Manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Nissan have already launched subscription services for their vehicles. Now, Volkswagen has also introduced subscription services for some of its vehicles. The subscription service is available for the Polo, Vento and the T-Roc. Volkswagen has partnered up with Orix to offer the subscription service. It will be available through 30 dealerships located in Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.
As of now, the subscription service is not available with the Tiguan AllSpace. Volkswagen has also not disclosed if you will be able to take the service for the upcoming Taigun mid-size SUV. The Taigun is going to launch on 23rd September.
The service will be available for tenures of 24, 36 or 48 months. Customers will get an option to return or upgrade their vehicle at the end of the tenure. The customers will get a white number plate car. The rents start at Rs 16,500 for the Polo, Rs 27,000 for the Vento and Rs 59,000 for the T-Roc. This cost includes maintenance, insurance and 100 percent financing. The insurance will also be supported by Orix.
Ashish Gupta, brand director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “Car subscription is gaining popularity, especially amongst the urban young middle class, looking for a convenient ownership experience. Catering to the needs of this customer segment, we are pleased to extend our partnership with ORIX, and enhance our leasing and subscription platform, which will focus on providing accessibility and peace of mind ownership experience to our prospective customers.”
Volkswagen to soon launch Taigun
The German manufacturer will soon be launching the Taigun in the Indian market. It is a mid-size SUV that will sit below the T-Roc. It will compete against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and Skoda Kushaq. Because of its pricing, the higher variants of the Taigun will also go against the Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the Mahindra XUV700. We have already driven the Taigun and you can read our full review by clicking here.
The Taigun will share its underpinning with the Skoda Kushaq. So, it will also be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform. The wheelbase of the Taigun will measure 2,651 mm which is one of the best in the segment. Having said that some of the competitors are larger than the Taigun. For instance, Hyundai Creta is longer, taller and wider than the Taigun. But still, the Taigun is one of the best looking mid-size SUVs in the segment.
The engines will also be the same as the Kushaq. So, there will be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI petrol engine and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI petrol engine. The 1.0 TSI puts out 115 PS of max power and 178 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The 1.5 TSI is a lot more powerful and enthusiasts will definitely love it. The engine produces 150 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.