The 2019 Volkswagen Polo will get BSVI-compliant engines Its launch is expected to happen in the second half of this year
While the Euro-spec Volkswagen Polo did receive a new generation change last year, the carmaker’s Indian arm, Volkswagen India seems like having no plans to launch the new-gen Polo in the country before 2022. However, a set of spy images that popped up online some days back tells us that the current-gen Polo will receive another makeover in the coming months.
The rear end of the VW Polo facelift has been spotted on the roads, giving us a closer look at the upcoming model.
The Volkswagen Polo has been spotted testing on the public roads near Pune ahead of its launch. Though both ends of the test model here were fully concealed, we realize that the bumpers of the car look much like those of the sportier Polo GTI. Hence, the styling of the updated VW Polo could be massively inspired by the GTI version. The refreshed car could even borrow the sleeker black diffuser and LED headlamps and tail lamps from the sporty sibling. While the front and rear bumpers would undergo some cosmetic revisions, the sheet metal remains untouched. Until now, there are no spy pics of the interior of the 2019 Volkswagen Polo (facelift) but we expect it to get some minor updates.
The updated Polo is expected to hit the market with BSVI-compliant engine options by late 2019.
With the tough BSVI emission standards set to come into force from April 1, 2020, the new Polo is believed to extract power from BSVI-compliant engines. Currently, the regular Polo hatchback uses a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder MPI petrol engine along with a 1.5-litre TDI unit. However, the latter is highly unlikely to be upgraded to the BSVI norms. The Polo GT TSI’s 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, which is good for 105 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque, might also be discontinued in India soon since the new 1.0-litre turbocharged gasoline engine is being localized in India.
The VW Polo facelift is likely to hit the market by Diwali of 2019. Prices of the new hatch are expected to command a slight premium over the current model, which is now priced between Rs 5.71- 9.72 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). Alongside the Volkswagen Polo facelift, the updated Vento is expected to get some cosmetic changes and go on sale at the same time as the 2019 Polo.