Monday, February 28, 2011

Official announcement of Skoda logo

We allready menioted in first post Skoda will have new logo. Our pictures were not very far of official pictures of  new logo.

We showed theese logos:

But theese logos are official:

They are more cute. New Skoda New Small Family will have the silver one on the hood. New cars will have it in next year. Green one will be used on auto show rooms and in marketing materials. The first show room with new skoda logo will be in Zurich, Switzerland. 

The goal for new Skoda logo was to be more fresh, which should help on overseas markets.

VW Up Lite with a two-cylinder TDI and small electric motor and fuel consumption by 2.5 liters

Hybrid study on the technical basis of New Small Family presented in Los Angeles in 12/2009.

Study built on a hybrid mini-series based on technical New Small Family (production is prepared in Bratislava) presented automaker Volkswagen on auto show in Los Angeles at end of the year 2009.

Car created  as the economic and ecological ride primarily for work is 3.84 meters long and only 1.4 meters high. It has a three-door hatchback body type, rich in aluminum and lightweight carbon composites. In its proposal, care was taken not only to the minimum curb weight (only 695 kg). Coefficient cx 0.24 indicative of its excellent aerodynamic characteristics. In the wind tunnel are strict requirements probably exterior mirrors, and their designers just struck and replaced by miniature cameras. Ramjet cooling again received special valves that direct the air to the radiator, only when necessary.

The practical interior is one of the four-digit trunk with a base capacity of 217 liters. That, however, at the expense of the rear seats folded flat increases to a maximum of 847 liters.

Core function of the powertrain, the new 0.8-liter twin-cylinder turbodiesel (38 kW/52 k) with the assistance of a small electric motor (10 kW/14 k). This system coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission can be short (at full acceleration) to provoke maximum power of 48 kW (65 hp). Otherwise, the electric motor is designed to reduce the burden on TDI and braking and forced idling recovered in a regenerative energy.

Drive can withstand a full hybrid epithet. Up Lite is able to run solely on electric power - in zero-emission mode. Declared range of the two kilometers of course depends on the current state of battery. Your bit for saving drive system contributes Start-Stop. Diesel engine off during stops only, but in each mode when not in motion.

Mini Hybrid accelerates from zero to one hundred in 12.5 seconds and reaches a maximum 160 km / h. Remarkable is the average consumption of 2.44 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. With such an appalling appetite could get by with a little - dvadsaƄlitrovou tank. To populate it with a pass 820 km.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Evolutionary version of the mini MPV

In the last two years Volkswagen has also present an evolutionary version of the MPV mini like urban mini taxi for London, Berlin or Milan.

Technically sophisticated studies are fascinating, but the real car must be redeemable. Volkswagen - as a manufacturer super saving but expensive models Lupo and Audi A2 - knows how do this city MPV successful.

Probably micro MPV will come in 2013.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The names for models of New Small Family

From official source we can guess model names of New Small Family concept for two brands - Volkswagen and Skoda.

The data in publicly available databases  - the Industrial Property Office (IPO) - can show the name of the mini-future Skoda. The names have recently registered a probably new name will be something from the following palette: Go Town, Taun, sensitive or Citigo Joystar. Excluded, however, is neither a return to old name.

For Volkswagen, the situation is much simpler. In trials Up! almost certainly develop a second generation of Zoom.

About the names for Audi and Seat mini car models we  have no informations.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

VW UP and new small family - everything we know

We publish everything we know about New Small Family car.

These days VW plant in Bratislava is finishing preparations for the start of production of small rovers popular brands SEAT, Skoda and VW.

Volkswagen Group in 2018, wants to acquire a leading position in the global automotive industry and ahead of the Toyota - the current number one. To target to be leader in automotive can not be achieved without the smallest category segment. This small family should be expand the sell of cars in several hundreds thousand yearly.

Ever since the ambitious plan came to Wolfsburg in the table, it was clear that without the smallest car category that will not work. Instead of just focusing on the family created the lowest cost mini cars, that might not be the cheapest on the market but their price tag should be tempting enough to make the segment dominated by Asian, Italian and French brands to be able to sell several hundred thousand cars a year.

The first prize has to start well below the 8000€. The high standard of safety equipment will be commonplace, many aspects comfortable equipment will be available only at extra cost. So new small family is not focused to cheapest segment where Asian, Itial and French brands dominating. New small family will bring a bit more for a bit more money. 

The Year 2007 brought first Up! concepts. In September 2007, the IAA in Frankfurt, opened a chapter of popular modern Volkswagen. The premiere was here three-door vw up with a boxer engine installed in the rear and powered the rear axle. 3.45 m long, 1.63 m wide and 1.5 m tall truck was on a long wheelbase of only 2,19 m.
Shortly afterwards, in the same year, introduced in Tokyo extended five-door version of the VW Space Up, Which was 23 cm longer than the Up! yet it is the smallest length of the contemporary Volkswagen Fox missing 15 numbers.

In Los Angeles in 2007, showed electric version of the same car under the name Space Vw Up Blue.

After about a two-year break, the start time approached and the concept of mass production came to the next evolutionary stage, very close to final form. In Frankfurt, 2009, Volkswagen introduced the first e-Up!. At first glance, it in turn has changed so much, but really dug the whole project, Volkswagen and all the pre-prepared form. The car now had all the conventional arrangement of front and cost reasons, abandoned the idea of sounding nostalgic return to the popular flat carts with engines in the rear.

E-equipped Volkswagen Up! motor with 40 kW continuous power and peak even 60 kW, which is the 1085 kg heavy car excellent value, backed by the ideal curve with a maximum torque of 210 Nm. Standard acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h according to VW took 11.3 seconds, flexible acceleration from 30 to 50 km / h in just 3.5 seconds, top speed was 135 km / h.

Powertrain drew energy from lithium batteries (18 kWh, 240 kg) stored in the floor - part of the safety body shell. The electric motor was together with several other auxiliary devices integrated into one structural unit (140 kg) and placed at the front, along with the gearbox, differential and electrical components of the system.

Wheelbase 2.190 mm, although changed, but the total length was significantly reduced. The outer dimensions of 3.199 x 1.641 x 1.468 mm would belong to the smallest of today's automotive market in Europe.

Internally, within the Volkswagen Group, the smallest model in the car says New Small Family, which some media incorrectly translate as a new small family model. Volkswagen will produce just four very similar model range with the logos of Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen.

The production model will become the generous wheelbase of 2.45 meters, the small car group Volkswagen (Polo, Fabia, Ibiza, A1) to him and in this respect will miss almost nothing. Length eventually reaches 3.45 meters, width of 1.63 mA height of 1.5 m. The mass of the basic version would be held to around 800 kg.

In the first stage in the sale, the VW Group's focus on the hatchbacks. First, will offer only three-door model (since autumn 2011), in 2012, the market gets a five-door model. Probably micro MPV subsequent extensions in 2013. In the same year when it launches electric versions of Volkswagen and Audi. Mini cars with an internal designation of the New Small Family (NSF) will make it this summer, probably in August. Production of the smallest cars with SEAT and Skoda booted two months later, in October 2011.

The drive will initially provide two three-cylinder: a new 1.0 l petrol engine (44 kW) and diesel 1.2 TDI (55 kW). As a top design was later presented three-cylinder 1.0 TFSI engine (63 kW). Four-cylinder 1.2 TSI, the NSF was to come, we will not see it earlier than in 2012. On the contrary, further reducing the number of cylinders from three to two is not likely at this time.

The home will be Volkswagen's Bratislava plant, but the syndicate strategy in-house competition to attribute the production of components and other production units in Europe. Czech Republic, respectively. Mlada Boleslav business from which eventually came only with a contract for the supply of gearboxes MQ100.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Real protoype of Skoda New Small Family

This is likely new Skoda New Small Family - based on VW Up concept. It is small for city use. This car should bring Skoda production to double in 7 years. The VW concern will be than the biggest car maker in the world.

The first cars will come from Bratislava plant of Volkswagen Group in middle of 2011. Next years 2012 is excepting production of about 400 thousands new small family cars per yeras. This factory will make Skoda, VW, Seat type of New Small Family concept.

The official informations will be announced of Geneva autoshow.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spy photos of Skoda New Family

These spy picture of new Skoda New Small Family were taken last autumn in 2010. Hard to see details, but front mask looks like regular Skoda mask.


New logo for Skoda car of New Small Family

Skoda car introduced the his first model of VW Up concept. Just for dealers. And likely new Skoda NSF car will have new logo. The chromed one like on picture bellow. The green one will be used on auto shows buildings and marketing materials. More information will come evening before Geneva autoshow. It means 2.3.2011