Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo facelift – Its finally here!

Overview

Volkswagen stepped onto the Indian soil in the year 2007 with the Passat. But the German car company really came into the limelight when it brought out the Polo in 2009. It was the only small car from Volkswagen in the country and it proved pretty a good seller for the company. Five years later now in July 2014, the car gets a much awaited facelift with many technical as well as mechanical improvements.

Features

VW Polo has always been a smart looking hatch and the recent improvements have just been like an extra icing on the cake. The changes are evident on the front grille and rear bumper, headlamps and fog lamps and also on the 15 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels. The noticeable change on the inside is on the steering wheel. It is a flat bottomed wheel now wrapped in leather and with controls on both side. There is more chrome detailing on the dashboard and other interior trims. The facelift also gets new fabric upholstery and many other comfort features. Another impressive move by the German carmaker is the inclusion of dual front airbags and ABS across all trimsand features like electronic stability programme and hill hold function in the automatic ones.

Volkswagen Polo

Pricing

Volkswagen Polo facelift  on road price in india in which base variant is available at a price of Rs 4.99 lakhs. Both VW Polo TSI and TDI are priced at Rs 7.99 lakhs, ex-showroom New Delhi. The GTs comes only in the top trim level, which makes them quite an expensive option.

Technical Specifications

The significant change is however under the hood. The VW Polo will now be available with the 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engines. The power and torque figures for the petrol unit now have gone up to 88.8 bhp and 230 Nm respectively. The same for the diesel engine are103.6 bhp and 250 Nm in that order. Both engines are mated to 5-speed transmission with the option of a 7-speed automatic for the petrol one. Though the clutch is a bit on the heavier side, the gear shifts are quick and smooth. The fuel economy figures are fairly impressive with an ARAI certified 20.14 kmpl for the 1.5-litre TDI and 19.91 kmpl for the 1.2 litre Polo GT TDI. The car continues to be well composed at high speeds and the suspension system also works perfect. It gives a firm ride and the handling is just too good. This latest model comes in three trim levels, which are Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.

Verdict

Volkswagen has managed to update the essential bits on the car, which should help it fight its rivals in the car market. The company is now looking forward to expand its market share in the country.

Now buy Used Volkswagen Cars in India only at autoportal.com.

automotive

Mini Cooper 2015 : The Powerful Upcoming Car

For the new Cooper Mini has given a significant upgrade. With a redesigned and vigorous suspension, the new Mini gives better taking care of, chic lodge, a lot of gimmicks. Scaled down will offer the new hatchback in two renditions – 3-entryway and 5-entryway. While the 3-entryway form will supplant the as of now accessible auto in India, the 5-entryway variant is first of its kind and will be offered without precedent for the nation. The 5-entryway hatchback will be accessible in two variations, i.e., Cooper and Cooper S. Likewise the 5-entryway form is to cost marginally more than the 3-entryway hatchback.

The new 3-entryway is currently 98mm more extended, 44mm more extensive and 7mm taller than its ancestor. The wheelbase is additionally up by 28mm. The 5-Door Mini is 162mm more drawn out and 11mm taller than the previously stated 3-entryway Mini trapdoor and the wheelbase has expanded by an alternate 72mm to give a bigger lodge space. It additionally accompanies a boot space of 278 liters. Both 3-entryway and 5-entryway will have the same powertrain. Both the autos will be offered in new petrol and diesel motors. In petrol variations, the Mini Cooper will emphasize a 136ps/220nm delivering three-chamber 1.5-liter petrol motor, while, the all the more compelling Cooper S variation will source power from a 2.0-liter four-barrel petrol motor that creates 192ps of force and 280nm of torque. A 1.5-liter three-chamber diesel motor delivering 118ps/270nm will be accessible in the Cooper D and a 2.0-liter 4-barrel diesel producing 172ps/360nm in the Cooper SD. The new Mini Cooper is profoundly adaptable, notably styled and well-manufactured runabout. The 5-entryway hatchback model gives an additional level of reasonableness. The new models are prone to be set around the same old value section between Rs. 25-30 lakh.