Volkswagen is a German company, and everyone knows how superior the German made cars are. In India, Volkswagen started operating with the banner of Volkswagen India Pvt. Limited since 2007 and they are selling a pretty good number of these cars ever since. The sales isn’t based on imports, rather they have a manufacturing plant at Pune Chakan, Maharashtra. Apparently, this plant has enough resources to produce 200 thousand Volkswagen vehicles per annum. People love Volkswagen cars in India, both the locally manufactured and imported ones and we have sorted out 10 Volkswagen cars in India 2016 for you.
10. Volkswagen Polo GT
The Volkswagen Polo GT is a small hatchback, but that doesn’t stop the car from being extra strong and rigid. For Indian terrains, Volkswagen GT is very capable. It comes with a 1.5L TDI engine, with 4 cylinders and in-line fuel injection technology. The actual displacement is 1498 cc and it produces up to 104bhp. Both petrol and diesel variants are available, and the mileage varies between 17-20 kmpl. Price: Rs. 963,108.
9. Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Tiguan has already been shown off at the Auto Expo last February. There has been several changes to the interior and exterior of this vehicle. Features like front assist, park assist, city emergency braking, and lane assist etc. has been added. It has a 2.0L TDI engine in both petrol and diesel variants, the standard version offers 147bhp maximum power. The manual variant would come in 6-speed variant. Price: Rs. 25 lac onwards.
8. Volkswagen Passat GTE
Volkswagen Passat GTE is a premium luxury sedan, targeted towards senior company executives and family commuting. The expected Indian market launch of the Volkswagen Passat GTE is around January 2017; however it has still created a lot of hype. The engine is 1.4L four cylinder petrol engine with maximum power 164bhp, and the mileage would be around 16 kmpl in city. Price: Rs. 20 lacs onwards.
7. Volkswagen Taigun
Not to be confused with the Volkswagen Tiguan, because the Taigun is a different vehicle. It’s an SUV and the market launch would happen during the last quarter of 2016; although it was showcased in the 2016 Auto Expo. This seven seat SUV is probably going to launch in the 2.0L engine variant in both petrol and diesel fuels. The diesel standard edition offers 148bhp maximum power. Price: Rs. 9 lacs onwards.
6. Volkswagen Polo GTI
There’s already a Polo GT in the market, but the Polo GTI is an upcoming Volkswagen model for the Indian market. It’s the sports variant of the Polo GT, with a 1.8 liter petrol engine and tuned to offer 0-100 kmph in a straight 7 seconds time. Apparently, the Indian market variant will have 7-speed DSG variant. Visuals remain almost similar, with slight hints of facelifts. Price: Rs. 18 lac onwards.
5. Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle happened to be a very popular vehicle title during the initial days of motorcar industry, and a lot people actually bought the first few generations of Beetle without hesitation. The latest version kind of keeps the older beetle-insect like look, but improved the internals like a 1395cc engine with 148bhp maximum power, 7-speed automatic DSG transmission etc. Rated combined mileage is 18kmpl for the Beetle. Price: Rs. 32 lac onwards.
4. Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Jetta 2015 is the currently distributed version in Indian market, it’s only a facelift and not a new generation. However, with 6 variants currently in sales, the market outreach is happening at a greater pace for the Jetta in India. There are petrol and diesel variants of this vehicle, and the standard engine is 1968cc with 138bhp maximum power output. The rated mileage for Jetta is 15-19 kmpl. Price: Rs. 16 lacs onwards.
3. Volkswagen Ameo
The Volkswagen Ameo is a small and compact sedan in the Indian market, its 1.2L MPI engine would certainly make the Ameo stand against a lot of its competitors. Ameo comes only in petrol variants in the Indian market, and manual transmission. Mileage: 18 kmpl. Price: Rs. 5 lacs onwards.
2. Volkswagen Vento
Inexpensive, yet powerful. The Volkswagen Vento comes with a 1598CC TSI engine and the maximum power output on this vehicle is 104bhp. The mileage varies between 16-22 kmpl in city and highway. Price: Rs. 8.5 lac onwards.
1. Volkswagen Polo
Apparently, the variants of Polo are the most popular Volkswagen vehicles in India. The 1.2L MPI engine comes with 3-cylinder and in-line fuel injection technology. The engine is 1498cc with 89bhp maximum power output. Rated mileage on this vehicle is 17-20kmpl. Price: Rs. 5.9 lacs onwards.
These prices are quoted from Mumbai ex-showrooms. Price might vary across states.