The 6th generation Volkswagen Polo is yet to reach the Indian shores, but Volkswagen India has replaced the 1.2L petrol engine in the existing Polo with a new 1.0L unit. Prices remain the same with the Polo Trendline starting at Rs 5,41,800, ex-showroom.
The 1.0-litre 3-cylinder MPI petrol produces 75 hp (56 kW) and 95 Nm of torque. This small engine is being offered in the new generation Polo in several international markets including Brazil. The 5-speed manual transmission has been retained. The previous 1.2L unit produced a horsepower less, but a strong torque of 110 Nm.
VW has traded-in the bigger engine for better efficiency. The new 1.0L offers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.78 km/l.
The new engine will be available across all petrol variants of the Polo.
Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “Delivering on our promise of continued product introduction and innovation, we are pleased to introduce the Polo in an all-new 1.0 L MPI engine. We are known for our performance and unmatched safety and with this new introduction; we further enhance our brand proposition, providing a diverse portfolio to India’s distinctive car-buyer, with multiple engine options that best suits their requirements.”
The top-spec Polo Highline and Highline Plus comes equipped with a touchscreen infotainment, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Voice Command, MirrorLink, ambient lighting and so on. ABS, dual front airbags are offered as standard across all trims.
The 1.2L MPI engine across the Volkswagen product offering in India will be replaced by the new 1.0L MPI engine, the company said, suggesting that the Ameo compact sedan too will be offered with the new smaller engine.
Checkout the gallery of the 6th generation Volkswagen Polo.