Volkswagen Polo Pace Edition is based on the Comfortline grade and sold only with the new 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine
Volkswagen replaced the 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine in Polo premium hatchback and Ameo subcompact sedan with a more fuel efficient 1.0-litre MPI unit only a few days ago. It has now launched two special edition versions: one for the Polo and the other Vento. Dubbed the Vento Sport, it features cosmetic updates and is positioned above the range-topping HighLine Plus trim.
On the other hand, the Polo’s take on the special edition has been christened the Polo Pace. It is made available for customers with no additional cost according to Volkswagen. Therefore, the price range should be between Rs. 6,10,700 and Rs. 6,20,700 (both ex-showroom prices, New Delhi). Based on the regular Comfortline variant, it does not have any substantial exterior updates like the Vento Sport that gets glossy black spoilers and roof foil, black carbon finished ORVMs, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, side foils And chromed Sport Badge on the fender.
The only notable inclusion in the Polo Pace compared to the standard model is the 15-inch Razor diamond-cut alloy wheels for added sportiness – replacing the 15-inch steel wheels. They were taken straight from the Anniversary Edition launched last September. Unlike the Vento Sport, which is offered in all three engine options, the Polo Pace Edition is retailed only with the new 1.0-litre MPI petrol mill.
The three-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 76 PS at 6,200 rpm and 95 Nm of peak torque delivered between 3,000 rpm and 4,300 rpm. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission sending power to the front axle. It has an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 18.78 kmpl.
Apart from the new wheels, the Volkswagen Polo Pace gets all the features from the Comfortline variant. They include cooled glovebox, front and rear power windows, electrically adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors, rear defogger, washer and wiper, ambient lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and CD player support.
Volkswagen plans launching new products based on a low-cost platform being developed by Skoda for India in the near future. Until then, the lifetime of PQ25 platform based Polo and Vento are extended with these limited edition offerings.