Upcoming Volkswagen cars in India

Saturday 14 March 2015, 16:42 PM by

Volkswagen, the German car maker, is trying hard to improve its market share in the highly competitive Indian car market. Currently, only the Vento sedan and Polo hatchback are doing good business for the maker. To further enhance its sales, the company is planning to introduce more mass market products in the country.

Here is a list of all the upcoming Volkswagen cars for India.

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Upcoming Volkswagen cars in India

Volkswagen Vento compact sedan- The German maker is all set to enter the growing compact sedan segment. The company is working on a new compact sedan, which is based on the modified PQ25 platform that also underpins the Polo and the Vento. Codenamed the 'Polo Stuffe', the compact sedan will rival against the likes of Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze. Expected to be unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Motor Show, the compact sedan will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options.

Expected Launch - Early 2016
Price - Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan- The German maker is also considering the Tiguan SUV for the Indian market to tap the mid-sized SUV segment, which currently has the Mahindra XUV500 and Skoda Yeti. The car is likely to come as completely knocked down unit, and then will be assembled locally.

Expected Launch - 2016
Price - Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh

Volkswagen Taigun
Volkswagen Taigun

Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV- At the 2014 Delhi Motor Show, the company had showcased the Taigun SUV. Based on the VW's 'New Small Family Platform', the SUV measures 3,589mm in length, 1,728mm in width and 1,570mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,470mm. The Taigun concept is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 110bhp and 175Nm of torque. The oil burner is expected to be a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel.

Expected Launch - 2016-17
Price - Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 9 lakh

Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat- At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the new-generation Passat saloon. Codenamed B8, the new Passat will be more upmarket and feature-rich than the existing model.

Expected launch - 2016
Price - Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh