Volkswagen Polo hatchback launched at affordable price in Nepal
Pooja International , the authorized dealer of Volkswagen vehicles for Nepal has launched Polo 1.0 in the Nepali market.This model replaces slow selling 1.2L petrol motor from the company lineup.
The German manufacturer has been tweaking the Polo regularly with cosmetic and equipment upgrades to stay abreast with the competition. Volkswagen also tinkered with idea of hot hatches with Polo GT series.
The latest string of updates on the Polo has made the signature grille a tad bit wider and it gets a chrome accent on the lower slat. The rectangular front fascia continues with the same headlamps but an added chrome strip across the length of the bumper connecting the fog lamp housings gives it more character. The side profile as well as the tail gate is the same but the tail lamp has been slightly revised to make it look modern.
While the interior has been the same black and beige for a long time, the Polo cabin is one of the most pleasant ones in the lot. And with the regular equipment upgrades, the Polo now gets rain-sensing wipers, push-button start and electrically folding wing mirrors for the top-spec Highline trim.
Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI Highline is the mid petrol variant in the Polo lineup and is priced at Rs. 26.95 lakh but is offered at Rs. 25.5 lakh for a limited time for first 100 buyers.
This base variant comes with an engine putting out 72.98bhp@6200rpm and 95Nm@3000-4300rpm of max power and max torque respectively. The gasoline motor comes mated to 5 Speed Manual transmission which is quite a joy to use. Volkswagen claims an average of 18.8 kmpl for this mid 1.0 MPI Highline variant.
Dual airbags and anti-lock brakes are standard across the range. The top-spec version gets goodies such as a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and rear AC vents.
Volkswagen Polo Key Specs
- 999cc, Naturally Aspirated
- 3-Cylinder, Petrol Engine
- Maximum Power: 76 HP @ 6200 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 95 NM @ 3000-4300 rpm
- 5-Speed Manual Transmission
- ARAI Certified Mileage: 18.78 KMPL
- This 1.0 Litre Engine is BSVI Ready