Volkswagen Polo India Production To End Soon
In a few weeks, the premium hatchback category will undoubtedly be without an essential participant. Volkswagen’s Polo hatchback will be phased out after 12 years of manufacturing. The first Polo was produced in 2009 at Volkswagen’s Chakan facility and debuted during the 2010 Indian Auto Expo. Volkswagen hasn’t said anything about the Polo’s replacement, but prospects are minimal given Volkswagen’s present concentration on the Taigun SUV and the impending Virtus sedan.
To commemorate the Polo’s end of manufacturing, Volkswagen has released the Legend edition. The Polo Legend edition is limited to 700 pieces and costs Rs. 10.25 lakh. The Polo Legend is based on the top-of-the-line GT TSI model. The ‘Legend’ badging on the fender and boot are among the cosmetic enhancements. New black decals are applied to the side, and the roof is also blacked off.
Finally, a black garnish is added to the boot. The interiors remain intact, and the dashboard layout remains identical, despite the fact that it is outmoded by today’s standards. Digital Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering-mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, auto-dimming IRVM, and electrically folding mirrors are all included in the list of features.
Hill-start Assist, traction control, ABS, twin airbags, vehicle stability control system, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are among the safety features.
The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is equipped with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder TSI engine that generates 107 hp and 175 Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is paired with this engine. The Polo GT TSI accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.66 seconds. The Polo has had a variety of engine options during the last 12 years. Prior to the BS6 period, the Polo was also available with a 1.5-liter diesel engine. The 1.2 TSI paired with the 7-speed DSG was the most popular engine-transmission combination in the Polo.
This variation, dubbed the Volkswagen Polo GT, was a success with enthusiasts. Though the Polo’s tiny rear seats were a flaw, the hatchback’s classic appearance, strong structure, capable powertrains, and excellent handling more than made up for it.
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