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Don't Want To Buy The VW Polo? Lease It Instead!


Prospective buyers can now subscribe to the Polo via Zoomcar’s ZAP subscription plan across select cities

 

  • Volkswagen and Zoomcar are offering the Polo under a subscription plan.
  • Expenses like scheduled maintenance, road tax, insurance and other expenses will be handled by  Volkswagen and Zoomcar.
  • Subscription plans start out at six months and maxes out at three years.
  • Subscription costs range from Rs 22,000 per month for six months to Rs 18,000 per month for three years.
  • Only the base Polo Trendline variant will be available under the subscription plan.

Volkswagen India has announced that it will be partnering with self-drive rental platform Zoomcar to lease its cars to customers. The carmaker will be offering the Polo hatchback via Zoomcar’s ZAP Subscription model which the subscribers will be able to use by paying a monthly subscription fee. 

The benefit of this plan is that expenses like scheduled maintenance, road tax, insurance and other ownership-related expenditures will be taken care of by Volkswagen and Zoomcar during the subscription period. The subscription plans start out at a minimum period of six months and max out at three years. Subscription costs range from Rs 22,000 per month for six months to Rs 18,000 per month for three years. Currently, according to the ZAP website, only the Polo Trendline petrol variant is covered under the initiative. The hatchback is powered by a 1.0-litre engine that produces 76PS and 95Nm of torque. Volkswagen and Zoomcar are yet to confirm whether the Polo GT or the diesel variants are covered under this initiative. 

This initiative could prove useful to users that want to avoid the long-term ownership of a new car. This initiative would also benefit people who frequently change cars or don’t stay in the same city for a long duration. By the usual channel, the Volkswagen Polo is currently sold with two petrol and one diesel engine option with prices ranging between Rs 5.71 lakh and Rs 9.72 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Volkswagen has already handed over 200 Polos to Zoomcar as part of the partnership. According to the company, the reason for this tie-up is that customers are gradually moving towards shared mobility and the carmaker expects India to be leading this format by 2030. They also believe that shared mobility will help in reducing ownership costs on vehicles along with reducing financial overheads. Aside from the Polo, VW is looking to offer other vehicles from its shelves via this subscription platform.

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