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Volkswagen Announces Matthias Muller as Next CEO

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Volkswagen Announces Matthias Muller as Next CEO
The Volkswagen (VW) group have announced Matthias Muller as the CEO where he will be replacing Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn resigned from his position following the emission scandal that has hit the company. Mulller was seen as the frontrunner for the position ever since news of resignation broke and news agencies even quoted that he would get the job. He has also led Porsche in the past and this came amid various other major changes that VW announced with regards to its management structure. Many key figures within the VW Group have also been suspended post the breaking of the scandal in keeping with the damage control mode that they have gone in to. The suspension will continue till a final [...]

Accusation of Cheating in US Emission Tests Made on Volkswagen

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Accusation of Cheating in US Emission Tests Made on Volkswagen
Audi and Volkswagen may be fined an amount as much as 18 billion USD or USD 37500 per car for cheating on emission regulation tests undertaken by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the USA. It is alleged that Volkswagen used a particular software for 48,200 of its diesel cars in order to trick the tests. This device could detect when EPA tests were being undergone by the cars and thereby switch on all the emission control systems in the cars which would make them compliant. However, these controls were switched off when actual on road driving was taking place and this resulted in emissions that were as much as 40 times emission compliance standards. VW has already issued an apology [...]

Next-Gen Volkswagen Tiguan Officially Unveiled

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Next-Gen Volkswagen Tiguan Officially Unveiled
Early 2016 will see the launch of the second gen Tiguan from Volkswagen in India, but the carmaker officially revealed the car at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of this launch. The Tiguan has as many as four diesel and four petrol options in terms of engines. While the petrol options come within the 123bhp to 234bhp range, the diesel engines are available in the 118bhp to 240bhp range. Apart from the base variants, the other engine options will also be available with the 4MOTION AWD system with the Tiguan itself being available in the Trendline, ComfortLine and Highline variants. The car is underpinned by the MQB platform and is now longer, larger and still about 50kg lighter as compared [...]

New and Updated Volkswagen Polo Launched at Rs.5.23 Lakhs

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New and Updated Volkswagen Polo Launched at Rs.5.23 Lakhs
The Volkswagen Polo hatchback has received a mid-life upgrade and has been launched in India at Rs.5.23 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). The new Polo has been made available at all Volkswagen showrooms across the country starting from September 1st. The new Polo has been given some new features, but no mechanical changes have been made to the car. The car is still powered by 1.2-liter three-cylinder 75PS MPI engine with a peak torque of 110Nm, while the 1.5-liter diesel engine comes in two different variants – one with peak output of 90PS and peak torque of 230Nm, while another comes with peak output of 105PS and peak torque of 250Nm. Another 1.2-liter TSI engine with 105PS of peak power and [...]

1 Lakh Volkswagen Vento Exported from India to Mexico

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1 Lakh Volkswagen Vento Exported from India to Mexico
Within just two years of its launch, Volkswagen has exported 1 lakh units of the car from India to the North American country of Mexico. Replacing the Jetta in the Mexican market, the Vento has already become one of the most popular cars in that country. In fact, India made Vento has become so popular in Mexico that in the first half of 2015, it was amongst the top selling cars in that country. It is the highest selling Volkswagen car in Mexico followed by the Polo hatch, which is incidentally, is also made in India and exported from here. All the cars that Volkswagen exports from India are made at its Chakhan facility. Of course, people at Volkswagen are extremely elated at this success. According [...]
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