Volkswagen India to Bring Polo-based Sub-4 Metre Car
By Ameya Naik
1 mins read
Published on October 3, 2014
We've but wondering what Volkswagen India is upto and apart from their recent facelifts - the Polo and Vento- in particular, the German car manufacturer did'nt have much to its name. However, when it launched the DSG autobox in their 1.5-litre diesel Vento, a few of us scratched our beards and wondered if there were more suprises in stored.
Well, for Europe, there are quite a few but for India there is a big one. Apart from the compact SUV's that we spoke about, VW India will be bringing a very India specific product - a sub-4 metre Polo. Clearly the success of this niche segment which has been drawing a lot of attention was too much of temptation for Volkswagen.
Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Member of the Board of Management, VW Brand, talked about bringing this sub-4 metre car to India very soon. The sub-4 metre car will be based on the Polo and according to him, it is quite good looking. So, we can safely say that VW India is ready with the product. However, he went on to say that increasing localisation content in the car will be the kkey to its sucess, as it will keep the price and the quality of the product in check, thus as we can speculate, making it affordable.
VW already has all the right engines, so expect the 1.2-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TDI to make their way under the hood of this car.
Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Hyundai, Mahindra are already in that segment and VW India clearly has established players to beat. We can only wait and see what the product will be like when compared to the one's it's rivals has.
Last Updated on October 3, 2014
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