Volkswagen mulls a new sub-four-meter sedan for India

Friday 30 May 2014, 17:45 PM by

Volkswagen India is all set to foray into the exponentially growing sub-compact sedan segment with a new sedan that is yet in development stage. Speculations suggest that new sub-four meter sedan from Volkswagen could come with the same 1.2 litre gasoline and diesel powertrains that powers Polo hatchback.

The 1.2 litre petrol motor is capable of producing a maximum power and torque output of 75 PS and 110 NM respectively. Diesel motor on the other hand generates a top power of 75 PS and peak torque of 180 PS. Volkswagen’s new compact sedan is likely to get a contemporary design, as expected to be seen in the upgraded Polo due to be launched soon. The unnamed sub-four meter sedan will rival Maruti Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and upcoming Tata Zest in its segment.

Volkswagen mulls a new sub-four-meter sedan for India |
Volkswagen mulls a new sub-four-meter sedan for India

Right now there is no information on the time frame when the company plans on launching the sub-four meter sedan. However, it is being said that Volkswagen could bring new Beetle and Tiguan in domestic market as CBUs before launching sub-four meter sedan in India. Besides these, refreshed Polo and Vento will also be rolled out during the festive season. Vento will get a minor facelift that could act as a buffer before the company launches comprehensively tweaked version of the sedan in India next year.

At the 12th Delhi Auto Expo, Volkswagen exhibited a new compact SUV, dubbed Tiguan. Tiguan will be powered by a 1.0 litre TSI petrol engine good for 108 PS and 175 Nm, while the diesel variant will come equipped with the same motor as seen in Polo hatchback.

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