Bijoy Kumar Y, Consulting editor, India Syndicate
Editor, BS Motoring
It will be an understatement of the new decade if one says that VW has done their homework for India. You don't even need to drive the car to understand that. A glance at the tech specs reveal it all - small capacity petrol and diesel engines that are tuned for economy, feature rich Trendline (basic) trim level, VFM Comfortline and adequate safety kit for the top-end comfort line. And then the prices - who would have thought you, could get a car wearing a VW badge for under Rs 5 lakh? The 1.2 L litre petrol starts at Rs 4.34 lakh while the diesel 1.2 L at Rs 5.32 lakh. To put it perspective, the entry level VW Polo is more affordable than the similar spec Hyundai i20 and is only marginally more expensive than the entry level Suzuki Swift. A mainstream car from Europe's largest car maker at an oriental price tag interests you, right? What is the catch, you ask? As they say driving is believing, so read on.