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2019 Volkswagen Polo, Vento facelifts launched. Price start Rs 5.82 lakh

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Volkswagen Polo hatchback and Vento sedan facelifted version gets a lot of visual updates and the front-end looks quite inspired by the Polo GTI

Volkswagen has launched the 2019 version of the Polo hatchback and Vento sedan in the Indian market.The Volkswagen Polo facelift is priced at Rs 5.82 – 9.88 lakh, while the Volkswagen Vento facelift is priced from Rs 8.76 lakh.

Both the facelifted version gets a lot of visual updates and the front-end looks quite inspired by the Polo GTI, which is not available in the Indian market anymore. Polo and Vento both now get a new honeycomb-mesh grille, front bumper and tail-lights. This adds a dash of sportiness to the appearance of both cars. Higher-spec variants of the new Polo and Vento also get gunmetal-finish alloy wheels in a new design.

However, the cabin of both the newly launched vehicles – Volkswagen Polo and the Volkswagen Vento get a range of minor updates including new upholstery, a new touchscreen infotainment system, which is now compatible with the Android Auto and the Apple CarPlay. Volkswagen has also equipped the new Polo and Vento with its Volkswagen Connect (connectivity suite) as standard on Highline trim and higher.

Volkswagen Connect is a dongle based feature and it can be transferred across different Volkswagen cars. The connectivity suite allows trip tracking, driver behaviour and statistic tracking, location sharing and fuel cost monitoring to name a few features.

All variants of the Polo and Vento now also get a seat-belt reminder system, rear parking sensors and a speed alert system. Dual airbags and ABS have been standard across the Polo and Vento range, and that remains unchanged with the facelifts.

On the engine side of things, the Polo continues with the 76hp, 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and the 90hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine options.

The Polo GT variants also continue to have the BS4-compliant 105hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and the 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine on offer, both of which will be phased out by the time BS6 emission norms come into effect on April 1, 2020.

Also carrying over engine options is the Vento facelift, which continues with the same 105hp, 1.6-litre petrol, the 105hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and the 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines.

Volkswagen offers a standard warranty of 5 years or 1 lakh km.

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