Volkswagen has launched the Polo Legend version in India, the final version of the hatchback, after which it will be discontinued here.
Ever since Volkswagen India officially replaced the Vertus sedan Vento, news of the closure of the Polo in our market has spread on the Internet. Now, Volkswagen has released the ‘Legend Edition’ of Polo in India, which will mark the end of the hatchback’s run in India.
The design of Polo’s ‘Legend Edition’ is similar to the standard version, but with sporty graphics on the side. The hatchback also gets black garnish on the roof spoiler and the roof turns black. Also, both front fenders have a ‘Legend’ badge, to mark it as a special edition. Mechanically, the hatchback will be similar to the GT TSI variant.
The VW Polo Legend Edition is expected to be available with a 1.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-3 petrol engine, with 110 PS and 175 Nm of peak power and tap torque, respectively. It will only be combined with a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. Although the technical features and prices have not yet been officially announced.
VW Polo went into production in India in 2009 and went on sale here in early 2010 The hatchback has seen some minor aesthetic updates over the years The design is starting to show its age, especially in the cabin, but the polo still looks quite exquisite overall. However, there have been a lot of changes under the hood since it was launched.
Due to its excellent handling and impressive performance, the hatchback is quite popular among auto enthusiasts in India. Before the BS6 emission rule came into force, Volkswagen Polo also had a diesel engine option on offer. In 2013, the manufacturer also introduced a crossover version – the Polo Cross – with higher ground clearance and plastic cladding around it, but it did not sell well.
According to estimates, VW is considering the latest generation polo for the Indian market. Some reports suggest that the performance-spec Polo GTI may be brought here in the near future, as a CBU import, while some other reports suggest that the standard version could enter production in India, if possible.