Volkswagen Tiguan India launch by 2016 end?
Volkswagen India has decided to gradually build the brand up and dissolve the notion that it’s cars are expensive to maintain. Right now the company has only four cars in its portfolio, including Polo B-segment hatchback, Vento C-segment sedan, Jetta entry D-segment sedan and Passat upper D-segment premium sedan.
Starting second half of 2015, the German automaker is planning to launch all-new products in the market, with an interval of around 6 months between each launch, for two years straight. So at least four new products are expected. First one, launching in mid-2015, will be Volkswagen Beetle. In 2016, new gen Passat and next gen Tiguan would occupy the calendar, and in 2017, expect the new compact sedan which will not be a chopped up Vento. After this, the company is looking to introduce the next gen Polo, but it will have to start manufacturing MQB platform cars locally but the timeline of which seems to be a debate with the headquarters as of now.
The Toyota Fortuner rival, Volkswagen Tiguan (upto 7-seater SUV), would be imported via CKD route, and assembled at the group’s Aurangabad plant, where Skoda Octavia (MQB) is being assembled and upcoming next gen Superb would also be.
Via – Economic Times