Volkswagen Polo has been on sale in the Indian market for over a decade now. There has not been any change to the vehicle since it was first introduced. There have been some new cosmetic changes in terms of new bumpers and paint schemes but that is all. Now, Volkswagen has introduced another cosmetic change to the Polo. It is a new matte colour known as Polo Matt Edition. The hatchback is now finished in Matte Grey colour which gives a very stealthy look to the Polo.
Here is a walkaround video of the Polo Matt Edition. The video shows us how the hatchback will look like in the real life. The video has been recorded and uploaded by Bunny Punia on his YouTube channel. The Matt Edition of the Polo is expected to get launched during the festive season of India. So, it should be here around October. The Matt Edition will only be available with the turbocharged petrol engine of the Polo.
The video starts by showing around the front of the Polo Matt Edition. It gets the same hexagonal grille and air dam. The grille gets a chrome slat that is flanked by the halogen headlamps. At the side, there are 16-inch alloy wheels finished in Gunmetal Grey with the same 195-section tyres. The door handles The window belt line is also finished in black just like the regular Polo GT TSI. At the rear, you get a roof spoiler finished in piano black. The badging of GT and TSI at the rear still comes in chrome.
For the interior, the surround around the infotainment system comes with a piano black finish. It still comes with the silver surround around the AC vents, automatic climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system.
Volkswagen also launched a Turbo Edition of the Polo last month. It was based on the Comfortline variant of the hatchback. The changes were only cosmetic as well as mechanical. The Turbo Edition came with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI petrol engine that produces 108 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 175 Nm. It is only offered with a manual gearbox if you get the turbo edition variant. The new variant is priced at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Volkswagen will also be launching the Taigun mid-size SUV in the Indian market. The SUV was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. The SUV will be based on the MQB A0 IN which is developed for India to increase the localization level. This is the same platform that the Skoda Kushaq is using. The Taigun will also be using the same engine options as the Kushaq.
So, there will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI petrol engine that will produce 115 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 175 Nm. There will also be a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that will produce 150 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 250 Nm. Both the engines will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The 1.0-litre will come with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox whereas the 1.5-litre will come with a 7-speed DCT gearbox.