Designed for the city, the Go! together with the sporty Tex could increase the wide range of Volkswagen products to A0 segment even more
With the same wheelbase as that of the Passat - 2700 mm - the Go! is a hatchback boasting a total length of 3990 mm thanks to its smaller overhangs. The battery pack is housed underneath the front and rear seating positions. This vertical package allows for the Go! a weight distribution of 58% on the front and 42% on the rear
"With this exercise I desirable to continue the design of a car able to offer maximum utilisation of its interior," Giorgetto Giugiaro stated. "The project started with the 1976 New York Taxi, and continued with the 1978 Megagamma, the 1998 Structura and then came to maturity with the 2010 Emas. The Go! is less than 4 metres long, but offers more passenger room than that of a large SUV and has a 400 up to 525-litre boot, ideal for city use"
The design of the exteriors is dominated by extensive glass surfaces, in clear contrast with the trends of recent years of providing cars with increasingly smaller windows. In addition to filling the passenger compartment with light and giving its occupants the chance to thoroughly enjoy city scenery, also thanks to its totally glass roof, this design offers the driver with maximum visibility while driving
Ergonomics is certainly the word that best describes the concept of the Go!'s. interiors
All of the elements have been styled and designed while keeping man in mind. Every single detail - from entering the car and using its controls to the shape of the seats and the instruments - has been designed from an ergonomic point of view
The driver and three passengers sit on four identical and electronically adjustable seats. Those in the rear may also be folded down using an electronic adjustment mechanism and with remote control, and they form a single surface on the rear floor panel level to increase the maximum loading volume to 525 litres
A storage console/sliding armrest sits between the front seats. If completely pulled back, it aids the driver once getting out from the passenger side. This solution is particularly useful if parking is narrow or if there are objects blocking the opening of the left door
What's. truly new is the unprecedented positioning of the control panel. when again with maximum ergonomics in mind, the most important information such as speed, fuel consumption and fuel level is placed at the base of the windscreen, in the rear of the deep dashboard. Giugiaro was extremely keen on this solution. "With the controls positioned in this way, the driver does not have to continuously change his focal length between the foreground of the dashboard and the long surface of the road in front of him. With this layout he may keep his eyes set on the road, distraction-free, and have all of the information necessary for driving available at all times"
The monitors of the rear view cameras are also at the base of the windscreen, but at the two side ends