Volkswagen Polo has been in the market for quite some time, the brand has made changes over time to keep it fresh. Now the entry-level car in the Volkswagen lineup has been introduced with automatic transmission for the Comfortline TSI. Earlier the Comfortline was offered only in a 1.0L MPI engine, a naturally aspirated engine. A few months ago VW confirmed a 1.0L TSI engine which was only available in high trims.
What to expect from Polo Comfortline?
When the BSVI norms were mandated last year, Volkswagen had introduced the entry-level trim trendline and Comfotline with a 1.0L 3-cylinder MPI engine which made 76bhp. The 1.0L TSI engine was only made available for the Highline plus and GT TSI variants. Now, Volkswagen has added a 1.0L TSI automatic to the Comfortline. The 1.0L TSI engine produces 110bhp of power and 175nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Polo Comfortline AT includes features like single-zone AC with automatic climate control, cooled glovebox, rear parking sensors, a 17.7cm Blaupunkt music system specific to this trim and more. Talking about the safety features, Polo is equipped with dual airbags, ABS, EBD, engine immobilizer, speed alert. The Comfortline is offered in 5 colour options, Flash Red, Sunset Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver and Carbon Steel.
Polo has been a strong contender for Volkswagen and they believe that the new additions to their lineup will engage more customers. The Polo Comfortline AT is priced at Rs. 8.51 lakh ex-showroom. VW Polo will go against the Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20 and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios in the market. But both the Altroz and the Grand i10 Nios both miss out on having turbo petrol automatic. The i20 however comes with an IVT and DCT options for the turbo petrol, but it is priced at Rs. 10.68L ex-showroom. This makes the VW Polo the cheapest car with an automatic turbo petrol hatchback in the market.