2011 ITALDESIGN GIUGIARO VOLKSWAGEN GO! CONCEPT
Italdesign Giugiaro Concepts based on VW’s upcoming modular transverse architecture. Both comes at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. VW hopes use this architecture to cut down on development costs by having a vehicle system that can house a variety of power trains from the start.
The Go! and Tex are the first concrete result of Italdesign Giugiaro’s integration within the Group…These two concept cars are the outcome of an independent research study carried forth by Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro on a topic strategic for the Group: solutions for the urban mobility of tomorrow.
Designed for the city, the Go! together with the sporty Tex could increase the wide range of Volkswagen products to A0 segment even more. The Go! MPV is powered by a Blue-e-motion system, a 100% VW development that will send the car on a 240 kilometer trip without one bit of CO2 being released into our precious atmosphere.
The A pillar is in particular considerably farther forward than its traditional position, and the bulk of the door mirrors is eliminated by using cameras. The side windows also extend beneath the waistline markedly high and optically taken up again by adding a longitudinal structure that crosses the side windows drawing on a solution introduced in 1988 with the Asgard prototype.
“H” is seat position, it has been raised to improve ingress/egress, a factor that many people who are getting on in their years will no doubt appreciate. The Go!’s rear “sliding” door has benefited from the Milano Taxi’s trackless system, cleaning up those unsightly gashes found on the sides of minivans.
2011 ITALDESIGN GIUGIARO VOLKSWAGEN TEX CONCEPT
The Tex concept comes with four real seats, front wheel drive and a gently aggressive line, the Tex fits into a long tradition of Volkswagen brand sports cars. Its set-up is that of a classic two-door coupé whose clearly sporty personality is emphasised by an aggressive front and its rear flaunting two spoilers.
Italdesign Giugiaro with the Tex and Go! Concepts based on VW’s upcoming modular transverse architecture. Both present at 2011 Geneva. VW hopes use this architecture to cut down on development costs by having a vehicle system that can house a variety of power trains from the start.
Compact, very low (1355 mm in height) and 1750 mm wide, the Tex at first glance looks like a sports car with great grip on the road, stressed by the large 19? wheels at the ends and generous wheel arches.
The Tex is Italdesign’s take on “tomorrow’s sporty Volkswagen”. This baby Scirocco approximately the size of a Polo and named after Italian comic hero Tex Willer is a front-wheel drive sport hatch powered by a Twin Drive hybrid plug-in system.
Mated to a 7-speed DSG, this allows for up to 35 kilometers of electric travel, a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph), and a sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in “about 6 seconds”.