• Short Summary

    THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN "1200" LEFT THE ASSEMBLY LINE AT THE CAR COMPANY'S FACTORY IN WOLFSBURG, WEST GERMANY, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A MORE POWERFUL ENGINE AND LESS CHROME.

  • Description


    WOLFSBURG FACTORY; GENERAL VIEWS OF ASSEMBLY LINE; NEW CARS BEING CHECKED AND COMING OFF LINE; CAR DRIVES AWAY.




    Initials HT/V/CR/JG



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    Background: THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN "1200" LEFT THE ASSEMBLY LINE AT THE CAR COMPANY'S FACTORY IN WOLFSBURG, WEST GERMANY, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A MORE POWERFUL ENGINE AND LESS CHROME.

    WITH THE NEW "1200" THE VOLKSWAGEN COMPANY IS AIMING AT MARKETS WHERE OTHER MEDIUM-CLASS CARS -- ESPECIALLY JAPANESE, FRENCH AND ITALIAN -- HAVE BEEN THREATENING THEIR POSITION.

    BY INCREASING THE POWER OF THE NEW MODEL FROM 1192 cc (1.1 LITRE) TO 1200 cc (1.2 LITRE) AND DISPENSING WITH SOME OF THE EXTERNAL CHROME FITTINGS, SUCH AS RUNNING-BOARD EDGES, DONNET TRIMMING AND OVERRIDERS ON THE FRONT BUMPERS, THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ABLE TO REDUCE THE PRICE CONSIDERABLY.

    THE NEW "1200 IS ALSO AIMED AT THE AMERICAN MARKET WHERE IT IS HOPED THAT IT WILL BECOME POPULAR AS A "SECOND FAMILY CAR."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5V9BC823YYMYSKVXWUKJMS24L
    Media URN:
    VLVA5V9BC823YYMYSKVXWUKJMS24L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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