IAB Report - VW India to offer airbags as standard on Polo; Price hike announced

30/01/2014 - 10:48 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

VW India has announced that it will offer airbags for the driver and passenger as part of the standard equipment on all trims levels of the Polo hatchback. This safety feature was earlier available only on the top-end 'Highline' variant of the car.

VW Polo airbag driver side
All variants of the VW Polo get dual front airbags as standard.

Additionally, the mid-level 'Comfortline' variant of the Polo will now feature ABS as part of its standard equipment. Again, ABS was earlier restricted only to the top-end variant.

The German carmaker has also announced a price hike on the Polo and Vento which will come into effect from February 1. The price hike, up to INR 22,700 on the Polo and up to INR 26,800 on the Vento, is to counter increased input costs and the fluctuating exchange rate.

VW Vento Polo side by side
The Polo and Vento have their prices increased by about 2.7 percent.

Arvind Saxena, managing director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd, said -

We are proud to be leading the cause of driver safety, and we believe the introduction of airbags as standard fitment across all variants of the Polo is a major step forward in the context of safety. Once again, this step underlines our commitment to producing better cars – and better-equipped cars – for the discerning Indian consumer.

VW India Announces Price Hike On Polo & Vento - Press Release

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