Volkswagen India is all set to launch its first made-for-India car during Auto Expo 2016, scheduled in the first week of February. Ahead of the launch, the company has released a teaser video asking viewers to guess the name of the compact sedan.
The sub-four-metre compact sedan has been linked to production names Ameo and Bora. However, the teaser video does not say anything about the name as well as the car. A report in IndianAutosblog says the German company will reveal the real name of the compact sedan on 20 January (Wednesday).
The car was snapped a couple of times under heavy camouflage in late 2015 and January 2016. The spy shots outline a face similar to the Vento sedan. The rear of the car features a small boot and tail-lamps similar to the Polo hatchback. Though its specifications have not been released yet, VW is expected to continue with the current Polo engines, which include the 1.2-litre MPI and TSI petrol engines and the 1.5-litre diesel unit.
VW India started production of the compact sedan at the beginning of 2016, according to the previous information from the company. VW has invested Rs 720 crore for this new model for India. The investment is being used for development, setting up of new equipment and increasing production of the new compact sedan. This is a part of the Rs 1,500-crore investments announced by Volkswagen India at the beginning of 2014.
The VW compact sedan goes up against the likes of Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent and Ford Aspire once it is launched. The car is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 5-8 lakh.