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Old 7th September 2016, 16:16   #346
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Volkswagen India deliver 111 cars in Pune.
The commencement of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival saw Volkswagen India deliver 111 cars to customers in Pune yesterday. The company says the number of customer footfalls have increased considerably at its dealerships in India.

Volkswagen India has sold 14,953 vehicles in the period from April to July, including 2,200 units of the Ameo.
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The commencement of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival saw Volkswagen India deliver 111 cars to customers in Pune yesterday. The company says the number of customer footfalls have increased considerably at its dealerships in India
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Old 9th September 2016, 10:32   #347
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Volkswagen rules out entry level cars for India. Sirocco is not for India.

The Passat and Tiguan are the next products, no further visibility as of now.

Will align strategy with Brazil, SA and Russia. Product portfolio to be ready by mid 2017!

On Passat -Tiguan.
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It probably won’t stretch beyond that. We are not going to get really big cars, which may be in China or Europe. We also feel that the `20-lakh-plus segment is where there will be growth in the number of buyers. It was slowly populated before, but it gets interesting now. For the time being, we will not get into the entry segment. That’s a too big stretch for us.
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Volkswagen becomes serious on India plans. New platform for Indian models? Will a New Polo emerge for India in 2017?

Compact SUV [1.2 TSI four-cylinder motor with a similar amount of power (112hp) and a retuned and more powerful version of the 1.5 TDI (117hp) that’s currently made here]. Will come in 2018. To take on Hyundai's Creta.

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VW board member has revealed that India becoming a full fledged engineering hub is vital for its future plans here
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VW board member Stackmann confirms new small car coming to India in 2017; car to be built on a lower cost base than in other global markets
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VW have started issuing volunteer recall for emission scam and many owners have started receiving letters from VW asking owners to visit SC. Below attached is a letter received by my friend for the same.


Not sure whether this news belongs to this thread or not. Moderates please move it to appropriate thread if it doesn't belong here.
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Volkswagen chalks out India plan - India is likely to become the centre of a cluster-based approach for emerging markets. Decision to be taken in November. If Yes, expect a ramp up in product Portfolio for emerging markets by 2018/19.

The thinking at the company is, if you get India right, you will fix the rest of the world!
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The German automaker is considering setting up an engineering and development centre in India and make it the lead country in defining future product portfolio for markets such as South America, the Middle East and Russia
Volkswagen has plans to launch two sports utility vehicle — one each in the B and C segments under the Tiguan premium SUV — and a small car for the global markets. It is studying the scope for localising the products for India at Indian cost and how local R&D could help achieve this.

Future product plan:( Known/ Speculation)

New Small car ( To be revealed)
Polo - (Next Gen Polo- will it move to a premium hatch ? likely affordable GTI variant also)
Vento - (Next Gen to be premium ?, leaving space for Ameo and a (Polo)premium hatch? )
Compact SUV - (Most likely being fast tracked before the next Gen Polo for India- Duster Rival)
Tiguan
Passat

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Volkswagen is coming up with a massive dealership and service center at Malappuram (Koottilangadi) located at the Palakkad-Calicut highway. Only noticed the board 'Volkswagen Malappuram' (also in the vernacular) there as we passed by. Going by the looks of it, the place should be up and running in about a month's time.
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Volkswagen chalks out India plan - India is likely to become the centre of a cluster-based approach for emerging markets. Decision to be taken in November. If Yes, expect a ramp up in product Portfolio for emerging markets by 2018/19.

The thinking at the company is, if you get India right, you will fix the rest of the world!


Volkswagen has plans to launch two sports utility vehicle one each in the B and C segments under the Tiguan premium SUV and a small car for the global markets. It is studying the scope for localising the products for India at Indian cost and how local R&D could help achieve this.

Future product plan:( Known/ Speculation)

New Small car ( To be revealed)
Polo - (Next Gen Polo- will it move to a premium hatch ? likely affordable GTI variant also)
Vento - (Next Gen to be premium ?, leaving space for Ameo and a (Polo)premium hatch? )
Compact SUV - (Most likely being fast tracked before the next Gen Polo for India- Duster Rival)
Tiguan
Passat

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Good to know that they are finally taking India with much more seriousness.
I only hope they don't compromise on their core value of good build Q in the anxiety to achieve low cost solutions for India.
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VW is still faring well in China (though there too they seem plagued by some overcapacity and vastly greater competition, by now: much higher pressure on profitability) but is weak in the rest of Asia-Pacific (dominated by the Japanese and korean marques and firms) as well as most of the Middle East (dominated by the Japanese, Koreans and Americans too in the non-'luxury' segments and esp in SUV-s.) It is sinking huge and fast in LatAm too, especially in Brazil, lately.

Probably because of their too-slow, new-model cadence, and their much-too-high cost-base, and their famous/notorious over-centralised 'arrogance' (for want of a better term.)

The currently-being-restructured VW operations (pre- and post-dieselgate financial AND organisational crises) then probably do require a whole-new approach to their non-EU, non-China and non-Audi/Porsche businesses to address this. VW is everso debilitated in the USA, after all, and are obviously more or less at peak marketshare in europe and china, hence it makes eminent sense for them to deploy the Indian lower-cost-engineering to the ends of recovering fighting-chances in the growing but low-cost and cut-throat markets: the 'emerging markets' (LatAm, SAsia, SAfrica, Asean...) They're still strong in Turkey and Mexcio, though.

One imagines this will be an expensive and for-a-longtime loss-making operation (India, Russia, Brazil etc with new, lower-cost models) since so many other firms (esp Japanese and Korean) are already so far ahead with such models, such cost-structures, such dealers etc in such very-difficult markets?
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Volkswagen draws out a plan for emerging markets - (applicable to India too as consolidation and product alignment between Brazil and India is bound to happen)

B-SUV's and crossovers to dominate.

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If those three "strategy" boxes are also drawn on the same timeline, we are totally screwed.
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If those three "strategy" boxes are also drawn on the same timeline, we are totally screwed.
New Cars and SUV's based on the Brazil launches will be in 2018 and beyond.

Till then we will get special editions

Refresh pending - Polo ( with DRL's)
- Vento maybe in 2 iterations ( already spy pics are avl.)
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http://www.crash.net/wrc/championshi...s/content.html
Polo at the top of the arc standings. Can they make an ad for India?
A 20 second clip of the Polo scorching the tracks should get the sales rolling

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Some excerpts from VW Global plan and cues for what India can expect in the future.

Vento -
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A new Polo (VW270) is now only a few months away. It will use the MQB Zero platform with Navarra (Pamplona) to be the lead plant. The Spanish factory will concentrate on hatchbacks for European markets but there will be a sedan (VW271) for Russia (Kaluga plant), India (Chakan), Malaysia (DRM Hicom: Pekan) and possibly China (SAIC VW: Anting, Shanghai). In some countries this will again use the Vento model name.

Ameo
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India's Ameo will eventually be replaced by a sub-4m derivative of the next Polo but as the current model only entered production at Chakan (Pune) in May, this will not take place until around 2023

Crossovers & SUVs
A fresh B-segment SUV concept appeared at the Geneva motor show in March 2016 and a production model based on this prototype should be manufactured in Europe (Bratislava seems likely), India and China. This vehicle would be a rival for the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X, Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade and Ford EcoSport. The Geneva 2016 concept, the T-Cross Breeze, was a convertible but the production model would be a five-door hatchback.

The production name for VW126 is expected to be T-Cross



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So what is happening with the Jetta really? I had decided to buy a brand new Jetta in September 2016 and was told by the VW representative that the model is discontinued. As a matter of fact, he told me that they stopped taking bookings for the car and that the new model will be coming in 2017. I was fortunate to find a used 2015 Jetta with 17k kms on the odo and warranty up to Feb 2017 which I picked up.

However, I still see the Jetta featured on their website and so it looks like they may not discontinue the car after all.
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Details of next-gen Polo for India have emerged.

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The German brand is looking to deliver a lower sticker price as well as more space on the inside. The sticker price is likely to come via high levels of localisation and customising the car for India.
For more inside space, VW is looking at a longer wheelbase that will be used on other cars in this class as well. It is likely that the new Polo and the next-gen Vento will use the same wheelbase; which in turn could be shared by the compact SUV and that will further add to economies of scale.
The new Polo is likely to be based on the MQB A0 platform which will also underpin the all-new compact SUV due in 2018.
What VW is talking about, of course, is the creation of a sub-platform that will have a lower cost base. So, what started out with the Vento is likely, in theory, go on to become a whole family of cars.
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