Volkswagen has launched its made-in-India Polo at the Auto Expo 2010 in Delhi. The latest generation supermini is produced at VW’s Chakan plant, which has a 110,000 unit annual capacity. Europe’s largest carmaker also previewed the Race Polo for the Volkswagen Polo Cup, a one-make race scheduled to start in India by June.
The road going Polo, which will go on sale in March, is available in two 75 bhp 1.2-litre engines. The petrol version at has 110 Nm of torque while the TDI diesel version comes with 180 Nm of twist produced at 2000 rpm. Both are paired with a five-speed manual gearbox; no DSG for the Indian Polo.
Three trim levels are available (Trendline, Comfortline, Highline) with dual airbags and ABS standard across the board. VW highlights body coloured bumpers, green tinted heat absorbing glass and a galvanized body with six years anti-corrosion waranty as significant features for India.
The Race Polo meanwhile comes with a 1.6-litre TDI engine with 130 bhp and 250 Nm mated to a six-speed manual. The track ready car is equipped with Sachs adjustable suspension, uprated exhaust and brakes, 17-inch wheels wrapped with slick tyres, FIA approved roll cage, HANS-ready six-point harness, data logger and fire extiguisher. Yummy!