Volkswagen is all set to launch the facelifted models of the Polo and Vento in India tomorrow. Both the cars were being tested on our roads for quite some time now. Prior to their launch, the Vento and the Polo have started reaching dealerships across the country so as to stock up the inventory and start the deliveries immediately after the launch. The images here show both the Polo and the Vento in full glory before their official unveiling. The cars were apparently parked at a dealership at the time they were clicked.
As seen in the images here, both the Polo and Vento facelift gave received several cosmetic upgradations. This includes the front end design that now carries a new style inspired by the Volkswagen Polo GTI. The front grille now comes with a honeycomb pattern lined by chrome at the bottom. The high-end variants might also come with a dual-tone paint option featuring a black roof. On the rear, the Polo gets a prominent roof spoiler with black detailing which adds to the sporty look of the hatchback.
Other changes on the Polo and Vento include sporty bumper inserts in black and side skirts. The alloy wheels now carry a darker shade of grey compared to the old models, though their design is the same. However, the top-end variants get new machined alloys as can be seen in the images of Vento here. The tail-light design is also slightly altered and similar to the GTI variant. Talking about safety features, both cars will get front seat seatbelt reminders, rear parking sensors and a speed alert system.
The interiors of both the vehicles are not expected to receive a major overhaul, though a bit of tinkering along with the addition of creature comforts and convenience features is expected. Coming to the options on the Polo and Vento facelift, the Polo is expected to come with the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The former has an output of 75 Bhp/95 Nm while the latter has an output of 89 Bhp/230 Nm. The Polo GT variants, on the other hand, are likely to come with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol 1.5-litre diesel motors for now. The former has an output of 103 Bhp/175 Nm while the latter has an output of 108 Bhp/250 Nm.
Coming to the Vento, the sedan is also likely to carry on with the same 1.6-litre petrol engine, the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engines. These engine options, however, will not be BSVI compliant and hence will be discontinued before the April 2020 BSVI deadline. It was being said that the Bharat Stage 6 compliant 1-litre 3 cylinder TSI turbocharged petrol engine will be made available on both cars. However, this is not yet confirmed although Volkswagen has begun work on localising this unit.
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