IAB Retrospect – Volvo S60 & XC60 R-Design, VW Vento Konekt, Fiat Avventura, 2015 Skoda Fabia, VW India engine plant


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

Seen here is the part 1 of our compilation of last week’s significant developments in the automotive industry. Click on the images to jump to the respective articles.

1. Volvo S60 and XC60 R-Design

Volvo S60 R-Design India side

The Volvo S60 and XC60 have received R-Design body kits in India. The R-Design adds visual flair to these cars by way of exterior and interior enhancements

2. VW Vento Konekt

VW Vento Konekt press shot rear entertainment system

At the verge of launching the facelifted version, VW has launched a special edition Vento called the Kenekt. The VW Vento Konekt gets a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia infotainment system and Android tablet for rear passengers.

3. Fiat Avventura

Fiat Avventura front three quarters

Ahead of the Fiat Avventura’s launch, the company will display the car at shopping malls across the country to create awareness. Bookings will start sooner than later.

4. 2015 Skoda Fabia

2015 Skoda Fabia

The 2015 Skoda Fabia has been unveiled ahead of its Paris debut. The new gen premium hatchback will enter production starting from the end of this month.

5. VW India engine plant

Volkswagen India is investing 30 million euros (INR 240 crore) for the 1.5L engine and its assembly and production. The new engine line will generate over 260 jobs.

As a part of its drive to increase the localization and achieve competitive price points for its products, VW India has announced an engine assembly line at its Chakan plant. The new 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine would be the first product.

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