Volkswagen is all set to take off the wraps of its much awaited Polo facelift in India on 15 July 2014.
The car Polo facelift which made its global premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2014 will be coming to India with the changes in its design and style along with a new diesel engine. The India specific version of the car will receive new redesigned bumpers, single slat chrome grille and new mirror elements on headlights. Inside the cabin also the car will flaunt changes like new three -spoke steering wheel and silver inserts for the center console.
The unique selling proposition of the Polo facelift is its 1.5-litre diesel engine in the place of current 1.6-litre diesel TDI engine, which will give the new car the benefit of excise duty reduction. The petrol model of the Polo will continue to be powered by the same 1.2 litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine. Though the company is yet to reveal the prices of the new car, a Rushlane report said that the Indian dealers of Volkswagen have started accepting bookings for the new 2014 Polo facelift with a token amount of 50,000.
In another development, Volkswagen revealed the sketches of its new generation Passat, which is expected to make its online debut in July. Although launch of Passat in India is yet to be known, reports suggest that the car could reach the domestic market soon after its global unveiling.
Under the hood, the new gen Passat is expected to come with 2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine, which can churn out a 237 bhp of power, 500 Nm of torque and is likely come paired to seven-speed DSG transmission and an all-wheel drive system. Built on VW MQB platform, the upcoming model of Passat is expected to carry features like 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Park Assist, head-up display and 360-degree Area View function.
Rumours are also rife that a plug-in hybrid variant of Passat is also in the line, which would feature a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine and a 102 PS output electric motor. This hybrid offering will reportedly have a combined output of 207 PS.