Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th October 2015, 15:56   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 66
Thanked: 120 Times
Default VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

http://http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/news/passenger-vehicle/cars/volkswagen-directs-dealers-not-to-sell-popular-hatchback-polo-in-india/articleshow/49257010.cms

Volkswagen directs dealers not to sell popular hatchback Polo in India
Attached Images
 
subhro1988 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:07   #2
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 162
Thanked: 113 Times
Default VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo !!

VW has asked its dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo to customers. What is strange is the fact that it is not related to the global emission scandal.

More details are awaited.

Link to the article
vivekz is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:09   #3
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Meerut
Posts: 381
Thanked: 220 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vivekz View Post
VW has asked its dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo to customers. What is strange is the fact that it is not related to the global emission scandal.

More details are awaited.

Link to the article
The article is not opening. Can you post an excerpt from the article. Seems to have been taken down.
ToyotaFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:13   #4
BHPian
 
amvj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: TN > MH > KA
Posts: 104
Thanked: 71 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

I am able to access it but unable to copy paste.

I can also see a letter photo posted in the site. It is just a one liner post. Quite strange, a one liner post from VW to the dealers
Attached Thumbnails
VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue-pololetter.jpg  


Last edited by amvj : 7th October 2015 at 16:16. Reason: uploading the photo
amvj is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:15   #5
BHPian
 
shreyascashyap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Namma BengaLuru
Posts: 72
Thanked: 417 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

Incase the link didn't open for you, here is the excerpt from ET:

Quote:
"Volkswagen India, on Wednesday directed its dealers not to sell any Polo, its popular hatchback model in the market with immediate effect.

In a letter addressed to its dealers, Volkswagen has directed them not to "physically deliver" any Polo vehicle.

"We request, not to physically deliver any Polo vehicle (all variants) with immediate effect till further notice from VW," the dealers were told.

The letter was signed by two Senior Volkswagen officials - Ashish Gupta, Head of After Sales - Operations and Pankaj Sharma, Head of Sales Operations, to their dealer partners. ET has reviewed the letter.

When ET sought a reaction from VW officials in India, they confirmed the development but said a detailed statement will be shared later in the evening.
Regards,
Shreyas

Last edited by Gannu_1 : 7th October 2015 at 16:32.
shreyascashyap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:25   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 426
Thanked: 330 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

This is indeed news. Why would they do it and that too in such a terse and looks in an urgent manner. If it is the engine issue then why stop Petrol models of Polo and also why not diesel Ventos and Jettas

Waiting for the details

Last edited by Mohan Mathew A : 7th October 2015 at 16:36.
Mohan Mathew A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:41   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
tanwaramit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dilwalon ki Dilli
Posts: 1,886
Thanked: 334 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

I don't remember any manufacturer doing such an abrupt stoppage of delivery of their car.

Are the dealers booking the car (for those interested who are walking in the showroom) ?

Seems something bigger with Emissions which Polo would have failed.

Waiting to more info on the reason.
tanwaramit is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:52   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 2,273
Thanked: 1,338 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

Very intriguing. What can be the reason if it is not linked to the emissions scandal?

Why stop the petrol ones? Is it the DQ250 DSG gearbox issue that they are worried about now?

It could be that ARAI has informed VW that they are withdrawing type approval / homologation approval for the Polo for various reasons. A detailed statement will shortly be released I am sure.
itwasntme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:57   #9
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: KL
Posts: 4,680
Thanked: 3,508 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

My friend took delivery of a red Polo GT TDI just yesterday! Now we are both very curious as to what could be the reason!

If the delivery got delayed by one day probably it would have been a long delay?
Sankar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 16:59   #10
Distinguished - BHPian
 
dhanushs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bathery/BLR
Posts: 3,446
Thanked: 4,055 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

Here's the ET link:

Quote:
When ET sought a reaction from VW officials in India, they confirmed the development but said a detailed statement will be shared later in the evening.

However, VW clarified that it had nothing to do with the recent controversy surrounding VW over a software that was capable of cheating emission tests. A VW official said the EA189 engine which is installed in a large number of Volkswagen vehicles in the country along with the software that has caused so much problem for the European giant in developed markets is not a reason for the directive to the dealers.
I somehow have a weird feeling about this news source.

Last edited by dhanushs : 7th October 2015 at 17:00.
dhanushs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 17:09   #11
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 62
Thanked: 107 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

This also seems some mischief to me -- no car manufacturer would issue a stop delivery notice to all the dealers without proper media briefing.

Has anyone confirmed this with any of the dealers ?
execve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 17:16   #12
BHPian
 
arjab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MAA/CCU
Posts: 647
Thanked: 1,199 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

Got a chance to speak to a gent in VW. This " sales restraining" order has nothing to do with the EA189 emissions issue.
It is probably due to some potential faulty part / misfit of part during assembly that is the cause for this.
Apparently the company will issue a formal press release soon to clear all doubts.
arjab is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 17:17   #13
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 426
Thanked: 330 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
Very intriguing. What can be the reason if it is not linked to the emissions scandal?

Why stop the petrol ones? Is it the DQ250 DSG gearbox issue that they are worried about now?

It could be that ARAI has informed VW that they are withdrawing type approval / homologation approval for the Polo for various reasons. A detailed statement will shortly be released I am sure.
Withdrawing type approval is a possibility but then again why Petrol. Maybe ARAI found something suspicious in petrols too. Really intriguing.
I hope VW comes out with the reason clearly and openly soon, before this speculation gets out of hand. Under the current circumstances i don't blame people (myself included) for suspecting the worse

Last edited by Mohan Mathew A : 7th October 2015 at 17:25.
Mohan Mathew A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 17:23   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madras
Posts: 1,128
Thanked: 746 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

Does this have anything to do with the Polo with updated features? I remember very recently they did add Cruise control, turn indicators, cooled glovebox as features. Only Polo was updated, none of the other models were.
narayans80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2015, 17:37   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 2,306
Thanked: 2,713 Times
Default re: VW directs dealers to stop physical delivery of Polo! EDIT: It's a handbrake issue

I think it would be better to wait for a valid reason for this news, rather than jump to conclusions and give potential VW buyers or existing owners heartburn.

Like a fellow member reported above, it can be a coincidence that some other issue cropped up at this time and they stopped delivery until fixed or cleared up.
tharian is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Delhi Transport Dept tells Dealers to stop "Handling Charges" SCAM. EDIT: Telangana and Kerala too tanwaramit The Indian Car Scene 345 15th November 2017 20:30
Physical harrasment on women in public Swiftron Shifting gears 57 2nd November 2010 19:58
Indica Vista Anniversary Edition - Delivery Tomorrow (Edit: Delivery taken) Baburajs Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 98 26th October 2009 09:54
TATA Safari GX Delivery period/should I chuck it? (EDIT: Now post delivery issues!) vivek.singh.73 The Indian Car Scene 108 27th July 2009 22:09


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:22.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks