BS6 Compliant Versions Of Volkswagen Polo, Vento Launched In India (Image: ) (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Hitesh_yagni)
The BS6 compliant models of Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen Vento were recently launched in India. The price for BS6 Volkswagen Polo in India has been set at Rs 5.82 lakh and BS6 Volkswagen Vento costs Rs 8.86 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). It is to be noted that BS-VI (BS6) emission regulations are set to kick in India from April 1, 2020. Coming back to Polo and Vento, both the vehicles now come equipped with the 1.0-litre petrol engine. Importantly, the automaker is offering the 1.0-litre MPI and TSI motors on the Polo, while only the TSI version will power the Vento. However, the 1.5-litre diesel engine is discontinued.
Volkswagen Passengers Cars Director Steffen Knapp said the company is committed to bring in the best of technology for its customers in India. He further said, "We are proud to introduce our BS6 variants of the Polo and Vento, which comprises of the MPI engine and Volkswagen's award-winning TSI technology."
"In accordance with the Indian government norms, Volkswagen India announces a 100 per cent transformation to a BS6 product portfolio. The carlines continue to be accessible for the Indian customers with no major price difference across the Polo & Vento carlines," he added.
Volkswagen Polo Trendline, Comfortline and Highline Plus variants are equipped with with the 1.0 MPI engine, whereas the 1.0 TSI motor will be offered in the loaded Highline Plus and GT Line variants. The TSI motor churns out 108 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, a first for the sporty hatch in its turbo-petrol guise, in addition to being offered on the standard versions. Meanwhile, a new 6-speed torque converter replaces the 7-speed DSG on the hatchback.
The BS6 Volkswagen Vento comes only with a 1.0-litre TSI engine that churns out 108 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque. The BS6 Vento has Trendline, Comfortline, Highline and Highline Plus variants. Interestingly, the automatic version is only offered in the Highline and Highline Plus trims.