Volkswagen is currently deciding on the name of its upcoming compact sedan based on the Vento for the Indian market. It will most likely be a name of a wind like its other cars.
Some time ago, Volkswagen announced its plan of launching a sub 4-metre sedan in India. It is currently working on the car which is being made specifically for the Indian market to take benefit of the lower excise duty. Based on the Vento, the upcoming sedan is expected to have stellar build quality and attention to finer details. This would help the company in differentiating its offering from the slew of compact sedans in the market. The current challenge which the German car maker is facing is deciding on the name of the car.
In most likelihood, the compact sedan would be named on a wind like all the current offerings of Volkswagen in India. They already have a backup name for the car in case they aren’t able to come up with a good enough name. Bora is the name chosen for the same. Surprisingly, the name has been previously used by Maserati in the year 1971 for one of its sports cars. The Chakan based auto maker is also looking at names of Indian winds to make sure the car connects well with the target audience. It remains to be seen what name does the brand finally come up with.
Powering the upcoming VW compact sedan would be the same engines being used for the Polo as well as the Vento. We can expect to see the 1.5-litre diesel engine in the 90 BHP tune and the 1.6-litre petrol engine in the same tune as the Vento or slightly lower power output. It remains to be seen whether Volkswagen plonks the amazing 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DSG in the car or skips it to keep prices low. Soon, the brand will also be launching the Vento facelift in India which received some minor changes to the exteriors and interiors to make the ageing sedan look a bit fresher. The company will also be launching a few new cars in the upcoming couple of years.
Source – AutocarIndia.com