German car maker Volkswagen on Thursday pulled the wraps off a new varinat of Polo hatchback in India with a price-tag of ₹7.75 lakh.
The Volkswagen Cross Polo comes with a 1.2-litre TDI engine which churns out a power of 75 PS (55 kW) at 4200rpm and max torque of 180 Nm at 2000 rpm. The car which comes with a five-speed manual gearbox packs safety features like ABS, dual airbags and engine immobilizer.
"The Polo is an important car line in the Indian portfolio and with ongoing updates we keep it relevant and exciting for our customers. The Cross Polo has been created for those looking at a premium hatchback in a sporty crossover style," said Arvind Saxena, Managing Director, (Volkswagen Passenger Cars) Volkswagen Group Sales India.
The company will start rolling out the car from Friday. With the launch of a new variant, Volkswagen hopes to increase its market share.
The domestic market which has witnessed a plunge in sales in the past year is now bracing for festival seasons. With new launches and offers, auto makers are trying to tap into market which is facing a rapid slowdown. The market is expected to see many launches in the coming months. Taking note of the current trend, reports suggest that the current market shows greater nepotism towards sports utility vehicle (SUVs) which is likely to continue for some time.