Facelifted versions of the Volkswagen Polo and Vento will be launched in the Indian market tomorrow. This is a second mid-life update for VW’s hatchback and sedan and the changes are expected to be mostly cosmetic in nature.
Spy images reveal that the updates to the car will come in the form of new design for the alloy wheels as well as new bumpers. The cabin appears to be carried over from the current car but is expected to get some feature upgrades.
We expect no mechanical changes for both cars. The Polo gets a 1.0-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel (in two states of tune) and a 1.2-litre turbo petrol only offered with the GT TSI. The petrol and the diesel are being offered with a five-speed manual while the GT TSI gets a seven-speed DSG.
The updated Vento is expected to continue with a 1.6-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.2-litre turbo petrol. The diesel can be had with a five-speed manual/seven-speed DSG while the 1.6-litre petrol only gets a five-speed manual. Finally the GT TSI is offered only with a seven-speed DSG.
We expect no significant prices changes for both the cars. The Polo competes with the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The Volkswagen Vento is a rival to the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Nissan Sunny.