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Volkswagen Magazine Summer 2015

Red hot summer

It’s summer and things are finally heating up. But we’re not just talking about the rising temperatures…

This issue reveals some of the latest models to roll off the Volkswagen assembly line. Find out more about the mighty New Touareg and the sleek New Jetta – both popular vehicles that are set to win over even more fans. We also take the New Scirocco on a spin through the magnificent Italian countryside to meet legendary car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro.

If anything GTI gets your blood racing, check out the fastest GTI roadster ever on page 14 and take it for a spin – virtually that is. This ultimate sports car was designed for PlayStation’s Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) game series.

When it comes to speed, Henk Lategan is our guy. He is the youngest driver to be signed to the Volkswagen Sasolracing team. Read more about this adrenalin junkie on page 42.

The classic Volkswagen Beetle may not be new or particularly fast, but in California one innovator is adding to its street cred. Turn to page 32 to learn how David Benardo turns old Beetles into state-of-the-art electric cars with classic retro style.

With sunshine and blue skies, this is of course the perfect road tripping season. On page 54, we share some great road trips throughout South Africa tailor made for you and your Volkswagen. However, before you set the GPS, make sure your car is ready and set to go with our holiday tips on page 61.

But that’s not all. With a nostalgic journey through a Das Auto enthusiast’s family album, a day-by-day diary of all the Amarok Spirit of Africa Trophy action, the future of mobility inspired by China, as well as an insider look into our factory, we believe that our red hot summer issue will inspire and entertain all Volkswagen fans.

Happy holidays and safe travelling wherever your Volkswagen may take you.

 

BRIDGET HARPUR

Brand Manager: Volkswagen South Africa