Volkswagen Polo, the German carmaker’s bread & butter product, has now been launched with a new 1.0L MPI petrol engine. To be made available across all trims, the Volkswagen Polo 1.0L engine has replaced the 1.2-litre MPI unit and comes at a starting price of Rs 5.41 lakh (ex-showroom). Just so you know all VW products that come with the 1.2-litre MPI unit will be replaced with this new 1.0L engine.
Coming to the engine specifications, it’s a 3-cylinder engine that is good for 75bhp and 95Nm of torque. So despite the fact that it’s a smaller engine in terms of capcity, it puts out almost the same amout of maximum power at 56Kw, the peak torque has seen a drop of 15Nm. According to VW, the new engine would better suit the diverse customer profile of the Indian car market.
Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “Delivering on our promise of continued product introduction and innovation, we are pleased to introduce the Polo in an all-new 1.0 L MPI engine. We are known for our performance and unmatched safety and with this new introduction”.
As far as the fuel efficiency (mileage) is concerned, it has surely become better than the discontinued 1.2L MPI-engined Polo. As against the old model’s 16.47kmpl, the 2018 Polo 1.0L MPI is claimed to return an ARAI-certified mileage of 18.78kmpl.
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The diesel model, on the other hand, continues to feature the same 1.5-litre TDI unit that puts out 89bhp and 230Nm. And the GT and GT TDI versions too have received no changes, which means no changes there in terms of specifications and fuel efficiency.