10 millionth gol family

•Volume is the total production models Gol, Voyage, Parati and Saveiro
•Gol, which started the family in 1980, is the market leader for 26 consecutive years
•Models stand by technological innovations and firsts

Volkswagen Brazil has just celebrated the milestone of 10 million units produced the “family” of vehicles most successful national automotive industry: the “Family Goal”, comprised of models Gol, Voyage, and Saveiro Parati. The conquest occurs in the same month that Volkswagen completes 60 years of operations in the country since the launch of the first integral, the Gol in 1980, Volkswagen has produced 7.1 million units of the Gol, 1.1 million units the Voyage, 900 000 units Saveiro and 900 000 units of Parati models which together now total 10 million units produced. “Strength, reliability, versatility, and especially innovation in every generation, made ​​the Gol, the Saveiro, Parati and Voyage of the protagonists of a success story of the Brazilian automotive industry.’s 10 million cars produced, representing half of the 20 million units ever produced by Volkswagen in Brazil. This achievement is a source of pride for all of us , employees, customers, dealers and suppliers of Volkswagen, especially in the year when the company celebrates 60 years in Brazil, “said Thomas Schmall, president of Volkswagen of Brazil. Discover the story of “Family Goal” Goal: the precursor of the large family The Gol was released in May 1980 and was born with this concept of “family” of vehicles derived. The second integral, derivative Gol, Voyage was in 1981. Then it was the turn of Parati, the family station wagon, launched in 1982. In the same year, the last member to complete the family was the Saveiro, pickup derived from passenger car. Currently, Gol is the sales leader in Brazil for 26 uninterrupted years. The model has remained at the top, even with an increase in the number of competitors in its segment, which jumped from 11 models in 2002 to 24 in 2013. The 26-year leadership of Goal, added to 24 of the Beetle, Volkswagen positioning as the brand that makes the Brazilians’ favorite car for 50 years. Besides record in leadership, Gol accumulates several other success story in numbers:

•7.1 million units produced
•1.1 million units already exported to 66 countries
•1 Goal produced every 47 seconds in the factories of Anchieta and Taubate
The birth of a champion

Still in the design phase of the first generation of the Gol, on the drawing boards of designers in 1976, Volkswagen had already sure of the elements needed to produce a winning car. Besides the best technology content in its category, the Gol should have modern look, be robust, resilient and suitable to Brazilian conditions, characteristics that have improved and expanded with each new generation of the model. Goal The logo was recognized by the customer for their cost-effective, low maintenance cost and mainly by resale value. Besides economy, Gol was the car with greater autonomy of the Brazilian market at the time (870 miles). These attributes and their vocation to remain ever present assured the Gol leadership of the Brazilian market in 1987, a position he still holds today. Generation II The first major transformation of Gol happened in 1994 with the launch of the second generation model. The design became rounded and innovative, which motivated the affectionate nickname of Gol “Tubby”. Released in version two doors, the Gol Generation II gained more internal space, bigger boot, more security. In 1998, the Gol version now has four doors. Generation III Launched in 1999, the third generation of the Gol gave the car new lines, with a more sporting character. With new standards of quality in manufacturing, the car featured more uniformity in the joints of the body panels, structural reinforcement minimizing twists monoblock, greater use of galvanized sheet metal, rust-resistant fabrics and materials and new liner. was the first car segment in Brazil to offer five-year warranty against corrosion and also Total Flex system (2003). 4th Generation The fourth generation of the Gol arrived in August 2005. The best-selling car in Brazil won a design with cleaner lines and rounded robustness enhancing its character and sportsmanship. Gol G4 The market continued in two-door version, even with the launch of the fifth generation, the Novo Gol (2008). In 2010, with a focus on sustainable mobility, Volkswagen launched the Gol Ecomotion, plus a version with two doors, with elongated differential, tires with lower rolling resistance and indicator instantaneous fuel consumption on the dashboard. thread In 2013, the Gol G4 received new hubcaps rim 13 “and started offering the optional Trend, with internal details in chrome headlight, tinted taillights, three handles security in the ceiling, courtesy light in the trunk and four-spoke steering wheel. has also received , new optional packages such as wheels 14 “alloy headlights and fog. Goal Generation 5 A total renovation marked the introduction of the fifth generation of the Gol in 2008. The car gained new platform, with the motor and transmission positioned transversely wider and height. The new architecture has helped increase the internal comfort. The new suspension and steering system, inspired by Polo, gave the car more stability and superior maneuverability. A year later, the Gol G5 now offers, as an option, the new automated transmission I-Motion , an automated system that provides comfort the automatic gear changes with no loss in performance and fuel consumption. Novo Gol Gol The New, released in July 2012, along with the New Voyage, brought the world of brand design and more technological innovation, and resources that make models more attractive and advanced in their respective market segments, with new standard equipment. input Since version with the 1.0 and 1.6 engines are part of the list of items as the new series set optical darkened front (with black mask), retractable rear seat belts, black grille – following the pattern of the Fox – tach (tachometer) and the windshield wipers aerowischer (which are more efficient and better aerodynamic performance.) Also part of the package series models entry of new air vents on the dashboard finished in finest materials and millimetric adjustments. These new air vents have visual “cleaner” and are more practical, with better ergonomics. The new console brings visuals and finishing upper segments, following the pattern used in vehicles from Volkswagen. Banks PET fabric with Volkswagen Brazil is the first country’s auto industry to develop and apply technology in tissue-based recycled PET for covering banks and door panels of his car, which debuts in Novo Gol and Novo Voyage. The technology protects the environment and is part of Volkswagen’s strategic goal of developing sustainability as a management principle. Shows special success story of Goal is scored for a large number of special series, created to mark important historical moments or bring innovations almejadas by consumers. was the first Cup series, released in 1982, commemorating the participation of the Brazilian World Cup Soccer, Spain. The series proved a success, paving the way for many other different editions. In 1995, fans of the British band Rolling Stones could celebrate the first season of the Brazilian group with Gol Rolling Stones , who had 12 000 units sold. The following year, Volkswagen launched the Gol Atlanta in honor of the host city of the Olympic Games played in the United States. Another success was a series of Fun , launched in May 2001, which won the audience of youthful spirit and as a highlight of the frame double headlights painted in the color of the vehicle. Then came the series Highway Goal I and II , launched respectively in 2001 and 2003, with 16-valve engine, and the series Gol Rallye in 2004, with high suspension and off-road style, reissued in 2007. Another series that has just been incorporated into the permanent line to Power in 2001. Launching special series continued in 2006 with the new Gol Cup , celebrating the world championship held in Germany, and Sc Tech , with only limited production sold in the state of São Paulo. In 2010, Volkswagen marked the sponsorship of the Brazilian Cup held in South Africa and launched the Goal Selection . began the year 2011 inspired by the music, with the release of issue Vintage , with only 30 copies, and the Rock in Rio Goal in honor of the international event happened in Rio de Janeiro. Two more special series have also been released: the Black Gol and Gol 25 Years , the latter to commemorate 25 years of sales leadership model in the Brazilian market. Gol Gol in De … The Goal is the model that accumulates more innovations that revolutionized the industry:

•First Brazilian car with electronic fuel injection (Gol GTI in 1988)
•First to use the Brazilian engine 1.0 16 valve (1997)
•First car with flexible engine of Brazil (Gol Total Flex 1.6, in 2003)
•First automobile engine with flexible input, popularizing technology (Gol Total Flex 1.0 in 2005)
•First vehicle to surpass the mark of 3.5 million units produced in Brazil, surpassing the legendary Beetle
•First car to use fabrics with thread-based recycled PET lining for vehicle doors and seats (Novo Gol, released in 2012)
•The most produced car in the country (over 7 million) and the most exported (more than 1.1 million to 66 countries)
•Special series that made history
Derivatives: Voyage, Parati Saveiro and

To track the success of Gol, Volkswagen developed the first derivative: the sedan Voyage in 1981. Released in two versions, both with two doors, already with 1.5 liter engine water cooled, was also welcomed in the Brazilian market. To refer to the 1984 Olympic Games, Volkswagen launched the special series “Los Angeles.” The model was metallic blue and with different accessories such as spoiler and five-speed exchange as an option. initial release of The Voyage stopped being manufactured in 1996, having sold over 700 thousand units. The sedan came to market in 2008, with a new platform and motor cross. Developed simultaneously with the Gol G5, the Voyage arrived with four doors, with versions 1.0 or 1.6 engines. in 2012 exceeded 1 million units produced in Brazil and went through his 3rd renewal. The New Voyage, presents a new electronic architecture of the Volkswagen Group, with new intensities of comfort, safety and interactivity.

Parati: a car for the whole family

Derived from Gol, Parati is a product developed entirely in Brazil, launched in June 1982. The model, who won all audiences, from families to surfers and adventurers, completed more than 900 000 units produced. A compact station wagon was launched with engines 1.6 liters and three water-cooled versions: S, LS and GLS. His first special series, Parati Plus , is added to the line a year later. In 1985, the Exchange received five-speed, watching the new 1.6 engine. In 1988, Parati gains two special series, and Plus Club. In 1989, the GLS version is replaced by motor 1800S AP, GL, AP 1800 and CL engine, the AE 1600 standard or optional 1800 as the AP. In 1991, the model receives changes ahead. Two years later, 1993, the AE 1600 engine is replaced by the AP 1600. The first major change occurs in Parati in 1995 with the launch of the line 96, the New Parati, 7 cm longer and longer with engines with electronic fuel injection (in 1.6 and 1.8 Monopoint and Multipoint AP in 2000). The versions were then called Cli, GLi and GSi, this is the most luxurious, optionally equipped with ABS brakes. following year (1997), is released new version, Parati 2000 GTI 16V and 1.0 16V engine version. In 1998, it released version 2.0 GTI 16V with dual airbags as standard and onboard computer (optional for the GLS). Accompanying the Gol, Parati Generation III arrives 1999 with new design and an extensive list of standard equipment and Optional in three versions, 1.8, 2.0, and GTI 16V. In 2000, earns version 1.0 16V turbo and terminating the supply of 1.6-liter petrol engine, the remaining 1.8 and 2.0 petrol. During 2001, it launched a series Parati Fun , watching and also Gol Saveiro. In the same year, Parati receives the new 16-valve 1.0 engine family EA-111, with a gain of 10% in power (76 hp) and a special version, the Parati Tour . With 1.6 engine TotalFlex, Parati reached the fourth generation in 2006 with new bumpers and new rear design, with glass lanterns and more.

Saveiro: ready for adventure and work

On the road since August 1982, the Saveiro pickup was the latest model to join the family. Developed as objective to carry loads in cities and highways, has also become a vehicle differential for sport and leisure. At its launch, the Saveiro was equipped with air-cooled engine four-cylinder opposed horizontal, with 1,600 cm ³, and Exchange four marches. In 1985, he won the first engine with liquid cooling, also with 1,600 cc, four-cylinder, with manual gearbox five-speed. Between 1989 and 1991, the Saveiro had a version powered by diesel which was welcomed, but stopped be made ​​because of the change of legislation, which restricted the use of diesel. By 1997, the entire line of pickup now has electronic multipoint fuel injection, improving consumption and reducing emissions of pollutants. In 1999 came the airbags, important safety item, and the availability of air conditioning for all versions. Saveiro’s history, as well as the Gol, is also marked by the launch of several special series, starting with the Sunset , in June 1993 equipped with 1.8 l engine, followed by Summer in 1995 with sports features that had already demonstrated a tendency to use the truck as a vehicle for personal transportation, with young and sporty character: alloy wheels the same as the Gol GTI, cassette and hood marine grade. A series Fun , launched in 2001, was shared with the Gol and Parati and Crossover, 2004, was the first version adventurous, equipped with quebramato, Santantonio and side running boards. Fully renovated In 2010, the New Saveiro brought big news as the availability of extended cab that provides more internal space behind the seats. equipped version over the line, the Saveiro Cross has the identity marked by the bumpers off-road with headlights auxiliary dual function (fog and mile) and incorporated by extensive moldings boxes of wheels, frames and sills in the broad frieze on the side. The alloy wheels are unique 15-inch All Terrain tires and facilitate use on dirt roads. “Family” internationally successful addition to the success on the domestic market, the family Gol also thrashed an “unprecedented international career.” The Gol began to be exported in the year since its launch in 1980, when 49 units were sent to Paraguay and Nigeria. Currently, the car is exported over the country with more than one million units shipped to over 60 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe, the major markets of today Goal abroad are: Mexico and Argentina . Between 2004 and 2005, the Gol has been exported to Russia, where temperatures reach -40 ° C in winter. The engine of Gol received a pre-heater, candles reinforced pistons and graffiti, and other devices and specially treated liquids from freezing. For markets with very hot climate like the Middle East and North Africa, the car receives a second radiator and spare tires and get a special coating. Between 2000 and 2008, the Gol brand diesel exported to Argentina (14,565 units during the period), Uruguay (1,219 units) and Paraguay (898 units). Voyage, during the period 1987 to 1993, totaled over 202,000 units exported to the U.S. under the name of Fox Atualmente.é exported to nine countries, especially Argentina and Mexico and accumulates in its history, more than 330 000 units exported to countries like Egypt, Haiti, Liberia, Bahamas, Angola and Jordan. The model sold under this name only in Argentina. For the other countries of South America, Central America and Mexico, the Voyage is known as Gol Sedan.

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