Volkswagen to unveil India-specific compact sedan at Delhi Auto Expo

| Updated on: Jan 11, 2016
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The forthcoming Delhi auto expo will be the stage for the world premiere of the India-specific compact sedan being developed by Volkswagen.

The sub-4m sedan will be one of three new products that will be unveiled by the German car maker at the 13th edition of the expo, the other two being the premium SUV Tiguan and the New Passat.

The Indian compact sedan (ICS), which has been designed specifically for the Indian market, is to be manufactured at the Volkswagen facility in Chakan.

In a statement, Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are delighted to showcase our enlarged product portfolio for the Indian market at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016, and believe in the potential that each of these carlines hold for this market. With this dynamic product offering, we would also like to re-iterate our firm commitment to the Indian consumer. The Indian Compact Sedan, our made-in-India and made-for-India carline is a special offering from the Volkswagen stable with all the safety features, build quality and a great driving experience, and is expected to be a game-changer for us.”

Elaborating on the product line-up, he added, “The premium SUV, Tiguan, is being showcased keeping in mind the accelerated growth of the segment it would be operating in. We will also be introducing the New Passat to the Indian market in 2016. Through the showcase of Passat GTE – we have an opportunity to highlight Volkswagen’s environmentally responsible plug-in hybrid technology.”

The Passat GTE plug-in hybrid comes with a 1.4-litre TSI engine (115 kW / 156 PS) combined with an electric motor. Fusion of the two drive units generates a system power of 160 kW / 218 PS and enables a driving range of over 1,000 km. In all-electric driving, it can cover over 50 km. This engine ensures maximum fuel efficiency and great performance whilst providing uncompromised driving pleasure. Passat GTE will also offer a preview to the soon to be launched New Passat in India.

Published on January 19, 2018

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