Volkswagen Polo and Vento facelift will come with some cosmetic revision
On the outside, the Polo facelift gets a new honeycomb mesh grille, revised bumper for the fascia and restyled taillights, and refreshed bumper for the rear end. Similarly, the Volkswagen Vento also undergoes the same cosmetic revision. Besides getting mentioned updates, the Vento facelift now features sporty side skirts. The interior of the two vehicles remain unrevealed but they are expected to receive a more or less the same interior upgrade.
About the powertrain, Volkswagen Polo is expected to carry forward the same 1.0-litre petrol engine that makes a maximum power of 76 PS and a maximum torque of 95 Nm. This engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. For the performance-focused GT TSI variants of both Polo and Vento are likely to see their old 1.6-litre MPI and 1.2-litre TSI engine replaced by a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. In case Volkswagen wants to delay upgrading the engine until the 2020 deadline comes close, these models will remain the current BSIV-compliant engines.
The existing Vento and Polo share the same 1.5-litre diesel engine. The future of this engine remains uncertain. After the facelift, this engine will be either discontinued or updated to meet the BSVI standards.
It is unsure if Volkswagen will give the Polo and Vento BSVI-compliant engines this time
Volkswagen Polo is currently priced from Rs 5.71 lakh to Rs 9.72 lakh while the Vento’s price bracket starts from Rs 8.64 lakh and goes up to Rs 14.34 lakh. A small price hike is expected. After launch, the Polo will be back to the race alongside its rivals of Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Hyundai i20, and Honda Jazz. Volkswagen Vento will continue to pit against the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Toyota Yaris and Skoda Rapid.
In the longer run, Volkswagen as well as its subsidiary Skoda has launched and will run the India 2.0 campaign in which the car firms will introduce a slew of new models alongside their current offerings. Get more car news and stories with IndianAuto.com.