Update - Volkswagen India have just written to us outlining the specifications of this car. The accessorized Polo "is for display only."
Engine - 1,6l 77kW MPI
Gearbox - MT
Paint finish - Flash Red
Interior trim - Cloth "Livon" Seashell
Wheels - 15 inch alloy
Body-coloured outside door handles and mirrors
Chrome strip in front grille
Gear shift knob and interior door handles in chrome
60:40 split folding rear seat
Chrome interior trims
Superior ‘Livon’ upholstery and cloth door trim
Dual airbag, driver and passenger side
Fog lamps, front and rear
Central locking with boot opener in company logo
Outside rear view mirror, Electrically adjustable
Steering wheel‚ tilt and telescopic adjustable
Height-adjustable driver's seat
Rear defogger and rear wiper
Multi-function display includes open door warning light
Rear parking sensors
Optional equipment – Sports Kit
Front & rear under skirtings
Side under skirtings
Rear roof spoiler
Chrome exhaust finisher
Chrome finish on trunk
The Volkswagen stall at the Auto Expo saw intense action with the unveiling of the Beetle and Touareg. These vehicles reach the market in 2011 in a phased manner. The XL1, though perfect for the Indian customer with 100kmpl mileage, is not production-ready and even when it is, it will so be the Bugatti Veyron of fuel efficient cars, both on performance and price fronts.
The seemingly stock-looking Volkswagen Polo hidden away in a corner is more than what meets the eye. The front and interior are exactly that of the Highline trim.
Back at the rear, the story is not the same. A chrome strip and a chrome tipped exhaust pipe, which otherwise is hidden away under the car, are notable differences. Notice how the exhaust pipe cuts through the skirt. The display model sports a roof spoiler that's also not offered in India.
We haven't heard from Volkswagen until now on the identity of this car. Is this the MY2012 Polo? Is it a glimpse of the Volkswagen accessories? We've shot an email to VW India and hope the reply will bring answers! Stay tuned to IAB.