The updated model will carry the same engine options but we can expect a BS6 compliant petrol engine.
The 2019 Volkswagen Polo and Vento facelift are launching tomorrow and the former has been spied at a dealership nearby. The spied model was TSI, specific to the GT line trim. The launch will be held in Mumbai where the updated prices of both the cars will be announced.
Now, talking about the design changes which has changed with the 2019 Volkswagen facelift is the exterior bits. The car now draws inspiration from the GTI two-door hot hatch and has been spotted in a new cherry red colour.
The changes stick to the honey-comb styled grille up front along with an aggressively looking bumper. The 16-inch alloy wheels now receive grey finish and the hatchback gets tweaked taillights.
The interior details are yet not known but we expect the brand will put on an effort to give a refreshed look to both the models. In addition, more convenience features are expected so they compete with their rivals equally. Also, seat comfort and seat upholstery are expected to be better with the updated models.
Its no doubt that the Volkswagen Polo is the safest car in its segment but we can expect some addition in airbags for the higher trims. Also, the addition of a high-speed alert system will follow too. Other safety features like emergency braking, ABS with EBD, traction control, parking assist, anti-slip regulation, adaptive damper control will follow with the facelifted models too.
Under the hood, both the cars will carry the same set of petrol and diesel engines which will be BS4 compliant but will soon be BS6 compliant in early 2020.
The petrol-powered Polo gets a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor which churns out 75 bhp with a peak torque of 95 Nm and is mated to 5-speed manual transmission. The powerful 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is mated to 7-speed DSG and generates 103 bhp with 173 Nm of torque. This variant only comes with the GT TSI trim.
The 90 bhp, 1.5L diesel engine will be discontinued within a few months following the BS6 emission norms. It produces a torque of 230 Nm. A more powerful GT line diesel engine produces 108 bhp along with a peak torque of 250 Nm. Transmission option for the oil burners include a 5-speed manual gearbox only.
Volkswagen Polo competes with the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hoda Jazz and Toyota Glanza. The prices for the same starts at Rs 5.77 lakh for the base trim and goes all the way up to Rs 9.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).