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Volkswagen unveils 5 creative concepts for SOWO event in USA

Volkswagen has prepared five concepts for the 2017 SOWO event in Savannah, USA, over the weekend. They included the Beetle Post concept, Jetta GLI Nardo, Golf GTI RS, Golf R Heritage, and Golf Alltrack Country.

These were conjured up by Volkswagen of America, and were inspired by “the diverse interests of Volkswagen enthusiasts,” according to Volkswagen.

For the Beetle Post concept, it highlights the R-Line pack, while BMX champ Alise Post helps source a couple of custom GW bikes. It also gets 19-inch Mr. Drama Queen wheels, H&R springs, and a Habanero Orange colour scheme.

The Jetta GLI Nardo goes for more of a stealth personality, featuring a Nardo Grey wrap which is inspired by the colour of some Audis, while some HRE FF01 wheels sit nicely in the guards thanks to H&R lowered springs.

To cater for the performance fans, the Golf GTI RS is designed with the help of Vossen Wheels’ creative director Sam Dobbins. It uses a Rocket Bunny wide-body bodykit, and the interior is stripped down leaving a polished aluminium floorpan, race seats, and other highlights. There’s also a Thule carrier box on the roof, and custom low-profile crossbars.

Stepping up a level, the Golf R Heritage is designed to honour its German origins. It features the German flag colours, with Vossen wheels finished in matte gunmetal grey, and lowered H&R springs.

Lastly, the Golf Alltrack Country concept shows off the model’s adventurous side. It gets a 2-inch lift kit bringing up the Alltrack’s off-road performance, while 15-inch wheels fitted with BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres allow it to tear up more rugged terrain.

There’s also additional fog lights, a couple of Trek mountain bikes, a roof-mounted tent system, and a full computer setup in the back. Interestingly, the press images show the computer displaying an image taken by yours truly: http://performancedrive.com.au/2016-volkswagen-golf-alltrack-review-video-1914/).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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