Volkswagen suspends Polo sale in India

Volkswagen suspends Polo sale in India

Troubled German auto major Volkswagen has asked dealers in India to stop selling Polo, its premium hatchback, till further notice.

It also asked dealers to hold back delivery of already sold cars to buyers. Europe’s biggest car maker said on Wednesday that the delivery of Polo cars were held back due to technical reasons.

“Volkswagen India has confirmed a temporary hold on deliveries of its car-line Polo due to a technical reason which is currently under evaluation,” the company said in a statement to Deccan Herald.

Volkswagen said the temporary hold concerned only a limited number of cars out of a specific production period. It also confirmed that deliveries for the non-impacted Polo range continued as scheduled.

Earlier in the day, Volkswagen had dispatched a letter to dealers asking them not to “physically deliver Polo vehicles with immediate effect till further orders”.

Meanwhile, the government has asked automotive testing agency Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to investigate if Volkswagen has used “defeat device” to cheat emission tests in India. The ARAI has reportedly sought details from Volkswagen on this matter. The German car maker recently admitted to cheating in emission tests in its diesel vehicles.
 

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