Volkswagen diesel engines to make a comeback in premium cars.
With Volkswagen’s India 2.0 project, the German carmaker is investing €1 billion (Rs. 8000 crores) in the Indian market. Under this, they plan to expand their presence in Tier 3 and 4 cities along with introducing new bigger cars.
In this BS6 transition period, Volkswagen decided to go petrol-only across their entire fleet of cars and discontinued diesel engines in India. Moving forward, VW is considering to re-introduce diesels in the country.
With their future plans being focused on SUVs, there will be a good demand for diesel engine option in the premium segment. However, smaller cars still won’t get a diesel engine since the cost of exhaust after-treatment systems gets quite expensive.
Since VW is present in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities, customers don’t have high running and end up buying petrol cars. So those of you who are waiting for a TDI badge on the Polo and Vento, you need to settle for a petrol powertrain.
For now Volkswagen is developing the India-spec Taigun based on the MQB A0 IN platform along with a new Vento replacement, both of these will be launched in 2021.
The German carmaker is expanding their presence in the Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities. They are also testing Euro 6 2.0-litre diesel engine on Indian soil for future launches.
Volkswagen Diesel Cars
– Volkswagen to re-introduce diesel engines with India 2.0 project
– Currently testing Euro 6 diesel in India
– Small cars will continue to get petrol engines only
Source – AutocarIndia.com