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Old 21st August 2014, 17:53   #1816
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[*]Although VW has received significant excise benefits (from 27% to 8%) from the engine downsizing, they have not passed on a single penny to the customer of the GT TDI, seems unfair to me![/list]
The on road price list for both GT TSI and GT TDI is lower than last year's on road price here in bangalore. The GT TSI was 9.95L and GT TDI was 10.05L I think last year.

Now both are 9.8L on road.

They haven't passed the benefit but somehow on road price is lower and don't forget there are some upgrades vs the older car to justify not passing the hikes.
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I spoke to a few dealers and all of them except the guys in Saket/Mohan Co-op area are quoting delivery in 3rd week of September, the dealer mentioned above is quoting November end.

Per all dealers the alloys will be different from the previous release. This statement though was quickly followed by the disclaimer "can't say for sure till stocks come in." Stocks are expected in early September.

BTW, in case it is of interest there is a white GT Tsi available off the shelf from the dealer in GT Karnal road. It is a July 2014 manufactured vehicle.



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But, what perplexes me is keeping the older alloys
rather than the new ones.

Also, any idea on the expected launch date of the TSi, and the bookings backlog?
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Old 21st August 2014, 18:43   #1818
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I spoke to a few dealers and all of them except the guys in Saket/Mohan Co-op area are quoting delivery in 3rd week of September, the dealer mentioned above is quoting November end.

Per all dealers the alloys will be different from the previous release. This statement though was quickly followed by the disclaimer "can't say for sure till stocks come in." Stocks are expected in early September.

BTW, in case it is of interest there is a white GT Tsi available off the shelf from the dealer in GT Karnal road. It is a July 2014 manufactured vehicle.
I had visited the Saket dealership yesterday to enquire about the status of my booking. turns out the SA who had booked my car has quit and the SA who is now handling my booking shared that they have the info that the manufacturing of the cars has begun, and the deliveries shall commence from September. when I asked about the number of bookings, he mentioned that they now had 26 bookings, so that would be the reason that they are now quoting deliveries in November.

He also said that they have not received any info about the car yet from VW. I plan to knock at their door every week now and pester them to deliver mine in the first batch they receive
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I too was given a similar no. by these guys, the rest quoted a wait list between 6 - 10 cars. You might want to make an additional booking elsewhere and simply cancel the one with the longer delivery of the two.

Another thing the SA who has the white available just texted is that thus far there is no indication of the Carbon Steel replacing the Black.

I hope they bring in Reflex Silver.

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when I asked about the number of bookings, he mentioned that they now had 26 bookings, so that would be the reason that they are now quoting deliveries in November.

He also said that they have not received any info about the car yet from VW. I plan to knock at their door every week now and pester them to deliver mine in the first batch they receive
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Which color do you think will suit best on the GT twins?Just spoke to someone from Volkswagen group Sales India Pvt Ltd and got to know that the GTs are coming in 3 colors: Carbon Steel, Candy White and Flash Red.
I prefer the old Pepper Grey to Carbon Steel. Wish that was available for the new GT. Among the three listed, I would go with Candy White and will make the roof Gloss Black.

VW should really give different colour choices for the GT. A Black would be lovely, now that its is not available in other variants.
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I too was given a similar no. by these guys, the rest quoted a wait list between 6 - 10 cars. You might want to make an additional booking elsewhere and simply cancel the one with the longer delivery of the two.

Another thing the SA who has the white available just texted is that thus far there is no indication of the Carbon Steel replacing the Black.

I hope they bring in Reflex Silver.
Thanks for the info bro, but I booked mine 5 days after after the launch of the facelift, so I expect to be in the front of the queue, and the SA did mention that the major chunk of the bookings have been received in the past 10-15 days. so, I should be safe. but, VW dealers are notorious in helping people jump the queue. So, one needs to watch out.

On the colour options, my SA also mentioned that black will be discontinued. But, I anyway wanted a red, so no loss for me. BTW, when I was looking around, there was a black GT TSI (pre facelift) available with the VW showroom on sohna road and one with VW chandigarh. both of them refused to give discounts, so I thought better to wait for the facelifted car and get it in the colour I want (read as the one high command wants )
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Just FYI: Saw a pre-owned 2014 Polo GT TSI listed for sale at Shaman Auto Mumbai used cars. Anyone interested can pick it up and get immediate delivery.

Wonder why anyone would sell it so soon though.

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Just FYI: Saw a pre-owned 2014 Polo GT TSI listed for sale at Shaman Auto Mumbai used cars. Anyone interested can pick it up and get immediate delivery.

Wonder why anyone would sell it so soon though.

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I saw that listing too, but imo the price quoted is just not worth it. 1 lakh less for a used car that has undergone a facelift is not enough for me.
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I prefer the old Pepper Grey to Carbon Steel. Wish that was available for the new GT. Among the three listed, I would go with Candy White and will make the roof Gloss Black.

VW should really give different colour choices for the GT. A Black would be lovely, now that its is not available in other variants.
I was in two minds about carbon steel before I saw it in the flesh, it actually looks better. Pepper grey can look dull if not washed regularly and in "dirty" weather like what Bangalore has.

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Just saw the new updated gt tsi at the vw dealership in bangalore. Nice black interiors with the same upholstery as before. The added on black spoiler seems unnecessary. Would have liked to see the updated meters but it's not there.

The blaupunkt Philadelphia seems like a good option to put in the polo, but the dealers are not taking back the standard head unit. Is there a market for these head units?

Same alloys as before ... Nice

Considering ... As I am looking for an automatic city car to supplement my sedans. Any advice?
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Just saw the new updated gt tsi at the vw dealership in bangalore. Nice black interiors with the same upholstery as before.
Hi,

Which dealership in Bangalore did you see the car?

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They had one in red at the VW palace cross dealership.
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Just saw the new updated gt tsi at the vw dealership in bangalore. Nice black interiors with the same upholstery as before. The added on black spoiler seems unnecessary. Would have liked to see the updated meters but it's not there.

The blaupunkt Philadelphia seems like a good option to put in the polo, but the dealers are not taking back the standard head unit. Is there a market for these head units?

Same alloys as before ... Nice

Considering ... As I am looking for an automatic city car to supplement my sedans. Any advice?
I still have my OEM head unit with me. Someone had suggested that it is possible to sell in sp road for 3-4k. Not tried it though.

On buying the tsi, if your sedans take care of most of your needs and the purpose of the AT is basic city use, gt tsi may be an overkill. On the other hand, based on feedback here, once you experience the gt tsi, the other cars may end up sitting in the garage
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I am considering the GT for the same reason, the AT box. Have decided to sell my sedan, am simply tired of pressing the clutch through the mess on the roads. Wish they had the two door version available or better still the Golf.

BTW, did the guys at the showroom confirm the colour palette? Here in Dilli people are still stuck with Red, White & Black. The New version will reach Dilli only by September, so a confirmation on the carbon steel will be appreciated.



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Just saw the new updated gt tsi at the vw dealership in bangalore. Nice black interiors with the same upholstery as before. The added on black spoiler seems unnecessary. Would have liked to see the updated meters but it's not there.

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Considering ... As I am looking for an automatic city car to supplement my sedans. Any advice?
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Colors are red white and the new dark grey
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