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Presenting the Volkswagen Booth at the 37th Tokyo Motor Show

At the 37th Tokyo Motor Show, Volkswagen showcases its theme of "Brand Evolution."
Since its foundation, Volkswagen has remained true to the pursuit of its own brand core values: Quality, Durability, Reliability, and Functionality, and has given birth to numerous world-popular products. Now that we have entered the 21st century, Volkswagen continues its quest for further evolution in a bid to become a full-line car manufacturer, each model of which is to be "best in class," while adding sharper definition to its image as a youthful, innovative and distinctive automotive brand.
In the vanguard of the Volkswagen array on display will be new models, one of which embodies for the first time the new brand image within the Japanese Volkswagen line-up, the Touareg, as well as the New Beetle Cabriolet. These will be featured along with Volkswagen's full line-up from compact cars to premium automobiles. To highlight Volkswagen's "Brand Evolution," the New Golf, the Touran, and the Multivan that have only recently been presented in the brand's homeland, Germany, will also be on show. Last, but not least, another highlight of the show will be the design study of a sports car named Concept R. In short, the 37th Tokyo Motor Show promises to be a prophetic harbinger of the dynamic changes expected of the Volkswagen brand.

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VOLKSWAGEN Group Japan KK
Head Office : 5-10 Akemi-cho , Toyohashi-shi , Aichi 441-8550 , Japan
Tokyo Office : ARK-Mori Blg.31F 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6031,Japan

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Presenting the models on display
The New Golf (Reference Model)

Since the first model went on sale in 1974, more than 22 million of the Golf have come off the line. Capturing the hearts of fans around the world, the Golf has become the benchmark of the compact car category. This August, the eagerly awaited fifth generation Golf debuted in Germany, and this year's Tokyo Motor Show will reveal the model for the first time to the Japanese public. The New Golf, with its even more dynamic and distinctive styling, will carry on the long tradition of success that marked its predecessors. It also represents a major step forward by Volkswagen in the evolution of engine and chassis technology.

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Touran (Reference Model)

In spring 2003, Volkswagen proudly announced its innovative compact mini van, Touran, in Germany. The Touran was developed as a multipurpose vehicle which offers exceptional utility and practicality in all of family, leisure, and business use. Innovation has transformed not only the parts that can be seen - the body and the interior - but also the hidden parts - the engine and the suspension - which have all benefited from a design based on the new concept approach. The multi-functional interior layout boasting superior space efficiency and running performance well above its class are a few of the innovations that give the Touran its convincing edge and qualify it as a mini van worthy of the name Volkswagen.

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Multivan (Reference Model)

The Multivan is a transporter of the new age that incorporates, within its square body, superior utility and versatility as well as excellent drivability. The exterior is characterized with smooth surface and flowing lines, and the integrated outline, that flows from the doors through bonnet to headlamps, offers a sense of integrity, while the interior, with ample use of high-quality materials and meticulous attentions to the details, offers a top level of comfort. In Europe, the Multivan is available in three basic versions: the Basicline, Comfortline, and Highline.

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Lupo (Model on display : GTI )

The Lupo is a quality small car which represents Volkswagen's core values at its very best. The body, notwithstanding its "cute" image, benefits from Volkswagen's solid technology. Easy maneuvering and practicality, inherent to a small car, as well as brisk running performance are among the major attributes of the Lupo. In April of this year, the powerful and stylish Lupo GTI was introduced into the Japanese market. With its lightweight body and 1.6-litre DOHC engine, it has further enhanced the charm of the entire Lupo line.

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Polo

With its sophisticated styling, superb design quality and high level of dynamic performance, the Volkswagen Polo has developed new dimensions in the compact car category. Its precision-built, high-quality body is also extremely rigid, and coupled with a number of advanced safety measures, ensures a level of passenger protection unrivalled in its segment. The Polo is available as a sporty, stylish two-door or refined four-door model; the latter comes with the optional leather interior.

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Golf Wagon (Model on display : GT)

The Golf Wagon is a stylish and sophisticated compact wagon which inherits all the attributes of the original Golf (hatchback) while enhancing utility and versatility. Styling in European taste, comfortable cabin, and large and square luggage space make the Golf Wagon an attractive choice for active sportsmen as well as families. In Japan, three models are available; the casual E, the refined GLi and the sporty and powerful GT, which is powered by a 150PS 1.8-litre turbo engine.

Bora (Model on display : V5)

The Bora is a compact car which adds premium qualities to the traditional values of the notchback sedan. The sophisticated sedan style, interior with lavish use of top-quality materials, and excellent dynamic performance make the Bora a benchmark of its category. In Japan, the Bora is available in three versions: the Bora with a 2.0-litre engine; the Bora V5 with a 2.3-litre V5 (narrow 15-degree V-angle) engine; and the Bora V6 4MOTION with a powerful 2.8-litre V6 (narrow 15-degree V-angle) engine and an advanced full-time 4WD system.

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New Beetle (Model on display : Turbo)

Bringing home the idea that a car can be "more fun," the New Beetle was designed to bring a smile to the faces of people all over the world. Whilst remaining true to the character of the original Beetle, the New Beetle is newly born in every detail. It is at once the archetype of a car, as in the drawing of a child, unconstrained yet recognizable from any angle. The New Beetle comes in a line-up that includes the base model, the more opulently furnished Plus with leather seats, and the powerful and sporty Turbo.

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New Beetle Cabriolet

The New Beetle Cabriolet adds another dimension to the "fun" of the New Beetle. True to the design motif of the original Beetle Cabriolet, the New Beetle Cabriolet features a full-open body without roll-over bar above the passengers' heads; this, together with the modified, "less-extrusive" front window and pillars, provides an exhilarating feeling of openness. This New Beetle Cabriolet has captured the hearts of people everywhere, in the US as well as in Europe and Japan. This car could be a happy message to all who want to get more fun out of their everyday lives.

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Passat (Model on display : V6 4MOTION )

The Passat is an upper middle class sedan that offers a quality, performance and sophistication of premium level. Elegant and yet dynamic styling, exquisite finish inside and outside, and advanced technological features, as represented by the longitudinally-mounted high-performance engine and state-of-the-art suspension system, make the Passat another hallmark of Volkswagen. In Japan, the Passat is available in a line-up of four models: the 2.3-litre V5, the 2.8-litre V6, the 2.8-litre V6 4MOTION, and the 4.0-litre W8 4MOTION.

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Passat Wagon (Model on display : W8 4MOTION)

The Passat Wagon is a upper middle class wagon model with all the attributes of the original Passat plus a large and practical luggage compartment. The flowing roofline as well as clear-cut side windows and rear gate graphics impart a sporty, stylish finish to the exterior. The commodious luggage space with a volume of 495-litres (FWD models/with rear seats unfolded) features a square shape to maximize usable space. In Japan, the Passat Wagon is available in a total of five models; 2.0-litre, 2.3-litre V5, the 2.8-litre V6, 2.8-litre V6 4MOTION and 4.0-litre W8 4MOTION.

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Touareg (Model on display : V8)

The Touareg made its debut this year as Volkswagen's first SUV of the premium class. Developed uncompromisingly with a concept of "3 cars in 1," it combines a full-fledged roadability of true offroaders, superior comfort of luxury limousines, and on-road dynamic performance of sports cars. In Japan, the Touareg is available with either a 3.2-litre V6 or 4.2-litre V8 engine. The Touareg V8 comes with leather interior and optional electronically-controlled air suspension.

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Concept Car
The Concept R

The Concept R is Volkswagen's proposal for a sports car of the new age. Its dynamic styling, the look of which can be likened to an animal ready to pounce at any moment, represents Volkswagen's prospect for the future, at the same time implying the possibility of the brand's entry into the sports car segment. Its midship-mounted 3.2-litre V6 produces a generous maximum output of 195kW (265PS) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The power is transmitted to the rear axle via Volkswagen's innovative six-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG) to create an acceleration performance of 0 to 100km/h in a mere 5.3 seconds. While the actual top speed is limited to 250 km/h by an electronic device, its theoretical maximum speed is 270 km/h.

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Technology on Display
2.0-litre FSI

The newly developed 2.0-litre FSI engine is the latest direct-injection gasoline engine in the new generation of Volkswagen engines. Using state-of-the-art technologies such as a variable air intake system and a high-pressure fuel injection system to achieve a uniform combustion, it provides enhanced power and response while reducing fuel consumption drastically. The FSI engine is not only powerful and economical, but also environmentally-friendly, meeting the stringent Euro 4 emission standard. This 2.0-litre FSI engine is due to be mounted on some of the New Golfs.

4.0-litre W8

The 4.0-litre W8 engine mounted in the Passat W8 4MOTION (and the Passat Wagon W8 4MOTION) is an innovative eight-cylinder unit that incorporates a number of advanced technologies, such as the W-shaped cylinder layout with Volkswagen's unique extremely-narrow 15-degree V-angle. For an eight-cylinder engine of this capacity, it is exceptionally lightweight and compact. It also has sporty characteristics rarely found in this engine category. In ordinary use, the engine runs smoothly and quietly, but once you step on the accelerator, outstanding power and torque are delivered instantaneously, along with a sensual and exciting W8 sound.

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