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Date: 28th February 2017

  • Volkswagen made-in-India Vento and Ameo available at DGS&D specified rates for Government organisations

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, today announced the availability of the Vento and Made-in-India, Made-for-India Ameo for sale under the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal (DGS&D) specified price. The Government owned entities can now avail the Vento and the Ameo, both petrol and diesel, at an attractive price approved by the DGS&D throughout the year.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are pleased to have both our made-in-India products approved and available under DGS&D Rate Contract. This further strengthens our bond and reiterates our commitment towards providing a comfortable and safe driving experience to the Indian consumers.”

The Volkswagen Vento and Ameo are manufactured at the Chakan plant, Pune. Both the carlines are packed with elements that are intrinsic to the brand’s DNA, offering superior safety features, power, performance and class–leading driving dynamics and comfort. The Ameo comes with a host of first-in-class features such as 7-speed DSG transmission, cruise control, rain sensing wipers and anti-pinch power windows to name a few.

Date: 23rd February 2017

  • Volkswagen further strengthens commitment to India, will introduce the premium SUV Tiguan and the all new Passat

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced its India line-up for the year 2017. Strong products backed by an enhanced network of sales and service outlets, Volkswagen India is all set to introduce its popular global products in the Indian market, the Tiguan and the Passat. Beginning with the made-in-India, made-for-India Ameo in 2016 and recent introduction of the GTI, Volkswagen continues to expand its product portfolio. Reaching out to a larger audience, Volkswagen will now have a robust line-up of vehicles across segments in India.

Volkswagen brings to the Indian market this year, the Tiguan that has already won hearts of SUV enthusiasts in Europe and the luxurious new Passat. Packed with elements that form the core DNA at Volkswagen, both the vehicles will offer superior safety features, power, performance and class–leading driving dynamics and comfort.

Commenting on the 2017 launch announcement, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “2017 marks 10 years for Volkswagen in India and at this opportune moment, we reiterate our commitment with a strong product line-up aimed at fostering our growth momentum in the country. With the successful launch of the Ameo and introduction of GTI recently, Volkswagen marked its presence in the Compact Sedan and Performance car segment. With exciting new products across the segments, we are now ready to enter the SUV segment with Tiguan and luxury segment with the all new Passat. The slew of launches will ensure every car buyer finds a car to meet their requirements at our showrooms.”

The Tiguan
Safety is integral at Volkswagen and as part of its brand DNA, retaining the same elements, the Tiguan is set to make a mark in the Indian market. Based on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform and already making waves in Europe, the second generation Tiguan is the undisputed best-selling SUV in its class. The body proportions of the latest Volkswagen SUV are sporty and exude charisma with its stylish design. With a 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox the Tiguan delivers impressive driving performance and is a perfect blend of performance, safety, efficiency and luxury.

The Passat
The New Passat is positioned as a benchmark-setting sedan in its segment. Loaded with new technologies, the New Passat showcases dynamic design and offers advanced entertainment & safety features. Based on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform Passat will be powered with a 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The New Passat is indeed a perfect amalgamation of comfort, style and sophistication with added driving pleasure. For the first time in India Volkswagen Passat will offer 9 airbags providing additional safety for the passengers.

Opening a new segment, Volkswagen introduced the hottest hatch on Indian roads: The GTI. The badge that carries with it, 40 years of legacy and is loved by petrol heads across the globe. This Limited Edition 3 door GTI that exemplifies power, style and spirited performance comes equipped with a 1.8L 4-cylinder TSI engine mated to a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission producing a blistering 141 kW (192 PS) of raw power. The perfect combination of a safe and sporty chassis, agile and economic engine along with unique and timeless design, it encompasses power, elegance and refined driving experience.

Over the years Volkswagen has introduced several products that offer a great driving experience. Marking a strong line-up with the Ameo, GTI, Tiguan and Passat, Volkswagen will have fresh new products to offer in 2017. Along with these carlines the Polo, Vento, Jetta and Beetle will continue to remain frontline products for Volkswagen in the Indian market. The new range will create a robust portfolio offering customers a wide variety of products to choose their favorite Volkswagen carline.

Date: 13th January 2017

  • Volkswagen starts a conversation with school children on the importance of road rules, regulations, and road user behaviour
  • Class VIII and IX students from select private and municipals school to be engaged through this initiative over the next 12 months
  • Phase-II of the programme to focus on training of teachers and administration staff and guardians at the selected schools
  • Hubert-Ebner (HE), an Indo-Austrian agency, is the training partner for this initiative

Pune, January 13, 2017: Volkswagen is observing Road Safety Week 2017 with a series of sessions on road rules, regulations, and road user behaviour for classes VIII & IX students. Hubert Ebner (India) Pvt. Ltd. (HE) is the training partner for this initiative which will be sustained through the year. The programme seeks to increase awareness about road rules, regulations and road user behaviour among students and caution them against underage driving. These sessions cover an array of subjects ranging from basic road signs to helping students understand necessary precautions around walking, riding and commuting by bus. The students also get to interact with Traffic Constables and Sub-Inspectors of the Pune Traffic Police Branch. Pune Initiated as a part of HE’s Prayas programme, a multi- city training for teaching and non-teaching staff, students and guardians, Volkswagen aims to engage with 1000 students through the year. Following this, the company plans to extend the engagement to teachers and administrative staff, and guardians of students in the selected schools.

The first session for students of Sant Gadge Maharaj (SGM) located in Khondwa was held on 10th January 2017. Volkswagen will also be working with students from Madhavrao Sonba Tupe School and Babu Jagjeevan Ram School taking the total count to 579 by the end of January 2017.

Said Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, “Safety has always been at the core of our beliefs at Volkswagen India and through this initiative, we are aiming to inculcate the importance of good road user practices among students. When our younger generation is aware and practices good road user behaviour, safer roads will be a possibility.”

Volkswagen India is committed to the cause of promoting road safety and supporting efforts to reduce road traffic injuries. As part of its road safety initiative Volkswagen India is also supporting the Centralized Traffic Control centre project at Pune initiated last year. This project is aimed at minimizing response time in cases of accidents and emergency situations and provides flexibility in management of traffic signals depending on traffic density at various times of the day.


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