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1994 Volkswagen Concept One

At the 1994 North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the J Mays-penned "Concept 1"
At the 1994 North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the J Mays-penned "Concept 1"
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994
Volkswagen Concept 1 - Design sketch
Volkswagen Concept 1 - Design sketch
Volkswagen Concept One Cabriolet - Geneva 1994
Volkswagen Concept One Cabriolet - Geneva 1994
Volkswagen Concept One Cabriolet - Geneva 1994
Volkswagen Concept One Cabriolet - Geneva 1994
Volkswagen Concept One Cabriolet - Geneva 1994
Volkswagen Concept One Cabriolet - Geneva 1994
Volkswagen Concept One - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One Interior - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One Interior - Tokyo 1995
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994 - Design Sketch
Volkswagen Concept One, 1994 - Design Sketch
Images: Volkswagen AG, Concept Car Central
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Volkswagen Concept One concept car, the precursor to the New Beetle
VW Audi Group designers J Mays' and Freeman Thomas' crisp, clean interpretation of the iconic Beetle shape featured a transverse-mounted front engine and front drive. Most people assumed this star of the 1994 Detroit show was based on Golf hardware. But it wasn't. It took four years for the Golf-based production version, New Beetle, to appear. It singlehandedly inspired a swarm of retro cars, including the New Mini, the 2005 Mustang, the Fiat 500, and the Dodge Challenger.


While VW Germany was reluctant to resurrect the Beetle, the Americans were all for it and designed the concept one as a show car for the 1994 Detroit Motorshow. If you thing it was pretty much like the final New Beetle you would be wrong. The concept 1 had all the curved of the final production car but was based on the Polo platform and was therefore a much smaller car.

Response was so overwhelming that production was assured, and the decision was made to base the production model on the Golf platform, the New Beetle was a concept that well and truly made it.
Source: www.motortrend.com; www.ltv-vwc.org.uk
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Comments
Steve
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I actually have the original "Volkswagen Concept 1" press release kit which was provided to very few during the press release at the 1994 North American Auto Show. It includes a canvas bag, brochure, slides, photographs, four media information reports, and technical data sheet. All of this is included in a cleverly designed sliding cardboard cutout containing everything. Is there any value to this, I have looked everywhere for something similar to this?
Paul
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I own an original lithograph signed by artist John Francis Marsh #382 of 500 produced of Concept 1 presented to VW dealers who attended the business conference in San Francisco on January 31, 1994. It's available for sale.
Tim
Friday, January 9, 2015
I also have in hand an original Volkswagen Concept 1 press release kit from the 1994 Detroit Auto Show .
alex ne
Saturday, June 6, 2015
пример простого и умного решения 5+++++
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