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Old 27th March 2010, 08:40   #91
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Spoke to the dealer again. For the record, he could neither confirm or deny the DSG being re-introduced. Insider info : its gonna be available in the second shipment of kits. Looks like VW is facing some kind of global shortage. So it sounds a lot like a marketing decision to drop it, which it is, only in part. Logistics and supply also are being taken into consideration. He only hinted at it. Its me filling in the blanks. I wouldnt bet on it though. Too much uncertainty.
That could be the case. Worldwide they've slipped in DSG boxes to almost all of their models - starting from the Polo, and I don't see a reason for them to think differently for Indian markets. As GTO mentioned earlier, not providing an AT option will definitely be a handicap in this segment.
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According to ACI web site:

"The Passat on the other hand will continue to use the 2-litre common-rail diesel which it will soon share with the Jetta but for the first time since it was launched in 2007, it will get a petrol heart as well."

If this is correct, the Passat will retain the diesel engine but I'm sure the price of the car will be cut drastically.
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Old 28th March 2010, 11:39   #93
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Well i should think that by now the scene should have been cleared by VW.. They are only losing on sales since buyers are still about the final outcomes. I called VW downtown and they said that they`ll only know by April 1st week for sure. VW better clear the air fast or it risks losing even more buyers to other cars (mainly Skoda).
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Is there some confusion among VW dealers? Reason being, in Ahmedabad since a week the dealership knows of the new models and they are selling them.

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Is there some confusion among VW dealers? Reason being, in Ahmedabad since a week the dealership knows of the new models and they are selling them.

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Would it be possible for you to obtain more details on the new model range in terms of face lifts, engine specs and pricing etc. I am assuming that you are in Ahmedabad.

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khoj,

No changes in terms of appearance / features etc. Only addition of TSI (petrol) in the passat and the 2.0 TDI Crdi motor in the Jetta.

As of now there is no DSG / Automatic in the Jetta and they are not sure of when will it arrive.

There is no change of any kind in any of the cars besides the engine upgrades. I find it a little odd to think other city dealers are not updated yet considering they have large hoardings across the city for Jetta with the new 2.0 CRDI engine and Passat with the new petrol engine. Infact they have constantly been sending marketing SMS's for the Passat / Jetta.
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Volkswagen has launched the Passat TSI and the 2.0L Jetta with the Common Rail Diesel engine.

Here are more details from the Press Release

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Volkswagen introduces the Passat TSI in India
Also brings in the 2.0 L Jetta Common Rail Diesel Engine

Mumbai, March 31, 2010: Volkswagen, Europe’s largest car maker announced the launch of the Passat TSI and Jetta common rail diesel engine today.

The Passat 1.8 L TSI is priced at Rs 19.20 lakhs, ex showroom New Delhi. The Jetta 2.0 L diesel Comfortline is priced at Rs. 15.92 lakhs. ex showroom, New Delhi.

The Passat will now come with the world renowned TSI Petrol Engine. This engine from Volkswagen is known for Maximum power with minimum fuel consumption. It’s a pioneering technology for Petrol engines.TSI engines are compact, high-powered and use less fuel thereby offering an enjoyable and involving drive, while cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Commenting on the launch of Passat & Jetta, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd said “At Volkswagen we are always striving to provide our customers with superior driving experience while maintaining our responsibility towards the environment. The Passat TSI and the Jetta common rail diesel engines are so well refined that not only will they provide superior driving experience but also decrease fuel consumption and lower emissions.”


Passat 1.8 L TSI

Passat 1.8L TSI MT

Engine type - 4-Cylinder TSI Petrol engine
Max. Power output - 118 kW (160 PS) @ 4500- 6500 rpm
Max. Torque - 250 Nm @ 1500- 4500 rpm
Transmission - 6- Speed manual gearbox


Standard Features:

Exterior

•16-inch “Milwaukee” alloy wheels with 215/55 R16 tyres • Colour-keyed door mirror housings and door handles • Door mirrors with integral turn signals • Bi-Xenon headlamps with cornering lights • Headlight washer system • Chrome plated radiator grille • Colour-keyed bumpers • Heat insulated tinted glass

Interior

• Deluxe sports seats at front • “Nappa” leather seat upholstery • Leather covered steering wheel and gear knob • Bottle holders on all doors • Cup holders at front and rear • Multi-function display “Plus” • “Burr walnut” decorative insert • Center armrest with storage • Illuminated vanity mirrors with cover

Safety and Security

• 8 airbags • ABS with ESP • Safety- optimized head restraints • Engine immobilizer • Front & rear fog lights • Wheels locks • All disc brakes • Alarm with interior protection • Electro-mechanical parking break with Auto-Hold function • With “ISOFIX” attachment

Comfort

• Cruise control • “Climatronic” auto air conditioner with 2-zone temperature control • AC vents at rear • 12 way power adjustments in front seats • Driver seat with memory • Electrically operated sunshades on rear window • Remote unlocking for luggage compartment • Comfort start function “Press and Drive” • Electric windows with comfort operation and anti-pinch • Central locking with radio remote control • Power assisted steering • Rake & reach adjustable steering column • Electrically adjustable door mirrors • Rear reading lights • RCD510 touch screen audio system with MP3 player, 6 CD changer, 8 Loudspeakers & built-in SD card • With “Coming home” & “Leaving home” function • Rain sensor • Auto sensing headlights • Electrically adjustable & foldable outer rear view mirror • Electric sunroof • Park distance control front & rear • Multi-function steering wheel •

Colours Available

• Candy white • Deep black pearl effect • Mocha anthracite • Reflex silver, metallic • Silver leaf, metallic • Iron grey

Fuel Efficiency: 12.69 km/litre



Jetta 2.0 L Diesel

Jetta TDI 2.0 Trendline & Comfortline M/T

Engine type - 4-Cylinder Common Rail Diesel Engine
Max. Power output - 81KW (110PS) @ 4200rpm
Max. Torque - 250 Nm @1500-2500 rpm
Transmission - 5-speed manual gearbox


Standard Features:

Exterior

•16-inch “Toronto” alloy wheels with 205/55 R 16 tyres •Colour-keyed door mirror housings and door handles •Door mirrors with integral turn signals •Halogen main headlings and turn signals under one clear glass cover •Galvanised body •Radiator grille and frame in chrome •Tail lights with LED technology •Colour-keyed bumpers and rubbing strips •Green-tinted, heat-insulating windows •Chrome trim on side windows.

Interior

• “Vienna” leather seat upholstery •AC vents at rear •Storage compartents with lid on headlining •“Anthracite” Metallic inserts for instruments panel, centre console and door panel trim •Driver’s seat height adjustments •Lockable, illuminated glove compartment with cooling facility •Asymmetrically split-folding backrest Front center armrest with storage compartment • •Deluxe sports seats at front •Electrically adjustable lumbar support for front seats. •Rear center armrest.

Safety

• 8 Airbags • Safety- optimized front head restraints • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) • Electronic stabilization programmed (ESP) •Electronic immobilizer •Fog lights • “Plus” anti-theft warning system. •Traction control system (ASR)

Comfort

• “Climatronic” air conditioner with 2-zone temperature control •Multi-function display • Electric windows at front and rear •Central locking with radio remote control •Electro-mechanical power assisted steering •2 reading lights at front •Electrically adjustable, retractable and heated door mirrors •Luggage compartments lid with automatic opening mechanism •Steering column with height and rake adjustments. •Cruise control • RCD510 touch screen audio system with MP3 player, 6 CD changer, 10 Loudspeakers & built-in SD card •Leather-covered multi-function steering wheel with operating facility for display and audio system •Light and sight package: automatic driving light control with “coming home” and “leaving home” function, automatically dimming rear view mirror, 2 light in front footwell, • Rain sensor • “Plus" multi-function display.

Colours Available

•Candy White •Blue Graphite Pearl •Reflex Sliver Metallic •Heaven Blue Metallic •Deep Black Pearl •Shadow Blue Metallic

Fuel efficiency: 19.53 Km/litre

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The Passat seems a lot better now!!!
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This is great news

I'm glad that when I got my 1.8TSI Laura, my budget would never have extended to what its going to cost to buy the 1.8 TSI Passat in Bangalore ! But Finally, a German Luxury car in India that is fun to drive and has Manual Transmission Hope that Audi follows suit
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Fuel Effeciency of VW Jetta - 19.53 Km/liter ? Translating it to real world conditions a 13 - 15 km/pl is real good for a D-segment car. How much mileage does Cruze give btw ?

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No Automatic available in none of the models ?
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Old 31st March 2010, 19:16   #102
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Dippy, any pics of the new jetta which is supposed to get a minor nip and tick with this engine?
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sid, I saw the car few days back wanted to see the difference between my 1.9TDI and there is no visual difference.
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The 2L CRDi seems to be heavily detuned in the Jetta. The specifications are almost similar to the Hyundai Verna. I dont think the new Jetta will be a match for Cruze in terms of performance.
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The 2L CRDi seems to be heavily detuned in the Jetta. The specifications are almost similar to the Hyundai Verna. I dont think the new Jetta will be a match for Cruze in terms of performance.
Thats what looks like is pumping the FE as quoted.
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