Report – VW India to launch Polo facelift in July; Sub-4m sedan codenamed ‘Polo Stuffe’

Posted on: May 28, 2014 - 3:25pm IST

VW India will launch the 2014 VW Polo facelift ahead of the festive season in July this year. Following this, the German carmaker will roll out a minor update for the Vento later this year, while a more comprehensively refreshed Vento will be seen next year.

2014 VW Polo facelift front at Geneva Motor Show 2014
The VW Polo facelift will launch in India in July this year.

VW will also introduce a sub-4 meter sedan based on the Polo platform in 2016-17. The sub-4 meter car is codenamed ‘Polo Stuffe’ internally. Mahesh Kodumudi, Managing Director of VW India, said that a decision will be made soon on the Polo Stuffe. Apart from the sub-4 meter sedan segment, VW will also enter the sub-4 meter SUV segment with the Taigun.

The Polo facelift had its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The facelift brings about minor changes to the design of the hatchback: The front end gets a new bumper with smaller foglight housings while the rear end sees minor tweaks to the bumper and taillights. The headlights are given different mirror elements, and on the European model, customers have the option of choosing LED headlights.

IAB render VW sub-4m Vento
An early rendering of the sub-4 meter sedan based on the Polo platform.

Mechanically, VW would offer a 1.5-liter diesel engine on the Polo, and the same engine would be used on the refreshed Vento. The 1.5-liter engine would be offered in two power states of 80 bhp and 104 bhp, the higher of which will be reserved for the GT variant.

2014 VW Polo Facelift – Image Gallery

[Source – Economic Times]

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14 thoughts on “Report – VW India to launch Polo facelift in July; Sub-4m sedan codenamed ‘Polo Stuffe’

  1. Srini says:

    I just want yu to confirm if polo diesel will feature a 4 cylinder 1.5 engine for its base and mid trims?? if yes how much more expensive will it be in comparison to the existing polo.?? I almost booked a polo this week.. only thing that stopped me is the new powerful engine. The salesman in the showroom said that the 1.5 litre engine would feature in GT variant.. please your inputs at the earliest. !!

  2. Bharat Shah says:

    Some of my previous questions on the Honda BRIO Suv and Toyota Etios have been not answered to this date.

    As far as a bit of internet research (IAB SHOULD BE EXCELLENT AT THIS) would teach ‘Stufe’ (in german) means …either a notchback or a sedan.

    Do not copy paste others’ work without doing your research.


    PS. Are you going to ban me because i called a spade a spade.

  3. Amit m says:

    Well m driving Vw polo top end model Tdi frm d last 2nd a half yrs no doubt d car is fab tough built …but here I wnt to correct few ppl around dat it is nt too xpensive to maintain coz d same service cost comes wid d benz but d spares r xpensive n warranty issues r dre as compare to other brands like Honda ,Hyundai ……and more features shud b added like push button start …..and control d price wch i believe is on d higher side ….

  4. Prasad says:

    how do you review a car Anjan? Do you go and do a test drive of the car and then write about it or does the car manufacturer call you and ask you to do the review?

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Prasad,

      The manufacturer maintains a press fleet of cars which are given to us for between 2-5 days for our review purposes. Apart from that we’ve media drives which take place before or immediately after a car is launched, wherein the manufacturer invites us to drive a car at a specified location.

  5. chirag dhamecha says:

    only one big think about VW is high maintainence cost. Just improve it than the game is in your hands.

    1. abhimanyu says:

      truly true

  6. Abhishek M says:

    Why for heavens sake, do we not get a all black trim like whats shown here? whats this nonsense fad with dual tone beige combination..

  7. Bharat says:

    Stop fooling around your readers IAB.

    I have been seeing this trend of faking ‘knowledge’ by many of the ‘expert’ authors on IAB.

    Some of my previous questions on the Honda BRIO Suv and Toyota Etios have been not answered to this date.

    As far as a bit of internet research would teach ‘Stufe’ (in german) means step or level. It is NOT ‘Stuffe’. In car terms it means either a notchback or a sedan.

    THERE CAN NOT LOGICALLY BE SUCH THING AS A CODE (emphasis) CALLED ‘POLO STUFFE’ since such a car already by definition exists and it is called the Polo sedan in some markets and Vento in India.

    Please IAB, stop the BS, or shut the website because you do not know what you are saying and are misguiding readers.

    People are aware of a below 4 meter sedan from VW from other well researched websites, AND WHATEVER IT WILL BE CALLED the CODE ‘Stuffe’ makes no sense.

    Bad job from IAB.


    1. Hello Mr. Bharat, this is not a report from IAB. This information is from an Economic Times report, and we have linked and mentioned that in the story. It says in the ET report that the code is Stuffe, and there is no motive to mislead readers. We have only shared what we think is credible information from an author who is regarded as one of the respected and accurate reporters.

      And no where in the website have we called ourselves experts and neither do we act like we are that.

      1. Bharat Shah says:

        Mr. Abhimanyuji, Anandji, Shrawanji,

        How could i cool down or chill if :
        1. Some of my previous questions on the Honda BRIO Suv AND Toyota Etios have been STILL not answered to this date.
        2. I am reading information that is BLINDLY copy pasted without research.

        Sorry folks, i am regular on IAB and i expect quality (which you guys do an otherwise fair job of).
        Are my expectations UNREALISTIC?


      2. Bharat Shah says:

        thank you FOR NOT REPLYING.

    2. Anand says:

      Cool buddy. Shall EC close their ‘news paper’ division or fire the reporter for this small mistake !! This happens in the media industry. I don’t blame neither EC or IAB. They might not proficient in German as you.
      I am regular reader of this forum and noticed couple of times IAB corrected their mistakes, which they published. I suggest the polite way of pointing out mistake would help them to improve the quality and double check before they publish. Hope you would agree with me.

    3. abhimanyu says:

      chill dude, we all know sometimes IAB splits rumors which are not authentic but in the end its just a “fun” side to know the possible aspects and outcomes. And moreover we get to know whats realizing in the world and what we are getting here in India.
      So just take it as a fun and enjoy. And what you said is indeed true.


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