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Old 6th March 2010, 22:54   #1
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Default VW to bring in its TSi & CRDI engines EDIT: Now launched

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I was there at the VW showroom today to take a testdrive of the new Polo. I was informed by a sales executive that they are not taking any bookings for the JETTA or the PASSAT since the Jetta is getting a new CRDI engine and the PASSAT is going to get the 1.8TSI and they are yet to recieve any details about the engine on the JETTA.

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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.

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Makes sense. Both cars are sales disasters, so VW will logically try to diversify the engine lineups and revise pricing. A Jetta Diesel at Corolla/ Civic pricing will sell. Not an anemic 100PS Petrol engine.

Same goes for the Passat - why buy one when you can get a 320d for the same price?
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thats good news! Hopefully they can give the jetta a 1.8TSI with a DSG autobox too
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thats good news! Hopefully they can give the jetta a 1.8TSI with a DSG autobox too
Totally agree with this. Dont really care about the diesel engine, but its sad to see the Jetta try to get along with a 100bhp engine. And the 1.8TSI is just screaming for DSG to be mated to it.

Perhaps its time they just brought out a new Jetta. After all, this one is based on the previous generation Golf.
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i forgot to mention, it seems like VW has discontinued its DSG gearbox on all its models. Even the Passat 1.8TSI will be available only with a manual gearbox and its expected to be cheaper by atleast 7L than the current diesel passat.
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vikramv007, are you trying to say VW will only sell manual models? Do clarify as I do not suppose they will get rid of the DSG. Maybe the petrols might come in manual only to get to a lower price point but I do not believe they will not have DSG at all.
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vikramv007, are you trying to say VW will only sell manual models? Do clarify as I do not suppose they will get rid of the DSG. Maybe the petrols might come in manual only to get to a lower price point but I do not believe they will not have DSG at all.
There are 2 versions of DSGs. I think, older one had wet-clutch (came with 6-speed DSG's) and newer one has dry clutch. If this news is true, they might be discontinuing the old one.
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Even the Passat 1.8TSI will be available only with a manual gearbox and its expected to be cheaper by atleast 7L than the current diesel passat.
7L :O If your source can be trusted, then good news. I would say effect of 320d corporate edition. Let all these cascade down till entry level sedans.
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Even the Passat 1.8TSI will be available only with a manual gearbox and its expected to be cheaper by atleast 7L than the current diesel passat.
If so, wouldn't the Passat TSi and the Jetta Crdi have similar ex-showroom prices?
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The 1.9 PD is the better engine for city driving. Sounds a litte coarse and gravelly during idle.

The laggy 2.0 CR although great on the highway is going to be a pain for city driving.
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This is strange, though even I have heard and posted that Crdi is expected in the Jetta. This Friday my local dealer offered me a mere 10K off on a Jetta Comfortline. He has at least 6 of these standing in his yard. If the change was so imminent I am sure he would have offered a better deal to clear out the stocks. Did your dealer give any time frame for the new engine launch. I am also wondering whether the face lifted Jetta is coming in and if the Passat prices are headed south as the Passat CC may also be heading this way.
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thats good news! Hopefully they can give the jetta a 1.8TSI with a DSG autobox too
Looks like a a logical follow-up to VW fitting the 1.6 engine onto the Polo.
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If the Jetta gets the 1.8 TSI with a DSG, I wonder if it will hurt the Superb 1.8 TSI sales? Or for that matter the Passat.

My view is that the Jetta will definitely get the CRDi as VW has no choice due to environmental compulsions, etc. Moreover, Jetta with the PD is not really selling as buyers want to wait for the CRDi or go in for something else.

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Which CRDi is the Jetta going to get? Surely not the one in the twice as expensive Passat?

About the 1.8 TSI, fantastic! It was a strange situation to have parent VW slug it out with a 1.6 100 BHP engine, while Skoda got the 1.8 TSI for its Laura. About time I say! The 1.8 is an absolute stonker of an engine. Skoda sells the 1.8 TSI in only a base variant; I see an opportunity for VW to offer a better trim level in the 1.8 TSI Jetta. Of course, it wont burn the charts (European = Diesels for our market), but can be an important differentiator nevertheless.

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Same goes for the Passat - why buy one when you can get a 320d for the same price?
Or a Superb from its sister concern for 5 lakhs less. A car that's superior in nearly each way.

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they are not taking any bookings for the JETTA or the PASSAT since the Jetta is getting a new CRDI engine and the PASSAT
The Passat recently got an engine upgrade (to a common rail diesel). Why would they stop accepting books for the car then? Petrol is anyways a niche market.
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