Volkswagen Polo has closed its manufacturing curtains in India and has expressed it in a heartfelt letter drafted by Polo and posted on social media handles. After 12 years of endless acceleration, the time has come to hit the brakes.
The letter speaks about its journey, how it first blinked its headlamps back in 2009 at Volkswagen’s Chakan plant in Pune. It was then surrounded by applause at the Auto Expo 2010 where it made its official debut. Since then it has been on sale for 12 years. It thanked the engineers, authorised dealers, service team and customers for making it India’s “most-loved hatchback”. While departing, it will pass on its legacy to its “SUVW and Sedan siblings”.
To celebrate Polo’s 12 year success, Volkswagen launched a special limited edition of the hatchback named Polo Legend edition earlier this week. The Polo Legend will be the last produced unit of the hatchback from the carmaker’s Chakanfacility near Pune.