Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Volkswagen to launch a more powerful diesel Polo?

Volkswagen to launch a more powerful diesel Polo?

A couple of sites are reporting this:


Our sources confirm that Volkswagen has been evaluating the market for a more powerful diesel Polo with its existing 1.6-litre diesel block which is available on the Vento. The 1.6-litre diesel Polo will be sold along with the existing 75bhp 1.2-litre Polo diesel.
Volkswagen mulls launch of powerful diesel Polo - CarWale News

Volkswagen considering a more powerful Polo Diesel with a 1.6 Liter engine? |

If everyone remembers, a diesel Polo with steering-mounted controls was spotted testing back in June-July 2011. Rumors had it that VW had plonked the 1.6 D (or a detuned 1.5 D) from the Vento into the Polo for testing, which was soon to be launched to take on the Swift diesel, Punto diesel and the i20 diesel.

Of course, it will be more expensive than the top variant of the Polo which sells for ~8L in some parts of our country. How much more expensive I wonder, since it will encroach on sedan territory and just might make the Skoda Rapid seem a better proposition.

VW needs to be careful with the pricing of this one, when they launch it.

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