Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th July 2012, 13:32   #166
BHPian
 
prashant316's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 183
Thanked: 68 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vik0728 View Post
My brother just can't stop drooling about the Polo since its launch and finally, seems to have decided to "B(ite)UY THE BULLET" !!

Had been for a TD yesterday and the SE there seemed really sure about the following things:

# - Polo 1.6 is not discontinued but kind of Built on order. Accordingly, if a particular color is available from an existing stock, 1 week is the delivery Time. Else will take around 50 days.

# - Polo Diesel will have an Update/Revision soon. He was not sure about the facelift though but sounded pretty confident about a "New/Improved Diesel Engine" on a Polo before September.

# - SE as well mentioned about an AT Tranny on the "Revised/FL" Polo but could not confirm if it was on a Diesel or Petrol Avatar.

Since my brother was only interested in the 1.6, we did not probe further into this.
I can see myself in your brother. I have been drooling for the car as well.

You mention very interesting updates for the car. Please post more updates incase you get any especially about the revised diesel version of the car . Also also personally hope they pump in more power in the 1.2 petrol.
prashant316 is offline  
Old 16th July 2012, 13:38   #167
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 10,048
Thanked: 15,535 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vik0728 View Post
Since my brother was only interested in the 1.6, we did not probe further into this.
Nice info bro, Good to hear on the 1.6's and the future upgrades

Cheers!
volkman10 is offline  
Old 16th July 2012, 13:49   #168
Senior - BHPian
 
Vik0728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,738
Thanked: 2,150 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by prashant316 View Post

I can see myself in your brother. I have been drooling for the car as well.

You mention very interesting updates for the car.
I will be very honest prashant, I have started Gaping myself of late, everytime I see a Polo or a Punto on-road.

I never really liked Polo when it was launched but boy has that "Hot Hatch" grown on me.

"Updates" I am not sure buddy, since I thought of sharing some information from SE. SE could only confirm that 1.6 has not been disontinued.


Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post

Nice info bro, Good to hear on the 1.6's and the future upgrades

Cheers!
Trust me Bro, I thought of sending you and Prashanth a quick PM the moment I heard that SE. I was like .

B.T.W the New 1.6's have a Parking sensor as Standard as well.

Last edited by Vik0728 : 16th July 2012 at 13:59.
Vik0728 is online now   (2) Thanks
Old 24th July 2012, 14:05   #169
Senior - BHPian
 
S2!!!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,810
Thanked: 9,104 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Saw the "new" silver Polo running on tc plates. The front does look a lot better courtesy the smoked out headlamps like the Jetta. The side profile is the same apart from the new Fabia like 15 inch alloys wheels. The rear carried a Tdi badge and a glaring omission was the rear wiper and washer. The interiors too seemed to be the same like the current Polo HL however couldn't get a closer look.
S2!!! is offline  
Old 10th August 2012, 17:35   #170
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,363
Thanked: 28,232 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

The Polo facelift (more a refresh) has been spotted by the guys at Autocar.

This impending launch, combined with VW India's ambitious plans to expand it's dealership base by at least 50 dealerships every year so that it can double it's dealership base by 2015, certainly shows how aggressive VW is becoming, and how important the Indian market is to the German giant's future plans. To improve the customer experience, more focus is to be given on training it's personnel through newly developed training centers.

Photo courtesy - Autocar India.

Name:  0_468_700_http__i.haymarket.net.au_ExtraImages_20120810092057_Polo_spy copy.jpg
Views: 2269
Size:  32.5 KB

Quote:
On the exterior, the refreshed Polo is expected to get black inserts on its headlamps to give the car a more sportier look. It will also get a new alloy wheel design. The upgraded interior will include a new music system head-unit with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, while higher-spec variants could also get steering-mounted audio controls - a feature that is slowly becoming a standard option in models of this segment.
SOURCE - Updated Polo coming soon | News | Autocar India

Last edited by RavenAvi : 10th August 2012 at 17:37.
RavenAvi is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 10th August 2012, 18:10   #171
BHPian
 
Abhinav667's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rishikesh
Posts: 74
Thanked: 84 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by RavenAvi View Post
The Polo facelift (more a refresh) has been spotted by the guys at Autocar.

This impending launch, combined with VW India's ambitious plans to expand it's dealership base by at least 50 dealerships every year so that it can double it's dealership base by 2015, certainly shows how aggressive VW is becoming, and how important the Indian market is to the German giant's future plans. To improve the customer experience, more focus is to be given on training it's personnel through newly developed training centers.

Photo courtesy - Autocar India.

Attachment 967854


SOURCE - Updated Polo coming soon | News | Autocar India
Well, the spy-shots have been out for quite some time now. Another BHP-ian, methecupid, had posted these pictures on another thread.

Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel also-polo_update.jpg
Name:  1.jpg
Views: 1970
Size:  56.9 KB
Name:  2.jpg
Views: 2010
Size:  50.1 KB

EDIT: The white test-mule was snapped by mohandasnikhil.

Last edited by Abhinav667 : 10th August 2012 at 18:12.
Abhinav667 is offline  
Old 30th August 2012, 22:47   #172
Senior - BHPian
 
el lobo 6061's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 1,497
Thanked: 978 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Caught New Polo testing at Vashi Toll Plaza going towards Chembur yesterday in morning at 7:30 am with MH14 Pune temporary registration.

My observations:
  • The current head lamps on Polo have been smoked black which give a mean look to the car. Not the dual barrel ones same as in EU. Sad.
  • Tail lamp design appeared to be same.
  • Head Unit changed to the new one same as in Vento currently. Couldn't observe for steering mounted controls.
  • New 10 spokes alloy wheels. Looks great but will be cleaning headache with the amount of brake dust in every nook and corner.

Since I was the only one in the car, could just manage to take 2 pics while even managing driving my Vento. If somehow the VW personnel had stopped en-route would have talked to them with additional pics.

Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel also-29082012732.jpg

Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel also-29082012735.jpg

Hoping VW India launch new Polo during the festive season in Oct'12 which would be the right time as most people make their purchase during the auspicious period.

Last edited by el lobo 6061 : 30th August 2012 at 22:50.
el lobo 6061 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 30th August 2012, 23:13   #173
BHPian
 
prashant316's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 183
Thanked: 68 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

i must say, its one of the few cars that is doing its test runs without any weird make up on it.

Guys, any idea if there is any addition of any new features in this car? Or any news of a 1.5 l Diesel coming in for this car?
prashant316 is offline  
Old 31st August 2012, 02:37   #174
Senior - BHPian
 
shashank.nk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,520
Thanked: 732 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

I hope the New Polo is launched at existing prices, its not a VFM buy with the features available now, pushing it even further will be a disaster IMO.

I don't think the 1.5l will be launched anytime soon, it may come in 2014 when the new-gen Polo will be launched.

Cleaning those new alloys is gonna be tough! Especially the inner wheel
shashank.nk is offline  
Old 31st August 2012, 07:45   #175
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indore
Posts: 422
Thanked: 550 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

I donot think Polo can be relaunched at existing prices. Probable reasons:
  • VW is currently losing Rs. 50,000 per Polo.

  • VW has previously mentioned that they will re position themselves to more premium segment (like new Jetta is placed higher than all other rivals in its segment) and let Skoda play the VFM game. They will no longer compete with Maruti.

  • The new EA 211 petrols (1.2 and 1.4 TSI - both 4 cyl) and EA 288 diesel (1.6 to 2.0 capacities - 4 cyl) are the new engine lineup for VW group lower marques. I am doubtful that a new engine will be created just for India. However. the older generation 2.0 TDI - 110 bhp engine is still available in India in Laura whereas the world over it has been replaced by the 140 bhp version. (110 bhp version is not Euro5 compatible)

Last edited by sarthakgupta : 31st August 2012 at 07:48.
sarthakgupta is offline  
Old 31st August 2012, 09:17   #176
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: EU - Nordic
Posts: 1,563
Thanked: 953 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarthakgupta View Post
I donot think Polo can be relaunched at existing prices. Probable reasons:
  • VW is currently losing Rs. 50,000 per Polo.
I find that very hard to believe. It's been about 30 months since the Polo was launched in India. By a conservative average of about 2500 Polos sold per month, VW has already sold 75000 Polos in India. The losses for the company at Rs.50K per Polo would be astronomical. Maybe they are making 50K less per Polo than their target.
StarrySky is offline  
Old 31st August 2012, 09:57   #177
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,376
Thanked: 528 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

According to ACI report, VW is planning to introduce an automatic Polo by year end. It is not known if it is going to be DSG or conventional auto or if the auto will be available on diesel or petrol.
Guna is offline  
Old 31st August 2012, 10:00   #178
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 10,048
Thanked: 15,535 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guna View Post
According to ACI report, VW is planning to introduce an automatic Polo by year end. It is not known if it is going to be DSG or conventional auto or if the auto will be available on diesel or petrol.

The reports on the AT is the Polo 1.6 petrol ( the Vento AT powertrain). Reports indicate the 1.4/1.5 TDI will launched in 2014!

Cheers!

Last edited by volkman10 : 31st August 2012 at 10:02.
volkman10 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 4th September 2012, 16:13   #179
BHPian
 
Abhinav667's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rishikesh
Posts: 74
Thanked: 84 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
The reports on the AT is the Polo 1.6 petrol ( the Vento AT powertrain). Reports indicate the 1.4/1.5 TDI will launched in 2014!

Cheers!
Well, it's here!

The Car And Bike Show’s Siddharth Vinayak Patankar has left a note on his official show page wall that Volkswagen India has launched the updated Polo and the Vento. Volkswagen India may not have confirmed it, but SVP is spot on with his messages. SVP shares a healthy relationship with VW and he was also the first person to break the news of the Jetta TSI.

Although, he hasn't posted any pictures he has posted some details about the facelift.The changes are as follows: -

- Black Headlamps
- New Alloys
- Sat-Nav
- Rear view camera
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Leather upholstery etc.

Surprisingly, despite the addition of all these features, Volkswagen has slashed the prices of both the cars by up-to Rs. 40,000. The Polo Highline Diesel now costs Rs. 6.94 lakhs, whereas the Vento Highline diesel now costs Rs. 9.89 lakhs. All prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

SOURCE: http://www.facebook.com/cnbshow/posts/10151072449644563 & http://www.facebook.com/cnbshow/posts/10151072451434563
Abhinav667 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 4th September 2012, 16:56   #180
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 213
Thanked: 160 Times
Default Re: Polo with bluetooth HU & steering audio controls spotted edit:1.5L, 94bhp Diesel

Reports earlier indicated that a Polo 1.6 AT will be launched around Diwali. Then news came that the current Polo 1.6 manual production is stopped. Now, as part of this refresh, I do not see any news for Polo AT. Any idea if it will launch this year?
Voyager-1 is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: Steering mounted Audio Controls. Ripper DIY - Do it yourself 51 30th January 2017 09:10
Stock Steering Wheel with Audio Controls Connected to After Market Headunit? Epic In-Car Entertainment 34 24th July 2014 12:36
Audio controls on Steering? hrishig Modifications & Accessories 89 21st December 2012 19:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:55.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks