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The fifth-gen Polo is currently available in India and probably, it is expected to be the last one as well. Volkswagen desperately wants to be successful here. As a result, the German marque will play around SUVs to stay relavant, atleast for sometime.

But before, the local assembling of Polo ends. Volkswagen wants you to take this Legend-ary hatchback home. Yes, the carmaker has used the ‘Legend’ badging to celebrate 12 years of its presence in India. Surprisingly, only 700 unit will roll out from the showrooms and that’s the only reason why we want you to pay attention to what it has got to offer. For one last time!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Volkswagen Polo Legend Edition rolls out in India.
  • Will be celebrating 12 years of its presence in India.
  • Recieves several cosmetic enhacements this time.

Volkswagen Polo Legend Edition

What’s new?

To recall, Volkswagen came up with its first locally assembled car in India back in 2010. And that was ofcourse a VW Polo. It’s been 12 years since then with over 3 lakh owners proving how legandary this journey have been.

The last 700 units are expected to be known as the ‘Legend’ edition models. After which, expect the German brand to end the production the same. Sad, isn’t it?

For starters, there are minor changes and all of them are cosmetic ones. The fender of these 700 units will now be getting “Legend” badging while even the tailgate experiences a similar treatment. A sporty graphic on the side profile also enhances the overall look. Meanwhile, it is the blacked out roof that attracts the most attention.

Volkswagen has confirmed that the all-new Polo Legend Edition is based on the GT TSI variant. Well, this way, expect it to come with a price tag starting at Rs.10.25 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Engine & Transmission

Under the hood, it will get be getting VW’s potent 1.0-litre three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine. The overall output from this power unit remains exactly the same at 110PS and 175Nm as before but for the transmission duties, the brand has decided to offer a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Alternatives

In India, Volkswagen Polo continues its rivalry with premium hatchbacks such as Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and Tata Altroz. Want to learn more about the new i20? Let’s take a look at it down below.

Hyundai i20 Turbo

Hyundai i20
Image Source: Hyundai News

The third-generation i20 turbo is at par with Polo in terms of performance, at least on paper. Talking about the driving dynamics, that’s where Polo outperforms it.

Pitched more as a feature-loaded car, the i20 comes equipped with a wireless charger, electric sunroof, ambient lighting and a massive 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Under the hood, the turbocharged variant is available with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit with overall output rated at 118BHP and 172Nm. Check more details related to Hyundai i20 here.

Specifications

Hyundai i20 Turbo
Engine 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol
Power 118BHP
Torque 172Nm
Key Highlights
  • Wireless charger
  • Electric sunroof
  • Ambient lighting
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.8.78 Lakhs to Rs.11.48 Lakhs

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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