, 2019-09-24 11:32:22

Date: 12th January 2019

  • Registrations open at https://goo.gl/forms/xTOL7RRF4O0zACeK2
  • Registered drivers will then go through selection process at a later date to secure their position on the grid of the one-make series

Pune, January 12 th 2019: Volkswagen Motorsport India announces the start of registrations for Drivers’ Selection for the 10th edition of the Volkswagen Motorsport India’s touring race car series and the third edition of the Ameo Cup Series. The selection round will be held at the Indi Karting Track in Kharadi, Pune later where drivers will be selected basis their performance in the karting sessions. The drivers will be judged on their overall driving skills which will include consistency in performance, understanding of racing lines, lap times, driving attitude and verstality. The last date to register is February 3rd, 2019.

To be hosted as part of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship, the races will take place on all three circuits in India including MMRT in Chennai, Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore and India’s only F1 racetrack, Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “2019 is a special year for Volkswagen Motorsport in India. We are entering our 10th year and looking back, I feel a sense of pride in the journey that we have covered be it in terms of the progress we have made in infrastructure to the work we have done in raising awareness about motorsport in the country and supporting amateur and seasoned talent alike. We have had some great races last season and I look forward to another year of superb talent and racing season.”

The Ameo Cup Car is developed exclusively by Volkswagen Motorsport in India. Powered by a 1.8-litre TSI engine, mated to a racing gearbox, the Ameo Cup racecar has been the fastest car rolled out of the Volkswagen Motorsport India workshop. The car is truly of an internationalspec when it comes to performance and safety. The car has also been built in such a way that it is easy for newbies to learn on and professionals to improve themselves in. The format of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup will have a grid of around 20 equally prepared machines and 10 races scheduled across the year. All interested and budding racers can fill out the registration form available at https://goo.gl/forms/xTOL7RRF4O0zACeK2 and follow the application process given on the website to be eligible for the evaluation process.

Here’s wishing you all an exciting racing season ahead!

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Date: 7th January 2019

  • The regular service cost has been reduced by 24% to 44% across Volkswagen carlines with the introduction of 3 free services up to 15,000 km or 1 year
  • Volkswagen now offers a total of 4 year of road side assistance along with standard vehicle warranty for 4 year/100,000 km
  • Beginning 2019, Volkswagen offers 3 free services to its customers across carlines up to 15,000 km or 1 year
  • The brand addresses customer concerns on high maintenance costs by reducing the total cost of ownership
  • Continues to retain its value-for-money proposition, quality, safety and fun-to-drive experience

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker today reinstated its commitment to the Indian market by offering affordable ownership experience across its carlines. With a continued focus, the brand has been working relentlessly towards offering a value-formoney proposition to its Indian customers. Taking this a notch higher, Volkswagen today announces an India centric enhanced after-sales approach.

Effective 1st January 2019 all Volkswagen carlines will have warranty, RSA as below:


Till 31.12.2018

From 01.01.2019

Standard Vehicle Warranty

2 year/unlimited km

4 year/ 100,000 km

Free Road Side Assistance

2 year

4 year




Free service

Free service at 7,500 km/6

3 Free services (In 1 year or



up to 15,000 km)


Paid service at 15,000 km/1





The regular service cost has been reduced by 24% to 44% across Volkswagen carlines with the introduction of 3 free services up to 15,000 km or 1 year

Under the able leadership of Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, the brand now adopts a more localized approach while retaining global Volkswagen standards of quality and safety. Over the last year and a half, the brand has introduced various initiatives that addresses customer concerns related to after-sales and spare parts availability. To maintain transparency between the brand and its customers, Volkswagen has now placed a standard menu pricing across its dealer workshops in India. The menu pricing comprises of all the costs that a customer could potentially incur, depending on the service required on the respective carline. 

Further, in the year 2018 the brand realigned its spare part pricing (as per industry standards) in addition to introducing service value packages and extended warranty options. Customers can now avail special benefits on value added services along with the option of extending their existing warranty by buying add-on warranty options for 1 year/20,000 km whichever is earlier. The maximum limit of availing add-on warranty is till 7 year OR 125,000 km whichever is earlier.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said,“Volkswagen is determined towards providing the best of our offerings to the value driven Indian customers. The brand has been taking conscious efforts towards addressing its key requirement of the customer - high maintenance costs. By adopting an India centric approach, there’s been an overall reduction in the total cost of ownership while retaining the same quality, safety and value-for-money proposition that is expected of a Volkswagen. Thus, it gives me immense pride in announcing an affordable ownership experience for the aspirational Indian customer.”

The 4 year warranty, RSA and 3 free services will be applicable to all Volkswagen carlines sold in India effective 1st January 2019 across the dealership network.