Where most carmakers are releasing brand-new or even heavily-updated models in India, Volkswagen hasn’t done that with the Polo. The German brand’s most popular and in-demand car in the country is still being sold in its outdated fifth-generation avatar. While it may not be the most brilliant and all-around package, the outgoing Polo is still one of the best driver’s cars in its segment. Therefore, it makes sense that Volkswagen India keeps the hatchback in the news however it can. In this case, the company has achieved that by launching the Polo Comfortline TSI automatic variant.
The newly-released Comfortline TSI automatic sits in the middle of the Polo lineup, which is reflected in its price tag. Costing between Rs 8.51 Lakh (non-metallic paint) and Rs 8.61 Lakh (metallic paint), the Comfortline trim can be up to Rs 1.09 lakh less expensive than its Highline Plus counterpart. More importantly, if you buy the new Polo Comfortline TSI automatic before the end of this month, Volkswagen will offer it to you at a discounted price of between Rs 8.34 Lakh (non-metallic paint) and Rs 8.44 Lakh (metallic paint). Of course, to be sure, contact a certified VW dealership before placing your booking.
Speaking about the new launch was Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. He said,
“We are extremely excited to announce the introduction of a new trim-line in the Polo family, Comfortline TSI AT, for our discerning customers in India. The Polo continues to be a strong contender in the segment, and through this announcement, our endeavor is to continuously engage with customers by offering striking enhancements on our flagship model and provide safe and meticulously German-engineered products coupled with a fun-to-drive experience.”
So, what do you get when you buy the new Polo Comfortline TSI automatic? To begin with, this variant comes with a 7-inch Blaupunkt music system. Compared to the simpler 2-DIN audio system found in the old Comfortline, this one not only gets a proper touchscreen head unit but is also 0.5 inches larger than the one in the Highline Plus variant. Having said that, the Blaupunkt system in the Comfortline TSI automatic still doesn’t support either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. On the other hand, this variant now comes with automatic climate control as standard – something that was exclusive to the Highline Plus before.
Customers get to choose from five exterior colors – Candy White, Carbon Steel, Flash Red, Reflex Silver, and Sunset Red. The rest of the Comfortline TSI remains exactly the same as it used to be before this latest update. As the TSI badge suggests, this variant of the Volkswagen Polo is powered by the 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 108hp and 175Nm of torque. The peppy motor is mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This is also now the most affordable automatic variant in the Polo lineup. The new Polo Comfortline TSI automatic is sure to drum up even more sales for Volkswagen in India.