Just last month Volkswagen had trouble in the US, due to claims that the company sold vehicles that had cheated emission tests. Now in India, the company has ordered all its dealerships across the country to put a hold on all the sales of variants of the Polo. Volkswagen India has issued a letter stating, not to physically deliver any Polo vehicle with immediate effect. The whole matter sounds a bit mysterious, as Polo had been doing some aggressive sales across the country. There were several awards entitled to the Polo in a few categories. It had ranked a top spot in the family hatchback segment, all was going well, but suddenly this problem strikes. There hasn't been any official statement as to why the company was suspending the Polo in the Indian market. Since the Vento sedan hasn't been added with the Polo for suspension, it is believed to have no connection with the Volkswagen scandal.
Now that this scenario has come in, it would take some time for those loyal Volkswagen customers to gain confidence in the company. It is not only about those customers, but the company will have a hard time in the coming days to perform some average sales with the rest of their line-up of vehicles, this isn't even a good time to launch a new vehicle. There have been a few rumors doing rounds, claiming that the Polo has some technical problems, well a rumor is a rumor we'll put that statement under scanner. Last month Volkswagen had been guilty of cheating US emission norms, by fitting a defected device that makes the engine function at a reduced capacity, thereby emitting lesser gases. This is not the first time in the automobile history that a company faces such allegations tending to be true, there were similar problems with automobile companies like; Audi and Skoda namely. There are no indications as to when the Polo would resume sales, but it looks like it wont be happening any time soon. The Polo would be like those exclusive cars for an unknown time period, so when you spot a Polo at a signal it would automatically bring a grin about your face.
The premium hatchback from the German manufacturer is powered by a 3 cylinder, 1.2 litre petrol engine producing 74hp and 110Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car returns 16.47Km to a litre of fuel. The diesel variant is powered by a 4 cylinder, 1.5 litre diesel engine which produces 88.5hp and 230Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car returns 20.14Km to a litre of fuel as claimed by Volkswagen. A more powerful variant of the Polo is the GT, the petrol GT TSI is powered by a four cylinder, 1.2 litre engine producing 103hp and 175Nm of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The car returns 17.21Km a litre. The diesel GT TDI is powered by a four cylinder, 1.5 litre engine producing 103hp and 250Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the car returns 19.91Km a litre. The Polo had a starting price of ₹5.33 Lakhs, it was refereed by many customers as one of the safest small hatchback's one could purchase.
All the variant deliveries of Volkswagen Polo, have been asked to be put on hold till the company resumes the suspension.
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