Volkswagen India, the Indian subsidiary of the popular German car manufacturer, has launched limited editions of the Vento and the Polo. Dubbed as the Volkswagen Vento Sport and the Polo Pace, the latest special variants come equipped with visual updates that inject some freshness into the design.
The new Volkswagen Vento Sport has a starting price of Rs 11.44 lakh (for 1.6 MPI engine variant). The 1.2 TSI engine variant costs Rs 12.79 lakh. The 1.5 TDI costs Rs 12.79 lakh for the manual transmission variant and Rs 14.17 lakh for the DSG automatic variant. The new car is on sale with benefits of Rs 1,20,000. Furthermore, you can exchange and loyalty benefits of up to Rs 20,000. The Volkswagen Vento Sport sits above the Highline Plus trim. Prices of the Polo Pace are yet to be announced. However, the figure should be close to the Rs 7.24 lakh price tag of the Highline Plus model.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “At Volkswagen, we constantly enhance our product offerings to keep up with the fast-changing trends and consumer aspirations. The Polo and Vento have been amongst our best-selling carlines since its inception in the Indian market. Through continuous value additions in our product portfolio, we aim to give our customers the power of choice.”
The only styling update that the Polo carries is the new set of 15″ diamond-cut alloy wheels. The Vento, on the other hand, gets quite a few styling enhancements for the Sport trim. Here are the new bits of the exterior for the Vento Sport-
- Glossy black spoilers
- Glossy roof foil
- Black carbon finish ORVM
- 16” Portago Alloy wheels
- Stylish side foils
- Chrome Badge “Sport” on Fender
The Polo Pace is available with the new 1.0-litre MPI engine that was introduced recently. The new 1.0 engine replaces the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder MPI petrol engine. The new motor outputs a maximum power of 75 bhp along with a peak torque of 95 Nm. The Vento Sport is available with the 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engines.
The 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine of the Vento offers a maximum power of 103 bhp @ 5250 rpm and a peak torque of 153 Nm @ 3800 rpm. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The 1.2 TSI variant is powered by a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged TSI that comes mated to 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The engine outputs a maximum power of 103 bhp @ 5000 RPM and a peak torque of 175 Nm @ 1500 rpm. The Diesel variants feature a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged TDI diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 103 bhp @ 4400 RPM and a peak torque of 250 Nm @ 1500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission as optional.