Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. at the launch of the new Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen has launched the refreshed Polo hatchback with prices starting from Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The 2014 Volkswagen Polo range is available with a choice of three engines: 3-cylinder 1.2-litre MPI, 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre TSI and all-new 4-cylinder 1.5-litre TDI engines.
The all-new diesel motor produces 90 PS and 230 Nm of torque. In the new Polo GT TDI, with a higher state of tune, the engine’s power output goes up to 105 PS, while the torque stands at 250 Nm.
And at an ARAI-certified 20.14 kmpl for the Polo 1.5 TDI and 19.91 kmpl for the Polo GT TDI, the new 1.5-litre TDI engine claims to be furl efficient. The Polo GT TSI, with its 4-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine packs in 105 PS, which is backed up by 175 Nm of torque. The Polo GT TSI’s 7-speed DSG transmission helps improve fuel efficiency, delivering an ARAI-ratified 17.21 kmpl.
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 Volkswagen Polo.
Speaking at the launch of the updated Volkswagen 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.”
Introductory ex-showroom (New Delhi) prices are as follows:
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 MPI - Rs 4.99 - 6.07 lakh
Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI - Rs 6.27 - 7.37 lakh
Volkswagen Cross Polo - Rs 7.90 lakh
Volkswagen Polo GT TDI - Rs 7.99 lakh
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI - Rs 7.99 lakh
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