Volkswagen, leading automobile manufacturers in Europe launched VW Polo in 2010 in India. The compact premium hatchback car was an immediate success and received instant recognition and won several awards. Based in Initial Quality Study undertaken by J D Power Asia Pacific, the Polo has been named as Best Premium Compact Car in its segment. The award was presented after taking into consideration inputs received from over 8000 owners who purchased VW Polo between November 2010 and July 2011. Volkswagen Polo received this top honor due to its excellent ride quality, handling, safety, stability and above all excellent fuel efficiency. Between March 2010 and February 2012, Volkswagen sold 65,127 Polos.
The car was also won European Car of the Year award in 2009. VW Polo is available in 7 variants and 6 exciting colors. It is fitted with a 1.6 liter 4-CY engine and one of its novel features includes remote control operated windows and doors. Mileage is at 22.07 km per liter for the diesel variants while petrol variants offer 17.2 km per liter making the Volkswagen Polo a highly economical car to possess.
Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, Dr. John Chacko had this to say. “In today’s extremely competitive market, voice of the customer is one of the most important factors to understand. J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2011 India Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) is a step towards assessing the product quality from the customer’s perspective and at the same time benchmarking the product with key competitors in the market. Since the results of the J.D. Power are based on actual responses from customers, an accreditation by them proves that we are moving in the right direction and our efforts to fulfil the demands of our valued customers are paying off.”
Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Neeraj Garg had this to say about the Polo being ranked highest in the Premium Compact Car segment in Initial Quality by J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2011. “We are committed to provide our customers cars of global quality standards and this award is a testimonial to our efforts. We thank all our Polo customers who showed faith in us.”