Volkswagen launches new Polo
Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, announces the launch of the stylish, technologically accomplished and dynamically exciting new Polo.
The only premium hatchback in its segment in India, which has a 4-Star NCAP safety rating for adult occupant protection, the new Polo range is 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 high-performance Polo GT TSI and Polo GT TDI are also part of the new Polo range, as is the stylish new Cross Polo. The new Polo GT TSI and GT TDI offer unmatched driving dynamics, power delivery and handling prowess. In addition, the Polo GT TSI also remains the only hatchback in its segment that features an advanced, high-tech, 7-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission.
The all-new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in the new Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI offers an excellent blend of power and performance, without compromising on fuel economy. As fitted to the new Polo 1.5 TDI, this engine produces 90PS and 230Nm of torque. In the new Polo GT TDI, with a higher state of tune, the engine’s power output goes up to 105PS, while the torque output goes up to 250Nm. And at an ARAI-certified 20.14kpl for the Polo 1.5 TDI and 19.91kpl for the Polo GT TDI, the new 1.5-litre TDI engine’s fuel economy is as impressive as its power delivery!
Polo GT TSI, with its four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine packs a 105PS punch, which is backed up by 175Nm of torque. The Polo GT TSI’s super-responsive 7-speed DSG transmission not only makes for a memorable driving experience, but also helps efficiency, which means the car delivers an ARAI-certified 17.21kpl. Seite 2 von 2 Nr. xxx/2014
Design and styling changes on the new Polo 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. The car’s revamped interiors feature 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.
Speaking at the launch of the new Polo, 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.”
Ex-showroom (New Delhi) prices 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.
Volkswagen New Polo Model Specifications
Volkswagen Polo TDI Specifications
- 1.5 Litre TDI Diesel Engine
- Peak power of 90 PS @ 4200 RPM
- Peak Torque of 230 Nm @ 1500-2500 RPM
- VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo Charger)
Volkswagen Polo TSI Specifications
- 1.2 Litre Turbocharged Petrol Engine
- Peak power of 105 PS @ 5000 RPM
- Peak Torque of 175 Nm @ 1500-4100 RPM
- Light weight Aluminum engine with high fuel economy
Volkswagen Polo MPI Specifications
- 1.2 Litre Petrol Engine
- Peak power of Rs. 75 PS @ 5400 RPM
- Peak Torque of 110 Nm @ 3750 RPM
- High fuel economy rating