Volkswagen recently launched an updated version of the Polo, giving the car minor updates along with addition of new features. The German automaker has also revised prices of the Volkswagen Polo, positioning it aggressively against segment leader, the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The reduction in prices is definitely a welcome move, although many prospective buyers still crave for more refined and powerful engines on the Polo. Volkswagen doesn’t have a 1.5-litre diesel engine in its kitty.
However Volkswagen is said to be working on a 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine, which could find its way into the Polo, Vento, Skoda Fabia and Rapid. This engine has been codenamed EA 189 and would also power the compact sedan based on the Up! Now Volkswagen has already launched the updated Polo, then why is the company still testing it. We spotted the Polo pictured here in Mumbai, with MH14 plates. In our brief encounter, we could hear slightly lower engine sound but can’t really confirm anything at this moment.
Could Volkswagen be testing a 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Polo. Notice the missing badge on the front grille. The boot of the car clearly reads TDI and there are high chances the company is working hard to bring a more powerful diesel engined Polo to the Indian market. Volkswagen recently discontinued the Polo 1.6 and could offer the Polo 1.5 TDI as a replacement. The Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI could very well be the performance hatchback which enthusiasts are waiting for. The 1.5-litre diesel engine (EA 189) is expected to produce 94 BHP of power and 230 Nm of torque.
Can you guess which car these pictures have been taken from?