The new 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine replaces the 1.2-litre unit with improved fuel economy of of 18.78 kmpl
Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd has announced today the launch of a brand new smaller petrol engine replacing the 1.2-litre MPI unit in the Polo. The premium hatchback’s powertrain lineup has so far comprised of two petrol and a diesel engine in two states of tune.
The range-topping GT variants are retailed with either a 1.5-litre TDI diesel in its high-spec outputs of 108 bhp and 250 Nm while the 1.2-litre TSI turbo petrol motor produces 103 bhp and 175 Nm. Sold in a total of 14 variants, the Volkswagen Polo gives option of seven petrol and as many diesel engine trims.
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The outgoing 1.2-litre MPI petrol was good enough to develop 74 bhp at 5,400 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque delivered at 3,750 rpm. It was made available with a five-speed manual gearbox driving only the front wheels in five trims.
Its replacement, the 1.0-litre MPI petrol, is also presented in those five trims and is in response to the changing customer preference for more fuel efficient cars according to Volkswagen. The new 1.0-litre MPI gasoline mill generates a peak power of 75 bhp and 95 Nm of peak torque.
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The German automaker stated that it suits the diverse customer profile of the Indian market. In addition to the Polo, the new power plant makes a strong impact in the brand’s portfolio replacing the 1.2-litre unit in the Ameo subcompact sedan as well.
The 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine was not fuel efficient as it was ARAI certified to return only 16.47 kmpl. Despite down on torque, the new 1.0-litre petrol comes with an improved fuel economy of 18.78 kmpl. Price for the entry-level Polo Trendline continues to remain at 5,41,800 (ex-showroom).
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