2001 VW Magellan Concept
(from Volkswagen Press Release, January 2002) The concept car, named after the Portuguese navigator Magellan, has a W8 engine with a power output of 202 kW / 275 bhp. It has four-wheel drive and pneumatic suspension with active hydraulic shock absorption. These technical features call to mind an off-road vehicle, but that is only part of the picture. This study unites several worlds. Whereas the two previous concept cars could be clearly attributed to a particular segment, this compartmentalisation has been deliberately avoided with the "Patagonia Green" Magellan.