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Old 30th June 2013, 10:50   #2836
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The VW Polo is due for a replacement and we should be seeing the next generation model hit the stores sometime in 2015. Before that, VW will introduce an updated model year variant for the Polo which will include certain features such as daytime running lights and a differently designed bumper and so on. This is a rendering from Auto Bild as to what the model year updated Polo could look like.

Apart from these exterior differences, the updated Polo would also feature an additional engine option. This would form the new base variant for the Polo and the engine is likely to be carried over from the VW Up!
The engine in question is the VW 999cc, 3-cylinder motor which is available in two states of tune. It produces 60PS of power and 95Nm of torque in its base specification. 0-100km/h comes up in 14.4 seconds while the top-speed is rated at 160km/h. It also manages 3.9L/100km (25.64km/l) whilst emitting only 105g of CO2 per km.


The same engine has also been tuned to produce 75PS of power while churning the same amount of torque. 0-100km/h takes only 13.2 seconds in this spec while the top-speed is an Autobahn friendly 171km/h. It averages 4.0L/100km (25km/l) while producing 108g of CO2 per km.
VW may want to introduce this engine in the Polo so as to offer a variant with lower CO2 emissions and a better fuel economy than the existing lineup. The Up! with the 1.0-liter engine has an efficiency class rating of C while the base Polo has a D rating. As a result, the taxes would be reduced in a 1.0-liter Polo, not to mention the cost to make it.
[Note: The performance figures of this engine is when it is featured in the Up! On the heavier weighing Polo, it is bound to be blunted to some extent.]


Source: Indian Autos Blog and Auto Bild.


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pleasant feeling didn't last long when he gave us the bill amount.
it was 22000INR
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Polo is not just a "The mint with a hole" it also "The car which burns a hole in your pocket"
OMG!!!! It looks to me like it doesnt just burn a hole in your pocket, rather it burns your pants away completely!!!

Over 3.5 years of ownership of a Punto, I have spent a net 27000rs on it at the service station. This includes dent repair and repaint on two doors and the door sill worth 7000rs and 2000rs for a headlamp replacement.

Do put up the cost break up.

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After a month of deliberation, finally booked the Polo Highline 1.2 Petrol Reflex Silver today at Volkswagen Guwahati. Delivery period is around 15-20 days. The VW people are claiming that Highline models are currently having high delivery periods. I will be eagerly waiting for my first VW purchase
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After a month of deliberation, finally booked the Polo Highline 1.2 Petrol Reflex Silver today at Volkswagen Guwahati. Delivery period is around 15-20 days. The VW people are claiming that Highline models are currently having high delivery periods. I will be eagerly waiting for my first VW purchase
Congrats pranjal. I saw this offer today in the newspaper. Where the vw is offering extended warranty, three year insurance and maintenance. After almost booking punto emotion. This has got me interested. What do you suggest. I am in Guwahati too
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Congrats pranjal. I saw this offer today in the newspaper. Where the vw is offering extended warranty, three year insurance and maintenance. After almost booking punto emotion. This has got me interested. What do you suggest. I am in Guwahati too
Can you please explain the scheme? I could not understand the concept of 36 EMIs of 9999 for Polo and 20% down payment.
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Congrats pranjal. I saw this offer today in the newspaper. Where the vw is offering extended warranty, three year insurance and maintenance. After almost booking punto emotion. This has got me interested. What do you suggest. I am in Guwahati too
Thanks blurust. VW is offering 10k cash discount and 3k corporate discount for highline variant and nearly 40k discount for comfortline. I just now called the dealership regarding today's ad. I was informed that it is valid only if you avail volkswagen finance . My advice is you take a testdrive of polo and decide. The guwahati sales people are quite helpful. However annual service costs of polo comes to.around 7000 for petrol and 9000 for diesel. However service interval is every 15000 kms or 1 year.

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Guys.. finalised on the Polo Diesel. Unable to decide between the Highline / Trendline ... reason... time spent in the car is pretty less... so wondering if the extras in the Highline are worth it . I am doing CSD purchase so the diff between the two is 1.1 .

Trendline does not have the MFD ( if that's what they call it) on the dashboard and has the 14 inch tyres , which apart from Apollo and JK... no one ( Michelin or Bridgestone ) makes...

So am wondering , i cannot fit the ABS , air bags , or the MFD functionality nor get better tyres... ( rear windshield wash , de fogger i dont use much ) on the trendline ... but is paying 1.1 extra worth it ... ? ...will be mostly city driving ...highway only on family vacation ..
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let us know how it feels after a few weeks.... plus since am new to this... doesnt it affect the engine in the long run ? ... and apart from the turbo lag... in what way does the car seem better ( ask cos am not green light racer )

Also costs ....

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I recently got the Dieseltronics box by Racedynamics for my Polo. To say the least, it feels like a completely different car now. The initial hesitation to move (turbo lag) by engine 'feels' non-existent now (almost) and it has become a drive that is much more rev-happy in the low end. I am waiting to spend a few weeks driving around in all the different modes before I pen down my experience with it.
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I will be taking the delivery of my Silver Polo Highline Petrol tomorrow morning from SM Autokrafts , Guwahati. Final on road price will come to Rs 646554/- plus accessories. I have been given a 10k cash discount, 3k corporate discount and around 6k insurance discount. The vehicle had arrived on 14th itself. But I have never seen it yet. Tomorrow morning I will be doing the PDI and if all is clear I will move ahead with the purchase. However one thing I have noticed is that the SA's tone has changed (in a negative sense)after I booked the vehicle. Maybe that's the way in Volkswagen India , I don't know.
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I will be taking the delivery of my Silver Polo Highline Petrol tomorrow morning from SM Autokrafts , Guwahati. Final on road price will come to Rs 646554/- plus accessories. I have been given a 10k cash discount, 3k corporate discount and around 6k insurance discount. The vehicle had arrived on 14th itself. But I have never seen it yet. Tomorrow morning I will be doing the PDI and if all is clear I will move ahead with the purchase. However one thing I have noticed is that the SA's tone has changed (in a negative sense)after I booked the vehicle. Maybe that's the way in Volkswagen India , I don't know.
I don't like the people here at sm autokrafts. Reason, they always get me a non registered car when I ask them for a test drive except for pol tdi, for which they have a real demo vehicle. You ask them about anything the best answer they have is. 'nahi ho salta sir'
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Finally took delivery of my Polo Highline Petrol. The people were courteous and gave me discounts in accessories, insurance, corporate discount and cash back. Total savings are around 22k. However my choice of seat cover was not readily available. So currently the vehicle is without seat cover . It will take another 15-20 days for new seat covers to arrive.
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Handling is fairly neutral, even under harsh cornering, and body roll well-controlled. Grip levels are strong; push hard and she will slowly understeer in an entirely predictable manner (no nasty surprises)
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  • Handling that does exactly what you tell it to, even when pushing hard

1. While shooting the Polo GT video review, the entire PowerDrift crew got into a major debate regarding the handling. Some (including myself) argued that the handling was soft and the steering was way too light, while the others seemed to love it! With no clear answers, we were left with one choice - to push the car as much as we (legally) could! Well, the handling part was still a subjective point to argue. But with a car that's got a "GT" badge, is the handling good enough?

2. Check out the GT's videos and feedback would be great!



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And now IAB scoops the Polo Bi-fuel.
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Saw this accessories list or rather offers at VW WHITEFIELD. Should be a good deal for those looking for some accessories in the base and mid variants of the Polo/Vento
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Has anyone got a call from the service center regarding some changes to the ECU ?

My colleague (Polo Diesel) got a call from the gurgaon dealer that the ECU needed updating.
Then, at the service center they said that the following things will be changed free of cost
1. Front seats!
2. ECU Update
3. Some spacer
4. Some steering column wire.

So far he hasn't got a bill for it (they will mail it to him)
It all seems strange to me.
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