Well, it was inevitable. With the kind of money VW group has spent in marketing their new hatch Polo, the initial interest in the car was bound to be very high. However, at Motoroids, we think that balance is important, and we would have much appreciated if the money spent on those mega print and TV campaigns was passed on to customers in the form of discounts.
However, there is no doubt about the fact that Polo is a highly accomplished car with global acclaim and to witness booking of 9000 Polos comes as no surprise to us.
To keep up with the demand and to reduce the waiting period for the customers, VW India are pushing their resources to the limit. We have come to know that the company is adding in another (3rd , night shift) to increase production. As for the customers, the waiting period may go up as high as 2-3 months based on the variant that they have chosen. For all those who were expecting a new variant of the Polo with a better engine, there is bad news. VW is not considering any new variants for the Polo as of now, and the focus, as told by Mr. Joerg Muller is entirely on the upcoming Polo Sedan, or the Vento.
The Vento should be ready to be sampled by the journos by July and should hit the market by November.