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Volkswagen keen to bring the Golf GTI to India

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Dec 26, 2016, 1:39 pm IST
Updated : Dec 26, 2016, 1:39 pm IST

The Golf has been the backbone of the German carmaker and is one of its top-dealers around the world.

Volkswagen Golf GTI
 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen whetted the hunger of the hot bring forth purchaser in India with the dispatch of the hot three-entryway Polo GTI a month ago.

The Polo GTI's enormous sibling, the Golf GTI, keeps on sidestepping us. However, that may be going to change as the carmaker has indicated that it could get the Golf GTI to India as the nation's hot bring forth advertise develops.

“There are more GTIs in the Volkswagen family, so something else might come in 2018 or 2019. We are looking at the Golf GTI. There's always a point of time where the Golf makes an inroad into a market, but it’s never at the very first moment. But there is a point where the Golf will make an inroad into the Indian market,” Michael Mayer, director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.

The Golf has been the backbone of the German carmaker and is one of its top-dealers around the world.

In any case, given that the incubate sits over the Polo and will probably be excessively costly for India in standard appearance, getting the GTI form would improve recommendation.

Based on the company’s latest MQB architecture, the newly updated Golf GTI is powered by an EA 288 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged petrol motor putting out 230hp and is equipped with a newly developed seven-speed DSG.

Volkswagen is wanting to dispatch the Tiguan SUV in India right on time next year. It's the main SUV from the VW Group to be founded on the new MQB stage, and is probably going to be valued around Rs.30 lakh.

The Skoda vRS is powered by the same 2.0 TSI engine as the Golf GTI with an identical power figure of 230hp. In fact, in the UK, both the earlier versions of the Skoda vRS and the Golf GTI are closely priced.

It is intriguing to perceive how Volkswagen positions the Golf GTI in India as the Indian market ordinarily incline towards an execution car over the hot bring forth for a similar measure of cash.

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