Volkswagen launches BS6 compliant Polo and Vento: Prices, variants explained1 min read . Updated: 05 Mar 2020, 01:07 PM IST
- Polo will be available with two BS6 compliant petrol engines
- Vento will be sold with a single 1.0-litre petrol engine
Volkswagen India has upgraded its popular Polo and Vento line-up with BS6 engines. The new versions have been revealed almost a month before the prescribed BS6 deadline of April 1. Volkswagen has also revealed the pricing of the new versions of both cars. Due to the stricter emission standards, the company had to ditch the diesel engines.
The Polo managed to maintain the same pricing when compared to the outgoing BS4 variants. The starting price is ₹5.82 lakh and it goes all the way to ₹9.59 lakh (ex-showroom). The car will be available with two petrol engines. The first is a naturally aspirated, 1.0-litre MPI engine which is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The other engine is a turbocharged 1.0-litre TSI which is only available in the top two trims, Highline Plus and GT Line. Both these variants are available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.
Surprisingly, the top GT variant is cheaper by ₹17,000 when compared to the outgoing BS4 variant of the car. The turbo petrol engine puts out 110PS of power and 173Nm of torque.
The Vento line-up starts at ₹8.86 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant and goes all the way up to ₹13.29 lakh. The car will be powered by a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. However, the 6-speed automatic transmission is only available with the top two variants, Highline and Highline Plus.
The discontinuation of diesel engines is bound to impact the manufacturer’s standing in the market. Volkswagen, similar to Maruti, won’t be launching smaller diesel engines. Hyundai, on the other hand, plans to fill this void by launching a wide range of BS6 compliant diesel cars.