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Volkswagen Australia Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2011.5 (MY11.5) Changes

Volkswagen Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2011.5 Changes Summary

ModelChange – Model/Feature/Option
PoloConversion of optional automatic air conditioning display from blue to white
Golf GTD & GTIOptical upgrade for clasp in steering wheel
Golf GTD & GTIOptional Bi-Xenon headlights are now equipped with LED daytime driving lights
Golf WagonSalsa Red 4Y4Y has been discontinued
Passat CC 125TDINow equipped with engine “start/stop”
Passat CCBoth models equipped with brake energy recuperation
Passat CCRevised interior trim details for centre console and ventilation nozzles
Passat CCAnalogue clock added to the centre of the dashboard
Passat CCEnhanced functionality for optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and new City emergency brake (City EB) function
Passat CCThe 2 dashboard storage trays have been deleted with the addition of the clock
Polo, Golf, Golf Wagon, TiguanChange to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control
Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan, Passat CCNew mute function for acoustic parking sensor warning in OPS and/or RVC display
Golf Wagon, Passat CCChange to the luggage area tie down points
Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan, Passat CCChange of air conditioning rotary dials from chrome to matt black.

Model Year Change (MY11.5) – Start of Production

ModelCountry of ProductionMY Timing*
Polo Trendline & GTIcw45/10
Polo Comfortline South Africa cw02/11
GolfGermanycw45/10
Golf WagonMexicocw50/10
New BeetleMexicoNo MY Change - EOP
JettaMexicoNo MY Change - EOP
TiguanGermanycw45/10
EOSPortugalNo MY Change - EOP
PassatGermanyNo MY Change - EOP
Passat CCGermanycw45/10
TouaregSlovakiaNo MY Change - EOP

cw = Calender Week
EOP = End of Production
*A specific Model Year change may have a later start of production date

Model Specific Changes

Polo

  • Conversion of optional automatic air conditioning display from blue to white (pictured below)
  • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
  • The optional panoramic electric glass sunroof for Polo unfortunately still remains unavailable. The production of this option will not commence before the first quarter of 2011. Dealers will be advised via bulletin as soon as VW can confirm production has started and release the option for ordering in the NADCON configurator

Golf

  • Optical upgrade for GTI/GTD clasp in steering wheel (pictured)
  • Optional Bi-Xenon headlights for GTD and GTI are now equipped with LED daytime driving lights – new recommended retail price $2,100 (previously $2,000) and package code PXT (previously PXR). There is no change to the Golf R configuration of Bi-Xenon headlights with bumper mounted LED daytime driving lights
  • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
  • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
  • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)

Golf Wagon

  • Salsa Red (4Y4Y) has been discontinued from the colour range
  • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
  • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
  • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)
  • Change of load securing points from diecast to wire loops (general changes)

Tiguan

  • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
  • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
  • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)

Passat CC

  • The 125TDI will now be equipped with engine “start/stop” (Please pay careful attention to the explanation and conditions in the presentation attached to bulletin)
  • Both the 125TDI and V6 FSI will be equipped with brake energy recuperation (explanation following)
  • The model code for the 125TDI has changed to 35746Y/11 (previously 3574X6/11)
  • Revised interior trim details for centre console and ventilation nozzles
  • Analogue clock added to the centre of the dashboard (pictured below)
  • Enhanced functionality for optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and new City emergency brake (City EB) function (explanation following). New package code PAD (previously 8T3)
  • The 2 dashboard storage trays have been deleted with the addition of the clock
  • Change to the luggage area tie down points (general changes)
  • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
  • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)

There are no changes to Passat CC model or option recommended retail prices with the increased level of features and technology

Brake Energy Recuperation technology for both the 125TDI and V6 FSI

The energy released when braking or coasting is converted back into electrical energy and used to charge the battery.

Brake energy recuperation saves and stores the energy and uses it for starting and acceleration. The alternator load is thus reduced in acceleration phases. This relieves the burden on the engine and reduces fuel consumption.

Enhanced Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with “stop and go”

  • If the traffic situation necessitates that the car be braked to a standstill, when the traffic moves on, the driver can now reactivate the ACC functionality by tapping the accelerator pedal

Front Assist with City emergency brake (City EB) function
(Front Assist with City EB works independently from the status of the ACC)

New Functionality

  • Active brake interventions to reduce the collision speed
  • Driver brakes: Braking pressure increase (“target braking”)
  • Driver does not brake: Automatic braking (“automatic partial braking”, < 30 km/h)

General Changes

Air Conditioning, Manual Control

The entry level air conditioning system will change from semi-automatic to manual control temperature control

Applicable models: Polo, Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan

Air Conditioner Controls

Change of air conditioning rotary dials from chrome to matt black. This change affects both manual and climate control automatic air conditioning systems.

Applicable models: Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan, Passat CC

Mute function for acoustic parking sensor warning

A mute function is now available for the acoustic parking distance sensors in the Optical Parking System (OPS) and/or Rear View Camera (RVC) display.

Applicable models: Golf, Golf Wagon, Eos, Tiguan, Passat CC

Luggage Tie-Down Points

The design and finish of the luggage area tie-down/luggage net points has changed.

Applicable models: Golf Wagon, Passat CC

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