SIAC Volkswagen has taken the wraps off a brand new variant of the Polo hatchback – known as the Polo Plus – on the 2019 Shanghai motor present (Auto Shanghai 2019). Whereas the Volkswagen Polo Plus relies on the brand new sixth-gen mannequin that made its worldwide debut again in 2017, it’s 11mm narrower and 3mm shorter. Nonetheless, with a four,053mm size, 1,740mm width and 1,449mm top, together with a 2,564mm lengthy wheelbase, the VW Polo Plus continues to be bigger than the Polo that’s presently on sale in India and China.
By way of design, the Polo Plus will get sportier trim over the usual Polo, with a dual-tone yellow and black end, new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps, a rear spoiler and pretend chrome-finished dual-pipe exhausts. Not like higher-spec variants of the Polo in worldwide markets, the Polo Plus misses out on LED DRLs and the bigger 17-inch alloy wheels.
The interiors of the Polo Plus carry ahead the sporty exterior theme, with yellow highlights on the dashboard, centre console and door panels. Tools offered by SIAC Volkswagen features a sunroof, a touchscreen infotainment system with 4 audio system, and steering mounted controls, whereas security package like a rear digicam, ESP, a number of airbags and ABS with EBD are commonplace. Alternatively, options comparable to an automated local weather management system and adjustable neck restraints should not on supply. As well as, the infotainment system will not be Apple CarPlay or Android Auto appropriate.
For the Chinese language market, the Polo Plus has the identical 1.5-litre petrol engine and 5-speed guide and 6-speed automated gearbox choices as the usual mannequin, which is already on sale there.
The VW Polo Plus is unique to the Chinese language market and it’s unlikely that Volkswagen India will deliver the Polo Plus to our market because the current-gen Polo will soldier on for the following couple of years. Contemplating rivals just like the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo are a lot newer fashions, gross sales of the VW Polo are anticipated to undergo. As per the Volkswagen Group’s India 2.zero plan, the MQB A0 platform that the new-gen Polo relies on will probably be localised closely and can make its debut on the India-spec Skoda Kamiq SUV. The platform will then underpin the Volkswagen T-Cross for India, which will probably be adopted by the next-gen VW Vento (Virtus) and Skoda Rapid.
Together with its plans for platform localisation, Volkswagen can be engaged on the localisation of its 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol engine – a VW Vento with the new BS-VI-compliant engine has been spied testing within the nation. This new motor, which can are available in 94hp or 114hp states of tune, will exchange the growing old 105hp, 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol and the 105hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engines.