Volkswagen Polo is entry level hatchback from the manufacturer in India. It has been present in the market for quite some time and over the years, the brand made changes to keep it fresh. Now Volkswagen India has announced that the Polo TSI Comfortline version will be available with an automatic transmission. A couple of months ago, Volkswagen had introduced the 1.0 litre TSI petrol engine in the Comfortline trim and now the same variant gets an automatic transmission as well. The Volkswagen Polo Comfortline TSI Automatic is priced at Rs 8.51 lakh, ex-showroom.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are extremely excited to announce the introduction of new trim-line in the Polo family, Comfortline TSI AT for our discerning customers in India. The Polo continues to be a strong contender in the segment, and through this announcement, our endeavor is to continuously engage with customers, by offering striking enhancements on our flagship model, and provide safe and meticulously German engineered products coupled with a fun-to-drive experience.”
Volkswagen Polo is a premium hatchback that competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz and Honda Jazz in the segment. Voklswagen Polo is now available with a petrol engine only. There is a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in lower variants whereas the variants above Comfortline which sits just above base Trendline trim get a 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine. Earlier the Comfortline trim was also available with 1.0 litre MPI engine only.
The newly launched Volkswagen Polo TSI Comfortline AT gets a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Comfortline Automatic version of Polo gets auto-climatronic air-conditioning feature along with a 17.7 cm Blaupunkt music system which is specific to this trim only. Volkswagen is offering Polo Comfortline TSI automatic in Flash Red, Sunset Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver & Carbon Steel colour options.
The Polo TSI is powered by a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, Turbocharged Stratified Injection or TSI engine that generates 110 Ps and 175 Nm of peak torque. Volkswagen recently unveiled the facelifted version of sixth generation Polo in the international market. The new version is a lot more sleeker and sporty looking in terms of design and offers a lot more features. It is expected to come to India in the next couple of years.
Volkswagen Polo has been present in Indian market for over a decade and the design of this premium hatchback has remained more or less the same from beginning. Over the years Volkswagen only made cosmetic changes to the exterior and added features that were not present before. Volkswagen also made changes to the engine and gearbox of this hatchback as well.
Volkswagen is also working on an SUV. The Volkswagen Taigun was showcased at the Auto Expo last year and it is expected to be launched in August this year. Some Volkswagen dealerships have even started accepting bookings for this SUV unofficially. Volkswagen Taigun will compete with cars like Renault Duster, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Skoda Kushaq in the segment. The Taigun is expected to come with two engine options. A 1.0 litre TSI and a 1.5 litre TSI petrol engine. Volkswagen is expected to price Taigun competitively.