Despite the fact that the Volkswagen fanatic meet in Worthersee, Austria, is greater than a lot of the automaker’s occasions within the States, the present automobiles that VW brings to the European occasion are nonetheless very completely different from U.S. choices. VW fan tradition continues to be VW fan tradition, so fanatic meets on either side of the Atlantic function loads of basic VW campers. However relating to sizzling hatches, there are a number of variations.
VW confirmed off its U.S. present automobiles this week forward of the beginning of the summer season automobile present season, giving VeeDub followers a preview of the autos they’re going to see over the approaching months.
The Golf GTI RS encompasses a widebody equipment, however there may be extra to it than that.
First up is a deal with for warm hatch followers created by Sam Dobbins, inventive director at Vossen Wheels. The Golf GTI RS idea is a minimalist tackle the recent hatch with a race-prepped inside, polished aluminum floorpan and a really noticeable widebody equipment. As you’ve got guessed by now, this idea rides on Vossen wheels, however we will not ignore the large cargo pod that pulls consideration away from the hatch’s extensive hips.
The 2017 VW Jetta GLI Nardo idea is a refined tackle the nice and cozy sedan.
Subsequent up is the Jetta GLI Nardo idea, a refined transforming of the nice and cozy model of the compact sedan wrapped within the customary Audi Nardo grey coloration. This idea has been constructed to showcase HRE wheels, in addition to the H&R Springs Road Efficiency coilover pack. The theme of this automobile is stealth, so do not attempt to spot a widebody equipment within the photograph — the Nardo idea is about refined tuning.
The Beetle Submit idea encompasses a custom-made suspension system — and a few customized bikes.
The Beetle Submit idea remixes the acquainted retro cabriolet with 19-inch Mr. Drama Queen wheels by Radi8, and just like the Nardo idea it options an H&R Springs Road Efficiency coilover system that varies the automobile’s stance. Outfitted by championship-winning BMX rider Alise Submit, this Beetle idea wears classic graphics on the doorways, habanero orange paint and two customized GW bikes.
The Golf R Heritage idea is a low-key customized automobile with retro stripes within the colours of the German flag.
VW’s Golf R Heritage idea goes mild on tweaks though it has been lowered with a pack from H&R Springs. However apart from the elegant pinstripes within the colours of the German flag, this automobile has been stored near inventory. In any case, it is already a Golf R, so all of the suspension and powertrain mods are there.
We’re followers of ’70s model stripes, so we’ll admit we might prefer to see extra stripe packages and classic colours supplied as producer choices, particularly relating to sizzling hatches.
The Golf Alltrack Nation idea is prepared for tenting and for lots of pill PCs.
The fifth and closing idea that VW will convey to fanatic meets this 12 months is the Golf Alltrack Nation. Impressed by the Golf Nation mannequin offered solely in Europe (as a result of we will not have good issues right here), this idea has been lifted a pair inches north and fitted with off-road-friendly 15-inch wheels carrying BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. The Alltrack Nation idea has additionally acquired a roof-mounted tent, a Thule T2 Professional XT bike rack and a curved LED lightbar, along with auxiliary fog lights.
The roof additionally has room for a photo voltaic panel that powers the wagon’s media heart and USB ports, immediately making it one thing that Silicon Valley techies will demand from their VW vendor. To make sure, there is a method for this type of system to turn out to be a manufacturing merchandise, however we’re sure that aftermarket suppliers might supply a greater diversity of solar-powered media customizations than the native dealership.
Look ahead to these ideas at basic VW gatherings across the U.S. this 12 months.
Gallery 2018 Volkswagen Atlas exterior