Volkswagen India has introduced a new 1.0-litre MPI engine for their popular hatchback – the Polo. This 1.0-litre engine replaces the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated mill but the price of the Polo remains the same with the entry-level petrol priced at Rs 5.41 lakhs, ex-showroom.
The new engine is lighter than the previous 1.2-litre mill and develops 75bhp of power, identical to its predecessor. While the torque output is 95Nm (as compared to the 110Nm of the 1.2), the 1.0-litre MPI, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, offers better fuel-economy of up to 18.78kmpl as certified by the ARAI. On the other hand, the Polo GT TSI will continue to be powered by the 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI engine developing 105bhp of power.
The Polo is also offered with the 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a five-speed gearbox and gets two sets of tune – 89bhp for the standard trims and 108bhp for the GT TDI. It is sold in three trims - the Trendline which is the base trim, the Comfortline which is the mid-trim and the Highline which of course is the fully loaded trim which also includes both the GTs.