The facelifted models will be helpful for the growth of Volkswagen sales.
Volkswagen India is all set to launch the facelift models of Polo and Vento on September 4, 2019. Both the cars get cosmetic changes on the exterior and higher models will possess new shade of alloy wheels.
Several shots of both Volkswagen Polo and Vento facelift has been spied ahead of its launch and the front styling sees more change. For starters at the front, the grille gets an all-black treatment, which though quite subtle but still makes it look sporty. The bumper gets a wider air dam and the fog lamps have been revised to be slimmer and rectangular. This new bumper, in fact, seems to be heavily inspired by the Polo GTi.
The side profile looks more or less the same but the higher trims of both the cars will get new wheel design with a grey finish. It is sad to see that both these cars still misses out on the LED DRLs which is now seen on every car. The rear section will see GTI inspired 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, following with the upcoming safety norms, these cars will see an addition of seat belt reminders, dual-front airbags, rear parking sensors, high-speed alert system and ABS as standard across all variants.
Under the hood, Polo facelift will continue with the 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. The 90 bhp, 1.5L diesel engine will be discontinued within a few months following the BS6 emission norms.
The Vento facelift will similarly get the same 1.6-litre petrol unit and 1.2-lite turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine as standard. All these engines produce 105 bhp for the petrol ones and 110 bhp for the oil burner.
With the upcoming models coming in, the prices for the same will be higher than the on-going models. Currently, Volkswagen Polo is priced at Rs 5.77 lakh for the base trim while the top end comes at Rs 9.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Polo shares its rivalry against the Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and the newly launched Toyota Glanza.
The prices for the Vento starts from Rs 8.69 lakh and the top-end trim will set you back by Rs 14.34 lakh. It competes with the likes of Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna. All prices stated above are respective of ex-showroom, Delhi.