Sporty dual-tone VW Polo with body stripes spotted on test
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
IAB reader Sheriyar Shaikh has sent us images of a sporty dual tone VW Polo that was spotted testing. This is not the first sighting of the dual tone Polo. In July, a nearly identical test mule was spotted on Pune roads.
As evident from the images, the VW Polo dual tone sports a red and black exterior treatment. The Flash Red exterior gets a black roof, black ORVMs, black roof spoiler, and a black strip at the bottom of the boot lid. The car has the same 16-inch alloy wheels as the Polo GT Sport but finished in black in this case. It also has the same decals near the door sill. However, this particular example is devoid of the GT TSI badging and features a white stripe on the bonnet running across the roof. The front fender bears a badge similar in shape to the 'GTI' badge on the VW GTI, but it is covered using black masking tape.
Volkswagen India may be planning yet another special edition iteration of the Polo hatchback for the Indian market. The VW Polo has begun showing its age and while international markets have started receiving the new 2017 MQB-based model, the arrival of the mk6 Polo in India, according to one report, is not in the Indian business plan.
For the 2017 festive season, VW India has already introduced a special edition of the hatchback called the VW Polo Anniversary edition. It is unlikely that another special edition will be added to the lineup during this period.