Monday, January 28, 2013
By Pawan Rana
Volkswagen Polo and Vento prices go upto 2.27 percent
The Indian unit of the leading German auto giant Volkswagen has raised the price of its flagship model s in the Indian market including hatchbacks Volkswagen Polo and sedan Volkswagen Vento. With the immediate effect, both of these models are now dearer by up to Rs 2.27 percent. The Polo Highline, one of most popular variants of Polo, will now be expensive by around Rs 22,500.Justifying the latest price hike, the company has said that it has added a few new features in both of these cars, covering the increased price significantly. The new features added in the Polo hatchbacks include a new music system, new AC etc. The RCD 310 music system of the Polo highline variant is now replaced with a new RCD 320 music system that comes loaded with new functions such as SD card reader, Aux-in, which were not there in the previous Polo Highline variant.
The earlier AC system has been replaced by Climatronic Auto AC, borrowed from its sibling Vento. The similar features have been incorporated in the Vento highline model. However, the Climatronic Auto AC was already available as a standard feature in Vento range, so on a name of new feature you only get a new RCD 320 music system, hardly justifying the latest price hike.
It is to be mentioned here that both Polo and Vento are the biggest contributors in the company’s sales in the country. Last year, the cumulative sales of both Polo and Vento stood at 62,500 in the Indian market. While Polo is giving a tough fight to the competitors like Maruti Swift and Ford Figo, the Vento sedan is taking on with the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti SX4 and Ford Fiesta.