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Volkswagen has announced that it would show the 2015 VW Touareg (facelift) at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show. The facelifted SUV gets cosmetic changes such as bigger bi-xenon headlamps, bigger grille and a new bumper. The rear sees updates to its bumper and diffuser. The car stands on a fresh alloy wheel design and also new are interior upholstery shades. While all engine options are retained, the...

VW has unveiled the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen concept at the New York Auto Show. The concept, VW says, previews the 2015 production version. VW is calling the concept as “A sportier alternative to compact SUVs”. There are two engines on offer. A turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 170 bhp and a 2.0-liter TDI that makes 150 bhp. While the petrol engine can...

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta was unveiled today at the ongoing New York Auto Show. The new Jetta sports a few cosmetic changes along with a new powerplant. The new 2.0-liter EA288 TDI diesel engine makes 150 hp between 3,500-4,000 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm of peak torque between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. This diesel engine is the first engine in the US to use VW’s MDB – Modular diesel system....

VW showed the concept e-load Up! at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September last year. The e-load Up! is basically a cargo carrying version of the Up! running on battery power. VW announced this week at the Hanover Fair that the e-load Up! will be used as an airport pilot vehicle. The VW e-load Up! will be used as an airport pilot vehicle. This doesn’t seem to be the exact application of the small...

The fact that the sub-4 meter sedan segment, otherwise known as the compact sedan segment, grew by nearly 30 percent last year while the rest of the automobile industry witnessed a de-growth is hard to ignore for manufacturers not present in this segment. Our artist’s rendering of a sub-4m VW based on the Polo’s platform. According to a report on the Economic Times, VW India has moved past...

Since it began exporting cars in 2011, VW India’s Chakan plant has shipped 50,000 cars. The milestone vehicle, rolling off the line yesterday, was a left hand drive Vento which will find a customer in Mexico. VW’s Indian operations began exporting cars to South Africa first. Now, the German carmaker exports to 32 countries across three continents. Apart from exporting completely built cars,...

VW has launched a special edition on the Vento called the Vento Preferred Edition. The Preferred edition sees the addition of features such as alloy wheels (the pre-facelifted Vento’s design is used here), side door protectors, chrome embellishment on the window lines, door visors, boot spoiler and a ‘Preferred’ badge on the bootlid. On the inside, the Vento Preferred adds a reverse...

A couple of days ago, VW announced that it will debut the 2015 model year Jetta at the upcoming New York Auto Show which commences for the press on April 16. VW said in its press release that the “new Jetta will feature a refreshed exterior, improved fuel economy and a host of new safety and technology features”. The Jetta facelift will debut in New York next week. This rendering courtesy...