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Old 5th May 2015, 16:51   #241
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Why don't they bring the car that is almost synonymous with "VW," the Golf?

OK, I know, I suppose: prejudice that says it's "only" a hatchback.

If they want an icon car to sell to a limited market, surely enthusiasts would lap up the Golf GTi (or whatever is the current equivalent model): the all-original, and genuinely-hot, Hot Hatch, instead of that silly Beetle, which is a Beetle in name only and really a Golf with reduced headroom.
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This means that we wont have the launch of the NEW Jetta based on the MBQ here till 2018? The International (mostly for the US) market JETTA should be out 2016. Why would take them two years to bring it to India? Not a good strategy. Or are they expecting the D segment sales to fall further?
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This means that we wont have the launch of the NEW Jetta based on the MBQ here till 2018? The International (mostly for the US) market JETTA should be out 2016. Why would take them two years to bring it to India? Not a good strategy. Or are they expecting the D segment sales to fall further?
I doubt if that will be the case. The Jetta is made in Mexico (both US and Euro models) and we get the latter as CKD kits. Maybe there will a few months difference between Europe and India launch.
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The India-bound 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan sees a rendering by AutoBild Romania.


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The second-gen 7-seater SUV will see it's world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Based on the MQB platform, the all-new long wheelbase version of the Tiguan will be made to cater to the Indian, Chinese & American markets. The Indian version will roll off from VW's Pune plant by mid-2017.

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VW seem to have run out of ideas in India after its initial success. They desperately need fresh products to stay relevant. The Tiguan could be the much needed fillip for a strong second coming.
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VW seem to have run out of ideas in India after its initial success.
Most German companies are very cautious when venturing into new markets.
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Volkswagen's India office is increasingly sending feedback to the eadquarters in Germany on a portfolio of utility vehicles that in the works on its much touted multibillion-dollar modular platform, MQB/MLB.
While the MQB A0 cars for the emerging market - the new Polo and Vento - seem certain to be manufactured in India as well, their launch plans are yet to be finalised though they may come in 2018
Now Volkswagen to bring utility vehicles to India.

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It is sending an executive from Germany to work with the product team and offer important engineering feedback to make vehicles suitable for the Indian and the exports markets.
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The growing demand for utility vehicles is a global phenomenon. There is a potential for compact SUV and MPV in India, but it loses the meaning if it is too small.
Seems VW will bring a >4 m Crossover to rival Renault's Duster, Maruti's Across and Hyundai's iX 25.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/47274789.cms

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After Gurgaon, this is the second Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) belonging to the Volkswagen Group and claims to supply genuine parts to the dealerships and service stations in South India within 24 hours. This region is said to contribute 30% of parts' sales in the country.

This centre will cater to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Goa and Kerala; for all Volkswagen group cars including Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, Skoda and Volkswagen.


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Is there a face-lift Vento expected soon?

I was at the VW Palace cross showroom today enquiring about the Vento Petrol manual for a friend and the rep said it is not available anymore since there is a face-lift expected next month. when they will start the petrol versions.

It looked like they want to push the Vento TSI and hence or has the 1.6 Petrol stopped altogether?
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Is there a face-lift Vento expected soon?
The Vento Face-lift is expected in June/July.
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Volkswagen India is working on further localisation of it's bread and butter engine - the 1.5L TDI.

According to AutocarPro, VW India’s corporate purchase department plans to select a few more local suppliers to source another set of 15 crucial engine components for the 1.5 TDI engine.

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It is known that under phase one of the local assembly operations of its 1.5 TDI, the company currently sources 25 different high-value components such as turbocharger, connecting rods, vacuum lines, flywheels, engine brackets, oil sumps and others from 18 different local suppliers, of which some are already existing suppliers to the company. To finalise these 18 local vendors, VW India had considered close to 35 different component suppliers in the bidding process.

In an email interaction with Autocar Professional, Hans-Georg Festing, executive director, corporate purchase, Volkswagen India, revealed that, “as of now, 25 parts have been locally acquired and these are for the first phase of localisation. We are currently in the second phase of localisation and this would add another approximately 15 parts.”

Some of the suppliers which are already supplying engine parts to VW India are the Bangalore-based, US$-100 million Sansera Engineering (manufactures high-precision machined engine parts such as connecting rods, rocker arms, gearshift forks, crankshafts and others for four- and two-wheelers); Honeywell Turbo Technologies India (manufactures turbochargers for Honda Cars India, Tata Motors and other OEMs); Rane Engine Valves (manufacturers engine valves and valvetrain components); and Mahabal Group (Maharashtra-based US$ 70 million supplier of cylinder heads, manifolds, assembly flywheels, brackets, hubs, pulleys, front axle assembly, braking systems and many other parts).
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Volkswagen India is working on further localisation of it's bread and butter engine - the 1.5L TDI.

According to AutocarPro, VW India’s corporate purchase department plans to select a few more local suppliers to source another set of 15 crucial engine components for the 1.5 TDI engine.


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I am not sure if this is a good idea. The VW/Skoda cars from 2008 and 2009 are a lot better built than the current crop we are seeing. The suspension on my 2009 Jetta lasted for 1,10,kms before needing a rebuild. I have read reports of suspension overhauls at 70k - 80k kms on the newer VW's.

With this engine localisation program, I hope VAG doesn't dilute the quality and reliability of its engines.
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The Vento Face-lift is expected in June/July.

The facelift is coming on the 23 of June. Checkout the facelift thread for pictures and details
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Volkswagen Is Getting Serious About India, Here's Why


This interesting article came in my mail. Data sourced from Team-BHP.com

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Summary

•India accounts for a very small percentage of VLKAY's overall sales, but it has recognized the importance of this market and is making strong progress.

•India's car market will overtake key European markets from where VLKAY gets a majority of its sales, so the company is stepping up its game over here.

•VLKAY is streamlining the dealer network in India by stopping malpractices and increasing commissions, which will improve its image and attract more customers.

•VLKAY is now targeting more segments of the Indian car market by launching new models, which is a smart move since new products in the country are generating strong buzz.

•VLKAY's increasing localization levels in India indicate that the company will be able to lower costs of vehicles and price them competitively to attract more customers.

More here - believe me the main article is pretty juicy!


http://seekingalpha.com/article/3268...eres-why?ifp=0
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http://seekingalpha.com/article/3268...eres-why?ifp=0
AN ARTICLE FULL OF LIES, LIES AND LIES!
See the attached Volkswagen India sales chart over the years. Volkswagen is losing sales yearly and see what this liar is putting forth for poor investors.Sales have incresed from last year,that is true, but it is lesser than 2011-12, 2012-13,2013-14.You can fool many but not us Bhpians.
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^^ The other day saw an interview with Michael Mayer in NDTV and he mentioned that 4 new launches are in plan, which includes the new small sedan or shortened Vento, the Beetle, new Passat and next-gen Tiguan. Except for the small sub-4m sedan, none of the other cars have the potential to drive volumes, but I guess they are on the right path by not fully giving into the new made-for-India bandwagon. The Tiguan especially looks like a great option to have (the next gen is said to be a 7-seater). And the new Passat looks more mature and handsome.
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