Volkswagen Polo is one of the longest selling Volkswagen cars for the company. After almost 5 generations of selling its hybrids, Volkswagen has now designed a car, which it calls a Cross Polo. Cross Polo is on the lines of original Polo with vital modifications, which make it an ideal car for adventurers as well as tourists. This car is being manufactured in India by Volkswagen’s Indian subsidiary and will soon be exported to Nepal for its official launch.
Volkswagen India is a subsidiary that was started in the year 2007. They have a production site in Chakan in Maharashtra, where the cars are assembled and manufactured for the Indian and neighboring markets. The reports say that Cross Polo is being manufactured in Chakan and then will be shipped to Nepal.
The original Polo was first launched in 1975 and since then many new versions of the car have reached the market. The most recent model was launched in 2009 and was marked as Mark V Polo. It stands on PQ25 platform, which is also used in Audi. It has a 1.5 litre engine, that powers up the vehicle with a 105bhp.
The Cross Polo is similar in terms of engine and platform. But there are some necessary modifications made, that make it a powerful off-road vehicle. The wheels are made of alloy with a diameter of 17 inches. The entire body is 14mm taller than Polo GT. Also the look of the car body is designed such that it gives a rougher look to the car making it perfect for adventurers.
It is said that Cross Polo will make its entry into the market in Nepal by September 2013. Although nothing has been declared officially, but the one of the authorized Volkswagen dealers have confirmed the news.
Cross Polo is estimated to be around 7 lacs on it’s launch. It might also be available in 4 cylinder, diesel engine models having a capacity of 1.5 litres similar to TDI based Polo.