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Old 17th August 2015, 11:44   #3571
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The news is correct! Just got confirmation from the sales guy at VW east delhi.

New features include auto folding ovrm, cruise control and cooled glove box. Price likely to be in the range of 7.4 for petrol HL

Damn! why!! That too on the day am supposed to pick up my CSG petrol HL. :eek

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Old 17th August 2015, 12:53   #3572
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@ lordvader - if the registration formalities have not commenced, you can always cancel the delivery and take from the fresh lot with updated features !

My friend has done this with VW, he moved from CL to HL and it was accommodated.
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@ lordvader - if the registration formalities have not commenced, you can always cancel the delivery and take from the fresh lot with updated features !

My friend has done this with VW, he moved from CL to HL and it was accommodated.
Very true sir! Unfortunately, I have not only crossed that bridge but burnt and done with it as well.

Its just the delivery part which is left now. Honestly speaking, I'm happy with what I have now and though the new features seem enticing, I guess I can make do without them.
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These were the common "negatives" reported in team bhp ownership report. Looks like VW is finally getting pulse of Indian customer and addressing the short comings

We must thank Hyundai for introducing features like turn indicator on ORVM, auto folding mirrors, start stop button etc even in a vehicle which is segment below premium hatches ( i10 Grand). Forget VW, If not for feature packed Hyundai hatches even Marti wouldn’t have introduced these features in Swift.
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Nice and needed updates. Cruise control is a surprise. If I am not wrong, the Polo will be the first car under 10L (On Road) to get cruise control. That is a pretty big addition to the segment. I think currently only the S Cross, City Vento and Rapid get cruise control.
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When are they going to get rid of the three pot? I feel that a four cylinder NA 1.2 should be introduced as well.
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When are they going to get rid of the three pot? I feel that a four cylinder NA 1.2 should be introduced as well.

They should seriously get rid of the 3 pot, I had bought it for city use and still i was disappointed. Diesal like clatter during startup, 15k bill for the first year servicing for a petrol car, Power was never on tap, ended up selling it just after the service.
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They should seriously get rid of the 3 pot, I had bought it for city use and still i was disappointed. Diesal like clatter during startup, 15k bill for the first year servicing for a petrol car, Power was never on tap, ended up selling it just after the service.
All VW needs to do is remove the turbo and related parts from the GT TSI and sell it with the manual version. I am sure the power specs would increase as well in the process.

It is weird that overall the car is a good package, but has a 3 cylinder engine which in no way belongs under its hood.

My sister is waiting for the delivery of the Comfortline this week. I loved the interiors, especially the steering wheel and overall quality and the SA had mentioned this batch on would be with indicators on mirror, and has a cruise control as well on the CL.
Since she is not going to drive much or do trips , the engine is not an issue, but I still wished by now they would have upgraded.

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No problem buddy!

I booked a VW 1.5l TDI Highline today in Apple Auto, Whitefield Bangalore

I did not wait for the facelift though - the features being added did not seem to warrant losing discounts of ~60k.
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No problem buddy!

I booked a VW 1.5l TDI Highline today in Apple Auto, Whitefield Bangalore

I did not wait for the facelift though - the features being added did not seem to warrant losing discounts of ~60k.
Thanks for confirming this.

My sister has booked the 1.2 Comfortline manual and waiting for delivery which should be in few days and the showroom guy had mentioned that the new cars have cruise control , indicators on the mirrors and cooled glove box .

He didn't mentioned the autofolding ORVM. Probably thats only for Highline.
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Autofolding ovrm & cruise control are only for the Highline .. Cooled glovebox & indicators mounted on ovrm are I believe standard across all variants..
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Cruise Control is sweet! I wonder if there will be a way to retrofit cruise control on older models.
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Hi BHPians

I am thinking of trading in my old i10 1.1 iRDE with Polo 1.2 L Petrol. My budget restricts me to the Trendline but I find the tyres for TL to be 175/14 while the CL and HL get 185/15. How much of a difference does it make to the ride quality within city. In the Chennai roads where I drive, there are quite some potholes and the old i10 has notoriously bad ride quality in such conditions. That is the reason for this car exchange. However, unsure if CL is much better than TL in terms of ride quality. Please advise.
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I really wish that my Polo ( bought 3 months back ) can be upgraded to alteast the electronic OVRM. Any news on whether such retrofits are planned.
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I really wish that my Polo ( bought 3 months back ) can be upgraded to alteast the electronic OVRM. Any news on whether such retrofits are planned.
Unfortunately dealers will not do these retrofits. Many of the retrofits are feasible, but will need to be done outside.

For example, the cruise control is a potentially simple retrofit if the car has the right version BCM (The HL Vento has it, so the Polo also should have it)

That is one problem of buying a VW Polo/Vento. They keep releasing refreshes/special editions at frequent intervals.
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