German car manufacturer Volkswagen recently launched their premium hatchback Polo in BS6 version. It is the entry level offering from the manufacturer in our market. Polo competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Tata Altroz and Honda Jazz in the segment. The BS6 version of the Polo now gets a 1.0 litre petrol engine which replaces the BS4 1.2 litre engine. Like many other manufacturers Volkswagen has also started concentrating on petrol motors and has discontinued the diesel engine. The engine is offered in two versions – one is a naturally aspirated unit whereas the other is turbocharged one. Volkswagen has revealed the fuel economy figures for the Polo with the new BS6 compliant engine.
As mentioned above, Polo now comes with a 1.0 litre three cylinder engine that comes in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged units. The naturally aspirated unit generates a maximum of 76 PS and 95 Nm of torque and is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The TSI or the turbo petrol unit produces 110 PS and 175 Nm of torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options. Volkswagen has discontinued the DSG transmission in Polo. The naturally aspirated engine returns a fuel economy of 17.75 kilometres to a litre and the turbo petrol TSI version returns a maximum of 18.24 kms to a litre.
Volkswagen has also revealed the fuel economy figures for the manual version. The mileage figures for the 6-speed automatic version is not known. Polo has been present in the Indian market for almost 10 years. It is one of those cars that has changed the least in such a long time. The basic design of the car is the same as before Apart from minor cosmetic changes.
The Polo is available in the same trims levels of Trend Line, Comfort Line Plus and High Line Plus. The prices for the BS6 version naturally aspirated unit starts at Rs 5,82,500, ex-showroom and goes up till Rs 6,86,500, ex-showwroom.
The TSI or the turbocharged version is only available in the top-end High Line Plus trim and the manual version is now priced at Rs 8,02,300 ex-showroom and the automatic version at Rs 9,12,600, ex-showroom. The 1 liter TSI turbocharged petrol engine replaces the 1.2 liter-4 cylinder TSI unit. The new engine will also be offered on the Vento C-Segment sedan. The 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox combination will also be offered on the Vento. The same engine-gearbox combination will be offered on the Skoda Rapid as well.
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