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2014 Geneva Motor Show: A Handy Round-Up Of What You Can Expect

2014 Geneva Motor Show: A Handy Round-Up Of What You Can Expect
2014 Geneva Motor Show starts on 3rd March, so we have created a handy roundup of what you can expect. The 84th Geneva Auto Show is a relative return to normalcy, considering 2013’s extravaganza of exotic vehicles such as Lamborghini Veneno and Ferrari LaFerrari. The wild stuff will still be there; however this Geneva Show will provide a better balance of vehicles for all budget types. It is one of the most prestigious significant annual events in the automotive industry and is known for its open feel and relatively compact size. Major automobile manufacturing companies are right alongside tiny upstart carmakers and supercar firms. It is also one of the most important and biggest shows of the [...]

Volkswagen Golf GTE Variant: To Be Revealed in Geneva

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Variant: To Be Revealed in Geneva
Volkswagen has revealed the first images of Golf GTE Variant, an all-new plug-in hybrid version of the multi award-winning hatchback, which fuses the advantages of electric mobility with GTI’s dynamics. The automaker is likely to launch the GTE variant at Geneva Auto Show in March. It offers the 5th variety of drive type for Golf that’s now offered with natural gas, diesel and petrol hybrid and electric motor. The Golf GTE name reflects its position in the lineup alongside diesel GTD and iconic petrol-powered GTI; where GT stands for Gran Turismo, E for Electricity, D for Diesel and I for Injection. Motivation for this variant will come from two powerplants; these include 102PS electric motor [...]

Volkswagen announces price reduction on all its carlines

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Volkswagen announces price reduction on all its carlines
Following the recently announced cut in excise duty in the interim budget, Volkswagen has reduced prices of all its cars in the Indian market. Prices for the Volkswagen Polo have been reduced by Rs 18,000-Rs 31,000. For the Vento, prices have been reduced by Rs 14,500-Rs 27,000. Jetta prices have been reduced by Rs 38,000-Rs 51,000. “We welcome the Government’s decision to reduce excise duty on cars and we at Volkswagen have decided to pass on the entire benefit to our customers. We hope this move will help improve the market sentiment in the automotive industry,” said Mr. Arvind Saxena, Managing Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Excise benefits will be applicable with immediate effect.

Volkswagen unveils new SUV Concept, Taigun, and showcases WRC winning Polo R at Auto Expo 2014

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Volkswagen unveils new SUV Concept, Taigun, and showcases WRC winning Polo R at Auto Expo 2014
Volkswagen, unveiled its new SUV concept – the Taigun – at the Auto Expo, which is being held at the Expo Mart in Greater Noida. The Taigun is fitted with a highly efficient 1.0-litre turbocharged TSI petrol engine, which produces 108 horsepower and 175Nm of torque. Further establishing its commitment to the Indian car market, Volkswagen is currently evaluating the feasibility of launching the Taigun in India in the near future. Also showcased at the Volkswagen pavilion is the World Rally Championship winning Polo R WRC. The Polo R WRC put up a magnificent performance last year, with French driver Sebastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia winning the 2013 World Rally Championship. Powered [...]

Volkswagen Polo gets 4-Star Global NCAP safety rating for Indian market

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Volkswagen Polo gets 4-Star Global NCAP safety rating for Indian market
According to test results released by Global NCAP today, the Volkswagen Polo is the safest hatchback its segment (the ‘A2 Compact’ segment, as per SIAM classification) in India. Volkswagen recently announced the fitment of dual front airbags as standard equipment on all versions of the Polo, in India. With dual front airbags, the Volkswagen Polo secured a 4-Star safety rating for adult occupant protection, in crash tests conducted by Latin NCAP. This is the highest safety rating for any car in the premium hatchback segment in the country. Keeping in mind the increasing speeds on Indian roads, longer driving times, traffic complexities and therefore the need for more active and passive safety [...]
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