Tuesday, 19 June 2012

VW to launch Polo based cross over in 2016 - to compete with Renault Duster & Ford EcoSport

VW has decided to launch two Crossover, of which one would be based on Polo and another UP. VW Polo based crossover should hit the roads as soon as by 2016. This vehicle, like many others from this group, will make use of the MQB Platform. This crossover is currently in early stages of development and will be highly based on the popular Polo platform. The car should be made to look robust, have all wheel drive mechanicals and a dual clutch transmission. However, easily expect VW to equip the base model of this car with a 2WD 5 speed tranny. It is being said that as many as four gasoline and three diesel motors are currently being reviewed for doing duty under the hood of the Polo crossover. The fully loaded variant of the Polo crossover should go on sale with a price tag of about INR 12 lakhs. However, VW is sure to make use of extensive localisation to price the car very competitively in the Indian market and the car will be seen battling it out against Renault Duster and Ford Ecosport.

The Up! and the Polo are big selling models for Volkswagen in markets across the world and likewise, expect the crossover variants to also follow suit. While the Polo hatchback is being sold in India, the Up! is still stuck in feasibility studies. That said, crossover variants of both the Up! and the Polo could be bound to the Indian market, given the big demand for SUVs in India.

Stay tuned for more information.


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