Date: 12th March 2018
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the limited edition Polo Pace and Vento Sport with a host of exciting new features. Adding a dash of style, the Polo Pace and Vento Sport comes equipped with newer offerings for rapidly evolving consumers.
To further enhance the stylish aesthetics of the carline, the new Polo Pace and Vento Sport will be equipped with the following features:
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “At Volkswagen, we constantly enhance our product offerings to keep up with the fast changing trends and consumer aspirations. The Polo and Vento have been amongst our best-selling carlines since its inception in the Indian market. Through continuous value additions in our product portfolio, we aim to give our customers the power of choice.”
The limited edition Polo Pace and Vento Sport are available at all Volkswagen dealerships across India without any additional cost to customers.
The Polo Pace and Vento Sport are available in the following trims:
Date: 9th March 2018
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced the introduction of a new 1.0 L MPI engine for the Polo. The new engine option will be available across all MPI engine trims for the Polo.
The Polo has captivated audiences, globally for over 40 years. Since its launch in India in 2010, the Polo has continued its reign of success in India as well with its charismatic and lively persona.
The new engine option will further enhance the appeal of this popular carline, address the changing customer preference for more fuel efficient cars and deliver a more augmented product offerings from Volkswagen. The new 1.0 L MPI engine will generate a peak power of 56 kW and a torque of 95 Nm providing enhanced agility, muscle in a compact package at no extra cost, which will perfectly suit the diverse customer profile of the Indian car market.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “Delivering on our promise of continued product introduction and innovation, we are pleased to introduce the Polo in an all-new 1.0 L MPI engine. We are known for our performance and unmatched safety and with this new introduction; we further enhance our brand proposition, providing a diverse portfolio to India’s distinctive car-buyer, with multiple engine options that best suits their requirements.”
The much-loved German-engineered hatchback – Polo will now be on offer with improved fuel efficiency of 18.78 kmpl (as per ARAI) without compromising on performance.
Prices remain the same with the Polo Trendline starting from INR 5,41,800 (ex-showroom).
The 1.2 L MPI engine across the Volkswagen product offering in India will be replaced by 1.0 L MPI engine.
Date: 6th March 2018
Wolfsburg / Geneva – In a world premiere event at the Geneva Motor Show (6 to 18 March) Volkswagen is presenting the I.D. VIZZION¹ concept car – the new flagship of the electric I.D. Family. With the I.D. VIZZION, Volkswagen defines the saloon of tomorrow and beyond: autonomous driving, effortless control via augmented reality, and adaptive learning thanks to artificial intelligence. The I.D. VIZZION thus achieves a new dimension of comfort, convenience, safety, and sustainability.
Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management: "Upon first glance, the I.D. VIZZION demonstrates how the All-New Electric Architecture gives us a completely new type of freedom in designing the vehicle interior and exterior." Indeed, this concept car transfers the charismatic design DNA of the innovative I.D. models into the world of large saloon cars. In the process, the lounge-like interior was redefined as well. Thanks to its new vehicle architecture, the car offers its passengers a level of spaciousness beyond that of typical premium-class vehicles in the five-metre category. This particular feeling of spaciousness is part of the vehicle's unique comfort experience.
Operating the I.D. VIZZION is fully effortless thanks to intuitive interactions between human and machine using augmented reality, mixed-reality eyewear (HoloLens), and voice control functionality. Augmented reality entails the use of virtual control elements and displays which are projected inside the car. Passengers view these features with their HoloLens and operate them using gesture control. The car's communications technology has advanced to make it a virtual assistant which is capable of learning and responds empathically. The I.D. VIZZION offers one thing above all: greater personal space. That is because it is a smart device on wheels that does not require a driver and thereby becomes a chauffeur. Because it is so comprehensively connected that it is part of the digital world. Because it gives its passengers space to relax, communicate, or work while on the road.
The I.D. VIZZION demonstrates how Volkswagen is introducing new innovations year after year on its path to the future and is making driving more exciting than ever: while user operation via augmented reality gives an outlook on the year 2030, automated driving at the highest level is already conceivable starting in 2025. Yet the design of the I.D. VIZZION, the electric all-wheel drive system with two electric motors and 225 kW system output, and its operating range of up to 665 kilometres point towards the year 2022. This is the year when the initial version of the I.D. VIZZION with conventional controls will be launched.
With the I.D. VIZZION, Volkswagen is also demonstrating the excellent overall potential of the newly developed technological basis for the I.D. Family – the All-New Electric Architecture. Dr Frank Welsch, Board Member of the Volkswagen Brand, Technical Development Division: "The technological design principle of our I.D. Family is hard to deny: its dimensions, battery, and drive system are scalable. This allows us to occupy multiple segments and meet customer demands - up to and including a large touring saloon."
Taken in total, the I.D. Family represents the advent of the electric mobility age for the Volkswagen brand. Dr Diess: "We plan to build around one million all-electric vehicles per year already by 2025. The compact I.D.¹ and the I.D.CROZZ¹ SUV will make their debut in 2020. They will be followed in 2022 by the I.D. BUZZ¹ large capacity passenger vehicle, as well as the I.D. VIZZION already mentioned which is being presented in Geneva.
1) The vehicle has not yet gone on sale and is therefore not governed by Directive 1999/94/EC.