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The A0, which premieres next month, will rival the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector and Tata Harrier
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Our Special Correspondent   |   Calcutta   |   Published 12.01.20, 06:42 PM

Volkswagen Passenger Cars India has announced its line-up for Auto Expo 2020 where it will showcase four SUVs — the A0 SUV and the ones based on its electric vehicle platform MEB. The auto expo will be held from February 7 to February 12.

The A0, which makes its world premiere next month, will rival the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector and Tata Harrier.

The German automobile manufacturer has plans to introduce its global line-up of SUV portfolio in the Indian market in different segments.

Steffen Knapp, director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “We understand the rapidly changing preferences of our Indian consumers and in-line with the same, we will introduce one of our biggest SUV offensive portfolio for the Indian shores.

“Always keeping safety at the forefront, the upcoming carlines will re-define their respective segments, addressing the needs of our discerning Indian consumers. “In India, we received tremendous response for our current SUV Volkswagen Tiguan and with our planned portfolio we expect to define it further.”

Launched in 2017, the Tiguan is the German automobile manufacturer’s flagship SUV here with its price starting at Rs 28.14 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available in two variants — Comfortline and Highline.

The Tiguan is powered by a 2-litre TDI engine that makes 143 PS and 340 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a dual shift gearbox).



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