German Automaker, Volkswagen, has launched a petrol engined variant of the Cross Polo in India. Priced at Rs. 6.94 lakh, the petrol engined variant is cheaper than its already available diesel counterpart which is priced at Rs. 8.21 lakh. The new Volkswagen Cross Polo will be competing with the Toyota Etios Cross, the Fiat Avventura and the upcoming Hyundai Elite i20 based crossover. The launch is also part of Volkswagen India’s move to capture sales which have been down eight percent from 23,923 units in April-December 2013 to 22,001 units in April-December 2014.
Speaking at the event, Michael Mayer, Director, Passenger Cars, Volkswagen India said: “With the New Volkswagen Cross Polo, we will inject some excitement into the premium hatchback segment in India.”
Powering the new 2015 Volkswagen Cross Polo is the same 1.2 liter petrol engine from the standard Polo, which is capable of producing 75bhp and 110Nm of torque. The engined has been mated to a five speed manual gearbox. Volkswagen claims a fuel efficiency of 16.47 kmpl for this petrol powered pseudo-crossover. Apart from the change in the engine, the vehicle basically remains the same inside out when compared to its earlier launched diesel counterpart. As with the rest of the Volkswagen Polo range, the New Cross Polo comes with a 4-star NCAP safety rating.
Safety features include anti-lock brakes (ABS) and dual front airbags. Other goodies include dual-beam halogen headlamps with black finish, Cross bumpers with silver accents, 15-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted roof rails and rear-view mirror housing and Cross front grille with chrome accents. The new Cross Polo also features improved interiors, ‘Cloud Titan Black’ upholstery, a leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel and ‘Climatronic’ automatic air-conditioning.
The new Volkswagen Cross Polo will be available in three color shades – Reflex Silver, Flash Red and Deep Black. Volkswagen dealerships across India have started to accept booking for the new Cross Polo.
New Cross Polo 1.2 MPI Price in India : Rs. 6.94 lakh
New Cross Polo 1.5 TDI Price in India : Rs. 8.21 lakh