It looks like launching matte editions is the new trend in the automobile industry. It all started with the Kia Seltos X-Line and more recently the Skoda Rapid matte edition. Now, Volkswagen is following the trend by launching the Polo and Vento matte edition. Let’s take a look at all the changes and prices for these matte editions:
Volkswagen Matte edition range: What do you get?
The Vento and Polo matte edition come in Carbon Steel Grey Matte finish. Other changes include gloss black ORVMs and door handles. The rest of the exterior features remain the same for both including the 16-inch alloy wheels. The interiors also remain the same with no changes to the color scheme or the upholstery, unlike the recently launched Rapid Matte edition which comes with a whole host of changes inside.
Volkswagen hasn’t mentioned whether this new variant will be available in limited units like the Rapid matte edition. The Polo matte edition comes in the GT variant and is priced at ₹9.99 Lakh. The Vento matte edition is available in the Highline AT and Highline Plus AT variants and is priced at ₹11.94 lakh and ₹13.34 lakh respectively.
Volkswagen Polo and Vento: a quick recap
Mechanically, the Volkswagen Polo and Vento TSI AT are powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder TSI engine which produces 107bhp and 175Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 0-100 km/h acceleration of Polo GT TSI is 9.66 seconds. Despite the fact that the cars are over a decade old, VW has managed to include some modern tech such as a Digital Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering-mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and cruise control. ABS, dual airbags, vehicle stability control system, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are all standard safety equipment, although 360-degree camera, Hill-start Assist, and traction control are not.
Volkswagen has kept the twins up to date, despite the fact that they’re not a brand-new car. However, they do lack some of the most modern amenities, such as wireless charging, a digital instrument cluster, rear AC vents, and a rear armrest with cup holders and a phone holder.