VW India defers launch of MQB-based new Polo, Vento as part of Volkswagen AG’s global plan to halt major investments in order to recover losses attributed to the dieselgate emissions scandal.
Instead of the Global MQB Platform VW is likely to build upon the localized PQ25 platform, which will integrate some of the benefits of MQB the existing . This platform will be called the PQ26 and will underpin the Next Polo and Vento for India.
Volkswagen has started working on enhancing the existing Polo architecture PQ25 — it is internally called VW x26 IN NF or PQ26 — which will spawn out the new Polo, and Vento by 2018-2019 and the company is also exploring a possibility of coming out with a compact SUV on the same platform. These vehicles will get a new-generation turbocharged 1 litre petrol engine called MQ100,