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Subsequent-Gen VW Polo To Be Centered On Heavily Localised MQB A0 IN System





The following-gen Volkswagen Polo could be based on the same MQB A0 IN platform that will underpin the future Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun

Globally, the Volkswagen Polo is in its sixth-gen avatar because 2017. Nevertheless, the hatchback proceeds to exist in the fifth-gen variation in the Indian sector. The hatchback is not expected to obtain a generational update at any time soon, but the following-gen version could get there in this article by 2023.

The new-gen Polo is envisioned to be dependent on the greatly localised MQB A0 IN system that will underpin a variety of impending Volkswagen and Skoda automobiles such as the quickly-to-be-introduced Kushaq and its cousin, the Taigun. It must be noted that the Kushaq and Taigun are both of those mid-size SUVs, but the MQB A0 IN platform can be shortened to accommodate sub-4m cars as effectively.

Volkswagen offers the latest-gen Polo in India with a 1.-litre 3-cyl NA petrol motor rated at 76 PS/95 Nm, as effectively as a 1.-litre 3-cylinder TSI turbocharged petrol motor making 110 PS of most power, together with 175 Nm of peak torque. The former can be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox, whilst the latter is presented with a 6-speed MT as well as an optional 6-speed AT.

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Rear

The Polo will come outfitted with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment method with Apple CarPlay and Android Car, cruise management, automatic weather control, rear AC vents, rain-sensing wipers, cornering lights, a flat-bottom steering wheel, ambient lights and so forth. The basic safety tech on give incorporates dual frontal airbags, Ab muscles with EBD, an vehicle-dimming IRVM, anti-pinch electricity home windows, rear parking sensors and a reverse parking camera.

Volkswagen will soon also be introducing a new ‘Matt Edition’ variant of the motor vehicle, which will characteristic a exclusive matte grey paint plan. The door handles and the ORVMs on this variant will be concluded in gloss black. Even so, no other changes are envisioned to be built to the future Polo Matt Version.

As of now, Volkswagen retails the Polo at a starting price tag of Rs 6.01 lakh, which goes up to Rs 9.92 lakh (both equally costs, ex-showroom) for the major-conclusion trim. The Polo puts up from the likes of the Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno as nicely as the Toyota Glanza.


Top 10 MPVs Sold In April 2021 – Ertiga, Innova, Triber, Marazzo, Vellfire




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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga recorded 8,644 units in the month of April 2021 as it finished on top of the MPV sales table

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) had the Ertiga as the top-selling MPV in the country in the month of April 2021 as 8,644 units were sold. It was followed by the Mahindra Bolero MUV as the workhorse registered 6,152 unit sales. The Bolero has been on sale for more than two decades in India with incredible consistency in garnering volumes.

Recently, the Bolero was spotted with a dual-tone colour scheme and it could launch soon in India. The facelifted version of the TUV300 will be badged the Bolero Neo and is expected to launch in the coming months. The Toyota Innova Crysta finished in the third position with 3,600 unit sales while the Maruti Suzuki XL6 ended up fourth.

The XL6 recorded a cumulative domestic tally of 3,373 units. The Renault Triber finished in the fifth position with 2,426 units ahead of Kia’s Carnival with 301 unit sales and its aggressive price range below the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is helping in gathering customers. The Mahindra Marazzo managed to record 161 units in the month of April 2021.

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Model April 2021 Sales April 2020 Sales
1. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga  8,644 0
2. Mahindra Bolero  6,152 0
3. Toyota Innova  3,600 0
4. Maruti XL6  3,373 0
5. Renault Triber 2,426 0
6. Kia Carnival 301 0
7. Mahindra Marazzo  161 0
8. Datsun Go+ 31 0
9. Toyota Vellfire 25 0

Its market positioning meant that more rivals could hop on the bandwagon in the not-so-distant future. Kia will introduce an all-new vehicle in early 2022 and it will more likely be a seven-seater MPV. Codenamed KY abroad, it is said to be based on the same platform as the Seltos mid-size SUV and expect it to use a similar powertrain lineup.

It could comprise a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with manual and automatic transmission choices. The Kia KY could be slotted between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta and thus it could directly rival Mahindra Marazzo. Hyundai could bring in a premium MPV along the same lines as well.

The Datsun Go+ posted a total of 31 units in the month of April 2021 and 25 units of the Toyota Vellfire were despatched during the same period. Toyota’s Hiace 14-seater MPV has also reached showrooms and only 50 units are allotted in the first batch.

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