Volkswagen has officially announced that the Polo will no longer be sold in the Indian market. For the announcement, they posted a letter written by Polo. Hatchbacks have been selling in our market for the last 12 years. Volkswagen dealerships will stop taking bookings for Polo from June this year.
To celebrate Polo’s success, Volkswagen has also launched a limited edition of Polo called Legend Edition. Volkswagen will make only 700 units of this version and it will be based on the top-spec GT TSI variant. The Volkswagen Polo Legend Edition is priced at Rs. 10.25 lakh ex-showroom.
Some cosmetics have been changed in the car to make it easier to distinguish it from the regular version of the Polo. The changes include Legend branding on the boot and front fender. The door has a black decal, the exterior rearview mirror is black, and the rear spoiler and ceiling.
Mechanically, the legendary version is similar to the regular polo. Thus, it comes with a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110 Ps of maximum power and 175 Nm of peak torque. It is only combined with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Volkswagen sold a 6-speed manual gearbox with the same engine. In addition, it had a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, naturally ambitious MPI engine that produced 75 PS of maximum power and 95 Nm of peak torque. It was only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
History of Polo
Volkswagen started producing polo in 2009 at their Chakan plant in Pune. It was unveiled in India at the 2010 Auto Expo. Over the years, Volkswagen has been updating bumpers and fixing headlamps and tail lamps, but no significant updates have been made to the interior design. There are also a number of changes to the engine and gearboxes that you can read about by clicking here
The Polo was Volkswagen’s first mass-market car that helped them gain market share and brand. . Before Polo, Volkswagen worked with expensive vehicles such as the Feton, Tuareg, Passat, Zeta and Beetle. Manufacturers haven’t changed the design of the Polo over the years, but it’s still one of the best-looking hatchbacks out there. Moreover, it is considered as the best handling hatchback there. If a person is an enthusiast, he has a high probability of buying a polo.
Volkswagen added that they have no plans to replace the polo where the international market has seen several new generations of polo. In fact, the letter states: “As far as I’m concerned, I’m passing on my legacy SUVW and sedan siblings. And I’m sure they’ll take it. ” The letter here refers to the Taigun medium-sized SUV and the upcoming Virtus.