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Old 7th January 2010, 16:45   #136
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VW has not even annouced the exact launch date. And there are no ex-showroom prices leaked. All is speculative right now.
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Anyone got to know OTR prices of these polo models?
Well I heard one of the VW executive directors saying that the POLO will compete in the premium Hatch segment that is we can assume that the prices will be some where in 5 lacs + segment.

If the pricing is on the higher side then I don't foresee huge volumes as the swift
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VW Polo's clearance seems o.k like our Marutis 165 and 170 range. What about the Fuel Economy? Any body has some idea on this.
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Somehow I still dont seem to take this vehicle seriously, the looks are too old school to attract a buyer, I am guessing the VW would be seeing the fate of Fiat with thier Palio venture..
I recall such a good car, got boots just because contemporary guys thought it was a 800 look-a-like vehicle for a higher price.
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Well I for one think that the new Polo design is typically German, muscular, under stated and perfect proportions something that VW is know for. Surely no way are they going to price it anywhere close to what Swift sells for. Even if it was priced near or above the i20 it should do well considering how well the i20 is doing.

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Well I for one think that the new Polo design is typically German, muscular, under stated and perfect proportions something that VW is know for. Surely no way are they going to price it anywhere close to what Swift sells for. Even if it was priced near or above the i20 it should do well considering how well the i20 is doing.
i20 sells partly because of the Hyundai brand in India. For an average Indian Hyundai is a trusted brand compared to VW (atleast in the hatch market). I don't think the car will do well if it is priced above i20. Even Jazz under Honda badge isn't doing great due to it's pricing. Fabia didn't do well either. Skoda service accentuated the effect but service was not the only factor for Fabia not selling in huge numbers (there are too many people still out there who don't know about service issues with Skoda but not go for Fabia)

Besides, the understated German looks are great for us car lovers. We will have to wait to see how the public responds.

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i20 is a perfect hatch in India. Diesel, fully loaded and value for money. There are handful of manufacturers I see challenging or even eclipsing i20 - TATA, GM or Suzuki.
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zaks,
VW has not even annouced the exact launch date. And there are no ex-showroom prices leaked. All is speculative right now.
Hi Dipen,

Below are the estimated costs.

Source: Motoroids

Launch: March 2010

Expected Price:

1.2 Petrol - 6.15 lakh Onwards
1.2 Diesel - 6.65 lakh Onwards
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Somehow I still dont seem to take this vehicle seriously, the looks are too old school to attract a buyer, I am guessing the VW would be seeing the fate of Fiat with thier Palio venture..
I recall such a good car, got boots just because contemporary guys thought it was a 800 look-a-like vehicle for a higher price.
If Polo is not a looker, the what about Swift, Dzire, Ritz?

Polo looks elegant with proportionate design.There will be good number of people who will like it.
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I really don't understand the logic of bringing a hatch in B+ segment with an underpowered engine and call it a Premium Hatch! The only thing Premium in most of these cars is the Price!

Most of these cars are built to perform with more powerful engines. But in India, most manufactures bring smaller sized engines, enjoy tax exemption and milk poor customers who think more cost = better vehicle.
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Expected Price:

1.2 Petrol - 6.15 lakh Onwards
1.2 Diesel - 6.65 lakh Onwards
At those prices I seriously doubt the Polo's success. The asking price is too much for the features it offers.
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Hi Dipen,

Below are the estimated costs.

Source: Motoroids

Launch: March 2010

Expected Price:

1.2 Petrol - 6.15 lakh Onwards
1.2 Diesel - 6.65 lakh Onwards
If true, Polo is DOA - dead on arrival.
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Hi Dipen,

Below are the estimated costs.

Source: Motoroids

Launch: March 2010

Expected Price:

1.2 Petrol - 6.15 lakh Onwards
1.2 Diesel - 6.65 lakh Onwards
Well, at this price, its almost 2Lacs above Swift and 1.3L above i20!

Polo looks, IMO, are quite graceful. It seems like a good executive grade premium hatch and VW is trying to price it accordingly. Nothing appalling in the looks and interior department, a step forward from the old Zen I would say.

But it was obvious that VW was going to charge a premium for its brand and I am sure it will find quite a few takers even if this price range is accurate. If priced 50k or so less, it will be a hit.
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If Polo is not a looker, the what about Swift, Dzire, Ritz?

Polo looks elegant with proportionate design.There will be good number of people who will like it.
Yes Polo has a elegant design, but it resembles the outgoing Hyundai getz
which is a 5 year old design.

Dzire and Ritz are really an eyesore but Swift is a very good looking car even after 5 years. It still hasn't aged.
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Hi Dipen,

Below are the estimated costs.

Source: Motoroids

Launch: March 2010

Expected Price:

1.2 Petrol - 6.15 lakh Onwards
1.2 Diesel - 6.65 lakh Onwards
I barely trust thesein the air speculative pricing. These are not worth even a pinch of salt.
I assume onwards means ex-showroom (which is always Ex-Delhi)
6.15 ex-Delhi for the base model translates to 8.5-9 laks on road in Banglore, Mumbai for the top end models. At this price, Jazz would sound VFM.

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At those prices I seriously doubt the Polo's success. The asking price is too much for the features it offers.
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If true, Polo is DOA - dead on arrival.
Dead before arrival

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Well, at this price, its almost 2Lacs above Swift and 1.3L above i20!
Technically, the Polo cant be priced above i20. It cant hold a candle above it.
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Polo looks, IMO, are quite graceful. It seems like a good executive grade premium hatch and VW is trying to price it accordingly. Nothing appalling in the looks and interior department, a step forward from the old Zen I would say.

But it was obvious that VW was going to charge a premium for its brand and I am sure it will find quite a few takers even if this price range is accurate. If priced 50k or so less, it will be a hit.
No doubt that the Polo is elegant on the outside, I still feel the first Indian Palio is more proportionate and beatiful from the sides and rear.

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