SIAC Volkswagen has taken the wraps off a new variation of the Polo hatchback – called the Polo Plus – at the 2019 Shanghai motor show (Auto Shanghai 2019). While the Volkswagen Polo Plus is primarily based on the brand new sixth-gen version that made its global debut again in 2017, its miles are 11mm narrower and 3mm shorter. However, with a 4,053mm length, 1,740mm width, and 1,449mm height, along with a 2,564mm lengthy wheelbase, the VW Polo Plus is still larger than the Polo currently on sale in India and China.
In phrases of layout, the Polo Plus receives sportier trim over the standard Polo, with a twin-tone yellow and black end, new 16-inch diamond-reduce alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps, a rear spoiler, and pretend chrome-completed dual-pipe exhausts. Unlike higher-spec editions of the Polo in international markets, the Polo Plus misses out on LED DRLs and the bigger 17-inch alloy wheels.
The interiors of the Polo Plus deliver ahead the sporty exterior subject, with yellow highlights at the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Using SIAC Volkswagen, equipment includes a sunroof, a touchscreen infotainment device with four audio systems, and steering hooked up controls, even as protection kits like a rear camera, ESP, multiple airbags, and ABS with EBD are widespread. On the alternative hand, functions which include automated weather manipulate machine and adjustable neck restraints are not on provide. In addition, the infotainment gadget is not Apple CarPlay or Android Auto like-minded.
For the Chinese market, Polo Plus has the same 1. The five-liter petrol engine and five-velocity manual, and 6-velocity computerized gearbox options as the standard version, which is already on sale there. The VW Polo Plus is special to the Chinese marketplace. Its miles are not going that Volkswagen India will deliver the Polo Plus to our market as the cutting-edge-gen Polo will soldier on for a subsequent couple of years.
Considering rivals just like the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo are a great deal more recent models, sales of the VW Polo are predicted to go through. Step with the Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 plan, the MQB A0 platform that the new-gen Polo is based totally on could be localized closely and will make its debut on the India-spec Skoda Kamiq SUV. The platform will then underpin the Volkswagen T-Cross for India, with a purpose to be accompanied via the following-gen VW Vento (Virtus) and Skoda Rapid.
Along with its plans for platform localization, Volkswagen is likewise working on the localization of its 1.Zero-litre 3-cylinder TSI faster-petrol engine – a VW Vento with the brand new BS-VI-compliant engine has been spied testing inside the country. This new motor, which may additionally come in 94hp or 114hp states of music, will update the getting older 105hp, 1.6-litre obviously aspirated petrol and the 105hp, 1.2-litre rapid-petrol engines.
In the hatchback segment, POLO did create a wave. The roblem off overdue with VW has been that they have no method…By the point they enforce they are supposed so-referred to as “method,” the opposition is 4 years in advance. It is sad to look at a terrific product like POLO aging disgracefully in the Indian market. Eyeing a marketplace percentage of 5% by 2025 wishes hell lot of work considering eventualities in the Indian vehicle market. VW lacks the point that it became POLO that surely set up the emblem by top-class first-rate in sub-four more. But…It made them too complaisant, and VW started to stay in its very own conceited notions before it was too past due to realize that MS took over phase via Baleno. Actually, Baleno is nowhere near the texture & engineering that VW has; however, considering previous (discontinued in European/US marketplace) POLO, shoppers go for ultra-modern choice. And the handiest Baleno is the scratch of the barrel. Well, the Indian automobile marketplace has now not been equal to the final decade or so.
In some way, VW was not conscious of making POLO extra upmarket and sustained benchmarking, rather spoiled it in addition by using 1ltr. 3 cyl. Engine. Guys at VW are simply now not capable of drawing close the mind of the client. To so. Shoppers have now an awful lot greater realize how of the era and precisely where the disconnect is. Introducing jargon like “connect”… will no longer be useful at all.