Volkswagen Polo has been one of the most popular hatchbacks in the segment. It has been in production for almost 12 years and recently Volkswagen announced that they are ending the production the hatchback. To celebrate 12th year anniversary of the hatchback, Volkswagen India has now launched Polo Legend Edition in the market. The Volkswagen Polo Legend is a limited edition car and will be sold across all Volkswagen dealerships across India. Volkswagen has never made any major changes to the overall design of the Polo in India. The dealerships would stop taking booking for Polo from June this year.
The Volkswagen Polo Legend Edition is based on the current Polo GT TSI variant. It is powered by the same 1.0 litre, turbocharged petrol engine that generates 110 Ps and 175 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. There are cosmetic changes on the car that differentiate it from the regular Polo. There are Legend branding on the front fender and boot. It also comes with black coloured decals, black coloured garnishes on the boot, blacked out roof and so on. Volkswagen will be producing 700 units of Legend Edition and it is priced at Rs 10.25 lakh, ex-showroom.
Speaking at the launch of Polo Legend, Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said “The Volkswagen Polo is an iconic carline that has evoked various emotions amongst consumers. From its market introduction till date, the Volkswagen Polo has enjoyed the privilege of being the first car to a family, an enthusiast’s dream and the preferred choice for a mother owing to its timeless and sporty design, safety, fun-to-drive experience and strong build quality. The Volkswagen Polo has been the brands’ much-loved product that deserves a grand celebration. For this, the brand is introducing the celebratory limited “Legend edition” for the enthusiasts who will take pride in owning the last limited units of the iconic Polo.”
In India, we got the fifth generation Polo. It was locally manufactured in Skoda-Volkswagen’s manufacturing facility in Chakan, near Pune. It was also the first car to be locally manufactured in India by the manufacturer. The production started in 2009 and the Polo went on sale in 2010. Ever since then, the hatchback has been on sale in India. Internationally, the Polo received a generation update but, it never came to India. We continued to get the fifth generation Polo with minor cosmetic changes and feature updates. Volkswagen Polo is a very popular car among enthusiast community.
The main reason why Volkswagen was still able to sell Polo in Indian market is because of the design. The design of the car looks simple but, even today it does not look dated. The timeless design of the hatchback along with the good engine options that the manufacturer offered over the years helped it create a space for itself in the premium hatchback segment. Along with Polo, Volkswagen will also be discontinuing Vento sedan from the market. It will be replaced with their all-new sedan Virtus which will be launched in the coming months.