VW to ramp up Polo production

Volkswagen India said it will ramp up the output of its latest offering, compact car Polo in India to clear order backlog, which has now crossed 5,700 units within two months of launch.

Volkswagen rolled out the Polo hatchback, priced between Rs. 4.34 and Rs 6.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), in March. It has sold 1,599 units so far, out of a total booking of 7,300 cars. Currently it has a waiting period of up to four months.

“We are gradually ramping up production, but not rapidly as, we do not want to compromise on the quality. About 50 per cent of the components are localised, so we have to be very careful while increasing the output,” Volkswagen Group Sales India Board Member Neeraj Garg told.

Volkswagen has recently unveiled the new 1.2TDI 3 cylinder engine which will have an power out of 74 Ps. The Diesel Polo will be launched in May and this could only increase the waiting period if the car further.

Unveiled at the Auto Expo in January, Polo is pitted against Maruti Suzuki’s Swift and Ritz, Hyundai’s i10 and i20, and Honda’s Jazz.

Source: ET