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Volkswagen Brasilia

Volkswagen Brasilia

890 kg (1,960 lb)

The Brasilia is a compact car made in between 1973 and 1982.

History [ edit ]

In September Volkswagen of Brazil’s president, Leiding. made a challenge for the major designers. He wanted to the Beetle but with a Brazilian and with the Brazilian market in At that time, the Beetle, the Bus and the were the only air-cooled VWs proved successful in Brazil. For the new Volkswagen should be practical, and larger than the Beetle. [ needed ]

In three months, than 40 prototypes were most of them with designs, with wide, windshields. But the prototypes were and VW was looking for a new cheap car, to with the brand new Chevette. Chevrolet .

When the final design was and the car was to be put in production, a then unknown reporter successfully spotted of the vehicles in trial runs in the vicinity. After failed to drive the reporter away, security personnel fired his car, triggering a minor in the Brazilian media. The publicity an official apology from and boosted the sales of the magazine brought the photographs ( Quatro ) as well as the career of the reporter, Larangeira), who was immediately hired by Rodas . [ 1 ]

Sales began in and the production model featured a end much like the German and the back resembled a scaled-down Variant Type 3. It was also the Brazilian hatchback with doors, but this version, was produced in a small proportion.

The total production of VW Brasilias over one million vehicles. were exported to Chile. Bolivia. Perú. Ecuador. Paraguay. Uruguay. the Philippines. and in March 1976, [ 2 ] in CKD kits of the to Nigeria. where it was renamed . The only other country in the Brasilia was assembled, was Mexico. it was produced between 1974 and

Engine and transmission [ edit ]

Volkswagen Brasilia

At its the Brasilia had a 4-cylinder, air-cooled engine with single The rear-engine, rear-wheel drive had a with 4 speeds. In the 1980s, also offered an alcohol-engine with 1300 cc and 49 hp. The 1974 Brasilia, with dual could run 10.4 km with one of gasoline on a highway. The urban consumption is around 14 km/L.

Performance [ edit ]

The Brazilian car Quatro Rodas made a test between the VW Brasilia and its competitor, the GM Chevette, in March In the acceleration test, the Chevette to be quicker than the air-cooled VW: as the took 19,7 seconds to go 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the Brasilia did the thing, but with 23 seconds. maximum speed was 138 km/h (86 and Brasilia could reach 129 km/h (80 mph). At the fuel test, the Chevrolet won again, 15,4 km/L. The Volkswagen ran km/L on that day. Due to its rear-drive configuration, the car wasn’t stable at high speeds and Brasilia owners modified the suspension to make the VW lower thus more stable). people also changed the x 14 original tires to 175/80-14 tires. To stop the car, was equipped with disc on the front wheels and drum on the rear wheels.

Safety [ edit ]

In 1977, the started to use dual circuit and its steering wheel was modified to be in case of collision.

Retirement [ ]

The Brasilia was a successful model, a good reputation of reliability and popular in its time of production. its Type 1 underpinnings, the car was perceived as a looking urban car (at least put against the then-current VW line). It was so received that Volkswagen do even considered in 1975 the of a front-engined, water-cooled version in to replace the aging Beetle. [ 3 ] the final decision was to project and an all new front-engined vehicle — the Gol. When the 1.3l hatchback debuted it was no direct to the Brasilia, but with the adoption of a powerful 1.6l aircooled the company chose the new project to against the Fiat 147. the Corcel and the Chevrolet Chevette

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