Volkswagen has added a new Matt Edition variant to the Polo and Vento line-ups prices for which have been pegged at Rs 10 lakh for the hatchback, while the Vento gets the special treatment from Rs 11.94 lakh onwards. Notably, the move comes soon after sister company Skoda introduced a Matte Edition for its Rapid sedan priced at Rs 11.99-13.49 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, India).
- Matt Edition Polo and Vento command a Rs 15,000 premium over regular models
- To be sold in limited numbers
- Gets a matte grey paint finish with black accents
Volkswagen Polo, Vento Matt Edition: what’s new?
The Polo Matt Edition is based on the range topping Polo GT and carries a similar price tag, however, the standard GT is available with a Rs 15,000 discount.
|Volkswagen Polo prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|Variant||Regular price||Offer price|
|1.0 MPI Polo Trendline||Rs 6.27 lakh||Rs 5.89 lakh|
|1.0 MPI Comfortline||Rs 7.22 lakh||Rs 7.09 lakh|
|1.0 TSI Comfortline||Rs 7.60 lakh||Rs 7.59 lakh|
|1.0 TSI Comfortline AT||Rs 8.70 lakh||Rs 8.59 lakh|
|1.0 TSI Highline Plus||Rs 8.75 lakh||Rs 8.59 lakh|
|1.0 TSI Highline Plus AT||Rs 9.75 lakh||Rs 9.75 lakh|
|1.0 TSI GT||Rs 10.00 lakh||Rs 9.85 lakh|
|1.0 TSI Matt Edition||Rs 10.00 lakh||-|
Though the regular prices for the Vento Matt Edition are higher (see table), VW has made the limited-run model available at an offer price of Rs 11.94 lakh in the Highline AT trim and Rs 13.34 lakh in the top-end Highline Plus AT trim. This gives the Vento Matt Edition a premium positioning over the standard Highline AT and Highline Plus AT trims which are being sold at an offer price of Rs 11.79 lakh and Rs 13.19 lakh, respectively.
|Volkswagen Vento prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|Variant||Regular price||Offer price|
|Comfortline||Rs 10.00 lakh||Rs 8.99 lakh|
|Highline||Rs 10.00 lakh||Rs 10.00 lakh|
|Highline AT||Rs 12.70 lakh||Rs 11.79 lakh|
|Highline AT Matt Edition||Rs 13.05 lakh||Rs 11.94 lakh|
|Highline Plus||Rs 12.75 lakh||Rs 11.49 lakh|
|Highline Plus AT||Rs 14.10 lakh||Rs 13.19 lakh|
|Highline Plus AT Matt Edition||Rs 14.45 lakh||Rs 13.34 lakh|
With the special edition, the hatchback and sedan get a Carbon Steel Grey Matt paint finish. The wing mirrors, door handles and spoiler, however, get a contrasting black gloss finish.
Volkswagen Polo, Vento Matt Edition: what stays the same?
The interiors of the Polo and Vento Matt Edition have received no special treatment over the standard models. This is unlike the Skoda Rapid Matte Edition, which gets bespoke black leatherette and Alcantara upholstery.
Moreover, VW has made no changes to the equipment list. As such, the limited-run Polo gets features like 16-inch alloy wheels, leather wrapped steering and gear knob, auto dimming interior rear view mirror, 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, rain sensing wipers and auto air conditioning.
Except its 15-inch alloys and dual-tone leatherette upholstery, the matt grey Vento Highline AT shares much of its equipment list with its hatchback sibling. The Highline Plus AT, however, goes a step further with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, Daytime Running Lamps and a rear parking camera.
Volkswagen Polo, Vento Matt Edition: engine-gearbox details
Both the special edition models are powered by the company’s 110hp, 172Nm, 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine. VW has limited the Matt Edition to just the automatic version, with a 6-speed torque converter gearbox. Skoda, in contrast, also offers the Rapid Matte Edition with a 6-speed manual.
Volkswagen’s India plans
Volkswagen recently launched the Taigun midsize SUV and it will re-introduce the five-seat Tiguan in the coming months. It will also take the covers off the successor to the aging Vento in early 2022, with the new VW sedan expected to go on sale soon after.