Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

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Volkswagen is Europe’s largest car manufacturers and the owner of several popular car brands. However, their story in India has been quite different. While their products enjoy a fan following of sorts, sales have been much below their respective competitors. The recent launch of the Ameo has helped them increase market share and Volkswagen will be hoping to carry the momentum forward with 4-5 new launches over the next couple of years. Among them will be a replacement for the Polo hatchback, a small SUV and a couple of premium offerings. Read on for more information regarding upcoming new Volkswagen Cars in India.

Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

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Passat GTE

Volkswagen will follow in the footsteps of Honda and launch the new Passat in its hybrid avatar. However, unlike the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the Passat GTE is a plug in hybrid. Which means, the battery pack can either be charged through a regular power socket or the petrol engine that powers the sedan. A 1.4 L TSI petrol engine combines with the electric power for a total output of 218 hp and 400 Nm. We’re expecting the Volkswagen Passat GTE launch to take place early next year. It was present at the Auto Expo in held earlier this year in February 2016.

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Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Estimated Price Rs. 40 lakh
Engine 1.4 L Petrol + Electric
Transmission 6-speed Automatic

Tiguan

Next on our list of Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India is the Tiguan crossover. Aimed at the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq and Nissan X-Trail, the Tiguan will come to us early next year. The engine in focus here will the 2.0 L TDI diesel that will be available with a 7-speed DSG. Expect prices to hover around the Rs 30 lakh mark. The Tiguan made its India debut at the Auto Expo in February 2016.

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Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Estimated Price Rs. 30-32 lakh
Engine 2.0 L Diesel
Transmission 7-speed Automatic

Next Generation Polo

Volkswagen is currently working on the next generation Polo. It will be based on the new MQB platform that will make it easier for VW to develop derivatives based on the hatchback. Testing is already underway and a production ready version of the new generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo should make its debut in the first half of 2017. The next generation Vento should be out a year or so after the launch the new Polo.

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Expected Launch Date Early 2018
Estimated Price Rs 6-8 lakh
Engine 1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Transmission 5-speed Manual/7-speed DSG

Polo Based Compact SUV

Rounding off our list of the Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India is the production version of the T-Roc/T-Cross concept. It will share its underpinnings with the next-generation Polo and will rival the Hyundai Creta in India. Engine and transmission options will also be shared with the Polo hatchback. Expect Volkswagen to unveil a production ready version by the end of 2017. This will become VW’s second SUV offering in India after the Tiguan.

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Expected Launch Date First half 2018
Estimated Price Rs. 10-14 lakh
Engine 1.5 L TDI Diesel/1.2 L TSI Petrol
Transmission 5-speed Manual/7-speed DSG

Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

Model Price (estimated) Expected Launch Date
Passat GTE Rs. 40 lakh January 2017
Tiguan Rs. 30-35 lakh First Quarter 2017
New 2018 Polo Rs. 6-8 lakh Early 2018
Polo Based SUV Rs. 10-14 lakh Early 2018

Manufacturer-wise list of Upcoming Cars in India 2017

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