2016 Delhi Auto Expo: VW Sub-Compact Sedan to Debut Next Year

The German carmaker's yet unnamed sedan will make its global debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016.

By Kritika Sethi


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Published on November 28, 2015

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    Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Hyundai Xcent, the biggest players in their segment, will soon be facing competition from a Volkswagen sub-compact sedan. The German carmaker's yet unnamed sedan will make its global debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016. VW India also announced the investment of Rs 720 crore for the development and production of its new sub-compact sedan.

    Dr Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, said, "We are following a long term investment plan in India and with our latest investment we have reaffirmed our confidence in the growing automotive market. This is the second step of investment after the Engine Assembly Plant a year ago. Additionally, we will continue to invest further in increasing our productivity and efficiency."

    Volkswagen Polo Compact Sedan Generic

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    With an increased focus on the needs of the Indian market, the carmaker will start production of the new sub-compact sedan at the Volkswagen Pune Plant in the first half of 2016. Additionally, the new investment will also cover installation of new equipment and ramping-up of production at the Chakan facility.

    The new Volkswagen sub-compact sedan will be underpinned by the same platform as that of the Volkswagen Polo. With that being said, reports claim the new VW sedan will also get some design cues and engine options from the Polo hatchback. Long story short, the Volkswagen sub-compact sedan is expected to get the 1.2-litre MPI petrol and the 1.5-litre TDI diesel for engine options. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and an an automatic.

    Volkswagen Sub-Compact Sedan Price (Expected): Rs. 5.7 lakh - Rs 8.5 lakh

    Volkswagen Sub-Compact Sedan Rivals: Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Hyundai Xcent


    Last Updated on November 28, 2015

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