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Volkswagen offers 1 new car models in Luxury segment, 3 in Midsize segment, 2 in Small segment in India. Choose a Volkswagen car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

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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...

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 Expert Reviews

Living with the Volkswagen Passat

Living with the Volkswagen Passat

It would be justified to call it a limousine owing to its length and cabin space and we got to live with it for a brief period of time and we have to tell you how was it living...

10 Dec 2018 by Omkar Thakur | Read more

2018 CarWale Track Day: Volkswagen Ameo Cup Race Car

2018 CarWale Track Day: Volkswagen Ameo Cup Race Car

Volkswagen Ameo? A race car? Odds are you have never heard these words next to each other in a sentence. Nonetheless, the Ameo Cup race car does exist and is in fact VW Motorsport...

02 Apr 2018 by Sagar Bhanushali | Read more

2017 Volkswagen Passat Road Test

2017 Volkswagen Passat Road Test

Admirers and users fondly remember the earlier generations of the Volkswagen Passat. Especially to some of us testers who had the privilege of using it as a long-term in the...

28 Feb 2018 by Santosh Nair | Read more

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for Volkswagen Vento on 15-Jan-2019 by Rahul Gugnani RG

1 Buying experience -Buying experience is always great who knows that only a Volkswagen can make a Volkswagen their managing staff is also good which makes buying worth it as their...

Stay away.

for Volkswagen Ameo on 15-Jan-2019 by Verinder

Service is extremely poor. Staff is untrained . Warranty is only for engine and window winders{ really check before buying}. Had three clutch plate replacements in 40000 kms. No spares...

Volkswagen Jetta

for Volkswagen Jetta on 15-Jan-2019 by Joseph Xaviour

I’ve been using Volkswagen Jetta for around 5 years now, it remains one of the best cars I’ve ever driven. My car is the one with 2.0 tdi AT, the dsg automatic transmission is just...

so powerful

for Volkswagen Ameo on 15-Jan-2019 by Kuber pradhan

i have buy in 2017 January till now I have ride 155000 km this car is so strong,low maintenance compare in an other car, full safety, more comfortable,servicing is very nice in...

Its punchy

for Volkswagen Polo on 14-Jan-2019 by Deep

From buting of the car service is too good and. Iam vw lover and its engine is phenominal and punchy and its build quality is also good enough and mettalic grey is my favourite colour...

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