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Old 20th November 2009, 14:47   #1
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Default VW Beetle bookings open!!

Just received this mail from the VW dealer "DD Autoworld" in Delhi.
Beetle is open for booking. Booking Amount is Rs. 2 Lacs.
The new Touareg and Beetle colour cards are attached below.

Whats your favourite colour??

Edit: Just spoke to DD, they are quoting Rs. 20/- Lacs ex-showroom Delhi!!

Link to the official launch and pictures here (Report & Pics: Volkswagen Beetle and Touareg launch in Mumbai)
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File Type: pdf color Beetle-ws.pdf (56.3 KB, 928 views)
File Type: pdf Volkswagen Touareg colours.pdf (96.9 KB, 737 views)

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Old 20th November 2009, 14:50   #2
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Yes, VW is gonna launch the Beetel @ Rs. 20lacs on 4th Dec and Polo in January 2010 starting from Rs. 4.5lacs.

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Whats the price like?

Salsa Red or Sun Flower yellow on the bug. Anthracite Metallic or the white on the Touareq. Looks like these would be my fav colours.

Thanks Hiren. Me thinks the Beetle still should be able to find some buyers

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20 Lakhs for a car that was the Nano of Europe ? :shocked:
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Gosh! My 18th birthday is long gone... I am pretty much double that age now.
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20 lacs is way too expensive and I think they will have a tough time selling the beetles. But I do not think they really care.

It is the Polo which is the main car here - 4.5 lacs is a good price to start. I hope they keep the top specced diesel variant at around 6 - 6.5 lacs ex showroom.
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Some are getting the name of the car wrong. Its Beetle and not Beetel.
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I disagree when someone says the beetle is the nano of Europe. its not a low cost car, but a full fledged car, albeit small.

The basic beetle with the smallest petrol engine with no extra frills costs €17,300 in Germany (12 lakhs INR) as per VW website. So I think 20 Lakhs is justifiable for a complete export. Is it economically feasible in India, being a small car, is questionable. It would be considered in the range of the FIAT 500, than a common mans small car.

Please also find attached the prices for various model variants for the beetle. Its questionable what all version would be available in India. any clues?
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Wasn't this the people's car?
At 20L, few people will be owning this one!
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The Touareg should be fun to drive with all the torque on tap.

Fiat 500 at 14-15 lacs with a 1.3 MJD and a Beetle at 20 with a 2.0 litre Petrol.

The Spare wheel for the Touareg is a 195/75 R 18, while it is otherwise shod with 255/55 R 18s. The difference comes out to be slightly more than acceptable IMO.

What do you guys think?
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Polo diesel coming with auto option?
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It is the Polo which is the main car here - 4.5 lacs is a good price to start. I hope they keep the top specced diesel variant at around 6 - 6.5 lacs ex showroom.

will be a min 7.5 lac plus for the mid variant.
entry for diesel similar to swift vxi should be around 5 lac plus
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20 Lakhs for a car that was the Nano of Europe ? :shocked:
It seems they are asking customers to pay for the advt they did in TOI.
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It seems they are asking customers to pay for the advt they did in TOI.


End of the day customers pay for everything! Maybe they want Beetle customers to pay to subsidize Polo. But it was always known that Beetle would be a CBU and hence add a zero or two in the end to costs.

Imagine - the cost of spares your may buy you another Nano

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Whats the touareg pricing like?
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