Volkswagen debuts 2019 enthusiast fleet at SOWO: The European Experience
May 17, 2019
- Seven concept vehicles sport performance add-ons and visual enhancements
Herndon, VA (May 17, 2019) — With the summer enthusiast season just around the corner, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is unveiling its enthusiast concept vehicle fleet for 2019 at SOWO: The European Experience on Hutchinson Island, Savannah, Georgia, on May 18th and 19th. Based on seven models from the brand lineup, these specially-prepared concepts sport performance add-ons and visual enhancements, and will travel to various events around the country.
Golf Alltrack Combi Concept
Golf models from around the globe combine to form this unique wagon. The Combi Concept is a 2019 Golf Alltrack SEL featuring a front bumper from the Golf GTE, a Golf GTD short shifter, and a rear spoiler from the Golf GTI Rabbit Edition. Other components include a set of H&R® VTF adjustable lowering springs, custom 90’s-themed graphics, tinted windows, Volkswagen Accessories base carrier bars with an integrated LED light bar, and a Thule® Motion XT L cargo box. This concept was created at the Volkswagen Technical Service Center in Auburn Hills, MI.
Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept
Inspired by the iconic Golf GTI Rabbit logo, the Confetti Concept starts with a limited-run 2019 GTI Rabbit Edition. The GTI is covered in a wrap decorated with Rabbit logos, plus a few hidden surprises, arranged in a confetti-like pattern. This concept is fitted with 19-inch Rotiform RSE wheels, complete with customized Rotiform Aerodisk wheel covers; H&R® VTF adjustable lowering springs; tinted windows; and Volkswagen Accessories base carrier bars with a Thule® Canyon XT Cargo Basket.
Jetta GLI Super Touring Concept
Volkswagen has collaborated with Fifteen52 in the creation of the Super Touring Concept. Based on a 2019 Jetta GLI Autobahn, the concept is the reveal vehicle for a set of brand-new Fifteen52 wheels. Additional equipment includes K&W Variant 3 DDC coil overs, sport spoiler, brake kit, extended exhaust, and tinted windows.
Arteon R-Line SEMA Concept
This concept was developed in collaboration with Vossen Wheels and was first shown in the Vossen Gallery during the 2019 SEMA show. It features a Pure White coating covered by XPEL STEALTH satin paint protection film and is lowered nearly three inches by H&R® Ultra Low coil overs and riding on a set of 21-inch Vossen Forged M-X4T wheels. After SEMA, this concept was fitted with a custom valence kit and aluminum floor mats by Luft Technik, and a 380mm front big brake kit by Forge Motorsport.
Tiguan Adventure Concept
The Adventure Concept was created in collaboration with H&R® Springs. Based on a 2019 Tiguan SEL Premium 4Motion, this overland concept features a topographic-themed wrap, H&R® Adventure Raising Springs, and 18-inch Rotiform WGR wheels fitted with all-terrain tires. Volkswagen Accessories increase functionality inside and out: Monster Mats®, Bumperdillo® protection plate, rear spoiler, aluminum side steps, base carrier bars, and a Thule® Hull-a-Port kayak carrier securing a white water kayak.
Atlas Basecamp Concept
The Basecamp Concept—designed with endurance mountain biking in mind—is the brainchild of Alex Earle, Exterior Design Manager at the Volkswagen Design Center California and avid cyclist. Using a Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium as the canvas, the Basecamp Concept is painted Platinum Gray and Black Uni with a matte finish and orange accents. Wrapped in 265/70R17 all-terrain tires, a set of fifteen52 Traverse MX Concept wheels made their debut along with the Basecamp Concept at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Additional accessories on the Atlas Basecamp Concept include a custom body kit by Air Design, an H&R® lift kit with coil over suspension that raises the ride height approximately 1.5 inches, a Front Runner® Slimline II roof rack system with bike holders, off-road LED light bars on the front and rear, as well as protective interior add-ons from Volkswagen Accessories.
Golf R Spektrum Concept
Available for model year 2019 Golf R, the Spektrum program offers 40 custom-order colors—many of which are heritage colors from Volkswagen enthusiast models. The Spektrum Concept starts with a 2019 Golf R w/ DCC & Navigation and is dressed in the available Spektrum color Ginster Yellow. The concept is customized with H&R® VTF adjustable lowering springs, 20-inch Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-1 wheels, tinted windows, and black lower rocker panel accents.
The Volkswagen enthusiast concept vehicle fleet is scheduled to appear at the following events in 2019. Car appearances are subject to vehicle availability.
- SOWO: The European Experience | Savannah, GA | May 18-19
- ARX Round #2-3 | Madison, IL | July 13-14
- Waterfest | Atco, NJ | July 21-22
- Wolfsgart | Essex Junction, VT | Aug. 4-5
- VAG Fair | York, PA | Aug. 4-5
- SoCal Big Euro | San Diego, CA | Sept. 1
- Pacific Waterland | Woodburn, OR | Sept. 9
- ARX Round #5 | Austin, TX | Sep. 28
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
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This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.
Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.
Concept vehicles are not available for sale. Specifications may change.
Modifying vehicles can adversely affect warranty coverage and compliance with required safety and other standards.
Modifying vehicles with lift components will change the vehicle’s center of gravity, and could adversely affect handling, warranty coverage and compliance with safety and other standards.
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