The 2009 release of the fifth generation Polo by Volkswagen has been highly successful across the globe. It bagged in various prestigious awards apart from the world rally titles it won through its Polo R WRC creation. It’s now time to say good bye to it as it reached the end of its lifecycle. The new release of Volkswagen Polo 2018 is now marking its way to supersede all its predecessors. The looks and specs of the new release is here:
This new model of Volkswagen Polo is set to be launched in the first half of 2018 in India and to our surprise it will not be launched in the famous Auto Expo 2018. In Europe, it will be launched most likely in the second half of 2017 itself. Volkswagen has cleverly planned the launch of its other variants in the SUV and sedan verticals once it is release the Polo 2018 edition.
Unlike the existing fifth generation Polo, the 2018 release will not be a value for money edition. Be expectant to see a drastic rise in the price to as much as Rs. 6 Lakhs for the petrol variant itself. We are deducing this as we witnessed the Ameo being priced radically though it is less expensive when compared to the Polo releases.
Based on the MQB platform, the new Volkswagen Polo 2018 are suspected to be working on completely new petrol engines which includes 1.0L, 1.2L and 1.5L engine displacements. India will be likely to get the 1.L or the 1.2L engine displacement version. There is no change in the engine displacement of the diesel version; it will be powered from 1.5L to more.
The best speed that the petrol version can go in a city is 15 kmpl, on a highway is 20 kmpl and the overall mileage is 19-21 kmpl. Coming to the diesel variants, its speed in the city is 17 kmpl, on the highway is 23 kmpl and the overall mileage that can be drawn is 22-23 kmpl.
The exteriors of the all new Mk6 or the Volkswagen Polo 2018 release get new nose, bumpers and headlights. The complete car is designed with clear straight lines and is much bigger compared to the existing version. It adopted the design ideas from the existing T-Roc, T-Cross breeze. It might miss out on the LED lamps and DRL’s to keep the cost lower. The new model comes with dual beam head lights along with electrically foldable side mirrors with turn indicators. Volkswagen mainly concerns on safety perspective, POLO 2018 model equips with dual front airbags.
On a high note, Volkswagen is speeding up in launching new models to withstand competition and with new Polo 2018 it is eyeing to bag new segment of customers.
Good news for the Indian customers, Volkswagen India launches a new version, Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus to increase the brand value in the market. Some of the bloggers confirmed that the new model has already arrived the Volkswagen dealerships for promotion. The new version is the top end model of the existing Polo featured with the additional equipment and features.
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The look of the Polo Highline Plus is almost similar to the Polo Highline and expected to be offered with the reverse parking camera and 16-inch alloy wheels. There is no official confirmation from the authorised Volkswagen dealers and the company, all expect that the high-end Polo version will come up with the LED headlamps.
We all know that the Volkswagen Polo is the best-selling car in India and with the entry of Highline Plus version, the demand for the Polo will increase in the passenger car market. To accept the model, the customers considered the price and performance. Compared to the existing models, the price of the Polo is also reasonable for the domestic customers. Coming to the performance, it features the existing engines and available in petrol and diesel versions.
The dual-tone (red-black) colored Polo Highline Plus was spotted in Pune and featured the bigger 9-spoke alloy wheels. The spied images indicated that the Highline Plus also featured the rear bumpers and side sill with the black plastic cladding.
The VW Polo Highline Plus offers with the 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine that makes 75PS of power and 110Nm of torque. The Polo diesel cars feature the 1.5 –litre TDI diesel puts out 90PS of power and 230Nm torque. Both engines integrated with the 5-speed manual transmission to send the power to the wheels.
Just a few days to go for the Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus launch and the model will go on sale in the next month. The sources informed that the dealers are already accepting pre bookings at Rs. 25,000 for the new model. The Polo Highline Plus will be priced Rs. 30,000 higher than the Polo Highline.
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For your kind information, Volkswagen plans to implement the MQB platform in the Indian-specific models. Volkswagen has already unveiled MQB platform based sixth generation Polo in last month and the model is going to make its entry in Spain in October 2017. The MQB based models will be too expensive, so Volkswagen planning on this to face competition in the existing market. May be, Volkswagen will plan for next generation customers.
Anyway, contact the nearest Volkswagen dealer and check price details of the Polo Highline Plus after GST.