THE ALL NEW VW CONCEPT COMMERCIAL VAN DEBUTED IN GENEVA

At the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, Volkswagen showed off a concept vehicle, the first Commercial concept to be imagined by the German automotive company. It is called the e-Co-Motion and it is designed to be a zero-emission delivery van for transporting goods around a city. It is exclusively electric-powered that boasts a range of up to 124 miles.

Powered by a compact drive unit with a continuous power output of 50 kW (68 hp) and maximum power of 115 hp, the vehicle boasts maximum torque of 270 Nm, which Volkswagen says provides responsive acceleration even when the van is packed with a heavy load. While designed for ferrying goods around town, the vehicle’s electronics don’t limit its top speed until it hits 75 mph, allowing it to take city motorways and short intercity routes when required.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles hasn’t made any commitments on whether the e-Co-Motion will make the jump from concept to production vehicle, but one of the goals of the project was to develop a uniform platform that could be implemented as the basis for as future vehicles.

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NEW 2014 VW GTI PREVIEW

At the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show Volkswagen previewed the new 2014 GTI, the hatchback that has received high reviews for speed and sportiness from drivers of all ages. The new GTI will offer a new 220-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Volkswagen is also offering something new on the GTI model – a factory performance pack which boosts output to 230 hp and adds bigger brakes and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential. It will be still have the sporty red-painted brake calipers, twin tailpipes, lowered sport suspension and other unique cosmetic designs.

The new GTI will go on sale in Germany this May but will not be seen in U.S. showrooms until next year. The price point will be different as well, offering U.S. consumers lowering pricing with many of luxury items as options to add on if desired.

Here are some new photos of the 2014 GTI:

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