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Old 8th September 2017, 18:10   #1
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Volkswagen has launched 4 new limited-edition cars in India. These include - Polo Anniversary Edition, Ameo Anniversary Edition, Vento ALLSTAR and Polo GT Sport. This festive season, Volkswagen is also celebrating 10 years in the Indian market.

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As part of the month-long celebration, existing and prospective customers will be able to avail special benefits and offers on parts. VW is also offering assured gifts on test drives and bookings.

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The Polo Anniversary Edition gets 15-inch dual-colour Razor alloy wheels, while the Ameo rides on 15-inch Tosa alloys. On the inside, the Ameo gets honeycomb design seat covers and body graphics while the Polo gets black seat covers. The Polo is offered with a choice of two engines - 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine making 74 BHP and 110 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel producing 89 BHP and 230 Nm of torque. The Ameo uses a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol which produces 74 BHP and 110 Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel which makes 109 BHP and 250 Nm of peak torque.

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The Polo GT Sport comes with Burnished 16-inch alloy wheels, a blackened spoiler and roof, GT sport decals on the side and black leather upholstery with GT Sport lettering. It is powered by a 1.2-litre, turbocharged petrol engine which puts out 103 BHP and 175 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre diesel which churns out 109 BHP and 250 Nm of torque. A 7-speed DSG automatic transmission given on the petrol while the diesel gets the 5-speed manual.

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The Vento ALLSTAR comes equipped with Linas alloy wheels, ALLSTAR badges and aluminum pedals. The cabin is finished in black and grey upholstery and it has rear AC vents and a front center armrest. The Vento is powered by a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol with 103 BHP and 175 Nm of torque, a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol producing 103 BHP and 153 Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel which makes 109 BHP and peak torque of 250 Nm.

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Old 8th September 2017, 18:17   #2
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Did see the advert of the 2 anniversary limited editions - Polo & Ameo last week in a leading daily.

But weren't the ALLSTAR and GT Sport already available since quite a while now? I don't think these are "new" as such.
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Volkswagen Das Sonderausgabe Auto. Ja!

VW make great cars but haven't indulged in a facelift, model refresh or even a minor re-styling ever since their entry into India. What they have done instead are mind-boggling amounts of limited editions starting with the Breeze, to now All Star, Anniversary, etc etc.

Can't say that its a complaint, today a VW Polo is the most fully-loaded hatchback in existence as is the Vento Highline Plus in the entry sedan segment and who knows what other addition is in the pipeline next week. Bring the new Polo and Polo based sedan within 2019, VW, I'm sure the sales will take-off after that.

Yes, sonderausgabe = special edition.
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Always happy to see equipment levels and specifications improving, but this limited-edition stuff, not so much.

Honestly, who sees "Limited edition" and runs to the dealer? Anyone? I'm open to be proved wrong.
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Things they could've bought in the Limited edition

- Diesel + DSG on the Polo / GT
- Sunroof on the Vento / Polo

Things they bought to the limited editions

- stickers / decals
- upholstery

YAY! Take my money NOW! [/sarcasm]
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Things they bought to the limited editions

- stickers / decals
- upholstery
That's just the sort of thing limited editions are about. To my eye, these additions, especially to the external paintwork, don't give any improvement, but look like stickons.

Give me plain paint. Looks better, and I have a hunch that it ages and therefore resells better.
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VW's base engine offering, the 1.2 Petrol is exactly the same, since over 8 years now.
Not even a minor update.
In Indian Automotive years, that would be two decades.

Perfect Engines (like the 1.2 K series) don't need to be updated often. However, MSIL is still tweaking them every now and then, to make them better and better. That is one of reasons why they succeed.

What is VW doing?
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VW India was basically given one volume car by its German headquarters to sell here. Thus, they stretched it & added a boot (Vento), added a small boot (Ameo) and the decade-old original is still on sale (Polo). Then, they also broke all previous records by giving it an insane number of engine + gearbox combinations over the years - link (And the Award for the 'Car with most engines & transmissions' goes to....).

We can laugh all we want at these lame 'limited editions', but they do help in moving the metal.

The frequent updates, drivetrain combinations & brand cachet mean VW is able to sell 3,000 - 4,000 copies of what is essentially the same car month after month. That's quite an achievement when you consider their age.

VW desperately needs the next-gen Polo.
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VW India was basically given one volume car by its German headquarters to sell here. Thus, they stretched it & added a boot (Vento), added a small boot (Ameo) and the decade-old original is still on sale (Polo).
They even changed the front end and the badge on the Vento and sold it as a Skoda too.

The combined numbers are not bad considering the age of the platform, and the cars remain relevant today as well thanks to the insane number of updates it has received over the years.

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VW desperately needs the next-gen Polo.
Absolutely!

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VW desperately needs the next-gen Polo.
I think INDIA/INDIANS need the next-gen Polo more GTO.

There is another thread from Volkman10 posted today about VW "Probably" doing away with TDI engines altogether by 2020:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post4267547

So this may just be all the more reason for VW to bring in their world products as they may just have to do with the TSI and Hybrid engines.
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So this may just be all the more reason for VW to bring in their world products as they may just have to do with the TSI and Hybrid engines.
Yes and VW fans can rejoice . India will be getting cars from the MQB platform( though modified and known the 'ECO' platform).

So from 2019 onward expect the crossovers ( T Cross, and the rest of the T's ..) to make its presence felt here.
On the downside the diesels are the biggest question as of now.

Here is the confirmation from VW's Global CEO!

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Would you look at a new vehicle architecture for the Indian market?

It should be based on a cost-wise reduced platform suitable for the Indian cost, but be a part of the existing architecture.
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