Volkswagen India has expanded the lineup of Polo hatchback in the Indian market, by launching the automatic version of its mid-spec Comfortline variant. Priced at Rs. 8.51 lakh (Ex-showroom, India), the new Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Automatic now serves as the most affordable automatic variant of the hatchback.
The new Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Automatic retains all the features of the manual version of the Comfortline variant, such as 15-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, ambient lighting, remote central locking and tilt adjustable steering. However, there are a couple of features offered as extras in the Comfortline automatic variant over its manual counterpart, including a 7-inch Blaupunkt touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and automatic climate control.
The Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Automatic variant misses out on some key features found in higher-spec Highline Plus and GT variants, like cruise control, auto-dimming inside rear view mirrors, bigger 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls. The color options made available on the Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Automatic are Candy White, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel, Sunset Red and Flash Red.
Powering this new Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Automatic is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine, coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This is the same engine that powers the Comfortline manual, Highline Plus (both manual and automatic) and GT variants, and here, it produces a maximum power output of 110 PS and a peak torque output of 175 Nm.
With this new variant of the Polo, Volkswagen intends to attract more customers towards its showrooms, for those who wanted an automatic gearbox equipped Polo, but at a slightly lower sticker price. The bookings for the new Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Automatic variant have already commenced online on the official website of Volkswagen India.
Volkswagen India had a decent run in 2020 with the launches of all new products like Tiguan Allspace and T-Roc SUVs and the refreshed versions of Polo hatchback and Vento sedan. The German car maker is now eying to capture a bigger share in SUV segment with a couple of big ticket launches in near future. These include the all-new Taigun in the premium compact SUV and five-seater Tiguan in the premium midsize SUV categories.