Volkswagen officially confirmed that there will be no DSG option in upcoming Polo BS6, rather will have a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Volkswagen’s decision could be disappointment for many DSG gearbox enthusiasts, as it was the cheapest vehicle offering DSG gearbox. However the manufacturer is considering many updates on the upcoming Volkswagen Polo BS6. Lets see what all changes it can posses.
The automotive industry is been shifting towards petrol engines due to stricter emission norms, Volkswagen is not the exception. Volkswagen will be discontinuing most of the diesel engines from their current lineup. The Polo’s 1.5 TDI diesel and 1.2 TSI petrol engine- both of them will be discontinued from the April 1st 2020. The Volkswagen Polo BS6 will be getting a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, direct-injection turbo-petrol engine. The engine is capable of producing around 115 bhp max power and 200 Nm peak torque. The power is up by around 10 bhp and torque by 25 Nm compared with the 1.2-litre petrol TSI engine.
The engine will be mated with the 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The engine is expected to return higher fuel efficiency than the predecessor due to lower displacement of the engine. Overall the cost of the engine will be dropped significantly over the BS4 counterpart. The same engine will be shared with the upcoming Vento and Taigun, as well as the Skoda Rapid.
The company hasn’t revealed much about the features, but we expect it to be loaded with pretty updated features. The Volkswagen Polo BS6 is expected with touch-screen infotainment screen, cruise control, all LED headlamps, rear view camera, parking sensors, and many other competitive features. It is expected to have new set of alloy wheel design. The BS6 model might come with new colour options as well, which may include dual-tone and funky colour options.
The Volkswagen Polo BS6 will be the part of VW’s INDIA 2.0. The INDIA 2.0 is the ideology to make the Volkswagen group’s vehicles affordable by localizing the manufacturing process. The target is that more than 90% parts should be localized to actually implement the ideology. The INDIA 2.0 will be handled by Czech automaker Skoda.
As said earlier, it will possess most of the local parts, which eventually will decrease the cost of the vehicle. The manual variant is expected to be around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1,00,000 cheaper than the 1.2 GT TSI DSG variant. While the 6-speed automatic is expected to be 40,000-50,000 cheaper than the DSG variant. For reference the GT TSI costs around Rs 9.76 lakhs(ex-showroom). It will be competing against the Maruti Baleno RS and Tata Tiago JTP. As it will be the only vehicle in the segment with the BS6 engine, it will have quite a time with no rivals, which eventually will increase the sales for sure.