Volkswagen launches Polo facelift, price starts at Rs. 4.99 lakhs

New 2014 Volkswagen Polo

German auto maker Volkswagen launched the facelifted Polo in the Indian market. The facelifted 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 Polo receives updates on the outside and inside. But the most important is the new 1.5 TDI diesel engine which replaces the older 1.2 3 cylinder TDI engine. 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.

On the Polo 1.5 TDI, the engine produces 90PS and 230Nm of torque and returns a high mileage of 20.14kpl ARAI-certified. The Polo GT TDI will also be powered by the same diesel engine in a higher state of tune with max power of 105PS and high torque up to 250Nm. The Polo GT TDI returns 19.91kpl ARAI-certified.

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.

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 Polo GT TSI also remains the only hatchback in its segment that features an advanced, high-tech, 7-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission.

The GT TSI, is powered by a four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine which packs 105PS of max power and high torque of 175Nm. The engine is coupled to a 7-speed DSG transmission which not only makes for a memorable driving experience, but also helps deliver high efficiency of 17.21kpl ARAI-certified.

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.

Facelifted Polo GT TSI, Polo GT TDI and Cross Polo will be available in all Volkswagen showrooms across India, from early-September 2014.

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