Volkswagen India recently announced the commencement of bookings and announced prices of the automatic variants of its best-selling carlines – the BS6-compliant Polo and Vento. The GT TSI and Vento Highline Plus are back at an introductory price of Rs 9.67 lakh and Rs 12.99 lakh, respectively (all prices ex-showroom). Both these cars come equipped with a six-speed torque converter transmission. VW states that deliveries of the Polo GT TSI and Vento Highline Plus automatic transmission will begin from September 15, 2020.
Speaking on the occasion Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “At Volkswagen, our brand philosophy is to be a premium accessible car manufacturer in India. With that intention, we are launching our automatic variant on the BS6 Polo & Vento. That will continue to offer customers the performance & enhanced fun-to-drive experience, resonating with its maximum power and minimum consumption ideology. With the introduction of the automatic variant, we are making our carlines more accessible for the Indian customers.”
The automatic variants of the 2020 Polo and Vento are powered by Volkswagen’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine. Offering a power output of 108bhp and 175Nm of torque, the Polo GT TSI comes equipped with dual airbags, black OVRM caps, GTI inspired seats and a black rear spoiler. On the Vento, the Highline Plus variant comprises of four airbags, striking LED headlamps. The BS6-ready automatic variants of the Polo offer a claimed fuel economy of 16.47kmpl while the Vento puts out 16.35kmpl (ARAI) certified.