Volkswagen India is all set to launch the new Polo and Vento facelifts in the country today. The German car maker has been teasing the launch of the new Polo and Vento range on its social media accounts. The car maker will also be broadcasting the launch of the new Polo and Vento facelifts on Facebook and official YouTube channel. The launch event is scheduled to commence from 11:30 AM IST onwards. Ahead of the launch, the Volkswagen Polo GT facelift was spotted at dealership stockyard with minor cosmetic changes. Volkswagen Polo Facelift & Vento Facelift To Be Launched in India on September 4.
Recently, the car maker also celebrated 10 years of existence of the 5th generation Polo in the Indian market. The facelifted version of Polo range will be based on the 5th-gen version, which hints German car maker is looking to squeeze a bit more prior launching the new model which will be based on MQ-A0 based platform.
The facelifted versions of Polo and Vento will get second mid-life update wherein the changes are also expected to be entirely cosmetic only. On the mechanical front, both the cars are expected to see no mechanical changes. The VW Polo hatchback will get a 1.0-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel (two states of tuning) as well as turbocharged version of 1.2-litre petrol mill. The petrol and diesel derivatives of Polo will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox along with 7-speed DSG for GT TSI.
On the other hand, the new facelifted Vento sedan will get a 1.6-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Transmission duties on the new Vento will be carried out by 5-speed manual & 7-speed DSG. However, the 1.6-litre petrol engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual unit.
As far as the prices are concerned, no significant changes are expected for Polo and Vento facelifts. In terms of competition, the 2019 Volkswagen Polo will take on Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno and Honda Jazz. On the other hand, the new Vento will compete against Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny, Honda City & Maruti Ciaz.