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2020 Volkswagen Polo & Vento get 6-speed automatic gearbox (NOT DSG)

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Volkswagen India has launched the Automatic Transmission variants of the BS6 Polo and Vento in the Indian market with an introductory price of INR 9.67 Lakh and INR 12.99 Lakh respectively. The new BS6 Polo Automatic is offered in the GT TSI trim and the BS6 Vento Automatic is available in the Highline Plus trim variant. Both the cars are available with the new 1.0-litre TSI engine matched to a Torque Converter type 6-speed automatic transmission. 

The new Polo and Vento Automatic are both powered by a BS6 compliant 1.0-litre TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) three-cylinder in-line petrol engine that produces 110 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque and the automatic versions of the Polo offers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 16.47 kmpl whereas the Vento returns 16.35 kmpl resonating with the brand’s maximum power and minimum consumption philosophy. On the 6-speed manual transmission option, the engine delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.24 Kmpl on the Polo and 17.69 Kmpl on the Vento. 

In terms of design and styling, the Polo GT TSI AT features GTI inspired seats, black rear spoiler along with black OVRM caps and safety features such as dual airbags. The Vento AT based on the Highline Plus trim features LED headlamps and four airbags for safety. Other highlights such as the classic Volkswagen squared-off design with bumper integrated fog lights, a wide air dam with a splitter effect, flared rounded wheel arches, accented shoulder lines, subtle bonnet ridges, 15-inch alloy wheels and a new heat-insulating glasshouse that improves the cabin insulation from the hot Indian weather. 

On the interiors, both the BS6 Polo AT and Vento AT feature a driver-oriented dashboard, control mounted flat bottomed steering wheel, analogue instrument cluster with a digital multi-information in the centre, a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system with integrated smartphone connectivity features such as Apple Carplay and Android Auto, a central armrest with storage spot, USB charging, climate control air-conditioning, rear AC vents etc. 

Volkswagen India has announced that the booking for both the BS6 Polo AT & Vento AT has commenced through its 360-degree online retail experience available on the brands’ website as well as via the physical retail channels at Volkswagen dealerships, where stringent safety & sanitization SOPs are undertaken to ensure customer and employee safety.

Volkswagen will begin deliveries of the Polo GT TSI and Vento Highline Plus automatic transmission from 15 September 2020.