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Volkswagen India to Unveil 3 New Products at Auto Expo 2016

VW Passat GTE 2015
2015 VW Passat GTE
German car manufacturer Volkswagen is going to unveil three new products - an Compact Sedan for India, Tiguan, and Passat GTE at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the company informed in a statement.

Indian Compact Sedan (ICS)

The Auto Expo will see the World Premier of the Indian Compact Sedan (ICS) - Volkswagen's premier sub 4-metre sedan, which has been designed specifically for the Indian market, and is manufactured at the company's facility in Chakan.

There has been an overwhelming response to the compact sedan category in India, and the ICS is expected to raise the bar in the market for this dynamic segment, claims the company.

Passat GTE
The Passat GTE is a plug-in hybrid with 1.4-litre TSI engine (115 kW / 156 PS) combined with an electric motor.

Fusion of the two drive units generates a system power of 160 kW / 218 PS and enables a driving range of over 1,000 km.

In all-electric driving, it can cover over 50 km. Passat GTE will also offer a preview to the soon to be launched New Passat in India.

2016 VW Tiguan
2016 Volkswagon Tiguan
Already making waves in Europe, Volkswagen Tiguan will be fusing the global attributes of innovation and connectivity to category codes of SUVs in India.

Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, "We are delighted to showcase our enlarged product portfolio for the Indian market at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016, and believe in the potential that each of these carlines hold for this market. With this dynamic product offering, we would also like to re-iterate our firm commitment to the Indian consumer".

"The Indian Compact Sedan, our made-in-India and made-for-India carline is a truly special offering from the Volkswagen stable with all the brand values of best in class safety features, build quality and a great driving experience, and is expected to be a game-changer for us."

Further elaborating on the product line-up, Mayer added, "The premium SUV, Tiguan, yet another highly anticipated product is being showcased, keeping in mind the accelerated growth of the segment that it would be operating in. We will also be introducing the New Passat to the Indian market in 2016. Through the showcase of Passat GTE -we have an opportunity to highlight Volkswagen's environmentally responsible plug-in hybrid technology".

Other products by the European car maker to be showcased at the Expo include - the recently launched Beetle, Jetta, Vento, Polo, and Cross Polo.

Mayer concluded by saying, "Our dynamic lineup comprising the Indian Compact Sedan, Tiguan, and Passat, recently launched 21st Century Beetle is certain to make Volkswagen among the most interesting brands to watch out for at the Delhi Auto Expo, and we look forward to yet another successful edition, at the exposition".

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