New Delhi, February 03, 2016: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today unveiled exciting new products, including Volkswagen Ameo at the 13th edition of the Delhi Motor Show. With a heady combination of power and performance, the lineup highlights Volkswagen’s continued commitment and steady growth plans for the Indian market.
Addressing the press conference, Mr. Jürgen Stackmann Board Member for Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “The Delhi Motor Show is a great opportunity for us to showcase our enhanced product portfolio of segment-leading carlines to customers in this dynamic and growing market. Volkswagen wants to play a key role in India not only in terms of sales and market share, but also in terms of safety, quality and innovation. That is why we are strengthening our efforts here. We are expanding our product portfolio in India with the made for India product, Volkswagen Ameo, our first compact sedan, the latest edition Tiguan, which marks our debut in India’s SUV segment and the new Passat which will be launched in this fiscal.”
Taking center-stage at the Volkswagen pavilion was the Ameo, which made its global debut at the Delhi Motor Show. The new compact sedan has been designed specifically for the Indian market, and is expected to be a game changer for Volkswagen. There has been an overwhelming response to the sub 4-metre category in India, and with its superior technology, class leading features and high safety standards the Ameo is expected to raise the bar in sub 4-metre sedan segment with first in segment features like cruise control and rain sensing wipers along with static cornering lights and the dynamic Touchscreen multimedia music system with Mirror link, I-pod connectivity, phonebook / SMS viewer the Volkswagen Ameo will be available with two fuel options - 1.2L 3-cylinder MPI and 1.5L 4-cylinder TDI engine.
In accordance with Volkswagen’s global focus on electric vehicles, the Passat GTE is a plug-in hybrid powered by an electric motor and a TSI engine. Leading technical innovation from the front, the Passat GTE is testimony towards Volkswagen’s renewed focus towards efficiency and new mobility. The Passat GTE comes with a Petrol- Electric Hybrid power train mated with a 6-speed DSG gear box and has a combined power (engine + electric motor) output of approximately 218 PS. The 1.4-litre TSI engine develops a power of 115 kW / 156 PS; the electric motor produces 85 kW / 115 PS, while the maximum combined torque is 400 Nm. The Volkswagen Passat’s engine will be capable of delivering EU 6 Emissions norms.
The Beetle is an iconic car that has scripted automotive history for over six decades by creating a niche of its own in the segment. Recently launched in India, the 21st Century Beetle, carries an unmistakably timeless charm, blended with modern day technological sophistication to the original Beetle making it more powerful, masculine and dynamic. It comes with a 1395 cc, 1.4L turbocharged TSI engine and is mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, generating a power output of 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque. Testimony to its dynamic performance is the fuel economy which stands at 17.68 kmpl (ARAI). The Volkswagen Beetle’s engine comes equipped with the capability of delivering EU 6 Emissions norms.
To delight the customer’s in-vehicle experience, Volkswagen has evolved rapidly to provide new offerings in the Polo and Vento which will enhance their daily driving experience. Adding a dash of convenience are intelligent systems like rain sensing wipers – auto dimming IRVM, Dynamic touchscreen multimedia system with Mirror link, I-pod connectivity, phonebook / SMS viewer which will optimize the driving environment and comfort. – class leading features. Additionally, Volkswagen Vento will be equipped with stunning and innovative LED head lamps with LED DRLs.(Daytime running Lights).
Volkswagen, a leading carmaker in Europe, sells its broad model range, from the up! to the Phaeton, in more than 150 countries worldwide. Volkswagen currently offers the Polo, Vento, Jetta and Beetle in India.
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21st Century Beetle Polo & Vento
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