In more premium hatchback space, we have limited contenders, Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift and Hyundai i10. As all of them are pretty outdated, respective companies had started working on facelifts and next generation upgrades. Out of which Volkswagen Polo facelift has rushed ahead to launch today.
Sporting a brand new design inspired by its European counterpart, new Volkswagen Polo was launched today in India for a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakhs. 2014 Polo facelift is available in both petrol and diesel engines promising better fuel efficiency.
A keen competitor to Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, (and yet to be launched cars like) Honda Jazz, Tata Bolt and Fiat Punto, the 2014 Volkswagen Polo Facelift gears up for launch. VW Polo is expected to be priced at INR 5-8 lakhs, ex-Showroom Delhi.
Volkswagen AG is on the 2014 Fortune Global 500 list which was revealed earlier this week. The eight largest company in the world and No. 1 automotive company by way of revenue as per Fortune Global 500, Volkswagen surpassed Toyota in the latest list. For 2013, VW was ranked 9th, and Toyota was ranked 8th. For 2014, its vice versa.
India is set to get the new Polo hatchback on 15th July. First unveiled earlier this year, Polo facelift for India will come with an option of both petrol and diesel engine. What has caused excitement, is the edition of a new 1.5l diesel engine, which replaces the older 1.6l mill.
South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry has revealed the list of top 10 cars sold in in the country. Volkswagen and Toyota cars lead the chart with 5 out of 10 cars on the top 10 list, belonging to them.
Volkswagen’s second bestseller Passat (after Golf) is priced starting from €25,875 (Rs. 21.01 lakhs approx.) for sedan version and €25,950 (Rs. 25.09 lakhs approx. ) for estate model. Advance sales will commence on 10th July 2014. New Passat goes upmarket, competing with Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series and Audi A4.
Nissan Sunny facelift launched today at starting price of Rs. 7,99,000 for diesel version (ex-showroom Delhi). Following is a brief on-paper comparison review of C segment rivals new Sunny diesel is meeting with, along with collation of technical specifications, features, price and milage. Competition includes Sunny, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and 2014 Ford Fiesta.