1.2-litre TSI turbo-petrol, 1.5-litre TDI diesel and 1.6-litre MPI engine options of Volkswagen Polo and Vento have been axed
Volkswagen has finally launched the BSVI-compliant Polo and Vento in India. With this, the German carmaker has discontinued the 1.2-litre TSI turbo-petrol, 1.5-litre TDI diesel and 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine options, along with the 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. However, at Rs 5.82 lakh, the starting price of the BS6 VW Polo is the same as the BS4 model, while the price of the BS6 Vento starts at Rs 8.86 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
Previously, the 1.2-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine was only offered with Polo GT TSI and top-spec Vento, while iterations of the 1.5-litre TDI diesel mill did the job in VW Vento, Polo diesel and Polo GT TDI. Moreover, the German giant has also stopped offering the 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that powered the VW Vento. The VW Polo will continue to be powered with the 1.0-litre MPI petrol motor. Please note that this engine will only propel the entry-level variants of the car. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre TSI engine will power VW Vento and high-end trims of Polo.
The 7-speed DSG gearbox is now replaced by the 6-speed torque converter automatic
“Volkswagen is always committed to bring in the best of technology for its customers in India while being conscious about its carbon footprint. We are proud to introduce our BS6 variants of the Polo and Vento, which comprises of the MPI engine and Volkswagen’s award winning TSI technology.”
“In accordance to the Indian government norms, Volkswagen India announces a 100% transformation to a BS6 product portfolio. The carlines continue to be accessible for the Indian customers with no major price difference across the Polo & Vento carlines," said Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director VW Passengers Cars India
VW Polo 1.0-litre MPI with 6-speed MT
Trendline, Comfortline, Highline Plus
Rs 5.82 lakh-7.80 lakh
VW Polo 1.0-litre MPI with 6-speed MT & AT
Highline Plus, GT Line
Rs 8.02 lakh-9.59 lakh
VW Vento 1.0-litre TSI with 6-speed MT
Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, Highline Plus
Rs 8.86 lakh- 11.99 lakh
VW Vento 1.0-litre TSI with 6-speed AT
Highline, Highline Plus
Rs 12.09 lakh- 13.29 lakh
The 7-speed DSG gearbox is now replaced by a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine puts out power and torque outputs of 75 PS and 95 Nm, respectively, while the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit offers 110 PS and 175 Nm.