Next generation of the most successful cars in South America
The Gol is a gateway for Brazil,” said Thomas Schmall
- Premiere ceremony in Sao Paulo, with 10,000 people
- State President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva congratulated
After more than 5.7 million cars built to start the next generation of the 21 years since South America’s most successful car: The Gol of Volkswagen. The Brazilian-made small car is perfect on the regional needs of customers in South America. Thus, the Gol like all manufactured in Brazil Volkswagen models thanks Total Flex technology without power loss with any mix of gasoline and ethanol.
State President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva came at the invitation of Viktor Klima, General Representative of Volkswagen Group for South America, and took the first place at the helm of the new Gol. Corporate Board Member Garcia Sanz said would be the main characteristics and the importance of economical small car: “It is a fascinating car that is another chapter in the Gol-write a history of success.”
Lula da Silva recalled the beginnings of the bivalent Volkswagen, in South America, especially with ethanol made from sugar cane be: “A few years ago, I have the production for Total Flex vehicles. It all started with a few cars for the tests and now runs almost every car in Brazil with renewable fuels. ”
Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Brand Executive for the Technical Development, underlined the importance of Brazil as a development site for the group: “Design and technology of the new Gol are designed, this Volkswagen is like any other for the highest quality and technical innovation.” The President of Volkswagen do Brazil, Thomas Schmall, praised the commitment of the staff of the two production sites Anchietá and Taubaté. “The Gol is a gateway for Brazil,” said Schmall with reference to the football world.
Since 1953 is Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer in Brazil and produces a presence at five locations with approximately 21,000 employees car models, buses and heavy trucks as well as engines and gearboxes. 18 million vehicles were executed by the band. In the’70s Volkswagen was the first automotive company that spot with Brazilian engineers vehicles for the developed markets of South America. With 17 models, Volkswagen is the largest diversity among car manufacturers in Brazil and has there through a network of around 600 dealers.
For the Volkswagen Group to China is Brazil’s second largest foreign market. Last year, the company sold 581,300 vehicles here, 32 percent more than in 2006. VW do Brasil is not only one of the largest private company in Brazil, but also vehicle supplier for the entire South American region. In 2007 accounted for twelve percent (744,200 vehicles) of all deliveries of the Volkswagen Group in this region.