Volkswagen Polo 1.6 - Now Launched.


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Thats surprising! No teasers and all? 104HP sounds good, i hope this is a performer and not just good on papers.
Any idea about the exteriors? Are they same as that of regular Polo?
Other than the 1.6 Badge, Most probably there is not any other noticeable difference on exteriors, like you can see in pictures on post #34.

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Thanks 350Z for details. I wish they had gone for some exterior changes to differentiate it from the regular one.
 

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Actually, the car was officially released a few days ago, Below are full details by Autocar India website:

Volkswagen India introduces a more powerful variant its Polo hatchback. The hot hatch gets the 1.6-litre petrol motor that was first launched in the Vento saloon. Available only in the Highline variant, the 1.6-L Polo is priced at Rs 6.16lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The new variant will be powered by a four-cylinder 1598cc motor churning out a max output of 103.63bhp @ 5250rpm and 15.6kgm @ 3759rpm. The car will be matted to a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the outside, the Polo 1.6 continues to sport body coloured bumpers, chrome strip in the front grille, body coloured door handles/mirrors, galvanized body with 6-years anti-corrosion warranty and 15-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the hatch gets a CD MP3 player, split seats, rear wash/wipe, multi-function display, remote locking, fog lamps, ABS, driver and co-passenger airbags, chrome inserts on the gear shift knobs and door handles, and ‘livon’ upholstery.

Commenting on the occasion, Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director Volkswagen Passenger Cars,VW India said, “With the introduction of this variant the Polo becomes even more exciting for our customers as it becomes more powerful and fun to drive while continuing to maintain all the features available in the 1.2-L Polo variant.”


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The only reason its out of production is because Fabia 1.6 is cheaper by 70K, which is huge money.
 
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But soon the Fabia is also going out of production. Where do we petrol heads go?
Yes Fabia is going will be eventually discontinued. We should wait for VW to launch 1.2 TSI which they will be launching very soon. It will be offered with the option of 6 Speed Manual or a 7 Speed DSG. Polo will be the first car to get it and afterwards Fabia. The Vento and Rapid might not get this engine. Ford will bring ECOBOOST ( Direct Injection) Petrol Engines. Honda is also planning to launch next gen City with Direct Injection Petrol engine sometime in End of 2013.
 

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