Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo to 1.2-litre petrol likely to be replaced by 1.0-litre turbo unit. Pictured: Volkswagen PoloVolkswagen India/press

If latest reports are anything to go by, German auto-maker Volkswagen is planning to bring new 1.0-litre TSI engine for its Polo hatchback in India soon. The company, which has been testing the 1.0-litre TSI engine for quite a while now, is reportedly looking to replace the 1.2-litre mill in the hatchback.

According to a report by MotorOctane, Volkswagen is likely to roll out the new engine for the upcoming facelifted avatar of the Polo. It was being reported that Volkswagen is readying an updated Polo hatchback with new features like LED daytime running lights (DRLs).

Currently, while the petrol model of the Polo is powered by a 1.2-litre MPI engine that can churn out a power of 74bhp at 5,400rpm and a torque of 110Nm at 3,750 rpm, the diesel variant comes with a 1.5-litre engine that can generate 89bhp at 4,200rpm and 230Nm of torque at 1,500 to 2,500 rpm.

Going by the report, while the diesel mill is likely to remain the same, the petrol mill would be replaced by the 1.0-litre TSI engine, which can churn out around 85bhp of power. The engine is also expected to give better fuel efficiency and noise, vibration, harshness (NVH) level compare to the current petrol engine in the Polo. With the new engine in the hatchback in India, the sale of the Polo is likely to go up. The report also adds that the price of the Polo hatchback is likely to go up by about Rs.20, 000 on the current model.