Tag Archives: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Ameo Petrol compact sedan gets more fuel efficient: Here’s how

With fuel prices shooting through the roof, every car maker is looking to launch the most fuel efficient cars possible, both in petrol and diesel trim. Volkswagen has already bumped up the fuel efficiency of the Polo hatchback by downsizing the car’s petrol engine to a 1 litre-3 cylinder unit, from a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder unit. Now the same has ... Read More »

2018 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 review, test drive

Manufacturers are getting rid of older, inefficient engines and replacing them with cleaner, more efficient, smaller-capacity units to meet stringent emission norms. Volkswagen has done just this on the Polo hatchback and replaced the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine with an all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder unit, codenamed EA211. This naturally aspirated 999cc may be smaller but it still makes a similar 76hp. ... Read More »

Volkswagen Under Fire For Diesel Tests On Monkeys, Humans

Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” scandal saw it admit in 2015 to manipulating 11 million cars FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: The world’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen faced fresh scrutiny Monday over reports it helped finance experiments that saw monkeys and humans breathe car exhaust fumes. VW “distances itself clearly from all forms of animal abuse,” the group said in a statement Saturday, after the ... Read More »

CES 2018: BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ferrari To Use Intel’s Autonomous Driving Technology

Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said on Monday 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle technology to crowdsource data for building maps that enable autonomous driving. The world’s largest chipmaker bought Israeli firm Mobileye last year to compete with peers such as Qualcomm Inc and Nvidia Corp ... Read More »

Future Volkswagen cars will ‘talk’ to other vehicles

HIGHLIGHTS The technology is based on the IEEE 802.11p (pWLAN) standard The first Volkswagen models will be fitted with pWLAN in 2019 Volkswagen cars with the tech will be able to communicate with cars made by different manufacturers and the transport infrastructure as well The first Volkswagen models will be fitted with pWLAN in 2019 In order to improve road ... Read More »

2019 Volkswagen Arteon

As American buyers continue to snap up a veritable deluge of new crossovers, it seems that a car company would have to be either clueless or desperate to introduce an all-new sedan, especially into a niche like the one that the Volkswagen Arteon will occupy. Alas, VW’s U.S. operation is struggling to sell a dated lineup while trying to make ... Read More »

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan is like Jackie Chan. At first glance, it’s not intimidating; so not aggressive. Rather, it has a smile on its face and walks about, doing its things. It doesn’t even have a brawny look; so though there is a bit of muscle, it’s doesn’t really show. But, when you call it out for a fight, it doesn’t ... Read More »

New-Generation Volkswagen Polo Previewed

The Volkswagen Polo has been on sale since 1975 and over 14 million units have been sold ever since. This will be the sixth generation model of the Polo and is scheduled to be launched later this year. We have already seen the new-gen Polo without camouflage earlier in the year and now, Volkswagen has confirmed that the new-gen Polo ... Read More »

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura car review: ‘Who would need it?’

Flatbed trucks always have names like speciality condoms – Titan, Hilux, Trojan – and the Amarok Aventura took this one step further (I’m a rock, I’m a roll, I’m adventura! I’m your worst nightmare and your wildest dream). But it was a sensitive vehicle with a highly responsive automatic gearbox. In sports mode, it sounded like it was having a ... Read More »

Volkswagen Tiguan Caught Testing In India Sans Camouflage

First showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, the long-awaited Volkswagen Tiguan is all set to be launched in India next year. In fact, just a couple of months back Volkswagen imported the Tiguan SUV to India for testing and now the SUV has been spotted near Pune sans camouflage. The model coming to India might not be a direct rival ... Read More »