Volkswagen to sell Vento in India from September

Volkswagen to sell Vento in India from September

The new Vento, which has been introduced in 1.6-litre petrol and diesel variants, will hit the Indian roads from September 6, 2010 and will be available through all Volkswagen dealers, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

The much awaited car, which is the company's seventh model in India will be available at prices ranging between Rs 6.99-Rs 9.23 lakh at ex-showroom prices in Delhi.The petrol variant starts from Rs 6.99 lakh while the starting price for the diesel variant is Rs 7.99 lakh, the company added.

"The new Vento is an extension of our commitment towards the Indian consumers of providing the best quality products at competitive prices. Designed for the Indian market, it will be a strong addition to our product portfolio", VW Group Sales India Member of Board Neeraj Garg said.

Vento, which is being rolled out from the company's plant at Chakan in Maharashtra, will give the customers a choice between manual and automatic transmission.The largest European carmaker had unveiled the Vento on July 6, 2010. The company had launched its hatchback Polo in the Indian market at Delhi ex-show room prices ranging between Rs 4.34- Rs 6.70 lakh in February this year.

After Polo, Vento is VW's second car targeting the mass market. It will be positioned at the upper-end of the country's mid-sized sedan segment.The company currently offers compact cars- Beetle and Polo, premium sedans- Phaeton, Passat and Jetta, and sports utility vehicle Touareg in the country.

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