Volkswagen Golf Spied in India


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This is true with almost all new cars. One of the primary reasons is that cars are manufactured for multiple markets (read LHD and RHD). As per the norms, it is mandatory to have ONE rear fog-light and ONE reverse light light. The rule is not specific about the location of these lights except that rear fog light and reverse gear lights should be positioned where the light is practically usable to get the safety clearance. The easiest way to handle the LHD to RHD conversion is to strategically position one reverse light and one rear fog lamp! That is why we see color difference in reverse lights - one is a normal light and other one will be fog light. Some manufactures go to the extend that they give separate wiring as well, just as it is mentioned above [thumbsup]
 
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Though OT that was one useful piece of info Shynish! Thanks for the info , i was always wondering why cars like SX4 , Punto( i have noticed only these 2 till now) had that color difference in the rear!
 
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if Golf is going to set back customers by more than Rs.8 lakhs and localization is not possible then better they dont launch because it will only become a failure like Jazz or srv..even if that gets some exciting engine!
 
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Golf is nothing but a Jetta with a boot.
Can you imagine a Jetta for 10 Lakhs?
Similarly Golf will no way be around 8 lakhs.
Expect a price tag of 10-11 lakhs.
 
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VW Golf MkVII may head to India

Volkswagen has released images and details of the upcoming Golf Mk7 prior to the car’s public unveiling at the Paris motor show. This all-new design is said to be lighter, roomier, safer and more economical than the outgoing model.


The earlier generation Golf Mk6 had failed to make it to Indian shores. The German carmaker had conducted feasibility studies and even tested the car in Indian conditions, but was unsure of whether to bring in its premium upmarket hatchback via CKD or SKD. This, coupled with a change in duty structure for cars in India, saw the German carmaker put the Golf’s Indian debut on hold - it would have been very difficult to make money.

However, with the recent change in market trends and the upcoming launches of premium upmarket hatchbacks in India like the Mercedes A-class, which will share a platform with the B-class and is built to take on the VW Golf and the BMW 1-series, VW is looking to revive its India game plan, thus bringing in the new Golf Mk7 to our showrooms in the coming years. It all depends on how the market evolves and matures in the next year or so.

Like the Mercedes A-class, which will be an upmarket competitor to the Golf, the seventh-generation VW hatch has been re-engineered from the ground up, though it looks the same. The latest Golf is based on VW’s highly adaptable MQB platform (‘modularen querbau’ or ‘modular transverse engine’) and as with each generation before, the Golf Mk7 has grown in size. The latest MQB platform, which will form the basis of many more VW group models in the future, will help VW cut back on development cost and increase economies of scale.

With the new Golf, the increase in external dimensions has led to a roomier cabin, improved rear legroom, shoulder room and extended boot space of 380 litres. Internationally, the Mk7 Golf will be offered with a range of transversely mounted four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with vastly better fuel economy. Transmissions include standard five- and six-speed manual units with optional six and seven-speed dual-clutch units.

VW chairman Martin Winterkorn confirmed that the new Golf is significantly lighter than the sixth-generation model it replaces. “We have reversed the upward spiral in weight, but it is safer, more comfortable and more spacious,” he said. The new Golf continues to offer a high-quality interior with lots of soft-touch plastic surfaces, metallic features, well-damped switchgear and a number of new safety features.

What's clear, however, is that the cheaper-to-produce and more efficient new Jetta as well as the new, more exciting SUV, the Tiguan - sister cars of the same MQB platform - will be headed here for sure.

New VW Golf MkVII may head to India | News | Autocar India
 

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VW to bring the Golf to India. Expect a premium tag as it would be brought taking the CBU route. Expect to debut in 2015.

With a range of petrol and diesel engine options available, expect the India spec Golf to come in the GT avatar with the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with BlueMotion technology producing 150 PS of power, while the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine with BlueMotion technology producing 150 PS of power could also be on offer.
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