Date: 19th February 2018
Kochi: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today unveiled a new dealership in Alappuzha, Kerala bringing 15 customer touchpoints to the southern state of Kerala. The new facility, Volkswagen Alappuzha, located opposite Valiya Kalavoor Temple, Mararikulam in Kalavoor will be a 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) set-up equipped with three car display areas, seven service bays along with adequate spares stock and includes the Das WeltAuto (DWA) arm. Volkswagen Alappuzha dealership will be operational under the able leadership of Mr. Sabu Johny, Managing Director, EVM Passenger Cars (I) Pvt. Limited.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “Kerala is an important market for Volkswagen and it is our constant endeavor to provide our customers with a holistic car buying and after-sales service experience at their doorstep. With the new dealership in Alappuzha, Volkswagen will further strengthen its presence in Kerala, thereby continuing to extend the reach of our comprehensive suite of sales and after sales services to our customers.”
Commenting on the Volkswagen India partnership in Alappuzha, Mr. Sabu Johny, Managing Director, EVM Passenger Cars (I) Pvt. Limited, said, “We are pleased to inaugurate the 10th customer touchpoint in partnership with Volkswagen and look forward to fortifying our relationship with the brand and our premium customers in the region. We are confident that we will continue to provide Volkswagen’s world renowned standards of customer care and service at our new touchpoint in the city.”
The entire team at Volkswagen Alappuzha is professionally trained to assist customers with buying and servicing Volkswagen cars, which includes the Made-in-India Made-for-India Ameo, the all-new Passat and the Tiguan.
The inauguration of Volkswagen Alappuzha dealership in Kerala will cover a total network of 126 showrooms in 106 cities across India. With this new addition, Volkswagen increased the Das WeltAuto showrooms number to 102 across India, catering to the needs for pre-owned car buyers.
Volkswagen Alappuzha, Opp Valiya Kalavoor Temple, Mararikulam, Kalavoor, Alappuzha - 688522, Kerala, India.
Date: 22nd February 2018
Wolfsburg (Germany) : The I.D. VIZZION supports the Volkswagen claim for future individual mobility. Its electric drive system makes the car clean in road traffic, and its automatic driving control will make it safe and much more comfortable. At the same time, this innovative concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show demonstrates how elegant and emotional the design of a vehicle of the future can be. Inside the I.D. VIZZION, a completely new feeling of driving and living is created without a steering wheel or visible controls.
The largest model and innovative product campaign in the history of Volkswagen is entering its next stage. After presenting the first all-electric vehicles of the new I.D. Family models , the Volkswagen brand is now showing, for the first time, a concept of an autonomously driving automobile. Volkswagen is currently advancing the development of modern vehicles in all areas. The goal: to apply innovative technology to making the automobile cleaner, safer and much more convenient and comfortable. With these new qualities, the car will be able to further extend its significance and value for future mobility. Furthermore, use of this car will be made possible for customer groups who cannot drive today, e.g. because of their age.
The new I.D. VIZZION concept car is the fourth member of the Volkswagen I.D. Family. With its innovative technology, fully-automated operating concept and elegant form, the premium class saloon is showing the direction Volkswagen is taking in the technology and design of its future electric models.
Inside the I.D. VIZZION, engineers have systematically exploited the potentials of autonomous driving. The ‘digital chauffeur’ with its many assistance systems assumes control of the vehicle – without a steering wheel or visible controls. For the ‘driver’ and passengers this signifies a new dimension of safety and comfort. The concept car drives, steers and navigates autonomously in traffic, enabling passengers to freely structure their time during the drive. A virtual host, with which passengers communicate via voice and gesture control, knows the personal preferences of the vehicle guests – thanks to complete embedding into the digital eco-system – and it adapts to each of them individually.
The system power of the 5.11 metre long I.D. VIZZION is 225 kW. Its top speed is 180 km/h. The 111 kWh lithium-ion batteries enable a driving range of up to 665 kilometres when braking regeneration is factored in. Based on its intelligent management, the two electric motors cooperate with maximum efficiency and drive all four wheels of the saloon.
The I.D. VIZZION clearly demonstrates the great potential of the all-electric architecture from Volkswagen. It is the technological backbone of future Volkswagen electric vehicles, and it enables long driving ranges and maximum space utilisation at optimal costs. By 2025, the brand plans to introduce more than 20 electric vehicle models. Starting in 2020, the I.D.2 will launch as an electric car in the compact class; this will be followed, at short intervals, by a new electric SUV – the I.D. CROZZ3 – and the I.D. BUZZ4 which is a spacious saloon.
The concept vehicle has not yet gone on sale, and therefore Directive 1999/94 EC does not apply.