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2014 Volkswagen Polo will be powered by 1.5-litre TDI engine

Snapshot: 2014 Volkswagen Polo is expected to launch by mid 2014 in India with newly developed 1.5-litre TDI engine

The next-generation Volkswagen Polo recently got revealed through a set of pictures, which is due to make its debut around mid-2014 in India. The new Polo is not much changed but subtle revisions to bumpers and lights have changed the car appeal dramatically. Interestingly, above all cosmetic upgrades, the India bound Polo would be launched with new 1.5-litre TDI engine. The new powertrain is the downsized version of company's present 1.6-litre engine that powers the Vento sedan and Polo GT TDI.

The new resized engine is supposed to aid the company in two ways. Firstly, the low rate of excise tax will be levied on the Polo. As according to Indian Government norms, the tax slab changes when engine size goes beyond the capacity of 1.5-litre that makes the chances of it to be priced competitively in its segment. On the other hand, the new 1.5-litre engine will replace the present unimpressive 1.2-litre 3-Cylinder along with the 1.6-litre diesel mill on GT TDI. The company is likely to introduce the new power plant in two different set of tunes of 89 BHP and 104 BHP. The mighty version would power the Polo GT TDI while the primary version will serve their duty on other standard variants.

The 2014 Volkswagen Polo boast of new front grille, bumper and headlights that are now equipped with daytime running LED. However, the changes to the rear are only new crystal taillights but interior are subtly upgraded with new instrument console, steering wheel and slight changes to the other elements. The new Polo will play rivalry with the likes of Hyundai i20 in the Indian market. Volkswagen has also been developing its compact SUV, Taigun, for the developing markets which company has been showcasing at the ongoing 2014 Auto Expo India.

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