Volkswagen Polo Likely To Get An Upgrade Soon

  • May 15, 2019

The fifth-generation Volkswagen Polo, the crossover hatchback car from the leading German manufacturer, is likely to get an upgrade soon. Spy images of the new car have surfaced online, giving rise to speculations that the vehicle could be due soon. The sixth generation Polo, however, is unlikely to arrive in India before 2022.

The car spotted had both its ends camouflaged. The vehicle’s rear bumper looks strikingly similar to the limited edition Polo GTI which was introduced in India in 2017. Even the taillights look similar to the GTI. The upgraded Polo may get LED headlamps borrowed from the GTI and headlamps with daytime running lights that are already available in the Volkswagen Vento. The Polo’s cabin is also expected to get minor updates.

With the BS-VI emission norms set to be implemented from next April, Volkswagen is likely to upgrade the Polo’s 1.0-litre petrol engine. The upgraded Polo is unlikely to have the 1.5-litre diesel motor to conform to the BS-VI norms. The 1.0-litre petrol motor produces 76PS maximum power and 95Nm peak torque. The naturally-aspirated engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission system. Volkswagen may discontinue the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine of the Polo GT TSI version because the new turbocharged 1.0-litre motor is being locally manufactured in India.

The fifth generation Polo was available with the 1.0-litre TSI engine in Europe. The same engine may be fitted to the Polo GT TSI once the BS-VI emission norms are implemented. The engine has two tunings producing 95PS and 114PS maximum power and 175Nm peak torque. Both manual and direct-shift gearbox (DSG) automatic transmission are offered on the two variants.

The upgraded fifth-generation Volkswagen Polo is expected to command a slight premium over the ex-showroom INR5.71-9.72 lakh price of the current version. Volkswagen is also expected to lend similar cosmetic updates to the Vento.


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