Volkswagen unveils Phaeton will be launched in March – Polo Specs revealed!

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Just In: VW unveils Phaeton will be launched in March 2010 – Updated on 6th Jan at 2:43 pm

Volkswagen has unveiled its Phaeton at the Auto Expo. VW also announced that their luxury saloon is slated for an official launch in March this year. The VW Pheaton will retail for around Rs.75 lakhs. The luxury saloon is offered with two engine options namely a 3.0 litre TDi V6 one developing 240Ps and the 6.0 litre W12 petrol one which produces 450PS. 

Every Phaeton is hand-built at VW’s glass factory located at Dresden in Germany. A buyer has the option of seeing his Phaeton being assembled  from the intial stage when a chasis is selected. Onc e the luxury saloon goes on sale in the country, even our desi buyers will have the option of going to the factory and seeing their Phaeton being assembled or customised.

Speaking to the media after the unveiling , Neeraj Garg, Member of Board of Directors, Volkswagen Group Sales India, said that once the Phaeton is launched in March it would mark the manufacturer’s foray into the high-end luxury segment.


Live Update –  Volkswagen Polo- Specs & more! – on 5th Jan at 11.30 pm

Launch: March 2010

Expected Price:

1.2 Petrol – 6.15 lakh Onwards

1.2 Diesel – 6.65 lakh Onwards


1.2 Petrol, 75 [email protected], 110 [email protected] rpm

1.2 Diesel, 75 [email protected] rpm, 180 [email protected] rpm

5-speed manual transmission

The much awaited Volkswagen Polo has been unveiled officially at the Auto Expo today. The hatchback will be available in 3 different variants namely the Trendline (base version) the Comfortline and the Highline which is the high end model sporting 15 inch alloy wheels, Front airbags, ABS, engine immobiliser and factory fitted MP3 player stereo. The Polo will hit the showrooms in March, 2010.

The Indian Polo Cup will be commencing this year in the country and running on tracks in these events will be the Polo race car, which also has been displayed at the venue. It is powered by the 1.6 litre R4 common rail diesel engine developing a whopping 130 bhp mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox and running on 17 inch alloys. Some of the other features of the Polo race car is the Adjustable Sachs race suspension, aerodynamic body kit with front and rear spoiler, side skirts and rear wing form the standard features of this car. Safety features include an integrated head protection in the race seat, a 6 point seatbelt prepared for HANS System, safety net on driver side, additional display and data logger system with on board camera. There is also a FIA approved roll cage, fire extinguisher system with internal and external release, electrical cut off system. The race brake system has four piston fixed caliper and ventilated 312 mm disk at front and 232 mm disc brake at rear.

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The biggest news from the German car maker at the Auto Expo for India is the Polo. The hatchback has been lauded the world over for its smart lines, great engines and nice dynamics. The launch of the Polo will place Volkswagen into the volumes market and give it a chance to make use of ultra hi-tech car plants it recently set up in Chakan – capable of making more than 100,000 cars a year. Volkswagen will announce the price of the highly awaited hatchback. If you are planning  to buy a hatchback, there is every reason for you to wait till the time that happens. The Polo is expected to go on sale in March, 2010.
There isn’t much clarity on which engine options will the car be made available with, however we are expecting a 1.2-litre petrol, and a 1.4 –litre diesel to start with. Both engines may not be very powerful, but make a case for themselves in a market like India. There are talks of bringing in the brilliant 1.2-litre TSI turbo-super chared engine and the 1.6 diesel into the car at a later stage.


The sexy looking hatch built on the Golf platform will be exhibited at the VW pavilion. The Top Gear UK’s Car of the Year is the most technologically the most advanced coupe hatch that VW has ever built.  Powered with the 1.4 TSI petrol and a 2.0 TDI diesel, the car is a hoot to drive, and delightful to look at.


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Passat CC  


The Passat CC is a mainstream saloon with coupe styling. It promises to offer practicality of the Passat with a dash of style. Available with a range of engine including 1.8TSI, 2.0 TSI and 3.6 V6 petrols and a 2.0 TDi in two different states of tune, the Passat CC is also one of the more sporty saloons to drive around. While the chances of the car getting launched in India aren’t very strong, we are sure it has the goods to create a few waves in its segment.



VW will surely display their latest India launch and one of their most successful models ever at the Auto Expo 2010. Launched recently in India the Beetle is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 116PS of power and about 170Nm of torque. The car comes loaded with safety and convenience technology. It’ll be quite an experience to touch and feel the legendary model in real life.

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The Touareg is the biggest VW SUV launched recently in India alongside the Beetle. VW will exhibit the SUV which shares its platform with the Porsche Cayenne at the Auto Expo 2010. The big machine is supremely accomplished and makes light work of carrying five people in supreme luxury through a variety of terrains.



Expect Volkswagen to exhibit the Tiguan at the Expo. The Tiguan is another headache for the Honda CR-V which has been facing enormous pressure from new entrants in the market like the Toyota Fortuner, the Chevrolet captive and the Mitsubishi Outlander. The Tiguan is an internationally acclaimed small SUV which is sure to hit the Indian shores very soon. The Tiguan is the world’s first SUV on the market fitted exclusively with turbocharged TDI and TSI engines. The Tiguan has four powerful TSI engines from 150 PS to 200 PS and the first four-cylinder common rail TDI of the Volkswagen brand generating 103 140 PS  and 170 PS of power.
The 4MOTION permanent four-wheel drive distributes the entire power optimally between the front and rear suspension and the wheels on each axle. The system detects deviations within fractions of a second and compensates these accordingly. The Tiguan is a genuine off-roading machine and will make a tremendously strong case for itself in its segment.

Touran and Caravelle


Touran and Caravelle are VW’s people movers. The company exhibited the vans in the previous Expo as well, but this time, we can expect at least one of them make inroads to India. The Touran is an MPV which almost the size of the Innova. The van is already manufactured in Indonesia and should make its way shortly to India. The Caravelle is a bigger van with a capacity of carrying 12 to 15 people depending on the configuration you choose.

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