Volkswagen India has launched the Polo hatchback with a new 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine in the country priced at Rs. 5,41,800 (ex-showroom). The company says the 1.0-litre engine will replace the 1.2-litre MPI unit across its product range.
Power-wise, the new 999 cc, 3-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine produces 75 BHP @ 6,200 rpm and 95 Nm of torque @ 3,000-4,000 rpm (1.2-litre unit developed 74 BHP @ 5,400 rpm and 110 Nm @ 3,750 rpm). Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the Polo 1.0L has an ARAI-certified fuel economy figure of 18.78 KMPL.
However, the Polo diesel continues to be offered with the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 89 BHP @ 4,200 rpm and 230 Nm @ 1,500-2500 rpm. Also the GT TSI uses a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 104 BHP @ 5,000 rpm and 175 Nm @ 1,500-4100 rpm. The GT TDI uses a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel unit that produces 109 BHP @ 4,400 rpm and 250 Nm @ 1,500-2,500 rpm.
Prices of New VW Polo 1.0L hatchback (Ex-showroom Price):
- Trendline – Rs. 5,41,800
- Comfortline – Rs. 6,10,700
- Highline – Rs. 7,01,900
- Highline+ – Rs. 7,24,400
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