Volkswagen India is all set to pull out itself from diesel cars. However, before pulling itself out, the automaker is trying to ensure peace-of-mind for customers that bring home its diesel cars in the next couple of months. Notably, Volkswagen India has announced standard five-year warranty across diesel vehicles in its volumes segment. Yes, you read it right. The announcement was made at the launch event of the facelifted Polo and Vento models on Wednesday.
However, the automaker will continue to offer a standard four-year warranty on Petrol vehicles in its volumes segment. It is worth mentioning here that the scheme was introduced in January this year. Importantly, Volkswagen India becomes the second manufacturer after Maruti Suzuki to introduce a five-year warranty period for its diesel cars.
On the diesel cars, customers also have the option to extend the warranty period to seven years at an additional cost. On the other hand, the four-year warranty period on petrol cars can be extended to a maximum period of two years with a 4+1 years/100,000 km package, or a 4+2 years/150,000 km package.
Steffen Knapp, Director - Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, "With this new introduction, we also offer our customers a comprehensive after-sales program that ensures a hassle-free experience. Starting January 1, 2019, all Volkswagen carlines offer standardised vehicle warranty of up to 4year/100,000 km, 4-year free roadside assistance (RSA) and three free services to our customers. Further, we also announce a 5-year standard warranty program on the diesel variants of our mass-market carlines that provides a value proposition to our customers in the diesel segment."
Earlier, on the day, Volkswagen India launched refreshed versions of its hatchback Polo and the entry-level sedan Vento. The new cars come with a host of exterior changes and are priced at Rs 5.82 and 8.76 lakh, respectively.