Volkswagen India has launched the a new special edition variant called the ‘Sport’ on the Polo hatchback, Ameo compact sedan and the Vento C-Segment sedan. All three cars will get visual updates as a part of the Sport package. Visual updates on all three cars include a black gloss roof wrap, a carbon fiber wrap for the wing mirrors, a sporty tail spoiler and side decals. Prices of the Sport Editions of the Polo, Vento and Ameo are yet to be released.
Stephen Knapp, the Director of Volkswagen Cars India, said,
“Volkswagen car lines endows the characteristics of the #BeASport campaign, offering the precision, power and performance as demanded by the Indian customers. With our special editions, we aim to reinstate the cheer, fun and the spirit of driving among our prospective customers this sports season.”
Apart from the visual updates on the Vento, Ameo and Polo Sport, nothing else has changed on these Volkswagen cars. What this means is all three cars remain unchanged mechanically. Features too, remain the same. The Polo is Volkswagen’s least priced car in India, and is offered as a B-Segment hatchback. Higher variants of the Polo in GT TSI and GT TDI trims are sold as premium hatchbacks. The Polo competes with cars, such as the Maruti Swift and Baleno. The Vento is a C-Segment sedan, which takes on the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. The Ameo is a sub-4-meter compact sedan that takes on the Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent.
The Polo and Ameo share engines and gearboxes. The entry level petrol engine on both cars is the 1-litre 3-cylinder MPI unit with 75 Bhp-95 Nm. There’s a 1.2-litre, turbocharged petrol motor with 104 Bhp-175 Nm, and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine in two states of tune, 90 Bhp-230 Nm and 104 Bhp-250 Nm. While the smaller petrol and diesel engines get 5-speed manual gearboxes, the larger petrol motor gets a 7-speed twin clutch automatic gearbox. The Vento is sold with 1.6-litre MPI petrol, 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol and TDI turbocharged diesel engines. The 1.6-MPI and TDI motors get 5-speed manual gearboxes. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre TDI diesel motors offer the 7-speed twin clutch gearbox as an option.