Volkswagen 1974

1200
1303

Passat
412 - ost. rok (do maja)
K 70 - ost. rok (do grudnia)
Karmann-Ghia - ost. rok (do lipca)
VW-Porsche 914
181
Scirocco - nowy model w marcu
Golf - nowy model w maju

Germany

W lipcu zakończono wytwarzanie Käfera w Wolfsburgu. Od 1945 roku powstało tam 11,9 milionów egzemplarzy. Produckja będzie jednak kontynuwana w zakładach w Emden.
W ofercie pojawiły się dwa kolejne modele z napędem na przednie koła. Sportowy, trzydrzwiowy hatchback Scirocco zadebiutował w marcu a będący następcą Garbusa Golf został zaprezentowany w maju. Oba modele budowane są na tej samej płycie podłogowej. W maju i lipcu zakończono produkcję tylnosilnikowych modeli 412 i Karmann-Ghia. Wygląda na to Volkswagen zdecydowanie rezygnuje z tylnego układu napędowego a trzy nowe modele stawiają firmę w czołówce najnowoczśniejszych samochodów w Europie.


In July Kafer end of prod. at Wolfsburg factory. 11.9 mln were made since 1945. Production continue at Emden factory.

PASSAT From £1,495
Another new-generation VW with front water-cooled engine and front wheel drive, the Passat derives from the Audi 80 but has slightly modified rear suspension, different hind quarters, and a little more luggage space in the boot. Like the Audi, the Passat (means in German: 'Trade wind to America') is available with 1.3 or 1.5-litre overhead camshaft engine with choice of two or four doors, and in two stages of tune. It also has the safety steering which is self-stabilising when braked wheels lock on slippery surfaces. There is also a five-door Passat Variant.
K70 £1,959
Four years ago the K 70 signalled VW's first break with air cooling and rear engines. Based on an NSU design, it had a slow start but has been vastly improved, with sleeker front, four halogen headlamps, better rear brakes with pressure limiter and a bigger engine of 1.8 litres which gives genuine 100 mph performance, The engine has a chain-driven overhead camshaft, brakes have twin circuits.
(London report)

 

1200

1200 (B4 cyl, 1192 ccm, 34 PS; wb: 2400 mm)
1200 (B4 cyl, 1285 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2400 mm)


1200 L


1200


USA

 

 

1303

1303 A (B4 cyl, 1192 ccm, 34 PS; wb: 2420 mm) - end
1303 (B4 cyl, 1192 ccm, 34 PS; wb: 2420 mm)
1303 L (B4 cyl, 1285 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2420 mm)
1303 S / LS (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2420 mm)
1303 S / LS Cabriolet (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2420 mm)

 

Passat

L (R4 cyl, 1297 ccm, 55 PS)
S/LS/TS (R4 cyl, 1471 ccm, 75 PS)
S/LS/TS (R4 cyl, 1471 ccm, 85 PS)
 Limousine 2-dr (wb: 2470 mm)
 Limousine 4-dr (wb: 2470 mm)
 Variant 5-dr (wb: 2470 mm) - not available in TS trim


Passat L


Passat L


Passat TS


Passat L


Passat Variant


Passat S

 

412

412 / 412 L (B4 cyl, 1795 ccm, 75 PS; wb: 2500 mm) - end of prod. in May
412 S / LS (B4 cyl, 1795 ccm, 85 PS; wb: 2500 mm) - end of prod. in May
 Limousine 2-dr
 Limousine 4-dr
 Variant

 

K 70

K 70 - end of prod. in December
(R4 cyl, 1605 ccm, 75 PS; wb: 2690 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1807 ccm, 100 PS; wb: 2690 mm)
 Limousine 4-dr

 

Karmann-Ghia

1600 / Automatic (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2400 mm) - end of prod. in July
 Coupé
 Cabriolet

 

181

181 (B4 cyl, 1584 ccm, 48 PS; wb: 2400 mm)
L-Jetronic 50 PS for USA market - November

Transporter

T-2 (B4 cyl, 1785 ccm, 68 PS)

 

Scirocco

LS/TS (R4 cyl, 1471 ccm, 85 PS) - March
Scirocco/L (R4 cyl, 1093 ccm, 50 PS) - August
S/LS/TS (R4 cyl, 1471 ccm, 70 PS) - August
  Coupé 3-dr (wb: 2400 mm)

 

Golf

Golf/L (R4 cyl, 1093 ccm, 50 PS) - May
S/LS (R4 cyl, 1471 ccm, 70 PS) - May
 Limousine 3-dr (wb: 2400 mm)
 Limousine 5-dr (wb: 2400 mm)