The Polo Legend can only be had with the 1.0 TSI engine and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The Volkswagen Polo is nearing the end of its decade-long production in India, and to give it a fitting send-off, Volkswagen India has launched a limited-edition Legend variant of the hatchback. It’s priced the same as the regular car but gets some cosmetic updates.
Volkswagen has put Legend badges on the fenders and the boot lid, which immediately tells you that this is the limited-edition Polo. They have also given it a blacked-out roof, a black spoiler, and graphics on the side of the body. Apart from these, however, nothing else has changed.
The engine underneath the bonnet is the 1.0 TSI, which makes 109bhp and 175Nm. While that is good news, certain purists might feel unsatisfied by the fact that the Polo Legend is only available with the 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. We have driven it before, and it’s an excellent transmission with snappy shifts and virtually no lag, but a manual would have elevated the driving experience because of more driver involvement.
The Polo Legend is based on the GT TSI variant of the hatchback, which means that it gets all the bells and whistles. You get a touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, and more. Volkswagen is not charging a premium for the Legend variant, and it is available at the same Rs 10.25 lakh (ex-showroom) as the regular GT TSI. It is, however, a limited-edition variant, so it will be available only till stocks last. Volkswagen has not revealed exactly how many of these ‘limited-edition’ Polos will be built.
While this is the last of the Polo as we know it, there have been hints from the VW team in India about the return of the Polo. If and when it happens, it will be the new generation of the hatchback that is available in Europe, but for now, it's a long shot.