Volkswagen to launch 4 new models by 2017
1. New Beetle: Totally different than the older models.
Despite the sweet look and iconic shape, Volkswagen’s previous Beetle model wasn’t much of a sellout. The reason was the not-so-good driving experience. With time the car has been successful in attracting attention of the ladies. The new Beetle is completely different. Its shape is more muscular and strong. The driving experience is also more positive. The “R-Line” version comes with 18 inch alloy wheels & 210 bhp power.
2. New Passat: The luxury model from Volkswagen.
This is a longer and more luxurious Passat car. By February or March 2016 the car will be seen on the roads. The car will be assembled in India itself and will be fitted with a 187 bhp, 2.0 Litre TDI engine. Volkswagen will not have to work on the engine too much, as the costlier EURO-5 hardwares will have to be removed from the EURO-4 or BS-4 compliant Indian car. The biggest difference visible in comparison to the older models will be more luxury!
3. Polo Compact Sedan (Bora): Company’s new compact sedan.
This car will be a beautiful gift from Volkswagen to Indian market. The new car will feature a different engineering, testing and sign-off procedure. This car has been built on a 2,456 mm wheelbase. Initially it’s expected to come with the 89 bhp version of their 1.5 Litre engine. A more powerful 103 bhp engine will be integrated in the later versions. This car will compete with Swift Dezire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and similar.
4. New Tiguan SUV: To be unveiled at Frankfurt Show this year.
Volkswagen plans to launch its next generation Tiguan SUV by early 2017. As of now, this car hasn’t been revealed to the public, but it’s expected to be displayed for the first time in September this year at Frankfurt Show. This car will compete with the likes of Honda CRV and Toyota Fortuner. This car will be built on the new Octavia’s MQB platform. It will sport the Passat’s 187 bhp, 2.0 Litre TDI engine.