VW unveils 5 concepts for its enthusiasts at SOWO

Volkswagen has unveiled five new concept cars that are going to debut this weekend at SOWO, the European Experience on Hutchinson Island in Savannah, Georgia. The concepts are based on the Beetle, Jetta, GTI, Golf R and Golf Alltrack models and are meant to appeal to the brand’s enthusiasts.

The 5 SOWO concepts are inspired by VW’s enthusiasts.

Beetle Post Concept

The Beetle Post concept is based on the Beetle R-Line trim and championship-winning BMX rider, Alise Post has outfitted the car with two custom GW bikes. The Beetle Post concept rides on 19-inch Mr. Drama Queen wheels from, Radi8, and the H&R Springs Street Performance Coil Over system lowers the stance the Beetle. Lastly Habanero Orange paint and the vintage lettering on the doors give an added retro vibe to this Beetle.

Jetta GLI Nardo Concept

The Jetta GLI Nardo concept is wrapped in Nardo Grey. Over the course of the Show season, the car will feature different sets of HRE wheels, beginning with the FF01 Flow Form series, finished in Tarmac. The Nardo has an H&R Springs Street Performance Coil Over system and BFGoodrich G-FORCE COMP-2 A/S tires.

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Golf GTI RS Concept

The Golf GTI RS concept features a heavy Japanese influence via the Rocket Bunny widebody kit. The interior is stripped down with the rear bench being deleted, but there’s a polished aluminum floorpan and race-inspired leather front seats. The GTI RS Concept rolls on Vossen wheels and features a Thule carrier box with custom, low-profile roof crossbars.

Golf R Heritage Concept

The Golf R Heritage concept features an homage to the car’s German heritage with a stripe package in the colors of the German flag and a white, lower rocker accent stripe pattern. Vossen has provided the wheels, starting with the VWS-1 finished in matte gunmetal and polished anodized silver. The wheels are shod with G-FORCE COMP-2 A/2 tires from BFGoodrich and the car has been lowered on a sport spring package from H&R Springs.

Golf Alltrack Country Concept

The Golf Alltrack Country concept features a 2-inch suspension lift and 15-inch wheels fitted with BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. Additional fog lights are integrated into the lower bumper and a hitch-mounted Thule T2 Pro XT bike rack carries two Trek Stache 9.6 mountain bikes. There’s also a roof-mounted tent system, topped with flexible solar panel, a curved LED light bar, and a solar-heated shower. An integrated entertainment system is mounted into the spare wheel well and a custom LED light bar is integrated into the liftgate. Three batteries hidden under the trunk floor are charged via the solar power system to keep the media center and USB power ports at full charge.


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