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The strangest news of the week — Volkswagen 10 years to deliver in Russia gasoline

Long known that foreign automakers do not trust the quality of Russian fuel, however, few people know that new cars of VW in our country for a long time were sold with imported gasoline. This told the technical Director of the Kaluga plant of Volkswagen Group Rus Oliver grünberg.

Russian buyers of foreign cars for many years complain of limited range in the showrooms, especially with the diesel models. Manufacturers usually explain such deprivation of the poor quality of domestic diesel fuel, which can quickly ruin expensive fuel equipment and thereby bring the engine down.

Gasoline seems to be the situation is better, but not according to the German manual Volkswagen. Turns out it’s a good 10 years did not give approval for gas station for sale in Russia new cars local gasoline, and only a few months ago was able to find a supplier that could meet the requirements of foreign leaders. In total, the company for 10 years in Russia imported 7.7 million tons of gasoline for the initial fill of tanks. About it in interview to the newspaper “Vedomosti” said the technical Director of the Kaluga plant of Volkswagen Group Rus Oliver grünberg:

“It was crazy! To import fuel to Russia is like bringing sand to the desert”.

  • This week it became known that VW will soon stop Assembly of crossovers Skoda Yeti in Nizhny Novgorod, and replacing it in the near future is not expected.
  • In June, Volkswagen offered for produced in Kaluga, the Polo sedan budget sportpaket.

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