Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

Volkswagen is Europe’s largest car manufacturer and the owner of many renowned car brands. However, their story in India has been very different. While their models have a fan following, the sales are much below their respective competitors. Recently launched Ameo has helped them increase market share and VW will be hoping to take the momentum forward with 4-5 new launches in the coming years. It will also include a replacement for the Polo hatchback, a small SUV and a couple of premium models.

Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

New Passat

 

VW India will launch the new Passat in 2017. The new Passat will be launched in India with the tried and tested 2.0 litre diesel engine. Volkswagen could follow in the footsteps of Honda and launch new Passat in hybrid avatar. However, the Passat GTE is a plug in hybrid, which means the battery pack can be charged via a regular power socket or the petrol engine. A 1.4 L TSI petrol engine combines with the electric power for a total output of 218 hp and 400 Nm.

Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Estimated Price Rs. 40 lakh
Engine 1.4 L Petrol + Electric
Transmission 6-speed Automatic

 

Tiguan

 

Tiguan Crossover is aimed at the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and the upcoming Nissan X-Trail and Skoda Kodiaq. It will be launched next year. It will be powered by a 2.0 liter TDI diesel engine that will be available with a 7-speed DSG. It could be priced around Rs. 30 lakh.

Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Estimated Price Rs. 30-32 lakh
Engine 2.0 L Diesel
Transmission 7-speed Automatic

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Next Generation Polo

 

VW is currently working on the next gen Polo. It will be based on the new MQB platform that will make it easier for VW to manufacture derivatives based on the hatchback. Testing is already going on and a production ready version of the new gen 2018 VW Polo should make its debut this year.

Expected Launch Date Early 2018
Estimated Price Rs 6-8 lakh
Engine 1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Transmission 5-speed Manual/7-speed DSG

Finishing our list of the upcoming new Volkswagen cars in India is the production version of the T-ROC concept SUV. It will have a lot in common with the next-gen Polo and will be competing with the Hyundai Creta in India. Engine and transmission options will be same as the Polo hatchback. We can expect to see a production ready version by the end of 2017.

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Expected Launch Date Second half 2018
Estimated Price Rs. 19-24 lakh
Engine 2.0 L TDI Diesel
Transmission 5-speed Manual/7-speed DSG

 

Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

Model Price (estimated) Expected Launch Date
Passat GTE Rs. 40 lakh January 2017
Tiguan Rs. 30-35 lakh First Quarter 2017
New 2018 Polo Rs. 6-8 lakh Early 2018
Polo Based SUV Rs. 10-14 lakh Early 2018

 

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