While the new-gen VW Polo is still far off. The German automaker will, however, need to revive it’s Polo and Vento options in the market. This will be the last ever update on the current Polo. This hatchback has been made available in India since 2010 and it will be getting its last and final refresh. In the previous update, it came up with a 1.0-litre petrol engine, which replaced the 1.2-litre one. At the moment, the 1.0-litre petrol and 1.2-litre turbo petrol are available. There are rumors that the Polo might get the 1.0-litre turbo petrol soon. We aren’t certain of this. There are some design, convenience and safety updates we are sure the Polo will get. The car is going to be launched tomorrow, take a look below at what are the upcoming changes, price expectations and spy shots.
Will the new engine be powerful? Will it have a new design? Stay tuned to know more about the updates for the Polo 2019. Also, scroll down to check out the various spy shots of the car being tested.
VW Polo 2019 Price in India
The price of the new VW Polo 2019 is launched at a price of Rs 5.82 (ex-showroom). The Diesel variants start at Rs 7.34 lakhs and span up to 9.31 lakhs whereas the petrol is priced from Rs 5.82 to 7.76 lakhs. The GT line comes at a price of 9.76 lakhs for the petrol variant and Rs 9.88 lakhs for the diesel variant. Along with this VW has come up with a New Warranty Programme to lower the ownership cost of their cars.
|VW Polo (ex-showroom)|
|1.0 Litre Petrol||Rs 5.82-7.76 L|
|1.0 Litre Diesel||Rs 7.34-9.31 L|
|GT Line Petrol||Rs 9.76 L|
|GT Line Diesel||Rs 9.88 L|
Volkswagen Polo 2019 Exterior
There is no major change in the design of the polo. It has the same dimensions. The front and the rear bumper of the car has seen some changes. The grill is now shaped differently and features a honeycomb design. The LED tail lamps, as well as the headlamps, see changes in the elements. The shape of the daytime running lights have also changed. The car looks the same from a distance but these are the minor changes that can be seen.
The GT TSI line does not get many changes. The car is identical to the regular polo. The only difference is in the hardware and minor colour changes. It gets an all-black styling and has a sporty feel to it.
VW Polo 2019 Features
There are not many major changes in the variants of the VW Polo 2019. It was already well features loaded. It gets a seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and an optional reverse camera. There is climate control, rear AC vent and two airbags. If we look at the features that will be made available on the Polo 2019, compared to 2018 – there is no difference. The only new addition will be speed warning and even co-driver seat belt warning.
There are steering mounted audio controls and even cruise control. Volkswagen is offering this hatchback with good quality materials. The dashboard design won’t change, and shall be the same it has been since 2010. In terms of space, the front seats are wide and supportive. Tall people can sit comfortably and travel without any issue for an entire day. The rear seat of the Polo is cramped and not much of space is left for rear passengers. This makes it difficult for longer trips. The boot space is also just fine for a road trip. VW has built an exciting product for the Indian car market and the Polo is one of them.
VW Polo 2019 Engine and Transmission
|Engine||1.0-litre turbo petrol|
As far the petrol engine goes, there is a 1.0-liter engine. The transmission along with it shall be six-speed manual. The diesel engine that is the 1.5-litre TDI is on its last legs too. VW will discontinue the diesel engine as we inch closer to April 2020. The 1.5-litre diesel comes with 90 bhp and five-speed manual on the Polo at the moment.
The GT TSI is also likely to get the 1.0-litre turbo, with a higher state of tune. This will make it a powerful option and there shall be a lot of options as well. There is a good possibility of the 1.2-litre turbo petrol cycle ending as VW will be working towards getting one turbo petrol engine mostly. At the moment, there is no clarity about this. There is a good possibility that the company will want to make one engine for affordably priced cars.
VW Polo 2019 Mileage
Mileage is important for this segment. The diesel has been one of the finest for mileage. The engine should return about 14-19km/l depending on city and highway. The other bit that is important is the petrol engine. The new petrol engine should return about 12-14km/l.
VW Polo 2019 Competition
The Polo was a premium hatchback against the i20, but that segment has seen an increase in its length. Today it competes with the Ford Figo, Maruti Swift and the Hyundai Grand i10 in interior space. In terms of pricing, there is an overlap with the Baleno, Elite i20, Honda Jazz and the upcoming new Tata Altroz. There are SUVs like Nexon, Vitara Brezza and even the Venue that come in the same price point too.