Volkswagen recorded some comparatively good sales figures this month. The car giant, contrary to other months, has seen a reasonable increase in sales, especially after the slump that was the Indian car industry’s summer. Volkswagen, as many people know, serves as the parent company to many different, smaller brands. These brands include Skoda, Audi, and many, many more. Refreshingly though, it was great to see that Volkswagens increased success and sales came from innovation and development stemming from their own brand, rather than other badges. To see how they did it, read our article below.
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This summer was a historically bad one for the Indian car industry. It seemed that after the newest central government was elected, that cars weren’t exactly flying off the shelves. Especially scary was continuously seeing headlines that various manufacturers would be temporarily shutting down production plants all across the nation, due to a surplus of supply, and no demand to meet it.
What is Volkswagen Polo?
The Volkswagen Polo is Volkswagen’s entry level car in the Indian market. Understandably, it falls into the premium hatchback segment, competing with the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, and Honda Jazz. This car recently was facelifted in 2019, but was a very minor change, seeing but the slightest changes to the exterior of the car, including some styling choices, as well as the front bumper grille. From the interior, the 2019 Volkswagen Polo is identical, which is not to say it’s a bad thing. The previous Polo already had a stylish interior, with various upmarket features which are still not seen in cars today, such as a touchscreen infotainment system, driver armrest, leather wrapped steering, and more. Safety features are also present, seeing as ABS and EBD come as standard across the range. The facelifted model also includes various quality of life improvements, such as a reverse parking camera, as well as reverse parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, and dimming rear view mirrors. All in all, the Polo has always been a stylish package, wrapped in a sporty hatch, and now, this is even more true.
What is Volkswagen Vento?
The Volkswagen Vento is the C segment sedan for the Indian market from Volkswagen. It is not the entry level sedan, as this was taken up by the Ameo, essentially a Polo with a boot. The Vento is one of the more popular sedans in the Indian market, with it’s competitive pricing, and relative style choices. Additionally, Volkswagen is seen as a strong brand in the Indian market, making this choice even more justifiable. Furthermore, it, much like the Polo, was facelifted for the 2019 model year. The facelift features similar features to the Polo, with a new front bumper, and some new design choices overall. Again, much like the Polo, the interior remains unchanged, which once again, is not the worst thing in the world. All in all it’s no surprise that these cars have done well for Volkswagen in the Indian market.