Volkswagen India has stopped the sales of the base variant of the Polo. The dealers have stopped taking bookings for now but also confirmed the sales will be resumed in next few weeks. The reason the sales have stopped is because the German manufacturer is equipping the base trendline variant with airbags.
Volkswagen has added another milestone to its Indian journey as the company rolled out its 50,000th car from its factory in Chakan, Pune. The company began exporting cars from 2011 onwards catering to the South African market. Currently, VW India caters to about 32 countries worldwide. The jubilee export car was a left-hand-drive Vento which will be shipped to Mexico.
Volkswagens upcoming Polo facelift has been spied testing with GT badgings. According to the spy photographer the test mule was spotted in Pune close to VWs plant. The updated Polo will be launched alongside the refreshed Vento later this year.
Volkswagen Indias Chakan plant completed half a decade of operations on March 31, 2014. The 575 acre plant started operations in 2007, with an initial investment of Rs 3,800 crore. It was built in 17 months, a record time across all VW manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Volkswagen is reportedly developing a new family of petrol engines, which will combine a host of new-age technologies to achieve high efficiency figures. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi chief technical officer, hinted that a single innovation wont be able to achieve this and the new engine will incorporate much of the companys technical know-how.
Somehow the words budget car and Volkswagen dont sound right. But then that does not stop the German brand from working on one. Volkswagen's budget brand is set to get the green light as Germany's Manager Magazin reports that the company has solved the cost issues that have plagued the entry-level model. This budget car will be part of a new brand and is being called the 13th Brand from the Volkswagen Group.
Volkswagen may increase the usage of local content for its upcoming refreshed models of the Polo and the Vento. The German car maker has realised that in a bid to stay competitive in India, the pricing has to be kept in check and that is a difficult to achieve unless the product is localised.
Volkswagen has displayed the 2014 Volkswagen Polo at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Though it was unveiled online before, this is the first public appearance of the new Volkswagen. This car has been spotted testing around Volkswagens Pune facility a few times and we expect it to be launched here soon.
VW Polo facelift has been spied once again before its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The car has been spotted more than once in India. Not surprisingly it is being tested with no camouflage as its easy to dismiss it as regular Polo unless you have a keen motoring eye.