity next time for another test drive of another VW model. To be continued...............................

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Volkswagen Transporter Is Crowned ‘Best Van Of The Year’ The Volkswagen Transporter was awarded the trophy as ‗Best Van of the Year‘ in the 2010 Delivery Magazine Awards. The award was officially announced at a function in Melbourne. The updated Transporter range went on sale in April this year and represents a great value package when it comes to safety and innovative technology. On offer with three different engines as well as the optional awardwinning DSG gearbox from Volkswagen, it suits any budget and requirements. ―The Transporter has been a global success since 1947 and can rely on its excellent German engineering as well as the latest technological innovations the Volkswagen brand has to offer,‖ said Mr Phil Clark, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. ―I am very pleased to receive this award as

Karl Gehling, General Manager Press & PR Volkswagen, Nadine Nethery, Public Relations Specialist Volkswagen, Chris Mullett, Managing Editor and Publisher Delivery Magazine.

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a reflection of the convincing features Frank Wittemann, Head of the Volksoffered in our successful Volkswagen wagen Brand in Russia: ―The new SaTransporter.‖ loon extends Volkswagen‘s range of vehicles und builds a bridge from our Managing Editor and publisher of Debestsellers in Russia, the Passat and livery Magazine, Mr Chris Mullett, said the Jetta, to the small familiy car seg―Volkswagen has once again moved ment. With it, an even greater number to the head of the pack in light comof friends of our brand can choose a mercial vehicles. It has improved envehicle according to their taste and gine and fuel efficiency, reduced emispossibilities. The new vehicle complies sions, added higher safety levels and with the global quality standards of achieved all these goals in a package Volkswagen in every respect, while that illustrates the company reputation being very attractive in terms of price: for quality and driveability.‖ The Polo Saloon is being offered at a price from just a bit over 10,000 euros and up.‖ The new Saloon is being built on a completely new assembly line at Volkswagen AG‘s plant in Kaluga. The Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a new 1.6-litre Otto engine (77 kW / 105 PS). It can be combined with a 5-gear manual gearbox or a 6-gear automatic gearbox with sequential shift function (Tiptronic). Hence Volkswagen is the first automobile manufacturer offering their RusA first: a Polo specially developed for sian customers such an up-to-date t h e R u s s i a n m a r k e t automatic gearbox in this vehicle Moderate pricing: quality and reliability class. for a wide circle of customers A high level of safety is ensured alFor the first time in the history of the ready in the Trendline basic version— brand, a vehicle has been developed two airbags, head rests and threespecially for the Russian market, bear- point seat belts for all five passengers. ing in mind its specific climate and From Comfortline and up, the Polo is equipped with ABS as standard. In the street conditions. Highline top version, additional safety Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the systems are integrated that are norBoard of Management of Volkswagen mally unavailable in this class—for Brand with responsibility for Develop- instance: side air-bags and ESP. ment, says: ―The new Polo Saloon does not only fulfil the highest stan- The specific demands of Russian drivdards of modern automotive engineer- ers and the climate and street condiing. The efficient technologies, out- tions in Russia have both been carestanding active and passive safety fully taken into account during the new and the traditional high quality of work- Saloon‘s development: long-term tests manship and materials are ground- were conducted in different climate breaking for this class. In conjunction zones, and the street conditions in the with the timeless design, a level has most variegated regions in Russia been reached that is unprecedented in (Continued on page 18) this segment and this market.‖

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were examined. The available petrol qualities were tested repeatedly as well. Thus the vehicle has been equipped with an up-to-date and reliable engine that is ideally suited to those operating conditions prevailing in Russia, a galvanised, non-corrosive body and a wheel suspension geared to bad roads. Particularly robust paints were used for the car‘s paint job, and the chrome parts are also highly resistant to aggressive agents.

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wagen will be providing support to the series since 2005. More than 3.5 milraces as a global sponsor with vehi- lion people followed the races live last cles and logos. year, and another 270 million watched the events on TV. The races will be ―Motor sports – both on land and in taking place in eight countries on five the air – stands for sports competition continents this year. The next race will and technological innovation alike. be in Germany, the Red Bull Air Race Precisely these attributes also apply to will take place on the Lausitzring race our sports models,‖ says Jörn track on 8 August. The pilots will fly in Hinrichs, Head of Experience Marketthe Hungarian capital of Budapest on ing at Volkswagen. ―At Volkswagen, 20 August; the season wraps up with we have a tradition of supporting ata race in Portugal on 5 September. tractive, customer-oriented and emotional events, such as the GTI meet at Wörthersee recently, which attracted around 120,000 visitors. Hence the

The new Phaeton

One of the world‘s highest quality saloons got even better Flagship of the Volkswagen brand has fundamentally new front-end styling Online services and dynamic main beam control make their way into Phaeton

VW partners with Red Bull As a global sponsor of the Red Bull Air Race, Volkswagen is expanding its strategic partnership with Red Bull. Starting with the race at Windsor, Canada, on 6 June, the Wolfsburg automaker presents itself as an automobile partner of this one-of-a-kind motor sports competition in the air. The Volkswagen and Red Bull brands have been active as partners in highperformance sports events for six years running. Since 2004, the logo of the Austrian beverage company has been the constant companion of the successful Race Touareg team that scored a triple victory at the world‘s hardest marathon rally, the Dakar, just this January. The partners are now extending their successful cooperation even further: Starting with the upcoming race at Windsor, Canada, on 6 June, Volks-

Volkswagen produces one of the world‘s highest quality and most exclusive automobiles at the German Transparent Factory (Dresden): the Phaeton. The quality, style and travelling comfort of this saloon (standard all -wheel drive, air suspension and 4zone automatic climate control) set their own standards. The Phaeton is offered with two wheelbases as well as two rear seating versions (three Red Bull Air Race constitutes the ideal seat bench or two individual seats). environment to present our brand and Now Volkswagen has further perour sports models, like the Scirocco R, fected the brand‘s flagship. to a wider public.‖ The entire front end was redesigned, including the standard bi-xenon headlights with LED cornering lights. Also tuned to match this look are the new LED rear lights. In parallel, an abundance of new technical features are making their way into the vehicle. They include a new brake system, the Dynamic Light Assist (camera-based, The Red Bull Air Race has been dynamic main beam control) system staged as a global high-speed racing being introduced in a saloon for the first time, and a navigation system, which can integrate online data in the map display upon request. Moreover, thanks to an optional front camera the Phaeton "sees" traffic signs; speed limit signs are visualized in the instrument cluster (multifunction Alongside the global sponsoring of the Red Bull Air Race, Volkswagen is also engaged as team sponsor of the German pilot Matthias Dolderer. He will compete in future races with the logo of the Wolfsburg automaker on his airplane.

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display) and the central touchscreen of the centre console. The system will be the first in the world to recognize and display no-passing zone markings. The latest generation of the Phaeton will launch on the market in just a few weeks (Europe in June; China in August). V6, V8 and W12 engines: On the drive side, four engines are available (one turbodiesel, three petrol). The six, eight and twelve cylinder engines cover a power range extending from 176 kW / 240 PS to 331 kW / 450 PS. The six-cylinder petrol engine in the Phaeton is a V6 direct-injection engine (FSI with 206 kW / 280 PS). At the power levels above the V6 FSI, a V8 and a W12 petrol engine are available (246 kW / 335 PS and 331 kW / 450 PS). In the diesel area, Volkswagen offers an extremely fuel efficient and refined V6 TDI (174 kW / 240 PS) whose combined fuel consumption has been reduced from 9.0 to 8.5 l/100 km (equivalent to 224 g/km CO2). Design avant-garde: The Volkswagen Design-DNA developed by the Head of Design for the Group, Walter de Silva, defines the car‘s lines. In the area of the new front end, in particular, the design team added a measure of precision to the original, stylish and superlative image of this model. This gave the timelessly elegant Phaeton a broader and more powerful appearance: In keeping with the current Volkswagen Design-DNA, horizontal lines dominate the geometry. Different than on any other Volkswagen based

on this new DNA so far, in the Phaeton the radiator grille is not styled in glossy black; rather a completely new chrome element is used. This radiator trim has a decisive impact on the styling of the new Phaeton. Joining the left and right sides of the grille are the newly developed bixenon headlights with integrated LED indicator lights and LED cornering lights. The new bumper design complements the radiator grille and headlight styling. Here too, horizontal lines are the virtual common thread linking their design. Even the front fog lights now shine in LED technology. The rear section of the car was also modified. In this area, the design team chose not to change the classic, clear and powerful basic styling of the Phaeton; instead it developed new smoked LED rear lights. Similar to the front end, the rear bumper was also modified. In its side profile, the car‘s new side trim strips and narrow-styled

LED indicator lights in the outside mirrors stand out. Interior artistry: The interior of the Phaeton is one of the most elegant, high quality and comfortable of the entire luxury class. The styling is linear and timeless; the materials and quality of workmanship define the benchmark worldwide. Unmatched in quality are its technological concepts such as a draft-free 4-zone climate control system and 18-way seats with awardwinning ergonomics. As an alternative to the version with three rear seats (5seater), the saloon may be ordered with two electrically adjustable individual seats as an option (4-seater). The Phaeton is also available in an extended chauffeur version that is 120 millimetres longer. The possibilities for customising the saloon are practically limitless with numerous options from Volkswagen Exclusive covering a broad range of leather, Alcantara trim, wood accents and such features as a refrigerator and multimedia systems. This also applies to the new styling of the multifunction steering wheel; it can be ordered in either leather or a woodleather combination that is coordinated with the interior accents. Many customers in Europe – and those customers travelling to Europe - take advantage of the opportunity to configure their new Phaeton with original leathers, woods and paints right at the Transparent Factory. Infotainment systems: The thoroughly intuitive operation of the Phaeton was transferred unreservedly to the current generation radio/navigation system (RCD 810 as standard unit and RNS 810 as an option). The systems, whose features include 8-inch touch(Continued on page 20)

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and the system offers a clear gain in power range from 51 kW / 70 PS to 77 safety and driving convenience. kW / 105 PS. Buyers can choose from three petrol and three common rail Notes: All features, data and prices contained in (Continued from page 19) this press packet apply to models offered in TDI engines. Two of the six engines screen control, form one functional Germany. They may differ in other countries. All can be ordered with a 7-speed DSG, unit with the climate control and multi- information is subject to change and correction. like the one used on vehicles such as TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are registered media controls. In the new Phaeton, trademarks of Volkswagen AG or other compa- the Polo GTI. Volkswagen is offering - for the first nies of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and Fun and Cross: From special edition time - an Internet-based Google func- other countries. tion as a supplement to the map display of the RNS 810 radio-navigation system with 30 Gigabyte hard drive. The relevant data are loaded into the system via mobile telephone using a specially set up Proxy Server. Visualisation on the touchscreen display is the same as that of the Google maps "Satellite" view or the Google "Hybrid" map on the iPhone, which are familiar from the conventional Internet, and it includes Points of Interest that can be called up. In the Phaeton, the satellite images are of course supplemented by the selected route recommended by the navigation system. Ideally, the system loads the data over a UMTS connection. The telephone itself is fully integrated in the system via remote SIM Access Profile (rSAP). If a user wants to use a mobile phone with Hands-Free Profile (HFP) as an alternative (e.g. the iPhone), this is also possible in the new Phaeton (in this case, Google is not activated). The infotainment system can do even more. Thanks to an optional camera, it can now recognise traffic signs and show the relevant information on the touchscreen and/or the display of the multifunction display (located between the speedometer and tachometer). By the way, this is the first vehicle in the world to indicate no-passing zones to the driver. Electronic assistance systems: Assistance systems on the Phaeton include the new Dynamic Light Assist (dynamic main beam control), ACC (adaptive cruise control), Front Assist (surroundings monitoring system) and Side Assist (lane-changing assistant) systems. A tyre pressure monitoring system contributes to an even higher standard of safety. A completely new development is the optional Dynamic Light Assist: In conjunction with a camera integrated behind the front windscreen, the main beam modules of the bi-xenon headlights remain continually active; they are only masked in areas in which the system has analysed potential glare to other traffic participants. As a result, the driver has considerably more light to work with,

The New CrossPolo New CrossPolo Rocks in the Compact Class Five-door all-around vehicle with clever details and rugged all-terrain look

to production model The new CrossPolo continues in the tradition of its successful predecessors: the Polo Fun and the first generation CrossPolo derived from it. Originally, a production run of only 5,000 units was planned for the special edition Polo Fun, but great demand exploded all forecasts. The consequence: the step was taken from special edition to production model and to the Cross version.

New generation CrossPolo shows independent styling and range of colExterior: Tough qualities and lifestyle ours character The next generation CrossPolo is ready for new adventures. After the The rugged-sporty character of the Polo base version presented in 2009 CrossPolo – always produced as a and the Polo BlueMotion (debut in five-door – are reflected in many of its 2010) with its superior and possibly details. Especially striking: the indirecord-breaking fuel efficiency, and vidually styled front apron – in anthrathe Polo GTI that is also launching at cite colour - with integrated front fog this time, the CrossPolo now com- lights and large air inlet at the centre. pletes the series as a fourth model. It gets a black honeycomb insert borWith its refreshingly cheeky all-terrain dered by fine chrome trim. Towards its look, unique world of colours and fea- lower edge, the bumper finishes with a tures, and a higher ride height (15 mil- section in light silver with the visual limetre gain), the CrossPolo is very appearance of underbody protection. appealing as one of the most uncon- Taken from classic Polo styling are the upper radiator grille with its chrome ventional vehicles in its class. inlay and the VW logo integrated here; This all-rounder is powered by ex- the same applies to the dual headtremely fuel-efficient engines with a (Continued on page 21)

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lights with standard daytime running lights. The side profile of the CrossPolo also shows very tough qualities. Here sporty black wheelarch extensions and coordinated body sills set the styling. The latter continue visually into the lower door area. In off-road driving and in the jungle of metropolitan parking spaces, these rugged plastic guards protect the car from damage. Fitting the character of the CrossPolo are the 17-inch alloy wheels ("Budapest" style) in 5-spoke design with tyres in 215/40 format. Another unmistakable characteristic of the CrossPolo: the silver anodized roof rails. They are a traditional feature on this model, and are certainly not just decorative. They can be used to mount roof boxes and carrier systems with a weight of up to 75 kilograms. Colour coordinated with the roof railing, like on the previous model: the door mirrors that are always painted in silver. At the rear, the CrossPolo continues the rugged allterrain look in the bumper, whose lower section is also designed in a black, rugged plastic. At its centre, a separate section painted in silver catches the eye that is styled to look like a diffuser.

powerful style of the CrossPolo; offered exclusively on the new Volkswagen are the colours "Magma Orange" and "Terra Beige Metallic". Across the board, the upper areas of the bumpers and handles (door, tailgate) are painted in body colour, while the cover trim of the B and C pillars and the window frames are treated in a high-gloss black. Interior: Exciting and versatile

Page 21 steering wheel cover and the leathertrimmed parking brake handle are given the colour of the interior trim. The CrossPolo‘s high level of quality is illustrated by the dashboard; it is finished in "Slush" technology, which produces soft surfaces that are pleasant to the touch. The CrossPolo has an ample array of standard equipment. In the interior, specific standard features include height-adjustable sport seats, an asymmetrically split rear bench and backrest, pockets on the backs of the front seats and sliding drawers under them, leather-trimmed steering wheel, centre armrest in front (with storage compartment), pedal caps in aluminium look and chrome on various switches and components. The latter include the door handles, surrounds for the window lift switches and air vents. Also standard: electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric window lifts all around, illuminated make-up mirrors in the sun visors, multi-function display including tyre pressure monitoring (tyre pressure monitoring system, TPMS) and central locking with RF remote control.

The high-end interior of the CrossPolo is a fitting match to the all-terrain look of the exterior. Here it is primarily the two-tone fabrics of the sport seats, the rear bench and the door trim that create a friendly and youthful ambiance. Up to four different colour trims are available, depending on the exterior colour. While the outer areas of the seats are always in anthracite, customers can choose from the colours "Hot Orange", "Orange", "Latte Macchiato" and "Grey" for the inner seat panels and middle sections of the door trim panels. On seat contact surfaces for the back and legs the fabrics ("Dimension" pattern) all have a black webbed structure, making them more durable. The "CrossPolo" signature is embroidered into the backrests of the Estate car qualities: Cargo space infront seats. creases up to 952 litres

Throughout the cockpit, the materials are friendly to the touch. Take the steering wheel: It has a fine perforated leather cover; the steering wheel spokes are produced from a brushed Six exterior colours accentuate the chrome application. The seams of the

The new CrossPolo also shows off its versatile talents when it comes to space and efficient space utilisation. As mentioned, the rear bench can be folded with a standard 60:40 split. When it is completely folded, the car‘s cargo capacity increases from 280 to 952 litres. The dual cargo floor - adjustable to two height levels - creates a continuously level loading surface. Four tie-down eyes simplify secure fastening of the cargo to be transported, while two hooks in the side trim panels keep bags from tipping over. Engine variet y: Three petrol, three diesel and one 7speed DSG The six engines of the CrossPolo have power levels between 51 kW / 70 (Continued on page 22)

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PS and 77 kW / 105 PS. The entry level among the petrol engines is represented by the 70-PS version with a 1.2 litre displacement. Following at the next level is a 1.4-litre engine with 63 kW / 85 PS. The top petrol engine is the new 1.2 TSI with the mentioned 105 PS. This turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine accelerates the CrossPolo to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, reaches a respectable top speed of 188 km/h, yet has a combined fuel consumption of just 5.5 litres of fuel (equivalent to 128 g/km CO2). The highlight here: The Volkswagen not only attains these values in conjunction with the standard 6-speed gearbox, but also with the optional 7-speed DSG, an automatic. Also deliverable as an optional DSG version is the CrossPolo with 85 PS. Among the quietest engines of their kind are the three common rail, direct-injection turbodiesels (TDI) fitted with a particulate filter. All engines have 1.6 litre displacement and are available at the power levels 55 kW / 75 PS, 66 kW / 90 PS and 77 kW / 105 PS. All three variants need just 4.3 litres of diesel per 100 km in combined mode and emit just 113 grams CO2 per kilometre. The 90-PS version can also be combined with the direct shift gearbox as an option; in this case, combined fuel consumption is 4.6 l/100 km. All CrossPolo engines meet the limits of the Euro-5 emissions standard. Notes: TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG or other companies of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and other countries. Equipment information and technical data apply to models offered in Germany. They may differ in other countries.

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