VW Polo with 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine launched in India, prices remain unchanged

Sagar Parikh

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Volkswagen has launched the old VW Polo with a 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine in India. The 1.0-litre MPI engine replaces the 1.2-litre MPI engine in the car.

VW Polo front three quarters static
The 1.0L MPI petrol engine is more powerful but not as torquey as the 1.2L MPI petrol engine.

The discontinued 1.2-litre MPI three-cylinder petrol engine produces 75 PS at 5,400 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm. The new 1.0-litre MPI three-cylinder petrol engine develops 76 PS at 6,200 rpm and 95 Nm of torque at 3,000-4,300 rpm. So, while the maximum power has increased by 1 PS, the maximum torque has reduced by 15 Nm. Like the old engine, the new engine is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard.

The Polo 1.0L MPI is 18 kg (Trendline)/24 kg (Comfortline)/14 kg (Highline and Highline+) lighter than the 1.2L MPI variant. The 1.0-litre engine delivers a fuel economy of 18.78 km/l, marking an improvement of 2.31 km/l. The MQB platform-based sixth-gen VW Polo is also likely to use the new 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine as the base option. This redesigned model won’t arrive anytime before 2020, though.

VW Polo tailgate
The Polo 1.0L has a fuel economy rating (ARAI) of 18.78 km/l.

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The VW Polo petrol’s prices have remained unchanged post the engine swap. Below is the latest VW Polo price list.

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