We had previously written an article which had news about a facelift version of the Volkswagen Polo to be launched in India. Though the news seemed to be ambiguous back then has proven to be true today. Volkswagen has launched its facelift model of the Polo in India. The car was seen testing on the India roads from which we were able to get a rough idea about the changes in the car previously, some of which have been integrated in this new model.
The most important news with this package is a new 1.5litre diesel engine which will be available in two configurations; 89bhp motor and another which is tuned to 104 bhp. However, we will not see any mechanical changes with the petrol variant of the Polo. Petrol versions will still be using the 1.2 liter petrol engines. Both these engines will be paired to a five speed manual transmission.
There are a lot of aesthetic changes to the car which include a completely new front, a single strip of chrome on the grille, a new front bumper which also happens to have a chrome strip near the air vents. The headlights and the tail lights have a different design and they go really well with the facelift design of the car. The tail lights sit on a newly designed bumper. The new Polo will get a set of new alloy wheels which are specially designed and to top it off Volkswagen has introduced orange body color with the other
The interiors have definitely improved the, already good, built quality of the car with piano black elements on a three-spoke steering wheel and a dual tone dashboard. The center console is revamped with silver and black color scheme.
The new Volkswagen facelift Polo will start selling at a price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh. The different variants that Volkswagen will be offering are (all prices Ex-showroom Delhi):
Polo 1.5 TDI: Rs 6.27 lakh to Rs 7.37 lakh,
Polo 1.2 petrol: Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 6.07 lakh,
Polo GT TDI: Rs 7.99 lakh,
Polo GT TSI: Rs 7.99 lakh,
Cross Polo: Rs 7.90 lakh,