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February 05, 2014

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Volkswagen Taigun Unleashed at 2014 Auto Expo

Volkswagen's answer to the likes of Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster has finally come to India. The German carmaker has unveiled the Taigun compact SUV at the ongoing 2014 Delhi Motor Show. It was first unveiled as a concept model at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in 2012. 


January 30, 2014

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Volkswagen Polo and Vento sedan gets pricier

Volkswagen India has announced that it will increase the prices of its premium hatchback Polo and Vento sedan by 2.27 per cent. The new prices will be effective from February 1st, 2014. Rising cost of inputs and depreciating rupee value is the reason behind price hike.


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2014 Volkswagen Polo facelift revealed

German carmaker Volkswagen has revealed the 2014 VW Polo facelift ahead of its global debut at the upcoming 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The updated Polo comes with a range of new technologies and efficient engines, along with a cosmetic upgrades both inside and out.


January 24, 2014

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VolksWagen Polo facelift spied

VW Polo has always been one of the best selling premium hatchbacks of the segment and has returned good business to the company. But in the recent times with the market instability, the hatch has not been upto the expectations in terms of sales. So, the company decided to bring the facelift model of the same. The next generation Polo is expected to launch by 2015.


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Sirish Vissa appointed as Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India

Volkswagen Group India today announced the appointment of Sirish Vissa as the new Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India. In his new role, Sirish will provide strategic direction and guidance as the Motorsport division rapidly strengthens its exploits in touring car one-make series and rallying.


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Volkswagen Polo R to develop 250bhp of power

German auto major Volkswagen has confirmed that its top-of-the line Polo hatch has entered into production. It will be the company's most powerful Polo ever to hit the roads.


January 13, 2014

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Volkswagen plans to make sport utility vehicle, invest $7 bn in North America

Volkswagen AG said on Sunday it plans to make a sport utility vehicle tailored for the North American market and will invest $7 billion in the region as it seeks to increase sales.

Europe's largest automaker reiterated its goal of selling 1 million Volkswagen and upscale Audi vehicles annually in the United States by 2018 as it launches more locally made cars.

The company said the move was a sign of renewed commitment to the market after a sales decline by its core VW brand, which continues to achieve low U.S. quality scores.


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Volkswagen Polo R Cup India 2014 registration opens today

Volkswagen Motorsport India opens registration for the fifth chapter of its very popular Polo R Cup India today. This sends in a wave of excitement amongst the budding racers and motorsport enthusiats across the nation, and as the earlier seasons the same huge response is expected from them.



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Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV to debut at 2014 Auto Expo

Volkswagen that showcased the compact SUV, Taigun, concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in 2012, is all set to unveil the production version of the SUV at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. This Mini SUV will be the Volkswagen's direct answer to the likes of Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and upcoming Maruti's compact SUV.


January 10, 2014

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Volkswagen to introduce two new concepts at Detroit Motor Show

With the Detroit Motor Show approaching, there are a lot of activities going around which is creating excitement in the air. While the German auto giant Volkswagen is all set to unveil two if its concept cars at the Detroit Motor Show'14.The company has not revealed the names or other details related to these two models. But as per the sources, one of the concept could sport fuel saving powertrain, which is expected to arrive particularly in the US markets. The other concept is considered to be an off-road vehicle which could be based on the VW's flagship SUV.


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Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept to debut at Detroit Motor Show 2014

Volkswagen will unveil its Beetle Dune Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With this the public will have the chance to see a Beetle with a cool and rugged off-road look.The Dune concept shows the potential for a new production version of the sportiest Beetle ever. The body was raised by two inches and the designers bolted a pair of skis to the roof to show the vehicle's go-anywhere intentions. Its name, raised ground clearance, and all-terrain look hark back to the VW Bugs that conquered beaches and dunes in times past. In the summer, simply swap the skis for a sandboard.


October 27, 2012

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Volkswagen outsells GM in China for first time in 8 years


In case you didn't know, Volkswagen is hell-bent on becoming the largest automaker in the world. The German carmaker has inched closer to that goal, having outsold General Motors in China last quarter for the first time in eight years.

Volkswagen's sales in China, its largest marker, increased by 21 percent last quarter to 704,991 units. Those numbers almost tripled GM's third-quarter growth, and were enough to beat out the American automaker's 664,765 sales. GM, however, still leads in year-to-date sales in China by a slim margin of around 77,000 units. The Asian nation also happens to be GM's largest market, and according to the report in Automotive News, China's car market may grow to be larger than the US, Japan and Germany combined in three years' time.

About the news his company was bested in China by VW last quarter, GM CEO Dan Akerson is quoted saying, "It's not whether you're the biggest car manufacturer. It's whether you want to be the most profitable." It should be noted of these figures that GM includes truck figures, yet excludes Hong Kong and Macau from its Chinese sales numbers, while VW does just the opposite. Through September of this year, Volkswagen had 5 of the 10 best selling vehicles in China. GM boasted three of the cars on that list.

One car not on China's Top 10 list is the Malibu. Though GM's second-best selling car in the US, it has been called a "disaster" by Lin Huaibin of IHS Global Insight. The roughly 29,000 units sold were apparently unable to hang with VW's Skoda competitor.

The Automotive News report cites anti-Japanese sentiments and older GM product as reasons for Volkswagen's third quarter rally. Other brands with increased sales included Hyundai, Kia and Ford, citing that the jump in sales for these brands helped their parent companies counter losses incurred in the beleaguered European car market.



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