The German carmaker has been testing the popular Polo hatchback with the 1.0-litre TSI engine in the Indian environment. The earlier reports suggested that the company has already imported the Polo 1.0-litre TSI vehicle, which is set to launch in India soon, for testing. The new engine is expected to be replaced the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated motor, which is available in the existed Polo.
In the Indian market, the Polo petrol variants have slow sales in the market as of the less performance of 1.2-litre engine and low mileage. With this, Volkswagen has decided to introduce a new engine on the Polo petrol variants. In fact, the Polo with the 1.2-litre GT TSI has high sales in the passenger car market so that Volkswagen is looking to offer the Polo petrol cars with the 1.0-litre TSI engine in the country.
The upcoming Polo petrol car with the 1.0-litre TSI engine will develop the 80bhp to 85bhp power and return the more performance than the existed one. The 1.2-litre petrol engine might be discontinued by Volkswagen for the Indian operations and the German maker will stick to the fuel-efficient 1.0-litre TSI engine. The Skoda Fabia has already discontinued the 1.2-litre petrol engine, which may not be considered by the Volkswagen brand models in future. The Volkswagen brand will continue the 1.6-litre petrol engine, which is available in the Skoda Rapid.
The upcoming Volkswagen Ameo is likely to feature the 1.0-litre TSI engine instead of 1.2-litre petrol to offer the world class performance in the market. The pricing structure is not yet decided but, it will cost around Rs.20,000 extra than the current selling petrol variants.
Moreover, the new Polo will get the exterior and interior changes to have the new and stylish appearance among the multiple hatchbacks. The new hatchback will receive the new floor mats, scuff plates, seat covers, back roof rail, carbon fibre finished ORVM and centre console, black-colored roof foil and garnished body.