While the new-generation Volkswagen Polo is due for the next year, the German carmaker will soon expand the current hatchback lineup with a new Polo Highline Plus trim. In fact, the company has begun dispatching the vehicle to its dealerships. Certain dealers are accepting pre-booking for the new Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus trim with an initial sum of Rs 25,000.
The Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus variant will sit above the range-topping Highline trim. It will receive additional sporty elements and features over the regular model. As far as the pricing is concerned, the new Polo variant is likely to be Rs 26,000 to Rs 30,000 more expensive than the Highline trim. Read – VW Polo GTI Is Now Cheaper by Rs 5 Lakh
Visually, the new Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus trim will appear exactly similar to the standard Polo hatchback. Though, what will be refreshing is the pair of 16-inch alloy wheels that we have already seen on the VW Polo GT Sport variant. However, there is no clarity whether it will get LED headlamps or not. Just so you know, Volkswagen introduced the Vento Highline Plus trim with LED headlights in April 2017.
Comprehensive updates will be made inside the cabin. The new Polo variant will have all black interior accentuated with fabric seats with brown checked patter and leatherette inserts. The glossy black trim and chrome highlights around front centre armrest, multi-functional steering wheel and rear air-conditioning vent add more to its sporty appearance. Read – New Volkswagen Polo 2018 Vs Old Polo
The Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus variant will also come with a new infotainment system with silver trim around the centre console. Features such as reverse parking camera and cruise control will also be on offer. Other features will be carried over from the Highline trim.
With respect to engine, the new Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus trim will be available with both petrol and diesel guise. The 1.2 L MPi petrol motor churns out the 74bhp with 110Nm of torque, and the 1.5 L TDI diesel motor makes 89bhp with 230Nm of torque. Transmitting power to the wheels will be the same 5-speed manual gearbox.
Talking about Volkswagen’s future plan, the German carmaker is planning to launch the Virtus sedan that will have its world premiere in November 2017. Rumour has it this new saloon will come as replacement to the Vento in India. The company will also bring in the new-generation Passat in the country. With all-new Tiguan, Volkswagen recently marked its entry in the SUV space.