Polo and Vento steer Volkwagen India towards greater success
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Volkswagen continues to stay among the numbers as it sold 6,185 vehicles last month, a growth of 244 percent over 1,796 vehicles sold in May 2010. Back in May 2010, the company was surprised with the emotions and reactions of India to the Polo, the first affordable German car. The Vento wasn't born then, and older Passat was a forgotten car playing second fiddle in the VW Group to Skoda' elegant Superb.
The Polo and the Vento have been the backbone for the brand' consistent growth in the last one year with a total of 5,889 units sold in May 2011. Based on the spyshots aired by Motorbeam, we concluded that the Polo's receiving feature upgrade, and the 1.4-liter Polo sedan sold in South Africa can also be expected in India.
If these two variants join the local lineup, chances are that more numbers will be recorded. The cheaper Vento is almost certain to draw more inquiries. VW also manages to sell 184 units of the Passat BlueMotion which was a regular feature during the IPL cricket games, doing a world of good to its popularity.
With the introduction of models like the new Touareg and new Jetta, the numbers are surely heading north for VW in 2011.