2020 VW Polo and Vento to Lose DSG Automatic Transmission

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 12/02/2020
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Volkswagen axes the DSG variant and diesel engine option from Polo and Vento. The manufacturer will offer 1.0L turbo-petrol motor with a 6-speed MT and torque convertor unit.

VW India took everyone by storm by showcasing their upcoming SUVs at the Auto Expo 2020. The manufacturer, however, refrained from speaking about the future of Polo and Vento. However, it is now that the manufacturer has announced its strategy to cope up with the discontinuation of the 1.5L TDI turbo-diesel engine. However, the news of the hour is that the company is also shelving the 7-speed DSG off from the Vento and Polo. Instead, a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed conventional fluid-coupling unit will be offered with the cars.

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Volkswagen discontinues DSG in polo and vento

In place of DSG, the Vento and Polo will get a 6-speed manual and a torque convertor tranmission.

The 6-speed torque converter based AT variant will be at least 50,000-60,000 Rs cheaper in comparison to the sporty DSG variant. VW India's plan to opt out of diesel powertrain with Vento and Polo as the diesel-engine will increase the cost of the cars. Talking of the 1.0L turbo-petrol motor it will produce high power figures than outgoing 1.2L petrol motor. It will produce 10PS more than the outgoing engine but will max out at just 200Nm of torque.

The 1.0L TSI engine and the 6-speed torque convertor are making their way to Vento and Polo, and the reason for that is the arrival of Taigun in the Indian market. However, the engine will be offered in the Vento and Polo much before the official launch of Taigun compact-SUV.

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Volkswagen discontinues DSG in polo and vento

The 1.2L TSI engine will be replaced with the 1.0L turbo-petrol engine making 10 more PS than the outgoing engine.

The German carmaker is now trying all of its ways to get hold of a larger share in the Indian market. The manufacturer is trying its best, as the manufacturer showcased the T-Roc, Tiguan All-Space, and the Taigun SUVs. However, if the manufacturer is fast enough on its plan, we expect the manufacturer will see a rising sun in terms of profit share soon.

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