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2014 Volkswagen Polo launched at Rs 4.99 lakh

Snapshot: The refreshed Polo gets minor styling updates and an all-new 1.5-litre TDI engine.

Volkswagen India have officially rolled out the facelifted version of the its Polo hatchback in the country today with prices starting at Rs 4.99 lakh for the base petrol variant and Rs 6.27 lakh for the base diesel variant. The company has also launched the GT variants and the Polo Cross along with the standard models with prices starting at Rs 7.99 lakh and Rs 7.90 lakh respectively. (All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.)

The updated Polo hatchback comes with minor styling and feature updates. The big news however, is the new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that products 90PS of max power and 230Nm of peak torque. The new unit is essentially, a downsized version of the Vento’s EA189 1.6 TDI motor. In the Polo GT TDI, the same engine puts out 105PS of max power and 250Nm of torque. The range of petrol variants of the Polo hatchback and the Polo GT TSI will continue to be served by the turbocharged 1.2-litre engine that is rated at 105PS and 175Nm. The Volkswagen Cross Polo will also be powered by the new 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 90PS of max power and 230Nm of peak torque.

The 1.2-litre MPI and 1.5-Litre TDI engines have been mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.2-litre TSI in the Polo GT has been coupled to the 7-Speed DSG automatic gearbox. The GT TDI on the other hand, will continue to be offered with a manual tranny only. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures stand at 20.14 kmpl and 19.91 kmpl for the Polo 1.5 TDI and the Polo GT TDI, while the GT TSI returns a mileage of 17.21 kmpl. 

Cosmetic updates on the new range of Polo includes, a new front grille, new front number with integrated fog lamps and cornering lights, new headlamps, new rear bumper with integrated license-plate carrier and reflectors, new wheels covers and new 15-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the changes are limited to new seat fabrics and upholstery, a sportier steering wheel and silver-painted centre console. Airbags have been fitted as standard on all versions of the new Polo. 

Commenting on the launch of the 2014 Volkswagen Polo, Michael Mayer, director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd said, “With its best-in-class build quality, outstanding driving dynamic and excellent safety credentials, the Volkswagen Polo has already established itself as a leading contender in the premium hatchback segment in the Indian car market. With the new Polo, we hope to do even better and reach out to an ever increasing number of discerning car buyers across the country, who demand nothing less than the very best that German engineering has to offer. We invite you to visit your nearest Volkswagen showroom and experience the magic of the new Polo for yourself.” 

The deliveries of the new Polo will commence from 15th July, whereas as the GT variants and the Cross Polo will start shipping from September 2014. 

Given below is the list of all the variants and the corresponding prices of the 2014 Volkswagen Polo:

- Volkswagen Polo 1.2 MPI - Rs 4.99 lakh

- Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI - Rs 6.27 lakh

- Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.5 TDI - Rs 7.9 lakh

- Volkswagen Polo GT TDI - Rs 7.99 lakh

- Volkswagen Polo GT TSI - Rs 7.99 lakh

(All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.)

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