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Volkswagen Cars

Volkswagen offers 1 new car models in Luxury segment, 1 in Midsize segment, 2 in Small segment in India. Choose a Volkswagen car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

Volkswagen Polo
5.33 - 8.48 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
Volkswagen Cross Polo
7.08 - 8.38 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
Volkswagen Vento
7.85 - 11.87 lakh
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
Volkswagen Jetta
14.15 - 20.18 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

  • 2015 Volkswagen Vento
    02 Jun 2015 by Sagar Bhanushali

    Earlier this year, our resident German car fan, Venkat, spent some time with the refreshed Volkswagen Vento. And although the VW managed to impress him with its quick shifting ...

  • Volkswagen Jetta
    13 Feb 2015 by Selvin Jose

    Waking up to the various sounds of birds chirping and the wind brushing against the roof of your tent at the Jadhavgarh Fort was quite an experience. It was the location of one of ...

  • Volkswagen Vento TDI DSG AT
    02 Feb 2015 by Venkat Desirazu

    Value addition.

    It’s the new mantra that manufacturers have embraced in the spirit of competitiveness, and it looks like there are plenty of offers for the consumers to ...

Volkswagen in News

Volkswagen User Reviews

First and Last Volkswagon Vento Car
for Volkswagen Vento [2012-2014] on 30-Aug-2015 by Ravi Agrawal
On 9th May'15, have done 2nd Servicing at Mumbai Mira Road Workshop. (vehicle run around 11000 KMS+, in 2.5 years). While taking car for servicing, the input given from my side is that...
Pathetic Suspension
for Volkswagen Vento on 29-Aug-2015 by Amol@Omizsolutions.Com
Exterior  Exterior is good Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Satisfied with Interior need to work on space Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox  Engine...
A well designed hatch for a car enusiast
for Volkswagen Polo on 28-Aug-2015 by bhargav
Exterior There is by far no doubt that this vehiclw will impress you immediately. The aerodynamic styling, paint job, sturdy build and pleasant alloys just add to the beauty of...
demonstartion of german engineering and qualty
for Volkswagen Cross Polo on 05-Aug-2015 by cdreddy
Exterior  Looks premium with alloy wheels and stylish Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)  Its very comfortable seating with quality plastics and but not much...
Fine machine of Germans
for Volkswagen Vento on 05-Aug-2015 by Vento owner
Exterior  styling is elegant its the same with polo and vento thats a big setback there should be a a difference that people can see  one good thing is that volkswagen...

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