It must be said that for the longest time, the popular subcompact car segment has been pushing the canvass thanks to durable brands like Volkswagen’s Polo and Vento. The two affordable wagons have continued minus too many updates on the Indian roads for several years.
These two, if it could be said, are brands that have simply soldiered on in the tough Indian road conditions and also feature among the popular choices made in the mid-segment category.
With reliability being the key driving aspect for Volkswagen, rightly named after ‘people,’ it may not be entirely incorrect to state that here is a brand for the people, of the people and by a very special core of people- the Germans.
That said, here is the most enterprising bit of news from the Volkswagen stable:
Industry inputs confirm that the facelift versions of both Volkswagen Polo and Vento have just been launched, as expected in early-September. Priced at a pocket-friendly price band of INR 5.82 lakh is the Volkswagen Polo facelift while the Vento facelift comes at around INR 8.76 lakhs.
It is believed that the facelifts have been rolled out by the German carmaker in order to bring something zealous and refreshing in two cars that have been soldiering on for a long time, keeping in mind the upcoming 2020 season.
Implicit in the update for the Volkswagen Polo and Vento is the honeycomb-mesh grille, body-colored mirror caps, 16″ alloy wheels along with upgraded front bumper and tail-lights. The Vento GT also gets the LED headlamp
What’s also interesting is that that the minute add-ons add a dash of sportiness to both cars that had been dragging on minus anything too illustrious on the exterior.
In more detail, the brand has also equipped the new facelift versions of the Polo and Vento with its signature Volkswagen Connect (connectivity suite) as the standard on Highline trim and higher. So what exactly is Volkswagen Connect?
Well, Volkswagen Connect is a dongle-based feature that can be transferred across different Volkswagen cars, regardless of the segment. The connectivity suite allows the provision of trip tracking, driver behavior (which is ever so key in today’s times marked with stress, pressures, and other facets) and statistic tracking, location sharing and fuel cost monitoring to name a few features.
One wonders, whether the bespoke addition of new features will successfully lend a lot of gravitas to the popular brand?
And that’s not all. In addition, all variants of the Polo and Vento will now also get a seat-belt reminder system, rear parking sensors, along with a speed alert system. The last feature, it is needless to say, has been importantly added to the kitty keeping in mind external, unpredictable phenomena such as the rising rate of accidents, inclement weather and road conditions.
Dual airbags and ABS have basically been a standard practice across the Polo and Vento range, and the facelift versions too carry the same feature without any change.
That told, a piece of good news for the forthcoming buyers of the diesel editions is the fact that the brand has introduced a 5-year standard warranty for Polo, Vento as well as Ameo.