Volkswagen Jetta – All You Can Ask For

Volkswagen Jetta is available in the market in four variants namely, Volkswagen Jetta Trendline TDI, Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline TDI, Volkswagen Jetta Highline TDI and Volkswagen Jetta Highline TDI AT. All the four variants of Volkswagen Jetta are powered by single robust diesel unit. The power mill is a 2.0 litre, extremely powerful diesel engine belting out 140 PS at 4200 rpm and churns out a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1750 to2500 rpm. The diesel engine is mated with a five speed manual transmission and 6 speed slick automatic DSG gear box. The powermill is an Inline CR Turbocharger unit which is an impressive performer and powered with Direct Fuel Injection Technology, is highly fuel efficient as well.

The profile of this sleek car is perfectly crafted to deliver an aura of class and aristocracy. Even the base model Volkswagen Jetta Trendline showcases impressive attributes like body colored door handles and mirrors, day time running lights, full size steel spare wheel, dual exhausts pipes and rear fog lights. 16 inches ‘Navarra’ alloy wheels are also present imparting a distinct masculine persona to the car. It also incorporates smart features like side turn signal lights integrated in exterior mirrors. The exterior of the Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline is further enhanced with front fog lamps and radiator grille highlighted with chrome finish. The profile of the high end model Volkswagen Jetta High line is distinctly marked with chrome finish front air dam and decorative chrome strips on side windows.

Step in the cabin and uncompromised luxury will catch your eyes. The interiors are very plush with the steering wheel, gear shift knobs and brake grip done with leather and the upholstery done in ‘Cardeol’ fabric for the base variant. Multi-function display, plenty of storage space and 60:40 split rear seat, makes the cabin very practical as well. The Comfort line and High line versions also boast of rear AC vents, chrome interior finish and decorative wood inserts for dashboard and doors. The upholstery is done with high quality leather, adding to the feel of luxury and class.

It promises you a very comfortable journey with standard features like Rake and Reach adjustment for steering wheel, front seats with height adjustments, climactic air conditioners, RCD030 Music system with CD player and four speakers etc. The Volkswagen Jetta Comfort line has a few additional comfort features like steering mounted controls for MFD and audio, light and sight pack with rain sensors and park distance control with acoustic warning. The end of the line High line variant serves with cutting edge features like RCD 510 touch screen music system with 6 CD changer, SD card reader, Aux-in and 8 speakers. There is also present cruise control and mobile device interface MEDIA-IN adapter cable in glove compartment. The High line also enhances your comfort substantially with 12 way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and electrically adjustable lumbar support for the driver.

Along with striking persona and unparalleled luxuries, this stylish car is bound to impress you with a wide array of high end safety features. The base model itself comprises of astounding features like front and rear disc brakes, Electronic Stabilization Program, ABS with Brake assist ASR and EDL, hill hold control, central locking with two remote control keys etc. The safety is further enhanced with front and side air bags for front seats and curtain airbags for front and rear passengers coupled with advanced seat belts. Electronic engine immobilizer and Engine and transmission guard, ensures the security of the car as well. In the High line variant the rear passengers are also provided side air bags for maximum safety.

Volkswagen Jetta is indeed a classy auto fulfilling the promise of the Volkswagen legacy. Offering ultimate in style, safety and power, it is surfacing as an extremely preferred option amongst car enthusiasts.

New Volkswagen Polo Sedan Specifications

Polo is a supermini car from the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen. Polo originated in 1975 in several variants like coupe, sedan, hatchback, saloon and estate and it was sold worldwide. Introduced in India in 2010 and it is the fifth generation model, a car for the next generation with impressive looks. This 2009 model has won “European Car of the Year” award. Volkswagen Polo is one more addition to the already existing competitive as well as lucrative segment of small cars in India. Volkswagen Polo comes with both petrol and diesel engine variants with five speed manual transmissions. The available colors of Polo are – deep black, pepper grey, emotion blue, reflex silver, flash red and candy white. The major variants are 1.2 L petrol, 1.6 L petrol and 1.2 L diesel. The variants prices range between 5 lac and 7 lac rupees.

Volkswagen Polo comes with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variants of come with two type of engines. One is 1.2 L engine with the displacement of 1198 cc that has the capacity to produce the maximum power of 75 bhp at the rate of 5400 rpm and maximum torque of 110 Nm at the rate of 3750 rpm and that reaches 0-100 kmph in just 14.2 seconds and the other one is 1.6 Liter with the displacement of 1598 cc that can produce maximum power and torque of 105 PS at 5250 rpm and 153 nm at 3250 rpm respectively that comes with four-cylinder, five-speed manual transmission and reach 100 kmph in 11.1 seconds. The diesel variant is 1.2 Liter diesel engine with the displacement of 1199 cc, which can reach the maximum power of 75 bhp at 4200 rpm and 180 Nm torque at 2000 rpm than can reach 100 kmph speed in 14.4 seconds. The 1.2 liter engines of Polo come with three-cylinder and five speed manual gearboxes. Volkswagen Polo exterior measurement has the dimension of 3790 mm length, 1682 mm width and 1453 mm height and 2456 mm wheelbase.

Volkswagen Polo has powerful and durable engine that delivers good acceleration. Crisp, light and short-throw gearbox, which is best to shift and it is unique in its segment. The 1.2 L petrol variant can give the mileage of 12.5 kmpl in city and 17 kmpl in highway whilst the 1.2 L diesel can give the mileage of 15.2 and 21.5 in city and highway respectively. The high line 1.6 Liter variant delivers a mileage of 10.5 liter with in the city and 15.0 highways.

Volkswagen Polo has sharp and attractive exterior. The exterior is dynamic with the stylish headlamps, with logo in the chrome front grille and body colored bumper, rear view mirrors and door handles. Apart from that, the alloy wheels make car all the more attractive. The high-end variant exterior is equipped with the front and rear fog lamps, rear spoiler and many other features.

It has lot of impressive and interesting features. The ambiance of Volkswagen Polo has dual tone. The advanced instrumental cluster mounted on dual tone dashboard makes the car interior more innovative. The interior is equipped with front map lamp, dual tone elegant interior, stylish gear-knob, chrome-plated instrument surrounds, blue instrument lighting, aluminum-look pedals and glove box.

It is loaded with safety features like ABS, Apollo Acelers tyres, electronic power steering, ventilated front disc brakes, dual airbags, electronic anti-theft immobilizer, central locking, seat belts and fog lamps.

Porsche: Creating the Plot to Takeover Volkswagen?

Porsche is known for producing small but immensely powerful engines. The same can be said about the company—small but powerful. Porsche is a German automaker renowned for its lines of sports car. News has it that the German sports car maker is getting closer to its goal which is to control Europe’s largest automaker, the Volkswagen Group. It should be noted that Porsche is one of the largest shareholders of Volkswagen with a total of 27.4% and is planning to further increase its stakes if not for the Volkswagen Law.

The Volkswagen Law limits the voting rights of shareholders in the company to 20% regardless of how large their owned shares are. Another provision on the VW law also gives the right to the State of Lower Saxony to appoint directors regardless of the fact that they are not the largest shareholder of the company. The VW Law is nothing but unfair to Porsche. This is also the very reason why Porsche would like the VW Law to be abolished.

The Volkswagen Law was ratified in 1960 during the time of privatization following the postwar. During that time Volkswagen was rescued by the allied and German authorities. The VW Law was created to protect the company from any form of takeover.

But currently the European Court of Justice has begun to criticize the VW Law stating that the law hinders the flow of free capital which increases the possibility for it being cancelled. Furthermore it is also expected that if ever the law is repealed the State of Lower Saxony might sell some or its entire 20.8% stakes in Volkswagen and the probable buyer is none other than Porsche.

Wedelin Weideking, Porsche boss has expressed his desire to increase the company’s stake in Volkswagen to 8.6 billion Euros or $11.2bn. But why does Porsche has such care for Volkswagen? Even before, Porsche has already have had a big influence at Volkswagen brought by the fact that part of Volkswagen takes its root from Ferdinand Piech, who is a member of the Porsche family. Piech was also the former CEO of Volkswagen and now hold the chair of the upper supervisory board. And recently, in the most cunning display of power and influence, Piech and Wiedeking have conspired to oust Bernd Pischetsrieder who is the former boss of BMW and VW CEO. He was replaced by Martin Winterkorn who is a protégé of Piech.

Piech has also previously worked at Porsche where he was responsible for the launching of the 917 racer. Afterwards he went to Audi and started the Quattro revolution. When finally became the CEO of VW he foster quality turnaround which helps VW and Audi to obtain a place in the premium car segment. He also introduced a platform strategy to control costs.

There is a strong partnership between Porsche and Volkswagen not only because of family but also of interest. Porsche wants to increase its stakes in Volkswagen to protect its investment and also to make sure that its ongoing cooperative efforts with Europe’s largest automaker will not be jeopardized. At present, the German sports car maker is sharing production facilities with Volkswagen. Europe’s largest is also the supplier of quality parts to Porsche like Volkswagen pressure plate and others that are used to build cars.

Some of the vehicles produced by Porsche in partnership with Volkswagen are Cayenne and Touareg SUVs. The upcoming Panamera sports sedan will have its body built at the VW’s Hanover plant and will use VW Audi electronic bus systems plus other parts such as safety electronics, infotainment, security and climate detecting gadgets.

But according to some reports the interest of Porsche to Volkswagen goes beyond pure business interest – some say that Wiedeking thinks that he can do a much better job than any of the bosses in VW. The ousting of Pischetsrieder is seen by many as a means of slowly taking control of Volkswagen. It is not going to be surprising if one day Porsche will really take over Volkswagen.