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|11th May 2009, 23:05||#16|
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A4 is a N-S mounting and Superb/Passat is E-W so the engine is similar but not the swappable.
Besides the engine has to be calibrated and homologated specifically for India, so they must be really serious about this segment.
|12th May 2009, 12:34||#20|
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It's not hard to change the mount positions on a block...much harder to design an entirely new powerplant!
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Screwdriva, I'm not kidding myself at all.
If you read my post again albeit a bit more carefully, I was talking about Skoda India and VW India. Nowhere have I mentioned that VW and Skoda don't share parts. I know very well the Laura and the Jetta have the same mechanicals and so do other cars belong to VAG.
I am trying to say that VW India and Skoda India are 2 companies operation independant of each other in India. VW does not use parts from the Skoda plant situated next door in Aurangabad. They get their own from the kits from Mexico I believe.
Same goes for the Laura and Superb. They share common parts but do not share the same parts bin in India. Both VW and Skoda import them separately.
As lancer_rit has posted, the only tie up VW and Skoda India will have for the first time in India is for making the Fabia in the VW Chakan plant.
I hope you got my point as lancer_rit and Mpower have understood what I was trying to say.
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