Volkswagen has finally launched the Polo & Vento facelift in India. Prices for the new Volkswagen Polo and Vento start at Rs 5.82 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 8.76 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Volkswagen says that they have retained the brand’s core philosophy of safety, build quality and fun-to-drive experience with both these cars. The new Polo & Vento get exterior changes like new sporty side skirts, new smoked tail lamps, GTI inspired honeycomb front grille and bumpers along with a rear bumper with diffuser.
To make things exciting on the outside, the new Polo and Vento will now be available in a brand new colour called ‘Sunset Red’ accompanied by a GT Line edition featuring Black roof, GT Line side foil & fender badge, Black ORVM cap and rear spoiler. The company will also provide Volkswagen Connect as standard in the Highline Plus and GT variants of the new Polo and Vento.
Speaking at the launch of the new Polo & Vento, Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “We are extremely excited to introduce our best-selling carlines – Polo and Vento in a new sportier and dynamic avatar. Packed with a true blend of sophistication, power and enhanced performance both the new carlines bring German engineering and precision to the forefront yet again. These carlines reinstate Volkswagen’s remarkable fun-to-drive experience and re-establish itself as a leading contender in the premium hatchback and notchback segment respectively.”
Commenting further on the ownership experience of a Volkswagen carline, Knapp said, “With this new introduction, we also offer our customers a comprehensive after-sales program that ensures a hassle-free experience. Starting 1st January 2019, all Volkswagen carlines offer a standardized vehicle warranty of up to 4-year/100,000 km, 4-year free roadside assistance (RSA) and three free services to our customers. Further, we also announce a 5-year standard warranty program on the diesel variants of our mass market carlines that provides a value proposition to our customers in the diesel segment.”
On the safety front, Volkswagen has maintained their solid reputation with the new Polo and Vento by equipping both cars with the mandatory safety features under AIS 145 norms which includes speed alarm, rear parking sensors, seat belt warning and dual airbags.
Volkswagen currently has a network of 132 showrooms, 113 service workshops across 102 cities in India.