What is a VW Fox? — Volkswagen Dasher

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What exactly is the VW Fox?

you’ll find some information about the VW Fox

A Brief The VW Fox was intrusted to Italy’s Giorgietto He is also the same man who designed the Fox and the VW Dasher. The Dasher started in 1973 just as the Type 3 was to an end. The Dasher shared specifications with the Audi The VW was a fastback and 173.1 in. long. is 10 in. longer than the Audi He kept the same type of and the longitudinal engine that the Fox had. The idea for the longitudinal comes from the Mercedes-Benz Audi 100 in 1966.

Info from Volkswagen Buyer’s by Peter Vack 1993.

[Thanks to Mike for the info.]

is Italdesign’s official web page. is the company run by Giorgietto Giugiaro. I urge anyone with interested to spend some looking through their web I didn’t realize so many were designed by Italdesign!

The BX-platform car went into in 1980 in Brazil. The first models were powered by a aircooled boxer engine at the front) borrowed from the the 4-cyl gasoline engine we got in the Fox was introduced shortly thereafter, in a carburated form. Although the VW Fox was the same as it’s Brazilian many modifications were before it was brought to the North market. Development of these started in December, 1983 for the States. To aid in development, pilot vehicles were sent to the States and Canada for testing and Over 2,400,000 miles been driven to ensure and reliability. (from Volkswagen Fox Training, VW Part # WSP 521 143 00) In a very coincidence, I have seen one of test vehicles in person, and more information and pictures .

For more information about the of the Fox and other BX-platform cars Brazil, please click (coming soon). Available In North America, the Volkswagen Fox was in 3 different body styles: sedan, 4-door sedan and station wagon. Brazil and countries in the Americas also had a pickup version as well as a hatchback.

Sales started in (for the 1987 model in both the USA and Canada, and at that only the 2-door sedan and sedan models were For the 1988 model year, the station wagon was added to the and the 3 models were available 1990. Starting from the model year (with a few which will be described on), the styling was somewhat and the station wagon was no longer Furthermore, the 4-door sedan was dropped from the Canadian line up starting in 1991. of the 2-door sedan in Canada until 1992, at which the Fox was no longer available. The USA got both the and 4-door models through the model year.

A Wolfsburg edition Fox was also but unlike other Volkswagens the past that were Wolfsburg edition, the Fox was still in Brazil (and not at the Wolfsburg in Germany). Incidentally throughout the 1980s and early 1990s Volkswagens branded Wolfsburg were also made of Germany, thereby losing the designation which the Wolfsburg once stood for.

The Fox was available in several model a base model (just Fox), Fox GL, Fox GTS, Fox GLS, Fox GL Fox Polo, and the above-noted Wolfsburg There was never a GTI model in North America. Also of is the fact that all Foxes had the engine and power rating. The change: A styling change starting in the 1991 model 1987-1990 Foxes had one look to and 1991-1993 had a slightly altered The differences were purely — front (fenders, rad hood, grille, headlights and signals), rear (taillights, and plate backing trim on GL a different font for the Fox badge, a badge on 1987-1990 models a large VW in a circle logo in and on the inside, approximately in 1989 a safer dashboard with a bar was introduced.

Earlier (1987-1990) Foxes can be to look like the later but it involves swapping all of the parts (i.e. the hood, fenders and rad need to be switched over, if one the newer headlights and turn

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Other notable differences:

models (1987 and some had 4 towing hooks in the front compared to only 2 in later

Later models lacked the logo on the timing belt and instead had an Industria Brasileira

Early 1987 models had an indicator light as well as an Sensor light.

The gear knob changed design 1987-1990 and 1991-1993 models.

Later USA models had automatic non-motorized) front seat

The stock hubcaps changed between 1987-1990 and 1991-1993

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