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Old 26th February 2009, 08:46   #16
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Even I saw it somewhere don't remember but couldn't read it completely since the car was moving.
I saw the word "Depreciation".

It was something like "Depreciation is just one part" or something similar.

And I don't think its a Wagon or Hatch because the rear pic was shown.

May be a new Engine?
You are right. Saw the hoarding in bandra on my way to office this morning.
It shows the rear half of the Jetta with the words Depreciation is just one part. Below it says Coming soon.
I think this is more a sort of finance scheme that VW is coming up rather than a new model
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Finance scheme or maybe a maintenance plan. Can someone find out more details?
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Old 26th February 2009, 10:43   #18
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Finance scheme or maybe a maintenance plan. Can someone find out more details?
Those offers have been advertised for a while. Low interest rate and 3 year maintenance plan free until this month end.

I missed the hoarding this morning, will check it out on my way back from work this evening.

VW can gain success on the Jetta only if they let go of the Laura or position the Jetta differently.
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Old 26th February 2009, 11:56   #19
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somehow i feel VW is giving skoda the step motherly treatment.
They somehow want to reduce the brand value of the skoda and increase its own.
even though jetta and the laura is the same platform they are giving the jetta priority.
Skoda is a part of VW, as is Audi. The brand hierarchy - i.e. price, state of tune, level of equipment etc. is as follows

1. Audi
2. VW
3. Skoda.

All the three brands share the same platforms and other basic building blocks. Skoda and Audi were independent manufacturers that VW bought. VW decided to keep and use all the three brands. Skoda is positioned as a 'mass' brand for fleet sales etc., look at it as a bargain basement Audi/VW with features and equipment to match.

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Old 26th February 2009, 12:03   #20
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if it is the rear side of the jetta, then it cannot be any hatch, maybe a tuned version of the jetta, like a Jetta sports or so?
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maybe VW is preparing a version of Jetta like the Civic E or the Corolla J versions.. stripped down version with Steel wheels etc.. ? for Tourist Taxi Market mainly.
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if they are trying to compete it with linea or honda city, they need to keep the prices competitive.
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Old 26th February 2009, 14:09   #23
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VW must be the biggest non event in Indian Auto inspite of some stupid awards like Best Executice Car of Year whatever it stands for they have failed to make a mark and it is very rare to find them on byuers list of options . Hope they come out of it soon
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I owned a jetta from 99 to 03 when i was in US.. it was the new version that they released in 99 and it became quite a hit. that time i had paid $20K... so about 10L.. that should be the price here too... it was one sweet car. looked quite similar to the skoda octavia.. in almost 4 years i had driven about 75K miles and still looked new when i sold.
would like to own it but for the price :-(
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Whatever the car it will be, but if VW wants to be successful, they have to price it well.

Otherwise like Jetta & Passat it will be a one more failure from them.
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Old 26th February 2009, 15:07   #26
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The advertisement said "Depreciation is just half the story...Full story coming soon"
I have taken a pic of the hoarding.will upload soon.
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i guess it could be the Jetta hybrid
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It could be VW GOLF..which they may be releasing by end of 2009 as per my discussion local VW dealer
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But why would they show half of Jetta if they are going to launch the Golf or Polo? As far as i know the next confirmed launch by VW is the Passat CC.
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can someone please post a picture of the advertisement here?
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