Volkswagen India will soon add a new top-end variant in the Polo hatchback line-up, similar to what it did recently with the Vento sedan. This new trim level will be called the Polo Highline Plus and will be launched at a slight premium on the current Highline trim. It will come with some added features, while no mechanical changes are expected to be made.
Major feature additions made to the new Polo Highline Plus will include larger 16-inch alloy wheels, a reverse parking camera and an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. However, it is not yet clear whether or not the Highline Plus variant will get all LED headlights like the Vento. Since the Polo is sold in a price sensitive market, we personally don’t think Volkswagen will be added all LED headlights to the Polo hatchback, in order to avoid pushing the price up.
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The VW Polo Highline Plus variant will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol will be a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder unit that churns out 74 bhp and 110 Nm, while the diesel is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TDI power plant with 89 bhp and 230 Nm of peak torque available on tap. Both these engines will be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.
Volkswagen hasn’t officially revealed prices of the Polo Highline Plus variant yet. Authorised dealerships have confirmed that they will be receiving the new variant models in the next couple of weeks, while deliveries are expected to begin from August. However, a report from Autocar India suggests that the Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus petrol will be priced at Rs. 7.24 lakh, while the diesel Highline Plus variant will cost Rs. 8.78 lakh (all-prices, ex-showroom Mumbai).
Interestingly, Volkswagen has already unveiled the sixth-generation Polo in International markets. However, an India launch appears to be a distant happening, as VW India still is aiming to introduce more variants and iterations of the fifth-gen model in the country.