VW India Launches the Polo 1.0 litre Petrol Engine In India which the replaces the 1.2 litre unit
There is some good news for petrolheads and in particular, for VW fans. VW India will be replacing the older 1.2-litre petrol engine with the new 1 liter naturally aspirated petrol motor. This new unit will power the Polo hatchback and the Ameo in the future. There were some rumors on this strategy of VW, but now they’re confirmed.
This new 999cc three-cylinder petrol engine is good for 76hp of power at 6,200 rpm and 95 Nm of torque at 3,000-4,300 rpm. While power has gone up 1 bhp in comparison to the older unit, the torque is lower by around 15 Nm. However in the 1-litre configuration, the torque kicks in earlier which hints at enhanced drivability of the motor.
What’s even better is the fuel efficiency figure, which at 18.78 kmpl is higher than the 16.47 kmpl of the previous unit. Mind you though that these are ARAI-tested figures, so real-world fuel economy will differ. A smaller engine equals a lighter engine and so is the case with this one. The new 1.0-litre engine is around 18 kilograms lighter than the older unit and is BS-IV ready as well. Transmission duties for this new engine will be handled by the older 5-speed manual gearbox.
The engine in future will power other models as well, out of which the Ameo is the first contender. The pricing of the model in which it’ll be first seen that is the Polo is unchanged. The price tag of the Polo is INR 5.41 lacs, ex-showroom Delhi for the Trendline variant, while the range topping Highline variant costs INR 7.24 lacs also ex-showroom Delhi. Along with this petrol variant the other variants on offer are the petrol GT TSI, the GT TDI and the diesel powered versions. The hot-hatch GTI version is also on sale in India.