The facelifted Volkswagen Polo hatchback is days away from being launched in India. The facelifted hatchback will make an entry into India on the 15th of July, replacing the pre-facelift model. Engine and variant details of the 2015 Polo have been leaked ahead of the launch.
The car will feature a new 1.5 liter-4 cylinder TDI turbo diesel, which will replace the smaller, 1.2 liter-3 pot TDI motor. The new engine – a downsized version of the 1.6 liter TDI diesel motor – will be available in two states of tune, 89 Bhp-230 Nm and 103 Bhp-250 Nm.
The 1.5 liter TDI engine, in its lower state of tune, will be standard on the regular variants of the Polo, including the Polo Cross model. The engine, in a higher state of tune, will power the GT TDI model of the Polo, which could also gain a DSG dual clutch automatic gearbox in the times to come.
For now though, all diesel variants of the Polo will use 5 speed manual transmissions. The petrol Polos will continue using a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder MPI motor (74 Bhp-110 Nm) on the regular variants as standard fare, while a more powerful 1.2 TSI turbo petrol motor (103 Bhp-175 Nm) will be also be offered as an option.
The GT TSI version of the car will get the 1.2 liter TSI petrol engine mated to a 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The other changes on the Polo include a facelifted front end with new headlamps, front grille, bumper and airdam, and a mildly tweaked rear bumper and new tail lamps.
On the inside, the car gains a new steering and satin inserts for the center console. Two new colours, Blue and Orange, will also make the cut in the 2014 Polo. The Polo Facelift will continue to operate as a premium B+ segment hatchback, with the GT TSI and GT TDI models being pegged at the top of the hatchback line up, as the most expensive hatchbacks in India.