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Old 12th July 2010, 17:19   #661
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Thats the reason I called up, confirmed from 2 places, the date is 14th Aug.

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Hi, Spoke to Rayan, he has reconfirmed that the Price launch is 14th Aug, they start the bookings on the same day.




Is it 14th July or August? anilkalvani's update with the mail transcript has the date as 14th July.

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[quote=m_upreti;1978646]Thats the reason I called up, confirmed from 2 places, the date is 14th Aug.


Thanks, thought that could have been a mistake.

Guys, no mention of AUX/USB support for the audio system (the polo doesn't have it). Is it not there or we wouldn't know until the full specs are out?
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Just to corroborate your information: The dealer in Chennai said that the prices would be launched between the 7th and the 14th of August. Deliveries would come in by the end of september. Bookings can begin as soon as the prices are announced or at best week -1 before prices are announced.

However, I guess i would like to read the reviews by GTO and ACI as well as test driver the car myself before buying it. So i think il probably book it in september.
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more pics from my side.
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VW POLO Sedan - "Vento". (Indian Spy Pics added to Pg 1 & Update: Page 19! LAUNCHED)-img_1959.jpg  

VW POLO Sedan - "Vento". (Indian Spy Pics added to Pg 1 & Update: Page 19! LAUNCHED)-img_1961.jpg  

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It looks good, but the rear screams fiesta from this angle. VW Delhi south confirmed august first week price launch and display.
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@AdityaBenz - Great Shots. I agree with SidIndica that it looks like a cross between a Polo and a Fiesta. Lets hope its 1.6 engine makes it a further cross with the Verna!


Any Shots of the interiors and also the exterior from other angles?
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more pics from my side.
Excellent pics, looks classy in the profile, cant wait to see it in flesh (metal ).

Another Dealership added in Mumbai, Global Gallarie, in Thane (into M&M as of now)

[quote=acidkill However, I guess i would like to read the reviews by GTO and ACI as well as test driver the car myself before buying it. So i think il probably book it in september .[/quote]

GTO request you to keep us abrest of the developments in this front.

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have heard the 1.6 tdi, sounds like ace magic

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is there going to be an automatic in this thing at all ? if yes and a bigger engine this is my next car hopefully this diwali then
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What's the response on the VW dealers in Mumbai ? Is Shaman better or the other one in thane?

Shaman did not have the best reputation as a Ford dealer if I remember correctly.

Any idea when the TD cars will be available ?
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I went to check out the VW line up at Shaman VW.
Was not at all impressed by them. As I went on a sunday to check out the Polo, their was quite a big rush.
The first thing that hit me, was the size of the showroom. It is very small!! Also, I did not see any sales people helping prospective customers out. I went and checked out the Passat and Jetta, and even though we were interested in the Passat (had a flexible budget), the lack of interest shown to me, and other customers there had me walk right out, and go over to Shaman's Honda dealership, where even my driver was treated with respect.
Comparing this to other companies such as Toyota during the launch of the Innova, VW has a lot to do to handle the rush the Polo is creating.
I remember that during the Innova launch, the sales people were trying their best to help everyone out, and had even hired a few waiters to walk around and serve water to prospective customers.
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more pics from my side.
How did you get the pics? Have dealerships got the car?
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You are right VW will have to do something about the people perception when they walk into the showroom. Lack of interest / inability to handle the customer rush will lead to many genuine buyers walking out.

Lack of interest by a Hyundai dealership about 8 yrs back in Delhi, put me off Hyundai for ever, even the recent experience when my bro in law a die-hard Hyundai fan brought his i10 was no different in Navi Mumbai, it was as if the dealer was doing a favour by showing around the car.

About VW, I have been able to get some response from Shaman on phone about the price launch & tentative booking dates, however they also lack comeplete information.

I have not been able to reach the Navi Mumbai dealer on the phone.

The latest dealership Global Gallarie also has little information on the complete specs and dates.

The Contact Us link in the VW website dosen't show the submit button after filling all the details.

So it is probably a wait and watch on how they handle the bookings, delivery and A.S.S. which is still an uncharted territory.

I am finding myself increasingly leaning towards the ANHC, but resisting till I do a TD.

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I went to check out the VW line up at Shaman VW.
Was not at all impressed by them. As I went on a sunday to check out the Polo, their was quite a big rush.
The first thing that hit me, was the size of the showroom. It is very small!! Also, I did not see any sales people helping prospective customers out. I went and checked out the Passat and Jetta, and even though we were interested in the Passat (had a flexible budget), the lack of interest shown to me, and other customers there had me walk right out, and go over to Shaman's Honda dealership, where even my driver was treated with respect.
Comparing this to other companies such as Toyota during the launch of the Innova, VW has a lot to do to handle the rush the Polo is creating.
I remember that during the Innova launch, the sales people were trying their best to help everyone out, and had even hired a few waiters to walk around and serve water to prospective customers.

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diwali launch would make more sense than dec launch for sure.
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more pics from my side.
was it near ARAI pune?

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is there going to be an automatic in this thing at all ? if yes and a bigger engine this is my next car hopefully this diwali then
1.6 petrol, 1.6 diesel, 105 ps for both, 25 plus KG-M torque for TDI, 6 speed automatic only in 1.6 petrol

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How did you get the pics? Have dealerships got the car?
its the VW's test car. look at the tailgate for temp red plates

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diwali launch would make more sense than dec launch for sure.
August first week to mid display dates and price launch plus bookings confirmed. Deliveries from October.
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Going by the present information deliveries are likely to start by end Sep/ October.
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