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Old 21st January 2015, 21:05   #3496
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When I asked the dealer he said its a 2015 VIN. Having said that I really do not know if its a 2015 manufactured model as I am yet to get the VIN. After reading the above posts I feel it might be a 2014 manufactured model with 2015 VIN, I think it would go in the RTO books as 2015 model.

However I believe irrespective of the manufacturing year if as per VIN if its a 2015 model you will have to pay the excess in excise duty plus proportionate increase in insurance and road tax. I am not too sure about this. Probably more experienced members can provide more clarity.
Thank you for the reply. Considering the fact that the demand for petrol polos is very less, i think if we book now, we will be receiving only the 2014 manufactured ones.
Any confirmation on your polo's delivery date?
Do update here with any information regarding the year of manufacture.
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Thank you for the reply. Considering the fact that the demand for petrol polos is very less, i think if we book now, we will be receiving only the 2014 manufactured ones.
Any confirmation on your polo's delivery date?
Do update here with any information regarding the year of manufacture.
Regarding the manufacturing year, what is bothering you? is it the increased price or the re-sale value? (otherwise there is no aesthetic of mechanical difference) Please note that as of now volkswagens do not enjoy a very high re sale value anyway.

Also I believe, its no longer true that petrol polos are low on demand. Today I visited the showroom and I could see that majority of new models came in the latest consignment where petrol Polos. As the demand of diesel cars overall has gone down its reflecting on Polos too.

I booked on Jan 1st and they would deliver it this 23rd or 24th. Not sure if I would have time to take delivery on either of these days though.
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Old 22nd January 2015, 03:44   #3498
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Its the 'resale' factor that bothers us. I think in the RTO book, a 2014 manufactured one will be written as a 2014 model only. Doesn't that mean i can only sell it as a 6 year model after five years(2020) even though i have used it only for five years?
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Hi Shankar, Could you please confirm if you had to pay the difference due to increased excise duty?
Sid, I booked mine during December last week and availed some offer they had (like insurance free or 18K cash discount). I didn't pay anything extra as you were asking.

Basically, I booked it in last week of December, and got it registered on 1st Jan. So, now I have a 2015 model polo which is manufactured in Nov 2014, booked in Dec 2014 and registered in Jan 2015. I am not sure whether its is same across manufacturers, but in case of VW, if you verify the VIN code (which is Chassis No in the smart card issued by RTO), 10th letter represents Model. If it is E, then 2014, and if its F then its 2015. In my case its F. 4th letter in the VIN represents month of manufacturing. in my case its L. L means November. 5th and 6th letters together represents year of manufacturing, which is 14 in my case. In the smart card issued by RTO there is field which is called "MFG.DATE". Its printed as '/2014'. Also, "MODEL" is 'VW POLO 1.5 TDI HIGHLINE'. Hence, there is no where in the RC book/Smart card, you would see "Model" as 2015. However, if one decodes the Chassis No, as I described above, one can make out whether is 2014 model or 2015.
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Polo 1.5 TDI is same engine as Vento and rapid 1.5 TDI, anyone tried flashing the stock map from 105 BHP tune? It's available in manual only or DSG option is also there.
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Its the 'resale' factor that bothers us.
Hi, I took delivery of my vehicle. As per VIN decoding it's a 2015 model manufactured in Jan 2015. Hence I had to pay the tax difference but the dealer absorbed quite a bit by various discounts since I had booked it on 1st Jan. Ex show room prices are already increased.
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Hi, I took delivery of my vehicle. As per VIN decoding it's a 2015 model manufactured in Jan 2015. Hence I had to pay the tax difference but the dealer absorbed quite a bit by various discounts since I had booked it on 1st Jan. Ex show room prices are already increased.
Thank you very much for the reply sid. Glad you have got a 2015 made one. Congratulations on your new Polo. Happy motoring.
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Volkswagen Group India launched its first engine plant in the country which will assemble 1.5-litre diesel engines for Polo and Vento as well as for the group arm Skoda's Rapid sedan.

The Rs 240-crore powertrain plant at its Chakan facility spread over 3,500 sq mtrs and can produce 98,000 engines per annum in three shifts, all Bharat Stage III compliant.

Out of the 166 parts the new power train has, 29 are locally sourced.

The plant was inaugurated by the Maharashtra Chief Minister
Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report...chakan-2056077

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My father just took delivery of our polo petrol back home. It's a 2015 model manufactured in jan 2015.
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My father just took delivery of our polo petrol back home. It's a 2015 model manufactured in jan 2015.
Congrats to you and your Dad for the Polo and moreover it being a 2015 model!

Is it GT TSI?
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Congrats to you and your Dad for the Polo and moreover it being a 2015 model!



Is it GT TSI?
Thanks anurag.

No it's not the GT. The GT was out of my dad's budget.
It's the petrol 1.2 highline.

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Thanks anurag sir.

No it's not the GT. The GT was out of my dad's budget.
It's the petrol 1.2 highline.
Oh, great! Awaiting the pictures of the Polo!

A request, please delete the 'Sir'!

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Oh, great! Awaiting the pictures of the Polo!



A request, please delete the 'Sir'!



Thanks.

Request grated

I'm in Bangalore currently so no pictures for now, shall upload once I receive some from dad.
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Hi Friends,

I managed to scratch my grey color polo on the left hand side rear door and the same side running board with a small dent as well. Scarych is kinda ugly and about 2 feet long. Any idea how much VW ASS would charge for the repairing and how they would do it? :(
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Hi Friends,

I managed to scratch my grey color polo on the left hand side rear door and the same side running board with a small dent as well. Scarych is kinda ugly and about 2 feet long. Any idea how much VW ASS would charge for the repairing and how they would do it? :(

For me, denting and respraying rear door and rear quarter, I think was 8,000 in Chennai. I mentioned it in the service dos and don'ts thread. Slight scratches may benefit from just a touch up, but mine was through to the metal. To do the job properly they really have to respray the whole panel. I'm very happy with the result: it looks as good as new.
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