Volkswagen has recently reported that it is going to introduce a compact sedan in India at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The manufacturing of this upcoming model will take place in company's production facility located in Pune. The automaker has invested a whopping INR 720 Crores in the project and it is being anticipated that cars like Maruti Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze could be targeted by this soon-to-arrive vehicle. Considering the type of dominance that Dzire has maintained in the market over the last few years, it is really going to be an interesting face off between the two.
Details on: Volkswagen Polo in India
Mr Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, was quoted as saying, “With our new compact sedan, we will focus intensively on the specific requirements of our Indian customers.” This probably implies that we can expect the car to be equipped with fuel efficient engine. It can also be expected to offer some modern amenities for convenience. Nowadays, features like touchscreen infotainment and multi-functional steering wheel have become a common fitment in most of the cars irrespective of the body type and price tag.
As per the market reports, the mechanical specs of this compact sedan codenamed as Polo Stuffe might consist of a 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder petrol motor that could be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Another option could be an all new 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder TDI motor again with a manual gearbox. However, an automatic transmission unit can also be expected in the model. Apart from this, it will also borrow its platform and certain design cues from the Polo hatch.
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