Volkswagen has launched special ‘Black and White’ edition of their popular cars – Ameo, Polo and Vento in the Indian market. The special models are available at no extra cost at all the Volkswagen dealerships across the country. They have also introduced the ‘Deep Black’ colour, which was taken off the market sometime back. The Deep Black version is only available with the Polo and Vento.
The ‘Black and White’ edition Ameo, Polo and Vento offer various additional features at no extra cost. The changes are only visual and mechanically, the cars remain identical to the regular version of the models. The additional features include new aggressive body graphics, Black & White leatherette seat covers, a new sporty roof-mounted spoiler, glossy rear spoiler, new 16-inch Portago Alloy wheels, black painted roof, black ORVMs and ‘Black & White’ chrome moniker on the fender. The ‘Black & White’ edition is only available with the select variants of the models. However, Volkswagen has not mentioned the exact variants of the models that will offer the special edition.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said,
“It is our constant endeavour to enhance our product offerings that are in-line with evolving consumer aspirations. The Polo & Vento have been strong contenders within their segments. Adding a dash of style, these enhanced feature offerings further make an attractive value proposition for our discerning customers. In turn, giving them the power of choice within the Volkswagen product portfolio.”
Mechanically, the cars remain unchanged. The Volkswagen Polo is available with a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that develops a maximum power of 76 PS and peak torque of 95 Nm. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a maximum of 18.78 km/l according to ARAI. The diesel variants of the Polo are powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that generates a maximum of 90 PS and 230 Nm of peak torque. Volkswagen also offers Polo GT in the Indian market that gets powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum of 110 PS and 175 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The Polo GT is also available with a diesel engine that generates a maximum of 110 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. It gets a manual transmission only. The GT versions are not available with the ‘Black & White’ package.
The Volkswagen Ameo, which is exclusively developed for the Indian market and is based on the Polo gets powered by the same 1.0-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 75 PS and peak torque of 95 Nm. The petrol version is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel variants get powered by a 1.5-litre engine that generates a maximum of 110 PS and 250 Nm. There is a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission available with the sedan.
The Vento is available with three engine options. There is a 1.6-litre petrol that generates 105 PS – 153 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel that generates 110 PS – 250 Nm and 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol that generates a 105 PS and 175 Nm. Volkswagen offers dual-clutch DSG automatic transmissions as an option with 1.2-litre turbocharged and a 1.6-litre diesel engine of Vento.
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