The Polo Facelift was launched last month, with 1.2 liter MPI petrol and 1.5 liter TDI turbo diesel engines. Back then, other variants such as the Cross Polo, Polo GT TSI and GT TDI were not announced at the launch of the facelifted Polo even though Volkswagen India had definite plans to launch facelifted versions of the GT twins and the Cross Polo a few weeks down the line. Now though, deliveries of the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and the Cross Polo Hatchback facelifts have commenced in India. However, the facelifted GT TDI is yet to be made available to customers in India.
Coming to the changes on the facelifted Polo GT TSI and Cross Polo variants are minor and are similar to those seen on the Polo MPI and TDI models. New headlamps, a reprofiled bumper up front, a prominent chrome strip on the front bumper, reflectors on the rear bumper and tweaked tail lamps are the major visual changes. The GT TSI also gets gloss black finish on the wing mirrors and the hatch lid spoiler. In terms of interiors, both the GT TSI and Cross Polo variants get a center console with a silver finish and a flat bottomed steering wheel.
Also, both cars make do with a sporty, all-black finish for the interiors with black seat fabric and contrast white stitching. While the Cross Polo gets new alloy wheels, the GT TSI retains alloy wheel design of the pre-facelift model. In terms of engines and transmissions, the Cross Polo Facelift uses the newly introduced 1.5 liter-4 cylinder TDI turbo diesel engine in 89 Bhp-230 Nm state of tune while the GT TSI Facelift carries over the 1.2 liter-4 cylinder turbo petrol motor that is rated at 103 Bhp-175 Nm.
While the turbo diesel engine of the Cross Polo uses a 5 speed manual gearbox the GT TSI model gets a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The Cross Polo Facelift is priced at 7.19 lakh rupees while the GT TSI Facelift sells for 7.99 lakh rupees, both prices reflecting ex-showroom Delhi figures. Expect Volkswagen India to start retailing the facelifted GT TDI model shortly. The car will use the 1.5 liter TDI turbo diesel engine in 103 Bhp-250 Nm state of tune.
Via AutoColumn & IndianAutosBlog
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