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Old 28th June 2014, 12:56   #3166
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The GT variants of the 2014 Polo will be launched in August.

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VW will launch the refreshed 2014 VW Polo facelift on July 15. However, a report on Overdrive says that the launch will not cover the GT TSI and GT TDI variants of the hatchback. According to the report, the GT variants will launch a month after the regular Polo goes on sale.

The GT TSI variant will keep its 1.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine which produces 105 PS and 175 Nm of torque. It will also retain its gearbox which happens to be a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The GT TDI on the other hand will get its 1.6-liter engine replaced by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder motor, probably producing 105 PS of power. The transmission, a 5-speed manual, will continue unchanged.
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picture below shows an armrest and flat-bottomed steering wheel. is this india specific ? and only on highline+?
called up a dealer to ask. bloke was clueless: "...i'll check and get back to you s'aar"
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I don't think this vehicle is for India market, in the instrument cluster mph markings are made bolder than kph.
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This may not be India specific.
The interiors looks classy though. The current speedo console some how looks tacky, more so with the red MID.
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The pics are of the new Polo sold in Europe market. I don't think the interiors will be as classy in India but we will definitely see an upgrade.
Except for the Dot Matrix MID and maybe the color display central unit, I guess the rest is India specific as suggested by the spy pic provided below:
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Old 28th June 2014, 13:13   #3167
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Can anyone tell me What Oil does VW use for its 1.2P polo Petrol?
Is it Castrol Edge 5W40,or is it a different oil?
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When are they going to bin that 1.2l 3 pot engine.

I like the new alloys but again, I doubt if that is what we will get.

One image shows a six speed manual and the other a five speed. Guess its safe to say we are getting the five.

Subtle external changes that keeps the car looking handsome. Can't say much about the interior apart from the new steering wheel.

Its about time car manufacturers stop making changes to the interiors of the car sold here and in the International market. Clocks aren't the same, central facia (aircon, stereo) is different.
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Can anyone tell me What Oil does VW use for its 1.2P polo Petrol?
Is it Castrol Edge 5W40,or is it a different oil?
Anyone?

Also,Another query;After unlocking and opening driver side door,there is a humming sound,like fuel pump priming;what is that?
If i open any other door,the sound doesn't come.
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VW should also have scrapped the 1.2L 3cyl engine and replaced it with a naturally aspirated 1.2 4cly from the TSI. The 3 pot motor is only the sore point for a petrol costumer. Whereas the new 1.5L will really set the charts on fire with these looks and impeccable build quality.
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I'm on the verge of booking the polo tdi-

And want suggestions about -

1.) Waiting for the new polo is a wise decision or not, considering the 55k and 25k discount scheme on the comfortline and highline variants respectively ? Last day tomorrow 30th june, and is valid if i pay a booking amount of 10k.

2.) If i dont wait for the new version, is the price difference of around 70k justified between comfortline and highline ?

3.) If i do wait for the new one, wont it be priced higher than the current one ?

4.) Can it be expected that when the new version arrives, the old one will be further discounted ?

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VW should also have scrapped the 1.2L 3cyl engine and replaced it with a naturally aspirated 1.2 4cly from the TSI. The 3 pot motor is only the sore point for a petrol costumer. Whereas the new 1.5L will really set the charts on fire with these looks and impeccable build quality.
agree, I would love a decently powered Polo petrol as I dont have that much of running. The 1.2L 3cyl is pathetic.
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VW should also have scrapped the 1.2L 3cyl engine and replaced it with a naturally aspirated 1.2 4cly from the TSI. The 3 pot motor is only the sore point for a petrol costumer. Whereas the new 1.5L will really set the charts on fire with these looks and impeccable build quality.
1.2L engine doing duty in TSI variant is a Turbo one, not NA one. By far, it's the best petrol Turbo engine in the market as of now (even better than the much acclaimed Ford Ecoboost one).
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After unlocking and opening driver side door,there is a humming sound,like fuel pump priming;what is that?
I can't be sure about this. I have heard something similar in a new i20. The sound comes from around the steering rack as soon as you hit the Engine Start/Stop button. Sounds like the unlocking of the eps steering rack.

Where is the source of this noise?
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I'm on the verge of booking the polo tdi-

And want suggestions about -

1.) Waiting for the new polo is a wise decision or not, considering the 55k and 25k discount scheme on the comfortline and highline variants respectively ? Last day tomorrow 30th june, and is valid if i pay a booking amount of 10k.

2.) If i dont wait for the new version, is the price difference of around 70k justified between comfortline and highline ?

3.) If i do wait for the new one, wont it be priced higher than the current one ?

4.) Can it be expected that when the new version arrives, the old one will be further discounted ?

I too had the same dilemma before I finally went ahead and booked the TDi comfortline last week. I got the 55k discount, with some freebies.
AFAIK, the New Polo will be higher priced than the existing ones.
I booked because I couldn't wait till August.
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I too had the same dilemma before I finally went ahead and booked the TDi comfortline last week. I got the 55k discount, with some freebies.
AFAIK, the New Polo will be higher priced than the existing ones.
I booked because I couldn't wait till August.

Thanks for replying.

Congratulations on booking the comfortline tdi.

Could you elaborate what freebies ?

Well, in my case, I won't mind waiting till august (my birthday) as from the pics the new model will be even better looking and want to try the new engine as well, even if the price goes up a notch to provide an even better experience - my opinion.
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Thanks for replying.

Congratulations on booking the comfortline tdi.

Could you elaborate what freebies ?

Well, in my case, I won't mind waiting till august (my birthday) as from the pics the new model will be even better looking and want to try the new engine as well, even if the price goes up a notch to provide an even better experience - my opinion.
Thanks. I had to get a car now because I had to give my present car to my dad who needs it urgently.
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15" alloys
Seat Covers
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Sounds like a sweet deal especially the alloy wheels. Is this the integrated bluetooth unit from the highline variant or a separate standalone Bluetooth unit? Also what was your net OTR price.

One more question - does your Comfort line come with ABS and airbags?
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The exchange bonus VW offers is eligible only if we sell car to them ? Isn't it valid if we show our current car registration certificate to them ?
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The exchange bonus VW offers is eligible only if we sell car to them ? Isn't it valid if we show our current car registration certificate to them ?
Not really. When I brought my vento, the exchange offer from dealer was below the market price, obviously refused the offer. However, VW dealer was promised to pass on the exchange bonus, provided I share the certificate showing the car transfer to another owner within one month.

In my case, my previous car was in my wife name and Vento was registered had to be registered in my name. So they needed marriage certificate too, and I got the exchange bonus cheque within 2 weeks.

The VW dealer was Whitefield (Apple) Volkswagen on ORR, Bangalore .
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