Volkswagen Magazine



News and premieres from automotive trade fairs, salons and shows. The Golf R Touch is the star in Las Vegas, the Cross Coupé GTE is turning heads in Detroit, and a grand total of four new models are causing a sensation at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Four premieres in Geneva.

The diverse spectrum of the Volkswagen brand was on display at the Geneva Motor Show – from the family-friendly van to the highly emotional concept vehicle. In addition to the re-designed Touran, the updated Sharan and the Passat Alltrack, the Sport Coupé provides a glimpse of the progressive future design language from Volkswagen.

The ease of swiping.

The future belongs to connected and intuitive cars. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January, Volkswagen presented the Golf R Touch. It is the first compact model worldwide whose control elements can be directed using gesture control. The car understands hand gestures and translates them into commands. This makes it possible to control signals and functions using hand gestures without going near a touchscreen. A swipe toward the front windscreen, for example, causes the sliding roof to close, while swiping away from the windscreen opens it. Seat adjustment is equally smart. The vehicle enables driver and machine to function as an interactive unit, thus making it a major highlight in Las Vegas.