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Team-BHP scoops the Volkswagen Cross Polo

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Team-BHP's crack team of spy photographers have homed onto an exciting new variant of the Volkswagen Polo Cross, a jacked up version of the Polo hatchback. These are the clearest shots yet, of the Volkswagen Polo Cross, an upcoming car from the German car maker. Before you begin yawning, we'll get you up to speed on the "exciting bit". Team-BHP's sources assert that the Polo Cross would be powered by a 1.6 Liter TDI turbo diesel, a torquey motor borrowed from the Vento Diesel sedan. Along with the higher ground clearance, butch styling and tall wheels, the 1.6 Liter TDI turbo diesel motor outputting 105 Bhp-250 Nm should give the Polo Cross some serious poke. 

 

While other technical details and specifications about the Volkswagen Polo Cross remain under wraps at this point in time, we'll do our customary digging around until we glean out more dough about the new Polo variant. For those of you remember the soon-to-be-discontinued Skoda Fabia Scout, a rarity on Indian roads, the Polo Cross is Volkswagen's version of the Fabia Scout with the Polo's body shell. While the Fabia Scout was as underpowered as ever with a 1.2 Liter-3 cylinder TDI/MPI motor under its hood, the Polo Cross promises to be pretty perky. There's been some talk about a hatch lid mounted spare wheel for the Polo Cross. 

Team-BHP's sources state that such a feature might not make it to the Polo Cross due to the complications of redesigning the hatch lid to accommodate the spare tyre and the associated paraphernalia. Also, considering the fact that the Volkswagen Polo was designed in Europe, where tail gate mounted spare wheels aren't very popular, it'll be highly unlikely that Volkswagen would actually go to the extent of customizing such a part specifically for the Indian car market, especially considering the engineering costs involved. Notably, the Polo Cross sold in Europe doesn't feature a spare wheel on the hatch lid. 

 Visual changes on the Volkswagen Polo Cross includes smoked headlamps, silver colour wing mirrors, body cladding, roof rails, Cross Polo Decals, alloys wheel design borrowed from the Polo hatchback, restyled front and rear bumpers and a noticeably taller stance. 

 
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