What's new in the upgraded Volkswagen Polo ?

Saturday 16 August 2014, 09:01 AM by

It is often said that owning a Volkswagen is like owning a car for life. The recently launched Polo hatchback has received minor cosmetic tweaks on the exterior, interior and mechanical front. The new Volkswagen Polo has been launched in the country last month at a starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakh whereas the top end version is available for Rs 6.07 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). A new vivid orange color has also been added to the new Polo range.

What's new in the upgraded Volkswagen Polo ?

The new Volkwagen Polo's front fascia sports a revised bumper, redesigned singe slat chrome grille, new fog lamps with chrome finishing, static cornering lights, newly designed alloy wheels and modified head lights sporting reflectors. The petrol variant of facelift Polo continues to be powered with the same 1.2 Litre, three pot, engine that belts out a top power output of 75 PS. A five-speed manual transmission is mated to the petrol motor. Whereas, for the diesel version Volkswagen has introduced a new 1.5-litre diesel power-train, meant to perform as an upgraded replacement for the older engine. The 1.5 litre, four cylinder diesel mill offers varied power and torque output of about 90 PS and 230 Nm of torque and 105 PS and 250 Nm of torque from another respectively.

Except for the introduction of a newer diesel engine, the new Polo hatchback has only received cosmetic upgrades this time around. Minor changes can also be seen in the rear that gets rear reflectors and a bigger enclosure for the rear number plate. Inside the cabin, the auto maker has equipped new 3-spoke steering wheel, silver inserts could be seen on the center console and new font types for the instrument. On the exterior front changes can be seen in the form of reworked bumpers, chrome fog light enclosures, dual slat chrome grille has been replaced the newly designed single slat chrome grille. Overall, the car carries a fresh appeal and yet stands true to the Volkswagen brand image in the country.

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