In a world where environmental issues have become everyone's concern, it's important that we all do our bit to be kinder to the environment. New BlueMotion Technologies from Volkswagen, now available for the first time in South Africa, are designed to help you do just that. The rest is up to you.
The real benefit of BlueMotion lies in the sum of its parts. With a host of changes, improvements and new technologies, BlueMotion vehicles can deliver a 10% reduction in fuel and emissions, depending on individual driving style.
Over time, every bit counts. That's the heart of the BlueMotion 'Think Blue' brand philosophy - not only a commitment to be kinder to the planet, but also the perfect embodiment of Volkswagen's goal to be the most responsible and innovative volume car brand in the world.
And we're getting there, one step at a time.
BlueMotion Technologies: 15 Changes that can make a big difference:
1. Energy Recuperation
Energy Recuperation uses less energy for battery charging during acceleration and continues to charge battery whilst decelerating, thereby reducing energy waste.
2. Stop-Start Technology
Stop-Start technology saves fuel by switching off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and seamlessly re-starting it when the brake pedal is released (for automatic vehicles) or the clutch is engaged (for manual vehicles), saving fuel and reducing the impact of your vehicle on the environment.
3. Low rolling resistance tyres*
Low rolling resistance tyres need less engine power to propel the car forward, saving fuel and helping to lower emissions, while still offering excellent performance and driveability.
4. TDI diesel engines
TDI diesel engines are powerful yet fuel efficient, thanks to longer gear ratios, and are fitted with Diesel Particulate Filters to trap even the finest carbon particles.
6. Engine management
Revised engine management software, optimised to improve efficiency.
7. Gear ratios*
Longer gear ratios in higher gears for the most economical fuel consumption.
8. Reduced overall body mass*
Overall body mass has been significantly reduced on BlueMotion models to make them even more fuel efficient.
9. Lowered suspension*
Lowered suspension on Polo and Golf to reduce drag co-efficient and improve aerodynamics.
10. Drag co-efficient*
Covers have been installed under BlueMotion vehicles to improve their drag co-efficient.
11. Closed front grille*
The closed front grille on BlueMotion models also helps to reduce drag through lower air resistance.
12. Alloy wheels*
Lightweight alloy wheels improve aerodynamics.
13. Tailgate spoiler*
A more aerodynamic tailgate spoiler reduces energy loss.
14. Colours and interiors*
A unique signature range of colours and interiors.
15. The BlueMotion Badge*
The BlueMotion badge identifies the cleanest cars in the Volkswagen range, incorporating many different energy-saving features. The BlueMotion badge represents a Volkswagen that is kinder to the environment and better for your wallet.
The BlueMotion range consists of Polo, with BlueMotion Technology available in Golf,Tiguan and the Touareg.