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  1. ABOUT NEW VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN

    With the showcase in last AutoExpo216 the TIGUAN was the eye catching product in the arena. The pricing then was supposed/rumoured to be around 25 lacs approx. The customers who went across the arena and entered to VW stand were eager to see and take an experience. But now as it has been launched under a high price tag ranging 28 -36 lacs, it is highly wondered who is going to buy this car. Now again it has many items which are missing in the peers but company has stated that this car is in battle with BMW, AUDi. I wonder that Tiguan is in size o TUSCON, as much as segment is compared it could have been comapred to Endeavor, Toyota. The ground clearence provided 149 mm hounds me more than its pricing and also the power and torque is less. I wonder that although JETTA has been ceased production the engine has been borrowed why??? The SUV must incorporate a powerul engine which must be thrill to drive and which is expected rom this german brand because down the lane POLOGT TSI, VENTO TSI AND AMEO TDI are best in driving experience. The marketing rom Volkswagen has again went wrong this time and they need to do more strategical work and must cut the price so that the much appreciated SUV gets boasting with huge number o deliveries and also must talk to R& D department to raise the ground clearnace otherwise its a tough task.
  2. Music system Installation query

    I just got delivery of my Tata Aria Pure LX Pearl White and as you all know it doesn't come with a music system so I'm planning to install a Volkswagen RCD320 BT music system that I sourced from my Vento. The connectors on the rear look the same as universal connectors but I want to make sure that the system does run in the Aria. I would like you all to put some light on my query.
  3. Here are pictures of a Vento test mule spotted testing on road. The car is brand new and covered in tape but the noticible part is that the badges have been covered as well and there are two badges on the botton side of the boot. Could this be the Vento GT TSI which is said to launch soon? Or there is a possibility of it being a CNG variant since the front grille does not have the GT monicker Any guesses? Pics source: Indianautosblog
  4. Here are pictures of a diesel Polo testing which is essentially the GT TDI. It is said to becoming with a 1.5 litre diesel motor. The interior shots reveal that it will indeed be a manual transmission that the car will be equipped with. Hopefully the launch is happening soon but the pricing will be important Source: Team BHP
  5. Here is a pic of what could be the Volkswagen CrossPolo. A test mule was caught testing early today at Chakan, off Pune. Volkswagen has put its plans to produce the Up in India on hold. And thus, for the next two years, the carmaker plans to appeal to the market here and shore up demand by introducing variants of its existing Polo and Vento. And first up in VW’s scheme is the CrossPolo – the hatchback off-roader. The CrossPolo, with its rugged off-road kit, trumps any regular hatch in terms of looks. Knowing the Indian customer’s fondness for off-roader appearances, this design should spell success for the manufacturer. The all-terrain looks appear tough enough to tackle Himalayan mountain roads and the ride height has been increased by around 15mm as well. A thick, matte plastic band extends across the chin, the flanks and around the rear. The wheel arches get the same treatment and there’s a scuff plate with a dull silver finish. The CrossPolo also gets silver anodised roof rails where up to 75kg of luggage can be mounted and secured. A silver diffuser at the rear and big 17-inch wheels complete the off-roader look. There could even be a tailgate-mounted spare wheel on the Indian CrossPolo, lending it even more SUV flair. And since the spare wheel isn’t counted as part of the car’s length, the car will still enjoy the sub-four-metre excise duty benefits. The empty spare wheel well under the boot floor could be used to house a toroidal CNG cylinder. Yes, a CNG option is also likely. The CrossPolo is likely to be the first recipient of VW’s made-for-India 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. If VW prices the CrossPolo cleverly and packs it with enough kit, it could crack open an interesting niche. Spy pic source: Indiancarsbikes.in
  6. Keeping its worst ever pace, Indian car market in June 2013 dropped 5.2% from last year ending an awful first half down 10.1%. Launching the locally produced SUV Ecosport, Ford finally attacked this market, almost doubling share.
  7. I bought VW polo 3 years back and since then I have been complaining about the driver side window getting stuck sometimes when I drive on highway. Its a very major security threat as the window gets jammed and this could happen at some critical moment. Although it used to give me a pain only when I had to give toll money and the window wont go down. Till date, the issue has not even been identified by VW noida people where they always say "Sir, it hasnt occured in front of us". I dont think this is supposed to occur when I want but very randomly. Anyways defeating this problem cam another problem that tore my trust and confidence on the car when yesterday, after reaching my home, I opened the car with ignition ON, and went to open the gate of my home and came back see that the car is locked from inside. This car doesnt have any central locking mechanism and can be locked only from inside. Another thing, I dont think there is any car in the world that would get locked from inside with ignition ON. To the agony the VW support asked me to break the window as the only solution. I told them that I am not a professional and thus might end up breaking some other parts of the gate while breaking the glass and thus would require some professional help. They clearly said no to that. I had to then call some other roadside assistance who helped me break the glass and get the car open. The problem is not only faulty parts in the car but also the risk involved. I tried talking about this to the VW care but looking at the response I got, I would like to bring this to notice of higher officials who can help me get this issue rectified. In case this is a generic issue in VW polo then they should recall the cars and get the issue fixed. Viewers of this site and VW lovers (including me), please be notified of this concern as this might happen to you as well. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD IN THE CAR ASSUMING THAT THE CAR WOULD NOT GET LOCKED AUTOMATICALLY.
  8. Which is the best entry level sedan?

    Which is the best entry level sedan in the country and why? - Honda Amaze - Volkswagen Vento - Swift Dzire - Skoda Rapide - Or any other car?
  9. Autocar India's sister magazine Autocar UK drives the Volkswagen Taigun concept in Brazil, here's a review The Volkswagen Taigun concept is a compact four-seater SUV that's set to rival the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Fiat Panda Trekking. Parked up on next to the kerb in the sleepy Argentinean town of San Antonio Areco, the Taigun is put into perspective in the very surroundings it can expect to encounter when sales begin in 2016. Concept cars have a tendency to appear out of place away from the spotlights of a motor show, but apart from its vivid blue paint scheme the new entry level Volkswagen SUV looks thoroughly convincing among the cafes, shop fronts and municipal buildings that line the town’s square. It is unmistakably a Volkwagen when you're standing next to it, with clear similarities to the larger Tiguan. A wheel-at-each corner stance also gives the Taigun a heavy dose of visual confidence for something so compact – an observation that is further enforced by its 17-inch wheels, which with 205/65 tyres help to fill its substantial arches. Nothing is official just yet but signs are the new five door will see production with only subtle changes to exterior styling, a collaboration between Volkswagen’s main design studio in Wolfsburg and its Italian off-shoot Giugiaro. Read the whole review here: Autocar UK Taigun Concept review Pics source: Autocar UK
  10. Hot on the heels of the Polo Tsi GT launch, VW is now testing the GT TDI. And here are the spy shots. Caught by an enthusiast, the test mule of the Polo is seen wearing the GT and TDI badges. At the front, the grille was said to be similar to what we have seen on the Polo GT TSI. Even the alloys are similar to the GT TSI. Sagar also confirms that the car had black interiors. The car was being run alongside a Vento and a Rapid. That could hint that the Polo GT TDI could use the same 1.6-litre TDI engine that powers the Vento and the Rapid. Interestingly though, we are told by people in the know that Volkswagen is also busy testing a new 1.5-litre TDI engine that could replace the 1.6-litre powerplant across the lineup. The 1.5-litre mill is said to be more fuel efficient than its slightly larger counterpart and because it qualifies for the tax-cut, it could also be a more viable choice for the Polo GT TDI, the Vento, the Rapid and also the upcoming Up! and Citigo city cars. Source: Oncars.In
  11. Volkswagen has unveiled the CrossBlue SUV concept at the Detroit Motorshow. It will be a seven seater SUV when it goes into production and will rival the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. It will replace the elderly and slow-selling Routan MPV, fitting into the range between the Tiguan and the Touareg, a car considered too expensive to successfully compete against more affordable competition.At 4987mm long, 2015mm wide and 1733mm tall, the CrossBlue is bigger than a Touareg. It uses VW’s MQB architecture, and the production car is likely to be closely related to the next Tiguan, with transverse engines. It will be built in the US alongside the US-market Passat. The show car has a plug-in diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, with a 2.0-litre engine and a pair of motors, one driving each axle – combined they produce 302bhp and a 0-100kph time of 7.2secs. From the picture the concept looks to be of Mercedes GL proportions size wise. Will definitely be a good seller if it is launched in India, A seven seater makes a lot of sense.
  12. Volkswagen seems to be the latest in jumping onto the sub 4 meter bandwagon. VW has confirmed that it is developing a sub-four-metre Vento for the Indian market. “This is one possibility we are looking at,” said Ulrich Hackenberg, R&D chief at Volkswagen. The sub-four-metre Vento will compete with the Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire and VW is hoping that the compact Vento will bring additional sales. VW is unlikely to launch the compact Vento, which is being developed by VW India’s R&D team in Chakan, before 2014. VW's strategy is to try and maximise the Polo/Vento (PQ25) platform as much as possible by developing other body styles for segments where it is absent. A compact SUV and even an MPV based on the PQ25 platforms are also being considered.
  13. Volkswagen has decided to joined the compact SUV bandwagon as it revealed a concept at the Sao Paolo Motor Show. Called the Taigun, the compact four-seater previews the look set to be adopted on a planned new Mini Countryman and Nissan Juke rival to be positioned and priced below the Tiguan when launched towards the middle of the decade. The Taigun is based around a stretched version of the VW Up’s NSF (New Small Family) platform. At 3859mm in length, 1728mm in width and 1570mm in height, the Taigun is 566mm shorter, 82mm narrower and 130mm lower than the Tiguan. The concept is not four-wheel drive, as the NSF platform currently only supports front-wheel drive.Power for the concept comes from the same 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with 108bhp and 129lb ft as the upcoming Up GT. Drive is channeled through a six-speed manual gearbox.The 985kg Taigun can crack 0-100kph in 9.2sec and reach a top speed of 187kph. VW plans to sell the Taigun in each of their global markets. That means the Taigun will come to India as well. This could well go up against the Mahindra Xylo and the Ford Ecosport out here. I think it should be priced ideally between 7 to 9 lakhs
  14. Best D-Segmet Diesel Sedan

    Hi, I am planning to buy a new Diesel D-Segment Sedan... Well the choices are many like - Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra Chevrolet Cruze Toyota Corolla Altis Skoda Laura Volkswagen Jetta Renault Fluence But out of these I shortlisted the following: Hyundai Elantra 1.6L CRDI SX (M/T) 14.85 lakhs Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L VCDI LTZ (M/T) 14.77 lakhs Toyota Corolla Altis 1.4L D-4D 15.3 lakhs *ex showroom Delhi Now there were initially only the first two cars which i like but seeing the brand reliability of toyota, i considered Altis... VW and Skoda are too expensive and featureless and Fluence too is price and styling is too french which i dont like... From the above three which car should i go for? Main criteria: Fuel Efficiency, Features, Space & Comfort... Chevrolet cruze because of the sunroof has a headroom issue for which seats need to be lowered as its not comfy else... Elantra appeals by its style, features and tremendous space inside while altis is too old and dull... Also Elantra pampers me with ventilated seats, bluetooth & hell lots of features along with safety... Cruze offers less than elantra but one good feature i.e sunroof which creates headroom problem and altis looks too plain... Also i am wondering that many say cruze fuel efficiency is quite low around 10-12 in city... Which one should i go for?