Volkswagen Polo And Vento to Be Petrol-Version only Offerings By April 2020
Volkswagen is going to be discontinue the 1.2-litre turbo and 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol units along with the 1.5-litre diesel.
The company plans to launch 34 new models consisting of SUVs, EVs and Hybrids in 2020.
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI could be get a manual with latest updates.
Expected 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit to be produce 95PS/175Nm and 115PS/200Nm in the Polo GT TSI as well as Vento TSI.
Volkswagen Polo’s 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine will be upgraded to BS6 standards.”Volkswagen Vento” to be offered with a 7-speed DSG and a 6-speed manual gearbox as well.
Is 7-Speed DSG Automatic ?
- A transverse dual clutch transmission, it was brought in to super-cede the 6-speed “DQ250” DSG unit, and is finding itself in more and more vehicles
- The DSG dual-clutch gearbox, available in 6-speed and 7–speed versions, is unlike a conventional automatic transmission.
- The 7-speed DSG automatic transmission or DQ 200 is a transmission that is Growing rapidly in popularity.
- The control unit uses information such as engine speed, road speed, accelerator position & Driving mode to select the optimum gear and to determine the ideal shift point
We expect Volkswagen to introduce the 1.0-litre TSi engine in the Polo and the Vento by the time the BS6 norms come into play. The Polo is currently priced between Rs 5.82 lakh and Rs 9.88 lakh while the Vento retails between Rs 8.76 lakh and Rs 12.1 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). These prices are expected to increase owing to the BS6 upgrade.
The science behind the noise:
Now, while Audi doesn’t actually have a special device doing this, the basic premise that excess fuel in the exhaust manifold igniting causes the noise is correct. So, the DSG/DCT burp is caused by fuel igniting in the exhaust
E-Segment Car Volkswagen ID.3
All modern cars have software, but the ID.3 seems like a big advance on anything done before by VW.
Volkswagen is experiencing “massive difficulties” with the software for its ID.3 electric sedans. The first 10,000 cars built do not have over-the-air update capability Volkswagen is working with external partners on software development
Diess has said, “In the long run, I think we might have a bit of an advantage because of scale. On the hardware side, there is probably not so big a difference because they [Tesla] also have a dedicated electric platform and they’re quite big already for an EV manufacturer. But when it comes to the next big thing, which is software — Tesla is strong in software — but software really is a volume game. If you do software, you have to use ten million devices, not one million.”
“The serial version of the study ID. Buzz will be launched as ID.7 in 2022. There will be three battery sizes. With the largest version, the ID.7 should go up to 600 kilometers. The base price of the electric Bulli will be around 45,000 euros.” Pre-production cars should begin coming off the assembly line about a year from now, AutoBild says.
Volkswagen fined record $125m for misleading Australian consumers over diesel emissions
The fine, the biggest on record for a breach of Australian consumer law was handed down on Friday after the federal court declared by consent Volkswagen AG did not disclose the existence of “two-mode” software when it sought approval to supply and import more than 57,000 vehicles into Australia between 2011 and 2015.
“Volkswagen AG firmly believes that the penalty of $75m agreed in principle with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to resolve the regulatory proceedings was a fair amount and is carefully reviewing the court’s reasons for deviating from that amount,” the company said.
Media reported at the time that Justice Foster described the deal as “not a lot of money for Volkswagen”, while he also appeared to criticise the ACCC for not pushing hard enough.