VW in India is doing well with its small car Polo and entry level sedan Vento. Recently the company announced the mother of all discounts on their most expensive offering the VW Phaeton. With the launch date of the new Jetta coming closer the company is now offering discounts to clear the stock of the current Jetta.
VW dealers are offering discounts of upto 75,000 ruppees and in some cases even suggesting potential buyers not to wait for the new Jetta. Looking at the competition the Jetta goes head to head with the Chevy Cruze, Skoda Laura and Toyota Corolla Altis. Among these cars the most out dated car on looks is the Jetta so even if the discount is of a healthy sum it does not sound as a great deal. Toyota Corolla Altis facelift which was introduced recently among the four is the most underpowered but is the most fuel efficient plus it carries the Toyota badge, and is thus doing reasonably well.
The new Jetta which is slated to be launched on 17th August is a much more promising car and can change the whole equation as it is a totally revamped product. The Jetta will be powered by a 2.0 liter TDI diesel with 140 hp, 30 more horses than the current diesel unit.
VW is also planning to unveil its highly anticipated small car ‘UP!’ in the next 11 days. The new VW car which will be the smallest model in company’s international lineup is expected to hit the Indian shores as well. The VW UP! will be positioned below the Polo and will be a smaller in size too. The VW UP! is expected to be launched in India in the price bracket of Rs 3.5 – 4 lakhs and will be giving a tough time to the well established Wagon R, i 10 and Beat.