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Volkswagen replaces the 1.2-litre petrol engine with 1.0-litre in India

The 1.0-liter engine is based on the BSIV platform.

Replacing the standard 1.2-liter petrol engine, Volkswagen India has introduced a new 1-liter MPI unit for its famous hatchback, Polo. The new machine is said to be more fuel efficient, with the same power and performance. The new line-up will include four petrol variants at a starting price of Rs 5.41 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

“Delivering on our promise of continued product introduction and innovation, we are pleased to introduce the Polo in an all-new 1.0 L MPI engine,” said Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.


Similar to the 1.2-liter MPI, the 1.0-liter is a BS IV 999 cc displacement, 3-cylinder engine, which is claimed to produce the same maximum power of 76 PS with peak torque of 95 Nm. However, the smaller is more economical and offers 18.78 kmpl compared to the 16.47 kmpl.

Further, the diesel variants of the Polo remains the same with the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-charged engine, which chunks 89 bhp of maximum power and 230 Nm of peak torque.


To recall some key features, the car comes with the rain sensing wipers, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and rear parking sensors. Other than this, the Polo is equipped with the dual front airbags and ABS as the standard for safety.

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