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April 19, 2000 | Press release
Haldex AWD system introduced on another VW platform

Haldex AWD system introduced on another VW platform VW has introduced Haldex AWD system (All Wheel Drive) on another platform in the VW family. Hereby, Haldex system for four-wheel-drive will be available in two more vehicles: VW Sharan and VW Beetle. VW Sharan is a van of MPV type (Multi Purpose Vehicle) which rooms 8 persons. The model, which has been available for a few years, has been upgraded with the new generation diesel engine and four-wheel-drive. Yearly volume is around 5,000 units. VW Beetle has been made available in a very exclusive, upgraded version, Beetle RSI, with a 3.2 litre V6 engine and four-wheel-drive. This version will be manufactured only in a few hundred units. With these new models, Haldex AWD systems are available in the VW Group's cars from Sharan over Skoda Octavia, SEAT Leon, Golf 4 Motion, Audi A3 Quattro to Beetle RSI and Audi TT Quattro. This shows the broad application area for Haldex AWD system: from family vans to sharp sports cars. Haldex is a global supplier of proprietary products for trucks, cars and industrial vehicles, with special emphasis on performance & safety. The Group is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and has yearly sales of 6 BSEK with 4,150 employees. The Group has sales companies in Europe, North & South America and Asia. Production takes place at 8 factories in Europe, 8 in the U.S. and 1 in India and Brazil. For further information contact Claes Warnander, phone +46 8 678 72 70. April 19, 2000 ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/04/19/20000419BIT01040/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/04/19/20000419BIT01040/bit0002.pdf