Tag Archives: Volkswagen

Women driving used car sales in India: Honda, Volkswagen, Nissan preferred brands

Women are now key drivers in the growth of used car market in India Gone are the days when a woman was expected to occupy only the passenger seat with a smile plastered on her face as the man flexed his ‘skills’, occasionally cracking a joke or two on women drivers and their lousiness. Shattering all these stereotypes with utmost ... Read More »

Audi will lead Volkswagen Group’s electric game in India

–    Audi will spearhead Volkswagen Group’s electrification plans in the country. –    Might bring the E-Tron in India in a couple of years’ time.  As a part of India 2.0 turnaround, Volkswagen Group will be focusing on increasing market share, improving service, introducing new products and localising their presence in the country. All of these will be taken ... Read More »

Volkswagen launches Connect Edition, added features and a new colour

Will be available on the Polo, Ameo and Vento at no extra cost –    Volkswagen Connect interacts through a smartphone app –    Records trips, driving patterns with SOS call function –    Vento gets dual front-side airbags as standard –    All cars to be available in the new brand colour – Lapiz Blue With the arrival of the festive season, Volkswagen ... Read More »

Skoda & Volkswagen still want to partner Tata Motors for affordable car: Here’s why

Skoda and Volkswagen have still not given up on the idea of a partnership with Tata Motors, to develop a new, budget car for the Indian market. This is because Volkswagen and Skoda are both working out a strategy to build low cost cars for the Indian market but haven’t zeroed in on a method yet. Both automakers have noticed ... Read More »

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 »