• Short Summary

    VOLKSWAGEN OF WEST GERMANY IS MAINTAINING ITS CHALLENGE TO THE CAR EXPORTERS OF THE WORLD WITH TWO NEW MODELS REVEALED TO THE PRESS THIS WEEK.

  • Description

    VOLKSWAGEN OF WEST GERMANY IS MAINTAINING ITS CHALLENGE TO THE CAR EXPORTERS OF THE WORLD WITH TWO NEW MODELS REVEALED TO THE PRESS THIS WEEK.THE NEW MODELS ARE THE 1300 AND THE 1600 T.L.THE 1300 IS AN IMPROVED VERSION OF THE BASIC BEETLE-SHAPED SALOON WHICH VOLKSWAGEN HAS BEEN PRODUCING SO SUCCESSFULLY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.BUT THE 1600 T.L.IS AN ENTIRELY NEW LOOK VOLKSWAGEN WITH SLEEK "FASTBACK" STYLING WHICH IS BOUND TO CAPTURE ATTENTION.

    THE VOLKSWAGEN 1600 IS A FIVE-SEATER SALOON WITH A REAR-MOUNTED, TWIN-CARBURETTOR 1,584 C.C.AIR-COOLED ENGINE DEVELOPING 65 BRAKE HORSEPOWER.THE MAKERS CLAIM A TOP SPEED ABOVE 85 MILES AN HOUR (137 K.P.H.) DISC BRAKES ARE FITTED IN THE FRONT AND THE CAR HAS WELL FINISHED INTERIOR TRIM.SUSPENSION IN INDEPENDENT FRONT AND REAR AND THE TURNING CIRCLE IS 36 FEET 5 INS (JUST OVER 11 METRES).

    FUEL CONSUMPTION IS ABOUT 34 MILES (55 KMS) TO THE GALLON AND THE CAR WILL ACCELERATE TO 50 MILES AN HOUR (80 KPH) IN 12.5 SECONDS.

    THE TWO NEW MODELS BRING THE VOLKSWAGEN RANGE UP TO 14 DIFFERENT PASSENGER CARS, AND MANY OF THEM HAVE SUN-ROOFS AS WELL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8S340QLM98ZDLDMR48D2C2O06
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S340QLM98ZDLDMR48D2C2O06
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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