Volkswagen Polo was launched in 2010 in India and since then Polo has been a decent seller for the company with its solid build quality, good driving dynamics and high quality interiors being major selling points of the car. However, over the last few months, the Polo’s sales have slumped by a large margin. Now the company is planning to give its Polo hatch a mid-cycle refresh, until the next generation model is launched in 2014.
According to our sources, the updated Polo is expected to hit our market very soon before this festive season. And changes to the Volkswagen Polo will include black inserts on its headlamps, new music system head-unit with USB and Bluetooth connectivity and set on new alloys. The Polo Highline will get steering mounted audio controls as well. Volkswagen will also bring an automatic gearbox in the Polo petrol, details of which are still not known.
Also we can expect the Skoda to follow up with similar changes to the Fabia.
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Hyundai India has launched its all-new Elantra saloon with four diesel and three petrol variants. It is priced at Rs 12.91 lakh for the base diesel variant to Rs 15.85 lakh for the top-end diesel variant. While the base petrol variant starts at 12.51 lakh and goes up to Rs 14.85 lakh (both ex-showroom price, Delhi). At this price, the Elantra is expected to give a tough fight to its rivals and it is possible that it could sweep the market to its side as its priced very competitively.
The fifth generation Elantra comes with the family fluidic design language and will make you remember its siblings Sonata and Verna. It looks awesome from all angles and has great road presence. It features big head lights and tail lamps with lots of flowing lines and curves all over the body. The top-end variants feature front fog lamps, turn indicators integrated into the outside rear-view mirrors and sixteen inch alloy wheels.
The fluidic theme also continues inside with flowing design for the central console. You have a digital clock on the top, and then the dash integrated music system and then the dual-zone climate control HVAC system. It also gets two-tone upholstery, ventilated and powered seats, heated mirrors, audio controls for the rear passengers, cruise control, follow me home headlamps and hill-start assist for the top-end variant.
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When it comes to safety, Elantra is way ahead in comparison to other cars in its class. The top-model (SX) of New Hyundai Elantra features ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), Six SRS Airbags and Hill Hold Control.
Under the hood, the new Hyundai Elantra is powered by both petrol and diesel. The petrol engine has displacement of 1797cc and generates maximum power of 148 bhp with maximum torque of 180 nm. The diesel engine has displacement of 1582cc and generates maximum power of 127 bhp with maximum torque of 265 nm.
Both the petrol and diesel variants will feature 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission. The new Elantra has an ARAI-rated, class-best, 22.7kpl for the 1.6-litre diesel engine, while the 1.8-litre petrol gives 16.3kpl. Meanwhile, Hyundai dealers have already received about 800 bookings of the Elantra Fluidic.
Prices of new Hyundai Elantra (Ex-showroom price, Delhi) -
Hyundai Elantra petrol variant
1.8 S MT is priced at Rs. 12.51 lakh
1.8 SX MT is priced at Rs. 13.74 lakh
1.8 SX AT is priced at Rs. 14.74 lakh
Hyundai Elantra Diesel variant
1.6 S Base MT is priced at Rs. 12.91 lakh
1.6 S MT is priced at Rs. 13.64 lakh
1.6 S SX MT is priced at Rs. 14.85 lakh
1.6 S SX AT is priced at Rs. 15.85 lakh
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