Production of the Volkswagen Polo and Vento will end at the same time
Volkswagen is poised to end the production run of the Polo, that has been on sale in India for nearly 12 years, in the second quarter (Q2) of the current calendar year.
The German marque will stop accepting bookings for the premium hatchback by June and the fifth-generation Polo is not likely to be replaced in the country for another year.
However, reports do state that Volkswagen will introduce a new version of the Polo, the seventh-generation model, in India by 2023 or 2024. That car will be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform.
Priced between Rs. 6.45 lakhs and Rs. 10.25 lakhs (ex-showroom) the current Polo has found more than 2.5 lakh new homes in the 12 years (almost) it has been on sale in India.
The hatchback has been on sale with a number of petrol and diesel engines over the years, but currently comes with a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated (76 PS and 95 Nm) and turbocharged (110 PS and 175 Nm) engine options.
When the Volkswagen Polo production ends in Q2 this year, the company will also stop manufacturing the Vento. The C-segment sedan’s sales will end in May and its successor, named the Virtus, will be launched in the same month.