2014 Volkswagen Polo facelift exteriors sport new front and rear bumper (integrated license plate carrier), reflectors and redesigned headlights, fog lamps, and new grille. It will also be seen with revised tail lamps and various colour options while interiors will see a new audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio controls and a three spoke steering wheel adding to its sportier stance. Its silver painted centre console, seat upholstery, AC vents and climate controls are key to new Polo’s interior makeup. Highline version gets new wheel covers and 15″ wheel alloys.
Competing with both Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, besides soon to be launched Honda Jazz, Tata Bolt and Fiat Punto, the new Volkswagen Polo facelift receives a new 1.5 litre diesel engine. This diesel engine will be capable of 90 PS peak power at 4,200 rpm and 230 Nm torque at 1,500 to 2,500 rpm. Another tune is also on offer, generating 105 PS and 250 Nm torque, but this one will be seen only on GT TDI variant.
The 1.2 litre petrol engine offering higher level of fuel efficiency too will be available in two states of tunes, one of which is capable of 105 PS peak power at 5,000 rpm and 175 Nm torque at 1,500 to 4,100 rpm (only for the GT TSI variant) and the other with 75 PS and 110 Nm torque, which will be seen in the Polo facelift. Polo GT TSI continues to be mated to a 7-speed dual clutch DSG transmission, while the remaining variants will have 5 speed manual transmission.
After Polo, Volskwagen India has promised to launch three more facelifts by the end of August. This will include Cross Polo, Polo GT TSI and Polo GT TDI (with 105 PS and 250 Nm from same 1.5l diesel engine).
Introductory prices for new 2014 Polo vehicle range as on 15th July 2014:
3 cylinder Volkswagen Polo 1.2 MPI Rs 4,99 – Rs 6,07 lakh
4 cylinder Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI Rs 6,27 – Rs 7,37 lakh
Volkswagen Cross Polo Rs 7,90 lakh
Volkswagen Polo GT TDI Rs 7,99 lakh
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI Rs 7,99 lakh
(All prices above are ex showroom Delhi)
New Polo premium hatchback has been awarded a 4 Star NCAP safety rating for adult occupant protection. Fuel efficiency certified by ARAI is as follows:
1.2 MPI petrol : 16.47 kmpl
1.5 TDI diesel : 20.14 kmpl
1.5 TDI Cross Polo : 20.14 kmpl
1.5 GT TDI : 19.91 kml
1.5 GT TSI : 17.21 kmpl
For more info on techspecs, have a look at the image gallery below.
Big thanks to Nehal Verma.
Volkswagen launches the dynamic, exciting new Polo for the Indian market
– New Volkswagen Polo to be available with 1.2-litre MPI, 1.2-litre TSI and all-new 1.5-litre TDI engines
– High-performance new Polo GT TSI and new Polo GT TDI also available soon, will offer outstanding dynamics and driving pleasure. Stylish new Cross Polo also part of the new Polo range
– New Polo 1.5 TDI and Polo 1.2 MPI available at all Volkswagen showrooms across India from 15th July 2014 onwards, ex-showroom(New Delhi)prices start at Rs 4.99lakh
New Delhi, July15,2014: Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, announces the launch of the stylish, technologically accomplished and dynamically exciting new Polo. The only premium hatchback in its segment in India, which has a 4-Star NCAP safety rating for adult occupant protection, the new Polo range is available with three-cylinder 1.2-litre MPI, four-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre TSI and all-new four-cylinder 1.5-litre TDI engines.
The high-performance Polo GT TSI and Polo GT TDI are also part of the new Polo range, as is the stylish new Cross Polo. The new Polo GT TSI and GT TDI offer unmatched driving dynamics, power delivery and handling prowess. In addition, the Polo GT TSI also remains the only hatchback in its segment that features an advanced, high-tech, 7-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission.
The all-new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in the new Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI offers an excellent blend of power and performance, without compromising on fuel economy. As fitted to the new Polo 1.5 TDI, this engine produces 90PS and 230Nm of torque. In the new Polo GT TDI, with a higher state of tune, the engine’s power output goes up to 105PS, while the torque output goes up to 250Nm. And at an ARAI-certified 20.14kpl for the Polo 1.5 TDI and 19.91kpl for the Polo GT TDI, the new 1.5-litre TDI engine’s fuel economy is as impressive as its power delivery!
The new Polo GT TSI, with its four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine packs a 105PS punch, which is backed up by 175Nm of torque. The Polo GT TSI’s super-responsive 7-speed DSG transmission not only makes for a memorable driving experience, but also helps efficiency, which means the car delivers an ARAI-certified 17.21kpl. Seite 2 von 2 Nr. xxx/2014
Design and styling changes on the new Polo include a new front grille, new front bumper with integrated fog lamps and cornering lights, new headlamps, new rear bumper with integrated license-plate carrier and reflectors, new wheel covers and on the Highline version, new 15-inch alloy wheels. The car’s revamped interiors feature new fabrics for seat upholstery, a sportier steering wheel and silver-painted centre console. Airbags are fitted as standard equipment on all versions of the new Polo.
Speaking at the launch of the new Polo, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said “With its best-in-class build quality, outstanding driving dynamics and excellent safety credentials, the Volkswagen Polo has already established itself as a leading contender in the premium hatchback segment in the Indian car market. With the new Polo, we hope to do even better and reach out to an ever-increasing number of discerning car buyers across the country, who demand nothing less than the very best that German engineering has to offer. We invite you to visit your nearest Volkswagen showroom and experience the magic of the new Polo for yourself.”
Ex-showroom (New Delhi) prices are Rs 4.99 – 6.07 lakh for the new Polo 1.2 MPI, Rs 6.27 – 7.37 lakh for the Polo 1.5 TDI, Rs 7.90 lakh for the Cross Polo, Rs 7.99 lakh for the Polo GT TDI and Rs 7.99 lakh for the Polo GT TSI. These are introductory prices.
1) New Polo GT TSI, Polo GT TDI and Cross Polo will be available in all Volkswagen showrooms across India, from early-September 2014
2) For detailed specifications of each version of the new Volkswagen Polo, please refer to the tech specs sheets attached with this press release.