Volkswagen Passat Spotted in India for 1st time; Launch Next Year

Volkswagen India is all set to launch the new Passat in India next year, but the German car maker has started testing the car in the country. A test mule of the car was spotted at the Mumbai-Pune Expressway recently by AutoColumn. The new Passat is based on the MQB platform helping it be lighter. … Read more

Vehicle Registrations Hit 1.96 crores in 2015; Is Public Transport the Solution?

Ever wondered how many vehicles were registered last year? 1.96 crores! Yes, that my friend is a huge number. Want to guess where the number stood in the early 90s? Less than 10 lakhs a year. The rising income capacity of urban middle class and the chain reaction of ever increasing options has been a … Read more

Volkswagen India Not Bringing Next Gen Jetta to India

Volkswagen India‚Äôs sales performance in the premium territory may not have been something to write about. The Jetta though had been another tale thanks to its still affordable price tag. However, with the anticipation of the new version coming soon sales had dropped to a pretty low number. The German carmaker though will not be … Read more

Next Gen Polo/Vento based on PQ25 and not MQB Platform

Volkswagen, as we all know, has been clogged with the dieselgate scandal. While sales volumes globally have not shown any major impact, but fines and repair expenditure alone is costing the company millions of dollars. The company is in a cost cutting mode and reports are coming in of postponing future models. This time, the … Read more

Automatic Transmissions to Constitute 15% of New Car Sales in 2020

In a price-conscious Indian market, manual transmissions have been ruling the roost. Yes, in comparison to the previous decade, the market share of automatic transmissions have increased. Things though are still in a very nascent stage. However, folks at ICRA approximately 15 percent of new car sales will have automatic gearbox by 2020. While 90 … Read more