VW Polo 1.5 Liter expected to raise the bar in hatchback segment this year

Saturday 10 May 2014, 08:11 AM by

The Polo hatchback from the German car-maker Volkswagen has been a popular choice amongst the local population right from its inception days. Design-wise the hatchback never featured a bold and aggressive stance, in-fact the car was sleek and sporty, true to its Volkswagen image. The face-lifted version of the Polo hatchback was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show. In recent time, the diesel version of the hatchback has also been caught testing on Indian roads. As per a latest update, the new Polo hatchback shall be launched in the Indian market sometime early in the second half of this year.

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VW Polo 1.5 Liter expected to raise the bar in hatchback segment this year

Apart from cosmetic upgrades the upcoming hatchback shall receive some technical upgrades too. The new Volkswagen Polo has been stated to be faster and more exciting than its ancestors. To begin with the car shall be powered by 1.5-litre TDI four cylinder diesel engine. The engine is expected to replace the existing 1.6 Liter engine version and 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder engine. The new engine shall be mated to 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Moreover, the engine is blessed with variable-geometry turbo (VGT) technology that churns out a decent 104 Bhp of power. The new 1.5 Liter engine shall be manufactured at the company's local manufacturing plant, thereby it is anticipated that the prices may well be kept under check.

Interiors seem to be quite similar to the existing version. On the front fascia, the hatchback has received a redesigned front grill. The front bumper features chrome highlight that flows smoothly across the bumper. The smoked headlamps looks like ones featuring in the international version of the Polo hatchback. At the rear, the hatchback looks more or less like the existing version except for the reflectors that have been tweaked with a lower positioning. Volkswagen has not spoken about the pricing or exact technical details on the upcoming hatchback, a detailed report may be received only post an official launch made by the company. The powerful 1.5 liter engine in a hatchback may generate quite a lot of buyer interest around the vehicle and post its launch it is expected to strongly compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback.

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