• Short Summary

    A NEW ADDITION TO THE MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE MARKET HAS MADE ITS APPEARANCE WITH THE RELEASE OF A NEW VOLKSWAGEN IN WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    A NEW ADDITION TO THE MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE MARKET HAS MADE ITS APPEARANCE WITH THE RELEASE OF A NEW VOLKSWAGEN IN WEST GERMANY. THE NEW VEHICLE, DESIGNATED THE VW-181, HAS BEEN DESIGNED PARTICULARLY FOR BOTH ROAD AND CROSS-COUNTRY USE.

    THE VW-181, WHICH IS CLAIMED TO BE ABLE TO CLIMB GRADIENTS OF 1-IN-2, IS BASED ON THE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE USED IN EARLIER VOLKSWAGEN MODELS, WITH MODIFIED SUSPENSION.

    THE OPEN BODY IS ENCLOSED BY A FOLDING ROOF AND DOORS WHICH CAN BE REMOVED. THE WINDSCREEN FOLDS DOWN ONTO THE HOOD AND THE REAR SEATS COLLAPSE TO PROVIDE A LEVEL COMPARTMENT FOR CARRYING BULKY OBJECTS.

    POWERED BY THE VOLKSWAGEN 1500 c.c. ENGINE, WITH REAR WHEEL DRIVE, THE VW-181 IS REPORTED TO HAVE A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 68 MILES (110 KOS) AN HOUR THROUGH A FOUR-SPEED GEARBOX.

    THE INTERIOR IS HEATED BY A SYSTEM WHICH IS INDEPENDENT OF THE ENGINE.

    DURING A DEMONSTRATION IN SAND-DUNES, THE VW-181 SHOWS HOW IT PERFORMS UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS AND IN HARD EVERYDAY WORK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2S7A0MHQGCX2RMY040UJSBFMN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2S7A0MHQGCX2RMY040UJSBFMN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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