Volkswagen Polo facelift is launched in India for Rs 4.99 lakh. With this new vehicle the automaker had also brought the all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine to the country.
Confirming changes, the new 2014 Polo is done with modifications on front which are subtle and at the same time sophisticated. The front grille gets a single slat instead of three, the air dam receives a flash of chrome but misses out the daytime running LEDs that were found on European-specific model. Headlamps are also tweaked for the new feel.
The rear bumper is redesigned, where the tail lamps also focused to be new. On the other parameters of changes, Polo facelift gets a new orange paint shade as well as new set of alloys.
The changes made inside the cabin starts with an all new three-spoke steering wheel domed in the piano black finishing with buttons winged on both the sides. The two-tone color options and the silver pin striking on the central console complete it all.
As far as the safety is concerned the airbags are made standard on all the models except the base versions.
Power to the Volkswagen Polo facelift is termed to come from a 1.2-litre MPI and 1.2-litre TSI petrol units. On the diesel side, the new motor of VW comes in two states of tune – 89bhp and 104bhp. All the transmissions are transferred to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, and exceptionally 7-speed DSG transmission for GT TSI.
Commenting at the launch of new Polo, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With its best-in-class build quality, outstanding driving dynamics and excellent safety credentials, 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, we hope to do even better and reach out to an ever-increasing number of discerning car buyers across the country, who demand nothing less than the very best that German engineering has to offer. We invite you to visit your nearest Volkswagen showroom and experience the magic of the new Polo for yourself.”
Engine Specifications and Fuel Efficiency of Polo facelift in India:
- 1.5-liter Polo TDI: 90PS / 230Nm / 20.14kpl
- 1.5-liter Polo GT TDI: 105PS / 250Nm / 19.91kpl
- 1.2-litre Polo GT TSI: 105PS / 175Nm / 17.21kpl (7-speed DSG transmission)
- 1.2-litre Polo MPI: 75PS / 110Nm / 16.47kpl
- Cross Polo: Same as 1.5-liter Polo TDI
Volkswagen Polo facelift prices in India (Ex-showroom Delhi):
- Polo 1.2 petrol: Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 6.07 lakh
- Polo 1.5 TDI : Rs 6.27 lakh to Rs 7.37 lakh
- Polo GT TDI: Rs 7.99 lakh
- Polo GT TSI: Rs 7.99 lakh
- Cross Polo: Rs 7.90 lakh