Volkswagen has been present in the market for over a decade and they had launched several products in our market. Many of them were discontinued due to low demand and expensive price tag. One product that has managed to stay in the market is the Volkswagen Polo premium hatchback. Volkswagen kept on making cosmetic and mechanical changes to the hatchback to keep it fresh in the market.
It is currently the entry level model from Volkswagen in India and it is also a popular vehicle among enthusiasts for its modification potential. We have seen several examples of modified Volkswagen Polo hatchbacks in the past and here we have a video of a Polo 1.0 TSI which is stage 1 tuned and many other modifications.
The video has been uploaded by Kochi Machan on his YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks about all the modifications that are done to the SUV and also talks about the driving experience. Unlike many other modified cars, this Polo does not get any wild body kits or wraps. It looks like an everyday car with only subtle cosmetic changes on the outside. The Volkswagen logo at the front has all been blacked out along with other chrome elements on the car. The logo also gets body coloured paint job on it.
The lower part of the bumper gets a small black lip and a side skirt and a gloss black rear bumper diffuser is also installed on this car. It gets an aftermarket roof mounted spoiler, shark fin antenna and LED tail lamps. It may looks like an everyday car but, under the hood a lot has changed. It gets a BMC air filter and the engine gets a stage 1 remapping from Code6 tunings. Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI generates 110 Ps and 175 Nm of peak torque. After Stage 1 mapping, the 1.0 litre, three cylinder, turbo petrol engine in this Polo generates over 130 Bhp and 240 Nm of torque.
Coming to the side profile, the hatchback gets aftermarket alloy wheels from GTR brand. The car now sits lower than stock Polo and that is because it now gets Eibach lowering springs and MTS damper. The lowered springs and the aftermarket alloy wheels completely changed the stance. As we move to the rear, there is one more addition in this car. This Volkswagen Polo is fitted with valvetronic exhaust from Remus which sounds great.
Vlogger then takes it for a spin and the crackling sound from the exhaust can be heard inside the cabin too. It even throws flame but, that is more visible at night only. He mentions that, the suspension is a lot stiffer than the stock version and that improves the handling by a lot. The car is now a lot quicker and the owner mentions that, it has been returning decent fuel economy when driven sanely.
The owner also mentions that he has spent around Rs 2.5 lakh for these modifications. Volkswagen recently introduced the Polo Comfortline trim with automatic transmission. Earlier, it was available with manual only. Lower variant is still offered with a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with manual gearbox.