With the festival season less than a month away, car companies have started rolling out new launches, facelifts and variants. The latest to join the launch bandwagon is Volkswagen which launched the new Polo GT TDI on Friday.
With its 1.6 L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, which produces 77 kW/105 PS and 250 Nm of torque, the Polo GT TDI is the most powerful diesel hatchback in its segment and has been engineered to provide both performance and fuel economy. The Volkswagen Polo GT TDI is priced at Rs 8.08 lakh, ex showroom, Delhi.
Car makers typically line up new launches or refreshments for the festival season spanning Dussehra to Diwali. This is the most critical sales spurt season for the industry in India. The industry has seen a number of launches with Hyundai launching the Grand i10 and Maruti Suzuki launching the Stingray.
Toyota Kirloskar launched the Camry Hybrid late August and Mahindra has launched the Scorpio Special edition. Even luxury brands like Audi and BMW have launched new models - the Q3S/A4 2 TDI and the 1 Series respectively.
Arvind Saxena, MD, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India, said, "We are committed to bringing in the latest and the most efficient vehicle technologies to the Indian market.The new Polo GT TDI has been created to cater to
the requirements of discerning customers, who want the best possible mix of strong power delivery, outstanding driving dynamics and class-leading fuel efficiency."