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Volkswagen Cars

Volkswagen offers 2 new car models in Luxury segment, 2 in Midsize segment, 2 in Small segment in India. Choose a Volkswagen car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

Volkswagen Ameo
5.24 - 7.06 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
Volkswagen Polo
5.45 - 9.16 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
Volkswagen Cross Polo
7.61 - 9.03 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
Volkswagen Vento
8.16 - 12.58 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
Volkswagen Jetta
14.77 - 20.89 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi

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About Volkswagen

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen .... ...read more

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen translated in German means "people’s car" It got its name in 1933, when Adolf Hitler declared his intentions for a state-sponsored "Volkswagen" program. Hitler required a basic vehicle capable of transporting two adults and three children at 100 km/h (62 mph). The "People’s Car" would be available to citizens of the Third Reich through a savings scheme at 990 Reichsmark, about the price of a small motorcycle.

From 1948, Volkswagen became a very important element, symbolically and economically, of West German regeneration. Heinrich Nordhoff (1899-1968), a former senior manager at Opel who had overseen civilian and military vehicle production in the 1930s and 1940s, was recruited to run the factory in 1948. In 1949 Major Hirst left the company, as it had now been re-formed as a trust, controlled by the West German government, and the government of the State of Lower Saxony. Apart from the introduction of the Volkswagen Type 2 commercial vehicle (van, pick-up and camper), and the VW Karmann Ghia sports car, Nordhoff pursued the one-model policy until shortly before his death in 1968.

VW expanded its product line in 1961 with the introduction of several Type 3 models, which were essentially body style variations (Fastback, Notchback, Squareback) based on Type 1 mechanical underpinnings, and again in 1969 with the larger Type 4 (also known as the 411 and 412) models. These differed substantially from previous vehicles, with the notable introduction of monocoque/unibody construction, the option of a fully automatic transmission, electronic fuel injection, and a sturdier powerplant. Volkswagen added a "Super Beetle" (the Type 113) to its lineup in 1971.

After being in serious trouble by 1973 VW's ownership of Audi / Auto Union proved to be the key to the solution - with its expertise in front-wheel drive, and water-cooled engines which Volkswagen so desperately needed to produce a credible Beetle successor. Audi influences paved the way for this new generation of Volkswagens, known as the Passat, Scirocco, Golf and Polo.

While Volkswagen's range of cars soon became similar to that of other large European automakers, the Golf has been the mainstay of the Volkswagen line-up since its introduction, and the mechanical basis for several other cars of the company. There have been six generations of the Volkswagen Golf, the first of which was produced from the summer of 1974 until the end of 1983.

India

Founded in 2007, Volkswagen entered the Indian market with the Passat sedan followed by the Jetta. The company has a manufacturing facility in Chakan spread over 575 acres, with buildings covering about 115 thousand square metres, which means, the total premises is 2 km. The plant was built with an investment commitment of INR 3800 Crores (580 million Euros) by Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. It is the largest investment by a German company to date in the Indian growth market. The plant has a production capacity of 110,000 vehicles a year. The construction of the plant commenced in 2007 and has been built in a record time of 17 months. Full-fledged production has taken off at the plant with the production of the Skoda Fabia in May 2009, followed by the company’s small car the Polo in December 2009. Volkswagen later introduced a C segment challenger, the Vento, which was based on the Polo. In the coming years Volkswagen is planning to gain a larger pie of the Indian market and will be introducing more products. The Polo and Vento are locally manufactured, but the engine and transmissions are still imported. The company assembles the Jetta, Passat through the Completely Knocked Down unit (CKD) route.

As a manufacturer, the company will look forward to continue its growth in the coming years by introducing more models in their portfolio. They will also look forward to moving up the ranks in the manufacturers chart in India.



Volkswagen Road Tests / First Drives

  • Volkswagen Ameo First Drive Review
    07 Jun 2016 by Ameya Dandekar

    Just like the Europeans love their hatchbacks we Indians adore our sedans. It’s a sign that you have gone up in life and are a proud owner of a three-box car that is a status ...

  • Volkswagen Passat GTE First Drive Review
    29 Apr 2016 by Ninad Mirajgaonkar

    The Passat GTE – a Plug-in electric hybrid version of the new generation car. It has got great styling, has more features, should have improved dynamics with the MQB platform ...

  • Volkswagen Tiguan First Drive Review
    22 Apr 2016 by Ninad Mirajgaonkar

    The Tiguan in its second generation has been introduced in the global markets recently. The five-seater model from Volkswagen is scheduled to debut in India soon and we took a short ...

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Volkswagen User Reviews

Satisfied Customer
for Volkswagen Vento on 15-Jun-2016 by Satisfied Customer
Exterior The car is extremely well built, with a timeless and understated design. It isn't brash, in your face like the Hyundais and Suzukis, nor is it a brute like the toyotas or...
German Beauty
for Volkswagen Jetta [2013-2015] on 28-May-2016 by Sachin Choudhry
Exterior Bought the 2015 Jetta Face lifted model a month ago and have driven it for 700 kms. Exteriors look extremely good After the facelift. The bouynet could have been slightly...
The german shephard
for Volkswagen Vento [2012-2014] on 18-May-2016 by Kunal Gosavi
Exterior The Vento is vw's offering in the mid side sedan C2 segment. The vento looks like a polo with a boot which exactly is the car which it is based on. However unlike other...
Great German Engineering
for Volkswagen Vento on 06-May-2016 by Govind
Exterior  This car is a typical example of european styling. There are not much curves and cuts. Still looks elegant and stylish. Interior (Features, Space &...
Polo GT TDI
for Volkswagen Polo on 28-Apr-2016 by Vinayak
Exterior Good Looking / No Funky unwanted design    Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)  One touch button for all power window which not present most of the...
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Upcoming Volkswagen Cars

Volkswagen Polo GTi Volkswagen Polo GTi

August 2016

₹ 20 lakh - 22 lakh

Volkswagen Passat GTE Volkswagen Passat GTE

January 2017

₹ 20 lakh - 25 lakh

Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan

October 2016

₹ 28 lakh - 38 lakh

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