Volkswagen Polo facelift spied in India: Might get AMT
The all-new Polo was officially revealed about two weeks back. Sales are yet to commence in Europe, or any other country in the world. But, surprisingly the car has landed in India, as it was recently spotted outside Volkswagen India’s plant near Pune.
Changes seen on the new Polo, as compared to the existing one, are new bumpers, LED headlights, chrome line in between the fog lights, more space near the number plate area, and new alloys. On the inside you will see redesigned dashboard, color screen display with infotainment and AC controls. The spy images here, credit to IAB, all these changes are easily noticeable.
Of these, India might get the new 1.4l 3 cylinder diesel as they compete well with what is offered by competitors in India. For petrol, it might be the 1.2 TSI.
Apart from this, MotorBeam reveals that Volkswagen is working on giving their customers the option of Auto Manual Transmission on the Polo and the Vento. Being cheaper than DSG automatic, AMT is also more efficient, and this has caught the attention of car manufacturers in India. After Maruti launched Celerio AMT, Tata announced diesel Zest sedan with AMT and showcased Nano AMT FTRONIC, while Mahindra showcased Quanto AMT at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.