There’s no doubt that the temperatures this summer have been high. Out on a road trip or daily commute through traffic, people want to beat the heat and be comfortable in the air-conditioning of their cars. However, Volkswagen and Skoda owners have not been so satisfied in the past few weeks. Many owners of the Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Slavia and Kushaq have reported issues with their air-conditioning systems.
Volkswagen’s Official Statement
Regarding air conditioning issues, Volkswagen released an official statement. The statement says that Volkswagen would like to assure customers that the AC systems in its cars are designed to provide maximum comfort. At the same time, Volkswagen designed it also to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. The company said it follows various rigorous quality checks. Along with this, the company also monitors AC efficiency for every model. Volkswagen ended the statement by requesting customers not to have any apprehension about its cars and services. A more recent response to one of its customers from Volkswagen is added below.
Zac Hollis, Director, Sales and Marketing, Skoda India, also responded to a customer facing AC issues. His reply said that the company is aware of these concerns from some of its customers. Furthermore, he said that the company engineers are working on a solution for the same. In the end, he said that as soon as a solution is ready, the service centre will contact the customer he was replying to.
Volkswagen will launch its Virtus sedan in India on 9th June 2022. Ahead of its launch, Volkswagen started pan India previews for the sedan. Under Volkswagen’s India 2.0 Project, the dealerships also got a more vibrant and modern design language.
The Virtus shares its MQB A0 IN platform with the Taigun and Skoda’s Slavia and Kushaq. The Virtus will measure 4,561mm in length, which will also make it the longest in its segment. Engine options will be the same as its siblings. Hence, the engine options will include the 1.0-litre TSI and the 1.5-litre TSI EVO. The 1.0-litre TSI will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Additionally, the 1.0-litre TSI will get an option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic. At the same time, the 1.5-litre TSI EVO will only be available with a 7-speed DSG automatic. Also standard with both engine options will be an Idle Start / Stop system.
technical teams are working to analyze further the improvements in AC performance in specific operating conditions. In the meantime kindly visit your nearest dealership and they will assist you further. (2/2)— Volkswagen India (@volkswagenindia) June 6, 2022