Volkswagen Group has unleashed a wicked array of automobiles at this years Frankfurt Motor Show. Their portfolio is so diverse now and so full of vigor it is amazing. Think of the other brands out there and name one that is like or better than than that of the Volkswagen Groups. From the Volkswagen E-Up! to the insane Bugatti Sang Blue Veyron. Electric to gas guzzlers! Small to huge, speaking about Scania here.
We’ve put together a great gallery with all these and more from their debuts on stage so have a look!
Some 2,000 representatives from national and international media enjoyed a unique evening of world premieres at the Volkswagen Group Night on the eve of the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
The motto of the evening was that a successful group has the answer to all mobility issues, and the nine brand chairmen presented their latest models and ground-breaking technologies. The newcomers made their debuts on an impressive ‘Via Vision’ pathway that wound its way through the specially converted Kuppelsaal of the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt
The elegant Škoda Superb Combi with clever detail solutions and a very impressive cargo volume, the new Multivan from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the SEAT Ibiza IBZ concept car, the Bentley Mulsanne with its luxurious fittings, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport ‘Sang Bleu’ – a special model celebrating the brand’s centenary –, the 525 HP Audi R8 Spyder and the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster. Ulrich Hackenberg, the Volkswagen brand board of management member for development, presented the Volkswagen E-Up! Depending on driving style, the 135 km/h zero emission study can cover a driving distance of up to 130 kilometers. Scania was present at the Group Night for the first time, too. A live link to the gigantic exhibition vehicle parked outside the hall presented the new generation of the R truck series with ‘Scania Driver Support’ to the media. This system supports drivers en route and brings a significant cut in fuel consumption.
Stephan Grühsem, Head of Group Communications, was the moderator for the evening, and once the vehicle presentations were over he was delighted to welcome Michael Macht, CEO of Porsche AG, on stage. Following a brief chat among auto experts, it was the turn of Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn to say a few words. Winterkorn drew the attention of his audience to the fact that the Volkswagen Group knew better than any other automaker how to meet the wishes of drivers both today and tomorrow. ‘Here in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is making a strong and positive statement in favor of the car and in favor of Germany as a nation of car-makers and car lovers,’ Winterkorn said, and continued: ‘The future belongs to sustainable, low-emission mobility.’ He added that the Volkswagen E-Up! was a prime example of this – everyday utility, affordable and safe. Large crowds gathered round all the vehicles at the end of the presentations – a sure sign that each Group brand knows how to inspire!
- Volkswagen AG