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Old 28th November 2015, 12:17   #1
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Default Volkswagen imports 1.0L Polo TSI for testing purposes

Thank you to the Team-BHP fan (who chooses to remain anonymous) for sharing this information.

The Volkswagen Polo has been offered with a wide variety of powertrain options in India (both past and present). While at the upper end of the spectrum, Volkswagen is expected to go a leap beyond the GT TSI (104 BHP/175 Nm) and GT TDI (104 BHP/250 Nm) and launch the Polo GTI, the German automaker has also imported a 1.0L Polo TSI for testing purposes with the car valued at Rs. 20.44 lakh.

It is unknown if the import from Germany is being tested for the Indian market or not. In the UK, the 1.0L Polo TSI makes 109 BHP @ 5,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 2,000 rpm mated with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG autobox. There's also a 1.0L Polo TSI BlueMotion that makes 94 BHP @ 5,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque @ 1,500 rpm that comes mated only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

It remains to be seen if the car will be launched in the Indian market and what state of tune it will be offered in, if/when launched.

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Source: Zauba

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Old 28th November 2015, 12:40   #2
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Very interesting to see VW importing the 1L TSi Polo as this gen Polo has already been there since around 2010 and has received the mid life facelift too, IMO if this engine makes it to this generation Polo it will be a really quick move by VW.

On the other hand speaking of the price of the import i.e. 20.44L

IIRC a Merc GLE was imported @ 14.99L

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& A Volvo S60 @ 10.31L

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Surprising to see import price of the 1L Polo @ 20.44L

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Surprising to see import price of the 1L Polo @ 20.44L
If you notice in your post, Zauba mentions that the Merc GLE has been imported into India via the Mumbai Nava Sheva Port and also the Volvo S60 has arrived via the Chennai Sea Port.

While in the opening post about the 1.0 TSI, Zauba mentions that the car has arrived via Air Cargo thus making it very expensive.

Similar trend has been observed in Zauba in the past as well, where the car price shoots up whenever there is a import via Air Cargo.
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If you notice in your post, Zauba mentions that the Merc GLE has been imported into India via the Mumbai Nava Sheva Port and also the Volvo S60 has arrived via the Chennai Sea Port.

While in the opening post about the 1.0 TSI, Zauba mentions that the car has arrived via Air Cargo thus making it very expensive.

Similar trend has been observed in Zauba in the past as well, where the car price shoots up whenever there is a import via Air Cargo.
Valid point, but at the same time now makes me think what was the 'urgency' for VW that they had to airlift a Polo 1L TSi
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Valid point, but at the same time now makes me think what was the 'urgency' for VW that they had to airlift a Polo 1L TSi
I guess they thought somebody would check their car for emissions hence they decided to airlift it out of trouble .

At the same time why would they want an engine which produces more or less the same power as the 1.2 and already confirming to emission norms in India here .
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Value for customs includes the carriage charge, doesn't it?

So, if we could order a Polo on Amazon, for priority delivery, I wonder what the total would come to, because that is what we would have to pay tax on
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Yes,The declared value @ customs does not include freight.

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Value for customs includes the carriage charge, doesn't it?

So, if we could order a Polo on Amazon, for priority delivery, I wonder what the total would come to, because that is what we would have to pay tax on
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Default Re: Volkswagen imports 1.0L Polo TSI for testing purposes

If the news is true and they are really planning to introduce this engine in India then they should replace the current 1.2 NA engine with this 1.0 TSI matted with manual transmission and keep the price at par with existing NA petrol variant.
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If the news is true and they are really planning to introduce this engine in India then they should replace the current 1.2 NA engine with this 1.0 TSI matted with manual transmission and keep the price at par with existing NA petrol variant.
Yup, that's going to happen

I can understand a petrolhead's desires, but doubt VW is ever going to introduce a TSI engine at the same cost of an NA engine.
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Here is a report on how the 1.0 L TSI perform. 2016 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI S review

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What is it?
To remind you, the Skoda's new engine produces a peak output of 113bhp at 5500rpm, which is 9bhp more than the 1.2 it replaces. Torque gains are more significant, with the 1.0 offering some 19lb ft extra twist from lower down in its rev range, but there's no change in the quoted 9.9sec 0-62mph sprint time. However, official average fuel consumption is up to 62.8mpg, from the 57.6mpg of before.

What's it like?
Importantly, it doesn't feel short of breath. The Octavia has some of the biggest dimensions in the family car class, but the new engine's decent flexibility and appetite for revs ensures that moving a family and its luggage, let alone its own weight, is easily done.

Sure, it requires a little more patience and planning when overtaking on faster roads, and there's some typical three-cylinder delayed throttle response to drive around, but these are minor issues, and certainly ones it shares with its rivals. Push the engine hard and it'll growl purposefully bu never cause unwanted vibration, while at a cruise is fades away nicely into the background.

But surely this petrol engine, one cylinder down, affords the Octavia a lighter nose and keener handling? Unfortunately not. The 1.0 TSI is just 5kg lighter than the old 1.2 and feels very much the same to drive, although that's no bad thing.

Indeed, fuel testing carried out by our True MPG fuel testers on this 1.0 TSI returned an average of 46.0mpg. That's some way short of its official claim, and likely its diesel stablemates, but it's not to be sniffed at.
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Default Re: Volkswagen imports 1.0L Polo TSI for testing purposes

VW is working on the next generation of Polo, while India is speculated to get the Polo in the PQ26 ( tweaked PQ25 platform instead of the Global MQB-A0 platform).
The engine will be most likely be the new-generation turbocharged 1 litre petrol engine called MQ100.
In view of this VW would be testing the engine ( imported 1.0L TSI Polo) for India making it ready for the 2018 New Polo.

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