Volkswagen India plans to launch a sedan, or a car with a boot, based on its Polo platform in India.
The company is also studying the possibility of setting up dedicated assembly lines for its Passat, Jetta and Touareg models, the Hindustan Times said.
“Passat, Jetta and Touareg would be obvious candidates for a dedicated assembly lines whenever numbers justify an assembly line,” Volkswagen Passenger Cars India chief Neeraj Garg said.
Passat and Jetta are sedans, while the Touareg is a large Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). The Touareg is currently sold only as a direct import, which means the buyer has to import it through VW India.
The company will launch the sedan based on the Polo platform in the second half 2010. While the engine specifications or the price has not been finalised, the company would be launching it as a ‘mass-market car’, Garg said.
The automaker is ramping up dealerships in India. It has 25 outlets now but plans expansion to 40 by the end of this year.