Volkswagen Polo Gets Smaller, More Fuel Efficient 1-litre Engine

10 March, 2018, 15:54 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Volkswagen Polo 1.0L Petrol Engine

Torque figures for the 1-litre engine however, as expected, come down to 95 Nm as compared to 110 Nm in the older 1.2-litre engine. The fuel efficiency for the new engine is rated at 18.78 kmpl by ARAI, which is 2.28 kmpl higher than the 1.2 MPI engine that it replaces. There is no cosmetic updates in the hatchback, nor the price has been changed as the Polo range continues to be retailed at the same introductory price as the previous model. You can also buy a three-door version of the Polo with roomful of upgrades, including a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a performance that can put many an executive saloon to shame. The maximum RPM for the power and torque output has not been mentioned for the new engine.

Volkswagen will also continue to sell the much loved 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine option in the Polo GT TSI which makes 108 bhp of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque.

Volkswagen India has launched the Polo range with the 1.0L MPI petrol engine at a starting price of Rs. 5.41 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom) in the country.

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Volkswagen India has introduced a new 1-litre engine on the VW Polo hatchback. The company reportedly claimed that the smaller engine enhances the fuel efficiency of the auto without any compromise on power or performance.

"Delivering on our promise of continued product introduction and innovation, we are pleased to introduce the Polo in an all-new 1.0 L MPI engine". The engine swap doesn't alter price listing and Polo Trendline is on offer at a price of Rs 5,41,800 (ex-showroom). The Indian market still gets the PQ25 platform based Polo. The company has also announced that the 1.2-litre MPI engine across the Volkswagen product offering in India will be replaced by 1.0-litre MPI engine gradually.

We reported in our July 2017 issue about the introduciton of the 1.0-litre engine.

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