‘India is strange’, for some of the people, and this weekend we too had experienced it truly. A left-hand drive VW Polo Bi Fuel was seen testing in India, specifically at Lonavala in Maharashtra.
Looking at the image, the LHD stickers are placed on both the rear bumpers, and as per IndianAutosBlog the ‘BI FUEL’ tag is also slapped on the boot lid.
Hopefully it is not enough; tail lights seen borrowed from the European specific Polo model. A circular type of reflector present in the tail light cluster tells the differentiation, where in India we get the one which is done with horizontal reflector.
Meanwhile, the exact reason is not known for this car doing test rounds here, but our mentor for the particular news article (i.e. IAB) says the Germans maybe testing it in India for a routine check that they perform with every model in markets where they hold presence. It is to get the variations in outputs by dwelling metals on different climatic conditions and the respective fuel of different regions. For another possibility, Volkswagen was said to launch the CNG version of Polo and Vento last year, which this test mule may pose as an alternative to boost the present generation sales for carmaker if launched in production specific avatar. No proper guesses can be made by us on this topic, lest we continue to do the research work and would post the updates whenever it will hit us back on the bay.
Well lastly, the BI FUEL Polo is powered by a 1.6-liter engine producing 82PS of power and 145Nm of torque, claiming a combined fuel efficiency of 7.6l/100km (13.15km/l) and CO2 emissions of 123g/km.
Image Courtesy: IAB.