Mexico boasts of being the largest export market for Volkswagen India and hence gets a special attention from the German brand. In an effort to reach more customers in the country, Volkswagen launched their premium hatchback, Polo, for a price of Rs 8.58 lakh. Already exporting the Vento to the Mexican markets, the car will be produced the VW's Pune plant.
For the Mexican market, the Polo will get only one trim level which comes packed with 15-inch alloy wheels, ABS, dual front airbags, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, foglights and an integrated music system capable of playing FM/CD/MP3/AUX-in/Bluetooth. On the exteriors, the car will get only minor makeover, as compared to the Indian model. The headlights will get a dual barrel arrangement, with the exclusion of the chrome strips from the foglight area. The alloys and the headlights are like the previous generation Polo of India.
Under the hood, the car will get a 1.6 litre four-cylinder petrol engine which can produce a maximum of 105 hp, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 1.6 litre petrol engine is the same one, which got discontinued from Indian markets, due to lack of sales.
Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi, President and MD, Volkswagen Pune Plant and Chief Representative, Volkswagen Group India commented, "With successful entry in Mexico last year with our Vento, we set an example of world class quality being manufactured in India. With further expansion into the Polo segment, we have reiterated the fact that we are able to manufacture top products through our Indian operations."
The manual variant of the Polo will come at 189,700 Pesos (Rs 8.58 lakh), while the automatic variant will be sold at 208,300 Pesos (Rs 9.42 lakh).