Volkswagen Polo production stopped

Volkswagen had said sometimes back that it would discontinue its popular hatchback Polo in India. Now the company has completely stopped the production of this vehicle.

Volkswagen Polo

 

The fifth-generation Polo was available in India and it has been more than 12 years since it was introduced here. In these 12 years, the company has launched many facelifts and mid-life update versions of it and it has also been given generation updates several times. After the discontinuation of the Polo, now Volkswagen's entry-level car will be the soon-to-be-launched Virtus sedan.

Volkswagen Polo

 

Volkswagen Polo has been discontinued for now but it is being said that it will soon make a comeback in a new avatar. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen India, had hinted at the arrival of the new-gen Polo in an interview sometime back.

Volkswagen Polo

 

Shortly before stopping the production of the Polo car, the company has also launched a special edition of it which was named the Legend Edition. It was based on its top model GT TSI, which was given a 115 Ps 1.0l turbo petrol engine. It received a few cosmetic updates to make it stand out from the regular model which are legend badging and some side body graphics.

Volkswagen Polo

 

Volkswagen started production of the Polo car in India in 2009 and it was first launched here in 2010. In these 12 years of journey, it was given three facelift updates in 2012, 2014, and 2019 respectively. Its feature list and powertrain have also been upgraded several times.

Volkswagen Polo

 

The fifth-generation Polo was available only in a petrol engine option. It was available in two petrol engines: 1.0L MPI (75Ps/95Nm) and 1.0L TSI turbo petrol 110Ps/175Nm). The former was offered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox while the latter was offered with a choice of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes. Before the implementation of BS6 norms, its Polo GT variant was offered with a 1.0-liter TSI engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. A few years ago, it also get a choice of 1.6-liter petrol, 1.6-liter diesel, and 1.5-liter diesel engines.

Features like rain-sensing wipers, auto AC with rear vents, a 6.5-inch touchscreen system, and cruise control were given in the Polo. For the safety of the passenger, features like dual-front airbags, ABS, and rear parking sensors were available in it.

Volkswagen Polo

 

Before the discontinuation, the car was available in four variants: Trendline, Comfortline, Highline Plus, and GT. Its price range was between Rs 6.45 lakh to Rs 10.25 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). The Polo was compared to Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Honda Jazz.


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