VW to launch turbocharged 1.2 Polo

VW to plonk its acclaimed 1.2 TSI engine that produces 105bhp into the Polo. The car will also get a seven-speed DSG auto ‘box.

Volkswagen’s first attempt at cracking the petrol hatch segment in India with the Polo 1.6 didn’t go according to plan, with the company now only making the 105bhp Polo to order. But VW still has an ace up its sleeve, and wants to have another crack at this niche segment.

This time, VW will be bringing its latest tech to the fight. The German car maker plans to launch the Polo with its acclaimed 1.2 TSI petrol motor that pushes out an impressive 105bhp, which is as much as its current 1.6-litre’s output! This small engine gets a potent combination of direct injection and turbocharging, which is why the car makes such an impressive power output. VW will also be coupling this engine to its brilliant ‘DCQ200’ seven-speed DSG transmission. The beauty is that this car’s 1.2-litre engine capacity will allow this power-packed Polo to qualify for a lower rate of excise duty. The heady combination of a powerful engine and a fast-shifting twin-clutch automatic transmission could easily make the Polo the best driver’s car in its class.

If VW can price this hot hatch well, it could well be the driver’s car that enthusiasts have long been craving for in the hatchback segment.

Also read: 

SCOOP! VW CrossPolo coming to India

VW To bring Polo 1.6 GTD to India

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