Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

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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Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

New Passat Hybrid

Volkswagen India has launched the new Passat in India. The new Passat makes its Indian market debut with the tried and tested 2.0 Litre Diesel engine. VW could even follow in the footsteps of Honda and launch the new Passat in its hybrid avatar in the coming months. 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. While the new Volkswagen Passat India launch will happen in 2017, we’re expecting the Passat GTE launch to take place early next year. The Passat GTE was present at the Auto Expo 2016.

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Expected Launch DateEarly 2017
Estimated PriceRs. 40 lakh
Engine1.4 L Petrol + Electric
Transmission6-speed Automatic

New 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 DateEarly 2018
Estimated PriceRs 6-8 lakh
Engine1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Transmission5-speed Manual/7-speed DSG

Volkswagen Virtus Sedan

Not only the new Polo, India will also get a sedan based on the upcoming hatchback. The Volkswagen Virtus sedan will replace the Vento in VW India’s product portfolio. The upcoming VW sedan should be larger than the Vento and will offer turbo Petrol and Diesel engine options. We expect this car make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Launch could happen by August 2018.

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Expected Launch DateAugust 2018
Estimated PriceRs 8-13 lakh
Engine1.2 L Turbo Petrol/1.4 L Turbo Petrol/1.5 L Turbo Diesel
Transmission6-speed Manual/7-speed DSG

Polo Based SUV

Rounding off our list of the Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India is the production version of the T-ROC Concept SUV. 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 2018. This will become VW’s second SUV offering in India after the Tiguan.

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Expected Launch DateEarly 2019
Estimated PriceRs. 10-14 lakh
Engine2.0 L TDI Diesel
Transmission5-speed Manual/7-speed DSG

Upcoming New Volkswagen Cars in India

ModelPrice (estimated)Expected Launch Date
New 2018 PoloRs. 6-8 lakhEarly 2018
VirtusRs. 8-13 lakhAugust 2018
Polo Based SUVRs. 10-14 lakhEarly 2019

Latest New Volkswagen Cars in India


The Tiguan was launched earlier this year. This SUV became the first-ever VW India product to have an MQB platform. Aimed at the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq and entry-level Audi A3, the Tiguan comes across as a very sorted premium SUV. The engine in focus here is the 2.0 L TDI diesel that is available with a 7-speed DSG. Prices start at roughly Rs 28 lakh. The Tiguan made its India debut at the Auto Expo in February 2016.

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Expected Launch DateEarly 2017
Estimated PriceRs. 27.98 Lakh to Rs 31.38 lakh
Engine2.0 L Diesel
Transmission7-speed Automatic

Manufacturer-wise list of Upcoming Cars in India 2017

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