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VW Concept A study
When the Golf  wished it were a ...Touareg

VW Concept A SUV - front side view

VW's new lower medium SUV, in concept guise for the moment.

APN,
9th March 2006.

The VW Golf has seen a lot variations since the launch of its first generation in 1974. Three doors, four-door sedan, five doors, coupe (Remember the 1974 - 1992 Scirocco and later the 1988 - 1995 Corrado), Cabriolet, the New Beetle, without forgetting the commercial vehicle brother, the Caddy van.

VW Concept A

Measurements

Length

4,348 mm

Width

1,854 mm

Height

1,551 mm

Wheel base

2,602 mm

Overhang front

925 mm

Overhang rear

821 mm

Track gage front

1,546 mm

Track gage rear

1,541 mm

 

 

Engine

 

Concept

1.4 TSI (Twincharger)

Max. output

110 kW / 150 PS

 

 

Drive train/Wheels

Transmission

Six gear transmission

Axle drive

4MOTION all wheel drive

Wheels front

10Jx20 – ET 42

Wheels rear

10Jx20 – ET 28

Tire dimensions

295/40 ZR 20

It even evolved into a minivan (Touran), and that's before counting the sister brands use of the same platform, from the Audi A3 and TT to Seat's Altea, Leon and Toledo to the Skoda Octavia.

On top of that, VW's Golf is simply the reference, at least in European sales terms, for the C-segment,  lower medium passenger car category.

Now that's about to expand again, with an SUV this time, to fit under the VW Touareg, the structural brother of the Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7.

Welcome now the VW Concept A.

Shown at the currently held Geneva motor show (2-12 March), the Concept A is a Golf-based car announcing the compact SUV that is expected to fit below the Touareg next year.

Announcing an SUV, the Concept A could only be presented with an all wheel drive system, bridging the gap between a sports car and an SUV.

VW Concept A SUV - back view

The Concept A shows a very coupé-like roof, probably only in the study.

Even though the front and rear doors open facing each other, and the silhouette shows the lines of a sports car, it is very doubtful that the roof will look so coupe-like, since the real car will have to sit real rear passengers. The same goes for the suicide doors, more attractive in concept cars - to show the interior more openly - than in real world. 

VW Concept A SUV - front seats and console view

Golf-based but SUV-styled, with tougher look and feel.

Shown first in Berlin last month, the compact SUV study gets a 110 kW (150 hp) Twincharger (TSI) engine powering the wheels via a six gear transmission and an all wheel drive 4MOTION, in a crossover body that is 4.35 meter long, 1.85 meter wide and 1.55 meter high, with a wheelbase of 2.6 meters.

With short overhangs, a long hood and short back, 20 inch alloy rims and 295 tires housed under extended wheelhouses, the Concept A hatchback is built with a tailgate-style and can be opened in two steps: the area under the rear lights swings out like a pick-up loading surface - which provides another expansion potential into pickup territory, who knows with VW? - allowing a lot of room for big items.

VW Concept A SUV - seats view, accross suicide doors.

Concept A with suicide doors, more practical to show a lighter interior.

In the front, the axle is followed by 0.93 meter overhang, compared to only 0.82 meter at the rear. In between come the strong side skirts. The concave transition is combined with a line at shoulder height.

A large soft top can be swerved all the way back to the C column, over four bucket seats built in a space-saving manner. The cockpit and middle console are separate independent areas, with the gear shift knob positioned, as VW describes it, so the driver's right hand forms a direct line to the flow between motor, transmission and all wheel drive.

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