Volkswagen’s presence in the Japanese market is pretty strong and it’s probably because of this standing that Volkswagen Japan is releasing a special-edition Golf model that will be exclusive to the Japanese market.
Dubbed the Erste Edition and built to celebrate the German model’s 60-year run in the country - Der Erste means "the first" in German - the Golf Erste Edition models will come in two different trims: Comfortline and the Highline.
Surprisingly, the pair of Erste Edition models come don’t have a whole lot of distinguishable characteristics that separate themselves from standard models. It doesn’t even have any special badges, as far as we can tell.
Having said that, these models are treated as limited run models and well, we’ll treat them as such.
Click past the jump to read more about the Volkswagen Golf Erste Edition models. You never know, you might like them enough to have one imported in these shores.
Thought Japanese tuning companies can’t handle German vehicles? Well’ take a look at this Vw Jetta. Newing, a well respected Japanese tuner unveiled its customization programme for the Vw Jetta. With the new front lip spoiler, side sills and rear harf spoiler the company added a plus of sportivity to the vehicle.
In order to improve the stability of the car but also the handling, new suspension kit and 19” alloy wheels were added. Although the car is lowered with up to 35 mm, according to the tuner the comfort level remains the same. The bad news is that the kit is available only in Japan…
Newing, a well respected Japanese tuning company known for the stylish bodykits built especially for Vw cars. Newing unveiled its latest masterpiece baset on the Vw Golf GTI, the GTI RSR. The RSR bodykit consists in a nice set of 20” alloy wheels, carbon front lip, rear roof spoiler, double exhaust system and new suspension kit. Also, the side skirts of the car include side sills built in order to cool the rear brakes. For the interior the tuner choosed new custom sport buckets that add a plus of sportivity to the car. More photos if you click on the picture gallery link below
At the Tokyo Motor Show Volkswagen are presenting a prototype that could well make history as the most economical sports car of its time. The two basic figures: 3.4 litres per 100 km average consumption, and 230 kph top speed.
A sports car world wide, capable of 230 kph, that can reach 100 kph in 6.3 seconds and makes do with only 3.4 litres for 100 km would be the ultimate dream car for many motorists.
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