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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT

    THE FULLY LOADED CAR FROM VOLKSWAGEN

                                                  

                                                                      The Volkswagen group (Wolfsburg, Germany) is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. It is now entering the Indian market with Passat, a luxury sedan.
The Volkswagen Passat is a thoroughly engineered, full-sized diesel saloon that offers class-leading comfort, performance, and safety. With its elegant design and stylish appearance, the Passat will definitely stand out in the crowd of luxury sedans lining the Indian market. Passat has acquired the highest rating of five-stars by the NCAP in Europe for occupant protection during crash testing.
The new Passat is designed on a stretched version of the PQ45 platform used by the new Golf. Known as the PQ46 on the Passat, its 2.7-metre wheelbase is almost as long as that of the Accord or Camry. The new Passat comes with a more efficient use of space and also uses a transversely-mounted engine and an independent rear suspension.
The Passat is available in three variants – DSG, DSGS and 1.8L TSI, which are offered in front-wheel-drive configurations. Both DSG and DSGS engines are powered by a 2.0-litre TDl lnline-4 turbo diesel engine while the TSI engine is powered by 1.8L. The top competitors of the Passat include the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Volkswagen is planning to add more choices/variants to the Passat depending on the response to the launch in India.

PERFORMANCE

                  

                                         The DSG and DSGS variants receive a 2.0L TDI diesel engine that generates 140 bhp @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm. The DSG teams with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the DSGS is mated to a 6-speed Sportronic automatic transmission which gives a sportier feel and is smoother in comparison. Acceleration is sporty and active. The six-speed automatic transmission provides seamless acceleration and a sport mode ‘tiptronic’ transmission offers an exhilarating driving experience.
A power assisted rack and pinion steering is quick and responsive. The Passat now uses a transversely-mounted engine and an independent rear suspension setup for improved ride and handling dynamics. The Passat receives a spring strut front suspension and a four-link independent rear suspension which is retuned for Indian bumpy roads. The ride quality on hilly regions is quite pleasant and smooth.         
STYLING AND TECHNOLOGY              
                      
                                     The Passat is sleek and sports a graceful look. The massive V-shaped Volkswagen grille which is stylishly designed in attractive chrome grabs the attention at first sight. The front is also adorned with rectangular-shaped headlamps that give the car an eagle-like intense gaze. High-tech LED rectangular-shaped tail-lamps give the rear a bold appearance. The Passat rides on 16″ alloy wheels with 205/55R16 tyres.
The interiors exude style and luxury. The seats are large and comfortable with adequate leg room and shoulder room. The design of the dash is striking. The instrumentation cluster resembles an Audi A8 design cluster where the dials and displays are placed directly into satin-finished metal bezels. The Passat comes with an electromechanical parking brake, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seating, two-zone climate control, cup holders, and an audio system with an AM/FM radio, CD player, and MP3 player.
The Passat is armed with various safety features that include cruise control, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), central locking, a remote keyless entry, an engine immobilizer, dual-stage airbags, and an anti-theft alarm system.

   SPECIFICATIONS
                      

  • Chrome finished radiator grille.
  • Circular LED rear lights.
  • Power windows and door locks rear seat sunshades.
  • Air conditioning and cruise control system.
  • RCD 510 touch screen audio system.
  • Comes with 1.8L TSI petrol engine.
  • 1798cc of displacement.
  • Provides a maximum power of 160PS at 4500-6200 rpm.
  • Peak torque of 250Nm at 1500-4500rpm will be produced.
  • Anti lock Braking System.
  • Traction Control System and Cruise Control.
  • Electronic Differential Lock with Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
  • 8 Air bags with power steering.
  • 6 Speed manual gearbox.
  • 11.5 kmpl of mileage(city) and 13 kmpl of mileage(Highway).
  • 70 litres of fuel tank capacity.
  • Covers 0-100 kmph in just 8.6 seconds.
  • Top speed of 220 kmph.
  • 7J X 16 inch Milwaukee alloy wheels.
  • The size of the tyres is 215/55 R16.
  • Available in different attractive colors like Candy White, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Mocca Anthracite, Silver Leaf, Iron Grey etc.
        THE PRICE OF VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT IS RANGED BETWEEN

Rs. 19,20,777 -25,65,000/-.(aprox.)                          

                                 

THE VOLKSWAGENS NEW SEDAN IN INDIA

THE VOLKSWAGEN’S ENTRY IN LOW PRICE CAR SEGMENT

                                       The German auto giant launched low price sedan in India -the ‘VOLKSWAGEN VENTO’. It has got looks much similar to that of Volkswagen POLO , but has much different interiors and specifications.

                                Volkswagen Vento is third generation Jetta also known as baby Jetta. This German car will come in the market to compete directly with Honda City, Fiat Linea, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Verna.
                                Volkswagen Vento EngineVolkswagen Vento comes with 1.6 litre Petrol and diesel engines. Both the engines are same as used in new VW Polo in Europe and will generate the power of 105 bhp. It will be available in 5- Speed Manual and automatic transmission. Vento engines are well refined and responsive; it will touch the 0 to 100 kph in just 14.2 seconds with top speed of 160 kph.
volkswagen vento

VENTO EXTERIORS–  Volkswagen Vento is designed for the tough and bumpy Indian roads, its solid MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar and rear suspension with Semi-Independent trailing arm ensures the smooth and comfortable ride. It’s wider 15 inches tyres (185/60 R15) provide the better road grip and excellent drive quality. Volkswagen Vento will come with solid looking Electronic power steering but missing audio controls on it
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Volkswagen Vento InteriorsVolkswagen Vento Interiors are very simple and decent looking. Seats are very comfortable but lacks in thigh support. Front seat hand rest are very comfortable but will cause little trouble while applying the hand brakes as it just located underneath. Dashboard is simple looking with more dead switches and light color not matching with the display lights. Qualities of interiors are very good and chrome gives beautiful inside view. You can also adjust the front seats from behind as well, unique feature of Volkswagen Vento. It also comes with rear seat air-vents for rear passengers. Some small feature like coat hooks and reading light will impress you.

Volkswagen Vento Price– The basic petrol variant of Volkswagen Vento is priced at Rs. 6, 99,000 and the top end model of petrol version is priced at Rs. 9, 21,500. Whereas the price toll of Volkswagen Vento (Diesel) starts from 8 lakhs and ends up with 9.5 lakhs in India
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Volkswagen Vento Mileage – The petrol version of Volkswagen Vento gives 12-16 Kmpl whereas the diesel version of this sedan gives 14-18 Kmpl of mileage. 

Volkswagen Vento Models – It is available in 5 different models Volkswagen Vento Diesel Trendline, Volkswagen Vento Diesel Highline, Volkswagen Vento Petrol Highline, Volkswagen Vento Petrol Trendline and Volkswagen Vento Highline AT

Volkswagen Vento Competitors – Volkswagen Vento is currently a big rival for the sedans like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, Fiat Linea and Maruti SX4 Diesel in Indian market. 
Volkswagen Vento Colors – Volkswagen Vento is available in several heart touching colors like Candy White, Flash Red, Silver, Blue, Black etc in Indian market.
SPECIFICATIONS 

The Volkswagen Vento adorns 2 different engines in India –
First is Volkswagen Vento Petrol Specifications
1.6 Litre MPFI Petrol Engine
Max Torque – 153 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Max Power – 105 BHP @ 5250 RPM
5 Speed Manual Transmissions OR 6 Speed Automatic Transmissions
And another is Volkswagen Vento Diesel Specifications
1. 6 Litre CRDI Diesel Engine
Max Torque – 253 Nm @ 1500-2500 RPM
Max Power – 105 BHP @ 4400 RPM
5 Speed Manual Transmissions
Volkswagen Vento Interiors – Volkswagen Vento India Features
15-inch alloy wheels
Storage In Front Doors
Front and Rear Seat Arm-rests in center
Sunglass Storage Inside Glove box
Foldable roof handles
Cup-holders
Livon Fabric Upholstery
Fog Lamps
Body Colored Bumpers
Chrome Front Grille
Tinted green strip on windshield
Airbags
High ground clearance
CD / MP3 Player with 4 speakers
Electronic Immobilizer
Body Colored Dorr handles & ORVM
Electronically adjustable Outside rear view mirrors
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Automatic Climate Control
Air conditioning Vents at Rear and Front
Remote Central Locking
Adjustable Steering Wheel
Volkswagen Vento Highline Color Options
Beige,Black,Silver and Blue
Volkswagen Vento Trendline Color Options
White and Red

 Officially the price is not yet fixed. However, the cost is expected approximately close to Rs. 8 Lakhs or Rs. 10 Lakhs.

THE VOLKSWAGEN’S NEW HATCHBACK- VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

                                        ALL NEW VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

                           The worlds auto giant volkswagen is ready to launch the another hatchback in Indian market. The all new Volkswagen Golf. The face of the Golf is similar to the one found on the old generation Jetta. Actually the Jetta is based on the Golf platform. A slight head lamp design differentiates both. The Jetta has a more mature design. The high and low beam lamps are separated by different circular housings. The grille is the corporate one worn by all the cars in the Volkswagen family. The air dam is a wider affair and houses the crystal effect diamond shaped fog lamps.
The side profile sports Polo type looks and you wouldn’t be able to tell a Polo and Golf from the side profile. The wheels are the understated 17 inch alloy wheels and the alloy wheel design is borrowed from the 2011 US Jetta model. The rear is different from the Polo and has a wide rear screen wiper and has elliptical tail lamps. It has a chrome strip inside the tail lamp cluster. There is a prominent wedge for the boot. The exhaust system is of the twin type- a segment first.
                             

PERFORMANCE

As of now, the only engine option available in the Golf is said to be the the stonking 2.0 litre, 1968cc, common rail diesel engine producing a whooping 170 hp at 4200 rpm and with a peak torque of 350 Nm produced between 1700-2500 rpm. This would be India’s hottest hatchback till now. The transmission is a 6 speed manual while a 6 speed automatic is also on the options list.
This same engine in Europe is the cleanest in its class plus also is the most fuel efficient in its class and delivers quite a punch in everyday driving. Even though it is only a four cylinder unit, it packs in power similar to that of straight six from BMW. The dual clutch used helps in lightning fast shifts in the manual and triptronic function in the automatics.
                            Expect 0-100 lap times in 8.3 seconds. This should make it one of the fastest diesels in India. The fuel economy is pegged at 14 kmpl in the city and 21 kmpl on the highway. This are stellar figures for a hot hatch. The top speed is an electronically limited 220 kmph.
                            Braking is handled by vented discs brakes at the front and solid discs at the rear. Aiding them is a whole plethora of driver aids like advanced 4 channel ABS, Stability control program, traction control etc.
                            The safety aspect is covered by 4 airbags which come in as standard, three point seat belts with pre-tensioner, anti-whiplash restraining head rests, ample crumple zones, collapsible steering wheel and so on.
                     

SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 2.0 litre, common rail diesel engine 
Displacement: 1968cc

Maximum Power: 170 hp @ 4200 rpm
Maximum Torque: 350 Nm @ 1700-2500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual/6 speed automatic with manual override
Top speed: 220 kmph
Acceleration, 0-100kmph: 8.3 seconds

Special Features:
  • Body coloured electrically adjustable side mirrors including turning indicators.
  • Fog lamps
  • Body coloured door handles.
  • Halogen headlights with daytime running lights.
  • Rain sensors.
  • Parking sensors with rear view camera.
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column.
  • Twin exhaust tailpipe.
  • Climatic semi-automatic air conditioning system.
  • Multi function steering wheel.
  • Leather wrapped electro- mechanical steering wheel.
  • Titan black upholstery.
  • Radio/mp3 compatible CD player with 6 speakers.
  • Electric power windows with front one touch up/down control.
  • 17” multi spoke alloy wheels
  • Multifunction computer.
  • Rear spoiler.
  • Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) including Electronic differential lock (EDL), Traction control and Countersteer support.
  • Tinted glass.
  • Anti-lock braking system with Electronic brake-pressure distribution.
  • Front suspension through coil springs with telescopic shock absorbers.
  • Rear suspension with gas pressure shock absorbers and separate springs.
  • Front and rear anti-roll bar.
  • Electronic engine immobiliser.
  • Dual clutch gearbox.

THE ALL NEW VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG

                                                                                     VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG

                                                                  Volkswagen had unveiled the second-generation of the Touareg at 2010 New York International Auto Show. With the Volkswagen Touareg being a CBU, even India will get the 2011 Touareg once its launched in the European market.

Design/Styling:

The 2011 Touareg gets the new Volkswagen face and styling created by Walter de’Silva, Volkswagen’s chief of design. The front grille is now narrow if compared to the outgoing model and the trapezoidal headlamps even get the LED surrounds.  The silhouette of the Touareg remains almost similar, with not so arched wheel flares.  The new 2011 Touareg gets a crown hood with a step at its sides giving it a more muscular look. The SUV gets chrome garnish with chrome surrounds around the greenhouse and a strip running on the rocker. The rear of the new Touareg is more pronounced and gets LED taillamps as well.

Volkswagen’s new RNS850 touch screen entertainment and navigation system features an 8-inch screen, a 60GB hard drive with 18GB of space available to upload audio, video, and more, and a DVD/CD player with MP3 playback and Satellite/FM/AM stereo.

Mechanicals:

The Volkswagen Touareg will be available with the same 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, with 4-MOTION, which is Volkswagen’s term for all-wheel drive system.

Overall Evaluation:

This new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg will be a great buying option considering all the bells and whistles it comes loaded with. The newer SUV has more road presence than the older one and should have better sales figures if compared to the current Touareg. This will come true only if Volkswagen price it well. 

Technically innovated and couched with almost all the desired features, this newly launched car will become the pride of its owner.

                                                                         It has been lavishly designed with comfy seating system, smooth and swift gear changes, central locking without ignoring the minor but extremely needful features like mobile phone connection, memory package, napa leather seats along with proper arrangement for loading and unloading solutions

Other features of the car includes:

  • ABS plus system
  • ESP
  • Climatronic system
  • Self -levelling air suspension
  • Improved aerodynamics
  • Sliding/ tilting glass
  • Well advanced audio system

Engine & Mileage
  • 3.0L 225bhp V6 TDI, V-Type Engine
  • 2967 cc Engine
  • Power – 228 PS @ 4,000 rpm
  • Torque – 51 kgm @ 1,750 rpm
  • 6 Cylinders
  • Fuel Base – Diesel
  • Top speed – 212 kmph.