After discontinuing the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine Polo hatchback, Volkswagen India is now all set to release a better, more fuel-efficient Polo with a 1-litre, 3-cylinder MPI engine. The new 1-litre MPI petrol engine is not only smaller but also more fuel efficient and offers 18.78 kmpl mileage as compared to the 16.47 kmpl mileage offered by the older 1.2-litre petrol engine of the Polo car.
The new engine, even though smaller, offers the same 75 bhp horsepower, however, the torque capacity is slightly lower at 95 Nm when compared to 110 Nm in the older engine. The new smaller engine will now power all the variants of the Polo hatchback. The starting ex-showroom prices, however, remain the same as before at Rs 5.41 lakh.
"Delivering on our promise of continued product introduction and innovation, we are pleased to introduce the Polo in an all-new 1.0 L MPI engine. We are known for our performance and unmatched safety and with this new introduction; we further enhance our brand proposition, providing a diverse portfolio to India's distinctive car-buyer, with multiple engine options that best suits their requirements,” said Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India while introducing the new engine.
Volkswagen Polo is one of the most competitive hatchbacks in its price segment and competes against the likes of Maruti Swift and Hyundai i20. The company will continue to sell the Polo GT TSI in 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine option that produces 108 bhp of top power and a torque of 250 Nm. The Polo GT TSI is one of the popular cars by the company. It now gets a 7-speed gearbox with the dual clutch.
There is also a diesel variant of the Polo that comes with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine which is available in two formats. The standard version is capable of producing 89 bhp of peak power and a peak torque of 230 Nm while the GT TDI form makes 108 bhp of top power and 250 Nm torque. The GT TDI, however, has a manual gearbox, unlike the automatic gearbox in the GT TSI.