Next-gen Volkswagen Polo In The Works; Is It Coming To India?

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Volkswagen Polo, need we say more? One of the most iconic product from an equally iconic German manufacturer, the Polo has been around for a very long time now. Globally, the current-gen Polo was launched in 2017 and an update is now in works. In India, well you have missed nothing if you have been under a rock for 10 years. Now though, it seems that VW might bring the updated Polo to India.

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It seems as of now, according to some reports that VW might finally upgrade the Polo and underpin it by an all-new successor based on the popular MQB A0 IN platform.

Volkswagen polo TSI review

The MQB A0 IN is a very important component in VW’s 2.0 strategy and it will be underpinning a slew of new VW products slated to be launched in India this year. Globally, the VW Polo is expected to be powered by their eTSI ( Turbo Stratified Injection ) engines and is probably expected to feature a mild hybrid setup. The eTSI lineup currently includes a 1.0L, 3 cyl engine which puts out 110PS of peak power and 200Nm of peak torque and a 1.5L, 4 cyl engine that puts out 131PS and 200Nm or 150PS and 250Nm of peak power and torque outputs depending on the state of tune you opt for. The mild-hybrid system comprises of a 48V Li-ion battery which has a belt-driven starter-alternator.


It is expected that the Polo will offer a 1.0L TSI motor with 75BHP as an entry point, with higher trims expected to feature eTSIs. In India, the Polo is powered by a 1.0L NA MPI engine which puts out 75BHP and 95Nm of peak outputs with a 5-speed MT. It also gets a 1.0L TSI turbo petrol engine with 110PS and 175Nm of peak outputs with 6-speed MT or a 6-Speed AT. The India-spec model will feature some upgrades to the exterior and interiors with major mechanicals being the same. The India-spec model also might or might not feature a mild-hybrid setup as the global variant.

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VW hadn’t updated Polo in India citing costs and now finally after a decade, it seems we will be witnessing a new Polo. VW will be also be unveiling 4 new products in India this year, with the 4th being a mystery SUV.


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