The fate of small Diesel in this BS6 era seems unknown, Maruti seems to drop it altogether and now Volkswagen is right behind. Volkswagen has launched the BS6 versions of Polo and Vento today. The new versions get a new and exciting 1.0L TSI Petrol motor mated to either a manual or automatic gearbox.
But that is not the only news, another one is that Volkswagen has dropped the 1.5L TDI Diesel mill, 1.6MPI Petrol mill (Vento) and even the 1.2L TSI which was used in Polo GT TSI. So does that mean Volkswagen has no Diesel in their lineup? The answer is Yes. So now two Petrol mills for the Polo and only one for the Vento. Let’s talk further details about the engine.
So, the Polo gets a 1.0-litre MPI motor which makes 76ps at 6,200rpm and 95Nm of torque at 3,000 to 4,000 rpm in BS4 avatar. The figures for the BS6 version has not yet been revealed. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine will be offered in Polo Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. While the Highline Plus and GT Line will get the new 1.0-litre TSI engine which makes 110hp and 175 Nm of torque. The transmission you may ask? A bit of a downer, Volkswagen has also dropped the amazing 7-speed DSG for which the Polo GT was famous for, and now the engine is paired with a traditional 6-speed torque converter. The good part is that you can also have the 1.0L TSI engine with 6-speed manual gearbox.
Talking about the Vento, it only gets the 1.0L TSI for all the variants. It gets the 6-speed manual gearbox for all the variants, while the automatic can only be had in Highline and Highline Plus. The price for the Vento starts from Rs 8.86 Lakh and goes to Rs 11.99 Lakh for the manual transmission variants. While the automatic is priced at Rs 12.09 Lakh (Highline) and Rs 13.29 Lakh (Highline Plus). It competes with Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
While the BS6 Polo is priced at Rs 5.82 Lakh to Rs 7.8 Lakh for the variant with 1.0L MPI engine. The 1L TSI variants are priced at Rs 8.02 Lakh (Highline Plus) and Rs 9.59 Lakh (GT Line). It competes with Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo and Honda Jazz.
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