Volkswagen Cross Polo Launched in India @ INR 7.75 lakhs

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Volkswagen India, the Indian subsidiary of Europe’s largest carmaker, announced the launch of the much discussed Cross Polo today. With this, the Polo range in India will include a bold, aggressive looking variant which should appeal to hatchback buyers who are in market for an affordable lifestyle vehicle.

The New Cross Polo is priced at Rs. 7.75 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi) and the car will be available with only the 1.2 litres TDI diesel engine.

Sales of the New Cross Polo will commence from August 23, 2013.

Commenting on the launch of the new Volkswagen Cross Polo India launch, Mr. Arvind Saxena, Managing Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said “The Polo is an important carline in the Indian portfolio and with ongoing updates we keep it relevant and exciting for our customers. The Cross Polo has been created for those looking at a premium hatchback in a sporty ‘crossover’ style.

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The new Volkswagen Cross Polo comes with a set of new, rugged looking bumpers, black side cladding and wheel arches, silver painted mirrors and roof rails, 5-spoke alloys, ‘Livon’ titanium black upholstery and Cross Polo stickers on the sides.

The Cross Polo’s 1.2-litre TDI engine has a maximum power output of 75 PS (55 kW) @ 4200rpm and a maximum torque of 180 Nm @ 2000 rpm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This is the same engine that powers the diesel variant of the regular Polo and unlike what we were wishing for, the Cross Polo doesn’t get a 1.5 litre oil burner.

Highlights of the India spec VW Cross Polo’s Exteriors:

• New “Cross” grill with chrome accent
• New “Cross” bumpers, front & rear, with silver accents
• 5-spoke alloy wheels
• Black side cladding
• Black moulded covers for wheel arches and rocker panel
• Silver roof rails
• Silver painted door mirror housing
• “Cross Polo” decals on rear doors
• Halogen headlamps in black finish
• Heat insulating glass for windscreen, side and rear windows
• Galvanized body with 6 years anti-corrosion warranty

Highlights of the India spec VW Cross Polo’s Interiors:

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• Superior ‘Livon’ Titanium black upholstery
• Leather wrapped steering wheel
• Leather wrapped gearshift knob and handbrake lever handle
• Chrome interior trim
• Storage compartment in front doors including cup-holders for 1.5 litre bottle
• 3 grab handles above doors, folding with coat hooks
• Sunglass holder inside glove box
• Front centre console with 12V outlet
• Luggage compartment cover/parcel tray

The Features list of the Cross Polo includes:

• ‘Climatronic’ automatic air conditioning with dust and pollen filter
• 2-Din RCD 320 music system with USB, Aux-in, SD Card, Bluetooth and 4 speakers
• Instrument cluster with tachometer, speedometer, odometer and trip odometer
• Multi-function display (MFD)
• Multi-function steering wheel
• Speed-related electronic power steering
• Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
• Lane change indicator – triple flash
• Height adjustable driver’s seat
• Digital clock, fuel gauge, warning lights for high coolant temperature and low oil pressure
• Speed sensing auto door locks
• Remote control central locking
• Outside rear view mirror, electrically adjustable
• Rear parking sensors
• Central locking with boot opener in company logo

Safety features on the Cross Polo comprise of:

• ABS (Anti-lock brake system)
• Dual frontal airbags, driver and co-passenger side
• Electronic engine immobilizer with floating code
• 3 point front seat belts
• 3 point rear outer seat belts, lap belt in middle
• Pinch guard safety for all 4 power windows
• High mounted third brake light
• Front disc brakes
• Fog light, front & rear
• Emergency Exit

The New Cross Polo will be offered in 3 different colours:

• Flash Red
• Reflex Silver
• Deep Black Pearl

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