Volkswagen Halts Sale Of Polo Models In India

NEW DELHI: The Indian unit of German auto maker Volkswagen AG asked its dealers to stop the sale of some models of its hatchback Polo with immediate effect because of technical issues.

“Volkswagen India has confirmed a temporary hold on deliveries of its car line Polo due to a technical reason which is currently under evaluation,” said the company in a statement, without elaborating. “This concerns a limited number of cars out of a specific production period. Volkswagen further confirms that deliveries for the non-impacted Polo range continues as per schedule,” it said.

A letter addressed to Volkswagen dealers, however, asked them to stop the sale of all variants of Polo with immediate effect. “We request, not to deliver any Polo vehicle (all variants) with immediate effect till further notice from VW,” the company said in a directive to its dealers.

Mint has reviewed a copy of the letter, issued, signed by two top Volkswagen executives in India: Ashish Gupta, head of after-sales operations, and Pankaj Sharma, head of sales operations.

If there are technical issues, it is expected that Volkswagen should issue a recall of the affected models soon.

Volkswagen India produced 20,030 units of Polo in the April-August period this year. It had sold 13,827 units in the domestic market and 6,052 were exported.

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Source: PTI