Wrapping is the new trend that has taken over the aftermarket industry across the globe. India too has a fair share of wrapped cars. The main advantage being they can be removed at any time and are not permanent. Here are 10 chrome wraps from India, which are insane: XUV500 The Mahindra XUV500 is a popular car in its segment, outselling its closest rival, the Safari Storme by a large margin. The XUV500 is a vehicle that is well loaded, looks good and drives well. Being a good overall product, a lot of enthusiasts picked up the XUV. This also means there are a lot of modified examples of the same in the country. One such example is this XUV500, which has been finished in gold chrome/black wrap. This certainly does make this XUV easily recognisable. Since people down south love gold, this fits right in. Chevrolet Cruze The Chevrolet Cruze is another car which has a lot of mod potential. We have often discussed the technical mods and the body kit possibilities on the Cruze. However, if … [Read more...] about Gold and chrome wrapped cars: From Mahindra XUV500 to VW Polo to Hyundai i20 and more!
Tweet TweetVolkswagen’s newest entry to the World Rally Championship, their Polo R has taken its first step towards the big racing show that barely touches the road. The brand new VW Polo R WRC shared these magical debut moments with two very important people, one for the history of the company and another for the history of the sport. Testing of the VW Polo R WRC was completed at the hands of Carlos Sainz and Dr Ulrich Hackenberg. The latter is a member of the VW Board of Management for Technology. Under the pretty skin, the VW Polo R WRC was toughened up with all the usual accessories while the 1.6 liter turbocharged powerplant was tuned to produce 300 horsepower. Testing of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC took place in the vineyards of Veldenz near Trier. Since the track is normally part of to the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, you can’t complain about this aspect. What you can complain about is the launch date which in the case of the VW Polo R WRC is set for 2013. We’re not … [Read more...] about Volkswagen completes first tests with Polo R
Tweet TweetVW pulled the wraps off the facelift version of the Polo GTI. The hot hatchback gets revised front and rear bumpers, new honeycomb grille inserts, a dual-pipe exhaust and red accents. Under the hood sits a 1.8-liter four-cylinder unit producing 192 horses and 320 Nm of torque. Linked to a six-speed manual transmission, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,7 seconds before hitting the top speed of 236 km/h. If the manual gearbox is not for you, there’s a double-clutch DSG option as well. Interior tweaks, on the other hand, include red contrast stitching, a flat-bottom steering wheel, sport seats with plaid upholstery and gloss black inserts. The new Volkswagen Polo GTI will be seen in world premiere at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, an event which opens its gates this fall. Sales for the revised Polo GTI will begin later this year or early 2015. More details on this will be released soon by VW. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift debuts prior Paris
Volkswagen Motorsport’s new Polo R Supercar has been unveiled in Autostadt Wolfsburg. The 570-hp four-wheel drive contender for the FIA World Rallycross Championship has been given improved aerodynamics in the update, and also showcases a new partnership. Volkswagen R, home of Volkswagen’s most powerful and sporty production models, is partner of the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team in 2018 and is intensifying its cooperation with Volkswagen Motorsport. With reigning Rallycross world champion Johan Kristoffersson and team owner and Rallycross superstar Petter Solberg watching on, the new Polo R Supercar was unveiled by Volkswagen motorsport director Sven Smeets, PSRX team principal Pernilla Solberg and Jost Capito, managing director of Volkswagen R. “There is no question about it, the new season promises to be very exciting. The opposition will do everything in their power to take our title,” said Smeets. “Our goal is obviously to provide … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Polo R Supercar revealed
The VW Polo and VW Ameo’s 1.2-litre petrol engine will be discontinued in India. While there is no timeline in sight, the MotorOctane report says Volkswagen will replace it with a 1.0-litre petrol engine. The 1.2-litre MPI naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine employed in the VW Polo and VW Ameo produces 75 PS at 5,400 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm. According to the report, the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol replacing this engine will produce about 76 bhp and 95 Nm of torque. Like the outgoing engine, it will send power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. The VW Polo and VW Ameo equipped with the 1.2-litre petrol engine have a fuel economy rating (ARAI) of 16.47 km/l and 17.83 km/l respectively. The 1.0-litre petrol engine will increase the compact car family’s fuel economy by about 2 km/l to 18.5 km/l (VW Polo)/20 km/l (VW Ameo). Prices will remain the same post the engine swap, as per the report. The VW Polo 1.2 L … [Read more...] about VW Polo and VW Ameo to swap 1.2L petrol engine with a 1.0L petrol engine