Volkswagen has launched the 2019 version of the Polo hatchback and Vento sedan in the Indian market. In the international markets, Volkswagen has already launched the all-new Polo, however, the Indian market gets yet another facelifted model. It should be noted that the all-new Polo is expected to be launched in India in the coming years but that will not happen for at least the next two years. The Volkswagen Polo, which is the most affordable car from the brand is now priced at Rs 5.82 lakh, while the Vento sedan is priced at Rs 8.76 lakh.
Both the facelifted version gets a lot of visual updates and the front-end looks quite inspired by the Polo GTI, which is not available in the Indian market anymore. Nonetheless, the Volkswagen Polo and the Volkswagen Vento get a new bumper in the front and there is a new grille too. Specifically, the Vento gets new headlamps with LED DRL, a new set of LED tail lamps, and black trim on the boot lid. The Polo does not gets the new set of headlamps or LED DRL though.
However, the cabin of both the newly launched vehicles – Volkswagen Polo and the Volkswagen Vento get a range of minor updates including new upholstery, a new touchscreen infotainment system, which is now compatible with the Android Auto and the Apple CarPlay. The dashboard has been updated too, which adds a new look to the cabin. The interior is all-black for the Polo, Black and Beige for the Vento. The GT Line variants of the Polo gets fabric seats in GTI colours while the Vento top-spec TSI GT Line variant gets leatherette seats.
Volkswagen has introduced a new variant in the 2019 Polo and Vento. The new variant is called GT Line and offers features like the glossy black roof and black accents all around the car. The GT Line variants also get GT Line side foil, GT Line fender badge, Black ORVMs, and a black rear spoiler. This is to attract the enthusiast fraternity who want a hot-hatch or a hot-sedan. Both Polo and Vento get a new colour, which is called the Sunset Red.
The brand has also introduced the new Volkswagen Connect feature that allows the owners to port between the Volkswagen cars, book service appointments through a smartphone, dealer intimidation in case of engine malfunction and more. The owners will also get the driving behaviour and statistics and will be able to make breakdown calls. The feature will also allow the owners to track the trip, share the location and monitor the fuel cost.
The engine options remain unchanged for the time being. The Polo gets the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine and 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The Vento gets 1.6-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine and the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Both the GT Line petrol variants get the 7-speed DCT transmission. Volkswagen offers a standard warranty of 5 years or 1 lakh km.