VW Polo, the real big thing

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The EU version of the Polo has the interiors lined with a good looking chrome lining which was missing from the flickr images we saw of the India production version. Everything from AC vents to the knobs to the speed dials is covered wih it. It may not be much but it certainly makes the otherwise dull interiors look better.


Compare this image to theFLICKR one

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We are a tough group to convince. If we get the exact model shown in the pic above - price shoots up drastically and we cry FOUL ala Jazz. And if the price is justified with simple looks, we start comparing with International specs. Catch-22 situation for any auto maker.

- talking about Interiors only.


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We'll be ripped anyways , even if we get the international version there will be only two airbag , no traction control , under performing engine . Price is just a ploy to sell us indian version BornFree2009-12-22 12:30:26

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Under Performance should not be a problem IMHO. Its all about Fuel Efficiency. Yeah, if VW has to reach people and market share of 10%, the current dealer network will not work. They have to do things aggressively.

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As u said with the current dealer network they can't make the VW Polo to make more numbers in India especially ASS, and u can't deny the under performance engine also, as we discussed earlier in this thread we in india hav so many 1.2 litre engines producing good power, and with the Fabia Petrol engine, just another factor for VW to consider. But still its the most awaited model in India and can make a huge impact if the proportions are correct(including the price).

11 days to go..

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So what you are telling us here is - only one engine will be launched initially and then in batches TDI and TSI will be released? Hmm, doesnt look interesting at all. I was always of the opinion that "First Impression is the Best impression." But FE news may win some fans. Anyways

7 days to go

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Source: T-Bhp's SIDINDICA


Volkswagen polo (Indian version launch model) basic specs and features

more than 40 percent localization

Initially only one trendline variant will be available

Estimated price range: Rs. 4,75,000-5,25,000

more variants will be introduced in a phased manner, details not available as of now.

Diesel not available initially, will follow soon.

Auto Expo unveiling, but launch date not known, brochure not available.

Further information other then the ones posted here is NOT AVAILABLE. So, kindly do not ask any other questions.

trendline Engine:

1.2 petrol

Displacement: 1198 CC

cylinders: 3 inline

Max power: 70 PS (69 HP)@5400 RPM

Max torque: 112 NM@3000 rpm

Air filter in wheel housing

chain driven camshaft

split cylinder block

crankshaft drive with balancer shaft

cross-flow cooling in cylinder head

standing oil filter

non-return fuel system

crankcase breather and ventilation system

single spark ignition coils with integrated output stage

Three-way catalytic converters with lambda control Transmission:

5 speed manual with 5 forward and 1 reverse. Dimensions and capacities:

length: 3970 mm

width:1682 mm (1901 mm with mirrors unfolded)

height: 1462 mm

wheelbase: 2470 mm

turning radius: 5.3 m

front track: 1463 mm

rear track: 1456 mm

ground clearance: 160 mm

front headroom: 974 mm

rear headroom: 943 mm

fuel tank capacity: 45 litres Steering:

electro-mechanical rack and pinion


tilt and telescopic adjustable Suspension:

Front suspension through coil springs with telescopic
shock absorbers, all elements integrated in chassis legs

Rear suspension with gas pressure shock absorbers and
separate springs

Wheel control: front through chassis legs and (lower)
triangular wishbones (directionally stabilizing steering
roll radius)

Wheel control: rear through four-link suspension
with independent wheel suspension

Front and rear anti-roll bar

rough road package or India with engine sump guard. Brakes:

dual circuit, diagonally split

front: ventilated disc

rear: self adjusting drum

anti lock: standard

EBD: standard

hydraulic brake assist Wheels and tyres:

6 J x 15 alloy wheels standard

185/60 R 15 tyres Cosmetic features:

body coloured bumpers

chrome plated grille

alloy wheels

black door handles and OSRVM

tailgate mounted spoiler with high mounted stop lamp

full clear lens headlights and taillights Safety features:

ABS with EBD

driver and passenger front airbags

rear wiper, washer and defogger Interior features:

manual HVAC

dual tone grey interiors

power steering

tilt and telescopic adjust steering wheel

driver's seat height adjust

split foldable rear seat

manual central locking

all 4 power windows with auto down and driver's side pinch guard


digital fuel consumption indicator with odo and trip meter

temperature gauge

fire resistant fabric upholstery on seats and door trims optional extras and accessories:

body coloured OSRVM and door handles

stereo (CD MP3 player)*

stereo RCD 150 touchscreen with MDI (multi device interface for USB/AUX)*

front fog lamps *will be announced at the time of launch. More accessories will be available.

Exterior paint shades:


candy white

flash red

reflex silver

pepper grey

shadow blue

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Polo Details

Polo 1.2 litre Petrol 75 bhp@5400rpm, 110nm@3750rpm

Polo 1.2 Litre diesel 75bhp@4200rpm & 180nm@2000rpm

5 speed gearbox. 15" wheels 2 airbags

Will hit the road in March 2010. Prices nearer to the release

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Now this is interesting.

Asked about the pricing of the car, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd, member of Board and Director Neeraj Garg said it would be very competitive and in the range of Honda Jazz, Hyundai I20 and Skoda Fabia. hrmanju12010-01-05 08:40:09

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I was checking out the PDF brochure given on the site(live above) and in the brochure it says THREE DIFFERENT ENGINES ARE BEING LAUNCHED. 1.6L PETROL IS ONE OF THEM.

But it will only be launched in HIGHLINE version.


Tech Specs



Diff Versions



asethi9192010-01-05 12:24:48

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I think the 1.6L Petrol with 105PS power coupled with only the top level trim will be one unbelievable car. It will surely be near the 6.5-7L version although its just my guess.


The interior photos in the brochure are a lot better than what we expected them to be too.

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