Volkswagen India has launched yet another facelift of the Polo and Vento in India. Both cars are about 10 years old, and continue to be on sale with the same platform. Volkswagen has plans of launching new generation Polo and Vento, but that will take about 2 yeas more.
Volkswagen Polo prices start from Rs 5.82 lakhs, while that of Vento starts from Rs 8.76 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh. Below are the detailed prices of the new Polo and Vento;
2019 Polo – Rs 5.82 lakh to Rs 7.76 lakh
2019 Polo GT – Rs 9.76 lakh
2019 Vento – Rs 8.76 lakh to Rs 13.17 lakh
2019 Vento GT Line – Rs 13.17 lakh
2019 Polo – Rs 7.34 lakh to Rs 9.31 lakh
2019 Polo GT – Rs 9.88 lakh
2019 Vento – Rs 9.58 lakh to Rs 14.5 lakh
2019 Vento GT Line – Rs 14.5 lakh
All prices above are ex-sh.
Volkswagen has provided a minor nip and tuck to help the Polo and Vento look a little updated. Majority of the updates are limited to plastic parts, which are relatively easier to modify. Alloys design is updated. Both cars are highly inspired by the more expensive, more powerful, Polo GTI – which has now been discontinued from India.
The 2019 VW Polo and Vento features new front and rear bumpers, updated LED tail-lamps and an additional black trim on the rear. On the interiors front, Volkswagen has included minor upgrades to the two cars. The upholstery is new and provides a fresh look to the hatchback. Additionally, the touchscreen infotainment has been updated, which like before is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Both cars come with a new variant, called GT Line. VW Polo and Vento GT Line get glossy black roof and other black accents. There is also new colour option, it is called sunset Red. Variants of new Polo and Vento Highline Plus and above, will get the new VW connectivity system as standard. This new system is called Volkswagen Connect.
Engine options are same as before. For Polo, under the hood, there are 3 options on offer. The GT TSI trim gets VW’s 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol motor which churns out 104 PS & 175 Nm of max torque. Other engine options include a 1 litre petrol mill and a 1.5 litre diesel burner (shared with the Vento).
All engines on offer are BS-IV emission norms compliant. BSVI emission norms compliant engines are expected to be brought into the country, closer to the April 2020 deadline, helping the products stay cost-competitive for a longer time. As far as transmission options are concerned, customers can choose between a 5-speed MT and a 7-speed DSG for the TSI trim.
Engine options on the Vento are – a 1.2 litre petrol motor (available with the TSI variant), 1.6 litre petrol mill (available only with MT) and a 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine. On the transmission front, customers can select either a 5-speed MT or a 7-speed DSG gearbox (available on select trims).
At the launch event Volkswagen India has also announced that all their diesel cars will now come with a standard warranty of 5 years / 1 lakh kms. Extended warranty of 1.5 lakh kms / 6 years is also on offer, but at a cost.