BS6 Volkswagen Polo and Vento launched with 1.0 TSI petrol motor

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on March 4, 2020

With the much-awaited BS-VI upgrade, both the Volkswagen Polo and Vento are now on sale only with 1.0-litre petrol engine options. Marginal price changes over the outgoing BS-IV versions. 

Volkswagen has officially launched BS-VI compliant versions of the Polo and Vento, thereby starting its BS-VI chapter in the country. Prices for the 2020 BS-VI Polo start from ₹5.82 lakh and go up to ₹9.59 lakh, whereas the BS-VI Vento is priced from ₹8.86 lakh to ₹13.29 lakh (all figures are ex-showroom).

While we knew long back that the 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine will be dropped from the line-up with the BS-VI update, as it turns out, we've also bid farewell to the 1.6-litre MPI and the 1.2-litre TSI petrol engines. To make the cars more affordable, Volkswagen has also discontinued the 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox on the Polo & Vento and replaced it with a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit.

The BS-VI Polo is on sale with the option of a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder MPI naturally-aspirated petrol motor (75bhp & 95Nm) and the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder Turbo TSI (108bhp & 175Nm) unit. However, the MPI unit is only available with a 5-speed manual. The TSI unit is available with both the 6MT & 6AT transmission options. But the TSI motor is only available on the higher-spec Highline Plus and GT Line variants.

The BS-VI Vento, on the other hand, is on sale only with the 1.0-litre TSI petrol motor. Only the range-topping Highline and Highline Plus variants of the Vento are on sale with the 6AT transmission. The 5-speed manual is offered as standard on all variants. 

Both cars now also come with heat-insulation glass as standard, which helps to repel outside heat and to maintain cabin temperature.

2020 BS6 Volkswagen Polo (Ex-showroom prices) 
Model Available variants Price range
Polo 1.0 MPI (5MT) Trendline & Comfortline Plus ₹5.82 lakh - ₹6.70 lakh
Polo 1.0 TSI (6MT / 6AT) Highline Plus & GT Line ₹8.02 lakh - ₹9.59 lakh
2020 BS6 Volkswagen Vento (Ex-showroom prices)
Model Available variants Price range
Vento 1.0 TSI (6MT) Trendline, Comfortline, Highline & Highline Plus ₹8.86 lakh - ₹11.99 lakh
Vento 1.0 TSI (6AT) Highline & Highline Plus ₹12.09 lakh - ₹13.29 lakh

Volkswagen's BS-VI product portfolio is set to expand further within this month, with the launch of the Tiguan Allspace on March 6 and the T-Roc on March 18.

Read more:

Volkswagen ID.4 compact crossover revealed as a near-production Concept

Tags: Volkswagen Volkswagen Polo Volkswagen Vento

1 Comment

1

Why the 7-DSG transmission is done away with? How do you compare the 6-AT with the earlier version?

Reply
Write a Reply
2

Hi Ramachandran, VW has done away with the 7-speed DSG transmission due to some faulty components that have been an issue since the time of its introduction. We are yet to test the new 6-speed torque converter model owing to the delay being caused by the COVID-19 lockdown.

Reply
Write a Reply

Please tell us your city. This allows us to provide relevant content for you.