The German group and JAC announced in June they were to set up a joint venture to develop and build zero-emission passenger cars as Volkswagen (VW) is pushing efforts to achieve the Beijing government’s production and sales quotas for new-energy vehicles.
The pivot to zero-emissions cars is particularly important for Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker, as it seeks to shake off a global emissions cheating scandal that shone a spotlight on polluting diesel engines.
The world’s biggest automaker last week announced 560 million euros of investment in Argentina to build the first sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in Brazil’s neighbour.
The group, which includes Volkswagen AG and Audi AG, intends to launch 15 of the so-called new energy vehicles (NEV) models over the next two to three years, and an additional 25 after 2025.
We recently got a chance to drive the new 2017 Volkswagen Passat from Udaipur to Jaipur, covering a distance of more than 400 kilometres. The idea was to find out if the Volkswagen Passat still retains the core values it is known for or does it compromise that character in favour of simply catching up to the competition in order to compensate for its late entry. Read on to find out.
.The German carmaker admitted in September 2015 to using software to cheat diesel emission tests in the United States and has since paid out compensation to U.S. motorists but has refused to do so in Europe.
Despite the uncertainties of the GST, the passenger car segment still managed to post positive trends in growth!
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – which insiders also call the ‘Race to the clouds’ – has been run since 1916 in the Rocky Mountains near Colorado Springs.
Next-Generation Volkswagen Jetta will be based on the company’s modular MQB platform and will make its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2018.
The German company is striving to make savings and become more efficient to help fund a costly shift to electric vehicles in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal.
The new Volkswagen Virtus will be based on the MQB A0 platform and will be the second model after Polo to use this platform.
2017 Volkswagen Passat has been redesigned and is now 80 kilos lighter than the outgoing model
Volkswagen’s Passat will be launched on 10th October 2017 and will be available in two variant trims
The global version of the T-Roc is expected to come with three petrol and three diesel engines
The driving range of the SUV that outputs 225 kW (system power) and boasts a top speed of 180 km/h is up to 500 kilometres (NEDC) on single battery charge.