VW Polo and Race Polo Released in India

Besides several world premieres, the Auto Expo 2010 also witnessed the local introduction of the Volkswagen Polo as well as the customized version of the car, the so-called Polo Cup, which is fitted with a more powerful engine.

The regular Polo will go on sale in the local market in March and will be manufactured at Volkswagen's Chakan plant with an annual capacity of 110,000 cars. It will be offered with a petrol and a diesel variant, as it follows: a 1.2-liter engine with an output of 75 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque plus a 1.2-liter with 75 horsepower and 180 Nm of torque, respectively.

The car will be offered in two trims, Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, each of them fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission system.

On the other hand, the Race Polo will compete in the Polo Cup and is powered by a 1.6-liter R4 common rail diesel engine that develops 130 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 250 Nm of
torque between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Other feature highlights include 17-inch alloy wheels 200/605 R17 slick tires, adjustable Sachs race suspension, aerodynamic body kit with front and rear spoiler, side skirts and rear wing, all of them available as standard. Inside, the car comes with integrated head protection in the race seat, a 6 point seatbelt prepared for HANS System, safety net on driver side, additional display and data logger system with on-board camera.

Volkswagen also installed a FIA-approved roll cage, fire extinguisher system with internal and external release, electrical cut off system and a race brake system with four piston fixed caliper and ventilated 312 mm disk front and 232 mm disc brake rear.
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