Volkswagen have expanded the small car Polo portfolio in UK with the introduction of a sporty variant in the form of R Line model. The 2012 Volkswagen Polo R Line model is a three door model, and comes with a touch of sportiness detected in the lower front and rear bumpers, blacked out radiator grille and side profile, also in the 16 inch alloy wheels. The sporty touch does not end with the exteriors, the ambience also shouts the feeling when you look at the leather clad steering wheel and seats adorned with the black fabric. The 1.2L turbo diesel petrol engine seen under the hood of Polo delivers 104 bhp power and 175 Nm torque.
The 1.2L engine comes mated with a six speed manual transmission. The turbo petrol engine, being a triple cylinder . Volkswagen claims a whooping 17 kmpl for this car, which is quite a wonder considering it is tough to congregate an average of more than 12 kmpl on the 1.6L four cylinder petrol engine Polo, which is available in the Indian market as the top of the line variant in the Polo line up. Volkswagen 1.2 turbo petrol engine selling in the United Kingdom, is a good option from the German brand to roll out in Indian, which promises to be much more fun to drive than the fuel consuming 1.6 Liter engine. In disparity, the turbocharger equipped 1.2 Liter TSI engine churns out much more torque right from the go.
The 1.2L Polo R-Line TSI is performance wise quite impressive to say the least. The zero-hundred sprint is as quick as 9.7 seconds, which is much faster than many other expensive cars. The top speed is of 190 kph, which is again more than you ask for in a budget hatchback. The Polo price is tagged at Rs.13 lakh that makes this car a little too expensive for Indian sensibilities. However if Volkswagen India uses its loacal facilities to produce the car, it will cut down the cost and will help it to retain the extra couple of doors, then perhaps the car can fetch plenty of buyers.
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