2011 VOLKSWAGEN QUICAR
Aos latest press release on the new pilot car-sharing program called Quicar, wasn‚Aos the news itself but the special livery of the 2012 Beetle shown in the promotional set of photos.
Due to be set in motion this fall, the project will see Europe‚Aos largest automaker providing a fleet of cars that will be used in a sharing scheme with customers booking the vehicles in advance through the Internet, a special app or a call center up to five minutes before the car is needed. A chip card or a chip fixed to the driver‚Aos license unlocks the car, which can be driven after the customer enters a PIN number using the integrated touch screen.
When Quicar launches, there will be some 50 pick-up and drop-off locations all over the city of Hannover, but VW said this number could reach 100 in the medium term.
Volkswagen said it will start off with 200 Golf BlueMotion vehicles equipped with a 1.6 TDI diesel engine that returns an average fuel consumption of 3.8lt/100km (equal to 61.9 mpg US), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The 2012 Beetle seen in the pictures along with some variants of the Caddy will be added to VW‚Aos car sharing fleet shortly after the launch of the program.
2012 AUDI A6 AVANT REVEALED IN BERLIN
Recent five-month Audi pulled the wraps off the four-door saloon version of its fourth generation A6 executive model at the 2011 Detroit Motor Show, but the brand with the four rings has already prepared a more practical station wagon body style with the Avant moniker.
Audi revealed 2012 A6 Avant on last Wednesday, May 18, during a special event at the Humboldt Box in Berlin, which also be broadcasted online. the Avant model gaining the same range of diesel and gasoline engines (depending on the market, of course) with the option of the firm’s Quattro all-wheel drive system.
Aside from the standard Audi A6 Avant model, They will readying a replacement for its high-riding soft crossover, the A6 Allroad Quattro.