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Old 19th October 2011, 12:15   #106
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Is there any news regarding this new Polo Diesel 1.5 L ?
There is a definite plan on the launch( dealers are aware), however the million dollar question on the date of launch is unkown.

Guess it would be in first half of 2012!

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Old 19th October 2011, 12:28   #107
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There is a definite plan on the launch( dealers are aware), however the million dollar question on the date of launch is unkown.

Guess it would be in first half of 2012!

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Thanks for the quick response .
Oh well so would the smart Sales executives in the showroom would disclose anything , if I go to them asking for the same .?

Any contacts that you have ?
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Oh well so would the smart Sales executives in the showroom would disclose anything , if I go to them asking for the same .?
Any contacts that you have ?
I quoted the info received from a SE, but they are not aware of the date of launch,etc.


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For me, the biggest negative on the Polo TDi is that 3 pot engine. It is just not done in a premium hatch. And I wonder why VW India is delaying the rumoured 1.5L 4 cylinder Diesel. With Maruti in trouble, I feel VW should up the ante. It is perfect time for stealing market share.

I recall Hormazd making a comment on the Autocar India show about Wolfsburg asking VW India to go slow with new launches, upgrades etc. Wonder whether that's the reason for this delay.

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For me, the biggest negative on the Polo TDi is that 3 pot engine. It is just not done in a premium hatch. And I wonder why VW India is delaying the rumoured 1.5L 4 cylinder Diesel. With Maruti in trouble, I feel VW should up the ante. It is perfect time for stealing market share.
Exactly. In fact everyone should have upped the ante with Maruti in trouble. VW in particular with the Polo, Hyundai with a revamped i20 to sort out existing issues, Toyota with a decently packaged Liva-D and Nissan with a safety-equipped diesel Micra. Sadly, no one has bothered to make inroads and we are still at square one. Even the festive season hasn't had any impact on these car makers. The Swift seems to be the best diesel small car - all factors considered (except boot space).

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I was told by a dealer dude in mumbai that the 1.5 is indeed coming next year. He also mentioned that the GOLF will be launched soon. This will be priced between the vento and the jetta. I asked him if people will pay that much for a hatch and he thinks VW is confident about it.

I have my doubts. It would be much easier to just get the polo gti. Come on vdub. Let us have the gti!
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I was told by a dealer dude in mumbai that the 1.5 is indeed coming next year. He also mentioned that the GOLF will be launched soon. This will be priced between the vento and the jetta. I asked him if people will pay that much for a hatch and he thinks VW is confident about it.

I have my doubts. It would be much easier to just get the polo gti. Come on vdub. Let us have the gti!

Isn't the Golf more expensive than the Jetta internationally?
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Isn't the Golf more expensive than the Jetta internationally?
The base golf starts at about a grand or two less than the jetta in the US.
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The base golf starts at about a grand or two less than the jetta in the US.
Nope, the Golf is about 1k more than the Jetta in the US. I just checked and in the UK the Golf is cheaper than the Jetta. I guess this is because the US/Canadian MK6 Jettas are different from the ones in Europe and India.
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Did anyone enquire what would be the increase in prices once the Polo is launched with the 1.5ltr diesel engine ?

Considering the car would no longer be eligible for excise benefits due to engine capacity will it be a huge increase like 80k to a lakh ?
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Did anyone enquire what would be the increase in prices once the Polo is launched with the 1.5ltr diesel engine ?

Considering the car would no longer be eligible for excise benefits due to engine capacity will it be a huge increase like 80k to a lakh ?
I believe the benefits are for cars with a Petrol engine smaller than 1.2 or a Diesel engine smaller than 1.5. I'm guessing the increase would be around 50--75k?

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I believe the benefits are for cars with a Petrol engine smaller than 1.2 or a Diesel engine smaller than 1.5. I'm guessing the increase would be around 50--75k?
My bad! The law says 'not exceeding 1500cc for diesel engines' so Polo will still get the excise benefits. If its a 75k increase, will take it to 9.5 lakhs in bangalore hope they hike up the prices only by 50k and not more
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Did anyone enquire what would be the increase in prices once the Polo is launched with the 1.5ltr diesel engine ?

Considering the car would no longer be eligible for excise benefits due to engine capacity will it be a huge increase like 80k to a lakh ?
Last time I've heard, the price rise expected was around Rs.35k with deducting all the excise benefits, etc.
VW is delaying the introduction of the 1.5 TDi engine for Polo as there's very specific reason behind that & i.e the Localization programe.
Since Polo, Vento are the cars for masses here, So after localizing their basic components, now VW-India is working on Localization of its engines to reduce their Maintenance, Component & Ownership costs with their easy Spare part availability.
So, expect the Polo 1.5 TDi to be sedately priced from day1 alongwith its lighter on wallet ownership costs.
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Last time I've heard, the price rise expected was around Rs.35k with deducting all the excise benefits, etc.
VW is delaying the introduction of the 1.5 TDi engine for Polo as there's very specific reason behind that & i.e the Localization programe.
Since Polo, Vento are the cars for masses here, So after localizing their basic components, now VW-India is working on Localization of its engines to reduce their Maintenance, Component & Ownership costs with their easy Spare part availability.
So, expect the Polo 1.5 TDi to be sedately priced from day1 alongwith its lighter on wallet ownership costs.
Hey CRTorquefan , is this information obtained from Genuine sources ? some inside news within the company or similar which a prospective buyer can resort to ?

Your reply shall be greatly appreciated .
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Simple question - Is the polo 1.5 tdi finally coming or not ??? & i mean in this lifetime. (i have not gone through the last page of this thread so incase some one has answered already, pardon me for that)
We are desperately in need of a good-looking diesel hatch and nothing comes close to the polo PROVIDED it came with the 1.5 tdi 95hp engine.
So no speculations please, any authentic info on when it might actually make it here ?...i mean is it worth waiting ?
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