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Old 4th September 2019, 12:54   #136
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any news on launch, do we have the facts now on what exactly is coming with the facelift?
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VW launches its face-lifts, Cosmetic updates and No mechanical changes:

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Honestly the changes made are so subtle & hard to notice for a layman that it didn't warrant such a big "launch" event at all. Tata, Mahindra make much bigger changes in their cars even without the knowledge to their own staff in all likelyhood . Let alone an event for such tiny facelifts.

They should have saved the money spent on this event. It could have easily covered the full R&D cost of the next "facelift" of the same models in 2024 or so.
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Incidentally, Polo is the only ~4m car currently on sale (not cars <4m) with a proper rear bumper.
I think Ford Figo is the only car with proper rear bumper in <4m, ~4m and >4m hatchbacks respectively.

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For someone like me who has been an ignorant and casual observer of the Polo through the years who still finds it difficult to figure out the difference between the models based on the 3 letter abbreviations, this car has looked the same over the years obviously those close to these cars might be able to tell each one apart, for an aam non Polo aadmi like me, though a timeless classic its essentially looked too similar. It needn't necessarily be a bad thing, but just an observation.

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Pricing of the Face-lift cars:

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Volkswagen has also equipped the new Polo and Vento with its Volkswagen Connect (connectivity suite) as standard on Highline trim and higher. Volkswagen Connect is a dongle based feature and it can be transferred across different Volkswagen cars. The connectivity suite allows trip tracking, driver behaviour and statistic tracking, location sharing and fuel cost monitoring to name a few features.

All variants of the Polo and Vento now also get a seat-belt reminder system, rear parking sensors and a speed alert system. Dual airbags and ABS have been standard across the Polo and Vento range, and that remains unchanged with the facelifts.
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VW launches its face-lifts, Cosmetic updates and No mechanical changes:
Man did I make the right decision with my recent purchase!!

What do VW India actually mean when they:
  • Organize a "Launch" event for a cosmetic update.
  • They advertise it as "Introductory" price. Seriously?

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Man did I make the right decision with my recent purchase!!

What do VW India actually mean when they:
  • Organize a "Launch" event for a cosmetic update.
  • They advertise it as "Introductory" price. Seriously?
Was supposed to go to the launch event. Canned it because of the crazy Mumbai rains. Not worth putting my Polo GT at flood risk to go and play ' Spot the Difference' with this new one.
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Only Volkswagen can relaunch the same Volkswagen.

The good part is that now I can change the bumpers of my ~5 year old polo and make it a brand new Polo.
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Was supposed to go to the launch event. Canned it because of the crazy Mumbai rains. Not worth putting my Polo GT at flood risk to go and play ' Spot the Difference' with this new one.
Most articles and news reports are showing the changes are limited to exterior. The new honey comb grill etc borrowing from GTI. Addition of Vento in their GT line. The pricing which I feel is brilliant for non GT cars. No change in engines, no BS6, no 1.0 TSI manual replacing the lame MPI engines as speculated.

However, are there any changes to the interiors? Addition of any more creature features? Their website too does not show or say anything. And to my surprise they have shown a dual tone interiors following a Polo GT exterior pic (may be a hurried job or a glitch, hopefully they have not got rid of the all black theme)
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The six pillars on which Volkswagen India wants to grow in the next few years.

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Aside from the 4Ever standard warranty package, all volume segment Volkswagen India cars will now come with a five year warranty coverage.

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Volkswagen India is also developing infrastructure and developing service personnel as part of this strategy.

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Further, Volkswagen India will also increase touchpoints, with current partners by 20%, to 150 locations by end 2019.

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Dual tone Interior pic from ACI:

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So is the Ameo dead? There were some rumours earlier suggesting the same. The timeline though was suggested as April 2020.

This cements the demise of the AMEO IMO. Since they are going to phase out the car anyway in the next 6 months, why bother with a facelift.
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Wow! They have the audacity to say that these prices are introductory, so does it mean they have plans to increase the prices in future?

For God's sake why not provide a full and final Polo/Vento with all possible additional features seen on international variants, or will it just be a dream.

Seeing the number of extensive DIY threads on VW polos I realise that how poorly equipped car it is. No I don't demand some useless features such as 'internet enabled car' and all that but some small and significant additions such eg paddle shifter in DSG or 1.0 petrol with turbo.
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"Heyyy!, whom you are cheating? this is 2009, not 2019"

This launch reminds me of a scene in a new tamil movie.

A guy wakes up from Coma, and his friend shows a recent news, similar of which happened 16 years ago..

He utters a similar dialogue as quoted above.

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So is the Ameo dead? There were some rumours earlier suggesting the same. The timeline though was suggested as April 2020.

This cements the demise of the AMEO IMO. Since they are going to phase out the car anyway in the next 6 months, why bother with a facelift.
It will be stupidity if they discontinue the Ameo especially the DSG variant and diesel manual transmission. Agreed that it has not done any good to their sales but a very capable car which has slowly been sold in metros for the ease of parking, drive and fuel economy. Moreover they have invested some 700 crores to build the Ameo and to my assumption they must not have broken even.

As an Ameo DSG owner I cannot hide my disappointment for the secondary treatment they have been giving to it. Skipping it's so called facelift is most probably than not the last nail to Ameo's coffin.

An Ameo DSG is more value for money than the Polo GT TSI as a daily commuter. Sluggish pick up but post 1500 RPM, it can very well be fun to drive, not many stops to the fuel stations and perceived additional storage. I see it as a relatively cheaper two seater sports car
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