Date: 18th September 2019
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today introduced a new GT Line edition for the Ameo. Starting at INR 9.99 Lakh, the Ameo GT Line is available only on the Diesel Highline Plus variant. The carline adorns a new colour – Sunset Red, which uplifts the appearance of the car.
The Ameo GT Line exuberates performance and a bold design language with new features such as GT Line fender badge, Black ORVM caps, Black roof & side foil and Black Trunk Lip spoiler. Additionally, for the digitally advanced customers, Volkswagen Connect now comes as a standard feature on the Highline Plus variants.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “Stylish on the outside, powerful on the inside, the new Ameo GT Line edition with its advanced features lets you experience the fun-to-drive dynamics of the carline. In addition, with our 4EVER care program and new 5-year warranty on the diesel variant, customers are offered a robust sales and after-sales package from Volkswagen.”
The Ameo GT Line edition is now available for prospective customers across Volkswagen’s extensive network of 132 sales & 113 service touchpoints across 102 cities in India. For those looking for a pre-owned vehicle, Volkswagen has 105 DasWelt. Auto outlets across the region.
Beginning 1st September 2019, Volkswagen announces a 5-year warranty for its diesel carlines across the Polo, Ameo and Vento.
Date: 10th September 2019
Wolfsburg (Germany) - The future is rarely as tangible as at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: the new ID.3 from Volkswagen - the first fully electric production car of the all-new ID. family. Its base price will be less than €30,0002. The ID.3 has the potential to usher in a new era of large-scale electric mobility production. “The ID.3 is the world’s first electric car with a CO2-neutral footprint. Consequently, it is making its mark: for innovative technology, for the freedom of individual mobility and for climate protection”, Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand, explained at IAA today.
At IAA (12 to 22 September) the ID.3 will be accompanied by two more electric Volkswagen models: the most recent generation of the also premiering e-up!1/2 and the current e-Golf2/3. That’s three Volkswagens and three zero-emission vehicles for today and tomorrow. Volkswagen will also showcase other concept cars within the ID. family as part of an outlook on the future: the spacious ID. CROZZ4 SUV, the ID. BUZZ4, celebrated as tomorrow’s van icon, the avant-garde ID. VIZZION4 saloon and the ID. BUGGY4 beach cruiser. These vehicles will merge the present with the future at the IAA 2019 and launch the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand and automotive mobility into a new era.
ID.3 1ST – the visionary car. Like all members of the ID. family, the new ID.3’s design is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) developed by Volkswagen. In midMay, Volkswagen successfully started the pre-booking phase for the ID.3 1st edition – an exclusive special edition, limited to 30,000 vehicles, with a comprehensive set of features.
The ID.3 1ST will be offered with the medium-sized of the model’s three available battery sizes and deliveries have been scheduled to begin in mid-2020. The base price for this model will be less than €40,000. This price will include up to 2,000 kWh of electricity for one year following the day of the vehicle’s initial registration. The battery in the ID.3 1ST has a capacity of 58 kWh. This battery will supply energy to the 107-kW electric motor and enable a top speed of 160 km/h and a range of up to 420 kilometres (WLTP). The ID.3 will also be offered with a 45-kWh or 77-kWh battery. The ID.3 with the 45-kWh battery will be able to travel up to 330 kilometres (WLTP) with one battery charge. Opt for the 77-kWh variant and the range increases to up to 550 kilometres (WLTP).
e-up! – the smart car. With the new e-up! Volkswagen makes electric mobility affordable for all. The new and significantly lower base price will be €21,975 in Germany. At the same time the four-door vehicle’s range increases to up to 260 kilometres thanks to a new battery system (capacity: 32.3 kWh usable net capacity). It offers smart mobility and zero-emission driving for companies, company car drivers and private motorists. A particularly attractive leasing offer will be available in Germany at the launch of the pre-sales phase: anyone sealing the deal on one of the first e-up! vehicles between 18 September and 31 October 2019 will be able to lease the zero emission vehicle generating 61 kW/83 PS and including Infotainment, smartphone integration as well as air conditioning system for only €1595 a month.
e-Golf – the versatile car. Since 2014, the most popular car in Europe, the Volkswagen Golf, has also been offered as a zero-emission vehicle in the form of the e-Golf. The eGolf was Volkswagen’s first major production model in the compact class to be equipped with an electric drive system. The second generation of the electric vehicle was launched in 2017 with new technology. The e-Golf with an output of 100 kW/136 PS has a range in real driving situations of between 170 and 230 kilometres6. Thanks to
its range, the e-Golf, with its now also significantly reduced price as a result of economies of scale, ideally matches the usage patterns of people travelling around cities in their cars. For this reason, Volkswagen is also using 1,500 e-Golf models for the “WeShare” carsharing programme launched in Germany’s capital Berlin in 2019. In 2020 “WeShare” is also due to be launched in Hamburg and Prague.
Date: 4th September 2019
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer today launched the sportier, dynamic and power packed new Polo and Vento for the Indian market. Starting at an introductory price of INR 5.82 Lakh for the new Polo and INR 8.76 Lakh for the new Vento, the carlines are now available for all our customers to experience and own across the extensive network of Volkswagen in India.
Continuing to retain Volkswagen’s core philosophy of safety, build quality and fun-to-drive experience, the new Polo and Vento now comes with a host of exterior changes that depicts a perfect combination of charisma backed with an impeccable blend of style & technology. The new Polo and Vento now appear even more vibrant, younger and sportier owing to its new sporty side skirts, new smoked tail lamps, GTI inspired honeycomb front grille and bumpers. Further, accentuating the overall appeal of the carline is the rear bumper with diffuser.
Exuberating a more energetic, bolder and striking look the new Polo and Vento will now be available in a brand new color ‘Sunset Red’ and a new GT Line edition featuring Black roof, GT Line side foil & fender badge, Black ORVM cap and rear spoiler. Both the carlines, symbolize an unbeatable amalgamation of form, function and connectivity. As the carlines will comprise of Volkswagen Connect as standard in the Highline Plus and GT variants of the new Polo and Vento.
Speaking at the launch of the new Polo & Vento, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “We are extremely excited to introduce our best-selling carlines – Polo and Vento in a new sportier and dynamic avatar. Packed with a true blend of sophistication, power and enhanced performance both the new carlines bring German engineering and precision to the forefront yet again. These carlines reinstate Volkswagen’s remarkable fun-to-drive experience and re-establish itself as a leading contender in the premium hatchback and notchback segment respectively.”
Commenting further on the ownership experience of a Volkswagen carline, Mr. Knapp said, “With this new introduction, we also offer our customers a comprehensive after-sales program that ensures a hassle-free experience. Starting 1st January 2019, all Volkswagen carlines offer standardized vehicle warranty of up to 4year/100,000 km, 4-year free roadside assistance (RSA) and three free services to our customers. Further, we also announce a 5-year standard warranty program on the diesel variants of our mass market carlines that provides a value proposition to our customers in the diesel segment.”
Reminiscent to its previous editions of being one of the most safe cars in its segment the new Polo and Vento is equipped with the mandatory safety features under AIS 145 norms which includes speed alarm, rear parking sensors, seat belt warning and dual airbags.
The new Polo and Vento is now available for prospective customers across Volkswagen’s extensive network of 132 showrooms, 113 service workshops across 102 cities in India. For those looking for a pre-owned vehicle, Volkswagen has 105 DasWelt. Auto outlets across the region.
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Date: 26th August 2019
Goa: Broadening the spectrum of premium mobility in India, Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today inaugurated a new dealership facility in Goa. Situated at Porvorim and Verna Industrial Estate respectively, Volkswagen Goa comprises of a 2S (Sales and Service) split facility along with Das WeltAuto. that caters to the pre-owned car buyers.
Under the adept leadership of Mr. Parth Modi, Managing Director, Mody Group, the state-of-the-art facility comprises of 5,619 sq. m split between the showroom at Porvorim and the service workshop at Verna Industrial Estate. The team of highly dedicated and trained sales consultants can assist customers with a suitable carline from a range of Volkswagen cars starting with the Polo, Ameo, Vento, Tiguan and Passat. Additionally, the 7-bay service workshop can undertake any preventive maintenance and accidental repair work.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “With increased market penetration in Goa, our customers are increasingly looking for premium aspirational mobility. This provides us immense opportunity to further connect with our customers in this region. Through this new facility, we aim to increase accessibility and offer our customers true German engineering coupled with safety, highest build quality and a fun-to-drive experience.”
Commenting on the Volkswagen India partnership in Goa, Mr. Parth Modi, Director, Mody Group said, “With the inauguration of this new facility, we are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Volkswagen and enhance the accessibility of premium German cars in this region. Through our new touchpoint in this city, we are confident that we will continue to provide Volkswagen’s world renowned standards of customer care and service.”
The inauguration of the Volkswagen Goa dealership will cover a total network of 132 showrooms, 113 workshop, 105 DasWelt.Auto outlets in 102 cities across India.
Date: 23rd August 2019
Mumbai: With a focus towards increasing accessibility of premium cars in India, Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer today inaugurated its new facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Situated besides the District Court, Adalat road, Volkswagen Aurangabad comprises of a 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) facility.
Under the adept leadership of Mr. Manish Dhoot, Managing Director, Dhoot Motors, the state-of-the-art facility spreads across a total area of 20,000 sq. ft. comprising of 4-car displays along with 10-service bays. The workshop can undertake preventive maintenance, general and accidental repair work and encompasses a paint booth.
Speaking on this new facility inauguration, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “At Volkswagen, we strongly believe that we’re offering our customers a promise of being an accessible brand with every product we sell. Through this new facility, we aim to further enhance our reach and offer our customers a range of premium mobility solutions. Furthermore, the facility will provide a comprehensive suite of sales and after-sales services along with globally renowned standards of safety, build quality and a fun-to-drive experience.”
Commenting on the partnership with Volkswagen India, Mr. Manish Dhoot, Managing Director, Volkswagen Aurangabad said, “We are extremely delighted to be associated with a global brand like Volkswagen India. Through this partnership, it gives us immense opportunity to connect with customers looking for premium mobility with a value-for-money proposition. We enthusiastically look forward towards welcoming all our customers at Volkswagen Aurangabad for a premium and hassle free experience.”
With the inauguration of Volkswagen Aurangabad, the brand will cover a total network of 132 showrooms, 113 workshops, 105 DasWelt.Auto outlets in 102 cities across India.
Date: 14th August 2019
Mumbai: Fun-to-drive. Power. Performance. Are the words that come to mind when you drive along in a Volkswagen Polo. The brands’ hottest and best-selling hatch completes a decade long presence in India this year. This dynamic carline has redefined age with its timeless design attribute, looking as fresh and new as his younger brother. A premium hatchback that quickly stepped up to be the most safest carline with a 4-star global NCAP rating for adult occupant protection.
Winning many hearts over the decade, the first generation Polo in India started production in 2009. Since then the Indian market has seen various iterations of the most loved carline and had democratized the industry with class-leading safety features. For the longest time, the Polo was the only premium hatchback to have dual airbags and ABS as standard within its segment.
Over the years, the Polo has been launched in various petrol and diesel engine options starting with the 1.6L MPI and 1.2L TDI followed by the GT TSI, GT TDI and the powerful, performance oriented 1.8L TSI Polo GTI version. In the last 10 years, this fun-to-drive hatch has witnessed eight engine options. Thus, allowing customers a wide range of engine options to choose from.
Speaking on this milestone celebration, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “Today, marks a milestone in our India journey with the Volkswagen Polo completing a decade long presence in this region. World over, the Polo has been the most loved carline with over 14 million units being sold. We’re glad Polo in India is significantly contributing and has quickly become the best-selling carline in our portfolio. Till date, the Polo receives 45 percent of first time buyers with a strong preference towards the GT TSI variant, which comes with our globally renowned DSG gearbox.
Further, it gives me immense pleasure to inform that nearly 31 percent of women prefer buying a Volkswagen Polo over the others in this segment. Owing to its durability, build quality, safety and fun-to-drive experience.”
The Volkswagen Polo over the last decade has received several accolades across segments by automotive magazines in India and globally. The most noteworthy recognition continues to be by J.D. Power with the topmost rank awarded to the Polo over the last three consecutive years in the premium compact car segment. Followed by the Indian Blue Books award for the highest in residual value in the year 2018.
Notes on display cars:
1. Polo Mk II
The second generation Polo called home to two manufacturing facilities present in Wolfsburg, Germany and Pamplona, Spain. The carline was manufactured between 1981 and 1994 in three different body styles which includes a 3-door hatchback, 2-door sedan called the Polo classic and a new 3-door hatchback with a near vertical rear window (Coupé). The Polo Mk II was powered by a range of engines from 1.1L and 1.3L diesel versions to a 1.3L and 1.4L gasoline variant. Over the period the Mk II sold 2.7 million units including supercharged GT40
2. Polo GT TSI
Designed to be a head turner, the Polo GT is known for its legendary performance and impeccable fuel efficiency. The carline holds a lot more respect with its GT badge making the look and feel a cut above the rest. With a revolutionary 1.2L TSI engine under its body, it strikes a fine balance between power and efficiency along with a 7-speed DSG transmission. The car boasts of a 105PS of horse power and 175 Nm torque. It delivers a fuel consumption of 24.49km/l
3. Cross Polo
Launched in 2013, the Cross Polo is a crossover version of the Polo hatchback. The carline depicted a bold, sporty design flair, which appealed to customers with active lifestyles and a taste for adventure. The Cross Polo was available in three variants – 1.2L diesel and petrol engine options mated to a 5-speed manual transmission followed by a 1.5L TDI along with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
4. Polo GTI
In 2016, Volkswagen launched a carline for the true blue enthusiasts. Introducing the GTI philosophy to the Indian market with the brands’ hottest hatchback Polo GTI. The powerful carline comes equipped with a 1.8L TSI coupled with Volkswagen’s globally renowned DSG transmission producing a blistering 141kW (192 PS) of raw power. The Polo GTI ticks all the boxes when it comes to providing a complete performance package and sets the driver apart from his peer group. It effortlessly combines power & beauty with technical enhancements and distinctive design additions like independent bumpers, red GTI insignia, distinctive side sills and GTI specific rear spoiler.
Date: 12th August 2019
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, has announced comprehensive service support for flood affected vehicles in parts of Kerala, Karnataka and the Kolhapur & Sangli districts of Maharashtra. Owing to the widespread destruction caused by torrential rainfall leading to excessive flooding, Volkswagen India has announced special initiatives and free roadside assistance to customers affected in these regions.
Customers in both the states can avail the free roadside assistance by dialing 1800 102 1155 or 1800 419 1155 respectively. Under roadside assist, affected cars would be transported free of cost to the nearest Volkswagen dealer. To ensure customer support at this crucial time, Volkswagen has issued necessary repair guidelines across dealerships for a standardized repair approach and has geared up technical support staff and parts supply chain in the region. All affected customer vehicles will also be supported with benefits on the service repair invoice by Volkswagen dealer partners in the respective locations.
Speaking on this customer support initiative, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “At Volkswagen, customers are at the centre of our operations. Due to torrential rains and subsequent floods in certain parts of the country, we at Volkswagen are taking special measures to support customers residing in the flood affected regions. Our team of exceptionally qualified technicians present across the three states are taking extensive initiatives towards providing timely and seamless services to our customers. We hope, through this collaborative initiative, we’re able to minimize the distress caused to our customers in this situation.”
The Volkswagen team is closely monitoring the status of all vehicles under repair to ensure quality repair and necessary actions.
Date: 6th August 2019
Mumbai/Ahmedabad: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced comprehensive support services for flood affected vehicles in Vadodara. Owing to the widespread destruction caused by the tropical storm, Volkswagen India has announced free roadside assistance and special initiatives in support of affected customers in the region.
Customers in Vadodara can avail the free roadside assistance by dialing 1800 102 1155 or 1800 419 1155 respectively. Under roadside assist, affected cars would be transported free of cost to the nearest Volkswagen dealer. To ensure customer support at this crucial time, Volkswagen has issued necessary repair guidelines across dealerships for a standardized repair approach and has geared-up technical support staff and parts supply chain in the region. All affected customer vehicles will also be supported with benefits on the service repair invoice by Volkswagen dealer partners in the respective cities.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “Owing to severe floods in Vadodara, we, at Volkswagen are taking special measures to address the ongoing inconvenience faced by our esteemed customers. Our team of highly experienced service technicians present across Gujarat, are working dedicatedly towards providing timely and seamless services to our customers in order to bring the situation back to normal.”
The Volkswagen team is closely monitoring the status of all vehicles under repair to ensure quality repair and necessary actions.