Volkswagen Polo & Vento to get refreshed looks: Details

It won’t be until late 2020/early 2021 before Volkswagen will have an all-new car for the Indian market. The first new product from Volkswagen under the India 2.0 strategy will be a Hyundai Creta-rivaling compact SUV. Until then, the German automaker will launch facelifted models of the Polo hatchback and the Vento sedan to keep buyers still interested. To that effect, the automaker will launch refreshed versions of the Polo and Vento and India. Both cars are expected to get significant cosmetic makeovers to allow them to motor on until…

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Volkswagen reveals new engine for upcoming compact SUV & Vento replacement

Volkswagen India has announced that a new, turbocharged petrol engine would power its new crop of vehicles under the India 2.0 program. Volkswagen and Skoda are investing a Billion Euros (Rs. 7,900 crores) in India, for new product development that includes a compact SUV each under both brands, and also C-Segment sedans that will replace the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid. The new engine will be a 1-litre, 3-cylinder unit, which Volkswagen and Skoda have deployed in a range of cars sold internationally. This motor is available in two…

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India’s top 5 exported cars: Ford EcoSport, Chevy Beat, Volkswagen Vento & more

The Ford EcoSport is India’s most exported car. Ford India exported 90,599 units of the EcoSport in the past 12 months, between April 2017 and March 2018. In the preceding year, Ford exported 79,539 units of the EcoSport, which means that the exports of the compact SUV have grown by nearly 15 %. The high number of EcoSports exported has allowed Ford to become India’s top exporter, beating other automakers such as Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai in the process. Ford manufactures the EcoSport at its Chennai factory. The sub-4 meter…

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First drive: Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI

“The T-Roc is roomier than a typical small car, and provides a good degree of comfort boosted by the high-riding cabin.” Review The VW newcomer is a rational choice in the increasingly crowded SUV market, Simon Harris discovers in its first drive.  It could be contended that the Volkswagen T-Roc shows in microcosm how consumer tastes and expectations for cars have developed in the past decade or so. Volkswagen’s latest SUV borrows some of the letters of its name from the discontinued Scirocco coupé and takes the Scirocco’s place at…

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Volkswagen limits the GTI badge to its hatch-back range of cars only

Volkswagen has history of making thoughtful cars for the masses. The manufacturer’s name itself means ‘people’s-car’ in German. However, Volkswagen has also catered to the enthusiast by offering a little more in their cars which carry the GTI badge. In fact, the Polo GTI (in the global market), launched as the Volkswagen GTI in the Indian market, offers a crazy amount of oomph! However, according to a recent statement made by the Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess, the GTI range of cars are unlikely to get any more additions. Volkswagen boss…

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