car maker Volkswagen has launched a new Polo. The car will be available with
three-cylinder 1.2-litre MPI, four-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre TSI and
all-new four-cylinder 1.5-litre TDI engines. The Polo GT TSI and Polo GT TDI
are also part of the new Polo range, as is the stylish new Cross Polo.
ex-showroom (New Delhi) prices of the new Polo are Rs 4.99 - 6.07 lakh for the
new Polo 1.2 MPI, Rs 6.27 - 7.37 lakh for the Polo 1.5 TDI, Rs 7.90 lakh for
the Cross Polo, Rs 7.99 lakh for the Polo GT TDI and Rs 7.99 lakh for the Polo
GT TSI. These are introductory prices.
the VW Polo is the only premium hatchback in its segment in India, which has a
4-Star NCAP safety rating for adult occupant protection. Also, the Polo GT TSI
remains the only hatchback in its segment that features the high-tech, 7-speed
dual-clutch DSG transmission.
all-new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in the new Volkswagen Polo
1.5 TDI produces around 89 bhp of power and 230Nm of torque. In the new Polo GT
TDI, with a higher state of tune, the engine’s power output goes up to 103.56
bhp, while the torque output goes up to 250Nm. As for the ARAI-certified fuel
efficiency, it is 20.14 kpl for the Polo 1.5 TDI and 19.91kpl for the Polo GT
TDI. The new Polo GT TSI, with its four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged
petrol engine delivers 103.56 bhp of power and a 175Nm of torque.
Polo GT TSI delivers an ARAI-certified 17.21kpl. Changes on the design and styling
front include include a new front grille, new front bumper with integrated fog
lamps and cornering lights, new headlamps, new rear bumper with integrated
license-plate carrier and reflectors, new wheel covers and on the Highline
version, new 15-inch alloy wheels.
car’s revamped interiors boast of new fabrics for seat upholstery, a sportier
steering wheel and silver-painted centre console. Airbags are fitted as
standard equipment on all versions of the new Polo.
Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt.
Ltd. said the Volkswagen Polo has already established itself as a leading
contender in the premium hatchback segment in the Indian car market. With the
new Polo, he said the company hopes to do
Photography: Mohd Nasir