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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...

Volkswagen Russia has managed to sell 200,000 units of the Polo Sedan (called the Vento in India) manufactured in its Kaluga plant. The 200,000th unit sold was a petrol model in the Comfortline trim. The Polo sedan was first produced at the Kaluga plant back in 2010. The Kaluga plant by itself has produced over 700,000 VW cars, with the 700,000th unit rolled out last November. The Kaluga plant was...

Volkswagen’s push to increase sales in India has been given an impetus with the appointment of Michael Mayer as the Director for Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, taking over from June 1. He will report to Thierry Lespiaucq, managing director of Volkswagen Group Sales India. Mayer currently holds responsibility for market planning for Volkswagen Passenger Cars European Sales division in Wolfsburg,...

Volkswagen is celebrating the 40th birthday of the Golf which is one of the most successful cars of all time. The first series production VW Golf with a front-engine rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg on 29 March 1974, when vehicles with rear-mounted engines and rear-wheel drive dominated the scene. Its been 4 decades since the first Volkswagen Golf was produced. Over 30 million units have been...

The 2014 VW Polo GT TDI facelift was caught on test near VWs manufacturing facility in Pune, Maharashtra. The Polo facelift was world premiered earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, with European sales having commenced yesterday. The Polo facelift is expected to go on sale in India in the middle of this year. Launched last year, the GT TDI is basically a Polo using the Vento’s 1.6-liter...

The VW Group has announced that it would consolidate the production of the next-generation Tiguan and from 2016, produce it at its facility in Hanover. This is done in order to capitalise on the flexibility offered by the MQB platform which will underpin the Tiguan. The 2017 VW Tiguan will be built on the MQB platform, unlike the current-version pictured above. The production at Hanover will be in...

VW India is planning model year refreshes for its bread-and-butter models, the Polo and Vento, this year. The refreshed Polo has been spied testing near the company’s manufacturing base in Chakan, Maharashtra, and is scheduled to go on sale from the middle of this year. The refreshed VW Vento will launch by the end of this year. Seen here is our artist’s rendering of what it would look...