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Old 14th June 2018, 21:42   #1
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Default VW Golf GTD spotted in Bangalore

What's Golf GTD doing in Bangalore? Testing by VW or some automotive parts supplier?
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Looks like emission testing/measuring equipment attached to the rear of the car.
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Looks like emission testing/measuring equipment attached to the rear of the car.
Could they be testing it for India? I really hope VW will launch this or the UP! here. Atleast this GTD if they think GTI is too good for us
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Could be Bosch R&D. They recently announced a break through in diesel emissions.
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Looks like test car from Bosch.

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It is no coincidence that Bosch's test car of its claimed breakthrough in solving the problem of diesel NOx emissions, was a GOLF GTD too.


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actually got to try an earlier version of these systems in one of Bosch's test Volkswagen Golf GTDs fitted with a portable emissions measurement system.
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After launching 1.0 Polo, VW probably plan to launch a car with externally mounted engine- may be a Kriloskar diesel engine from one of the agri pumpset?
6 Years back my friend who was working for VW mentioned that Golf is under test and will be launched soon. Seeing at current progress from VW, I doubt if they would launch anything for next year or two.
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That car is being tested for the BS6 emission norms which would be in place in couple of years and also to embrace the RDE, real drive emission norms from 2023. The car is presently being tested by Bosch, the TC plate belongs to them. After the dieselgate scam of the VW, world over the RDE is becoming a norm and this is a step towards that.
The testing equipment at the rear is called as PEMS or Portable Emission Measuring System. More info here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portab...urement_system
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Just spotted a vw golf bluemotion(diesel) on the outskirts of Rohtak. This was exactly the same patch where I had earlier spotted soon-to-be-released Maruti's full sized Vitara. The Vitara and Golf are both registered under MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD.. The Vitara registered under maruti makes sense, but why Golf? Maybe Maruti is testing/studying the bluemotion technology so it can upgrade its SHVS technology and make it more efficient?
(BTW if anyone's curious this section of the road is a 4 lane highway with no speed bumps and scarce traffic. I once got 29.5 kmpl on my honda city idtec on this section. So testing here for efficiencymakes sense.)
Here are some pictures I clicked while on the move, so bear with the quality ��
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