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T-ROC the party

VW T-ROC is the kind of car that will light up your face within seconds and not just because it is unconventional in the way it looks or drives, but also because it’s a bit of a rebel of sorts, defying convention and going against the wind. But then, because you’re the fearless type who does things differently, you’re probably in love with this little monster already.  Is it a hatch? Is it an SUV? Not a regular hatch that you’d use to go around to the corner st...

VW Polo: Bundle of fun

VW Polo has been a much-loved premium hatch and has enjoyed a lot of success in India thanks to the varied engine options that it has boasted of through its decade-long presence in India. At the last count it was nine! Having been around for quite a while, it now receives the 1.0-Liter TSI engine. What's new about this engine? Well, we took it out for a spin just to tell you all about the thrills that it has on offer. First things first, the look...

VW Vento: Barrel of fun

There was a time, almost a decade ago, when all you saw on our roads, especially amidst traffic, was a sea of VW Ventos. It was as if almost everybody had gone out and bought one. And why not? It was a well-engineered mid-sized sedan from VW, with a robust build quality, and it made for a great choice especially on our busy roads. Fast forward to a decade later and here it is, in its new avatar. Read on to see what has changed on the Vento.   Yes, there are a few changes, but not...

Volkswagen to launch its SUV offensive at Auto Expo 2020

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced its line-up for the upcoming Auto Expo 2020. The brand will unveil its biggest SUV offensive, with the launch of four new SUVs within two years.   Owing to ever increasing consumer preferences for the SUVs, the Volkswagen brand plans to heavily focus on introducing its global line-up of SUV portfolio for the Indian market. Keeping Volkswagen brand’s core USP of build quality, safety and fun to drive element each of these...

Volkswagen unveils its biggest SUV offensive at the Auto Expo 2020

Volkswagen India unveiled its biggest SUV offensive at the Auto Expo 2020. The product line-up will participate in the growing SUV segments, which receive heightened customer interest. The brand introduced its new SUV family, which comprises of the Volkswagen Taigun, T-Roc, Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace. With the line-up of such vibrant & sporty cars catering to different customer groups. Volkswagen also launched its new brand design for the Indian market. Premiering in India, the bran...

Volkswagen India unveils its all-electric ID. CROZZ and TSI powered RACE POLO at Auto Expo 2020

Volkswagen India unveils its technological prowess at the second press day of the Auto Expo 2020. The brand showcased the ID. CROZZ, an all-electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s unique Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) for the Indian market. Also, on showcase is the globally renowned TSI Technology, symbolic to Volkswagen, through the RACE POLO. The carline will feature in Volkswagen Motorsport One Make Championship Series.  Speaking at the unveil, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director...

Volkswagen India launches its first SUV of 2020, the Tiguan Allspace at INR 33.12 Lakh

Early this year, Volkswagen India announced ‘Four SUVs for the Indian market in the next two years’. Staying true to its commitment, the brand today launches the globally acclaimed Tiguan Allspace for the Indian market. At an ex-showroom price of INR 33.12 Lakh, the BS6 Tiguan Allspace #FitsAll that an Indian customer needs. The Tiguan Allspace offers plenty of room for everyone and everything. It’s ergonomic design, roomy interiors, safety features and exceptional build ...

Volkswagen India's second SUV for 2020, T-Roc, launched at introductory price of INR 19.99 Lakh

Adding dynamism to the segment of compact SUVs, Volkswagen India today launched the new T-Roc at an introductory price of INR 19.99 Lakh (ex-showroom). A versatile carline that provides exemplary performance, comfort, rationality and appeal to the urban lifestyle of an Indian customer. Built on Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, its progressive design language with a coupé-style roof, distinctively wide front end and concise proportions exudes character and...

From Virtual Racing to Circuit Racing

Amith Kutti’s journey from being a gaming enthusiast to being invited to be mentored by India’s first Formula 1 racer, Narain Karthikeyan, and to train and test with Volkswagen Motorsport India, is truly stuff that dreams are made of. After winning the championship, Karthikeyan, went on to call Kutti, “The fastest gamer in India.” At a time when COVID-19 cast a gloom worldwide, and what has now turned out to be an unprecedented lockdown period, 16-year-old, Kutti, was ...

Hello, Baden-Baden

Nestled on the fringes of Germany’s famed Black Forest region lies the spa town of Baden-Baden. Its regional, natural beauty, and the fact that it boasts more than 1000 hiking routes, 630km of cycling and mountain bike trails and 10 lakes makes it a magnet for city slickers. For a while in between, it even got pigeon-holed as a spot for the more gentrified and geriatric, but now, it has finally managed to shed that image.  Today, Baden-Baden, has transformed herself from a ...

PHOTO FEATURE: In a new light

Instrument clusters play a big role in the choice of your car. More often than not, it is the instrument cluster that is a big deciding factor in terms of whether you've taken a shine to the car or not, after having liked the exterior design, of course. Besides, after your purchase, the instrument cluster continues to be a daily source of joy during your commutes to work as well as on those long holidays to the hills. T...

The Apprentice

Earlier this month, Avinash Taur, 21, won the Global Best Apprentice award instituted by the VW Group. Winning the award is a great achievement for me, he says, it “has boosted my confidence and faith in myself to give my best”. If it were not for the pandemic, I would have been in Germany to receive the award,” Taur tells TURN OF SPEED.    Growing up in Beed, a district located 350 kms from Pune, Avinash Taur’s favourite TV s...

VW set to turn the corner in 2021

Volkswagen recently unveiled the new Tiguan and the brand-new Taigun. Who are these new SUVWs being targeted at, how will they be priced, what are the new changes that VW has brought about in its style of functioning, these were some of the questions that we were seeking answers to. Excerpts from the interview with Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, VW India. TOS: Tell us about VW’s Sarvottam 2.0. AG: The whole thinking is that with the product, the customer is not only buying a p...