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By Rishabh Jain On Mar 11, 2019, Volkswagen has been struggling with sales in India for a few great times now. In a move to increase footfall at its showrooms, VW had lately slashed the service fees for all their products. However, those actions won’t be sufficient to regain its misplaced marketplace proportion (which turned into besides low). Talking about the Vento, income for February’19 declined 30% (YOY) to just 351 units. This is while competition like Verna, City, and Ciaz all bought nearly ten times (every) Vento’s general sales.
To counter those plummeting sales numbers, VW is presently readying up facelifts of the Vento and Polo. Recently, the two motors had been spotted testing on Pune roads simultaneously as both of them were protected in camouflage. It is to be stated that these aren’t the subsequent-gen editions of the automobiles. The subsequent-gen Vento and Polo are expected to be launched within the country’s simplest post-2020.
The facelift will commonly encompass newer bumper designs and a few minor beauty changes on the out of doors. The standard Polo may want to get some concept from the Polo GTI and get a twin-tone rear bumper. Interiors might get some unique addition, but no predominant inclusions are expected. Volkswagen probably won’t be bringing in any mechanical changes in these automobiles. Hence, powertrain options are predicted to continue as-is for each automobile. The Polo comes with four engine alternatives, two diesel and a pair of petrol. The regular 1-liter gasoline gives you seventy-five bhp and 95 Nm of torque simultaneously as the performance targeted GT TSI variant attracts energy from a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol motor, which churns out 104 bhp and a hundred seventy-five Nm of torque. The regular diesel Polo is powered through a 1.5 liter 89 bhp diesel engine simultaneously as the GT TDI variation attracts 108 bhp and 250 Nm of torque from the same motor.
The Vento comes with three engine options, one diesel and two petrol. The diesel unit is the same as the only one determined on the Polo GT TDI and can be chosen with either a five-pace MT or a dual-seize AT. In case one desires a 7-pace twin-snatch AT alternative with a petroleum engineer, one needs to select the 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol unit, which grants a hundred and five bhp and 175 Nm of torque. However, if one prefers a vintage-faculty five-speed manual gearbox with a petrol motor, VW affords this feature with a 1.6 liter 103 bhp petrol engine.
Once released, the Polo will continue to compete with Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, and the imminent Altroz from Tata Motors. As ways as Vento is concerned, it’ll try to seize some sales inside the fantastically dynamic space that is by and large ruled by Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, and Hyundai Verna.
Husqvarna is actively checking out its 401 twins in India beforehand of official release later this year. A camouflaged check mule of the Vitpilen 401 has been spotted by using Bike Dekho. The India-spec Vitpilen 401 will be drastically one of a kind from the same motorbike sold abroad.