2017 Volkswagen Jetta Won't Be Introduced in India

As the market reports reveal, the Volkswagen Jetta does not have a great success story in India and continues to have a downfall in sales number, obligating the German carmaker to think over the discontinuation of the current model in the country. As well as, it has also been witnessed that VW will take a step further in the direction of next generation Jetta when the current version of the model has been phased out internationally. While the Indian Volkswagen subsidiary continues to build the ongoing variant until CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits run out.

Now coming over the next generation Jetta, the executive sedan is scheduled to launch worldwide next year, with a more expensive price sticker than the existing model. This increased price tag is maybe the potential reason behind the German carmaker does not bring the 2017 VW Jetta in India. Besides being one of the expensive offerings in the executive sedan class, the pricing would simply be the matter of disagreement for the audience.

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Though Jetta is not a best-seller, but have a sort of reserved customers in the market. If have a look over executive sedan’s sales in 2015-16, the Jetta sold 1,940 units, while Volkswagen’s sibling brand Skoda manages to sell 2,675 units of the Octavia. However, the Toyota Corolla has become the highest selling car during that period with the mark of 6,506 units.

The next-gen Jetta will be the latest offering to be manufactured on the VW Group’s flexible transverse-engined MQB platform that has been used on the whole range of Volkswagen, Skoda, and Audi cars.

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The Volkswagen Group recently think over to consolidate the total manufactured model variants by the VW group, that cumulatively become 340 at present. Moreover, the number of platforms will also be shortened to four from 12 currently for all the brands in the group, by the coming future.

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