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Facelifted Volkswagen Passat & Jetta India Launch In 2011

Posted: 12 Dec 2010 03:30 AM PST

European car manufacturer Volkswagen inspite of carrying all the potential to become a successful brand in India and successfully launching Volkswagen Vento, has been suffering a lot for its luxurious sedan segment comprising of Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat.

The cars are a treat to look at and amazing to drive yet have not been able to reach the milestone which every company expects its products to. The very reason to this failure has been the long waiting time for each of the two sedan and hence other cars like Skoda Laura and Skoda Superb are overtaking their sales.


Another reason for their underperformance is the fact that the respective models have become too old to appeal to the customers since they were launched way back in 2007-08 and during this time span the Laura and Superb have undergone some major changes.


Neeraj Garg, member of board and director (passenger cars), Volkswagen Group Sales India said "Jetta and Passat have become old as they were out in 2007-08 and we are looking at revitalising the models and bringing in face-lifts next year," He added, "The two models have achieved what was expected with the Jetta having an 8% market share and the Passat, a 6% market share in their respective segments,"

Talking on their future plans he stated ,"As of now, we do not have any plans to localise the Jetta or the Passat and will continue to assemble them in India. We plan to localise the Polo and Vento."

Lets wish the brand luck for their new cars since we are as eager to see them as the brand is concerned about their launch.

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Yamaha YZF R125 India Launch Expected – Specifications Features & Price

Posted: 12 Dec 2010 01:31 AM PST

It has been a wonderful time for Yamaha India as it working a lot on increasing the number of bikes comprising its line-up with almost all types of offerings for all sorts of buyers. It had also launched two new bikes, Yamaha SZ-R and Yamaha FZ1 a couple of days back where the former is targeted at middle class buyers while the latter specifically for superbike lovers.

Yamaha R15 has been the ultimate choice for enthusiasts wanting a bike in a restricted budget yet offering all the features of a sports bike. Interestingly the closest sibling of the same, Yamaha YZF R125 has been spied on the Indian turf and is speculated to be launched soon.


Surprisingly this bike carries a smaller engine yet is capable of competing against all the machines belonging to 125, 135 and even 150cc class but the very competitors of the same will remain to be Bajaj Pulsar 135LS and Honda CBF Stunner.


Yamaha R125 Specifications In India


Engine type

Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve



Bore x stroke

52,0 mm x 58,6 mm

Compression ratio

11,2 : 1

Maximum Power

11,0 kW (15PS) @ 9.000 rpm

Maximum Torque

12,24 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8.000 rpm

Lubrication system

Wet sump


Fuel Injection

Clutch Type

multiple-disc coil spring

Ignition system


Starter system


Transmission system

Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission




Steel Deltabox

Front suspension system

Telescopic forks

Front travel

130 mm

Caster Angle



86,1 mm

Rear suspension system

Swingarm, (monocross)

Rear Travel

125 mm

Front brake

Single Disc, Ø 292 mm

Rear brake

Single Disc, Ø 230 mm

Front tyre

100/80-17 M/C

Rear tyre

130/70-17 M/C


Overall length

2.015 mm

Overall width

660 mm

Overall height

970 mm

Seat height

818 mm

Wheel base

1.355 mm

Minimum ground clearance

155 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)

138 kg

Fuel tank capacity

13.8 litres

Oil tank capacity

1.15 litres


Yamaha R125 Features In India

  • Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder 125cc engine
  • R-series style bodywork
  • Large diameter disc brakes
  • Sporty mid-ship muffler
  • Instrument panel
  • Aluminium swinging arm

Yamaha R125 Price In India

As we have stated above the bike has got all to compete against the best in the respective segments which is why it is said to be a bit pricy i.e. Rs.84,000 app(Ex-Showroom Delhi).

Yamaha YZF R125 India Launch Expected – Specifications Features & Price is a post from: Copyrights 2010 CarBlogIndia - All About Automobiles. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Policy

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