Now that we have first drive experience of new Fiat Punto EVO 90 HP Sport diesel variant and 2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI diesel Highline trim, we write here a detailed comparison review; lets enjoy the tight match between an Italian and a German.
A right hand drive Polo Highline diesel is the 4,00,000th car rolling out form the Volkswagen plant in Pune, India. German automakers Volkswagen’s fully owned Indian subsidiary have crossed this major milestone in just 5 years after the plant commenced production in March 2009.
New Volkswagen Polo was launched on 15th July 2014, with new diesel engine and updated cosmetics on both inside and outside. On keener investigation, we see changes in dimensions as well. Lets get to it one by one in our first drive review here.
Volkswagen launched facelift version of Polo premium hatchback just yesterday, to update styling cues and replace 1.2 litre 3 cylinder and 1.6 litre 4 cylinder diesel engines with new 1.5 litre mill. Both petrol and diesel versions of new Polo have three variants each, just like earlier offer. They are Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Lets take a look at what each trim has to offer.
In more premium hatchback space, we have limited contenders, Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift and Hyundai i10. As all of them are pretty outdated, respective companies had started working on facelifts and next generation upgrades. Out of which Volkswagen Polo facelift has rushed ahead to launch today.
Sporting a brand new design inspired by its European counterpart, new Volkswagen Polo was launched today in India for a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakhs. 2014 Polo facelift is available in both petrol and diesel engines promising better fuel efficiency.
A keen competitor to Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, (and yet to be launched cars like) Honda Jazz, Tata Bolt and Fiat Punto, the 2014 Volkswagen Polo Facelift gears up for launch. VW Polo is expected to be priced at INR 5-8 lakhs, ex-Showroom Delhi.
India is set to get the new Polo hatchback on 15th July. First unveiled earlier this year, Polo facelift for India will come with an option of both petrol and diesel engine. What has caused excitement, is the edition of a new 1.5l diesel engine, which replaces the older 1.6l mill.