Volkswagen, one of the largest automotive manufacturers on the planet, has a line–up of cars poised for their launch in India this year. The company will release a face–lifted version of their hatchback, the Polo, a face–lifted version of their mid size sedan, the Vento, the new Taigun compact SUV and a face–lifted version of their crossover, the Cross Polo.
The Volkswagen Polo sees subtle styling tweaks such as a new front bumper, optional LED headlamps and a chrome strip that connects the front foglamps. The car will get a more power 1.5 litre diesel engine that develops 89 bhp. On the inside, the car gets a new steering wheel, a reversing camera, a redesigned instrument binnacle, electrically foldable mirrors with integrated turn indicators and a new centre console.
The Taigun is Volkswagen’s attempt to bite into the highly alluring compact SUV pie. The vehicle looks chunky with its black cladding, flared wheel arches, 17 inch alloys and butch stance. It must be noted that the Taigun is still in its concept stage but not many significant changes are likely to be made to this design.
The Cross Polo has not seen much success in India but that has not stopped Volkswagen from trying. They have given the new Cross Polo new smoky headlamp clusters, cool 17 inch alloy wheels, new tail lights and silver accents on the car’s exterior. The vehicle also gets refreshed fabrics on the interiors and a different steering wheel. There are new paint job colour options as well.
The Volkswagen Vento is likely to get upmarket features like a rear seat entertainment system, more airbags and the same 1.5 litre, diesel engine found in the Polo but with an increased power output of 104 bhp.